Despite the films they’ve starred in and the songs they sing always having a happy ending, it’s sad but true that love doesn’t always last forever.

When a celebrity gets married, it’s often headline news, filling the pages of newspapers, magazines and social media, but it’s often not as reported – or remembered – when a celeb calls off their engagement.

From Brad Pitt and Gwyneth Paltrow to Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder, plenty of celebrities have done just that. They’ve been ready to marry only for their relationship to fall apart before they get to the part where they say “I do”.

It’s a shame, but sometimes things just don’t work out. With the most recent engagement break off being that of Mariah Carey and James Packer’s, we’re looking back at 25 couples who broke it off before the big day.

 

1. Alexis Pheifer & Kanye West

Kim and Kanye are one of the biggest couples in the world but way back in 2002 there was Kanye and Alexis. They were on and off for six years and engaged for a year and a half before splitting in 2008.

2. Perrie Edwards & Zayn Malik

They were pop’s golden couple meeting on the X-Factor. After being together for two years, Malik proposed but just under two years later he broke up with Perrie.

3. Emily Blunt & Michael Buble

Blunt and Buble were together for three years and became engaged in 2005. They split claiming their differing schedules were to blame, however there have been rumours of Buble’s infidelity – rumours he denies.