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You remember what your mama told you, “Don’t sh*t where you eat.” In case, you never knew what that meant, basically don’t date anyone you work with because you’ll have to come back to that spot and it might stink or be incredibly messy. That saying is so true. But a whole hell of a lot of people meet folks at work. Some of these celebrities met their significant others at work while others didn’t. But all of these people ended up working with people they once dated. See who I’m talking about.
So many celebrity couples called it quits this year let alone within the last couple of months. We recently compiled a list of celebrities — like Ciara and Future — who called off their engagements. But since this slideshow’s publication, there have been not only more engagement call offs, but celebrity breakups and divorces. Here’s another list of celebrities who gave up on their marriages, engagements and relationships. What’s really going on, Hollywood?!
When Jennifer Hudson was first introduced to the world through “American Idol,” she was in a long-term relationship with her childhood friend James. Sadly, their love didn’t survive the fame and fortune.
“Yeah, I grew up with him… His name was James. We used to call him ‘Bear, Bear,’” she told Necole Bitchie. “But he was my childhood sweetheart. He has a baby now. He moved to somewhere else. So that’s all I know about him now. Yeah, we all grew up together.”
Though she wouldn’t disclose what actually caused their split, the “Spotlight” singer dispelled rumors that her success had something to do with it.
“I think [him proposing if I won an Oscar] was a made up story at the time.”
“When we broke up, it wasn’t the fame,” she continued. “I don’t want to put his business out there. It ain’t my place to tell. And maybe that’s a part of the private side to Jennifer but I just like to give people their respect to be honest. And he’s kind of like family to this day and I’m not going to put him on blast. I’m not going to do him like that.”
She did, however, share that she’s the one who called off the 8-year relationship.
“It was my choice [to breakup]. Definitely. But it was nothing new or foreign like nothing out of the blue like he didn’t know what was going on. It had nothing to do with my fame at all. It was not an issue pertaining to that.”
And while she doesn’t credit fame for the demise of her relationship with James, she did share that it makes building something meaningful a bit challenging.
“It is difficult with [this] type of lifestyle and being a strong woman and being in any type of relationship. Which I’ve eventually come to learn when dealing with people. Or males at times have issues when they are with a successful woman. Or even, it’s weird. And I mean that in general. Across the board. It’s something I’ve noticed in a lot of situations when it comes to successful women or strong women.”
Check out Jennifer’s full interview over at Necole Bitchie.
“He Lied To Me The Entire Time” Model Carmen Ortega Says Jason Derulo Was Cheating On Jordin With Her
Jason Derulo swears that he didn’t cheat on Jordin Sparks. But model, Carmen Ortega, has a different story.
Ortega told STAR Magazine that she had a one-month fling with Derulo while he was still dating Sparks.
Ortega said she met Derulo last summer through mutual friends at a recording studio. She claims shortly after meeting, the two quickly began an intimate relationship.
“We dated for a month. We went out in public with friends a few times, so I assumed he didn’t have a girlfriend.”
Ortega said that when she finally realized that Derulo, at least publicly, was still very much involved with Jordin, she called things off.
“I cut ties with him immediately. He tried telling me their relationship was strictly fueled by management teams. He lied to me the entire time.”
The story is a little different than the one she told last summer when the two were first photographed together, on two separate occasions going into IHop at 3 am in the morning.
I kept going back and forth asking him ‘Are you with Jordin or are you not with Jordin?’ One day he’s like “we’re back together” the next he’d say “we’re not together.” He acted like they were on and off. With Jason I asked him about an interview where he said he and Jordin were discussing marriage and he told me, ‘It’s not even like that, we’re not that serious. I was like ‘You’re going on interviews and saying certain things’ and he was saying, ‘It’s all fake it’s just press.’
She seems like a good person and a good girl and that’s why I want nothing to do with that situation anymore because I look at it like what a piece of isht of a guy to be doing that to her for so long. She is really in love with him – I feel bad about it.
If I was in a room with Jordin, I would tell her straight up your man is not a good man for you. You are too good for him. I just feel like she’s being played really bad. Men in Hollywood, he’s not the only one, there’s a lot of them.
For someone who claimed not to be dating him, she seemed really in her feelings about a co-worker, even back then. So it makes sense that now, the full story is coming out.
Who knows who to believe with these type of shenanigans. But Jason Derulo seems like the least trustworthy person in this story.
On the total opposite spectrum of the current Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa saga, are Jason Derulo and Jordin Sparks who are no longer item. Derulo, who was recently on Power 105’s Breakfast Club and Sparks, who was recently on the Wendy Williams show, have given very light details on what led to the demise of the relationship. There were reports that Derulo said the pressure for marriage was a factor in their breakup, despite him stating on numerous occasions that Sparks was “the one” and writing a song about the “American Idol” titled “Marry You.” Some women feel as if Derulo made a mistake in making his feelings about marrying Sparks public, while others feel there must’ve been some infidelity on Derulo’s part that negatively affected the relationship. Personally, I don’t think either was the case, but I’d like to address those assessments while offering my own opinion of what happened based on the limited amount of information I’ve gotten from both during their public statements.
