After two years of dating, Ryan Seacrest and Julianne Hough have split up. The couple, who had a 14-year age gap between them, have reportedly decided to take a break from their relationship and live apart. According to People Magazine, the amicable breakup is due in part to the E! host and the former pro dancer’s busy schedules.
2.Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes
Heartthrob Ryan Gosling, 31, and beauty Eva Mendes, 37, are definitely one of Hollywood’s most gorgeous couples. Though they’ve shown some serious PDA in Paris in November as well as their shared sense of humor in the Funny or Die spoof on “The Night Before Christmas,” many doubt their relationship will survive 2012. “I don’t see that one lasting,” Drew said. “It seems so random, so out of the blue. They are both very attractive, but they don’t seem like such a natural fit.”
3. Michelle Williams and Jason Segel
After nearly a year of dating, Michelle Williams and Jason Segel are calling it quits. The actors, both 32, ended their romance earlier in February, an insider told Us Weekly. A source told the magazine that long distance is to blame for the split. Williams lives in Brooklyn with her 7-year-old daughter Matilda while Segel is based in Los Angeles where he films his CBS show “How I Met Your Mother.” The two began dating in early 2012.
4. Jenifer Lopez and Casper Smart
Jennifer Lopez, 42, is obviously having fun with new boyfriend, Casper Smart, her 24-year-old backup dancer. Over the holidays, the pair jetted to Hawaii and Morocco, shopped for jewelry in LA and dined with her fellow “American Idol” judges in Vegas. But Drew calls the romance a rebound from J Lo’s split from husband Marc Anthony last year. “It’s not going to last,” he said, “but I say, ‘Go ahead with your bad, J Lo self.’”
5. Rachel McAdams and Michael Sheen
That’s a wrap for Rachel McAdams. The actress and her boyfriend Michael Sheen have called off their relationship of two and a half years, according to Us Weekly. McAdams, 33, first met Sheen, 44, while filming Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris.”
6. Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney
After keeping their relationship under wraps, Lady Gaga and “Vampire Diaries” star Taylor Kinney were finally photographed arm-in-arm in Los Angeles at the end of last year. Drew cautions reading too much into the photo. He said last summer’s hookup after he starred in Gaga’s video “You and I” is sure to turn into this year’s breakup. “It’s more like a sex hookup,” he said. “I think she thinks he’s hot, but he’s not much of an artist.”
7. Bradley Cooper and Zoe Saldana
Nothing like a new Hollywood hookup to get tongues wagging. Buzz was building by year’s end that “The Words” co-stars were replicating their on-screen romance in real life with a trip to the Rockies. “They are totally dating,” a source told E! Drew said, “It would be a natural thing,” but cautioned, “who hasn’t he been with?”
8. Lindsay Vonn and Tim Tebow
She’s an Olympic champion skier and he’s the hot new NFL quarterback. A hookup between Lindsay Vonn and Tim Tebow appears made in Hollywood if they can overcome some obvious hurdles — she just filed for divorce from husband/manager/coach Thomas Vonn and he’s a publicly declared virgin. After tweeting that she wasn’t dating Tebow, Vonn told TMZ she’s not opposed to it. One thing in her favor: she’s friends with his family.
9. Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux
Though they hooked up in 2011, the state of their relationship continues to be a source for speculation. Drew says their prognosis for 2012 is good. They relationship appears solid — they sent out holiday cards from Jen and Justin — but don’t expect them to rush into marriage. “Jennifer has already done the big profile marriage,” Drew said. “I wouldn’t be surprised if they just stayed together a long time but never got married. I can see her just being happy to be with him.”
10. Ashley Judd and Dario Franchitti
Ashley Judd and her race car driver husband Dario Franchitti have announced they are splitting up after being married for over a decade. “We have mutually decided to end our marriage,” the actress told People magazine. “We’ll always be family and continue to cherish our relationship based on the special love, integrity, and respect we have always enjoyed.” The couple, who got hitched in Scotland in 2001 after being engaged for two years, didn’t have any children together.
11. Debra Messing and Will Chase
Another relationship brewing at year’s end was between another set of co-stars, Debra Messing and Will Chase from the television show “Smash.” Both recently announced that they were separating from their spouses amid reports that they had become an on-set item. This nascent relationship comes with complications — namely Messing’s 7-year-old son and Chase’s two daughters — so it’s too early to tell if it will make it through 2012.
12. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver
When Arnold Schwarzenegger came clean about his love child with the family housekeeper, it seemed impossible that his wife of 25 years, Maria Shriver, would stand by him. Since filing for divorce in June, however, Shriver may be having second thoughts. A source told TMZ that Shriver is reconsidering the divorce, in part because of her Catholic faith. The estranged couple spent the holidays together along with their four children and, perhaps in a show of optimism that they could reconcile in 2012, Schwarzenegger has been seen wearing his wedding ring again.