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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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  • Gwyneth Paltrow
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    In 1997, Gwyneth Paltrow broke off her engagement to Brad Pitt because she wasn't ready for marriage.
    • Age: 43
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Kate Hudson
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    Actress Kate Hudson and Muse singer Matt Bellamy became engaged in April 2011. A few months later their son, Bingham, was born. Four years after their engagement, in 2014, they called it off.
    • Age: 36
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Jennifer Lopez
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    Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck became engaged in November 2002. The couple split in 2004.
    • Age: 46
    • Birthplace: Castle Hill, New York City, New York, USA

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  • Miley Cyrus
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    In June 2012, Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth announced their engagement. They ended their relationship in September 2013.
    • Age: 27
    • Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America

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