Is there nothing more fickle than the heart of a celebrity?
Considering our own short-lived affairs, probably not, but their relationships are fraught with more challenges than the average courtship. Between hectic schedules, the paparazzi and the long distance, it’s no wonder why Hollywood couples call it quits so often.
Here are six celebrity relationships that ended this summer.
Zac Efron and Michelle Rodriguez
There are those relationships we hoped would have lasted forever, and then there are those that were only meant to be a fling. Zac and Michelle’s relationship was a fling.
The two were first spotted kissing each other while vacationing with pals in Italy back in July, and just when we were done scratching our heads, it was over. At least we got one good romantic, super-manly (on Zac’s part) horseback riding photo out of it. For those curious, Zac hasn’t been linked with anyone since while Michelle was recently spotted out and about with her former fling, model Cara Delevinge.
Nicholas Hoult and Jennifer Lawrence
Nick and Jen were our ideal couple: she has a firecracker of a personality while he was more of a reserved soul, balancing each other out quite well.
They met while working together on X-Men: First Class back in 2010. They broke up for the first time just before Jennifer went on a highly successful red carpet circuit in 2012/2013, scooping up an Oscar for Silver Linings Playbook in the process. They reunited just in time for last winter’s round of award shows, but reports of their split surfaced in August. Jennifer has since been linked to GOOP-less Coldplay frontman Chris Martin.
Ansel Elgort and Violetta Komyshan
The Fault in our Stars actor met his dancer girlfriend while they were both attending New York City’s prestigious LaGuardia High School but only stepped out publicly for the first time during Paris Menswear Fashion Week in June. They reportedly split up in August with sources citing Ansel’s busy work schedule as the source of tension.
Ariana Grande and Jai Brooks
The pop singer and the Australian prankster first began dating in 2012 but split up after 11 months. Ariana struck up a new relationship with The Wanted’s Nathan Sykes in the meantime, breaking things off after three months together. Ariana was then spotted kissing Jai backstage at iHeartRadio Music Awards in May, shortly confirming the news on their respective Twitter accounts. Sadly, their on-and-off love story ended in August. Ariana has now been linked to rapper Big Sean just as the two were caught holding hands backstage at the MTV VMAs.
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon
The couple who sent the Internet in a tizzy with each and every hilarious couple photo is dunzo. Mariah and Nick announced their separation last week, which was around the same time Nick stopped wearing his wedding band while hosting America’s Got Talent. The two have an adorable set of three-year-old twins together, Moroccan and Monroe.
Sarah Hyland and Matt Prokop
After appearing on the red carpet without him, reps for the Modern Family star confirmed that she and her actor boyfriend of five years have called it quits. The two met while auditioning for the third High School Musical movie in 2008. The couple moved in two years later. Matt was even by her side as Sarah underwent a kidney transplant surgery in 2012 in response to her lifelong battle with kidney dysplasia.