It’s 2023, can you believe it? Congrats for surviving yet another hectic, crazy year. Let’s take a look back and see what celebrity relationships didn’t make it to the new year.
Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen
Perhaps the most surprising, and a little sad, breakup of the year happened in the fall, when rumors began swirling that Super Bowl superstar Tom Brady and his supermodel wife Gisele Bundchen were calling it quits after 13 years.
Gisele knew things were going south when Tom un-retired from football earlier this year. In 2022, she bought not one but two new homes in the same south Florida town.
Smaller Home, Clearwater, Florida
The smaller house was purchased for $1.5 million last February, nearby the house the family was building. It has 1,500 square feet, three bedrooms, and a tiny lawn. Perhaps this purchase was a harbinger of bad news to come.
Larger Home, Clearwater, Florida
Later last fall, when the divorce was finalized, she bought a larger, more permanent property. This property set the newly-single Bundchen back $11.5 million, but she got nearly 4,000 square feet of living space, five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, gorgeous expansive windows, and unique wood and stone designs throughout the house. Outside, there’s a pool, gorgeous landscaping, and lots of room to enjoy the Florida weather.
Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson
We can’t exactly say we’re surprised the near-billionaire celebrity and the Saturday Night funny guy didn’t go the distance. But it kind of makes sense that Kim could be happy with a funny guy like Pete, considering he’s dated so many other beautiful, successful women in the past (and is already rumored to be in yet another relationship with a supermodel).
Condo in Staten Island, New York
Pete has really parlayed his reputation as a perfect boyfriend and hapless funny guy into a career, and he has the amazing New York digs to prove it. He recently bought a condo in this amazing waterfront building in Staten Island. But, apparently it wasn’t more permanent than his relationship, since he announced in early December that the condo is on the market and he’s moving to Brooklyn.
Home for Mom, Staten Island, New York
It’s kind of sweet to learn that Pete first bought his mom a home, and lived with her, before getting a place of his own. Maybe that’s what makes him stand out in the entertainment business.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Camila Morrone
Leonardo is a serial dater, and doesn’t settle down for too long with any one girlfriend, but his relationship with Camila Morrone lasted four years, which is about as long as any the Hollywood mainstay has had.
Leo may switch out companions every four years or when they turn 25 (it’s basically a well-known fact at this point) but his commitment to some of his real estate holdings has lasted far longer.
In 1994, new star Leo bought the first of two side-by-side mansions in the Hollywood Hills area of LA, for $4 million. (For those doing the math, that’s 28 years ago, older than any of his girlfriends.) He later bought the second home for $2 million, and has merged the two into a massive estate anchoring his $60 million real estate portfolio.
Private Island, Belize
Another purchase that sets Leo into a class all his own is his private island off the coast of Belize. He bought the skinny isle for $1.75 million in 2005, with the intent to sustainably develop it into an eco-friendly hotel. However, it’s not clear much has been done there, and it’s certainly not ready for business.
Liam Hemsworth and Gabriella Brooks
Liam has had a rough few years, getting divorced from Miley Cyrus, and now breaking up with the actress Gabriella Brooks. The couple dated since 2019, but spent most of their time under the radar due to Covid restrictions in Australia and other places.
He bought a home in Australia in 2020, for $6.5 million. The 10-acre property has a swimming pool, entertainment area, and even has a place for a helicopter to land. The happy couple spent lots of time together, but it seems that it couldn’t survive after Covid, and the couple called it quits as Liam began to take more roles in 2022.
Trevor Noah and Minka Kelly
Trevor Noah has come a long way, literally. He grew up in South Africa, and moved to Los Angeles as a teen, and has risen to celeb status as a comedian and host of The Daily Show. For the last two years, he was dating long-term actress Minka Kelly, but they split up earlier in 2022. Rumor has it Minka has moved on to Imagine Dragons singer Dan Reynolds already.
Perhaps as part of his failing relationship, Trevor sold his Bel Air mansion in the spring, for a million dollar loss. The 11, 000 square foot mansion set him back more than $27 million, but he sold it for just $26.4 million. The gated, one-acre property just didn’t hold its value as much as Noah must have anticipated.
He also put his New York penthouse on the market in November 2022. He bought the place in 2017 for $10 million, and he’s asking for $13 million. Whoever scoops this up will love the 15-foot ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a 1,000 square foot terrace.
These are just a few of the few people who didn’t quite make it to the end of 2022 as a couple, but the good thing about the new year is that they can start fresh in life, and love. Happy New Year!