Maria Bello’s coming out to her son as bisexual resulted in a book. Maria found herself falling in love with her best friend and son’s godmother, Clare Munn. The undercover relationship did not go unnoticed by Maria’s son and she admitted to feeling “dread” when he asked her about the nature of the relationship.
His response that “love is love” prompted Maria to write a book about labeling ourselves. Love might be love but it didn’t keep Maria and Clare together, and the two split a year later. Maria made headlines soon after for her “rebound” with a 29-year-old guy after splitting from Clare.
Lea DeLaria & Chelsea Fairless
We’ve heard of fun wedding announcements but a creative break up announcement? This one takes the cake. A regular cake, decidedly not a wedding cake. Comedian Lea DeLaria stayed true to her art form by hysterically uploading an Instagram post with her and her ex-fiancee Chelsea Fairless photoshopped into a picture with Michael Jackson and Elizabeth Taylor.
It stated “our relationship has gone the way of David [Gest] and Liza [Minnelli]” while “It Must Have Been Love” plays in the background. Lea further requested that people “exclude us from the tragic…celebrity breakup narrative” and “we look forward to finding new ways to torture each other.” Hilarious! Safe to assume that these two probably remain friends.
Troye Sivan & Jacob Bixenman
Australian musician and YouTuber Troye Sivan and American model Jacob Bixenman were a match made in heaven. The couple delighted fans throughout their four-year relationship with an intimate glimpse into their lives via Troye’s YouTube channel and their respective Instagram accounts.
It became clear there were rocky times ahead as the Instagram declarations of love dwindled and there seemed to be less and less interaction between the two. The relationship met a quiet and inevitable death after Troye left for Australia from LA during the pandemic while Jacob stayed back. Not long after the breakup, Troye spent half a year in his native Australia and professed to want to move back.
Jane Lynch & Lara Embry
Waxing lyrical in a tell-all book about your partner appears to not be enough to salvage a marriage. Silver screen legend Jane Lynch had been married to psychologist Lara Embry for three years and published an autobiography a year after their marriage. In it, Jane effuses over Lara, saying she was “smitten” from the start. Jane and Lara first met at a fundraiser in San Francisco. Sparks flew.
After confirming their engagement, they got married in the presence of close friends and family in Sunderland, Massachusetts. Not too many states had legalized gay marriage then. Sadly, two years after the famous Jane Lynch memoir hit shelves, Lara and Jane settled their divorce. Lara claimed half of Jane’s estate, being paid out over a million dollars.
Ricky Martin & Jwan Yosef
Smooth-as-silk crooner Ricky Martin came out in 2015 and started a relationship with Jwan Yosef. Ricky and Jwan called their relationship quits and decided to divorce and go their separate ways in July 2023. Nobody saw it coming. The pair had seemed deeply in love and always spoke highly of each other.
The couple said; “We have decided to end our marriage with love, respect, and dignity for our children and honoring what we have experienced as a couple all these wonderful years. A spokesperson said that lately, the two had spent very little time together and had grown apart.