Photos: The big, bad and ugly celebrity break-ups of 2016

Updated: Jan 02, 2017, 08:31
  • Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif
    The year 2016 started on a sour note for Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif fans as the couple broke up in February. The two apparently fell in love on the sets of 'Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani' (2009). The ex-couple will be seen together on screen in Anurag Basu's 'Jagga Jasoos'
  • Malaika Arora and Arbaaz Khan
    After months of speculation, Arbaaz Khan and Malaika Arora confirmed their separation by stating that they are on a break and taking time out to figure out their lives. The rumours of the couple's split started when it was reported that Malaika had moved out of their home in Bandra and shifted to an apartment in Khar with their son Arhaan. the couple filed for divorce in November
  • Farhan Akhtar and Adhuna Bhabani
    After months of speculation, Bollywood actor-director Farhan Akhtar and wife Adhuna Akhtar decided to part ways after 16 years of marriage in January. Though there were many theories behind the split, the Akhtars maintained that it is just 'a matter of growing apart' over the years. Even though Adhuna is six years older to Farhan, it never was an issue for the couple who seemed blissfully happy till the stories of their rift started making the rounds
  • Sushant Singh Rajput and Ankita Lokhande
    Close on the heels of Ranbir Kapoor-Katrina Kaif and Farhan Akhtar-Adhuna Bhabani break-ups, Sushant Singh Rajput and Ankita Lokhande hit a rough patch. After dating for close to six years, reports of trouble in their relationship started surfacing, though Sushant had announced he would tie the knot with Ankita. The couple broke up in March this year
  • Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
    Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from actor-husband Brad Pitt in September after two years of marriage citing irreconcilable differences. The news comes as a heartbreak for 'Brangelina' fans. Angelina Jolie asked for physical custody of the couple's six children. One of the most celebrated Hollywood couples, Jolie-Pitt tied the knot in August 2014 after 10 years of togetherness. Pic/AFP
  • Kamal Haasan and Gautami Tadimalla
    Actress Gautami Tadimalla in November confirmed that she is no longer staying together with actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan. Explaining the reason for parting ways, she said their paths had irreversibly diverged and it had taken her a long time to accept this truth. "It is heartbreaking for me to have to say today that I and Mr. Haasan are no longer together. After almost 13 years together, it has been one of the most devastating decisions that I have ever had to make in my life," Gautami wrote on her blog. Although not married, Gautami Tadimalla and Kamal Haasan were staying together for over a decade
  • Vivian Dsena and Vahbiz Dorabjee
    TV world's adorable couple, Vivian Dsena and Vahbiz Dorabjee, separated after their marriage hit a rough patch. It came as a shock to the small screen industry folk, but the two were said to be facing compatibility issues. Though the two are no longer living together, reports suggest Vivian and Vahbiz aren't opting for divorce yet. The two are taking time off from each other to resolve their issues. The telly couple tied the knot in 2013 after falling in love on the sets of 'Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani'
  • Om Puri and Nandita
    Veteran actor Om Puri and wife Nandita opted for judicial separation after 26 years of marriage in February. Puri and Nandita decided to live separately without going for a divorce with the actor getting visiting rights to son Ishaan, 18, after things turned ugly between them following her biography of the actor. Nandita and Puri's differences came out in open with the release of his biography 'Unlikely Hero: The Story of Om Puri' that his wife wrote. Puri felt Nandita exposed his past relationships in the book in a disrespectful manner
  • Richa Chadha and Frank Gastambide
    Richa Chadha parted ways with French actor-director Franck Gastambide whom she met at Cannes Film Festival last May. Industry insiders suggest that the long distance factor brought their relationship to an end. According to a source, Richa was the one who decided to part ways and Franck, too, did not put in any effort to give their relationship more time and sort things out
  • Kavita Kaushik and Nawab Shah
    Kavita Kaushik and Nawab Shah called it quits in July. The two had been in a relationship for years, but had always kept it discreet. There was buzz that the two would be taking their relationship to the next level. But things soured between them when talk about marriage came up. Speculation is rife that the differences in their family backgrounds became an issue and allegedly Kavita's family were not too happy with Nawab
  • Priyadarshan and Lissy Lakshmi
