When YouTube star couple Nikki and Jamie Perkins announced their separation, the pair’s fans expressed much sadness upon hearing the news. The married couple has two children have a joint YouTube channel called Jamie and Nikki, which has amassed 1.8 million subscribers.

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When the two shared a joint statement recently announcing their split, social media users were beyond heartbroken. 

This unfortunate separation is one of the heart-wrenching breakups celebrities have gone through. Below are five other breakups that have shaken the social media streets this year. 

Adele and Simon Konecki 

When news broke that the much-adored singer and songwriter Adele had split with her husband Simon Konecki. The singer, known for her deeply personal and relatable lyrics, confirmed her marriage to Simon at the 2017 Grammys by referring to him as her husband. Only two years later, she sent a statement to the Associated Press in April 2019 that the two have separated.

Zodwa Wabantu and Ntobeko Linda

Zodwa Wabantu repeatedly takes over the headlines in South Africa, whether it’s for headlining major party events as a dancer, her reality show or the latest aesthetic procedures she undertakes. Over the past few months Zodwa has dominated the news headlines for her split from estranged former fiancé Ntobeko Linda. Between Zodwa paying lobola and buying herself an engagement ring, social media users also discussed this breakup at length.

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Wendy Williams and Kevin Hunter

After years of reports about the struggles in Wendy Williams’ marriage with her husband Kevin Hunter, the talk show host announced that she filed for divorce. While being on the trending lists of social media, Wendy received some support and congratulations from her fans.

Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx 

Multiple media outlets have increasingly reported on Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes’ relationship but the pair was first photographed in public Pre-Grammy Awards Gala, and then again at the Met Gala in 2019. Unfortunately, Page Six recently reported that the pair ended their six-year relationship. The shock from social media users was not only about that the two had split but also that the two Hollywood stars were dating in the first place.

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