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5 Unexpected celebrity breakups

We find ourselves getting very invested when it comes to celebrity relationships. When they’re happy, we’re happy; when they’re sad, we’re sad. We like to think of ourselves as the third wheel to our favourite celeb couples. So naturally, when we find out that our most beloved couples have called it quits, we find ourselves shocked to our core and are left speechless.

Here are five unexpected celebrity breakups we didn’t see coming:

Mary J. Blige and Martin “Kendu” Isaacs

Mary J. Blige and Kendu Isaacs divorce finalized
Photography: Bang Showbiz

Earlier this week, we learned that the ‘No More Drama’ singer has finally settled her divorce to Kendu. After a lengthy two year battle, the pair eventually settled out of court. Back in 2003, their relationship seemed picture perfect; we thought that Mary had finally found her fairytale ending. So it came as a shock to hear that Mary had decided to leave her marriage in 2016. Here’s hoping that the ‘Queen of Hip-hop Soul’ finds her king this year!

Pearl Thusi and Robert Marawa

Pearl Thusi Robert Marawa breakup
Photography: Instagram / @pearlthusi

We’re still mourning the loss of this dynamic duo; we’d even gone so far as to visualize what the couple’s wedding would look like. Sadly, towards the end of last year, Marawa confirmed the pair’s split by publishing a tweet which read: “I confirm the rumour & speculation that [my] relationship with Miss Pearl Thusi ended a few months ago. We continue 2 be good friends though.”

Usher Raymond and Grace Miguel


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We definitely did not see this split coming! Yesterday Usher and, soon to be ex-wife, Grace Miguel released a statement which announced their separation. We’re thinking about calling in sick tomorrow because we still need time to process the news!

Bonang Matheba and Kiernan ‘AKA’ Forbes

Bonang Matheba
Photography: Twitter / @bonang_m

You could say that we’re in a state of complete denial about this breakup. In our minds, AKA and Bonang will get back together before the end of this year.

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux

This is possibly one of the most unexpected celebrity breakups we’ve had to witness. After the drama with Brad, we were completely convinced that Jennifer Aniston had found her match in Justin Theroux. Sadly the couple called it quits in February.

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