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TOP Celebrities Breakups in 2021

2021 witnessed the collapse of the marriages of some important and well known celebrities. While the reasons for the splits were unknown, some were attributed to irreconcilable differences between the couples.

Here is a list of a few celebrity separations as reported in the media:

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian, 40, in February filed for divorce from rapper Kanye West, 43, after almost seven years of marriage.The two later agreed to joint custody of their four young children.She said her husband had bipolar disorder, was a “brilliant but complicated person” and called for greater empathy surrounding his mental health from the public and the media.

Bill Gates and Melinda Gates

In May, the couple posted a joint statement on Twitter about their divorce but court papers showed that they were separated before taking the divorce decision. The court papers, however, did not show the date of their separation.After a great deal of thought and a lot of work, we have made the decision to end our marriage. Over the last 27 years, we have raised three incredible children and built a foundation that works all over the world to enable all people to lead healthy, productive lives.“We continue to share a belief in that mission and will continue to work together at the foundation, but we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives. We ask for space and privacy for our family as we begin to navigate this new life,” they said in the joint statement.The court papers also showed that Melinda Gates, 56, filed the divorce petition in which she described her marriage to Bill Gates, 64, as ‘irretrievably broken’.

It was also revealed that the Microsoft founder, who is the fourth richest man in the world with a fortune of about $130billion, did not sign a prenuptial agreement with his estranged wife of over 27 years. Bill and Melinda GatesThe divorce announcement of world’s billionaire couple, Bill and Melinda Gates, was probably the most shocking news of the year.

Paul and Anita Okoye Anita

The wife of popular singer, Paul Okoye, reportedly filed for divorce in August. A partly redacted court document that went viral on social media indicated that she was calling for a dissolution of the marriage.The couple got married on March 22, 2014, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, and their union produced three children— Andre, and twins, Nathan and Nadia.

Ooni of Ife and Naomi Silekunola

In December, Evangelist Naomi Silekunola, 28, announced her separation from 47-year-old Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Ojaja II. She also renounced the title of a ‘Queen’, saying she tried to make the three-year union work but the Ooni’s public identity is at variance with “his true self”.“I did my best to endure and make it work; many times, I smiled through the struggle, but I have finally realised I had just one assignment, my son, and when God is done, He is done. He chose Saul to be king, and when He was done, He told the prophet Samuel I have moved on.“Religion was never an issue between us; please refer to my interview on News Central TV. Instead, His Majesty has a picture he would love the world to see and perceive him as and another one which is his true self,” the fair-skinned lady posted on her social media pages.She then declared, “I, at this moment, announce that I shall no longer be referred to as wife to the Ooni of Ife or as Queen of Ile-Ife but as the Queen of the people and mother of my adorable Prince.”

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