Rosie O’Donnell was a champion of the early LGBTQ+ movement. Rosie and her ex-wife, Kelli Carpenter, defied the odds and even got married when same-sex unions were not legally recognized in America. Rosie and Kelli welcomed their first child in 2002 and the growing family prompted Rosie and Kelli to declare their vows to each other two years later.
In yet another instance of marriage spelling doom, the pair divorced only a few months later. They felt strongly about their relationship at personal and political levels but it was just not meant to be. The split wasn’t easy but they were committed to remaining a family.
Kaitlynn Carter & Miley Cyrus
Mutual understanding seems to have been the downfall of this dalliance. Miley Cyrus, who at the time was fresh off the divorce boat, entered into a jet-setting courtship with reality-TV star Kaitlynn Carter. Kaitlynn should have known that Cyrus, being a recent divorcee, was not exactly in the market for immediate commitment and found herself more of a rebound for Miley.
Kaitlynn said that while the relationship was fleeting, it taught her valuable lessons in expectations and keeping her private life out of public scrutiny. Moving on was tough for Kaitlynn. She was not prepared for the intense media attention and gossip after she and Miley broke up.
Christian Siriano & Bradley Walsh
After walking down the wedding aisle, Christian Siriano and Brad Walsh regrettably found themselves walking in reverse. Christian, a highly reputable fashion designer, and Bradley, a singer and DJ, shared eleven magical years together that ironically came to a crashing halt after only two years of being wed.
The couple kept their separation a secret for a whole month. But a reporter soon found out and contacted Bradley for comments. He decided to break the news himself instead of having his followers read about it in the papers. The pair did not divulge what the final straw was but what we do know is that it took a full three years for them to finalize the divorce. Love dies hard.
Ellen DeGeneres & Alexandra Hedison
The coming together of Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi was scandalous on both sides. As some of you might know, Portia left her fiancée, Francesca Greogorini, for Ellen, and in a 2005 interview, Ellen revealed that she too left her partner at the time – director Alexandra Hedison – for Portia.
Ellen and Portia, recognizing their inevitable destiny, chose the high road and did not have an affair with each other. Instead, they abandoned their current relationships and got together. Ellen said she and Alexandra wanted to keep it private and had every intention of being in each other’s lives after going their separate ways. Alexandra moved on and is currently married to Jodie Foster.
Kristen Stewart & Alicia Cargile
This lightning liaison between actress Kristen Stewart and visual effects producer and editor Alicia Cargile burnt out after two years of dating. Kristen, who is publicity-shy at the best of times, had a barrage of focus on her previous relationships, the most high profile being with "Twilight" co-star Robert Pattinson.
Speculation that Alicia and Kristen were an item started when Kristen and Robert broke up. She allegedly cheated on him with director Rupert Sanders. Alicia, being relatively unknown and low-key, seemed to be a nice change of pace for the actress. Unfortunately, this was to be what ended their relationship as Alicia grew tired of Kristen’s “jet-setting lifestyle.”