We’re living in a pop culture landscape powered by a particularly strong rumor mill that churns out claim after scandalous claim from all manner of anonymous sources. Some of them turn out to be true, others not so much. One of celebrity gossip’s most favorite things to rumor on about is the Hollywood break-up.
These days, by the time a high-profile couple actually breaks up, we’ve already heard approximately 5,000 rumors about it and have a metaphorical tub of ice cream ready for them whenever they make it official. We’ve already established who the most on-and-off celebrity couples are — the ones who actually break up and get back together more times than Justin Bieber has his diaper changed in a day (a lot). But what about the couples who can’t escape the rumors that they’re breaking up but for all we know are officially still on like Donkey Kong?
When we can finally mark these couples down as broken up in permanent marker instead of pencil, I think we’ll all heave a collective sigh of relief. I don’t want to be a negative Nancy, but I think that day will probably come sooner rather than later for most of these couples.