And Then A Bunch Of Celebrities Broke Up

Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling
Buzz, Heartbreak

Marilyn Manson, Jaime Pressly and McAdams / Gosling are all freshly single.

Maybe they were holding out because they thought the country couldn't handle any celebrity bad news on election day or maybe they have their own reasons, but we noticed that a veritable boot-load November 5th breakups.

Maybe Marilyn Manson is a huge Johnny McCain fan and was inconsolable after Tuesday night's concession speech. Or maybe Evan Rachel Wood found a new damn rocker to shame the world. But DListed says it was because ERW's brother lived in her guesthouse and it really bugged the pale one. Bugged him to the point that a line was drawn in the mascara, 'it's me or him, Evan Rachel Wood.' To which ERW replied, 'it's 'him or me,' dingus, and I choose my brother.' Expect Marilyn Manson to enter into a light period to get over this breakup (or McCain's loss).

Jaime Pressly and her duder (Eric Cubiche) decided to go in a different direction. The couple have been cooling their jets to the tune of a 2-year engagement, per Us Weekly, and clearly decided to get off the pot (rather than defecate, because those are your options). The couple has a one and a half year-old son and hasn’t taken reconciliation off the table. We're not really into My Name Is Earl (small doses are great, though) but periodically we get a sense that Jaime Pressly is sort of playing herself. Life imitating art is magical; art imitating life is just quotidian. Though we've heard Jaime Pressly is much nicer than her character Joy. We bet Joy's upset about the election. "I don't know about ya'll, but I'm gonna vote for the pitbull with lipstick. She means business."

Though these Canadians don't have a dog in the fight, being Canadian and all, maybe Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams were just holding off for the vote too. While StarPulse says that conflicting schedules and control issues caused the breakup, we think that they may have other reasons. What if they were planning on fleeing back to Canada if Barack Obama lost? At that point, they're the 2 most attractive people in the whole of the great white north. But back Stateside, they're almost replaceable. Is there another couple that's as adorable? Probably not, though Jake Gyllenhaal and Reese Witherspoon will have to suffice. We need to figure out a way to get Ginnifer Goodwin and Shia LaBeouf in the same place at the same time or, failing that, Amanda Bynes and Michael Cera (or McLovin, we're not picky). We do know that the phrase "like McAdams loves Gosling" really lost a lot of meaning for us today.

Did the election cause any breakups for you or your circle? Holler at us.

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