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.”
Lena Waithe & Alana Mayo
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.
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.
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.
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.