Multiple celebrity breakups in 2023 shook the entertainment industry less than halfway into the year. Even the most beloved romances still came to an end.
The start of 2023 wasn’t kind enough for some esteemed Hollywood couples. While the likes of Marlo Thomas and Phil Donahue withstood the test of time, the same could not be said for the romance of these twosomes.
From award-winning actors to reality TV stars saw their marriages come to a close. Though it may sound like a surprise to fans, some of these couples had separated for months. However, despite splitting up, others remained friends.
Jeremy Allen White and Addison Timlin
US actor Jeremy Allen White (L) and his wife actress Addison Timlin arrive to the Los Angeles premiere of FX’s “The Bear” held at Goya Studios on June 20, 2022 in Los Angeles, California | Source: Getty Images
The “Bear” star Jeremy Allen White and his estranged wife Addison Timlin are the latest pair to end their decade-long relationship. Timlin reportedly filed for divorce on May 11 after three years of marriage.
Only months ago, White gushed about how “grateful” he was to the actress as he accepted the Golden Globe award for best musical or comedic actor. “Addison Timlin, I love you deep in my bones; thank you for all that you do, thank you for everything that you’ve done,” he said.
Kim Zolciak and Kroy Biermann
Kroy Biermann and Kim Zolciak Biermann attend Kim Zolciak’s Birthday Party on May 6, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia | Source: Getty Images
“Real Housewives of Atlanta” alum Kim Zolciak and former partner Kroy Biermann filed for legal separation earlier this month. A report revealed that Biermann submitted his paperwork on May 5, citing their 11-year marriage to be “irrevocably broken.”
The ex-NFL star requested sole legal and physical custody of their four underaged children: Kroy Jr., Kash, Kaia, and Kane. Reps of the couple denied rumors of an open marriage and alleged infidelity.
Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner
Christine Baumgartner and Kevin Costner attend the premiere of Paramount Pictures’ “Yellowstone” at Paramount Studios on June 11, 2018 in Hollywood, California | Source: Getty Images
Kevin Costner’s wife of 18 years Christine Baumgartner, 49, reportedly cited “irreconcilable differences” in her divorce filing on May 2. The actor’s representative spoke up on his behalf and said, “It is with great sadness that circumstances beyond his control have transpired which have resulted in Mr. Costner having to participate in a dissolution of marriage action.”
The actor’s demanding schedule became too difficult for Baumgartner, and his extended absences had taken its toll on their relationship. The exes last appeared in public together at the Oscars in March. A source debunked any cheating allegations as the “Yellowstone” actor reportedly wanted the mother of his three kids back.
Jimmie Allen and Alexis Gale
Jimmie Allen and Alexis Gale attend the 2022 CMT Music Awards at Nashville Municipal Auditorium on April 11, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee | Source: Getty Images
Country music star Jimmie Allen and pregnant wife Alexis Gale decided to go on their separate ways on April 21. In a statement on his Instagram account, the singer opened up about their decision and said that Gale is expecting their third child.
The breakup came after a woman, only revealed as Jane Doe accused Allen of sexual abuse and harassment for almost two years. The former couple officially filed for divorce on April 28, with the singer asking for joint custody of their two little kids. However, he reportedly requested their children to live primarily with Gale.
Shannen Doherty and Kurt Iswarienko
Actress Shannen Doherty and Kurt Iswarienko attend Hollywood Unites For The 5th Biennial Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), A Program Of The Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) at Walt Disney Concert Hall on September 9, 2016 in Los Angeles, California | Source: Getty Images
“Beverly Hills, 90210” star Shannen Doherty split from her husband, Kurt Iswarienko, after 11 years of marriage. Her publicist Leslie Sloane said that divorce was the last thing Doherty wanted. “Unfortunately, she felt she was left with no other option,” she added.
The actress battles a recurrence of breast cancer that progressed to stage 4 after her first diagnosis in 2015. Asked about how she’s doing at the 90s Con in March, she said, “I’m feeling great, thank you! This crowd is amazing!”
Drew Sidora and Ralph Pittman
FEBRUARY 10: Drew Sidora and Ralph Pittman attend the Atlanta screening of Lifetime’s “Line Sisters” at IPIC Theaters at Colony Square on February 10, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia | Source: Getty Images
“After eight years of wholeheartedly fighting for my marriage, I have made the agonizing decision to release my husband with love,” “RHOA” star Drew Sidora said in a statement after announcing her separation from husband Ralph Pittman.
The ex-lovers welcomed two children together, while the “That’s So Raven” star had a son from a previous relationship. Last year, Sidora planned to fight for the marriage, even changing counselors while they continue to “keep doing the work.”
Eva Marcille and Michael Sterling
Michael Sterling and actress Eva Marcille attend the 9th Annual Celebration 4 A Cause Fashion Show at King Plow Arts Center on December 22, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia | Source: Getty Images
Another “RHOA” star pulled the plug on her marriage this year. Eva Marcille ended her marriage to Michael Sterling after four years. “This has been one of the hardest decisions I have ever had to make, but sometimes life takes your journey in a direction you were not expecting,” she said.
Amid the separation, the exes said their children remain their top priority, but the “Y&R” actress seeks legal and primary custody of their kids. The former beauty queen officially filed for divorce on March 23.
Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth
Actor Reese Witherspoon (L) and Jim Toth attend the 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California | Source: Getty Images
Reese Witherspoon, 47, and Jim Toth, 52, announced their breakup in late March. In a since-deleted Instagram post, the parents of one said:
“We have enjoyed so many wonderful years together and are moving forward with deep love, kindness, and mutual respect for everything we have created together.”
The actress’ divorce documents revealed that a pre-nuptial arrangement is in place as well as her request for joint custody of their son, Tennessee James, 10. The “Legally Blonde” star also has two children, Ava, 23, and Deacon, 19, from a previous marriage to Ryan Philippe.