Actress Lena Waithe and film executive Alana Mayo win the marriage-causes-breakup trophy. They lasted a record-shattering two months as a wedded couple. Alana and Lena first met at a business meeting and it went down exactly the way it does at these things. No butterflies or flashing lights, just a seed that had been planted. They kept bumping into each other on and off after that.
One day, they grabbed a drink together and something clicked. While sharing what seemed an idyllic three years together, Lena and Alana got married in court and within eight weeks were back in it to sign divorce papers. Rumors of infidelity surfaced when Lena had been accused of purchasing so-called expensive gifts for other women. Lena had been Alana’s first gay relationship.
Angel Haze & Ireland Baldwin
Rapper Angel Haze and model Ireland Baldwin’s relationship came to a heart-wrenching end when Ireland voluntarily checked herself into a rehabilitation clinic. The split came just before she sought help for emotional trauma. Her relationship wasn’t the reason Ireland checked into rehab, but rather a combination of several extreme pressures in her life.
The feisty pair, who got people talking with their provocative and eccentric romance, dated for a year before Ireland began struggling with mental health issues. Although neither has explicitly spoken about the lead-up to the split, Ireland did confirm that she needed to have “a breather” and “rid myself of all the pain.”
Zachary Quinto & Jonathan Groff
Jonathan Groff, of "Hamilton" fame, may have had an ironic instance of “famous last words” after speaking about his relationship with fellow actor and "Star Trek" star, Zachary Quinto. Speaking about dating, Jonathan highlighted the sympathetic understanding between actors of long-distance and conflicting work schedules.
A year after falling in love, that very same conflicting work schedule and faraway filming demands put a burden on the couple that neither could come back from. Distance and hearts growing fonder is a great saying but largely a myth, thus proven. Sources said the spit wasn’t easy since the two really did love each other. They remain on friendly terms.
TR Knight & Mark Cornelsen
Here’s a throwback. Millions of television screens had TR Knight grace them each week as Dr. George O’Malley on "Grey’s Anatomy." At the time, TR was dating events coordinator Mark Cornelsen who was sixteen years TR’s junior. This might be a vital puzzle piece as to the nature of the breakup. The press was already having a field day about TR Knight and his “much younger boyfriend.”
Allegedly, the then thirty-six-year-old TR had brought up having children and within a few weeks of this proposal, Mark had moved out. Friends described the breakup as “organic” and said there were no hard feelings between the two. As for TR, the actor said he was still hopeful about having a family one day.
Luke Evans & Rafa Olarra
The relationship between "Beauty and the Beast" star, Luke Evans and footballer Rafael Olarra, may have been brief, but famously private Luke felt confident enough to announce it to his millions of Instagram followers. A short while after this, eagle-eyed fans noticed that Luke had unfollowed Rafael on Instagram but pictures of them together remained on Luke’s profile.
These soon disappeared one by one and Luke laid to rest the rumor that they’d split by confirming it in an interview. “It is what it is," stated Luke. Olarra also kept the details of the breakup private. Heartbroken fans who were cheering them on can only speculate.