Celebrity Couples Who’ve Split Amid the Coronavirus Quarantine


Not all celebrity couples were able to outlast the coronavirus quarantine and remain an item. Stars such as Colton Underwood and Cassie Randolph and Julianne Hough and Brooks Laich have gone their separate ways amid the health crisis.

The Bachelor’s Underwood and Randolph called it quits in May 2020 after making it through the former football player testing positive for COVID-19 in March and quarantining with Randolph’s family as he recovered.

“It’s been a crazy few months to say the least, Cass and I have been doing a lot of self-reflecting,” the former Bachelor wrote via Instagram on May 29. “Sometimes people are just meant to be friends – and that’s okay. We both have grown immensely and been through so much together – so this isn’t the end of our story, it’s the start of a whole new chapter for us.”

The Orange County native commented on Underwood’s announcement with two red heart emojis and then shared her own tribute to their relationship.

“I love Colton very much and have an enormous amount of respect for him,” she wrote. “We have both learned and grown so much these past couple years, and will always have each others back. Always.”

Hough and Laich announced their split on May 29 after two years of marriage, while quarantining in two different states.

“We have lovingly and carefully taken the time we have needed to arrive at our decision to separate,” the pair said in a joint statement. “We share an abundance of love and respect for one another and will continue to lead with our hearts from that place. We kindly request your compassion and respect for our privacy moving forward.”

Ahead of their breakup, Us Weekly exclusively reported on April 17 that the Dancing With the Stars judge and former hockey player were “not doing well.” Although they started quarantine together in March, by April, Laich was in Idaho, while Hough was in L.A.

Flipping Out alum Jeff Lewis announced his split from boyfriend Scott Anderson on May 4, during his SiriusXM show, Jeff Lewis Live, noting the pressures that were brought on during the pandemic.

“The last eight weeks has been kind of rough,” he explained the time. “He’s had a lot of anxiety, a lot of frustration, and it got to a point where I felt that he was hypercritical of me. It was a lot of negativity and always complaining.”

Lewis continued: “We speak two different languages. And for me, I need more affirmation and acknowledgment and those kinds of things once in a while. The beating me up and the hypercriticism, it just became suffocating to me.”

Scroll down to see which couples called it quits amid the coronavirus quarantine, including Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler and Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart, beginning in March 2020.

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Nicole O’Brien and Bryce Hirschberg

Us confirmed on May 31 that the Too Hot to Handle couple had broken things off after more than a year of dating. Although the two didn’t date on the Netflix show, they formed a connection once filming wrapped in April 2019.

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Colton Underwood and Cassie Randolph

The couple, who fell in love on season 23 of The Bachelor, announced their split on May 29. The pair had been quarantining together with Randolph’s family earlier in the spring, and got through Underwood testing positive for the virus, before calling it quits. “It’s been a crazy few months to say the least, Cass and I have been doing a lot of self-reflecting,” Underwood wrote via Instagram. “Sometimes people are just meant to be friends — and that’s okay. We both have grown immensely and been through so much together — so this isn’t the end of our story, it’s the start of a whole new chapter for us.”

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Julianne Hough and Brooks Laich

Hough and Laich announced their separation on May 29, after nearly three years of marriage. “We have lovingly and carefully taken the time we have needed to arrive at our decision to separate,” the estranged pair said in a joint statement. “We share an abundance of love and respect for one another and will continue to lead with our hearts from that place.” The news came after the Utah native began quarantining separately from the former hockey star in April.

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Thomas Middleditch and Mollie Gates

The Silicon Valley star and his wife separated on May 22 after four years of marriage. The costume designer filed for divorce from the actor on May 28, months after Middleditch revealed the pair had an open marriage.

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Sofia Richie and Scott Disick

Us confirmed on May 27 that the pair had broken up after nearly three years together. Their split came shortly after Disick’s brief rehab stint for treatment for “past traumas” as the quarantine took a “toll on him.”

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Lili Reinhart and Cole Sprouse

Eight months after rekindling their romance, the Riverdale costars called it quits again in May 2020. The breakup came after Sprouse’s TV dad, Skeet Ulrich, and his girlfriend, Megan Blake Irwin, said the pair “were a very cute couple” during an Instagram Live days earlier. Throughout quarantine, the duo were living in separate spaces, with Sprouse quarantining with costar KJ Apa.

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Whitney Way Thore and Chase Severino

The TLC star announced on May 21 via Instagram that she was no longer engaged to Severino after he got another woman pregnant. “Chase and I are no longer engaged,” the My Big Fat Fabulous Life star wrote. “After experiencing a lot of ups and downs and still living apart, Chase reconnected with a woman with whom he has had a long history. Chase recently told me this information and the fact that it had resulted in a pregnancy. Chase will be a father in October.”

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Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green

The Beverly Hills, 90210 alum confirmed on May 18 that he and Fox had called it quits after nearly 10 years of marriage. “I will always love her,” Green said during an episode of his “…With Brian Austin Green” podcast. “And I know she will always love me and I know as far as a family what we have built is really cool and really special.” The pair share sons, Noah, Bodhi and Journey.

