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50 Celebrities Who Broke Off Engagements

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This list contains information about celebrities who broke off engagements, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Several famous actors, musicians, and models have broke off engagements. Some of these celebrities never even got around to setting a wedding date, while others called off their engagements just days before they were set to be married.

Who is the most famous person who called off an engagement? Megan Fox tops our list. In 2009, Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green broke off their engagement. The couple later reconciled and became engaged again on June 1, 2010. They were married on June 24, 2010 and now have two sons. Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck became engaged in November 2002. The couple split in 2004.

In 1997, Gwyneth Paltrow broke off her engagement to Brad Pitt because she wasn't ready for marriage. Julia Roberts and Kiefer Sutherland announced their engagement in August 1990. Roberts called off their engagement just three days before their wedding because Sutherland was rumored to have had an affair with a stripper. On the day of their scheduled wedding, Roberts flew to Ireland with Sutherland's friend, Jason Patric.

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  • Katie Holmes
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    Katie Holmes and Cris Klein were engaged in 2003, but they broke it off in 2005.
    • Age: 37
    • Birthplace: Toledo, Ohio, USA
  • Sienna Miller
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    Sienna Miller and Jude Law broke off their engagement in 2006, amidst rumors that Miller was having an affair with Daniel Craig and Law admitting to sleeping with his kids' nanny.
    • Age: 38
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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  • In 2007, it was announced that Kate Moss and Pete Doherty were engaged. The couple spit later that year.
    • Age: 41
    • Birthplace: Croydon, London, England

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  • Courteney Cox
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    Courteney Cox was previously engaged to Michael Keaton, but the couple ended their six-year relationship in 1995.
    • Age: 51
    • Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

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