7 Pop Star Breakups That Broke Our Hearts

  
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5. Avril Lavigne and Deryck Whibley

We should have known when Avril Lavigne married Deryck Whibley at only 21 years old that it wouldn’t last, but we’re hopeless romantics, so we just gave them the benefit of the doubt. Their marriage came to a crashing halt in 2009 when Lavigne abruptly dumped him and had him move his stuff out of their 12,000 square-foot mansion, and we couldn’t help but feel heartbroken. Those two were way more perfect together than she ever was with the dude from Nickelback.

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4. Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake

Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake were pop music’s cutest couples. Even though they only dated for three years, we all grew quite attached to them. We loved watching them strut their stuff in their matching denim outfits at the MTV VMAs and how they gushed about each other in interviews – their relationship gave us all #couplegoals. When they abruptly broke up in 2002, it was devastating for all of their fans who had fallen in love with them as a couple. For years, many of us have been hoping for them to reconcile, but that ship has definitely sailed. At least we have the memories!

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