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Jaime King and Kyle Newman

The Hart of Dixie alum filed for divorce from Newman on May 18 at a Los Angeles court. At the time, King also submitted a request for a temporary restraining order and an emergency motion related to child custody and visitation. She was “partially granted” the restraining order, which forbids Newman from being “within 100 yards” of her, while the emergency motion was denied by a judge. The two share sons James and Leo.

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Jill Martin and Erik Brooks

“This pandemic has taken a toll on so many aspects of life — it’s such a difficult time for everyone,” the Today contributor told the New York Post’s Page Six in a statement on May 17. “Erik is the most magnificent person, but with him living in Boston with his children, and me living in New York, the distance just became too difficult for us to maintain the kind of relationship that’s important to us both.” The couple’s breakup came one year after their engagement.

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Olivier Sarkozy and Mary-Kate Olsen

Us confirmed on May 13 that the pair filed for divorce after five years of marriage. The Full House alum lodged an emergency divorce petition on May 14 with the New York City courts amid the coronavirus pandemic, which was rejected while the courts were undergoing an eight-week moratorium due to the health crisis. Once the restrictions were lifted, Olsen’s legal team filed her divorce papers officially. She originally signed a petition for divorce on April 17, which was stalled due to the COVID-19 holdups.

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Caterina Scorsone and Rob Giles

After 10 years of marriage, the Grey’s Anatomy star filed for divorce on May 8 from Giles. The two share three kids, Eliza Alva Angelica, Paloma Michaela and Arwen Lucinda Jane.

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Catt Sadler and Nick LaKind

After sharing photos together amid the quarantine in early spring, Sadler confirmed she split from her on-again, off-again boyfriend in May. “I suffered a break up [sic]. My best friend and I are letting go in love,” she wrote in a newsletter to fans. “It hurts. A lot.”

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Ray J and Princess Love

Princess Love filed for divorce from the singer on May 5, after nearly four years of marriage. The breakup came four months after they welcomed son Epik, their second child together.

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Jeff Lewis and Scott Anderson

“The last eight weeks has been kind of rough,” the Flipping Out alum said during a May 4 episode of his SiriusXM show, Jeff Lewis Live, announcing his split from Anderson. “He’s had a lot of anxiety, a lot of frustration, and it got to a point where I felt that he was hypercritical of me. It was a lot of negativity and always complaining.” Lewis added: “The beating me up and hypercriticism, it just became suffocating to me.”

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Matthew Perry and Molly Hurwitz

The couple’s split was revealed on May 1, four months after Us exclusively reported the Friends alum and talent manager were dating.

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Stacey Dash and Jeffrey Marty

The Clueless actress announced her split from Marty after two years of marriage, on April 30 via Instagram. “My husband and I have made the hard decision of ending our marriage,” she wrote. “After much prayer, I feel this is the right path for both of us. I wish him nothing but the best.”

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Jay Cutler and Kristin Cavallari

Following an extended three-week stay in the Bahamas amid the pandemic in March, Cavallari filed for divorce from Cutler after seven years of marriage upon the family’s return to Nashville. The Hills alum announced the separation via Instagram on April 26, writing, “With great sadness, after 10 years together we have come to a loving conclusion to get a divorce.” The two share three children, Camden, Jaxon and Saylor.

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Noah Centineo and Alexis Ren

The To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before star and model split on April 24, one month after they unfollowed each over on Instagram. Us broke the news after a source revealed that “they broke up a few weeks ago.”

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Kathryn Dunn and Nick Maccarone

Us broke the news that the Big Brother pair split on April 20, less than a year after their showmance on season 21 began. “The whole timing of the [COVID-19] quarantine really took a toll,” Dunn told Us exclusively.

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Charli D’Amelio and Chase Hudson

The TikTok stars announced their split on April 13. “It hurts me to say this, but we’ve decided that this is what’s best for both of us,” D’Amelio wrote via her Instagram Stories, noting the pair are “still close friends.”

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Colbie Caillat and Justin Young

After 10 years together, the “Bubbly” singer announced the end of her engagement to Young on April 2. “This is difficult for us to share, but we want to be honest with you all. After 10 wonderful years, Justin and I have ended our relationship,” a joint message from the former couple read. “We started out as best friends and we will continue to be best friends. And we will continue to work and make music together, as we always have.” The two have since continued to collaborate on music amid quarantine.

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Jurnee Smollett and Josiah Bell

Us broke the news that the Friday Night Lights alum filed for divorce from Bell after nearly 10 years of marriage on March 27. The two share son Hunter.

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Grace Gummer and Tay Strathairn

The Newsroom alum filed for divorce from the keyboardist on March 23 after secretly marrying in 2019. The estranged couple first met in 1993, when Gummer’s mother, Meryl Streep, and Strathairn’s father, David Strathairn, costarred in The River Wild.

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