We think we know what the number one killer of relationships is: long-distance. Sportsperson Gus Kenworthy and actor Matt Wilkas set the world ablaze when they lovingly locked lips at the 2018 Winter Olympics where Gus was competing in skiing. Fast forward and the couple’s lips were very much unlocked.
The skier revealed in an interview that their love story began on Instagram. Yes, he slid into Matt’s DMs and the rest was history. About a month before, Gus had publicly come out as gay. Gus confessed that his taxing schedule meant the couple spent a lot of time apart and ultimately drifted. Seriously, no more long-distance relationships. We can’t handle the avoidable breakups!
Ellen Degeneres & Anne Heche
It would be hard to find a couple that trailblazed out celebrity relationships more than Ellen Degeneres and Anne Heche. Walking hand in hand at red carpet events throughout the late ‘90s, Ellen and Anne ushered in a new attitude towards same-sex relationships. The late Anne has said the night she met Ellen changed her life…and not in a good way.
Anne revealed that her three-year relationship with Ellen caused so much upset in upper-Hollywood circles that she was essentially barred from auditioning for any big-title roles. She famously stated that Ellen’s primary goal was to make more money. Hers had always been to find love. In August 2022, Anne sadly passed away.
Zachary Quinto & Miles McMillan
A couple that seemed destined for lifelong bliss certainly was actor Zachary Quinto and his longtime partner model Miles McMillan. A cheeky Instagram snap posted by Miles featured a close-up of a silver ring on Zachary’s ring finger. Almost tragically, the couple confessed to it being a paid advertisement for Amazon.
But the romance seemed rock solid regardless. Fans later noticed that something was amiss. Neither had posted about or with each other on their socials for a while. Zach and Miles announced their parting of ways with little fanfare and drama. If only it was an engagement ring and not product placement for Amazon things might have been different…
Sam Smith & Brandon Flynn
Sam Smith and actor Brandon Flynn titillated us during their nine-month-long relationship with displays of affection that were very, very public. Fans noticed that Sam and Brandon followed the sacred law of partners unfollowing each other on Instagram after breaking up and Sam, with lightning speed, deleted all trace of Brandon from their profile.
While this seems like an acrimonious end, both Sam and Brandon insisted that the split was amicable and they remain “close.” They never addressed the reasons for the breakup. Sam said Brandon was “wonderful” during their relationship. There were no hard feelings. The singer explained how their relationships never ended nastily. Apparently, in a case of life imitating art, Sam Smith is "Too Good at Goodbyes."
Sera Cahoone & Megan Rapinoe
Megan Rapinoe certainly values commitment. Before becoming the fiancée to Sue Bird, Megan was engaged to singer-songwriter Sera Cahoone. Megan, not being shy of announcing her love interests to the world, enjoyed an Instagram-filled romance with the singer-songwriter for two years before announcing their engagement.
Sadly, the hardships of Megan’s Olympic training and Sera dealing with a family tragedy proved too much for the relationship and it dissolved. Megan was nursing an injury. Sera was grieving the loss of a cousin who died under extremely tragic circumstances. The emotional and physical strain began taking a toll on them and they split. Megan did not take long to mend her broken heart and soon after the breakup announced that she had moved on.