11 Celebrity Couples Who Called Off Their Weddings
Remember when Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck called off their engagement? Or how about when Julia Roberts almost became a real-life runaway bride? Jennifer, Ben, and Julia are just some of the many stars who've famously called off their weddings and are living proof that not all engagements end in happily ever after. While many of these stars have gone on to find love with other people, we can't help but wonder what could have been. Let's take a walk down memory lane and look back at 11 celebrity couples who called off their weddings.
Julia Roberts and Kiefer Sutherland
Julia and Kiefer fell in love on the set of 1990's Flatliners. After she called off her engagement to Dylan McDermott and Kiefer divorced wife Camelia Kath, the two began dating. They planned to tie the knot in June 1991 on a Twentieth Century Fox sound stage, which was decorated to look like a pastoral garden, in front of an estimated 150 guests. Just three days before their wedding, their reps announced that the event was postponed, though it was later revealed that Julia had called off the wedding completely.
On what was supposed to be their wedding day, Kiefer moved out of their shared home and Julia was spotted out with Kiefer's Lost Boys costar Jason Patric. "They had a relationship that ended and I was with her for a little while and it ended," Jason told Vulture in 2011. "They've both been subsequently married several times and I think they're fine. But we never had any issue, even back then."
Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney
The pair began dating in 2011 after meeting on the set of Gaga's music video for "You and I," in which the Chicago Fire actor flaunts his shirtless physique as her love interest. They got engaged on Valentine's Day in 2015 after Taylor proposed with a heart-shaped diamond engagement ring, and even though they hadn't set a date yet, Gaga revealed in a March interview with Ryan Seacrest that all the women in her family had already started helping her plan out her special day. Sadly, the two broke things off in July 2016 and Gaga is currently dating talent agent Christian Carino.
Mariah Carey and James Packer
Mariah and James first sparked dating rumors when they were photographed vacationing in Italy in June 2015. The duo made their red carpet debut a few months later and were engaged by January 2016. In addition to the massive 35-carat diamond stunner James proposed to Mariah with, the singer had already purchased her wedding dress and made plans for a small wedding.
Unfortunately, the wedding never happened as the two split in October 2016. Mariah's rep released a statement to ET about the breakup, confirming that they hadn't seen each other since they had an argument in Greece in September 2016. "The fight was not because of any cheating allegations or excessive spending by Mariah," the rep explained. "They are trying to work it out. Right now, they're not sure if they will stay together." Most recently, Mariah pulled a savage "I don't know her" when asked about James during an interview in Tel Aviv.
Sheryl Crow and Lance Armstrong
The pair got engaged in 2005 after dating for almost two years and announced their split the following year. The couple released a joint statement through Lance's rep, telling People, "After much thought and consideration we have made a very tough decision to split up. We both have a deep love and respect for each other and we ask that everyone respect our privacy during this very difficult time." Sheryl had already tried on wedding gowns and the two shared a ranch in Austin, TX, where they planned to live after their wedding.
Big Sean and Naya Rivera
The couple got engaged in October 2013 after dating for six months. The two were expected to tie the knot in July 2014 but broke up just two months before. According to Big Sean's rep, the rapper was the one to end the couple's relationship, saying that "after careful thought and much consideration, Sean has made the difficult decision to call the wedding off." There were reports that Big Sean had been cheating on Naya, which his rep denied, adding, "The recent rumors and accusations reported by so called or fake sources are simply untrue. Sean wishes Naya nothing but the best and is still his hope that they can continue to work through their issues privately."
While Naya didn't marry Big Sean, she did end up walking down the aisle after all. Naya secretly tied the knot with actor Ryan Dorsey in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, on July 19, 2014 (her original wedding date to Big Sean). The two welcomed a baby boy named Josey a year later, but in November 2016, Naya filed for divorce. She has since been linked to David Spade, while Big Sean is currently dating Jhené Aiko.
Nick Young and Iggy Azalea
The rapper got engaged to the NBA star during his 30th birthday party in June 2015. Nick popped the question with a massive $500,000 sparkler, which featured an 8.15-carat Fancy Intense yellow center stone with 2.28 carats of white diamonds set onto 18-karat white gold, was designed by Nick himself. Iggy had already purchased her Giorgio Armani wedding dress when the couple split the following year, and things got even messier when Iggy looked at home security footage and accused Nick of cheating.
Nick Cannon and Selita Ebanks
Nick began dating the model in February 2007 after meeting at a Super Bowl party in Miami. He popped the question with a 12-carat sparkler the following May after the Met Gala. The two were aiming to wed "in a year and a half to two years" and had already begun planning for the big day when they called off their engagement in October 2007. "Selita and Nick are taking a break to focus on their careers but still very much love each other and remain the best of friends," Selita's rep said in a statement.
Tara Reid and Carson Daly
The former TRL host met the American Pie actress on the set of MTV's Spring break show in Cancun and he proposed to her in October 2000. In April 2001, Tara pushed back their planned Summer nuptials to reportedly accommodate the filming of her movie, My Boss's Daughter, but their relationship ended later that Summer. "When something's not right, it's not right," Tara told the New York Daily News in 2011. "I did everything I could to make the relationship work, and it didn't."
Kat Von D and Deadmau5
The couple first started dating in September 2012. They briefly broke up two months later, but reunited shortly thereafter, and the DJ (real name Joel Zimmerman) proposed in December 2012 via Twitter. "I can't wait for Christmas so . . . Katherine Von Drachenberg, will you marry me?" he tweeted, alongside a photo of what her engagement ring would look like.
The pair had been making plans for an underwater-themed wedding inspired by one of their favorite authors, H.P. Lovecraft, when they split in June 2013. Kat accused Deadmau5 of cheating in a series of tweets, while Deadmau5 spoke out about the breakup on his Facebook page. "Kat and I split in November and I moved back home to Toronto. During this time, while we were broken up, I did have relations with another woman," he wrote. "Following that, Kat and I reconciled and I acknowledged being intimate with another person while we were estranged."
Carrie Ann Inaba and Robb Derringer
The Dancing With the Stars judge and the General Hospital actor got engaged in December 2016 after a couple months of dating. They were in the middle of planning a Hawaiian wedding for July 2018 when they broke up in August 2017. Carrie hinted at the split on Instagram a month later, sharing a broken heart emoji along with a quote that read, "Life is a balance of holding on and letting go." It's unclear what led to their breakup.
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck
The couple first started dating in July 2002 after meeting on the set of their movie Gigli, and later became engaged a few months later in November. Ben proposed with a custom pink diamond ring by Harry Winston and their wedding was originally scheduled to take place in Santa Barbara, CA, in September 2003, though it was later postponed because of "excessive media attention," which led to their breakup in January 2004. In an interview with The Huffington Post in 2015, Jennifer said she had "no regrets" about her time with the actor.