Breakups are hard—especially when they play out to the public via cryptic tweets.
Celebs, they're just like us … when it comes to venting about relationship troubles via passive aggressive social media posts. There's nothing like linking to a music video to express your true feelings, right?
Some of our favorite celebrity couples, including Heidi & Seal and Jim & Jenny, have taken to the 160-character micro-blogging site to reveal their relationship woes. From posting cryptic messages to quoting profound philosophers, celebs know exactly what will get our attention.
It's almost harder not to post a cryptic message as you try to understand your emotions after a gut-wrenching breakup. But when celebs do it, it takes the drama to a whole new level.
Breakups are hard enough, and with a Twitter post here and a Twitter post there, these stars are inviting the spotlight—and splashly headlines—on them as they rebound. Oh well. Any publicity is good publicity, right?
Nina Dobrev & Ian Somerhalder
One of the saddest celeb splits of the year is Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder's recent breakup. The Vampire Diaries stars recently called it quits after three years together. After the breakup news went public, both stars took to Twitter to update fans on their whereabouts. Nina posted a series of images of delicious meals and her hanging with her friends and family. She captioned the posts with, "Food for the mind soul and body : Health, friends and family.." Ian went a little more subtle with his post, writing "A THOUGHT FOR TODAY: People change and forget to tell each other. -Lillian Hellman, playwright (1905-1984)." Could he be hinting at the reason for their split?
Chris Brown & Rihanna
When is there not drama for Chris Brown and Rihanna? Whether they're on or off, Chris and Rihanna seem to love the ups and downs of their love affair. After their most recent split, Rihanna took to Twitter to spill her thoughts, even hinting that it's time to move on. "Settling is not an option! Nothing less than 100% loyalty, honesty, and respect!! Love ain't for kidz #butimsleeptho." Her tweet came just two days after Chris revealed things had cooled off with RiRi and that he wanted to see "as many girls as possible." ICK.
Jay Baruchel & Alison Pill
After a two-year engagement, Jay Baruchel and Alison Pill called off their plans to marry. And Jay broke the news—then deleted the evidence—via Twitter. "Alone again, naturally. Heartbroken," he tweeted, hinting that Alison initiated the split. Then he tweeted, "I won't be on twitter for awhile gang. Getting dumped rules." And this was all soon after Alison accidentally tweeted a topless photo of herself wearing glasses. After sharing the pic, she tweeted an apology: "Yep. That picture happened. Ugh. my tech issues have now reached new heights, apparently. How a deletion turned into a tweet ... apologies." At least she owned it!
Ashton Kutcher & Demi Moore
It was a battle of He said/She said for months between Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher on Twitter. First, the couple had been dogged by reports of Ashton's alleged infidelities. Mr. and Mrs. Kutcher were seen attending many Kabbalah sessions, possibly as a way to fix their problems. But the work proved too hard as these two soon turned to Twitter to express how they really felt. "When you ASSUM to know that which you know nothing of you make an ASS out of U and ME," Ashton tweeted, just as photos of him with a young blonde hit the web. He had also tweeted a link to his Spotify account, where he was playing Public Enemy's "Don't Believe the Hype." Moore shared in the cryptic-ness by tweeting a photo of her naked back with the message, "remember ... you've got your own back." She also tweeted a quote from Greek philosopher Epictetus, that said, "When we are offended at any man's fault, turn to yourself & study your own failings. Then you will forget your anger." Clearly, it was way too much drama for everyone involved.
Katy Perry & John Mayer
Reps stayed mum when the two musicians called it quits earlier this year, but Katy may have said all she needed to on Twitter. On March 2, she gushed about spending the day with John. She tweeted, "my boyfriend is taking me to a kitten shelter in his truck. I can't think of a more perfect Saturday." Her tune changed just two weeks later. "Perfectly put, by Daughter," Katy tweeted with a link to the band's single "Landfill," which includes the lyrics, "Throw me in a landfill, don't think about the consequences ... I want you so much, But I hate your guts I hate you." Maybe she should partner up with Taylor Swift to write a new John Mayer breakup anthem?
Seal & Heidi Klum
In January 2012, Seal went super cryptic on Twitter, posting "The End." His message rang loud and clear within 24 hours, as the news broke that his marriage to Heidi Klum was finished. And soon we all went into mourning as one of our favorite couples of all time was hit with the Hollywood curse. Soon after, Heidi hopped online to thank fans for "all your support & kind words. Really means so much."
Jenny McCarthy & Jim Carrey
Though they were in our list of favorite funny couples, Jenny McCarthy and Jim Carrey's 2010 breakup was no laughing matter. The two took to Twitter in the most classy way possible. Carrey tweeted that he was grateful "4 the many blessings we've shared," while McCarthy said she would "always keep Jim as a leading man in my heart."Aw, sweet.
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