Top 12 Music Breakups: From Chris Brown and Rihanna to The-Dream and Christina Milian

Over the past several years, we have witnessed several breakups with celebrity musicians, some ending very harshly. Here are our top 12 Break-ups.

The-Dream and Christina Milian… Officially Ended their marriage in the public eye after photos of The-Dream and his assistant leaked of the two romping in the Caribbean. The-Dream released a statement, saying “his marriage to Christina Milian was unsuccessful.” He went on to say they “reached this decision in late 2009, but decided to keep the news private in efforts to protect their baby daughter Violet.” Milian who was upset at the photos, took to her Twitter saying in 2 tweets, “Whatever you think believe it” and “I’ve officially lost my appetite.”

Chris Brown and Rihanna…This relationship quickly folded after Chris Brown was arrested for assaulting Rihanna during the 2009 Grammy festivities. TMZ leaked photos of Rihanna, who suffered visible bruises on her face during an early morning confrontation. After all the drama the two tried to rekindle but due to public and inside pressure, they officially called it quits.

Janet Jackson and Jermaine Dupri… Less than a month after the death of her brother Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson and Jermaine Dupri after seven years. According to sources on both sides, they were “moving in different directions for a while.” “Dupri produced some of the tracks on Janet’s last two albums, and she felt their lives were too intertwined,” according to a source.

Jennifer Lopez and Diddy…After weeks of speculation and denials, Sean “Diddy” Combs and Jennifer Lopez officially split with an announcement on Valentine’s Day by Diddy’s publicist. This relationship went soar after a shooting at a New York Night Club. During their time together, their relationship was one of the most publicized. Diddy…Puffy…Daddy called J.Lo the love of his life.

Bow Wow and Ciara… After nearly a year of dating, Ciara and Bow Wow announced a joint desire to move on. “Ciara and I have parted ways,” Bow Wow said in a statement. “I wish her all the best.” The news came on the heels of a rumor that Bow Wow was hanging out with a stripper in L.A.

Toni Braxton and Keri Lewis (of Mint Condition)…. Right on the heels of Toni Braxton’s financial woes and health problems, Toni Braxton and her husband, Keri Lewis, formerly of the group Mint Condition, separated. Braxton confirmed the split with Wendy Williams, stating “I’m definitely single and I’m separated.” Despite the separation, Braxton went on to confirm that they still work together and maintain a relationship for their two children. “My husband and I, we still work together. We have outstanding and pending projects together. We have kids and we have an autistic special needs kid so it’s really important that we have great communication…” We are not sure if the passionate kiss with Trey Songz at the Soul Train Awards helped pushed this union over the edge.

Swizz Beatz and Mashonda…The couple was married for four years before filing for divorce in 2008 but the divorce only became official earlier this year after a long battle over child-support, alimony and property. They have a son together, Kasseem Dean, Jr. Swizz is now engaged to singer Alicia Keys and they are expecting their first child together. Mashonda alleges that Keys broke up their marriage.

Brandy and Flo-Rida…. Brandy began spending time with the Flo-Rida last year, but admitted she was reluctant to “commit” to the rapper because she didn’t want to end up heartbroken. Confirming the split, she says, “I don’t have a rapper boyfriend named Flo Rida. I am very much about myself. I have to focus on what I need to do.”

Eric Benet and Halle Berry…called it quits after less than three years of marriage. “Eric and I have had marital problems for some time now and have tried to work things out together,” Berry released in a statement. Tabloids have long speculated about there being instability in her relationship with Benet, who at one point was reportedly treated for a sex addiction.

Usher and Chilli…This breakup may have been one of the greatest PR moves in music as Usher got a Diamond album from it. Of the split Chilli says “Usher did the ultimate no-no” by cheating on her. Asked whether she would ever consider getting back together with Usher, Thomas said, “I will never take him back. It is a done deal.”

Russell Simmons and Kimora Lee Simmons…had an amicable split with Russell saying in a statement, “Kimora and I will remain committed parents and caring friends with great love and admiration for each other. We will also continue to work side by side on a daily basis as partners in all of our businesses.” The couple were married by Simmons’s brother, Pentecostal minister and rapper Joey “Reverend Run” Simmons of Run DMC, on the Caribbean island of St. Bart’s on Dec. 20, 1998. Now-a-days you can see Russell walking around town with a model on his arm, while Kimora is married again to actor Djimon Hounsou and they have a child together.

Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears and Cameron Diaz and Jessica Biel…Justin Timberlake gets the public breakup title. The singer’s relationship with Cameron Diaz and Jessica Biel all went bad because Justin got tired of being a boy toy and he wanted to play in the water a little bit more. He could have still been heartbroken after Britney Spears reportedly broke his “Sexy Back.”
—— By: Gary Gentles


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