Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris’ current shambles of a breakup may seem like the most drama-filled split ever, but they’re not the first ex-couple to totally cock up the whole ‘this is a mutual decision and we’re super chill and mature’ thing. Many unbearably uncomfortable celeb breakups have come before them.
1. Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris
Let’s start with the split we can’t look away from. Taylor and Calvin were in love. They hung out with Taylor’s cats. They posed on inflatable flamingos. If that didn’t signify everlasting love, what does?
Then they shocked everyone by breaking up, Taylor started ‘dating’ (IS IT REAL? WE JUST DON’T KNOW) Tom Hiddleston, and Calvin went on a massive Twitter meltdown about people claiming Taylor had written his new single. It doesn’t help that we’re still not entirely sure why a couple with such a loved up Instagram presence would break up.
2. Calvin Harris and Rita Ora
But his thing with Taylor isn’t the first time Calvin’s been involved in a messy split. Calvin announced the split very publicly through Twitter, and Rita later said that the breakup made her want to “crawl in bed and die”. Calvin then poured salt in the wound by apparently refusing to let Rita perform the song they had created together, ‘I Will Never Let You Down’, at the Teen Choice Awards.
3. Rita Ora and Rob Kardashian
Buuuut that wasn’t the first awkward breakup for Rita either. When things between Rob and Rita turned sour, the couple deleted all evidence of their relationship online. Then Rob decided to go on a massive Twitter rant, accusing Rita of cheating on him with “nearly 20 dudes”.
Which would be bad enough. But then Rita apparently tweeted that Rob’s “dick was wack” (lol) – although it’s possible the screenshots of the tweet may have been faked – and Rob responded by tweeting: “So u let me get u pregnant and u let others hit it raw?” Crikey. Too far, Rob.