IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Hollywood superstar breakups throughout Venus retrograde


Ariana Grande and Dalton Gomez; Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied; Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello. Picture: Instagram/@photokohli; AFP/Patrick T. Fallon; Instagram/@sofiavergara

Hollywood has seen fairly numerous breakups amongst huge celebrities for the previous three weeks, and a few could have laid the blame to at least one wrongdoer: the Venus retrograde. 

Throughout this astrological phenomenon, the planet of magnificence, love and pleasure seems to be shifting backwards in its orbit from Earth’s perspective. Such prevalence, as astrologers say, correlates with occasions on Earth, particularly people who have one thing to do with romantic relationships. 

This 12 months’s Venus retrograde additionally falls within the fireplace signal of Leo—a “flashy, very public, outward signal” as described by astrologer Astrologer Jake Register—which might apparently outcome to extra drama in comparison with earlier retrogrades. 

Though the retrograde began on July 22—and can run by way of Sept. 3—its results had been stated to have begun on June 19 when Venus entered its  “pre-shadow part.”

However whereas this astrological phenom can’t be completely blamed for the breakup of a few of the high-profile romance that we all know of, we’ve listed numerous superstar romances going kaput throughout this era.

Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello

Sofia Vergara

Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello attending the 67th Emmy Awards on the Microsoft Theatre in downtown Los Angeles on Sept. 20, 2015. Picture: AFP/Mark Ralston

Colombian-American actress Sofia Vergara and American actor Joe Manganiello introduced on July 17 that they’ve determined to divorce after seven years of marriage. 

“We’ve got made the tough resolution to divorce. As two folks that love and take care of each other very a lot, we politely ask for respect for our privateness at the moment as we navigate this new part of our lives,” the previous couple stated in a joint assertion to Web page Six.

An insider additionally disclosed that the pair had “grown aside” and that they had been already “taking a ways from one another to ponder their future” previous to their breakup announcement.

Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello

Joe Manganiello and Sofia Vergara. Picture: Instagram/@sofiavergara

Vergara and Manganiello, who tied the knot in an expensive wedding ceremony in California in 2015, had been hounded with breakup speculations after the “Trendy Household” actress was noticed celebrating her 51st birthday in Italy in early July with out her wedding ceremony ring and husband. 

Ariana Grande and Dalton Gomez

Ariana Grande

Dalton Gomez and Ariana Grande. Picture: Instagram/@photokohli

American singer-actress Ariana Grande and actual property mogul Dalton Gomez’s cut up was confirmed to TMZ by sources “linked to the couple” final July 17, saying that the pair’s marriage “is heading for divorce.” The affirmation got here a day after the “Into You” singer was noticed not sporting her wedding ceremony ring at Wimbledon. 

Grande and Gomez reportedly began courting in January 2020, then acquired married in Might 2021 after about 5 months of being engaged.

Ariana Grande

Picture: Instagram/@arianagrande

Not lengthy after, sources claimed that Grande has been separated from Gomez since January and that she has been courting her “Depraved” co-star Ethan Slater. This brought on some to boost eyebrows as Slater continues to be married to his spouse Lilly Jay, with whom he shares a one-year-old son. 

Each Grande and Slater have but to publicly converse up on the matter, as of this writing. 

Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied

Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied

Picture: Instagram/@natalieportman

Israeli-born American actress Natalie Portman and French dancer Benjamin Millepied, who’ve been married for 11 years, have reportedly separated following the latter’s rumored affair with local weather change activist Camille Étienne in June.

“After information of his affair got here out, they’ve been attempting to work on their marriage however are at the moment on the outs,” a supply advised Us Weekly in a press release final Aug. 7.

Sources added that Portman, who was “humiliated” by the rumors, was initially “keen to see if she’s able to rebuilding her belief” in her husband for his or her kids to not “develop up in a damaged house.” 

Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied

Picture: Instagram/@natalieportman

The previous couple acquired married in 2012. They’ve two kids collectively, specifically Aleph and Amali. 

Tina Knowles and Richard Lawson

Tina Knowles and Richard Lawson

Richard Lawson and Tina Knowles. Picture: Instagram/@mstinalawson

Tina Knowles, mother of musicians Beyoncé and Solange Knowles, filed for divorce from her husband of eight years, American actor Richard Lawson, final July 26. Tina reportedly cited “irreconcilable variations” as the rationale for the cut up.

Tina has reportedly requested the court docket to terminate the court docket’s capability to award spousal help to her or Lawson, and for her identify to be restored to Celestine Knowles.

Tina wed Lawson in California in 2015 after courting for 2 years. This was Tina’s second marriage, following her marriage to Beyoncé and Solange’s dad Mathew Knowles. 

Previous to his marriage with Tina, Lawson was married to actress Denise Gordy for 11 years.

Bella Hadid and Marc Kalman

Bella Hadid and Marc Kalman

Bella Hadid and Marc Kalman. Picture: Instagram/@bellahadid

American mannequin Bella Hadid and artwork director Marc Kalman’s cut up was confirmed to the general public final July 19. 

They had been very in love, however the relationship in the end ran its course they usually determined to finish issues,” an insider advised Leisure Tonight in a press release.

Bella Hadid

Bella Hadid and Marc Kalman. Picture: Instagram/@bellahadid

Whereas the rationale behind the breakup was not instantly made public, the supply famous that “Bella is a really good particular person, however struggles with the pressures of fame.”

Hadid and Kalman have reportedly been courting since 2020, though they solely confirmed their relationship in July 2021.

Bebe Rexha and Keyan Safyari

Bebe Rexha and Keyan Safyari

Bebe Rexha and Keyan Safyari. Picture: Instagram/@beberexha

After weeks of speculations, American singer-songwriter Bebe Rexha confirmed her breakup along with her boyfriend of three years, producer-director Keyan Safyari. 

Rexha was purported to have referred to as it quits with Safyari after she shared a textual content message apparently from the latter, whereby he identified the singer’s weight achieve and the “modifications” on her face.

Bebe Rexha and Keyan Safyari

Bebe Rexha and Keyan Safyari. Picture: Instagram/@beberexha

Rexha then revealed throughout her July 28 London live performance that she certainly “went by way of a breakup,” and requested followers to “assist” her as she “may get just a little emotional.” EDV


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