Subtle ways celebrities announced their break-up on social media before the official announcement

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriuez (L) and Saweetie and Quavo. Photographed  by George Pimentel and Amy Sussman. Collage by Futhi Masilela

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriuez (L) and Saweetie and Quavo. Photographed by George Pimentel and Amy Sussman. Collage by Futhi Masilela

George Pimentel and Amy Sussman

  • Most people prefer being private about their relationships to avoid explaining break-ups or simply being embarrassed because of how things ended.
  • However, it is different for celebrities because they are of public interest, which means everything they do is constantly being watched.
  • Here are some celebrities who announced their break-ups most subtly on social media.

The hardest thing we can all agree on when it comes to break-ups is answering the question, ‘What happened?’ Because of this question, people are reluctant to announce their break-up to anyone including friends, family and social media fans.

And when in the public eye, fans notice each and every move made by their favs on social media, from who they follow or unfollow, which picture they like and more. Celebrities usually use statements to announce breaking news in their lives; however, these following celebrities used subtle ways to reveal their break up to fans.

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Jennifer Lopez

In the last few months, an unconfirmed scandal involving infidelity on Alex’s part surfaced. Soon after, break-up rumours about the pair started to swirl; however, it was confirmed that the couple was ‘working through things’.

Then a source exclusively told Page Six that the couple had finally decided to part ways. Fans had already begun speculating that the pair broke up when Lopez took to her Instagram to post a mirror selfie using the hand that had her engagement ring on, but their ring was nowhere to be seen. The couple has since confirmed their break-up in a joint statement saying they are “better as friends” and will continue to support each other in their shared ventures.

J.Lo and A.Rod

Khloe Kardashian

Khloe Kardashian has been known to have difficulties with the public, from being constantly body-shamed to the men has been with. In September 2009, the reality star tied the knot one month after meeting former American basketball player Lamar Odom.

However, the pair decided to end their marriage in 2016. To announce their divorce, Khloe took to Instagram to remove ‘Kardashian AND Odom’ from her bio, which lead fans to believe that the couple had separated. Following the speculations, the news was confirmed when the new season of ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashian’ aired later that year.

Khloe and Omar

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Earlier last month, the ‘My Type’ hit-maker Saweetie and one-third of Migos, Quavo called it quits after dating for three years since 2018. The pair’s relationship started when Quavo slid into the West Coast rapper’s DMs with a snowflake emoji.

Hailed as Hip Hop’s most wholesome couple, rumours of the pair breaking up started to surface after fans noticed that both Saweetie and Quavo unfollowed each other on Instagram. The Icy girl had also removed pictures of them together on her account. Days aftee the alleged break-up, Saweetie took to Twitter to announce that she’s single, adding that she emotionally checked out of the relationship a long time ago.

Saweetie and Quavo

Kim Kardashian

Before Kim met Kanye West, got married and had children, she was  married to NBA player Kris Humphries in 2011, in what was the shortest celeb marriage during the time (72 days). The marriage was said to have been quite a messy one, from arguing about Kim moving to Minnesota to be close to her husband to Kris blatantly telling Kim that by the time they have children and they’re in school, no one will care about her. The cringe argument was aired on E! preview clip of ‘Kourtney and Kim Take New York’. Shortly after the clip was shot, Kim filed for divorce. Although the divorce took 536 days to get finalised, Kim unfollowed Kris on Twitter, and he did the same.

Kris and Kim

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Katy Perry

Katy Perry was once married to Russell Brand for 14 months in 2012 before calling quits. Following the rumours of their divorce, the singer made no public announcement about her divorce; however, she did take to Twitter to say that no one speaks for her, including a ‘close source’. She also avoided being in the media during the time, including cancelling her People’s Choice Awards appearance. But it was when Katy unfollowed Russell on Twitter and he soon followed suit that fans knew the couple was no more.

Katy Perry and Russell Brand

Taylor Swift

One of the most famous relationships Taylor has had was with Scottish DJ, Calvin Harris, in 2016. Following rumours of the singer dating Tom Hiddleston surfaced, fans quickly created the hashtag #Hiddleswift. When the hashtag started making headlines, Taylor swiftly removed all Calvin-related posts from her Instagram. Calvin soon followed suit and also deleted his tweet that addressed the break-up.

Taylor and Calvin Harris

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