This was the winter of our disconnect.
Despite the general belief that the Year of the Dragon is supposed to usher in prosperity, such has not proven true for some of our favorite A-listers. In the last month, no fewer than a dozen celebrities have announced that they would be buying one-way tickets on the break-up train straight to Singlesville. What gives?
A quick rundown of the houses divided:
And those are just the ones since 2012 officially kicked off! That’s without mentioning late December’s goodbye guys and gals, including Katy Perry and Russell Brand, Debra Messing, Chaz Bono, and Kobe Bryant, to name a few. Perhaps the most tragic break-up of all, it was also reported today that Kris Humphries is parting ways with his PR team. To paraphrase, he needs them like the deserts need the rain, y’all.
What do you think, PopWatchers? Did O’Connor start a snowball effect in late 2011? Or can we trace it back even farther to Kim Kardashian’s Icharean attempt to fly too close to the sun? Did KK+KK kurse the Hollywood kouples kontinuum? How about the late, great Ashton-Demi breakup of 2011? Or is the topsy-turvy relationship turnabout somehow tied to the Zodiac’s favorite wily fire-breather?
Weigh in: Which recent celeb split has made you saddest? Which couples are you surprised to see still together? By which I mean: Who’s splitting next?