Celebrity breakups from 2012 included some of the most high-profile splits, a few we saw coming, and a few we didn't. The celeb couples who split in 2012 are countless, but these few stood out from the pack as the most notable the year had to offer.
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Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy
Reality TV star Bethenny Frankel and her husband, businessman Jason Hoppy, separated in December of 2012, after almost three years of marriage. Frankel and Hoppy have one child together: 2 1/2 year old Bryn. When Frankel and Hoppy married in March of 2010, Bethenny was seven months pregnant. Frankel and Hoppy began dating in late 2008.
Emily Maynard and Jef Holm
Add Emily Maynard and Jef Holm to the growing list of Bachelorette couples who've called it quits. According to reports, Emily and Jef, who got engaged during the big Bachelorette finale in July 2012, failed to go the distance: They have called off their engagement. Emily Maynard has now been engaged twice: Once to Brad Womack, who chose her on The Bachelor, and once to Holm, the man she picked on The Bachelorette. Will she try again? That remains to be seen, but for now, it's just Emily and her daughter, Ricki.
Taylor Swift and Connor Kennedy
Alas, the fairytale romance between country songbird Taylor Swift and Connor Kennedy, the son of Robert Kennedy Jr., is kaput. Swift and Kennedy's romance lasted throughout the summer of 2012, with many speculating that things wouldn't last, largely because of the age difference (Swifty is 22, Kennedy is 18). Now the question is: How badly will Taylor Swift skewer Connor Kennedy on her next album?
Rhea Perlman and Danny DeVito
In a true celebrity break up shocker, actress Rhea Perlman and her husband of 30 years, actor Danny DeVito, opted to separate in October of 2012. Perlman and DeVito first met in 1970; they married in 1982. They have three children together. No reason was given for the split and close friends, including Perlman's former 'Cheers' co-star John Ratzenberger, expressed shock over the breakup.
Courtney Robertson and Ben Flajnik
Courtney Robertson and Ben Flajnik became the latest couple from ABC's 'The Bachelor' to call things off. The couple, who dated for nine months, decided to call it quits in October of 2012. In a statement, Courtney and Ben said that they'd begun to "grow apart" and that they needed "to focus on our respective careers." Within days of the announcement, Courtney was romantically linked to 2012 'Bachelor' runner-up Arie Luyendyk Jr.
Cruise and Holmes had been married for 5 years when they announced that they planned to divorce. The couple had wed in 2006 in an Italian castle. (Cruise was 49 at the time of their wedding, Holmes was 33.) Together, the couple has a 6 year old daughter, named Suri. It marked the third marriage for Tom Cruise, who had previously been wed to Nicole Kidman and Mimi Rogers. The marriage was Holmes's first.
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Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis
Depp and Paradis were together for nearly 14 years before officially calling it quits in June of 2012. Depp's publicist says the couple "amicably separated," and asked for privacy for themselves and their two children (Lily-Rose and Jack).