Shocking Celebrity Splits of 2014

Despite what you may have heard, absence doesn’t always make the heart grow fonder. On the contrary, sometimes absence is exactly what the heart wants and needs.

On tuesday, hopeless romantic’s everywhere were shocked to hear about the sad and unexpected split between Gwyneth Paltrow and her husband, Chris MartinThe couple, who celebrated their 10-year wedding anniversary last year, had been considered one of Hollywood’s marriage success stories. Although Paltrow and Martin are the most recent celebrity couple to announce their separation, they are definitely not the last.

It is widely known that relationships in Hollywood rarely last. Earlier this the year, Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie joined the club, releasing a joint statement announcing their split. And the list goes on! Click through the gallery to see the couples who have called it quits this year.