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8 celebrity couples who called off their engagement

Robert Pattinson and FKA Twigs just announced their split

By ELLE team  October 16th, 2017

Not all love stories reach their happily ever after. This is especially true in the film industry, where the pressure of being constantly in the limelight bring a bitter end to marriages and engagements alike. Recently, news broke that Twilight star Robert Pattinson and his beautiful fiancee, singer FKA Twigs, ended their long-term engagement. The couple started dating in September 2014 and announced their engagement 7 months later. Despite being inseparable initially, they drifted apart in the past one year, revealed a close source.

Bollywood has its own history of broken relationships. Before Abhishek Bachchan married the love of his life, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, he was engaged to Karishma Kapoor in 2002. The couple called it quits after rumours about their family’s differences started floating in. Here’s a look at all the loved-up celebrity couples who never made it to the altar. 

Celebrity couples who called off their weddings  

Abhishek Bachchan and Karishma Kapoor

Abhishek Bachchan and Karishma Kapoor started dating in 1997, after they met at a family wedding and were completely smitten by each other. The couple’s engagement was announced 5 years later at Amitabh Bachchan’s 60th birthday but their happiness was short-lived as the engagement ended due to reasons best known to them. Soon enough, rumours about difference in their families' being the reason started doing the rounds. Jaya Bachchan stated in an interview that the families should not be held responsible as it was Abhishek’s decision which he painfully took on his own. Now, Abhishek Bachchan is happily married to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Karishma Kapoor lives with her 2 children after her divorce with husband Sanjay Kapoor. 

Salman Khan and Sangeeta Bijlani

Salman and Sangeeta’s love affair was a popular one back in the '90s; the couple were serious about their relationship and were planning to get married too. Even though, Salman’s love life has always been full of controversies, the Dabangg star wanted to settle with Sangeeta as she was the first woman he fell in love with. According to Salman’s biography Being Salman written by Jasim Khan, the duo had finalized their wedding date and were planning to tie the knot on 27 May 1994, but the wedding was called off later. Salman even confessed to it on Koffee with Karan while having a candid conversation with Karan Johar.

FKA Twigs and Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattinson and FKA Twigs have ended their engagement after three years. According to The Sun “Rob is tired of it, has called off their engagement and told friends they have split. With so much history between them, though, there are still strong feelings there. They were almost inseparable for their first two years together,” the report read. “But in recent months they have really started to drift apart and have been spending less and less time together." The couple started dating after the Twilight star attended her concert in London back in September 2014 and got engaged 7 months later.

Zayn Malik Perrie Edwards

Zayn Malik and Perrie Edwards' love story began on the set of The X Factor; the couple had an instant spark and started dating shortly after. Zayn proposed to the Little Mix star in 2013 and the couple was engaged for two years until the former 1D singer decided to end things with a single text. A passage from the book Our World written by the Little Mix star said "It was horrible, the worst time in my life. A four-year relationship, two-year engagement ended by a simple text message. Just like that. Even though things in my career were going really well, it was incredibly difficult for me. Both musicians have since moved on with their lives: Zayn Malik is dating supermodel Gigi Hadid while Perrie is in a relationship with Arsenal footballer Alex Oxlade. 

Sushant Singh Rajput and Ankita Lokhande

Sushant Singh Rajput and Ankita Lokhande were television's 'it' couple, but after 6 years of togetherness, the couple ended things amicably and called their wedding off in December 2013. A source close to the couple revealed “As long as the two were on the same page professionally, it was fine. Sushant has had a successful run with films and Ankita’s career in Bollywood is yet to take off. This created friction between the two and somewhere, along the way, their ideologies didn’t match.”


Jeniffer Lopez and Ben Affleck

The Batman star started dating the pop star in the early 2000 and were popularly known as ‘ Bennifer’, as coined by their fans. The couple met on the set of their movie Gigli, which bombed at the box office, but the couple was still going strong and later got engaged.  In 2004, Ben Affleck publicly announced the end of their relationship after which the singer/actress confessed in her first memoir, True Love ‘‘It felt like my heart had been torn out of my chest’’. Now, Jennifer is dating retired baseball player Alex Rodriguez while Ben has separated from wife Jennifer Garner whom he has 3 children with.

Brad Pitt Gwyneth Paltrow

Way before Brangelina was a thing, these two heartthrobs were a favourite amongst their fans. Brad and Gwyneth dated between 1994 and 1997 after meeting on the set of Seven. The World War Z star proposed to the actress while they were shooting in Argentina but didn’t go through with it, endeing their relationship the next year. Gwyneth confessed in an interview with Howard Stern "I honestly do think I was too young and I didn't know what I was doing. I mean, I was 22 when we met and it's taken me until 40 to get my head out of my a**. You can't make a decision when you're 22 years old." 

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