Derulo, at some point during the relationship, thought Jordin Sparks was the woman he was going to marry. And said so. Publicly. There are some who are of the opinion that he likely should’ve kept that tidbit of information to himself unless he was absolutely sure he was going to pop the question. During his Breakfast Club interview, Derulo explained the song, stating he felt that way about her, but wrote the song as a sign of his commitment to the relationship and his hope that his future with Sparks would lead them to that point. That’s not necessarily the wrong thing to do, though Sparks said during her Wendy Williams interview that whatever pressure he might’ve felt, was probably self-inflicted. To a degree, Sparks is probably right. Derulo did mention there was pressure from family members with regards to him marrying Sparks and while I have no way of knowing that pressure was there prior to him making the song, public proclamations to do anything aren’t a good idea unless you’re 100% sure you’re going to do it.
I’m not an expert by any stretch of the imagination, and pop-culture is number 1000 on my list of “100 things I’m good at,” but after watching Sparks’ and Derulo’s interviews, I’m not sure why this is such an issue. Sparks is 24 and Derulo is 25. They’ve been together for three years. And then they called it quits. To quote Cam’ron from the classic movie Paid In Full, “(relationships die) everyday, b.” While it seems folks are searching for any reason to drag Derulo’s name through the mud (he was the one who initiated the break-up), he seemed to be very respectable in his handling of the questions during his interview. He claimed that he still loved her, didn’t rule out the chance they’d possibly reconcile, said he still stalks her Instagram photos and said he’d be hurt if she started dating someone else. I’m assuming in 2014, online stalking qualifies as a form of romance. In any event, it seems like two young people were involved in a serious relationship and quite possibly got in over their heads with one person opting to leave instead of stay beyond the point of no return. Seems like a smart decision to me.
At the end of the day, Jordin Sparks and Jason Derulo broke up and nobody knows why, but them. Yeah, it probably wasn’t the smartest idea on the planet for Jason to make public proclamations of his desire to marry Jordin but it doesn’t seem like that’s what broke the relationship up. With that said, I could definitely see how making that thought public could add an unnecessary pressure to a relationship with two people like Sparks and Derulo, who are already suffering the pressure of being celebrities in the celebrity-crazed era we live in now, especially at 24 and 25.
I’m not going to hold y’all long but can I just say that Jason Derulo is something else. His recent split with Jordin Sparks just makes me fully understand why so many celebrities are so guarded with their relationships…and rightly so. In fact, it’s a lesson that us regular folks might need as well: chill on broadcasting our relationships on social media. But y’all already read the story about that study. You know what it is.
My issue with Jason Derulo is the fact that he seems like the type of dude to use every thing, every little thing for the benefit of his career and public image.
After elevatorgate/Cartergate, I’m admittedly more skeptical of celebrity relationships. I don’t know what’s real. But perhaps you’ve observed that a celebrity’s stock goes up significantly when that person is in a relationship with another celebrity. It was the case with Bey and Jay, Will and Jada, Amber and Wiz, Future and Ciara and even Big Sean and Naya Rivera. We start talking about these people more when we know they’re dating, engaged or married. The lines between personal and professional are so blurred these days, a relationship, whether thriving or sinking, makes us more invested. And as reporters and bloggers are digging into their business, celebrities also have an opportunity to promote their latest creative endeavor. It’s a win win and everybody’s happy.
Don’t believe for one minute that Jason Derulo doesn’t know that. In fact, he may have known it for a long time. It’s the reason why Jason and Jordin showed up on red carpets, all hugged up together, in matching outfits.
It’s the reason why Jordin Sparks starred in Derulo’s “Marry Me” video.
And it’s the reason Derulo had to speak about the reason they broke, even after he said he wouldn’t.
In an interview with Ryan Seacrest, the host of “American Idol,” the show that “discovered” Jordin Sparks, Derulo said that the relationship became like an obligation and Jordin was pressuring him to get married.
Umm… I’m sure she did Jason. You put her in a video in a song called “Marry Me”! If it were me, I would have been asking for my ring as soon as the shoot wrapped.
And that song was released a whole year ago.
So yeah, I’m sure there was pressure.
I wasn’t going to say anything about Jason and Jordin because it is what it is. But then I saw this article asking whether or not women put too much emphasis on getting married with a picture of Jason and Jordin as the featured image. Of course we do. And society puts that pressure on us too. But there’s something to be said about a proposal for entrainment’s sake that isn’t followed up by a real one. I mean, if he wanted to write the song, why couldn’t he find a random model to be the video girl?
I have an entirely different theory about why these two broke up and it has more to do with the fact that Jason’s career is poppin’ these days and he might be wondering if now, with his newfound fame, is the time to settle down.
And in his defense, it probably isn’t.
