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Famously Private Couple Is Kaput

Katie Holmes, Jamie Foxx reportedly split after 6 very reclusive years together

(Newser) - For six years, it was never officially confirmed they were dating in the first place, but it now appears to be confirmed that it's over: A "music entertainment source" tells People that Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx are done. "Jamie and Katie split," the source says... More »

Gisele Loved Leo DiCaprio. Then She Stopped the 'Numbing'

Supermodel says she split with star in 2005 after some 'serious soul-searching'

(Newser) - Gisele Bundchen has been married to Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for almost a decade, but before Brady, she had another famous love: Leonardo DiCaprio. They dated for five years, and it was serious— People notes Bundchen was the only girlfriend that DiCaprio ever brought to the Oscars. So why did... More »

He Slept With Man's Wife, Now Owes Him $9M

Decision involves North Carolina's 'alienation of affection' law

(Newser) - Keith King says no amount of money could make up for his busted marriage. Nonetheless, a North Carolina judge has ordered his wife's lover to pay him $8.8 million. The decision revolves around an obscure law on the books in six states called "alienation of affection,"... More »

Report: Bristol Palin's Husband Files for Divorce

Sources say Dakota Meyer moved out weeks ago

(Newser) - More Palin family drama: Bristol Palin's husband, Dakota Meyer, has filed for divorce less than two years after they were secretly married , reports People . Sources say the Medal of Honor recipient, 29, moved out of the Texas home he shared with the former Alaska governor's 27-year-old daughter around... More »

Tupac's Candid Reason for Breaking Up With Madonna

Dating a white woman would let his fans down, says his newly revealed letter from jail

(Newser) - Late rapper Tupac Shakur apparently had plenty of time to reflect while in jail in early 1995: He wrote a letter to ex-girlfriend Madonna explaining the reasons for their breakup, which he said happened partly because she was white, TMZ reports. "For you to be seen with a black... More »

Couple Take Breakup Pics, Get 'Kind of Sad,' Go Viral

Yes, their photos have become a meme

(Newser) - You know all the photos couples take of themselves looking bright and shiny and happy? Well at the end of last year, about a year after breaking up with his girlfriend, a 22-year-old bio-medical sciences major at Western Michigan University decided it would be sort of funny and ironic to... More »

Burger King Instagram Post Getting Lots of Attention

But is it a breakup or an elaborate hoax?

(Newser) - Juggling two women can be so tricky. These days, one must divide and conquer on social media as well as in the physical world. UPI International reports that one man found this out the hard way, via Burger King's Instagram page, though a blogger at Munchies smells either a... More »

There's a Corner of the Web Just for Final Texts

'Because I don't love you anymore,' reads one

(Newser) - Question: "You never came. Why?" Answer: "Because I don't love you anymore." That's just one example of the heartbreaking and heartbreakingly awkward posts shared on the latest Tumblr craze: The Last Message Received , reports Mashable . Curated by 15-year-old Emily Trunko, the Tumblr serves as a... More »

Facebook Will Spare You From Seeing Your Ex Online

New tools allow you to hide updates, keep your own posts on the down-low

(Newser) - Facebook's mission to ease the pain of breaking up (or, as a company product manager's blog post puts it, to "[improve] the experience when relationships end") has resulted in a new set of tools to help people deal with their defunct love affairs online. Designed for... More »

This Company Will Break Up With Your Partner for $10

The Breakup Shop thinks 'everyone deserves to be single'

(Newser) - There is now a service for everything—and yes, that extends to the very personal act of breaking up with your significant other. Founded by two brothers in Canada who love their idea enough to market it but not enough to give their full names, The Breakup Shop will send... More »

Jennifer Westfeldt, Jon Hamm Call It Quits

The actors have '18 years of love and shared history'

(Newser) - Cue the Kleenex boxes, folks: Jennifer Westfeldt and Jon Hamm are pulling the cord following months of breakup rumors, People reports. The 44-year-old Mad Men star and 45-year-old actress, last seen canoodling at a New York party on July 22, have issued a statement: "With great sadness, we have... More »

Sobbing In-Flight Breakup Gets Live-Tweeted to Thousands

New Yorker tweets bitter argument from a few seats over

(Newser) - Next time you try breaking up with someone on an airplane, consider who might be sitting nearby—and tweeting. A New Yorker on Sunday live-tweeted what she described as a sobbing, bitter, 90-minute breakup argument just a few seats over from her on a delayed flight, the New York Post... More »

Study: Women Are Hurt More by Breakups, But…

...they bounce back quicker than males

(Newser) - Ladies, we have good and bad news on the breakup front. The good news: You'll probably get over the split faster than your male ex. The bad news: You'll feel more pain in the meantime, according to a new study published in Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences . Researchers asked 5,... More »

WNBA Marriage Gets Nasty, Implodes After 28 Days

Brittney Griner files for annulment against Glory Johnson

(Newser) - This looks messy: WNBA players Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson seem headed for a breakup just 28 days into their budding marriage, People reports. The move comes right after Johnson announced her pregnancy, and six weeks after the 24-year-olds were arrested and got league suspensions for getting in a fight... More »

Ladies, This Guy Is Inviting You Along on His Honeymoon

Highest bidder on jilted groom's eBay auction gets to go to Dominican Republic

(Newser) - If you're female and not doing anything special from Feb. 16 to March 3 and wouldn't mind going on vacation with a total stranger in the Dominican Republic, John Whitbread's waiting for you on eBay. After being dumped by his girlfriend a few weeks before their wedding,... More »

France's First Couple Is No More

Hollande confirms Valerie Trierweiler rumors

(Newser) - Elysee Palace told the BBC the breakup rumors were false—but the French president himself says otherwise. Francois Hollande has confirmed that he and partner Valerie Trierweiler, France's first lady, have split up, AFP reports. "I wish to make it known that I have ended my partnership with... More »

Stalking Exes Online Is Bad for Your Health

Tracy Clark-Flory: 'Cutting off contact' is much healthier

(Newser) - What with Facebook, Flickr, and other fine venues for stalking "exes," breakups aren't nearly as final as they once were. But for your own good, please stop following them around cyberspace. "Conventional wisdom, and even science, has it that cutting off contact with an ex makes... More »

Tortoises Break Up —After a Century Together

Bibi finally got sick of Poldi

(Newser) - They were together as a couple for more than a century until out of the blue, Bibi and Poldi—two giant Galápagos tortoises who live in an Austrian zoo—broke off their relationship. The split was anything but cordial, reports Der Spiegel . A belligerent Bibi bit off part of... More »

Stipe: REM Breakup 3 Years in the Making

He explains to Salon why the band didn't do a farewell tour

(Newser) - REM’s break-up, announced in September , wasn’t a snap decision. The band had been talking about it during its 2008 tour, Michael Stipe tells Salon in a lengthy sit-down. “The decision came about quite organically, like most things in REM,” he says. By the end of that... More »

Burger King Marriage Spat a Twitter Blockbuster

'The Restaurant of Broken Dreams' in 140-word blurbs

(Newser) - A cup of Coke, a pile of fries ... and thou. It could have been a tender romantic interlude between a young married couple spotted at a Boston Burger King. Instead, it turned out to be a painful bitch-fest as husband and wife battled mighty ugly in front of a stunned... More »

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