Celebrity breakups dominated Hollywood news last year. For every Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce, Gigi Hadid and Bradley Cooper, there were dozens of high-profile splits—including Swift and Joe Alwyn, Kendall Jenner and Bad Bunny, Chris Appleton and Lukas Gage, Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner. Though some were less shocking (and messy) than others, many of our favorite celebrities’ personal lives were unfortunately thrown for a loop—and it looks like much of the same will happen throughout 2024. Here, the biggest breakups of the year so far.
Charli D’Amelio and Landon Barker
Young love comes, young loves goes. Gen Z power couple Charli D’Amelio and Landon Barker have broken up after more than a year of dating. Barker shared the news via Instagram story on February 7th.
“Hey everyone, I would like to let you guys know that Charli and I are no longer together,” the 20-year-old son of Travis Barker and Shanna Moakler wrote. “We broke up to focus on ourselves. We are still friends and have so much love for each other.”
The singer explained that he was “incredibly grateful” for the time he spent with the TikToker. D’Amelio has yet to comment on the breakup.
D’Amelio and Barker began their relationship in the summer of 2022—just over a year later, Barker unveiled a tattoo of the 19-year-old TikToker’s eye on his arm. “My only thought was, ‘You have to tell my dad that you just got this.’ But my parents thought it was cool and so did his,” D’Amelio explained at the time.
Barry Keoghan and Alyson Sandro
Barry Keoghan and his longtime girlfriend Alyson Sandro have gone their separate ways. The Saltburn star appeared to confirm his split from Sandro, after the pair welcomed their first child in 2022, during a new interview with GQ.
The actor kept his comments on his ex brief, telling the publication that “She’s done a great job, and she’s an incredible mother.” Keoghan’s recent comments come after sources told The Sun that the pair had decided to split after the birth of their son Brando (named after the actor Marlon Brando).
“They’ve grown apart over recent months, and things have finally come to a head,” a source told the outlet in July 2023, claiming that Keoghan’s “partying caused arguments.”
Following his breakup from Sandro, Keoghan has been linked to singer Sabrina Carpenter in recent months after the pair were spotted together in December. Rumors that the pair would be making their couples debut at the Golden Globe Awards didn’t come to fruition, but insiders say that “Alyson and Barry still communicate for the sake of Brando, and he has been open about his new relationship.”
Sam Smith and Christian Cowan
Sam Smith and Christian Cowan have left their relationship in 2023. On January 2nd, news emerged that the singer and fashion designer have gone their separate ways after one year of dating. Per the Daily Mail, the split is amicable and Smith has already signed up for celebrity dating app, Raya.
“Sam and Christian decided to end their relationship before Christmas,” the source told the outlet. “They’re still friends and will continue to support each other in their respective careers but for now they have separated,” adding that “Sam has signed back up to dating app Raya and is already connecting with new people. It’s a new year and fresh start for them.”
The couple were first linked in January 2023 after Cowan designed costumes for Smith’s music video “I’m Not Here to Make Friends.” Smith attended Cowan’s New York Fashion Week show a month later and chaotically serenaded guests during the designer’s September presentation in Paris.