Listen, I don’t know what went down in their relationship but I doubt that Jordin’s desire to get married was the only issue. And I think it’s a little foul for him to be speaking about their breakup in such depth and from such a one-sided angle.
But that’s just me.
Amber Rose has been quite vocal about what pushed her to file for divorce. Now, Amber’s close friend Peter Rosenberg is speaking on the split. According to the Hot 97 “The Morning Show” host, Amber did, in fact, catch Wiz in the act.
“It’s been confirmed that Wiz was cheating. She [Amber] caught him cheating,” said Peter. “However, them [TMZ] saying that their marriage was already over…that’s just not true. Now, did they have problems? Absolutely. When she was here last week, she was here all night talking to my wife about her problems. She was going through it. Real talk. That said, they’re married. They have a child. So Amber, who is incredibly faithful, and you know she’s faithful when the dude she spends time hanging out with is me [...] This whole conversation about them being broken up a long time ago isn’t true. They were having problems a long time ago. She knew they were having problems. She knew he wasn’t happy and she wasn’t happy either. But she was like, ‘He’s touring. He’s going through a lot. But at some point, we’re going to get to work on this again. It’s a marriage.”
As for reports that Wiz told Amber he wanted out of their marriage, Peter said that Amber never said those exact words, but judging by his actions, it seemed apparent that he didn’t want to be with her anymore. He then went on to share the story of Amber actually catching Wiz cheating on her, which prompted her filing.
“Amber walked in on him with two women. Same time. Twins. Twin sisters. Twin biological sisters. I’m a man so I understand the fantasy where men want twins, I just wish the twins weren’t busted. They’re pretty busted. Let me put it this way, if they weren’t twins, there was no way Wiz Khalifa would’ve hooked up with them. Only cuz there were two. But guess what two 5s equal? A 10.”
He also alleged that someone tweeted him a photograph of Wiz and the twins from almost 4 months ago.
“[He was cheating with the twins] in a home. It wasn’t some new home that was just his. It was a home that he’s had. That she’s slept in. That’s how she got in there. She had a key. This wasn’t some separate thing. This is a place she goes to.”
It’s really sad that things had to end this way, but we’re definitely wishing Amber the best.
A breakup can be a painful time for both partners but it can be even worse when there’s a third party involved. These celebrities were painted as harlots and home wreckers after being accused of busting up a happy home.
Back in February, Ray Rice briefly made headlines when he assaulted his then-fiancée Janay Palmer inside of an elevator in an Atlantic City casino. He was suspended for two games and the issue was put to bed until video from inside the elevator was released a few weeks ago. Somehow Teyana Taylor’s name was thrown into the mix after rumors swirled that the G.O.O.D. Music singer’s text messages sparked a fight between the Baltimore Ravens superstar and his now wife. Taylor has denied any involvement.
Last week, reports of a split between Jordin Sparks and Jason Derulo began circulating. Sadly, it turns out that the rumors are true. The “Talk Dirty” singer recently confirmed the breakup to Us Weekly.
“I spent three great years with Jordin and she is one of the most amazing people that I have ever met,” he expressed. “But as in all relationships there are ups and downs and at this time we have decided to amicably part.”
Of course, it’s rare that a celebrity splits without rumors of infidelity rumors floating around. Jason also responded to those rumors saying:
“Infidelity, cheating or deceit played no part in our relationship or our breakup, and I hope that people respect our privacy as we move forward with our lives,” he added. “Though I think it is a private matter and intended to keep my breakup with Jordin personal, due to bogus and irresponsible lies being reported by insensitive media outlets it became necessary for me to comment.”
As previously reported, sources close to the situation say that the former couple plan to remain friends. While we’re sad to see them split, it’s nice to see that they’re keeping things positive and just maybe they can rekindle their romance in the future.
I can’t help but regard Lamar Sally as one low down dude. I wasn’t in his and Sherri Shepherd’s marriage but his actions since their split seem to show that his main motivation is– and perhaps has always been– “the dollar dollar bills y’all.”
His recent antics have kept him in the media. Remember the divorce diet? And now he’s made another money-hungry move.
According to Radar Online, Sally recently rejected a divorce settlement offer of $100,000. In addition, Shepherd was offering to pay $3,000 in monthly child support for the son a surrogate gave birth to recently. The child is not biologically related to Shepherd.
Shepherd offered the lump sum so she can move on with her life but Sally is not having it and is contesting the couple’s prenup. Under the terms of their prenup, Sally waived any rights to collect spousal support from his estranged wife.
And while she and Sally eventually agreed to have a baby using a surrogate, a source claims that Sally misled Shepherd about the terms of their surrogacy. Apparently, she believes it was alway his intent to sue her for child support.
It very well could have been because Sally rejected the offer, saying he wanted not $3,000 but $10,000 in child support.
A source told Radar that Shepherd thinks this is absolutely ridiculous and refuses to pay it.
At this point, it’s looking like the case will have to be settled in court.