See all the couples who have broken up this year

It’s always upsetting when a celebrity couple ends their relationship.

In 2013, 50 famous pairs broke up. That’s 100 stars left heartbroken over 12 months.

Some of these lovebirds had only been together for a few months. Others got divorced after years of marriage, while a few broke up with partners they have children with.

In our gallery, the first star split of the year comes from One Direction’s Harry Styles and his girlfriend Taylor Swift on 7 January.

The pair are reported to have had a huge fight in the Caribbean island of Virgin Gouda after a 65-day relationship.

Liberty Ross files for divorce from husband Rupert Sanders at the end of that month.

The news comes six months after Snow White And The Huntsman director Rupert was caught cheating with Kristen Stewart. The pair wed 10 years earlier and have two kids together.

Later on in the year, Geordie Shore’s Vicky Pattison calls off her engagement to co-star Ricci Guarnaccio and Anthea Turner’s marriage to Grant Bovey breaks down.

In summer, Nigella Lawson and husband Charles Saatchi go their separate ways.

The pair call it quits a month after Charles is photographed grabbing Nigella’s throat outside restaurant Scott’s Of Mayfair.

Nearer the end of 2013, news emerges that Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom’s marriage is over. Kris and Bruce Jenner also confirm that they’re living apart.

The final star split of the year goes to ex-TOWIE girl Lauren Goodger. She opens up about how love has died between her and Jake McLean on Christmas Eve.

When two famous faces go it alone, they generally have to confirm it somehow.

Many release statements explaining the status of their romances. This is how Tamzin Outhwaite and Tom Ellis break their news, alongside Denise Van Outen and Lee Mead.

Some prefer to speak directly to their fans on Twitter. Tulisa Contostavlos, Shona McGarty and Kelly Brook all use this method.

Others choose not to immediately reveal that they’re no longer with their other halves. Cheryl Cole’s break-up from Tre Holloway is secret for four months.

Which star split are you most shocked about?

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