With most of 2015 on the books, it’s safe to say it was a tumultuous year for celebrity relationships. As with most other facets of life, much of the public invested far more in the love lives of the rich and famous than they did in their own. Here are 10 things those celebrity relationships taught us in 2015 (and none of them are about Charlie Sheen).
Jealousy doesn’t look good on anyone.
Nothing against the princess, but wherever Ciara goes, she seems to leave a trail of destruction. After she and Future split, Ciara moved on to Russell Wilson, the saintly quarterback of the Seattle Seahawks. Now, Wilson won’t allow the Seahawks to listen to Future, and Future’s video for “Rich $ex” seems like it may be trying to make his ex a little jealous. It's not cute, and we can't even get into the Blac Chyna layer of this drama.
Even superhero relationships call it quits.
Remember how adorable Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone were when they’d hold hard-to-read messages over their faces to put their paparazzi photos to good use? Well, that’s not happening anymore. It turns out even Spider-Man can’t get a relationship to stick.
Shoot for the stars.
Travis Scott was certainly one of the hot young musicians of 2015, and he used that fame to land himself Rihanna. Maybe Scott becomes one of the biggest rap stars on the planet and this all makes sense later, but he’s got a long way to go before that happens. If he can date Rihanna, then maybe you’ve got a shot with that person you’ve been Facebook-creepin' all over while working up the courage to ask out.
Sometimes there’s no doubt you should break up.
Everyone seemed really sad when Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale announced they were divorcing, but most folks also seemed to acknowledge that shacking up with Blake Shelton right after was a big step up. What did we learn year? That it's not worth staying in a bad relationship, because maybe there's a country music superstar out there just waiting for you to be single again.
People will judge you for getting back together with your ex.
Rightfully so, too. You don’t want to be Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose. Just don’t do it.
Being yourself is more important than keeping an awful relationship.
Regardless of how you feel about Caitlyn Jenner, we think most people can agree that Kris Jenner might not be the easiest person to be married to. Perhaps your life won't change quite so dramatically after the end of a relationship, but if you feel like your significant other is forcing you to be someone you’re not, get out of the relationship. And hey, if you’re famous enough, you might even land a TV special out of it.
Not telling everyone can help a relationship.
When one of the best athletes on the planet is dating one of the hottest actresses in Hollywood, every little thing they do is usually front page news. When you see Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and bona fide beauty Olivia Munn, they look genuinely happy together. Why? Because they’ve managed to stay out of the tabloids and media spotlight (for the most part). A little privacy can be good for a relationship. Not everything needs to be blasted all over social media.
Drake can ruin pretty much anything.
No matter how buff he gets, Drake will always have that sad boy air about him. It’s great in certain situations (like when writing sad songs), but it seems like it would make him a pain to date. Aside from presumably always thinking about his exes and the women who turned him down, the most emo Canadian this side of Simple Plan is singlehandedly responsible for bringing down the unstoppable Serena Williams at the U.S. Open this year. How is it Drake’s fault? No one really knows for sure, but it definitely is.
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Unexpected things might bring you back together (at least temporarily).
Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom probably won't go down as the great romance of the 21st century, but Odom definitely has to go down as one of the only guys to revive a relationship by way of prostitutes and narcotics. We wouldn’t recommend anyone try this one at home (or anywhere), but it’s definitely something you don’t see too often.
#RelationshipGoals can become #FamilyGoals.
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen might have the ideal relationship in the eyes a lot of folks, but Stephen and Ayesha Curry have taken things to the next level. Aside from having a pretty adorable relationship, they also have the world’s favorite 3-year-old. For every awful toddler you see running around with a seemingly cute couple, just remember that Riley Curry is out there to provide a goal for everyone else looking to have a family.