    Popular Malayalam actress Lissy Lakshmi in September confirmed that her marriage with filmmaker Priyadarshan has officially ended after both of them signed the legal documents in a court in Chennai. Calling the procedure an ordeal, she said she now feels relieved. Following differences of opinion, the two had been living separately from 2014. They filed for divorce in March. Priyadarshan and Lissy had got married in 1990 after a brief romance, but the marriage was not a smooth affair. Before the wedding, following media reports that Priyadarshan's parents were looking for a bride for him, a heartbroken Lissy tried to end her life but she was rushed to a hospital and saved. Following this incident, the two got married and settled down in Chennai. They have two children. The actress quit films after the marriage
  • Soundarya and Ashwin Ramkumar
    Superstar Rajinikanth's younger daughter Soundarya confirmed in September that she has separated from her industrialist husband Ashwin Ramkumar and said that divorce talks are on. Reports about her troubled marriage had been doing the rounds for quite some time. Soundarya, who is a graphic designer and filmmaker, finally addressed the reports saying she and her husband have been living separately for the past one year. "News about my marriage is true. We have been separated for over a year and divorce talks are on. I request all to respect my family's privacy," the 'Kochadaiiyaan' director tweeted. Soundarya and Ashwin tied the knot at a grand wedding ceremony in 2010 which was attended by the who's who of the film, politics, and business world. They have a son Ved. Pic/Ashwin Ramkumar's Twitter account
  • Johnny Depp and Amber Heard
    Johnny Depp and Amber Heard separated in May after just 15 months of marriage. Amber Heard filed for divorce from the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' actor citing irreconcilable differences as the reason of their split. Depp and Heard met while co-starring in the 2011 film 'The Rum Diary'
  • Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris
    Pop star Taylor Swift and Scottish DJ Calvin Harris called time on their relationship after 15 months of dating in June this year. The pair first stepped out together in April 2015 after hitting it off at the 2015 Brit Awards
  • Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston
    Singer Taylor Swift and British actor Tom Hiddleston parted ways in September after three months of dating. Singer Taylor Swift and British actor Tom Hiddleston have parted ways after three months of dating
  • Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber
    Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber parted ways in September after being in a relationship for 11 years. The duo, who have two children together -- Alexander and Samuel -- announced their break-up in a joint statement. "Over the past few months we've come to the conclusion that the best way forward for us as a family is to separate as a couple," the duo said in the statement. "It is with great love, respect, and friendship in our hearts that we look forward to raising our children together and exploring this new phase of our relationship," they added. Pic/AFP
  • Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney
    Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney are 'taking a break' from each other. In July, the 'Pokerface' hitmaker - who got engaged to the 'Chicago Fire' star in February 2015 - urged her fans to keep rooting for them as they cope with the 'long-distance and complicated schedules' that keep them apart. Captioning a picture of the pair of them on Instagram, she wrote: "Taylor and I have always believed we are soulmates. Just like all couples we have ups and downs, and we have been taking a break. We are both ambitious artists, hoping to work through long-distance and complicated schedules to continue the simple love we have always shared. Please root us on. We're just like everybody else and we really love each other."
  • Justin Bieber and Sofia Richie
    Singer Justin Bieber and Sofia Richie parted ways in September after six weeks together. Their short relationship had its fair share of drama. In mid-August, the 'Sorry' singer berated his fans for making negative comments towards his new girlfriend, and his ex Selena Gomez also waded into the mix. The on-and-off exes got into a verbal spat when Gomez gave Bieber some advice on a photo he posted of himself and Richie
  • Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart
    Actress Jennifer Lopez and boyfriend Casper Smart called it quits again in August. Lopez was first romantically linked to Smart, her former backup dancer, in 2011 following her split from husband Marc Anthony. They have been in an on-and-off relationship since then
  • Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman
    Actress Drew Barrymore filed for divorce from husband, Will Kopelman, in July, months after announcing their split. The couple started dating back in 2011. In April, Barrymore and Kopelman announced their split via joint statement. "Sadly, our family is separating legally, although we do not feel this takes away from us being a family," they said. Pic/AFP
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From Ranbir-Katrina to Brangelina, 2016 was the year of splits in the world of showbiz! As the year comes to an end, here's a look at shocking celebrity break-ups of 2016...