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2018's Heartbreak Tally Rises...who has you shook?

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We've only just passed the halfway mark for 2018 and the year has already claimed it's fair share of heartbreak. 

All over Australia, both small and parent-sized hearts broke with the news that two of our nation's beloved Wiggles had decided to part ways in their personal lives. No, we're not talking about Dorothy and Wags (that'd be a whole different kind of national outrage) - we're talking about Emma and Lachy.

You probably already knew that, unless you've been living under a rock for the past few weeks; so while we join you in a pint of Ben and Jerry's ice cream and a re-run of 'Hot Potato-Hot Potato' - let's take a look at who else has called it quits in 2018. Vote for the couple which most took you by surprise below: 

Emma Watson and Lachy Gillespie

Our beloved purple and yellow Wiggle have called it quits after 2 years of marriage, sharing that their personal friendship is stronger and more positive than ever; and that they'll continue to share in the mutual love they have for performing as part of the Wiggles group. Parents of small children everywhere could be heard sighing with relief at the news that The Wiggles dynamic would not be affected, especially after they'd re-mortgaged the house to pay for the concert tickets and licensed merchandise for the couple's branded spin-off: 

Kourtney Kardashian and Younes Bendjima 

We can see your eye-roll through the computer with the news that another Kardashian relationship has ended, but hear us out on this one. Kourtney is perhaps the one Kardashian child who has sustained a relationship for longer than the expiry date on the ice cream in your freezer. So when the 'serial monogamist' of the Kardashian crew breaks up with her boyfriend of 2 years, we sit up and keep reading.

Kourtney's relationship prior to Younes was with Scott Disick and lasted for just over 9 years. During that period, Kourtney and Scott weathered turbulent times, the birth of 3 children, and countless surgeries which have all but rendered many of their family members unrecognisable...the trauma! After a relationship like that ends, we figured Kourtney and Younes would be a walk in the park...surely they'd hit the 10 year mark no problem? It's said that the 14 year age gap, the lifestyle differences and Kourtney's career are what ultimately led to the split. 

Hayden Panettiere and Wladimir Klitschko 

Whilst it's not confirmed that an infuriating inability to spell each other's names led to this Hollywood break up, we can speculate that it may have contributed to the demise of this 9 year partnership. You might know Hayden for her roles in television, most recently in US hit show Nashville. Wladimir is a Ukranian-born professional heavy-weight boxer. The two share a daughter Kaya, born in 2014, who is said to be keeping neither of her parent's complicated surnames post-split and prefers to go by her first name only, like Cher and Madonna. 

 

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Cheryl Cole and Liam Payne

Cheryl-cougar-Cole and Liam-One Directioner-Payne met on the UK edition of X Factor in 2008, where Liam auditioned for stardom; a journey which resulted in his becoming a band member of the boy band 'One Direction'. The pair seemed rock-solid despite an 11 year age gap, welcoming a son in 2017. Unfortunately though, the pair have decided to split, confirming the news via Twitter in July. As the One Direction song goes "Without you, without you, half a heart without you." We're pretty sure these 2 hearts won't stay in half for too long.

 

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Tammy Hembrow and Reece Hawkins 

Aussie fitness inspo couple Tammy and Reece are well known in social media circles for their flawless physiques and social media activity (Tammy recently featured in campaigns for Khloe Kardashian's denim line 'Good American'). Nothing breaks our hearts more (*literally everything breaks our hearts more) than when two ridiculously good-looking kids can't make it work. You know what's good for break ups? Exercise endorphins. You know what else is good? Processed sugar; although we doubt these 2 fit-bods will be drowning in Ben and Jerry's for too long.

Zoe Hendrix and Alex Garner

The couple from opposite worlds had us all questioning our cynicism over the social experiment 'Married at First Sight', which has a lower success rate - if you can believe it - than Bachelor in Paradise. The couple from 2015's season beat the odds and stayed together, surviving tough times and welcoming their beautiful daughter into the world in 2016.The couple called it quits in April this year, calling into question the credentials of the 3 match making experts, who have a lot of explaining to do; but could not be reached for comment after fleeing the country to enrol in online Arts degrees - a desperate bid to re-skill before seeking new employment. 


Which celeb break up has you most surprised?

Emma and Lachy Wiggle

Kourtney Kardashian and Younes Bendjima

Hayden Panettiere and Wladimir Klitschko

Cheryl Cole and Liam Payne

Tammy Hembrow and Reece Hawkins

Zoe Hendrix and Alex Garner

Other - tell us in the comments section below!


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