The Christmas season is fast approaching but many celebrities are going to be single all the way after calling time on their romances.
Statistics show that December 11 is the day most couples break up, with many calling it quits just two weeks before Christmas.
Relationship expert Tracey Cox previously revealed the reason behind this is because special occasions, such as holidays, significant birthdays and anniversaries force us to think about where our lives are going – and where we’ve been.
Yet while there’s still a way to go until relationship day of reckoning, several celebrity couples have already decided to throw in the towel, with the likes of Danny Cipriani, Denise Van Outen and Lori Harvey all recently announcing the end of their romances.
MailOnline takes a look at all the recently split couples who will no longer be spending the holidays together…
Split: Danny Cipriani and his wife Victoria Rose called time on their two-year-and-a-half- year marriage on November 13 following a series of difficult ‘rows’
Danny Cipriani and Victoria Rose
Danny Cipriani and Victoria Rose ended their two-and-a-half year marriage on November 13.
Victoria, 42, revealed she split from her former rugby pro husband after discovering text messages on his phone that led to a series of tense rows.
She has described the separation as ‘the worst time of her life’ confiding to friends that she ‘needs time to regain her strength’.
England rugby ace Danny proposed to the mother-of-two only weeks after they first locked eyes on one another in 2020.
The once loved up pair tied the knot in April 2021 and Victoria’s heart ‘was in smithereens’ following the shock split from the athlete, who made his announcement on Instagram.
Danny told his Instagram following of 221,000 that he only wished his former wife ‘the best’.
Last picture together: Victoria, 42, revealed she split from her former rugby pro husband after discovering text messages on his phone that led to a series of tense rows
But in a mortifying lapse of judgement, the rugby ace mistakenly alleged they had been married for four years – when in fact it was only two.
He said: ‘Victoria and I sat together this weekend and agreed to separate after 4 years of marriage.
‘Whilst we’ve had some wonderful times together, we’ve also recognised we’re on different journey’s and whilst this is sad news, it’s also a new chapter for us both to pursue our own happiness. I only wish the best for Victoria and her children.’
However, the mother-of-two did not stay silent with the rugby star’s announcement, immediately striking back with her own message.
‘I’m not sure why Daniel needs to tell Instagram of his relationship status. I don’t wish for the invasion,’ she quipped.
‘Could I ask for some privacy, while navigating through this fragile time.’
Denise Van Outen and Jimmy Barba
It’s over: Denise Van Outen and her British-Italian boyfriend, Jimmy Barba broke off their 18-month love affair this week
Denise Van Outen and her British-Italian boyfriend, Jimmy Barba broke off their 18-month love affair this week.
The presenter and DJ, 49, went public with property developer, 55, last summer after her split from her cheating ex Eddie Boxshall, who she was with for seven years.
Yet she told The Sun this week: ‘We have decided to part ways but we remain great friends and our families and children are still in touch.’
After an amicable split, Denise and Jimmy still follow each other on social media and have kept loved-up snaps together on their profiles.
Property developer Jimmy is a household name in Italy, having landed fourth place in the eleventh series of Big Brother (Grande Fratello).
What followed was a short-lived pop career, with Jimmy releasing three singles between 2012 and 2013 – although they failed to light up the charts.
Blue star Duncan James and Gary Barlow were among Denise’s famous pals who Jimmy the seal of approval as they used to work with him from his professional dancing days.
Betrayal: The presenter and DJ, 49, went public with property developer, 55, last summer after her split from her cheating ex Eddie Boxshall (pictured) who she was with for seven years
Denise found love again with Jimmy in July 2022 following her devastating split from Eddie.
She ended her relationship with the commodities trader in January 2022 after discovering unfaithful messages.
Eddie moved out of Denise’s home following their shock split and is now thought to be staying with friends.
Six months later, she went public with Jimmy, who she met through All Saints singer Shaznay Lewis, at the Grand Prix Ball and the pair enjoyed their first holiday together after jetting to Marbella.
Just a couple of months ago, Denise spoke about her ‘good relationship’ with Jimmy and told how she didn’t feel the need to vet her new man as she knew those closest to her would never set her up with someone she could not trust.
Lori Harvey and Damson Idris
It’s over: Break up season is seemingly in full swing on the other side of the Atlantic as well, as Lori Harvey and actor Damson Idris confirmed their split on November 6
Break up season is seemingly in full swing on the other side of the Atlantic as well, as Lori Harvey and actor Damson Idris confirmed their split on November 6.
In a joint statement to the Hollywood Reporter, model Lori, 26, and the Swarm actor, 32, stated: ‘We are at a point in our lives where our individual paths require our full attention and dedication.
‘We part ways remaining friends with nothing but love and respect for each other and the time we shared together.’
The couple sparked their romance last December but did not make things Instagram official until January 2023.
Eagle-eyed fans spotted that Steve Harvey’s step-daughter had deleted any hint of the British actor from her Instagram profile.
Shortly after Damson took the same route.
Calling it a day: The couple sparked their romance last December but did not make things Instagram official until January 2023 (pictured in June)
The break up comes shortly after rumours of their split began to swirl after the pair were snapped rolling up to Odell Beckham Jr.’s party separately on November 7.
Although the young businesswoman went solo to the star-studded party she did not appear to be feeling the post-break up blues.
The couple had been dating for nearly one year as they public debuted their romance and went Instagram official on Harvey’s birthday in January.
They were first rumored to be dating when they were spotted together for the first time at LA hotspot Catch in December 2022.
A month after going Instagram official, in February, they made their red carpet debut together at the Los Angeles premiere of the final season of Snowfall.
Chris Appleton and Lukas Gage
Happier times: White Lotus star, Lukas Gage, 28, and his husband, Chris Appleton, 40, decided to divorce after only six months of marriage (pictured April 2023)
Lori and Damson aren’t the only Hollywood couple falling victim to the to the cold break up season.
White Lotus star, Lukas Gage, 28, and his husband, Chris Appleton, 40, decided to divorce after only six months of marriage.
Kim Kardashian’s hairstylist Chris and actor Luke only said ‘I do’ in Las Vegas this April.
But the pair decided to end their short marriage, officially filing or divorce on November 13 because of ‘irreconcilable differences’, according to TMX.
Their separation date has been listed as November 10, and they also have a prenup signed.
Divorce: They wed in front of only six guests at Little White Chapel in Aprilafter applying for a marriage license in Clark County, with Kim Kardashian officiating their wedding
A source allegedly told the publication that the decision was a difficult for Chris to come to, but the hairstylist had done ‘everything he could to make the marriage work’ adding that he ‘needed to make the best decision for himself moving forward.
They wed in front of only six guests at Little White Chapel after applying for a marriage license in Clark County.
The wedding was only documented on Hulu series, The Kardashians last week, with Kim, 43, officiating their wedding.
She also organized for music superstar Shania Twain to serenade the couple.
End of an era: Linda Robson, 65, confirmed this week that she and her husband of 33-years, Mark Dunford had gone their separate ways (pictured together in 2015)
Linda Robson and Mark Dunford
Linda Robson, 65, confirmed this week that she and her husband of 33-years, Mark Dunford had gone their separate ways.
The Loose Women panellist confirmed the news of her split to Woman magazine this week, saying: ‘He’s a really good dad and we had some good years, but enough is enough.
‘I’ve got my family and my kids around me. And I’m going on a cruise with Lesley Joseph in November. I’m keeping busy. I feel fine. I’m just going away on trips all the time.
‘I’m not interested [in dating] honestly. I can’t be a***d with all that.
The pair married in 1990 and share two children together son Louis, 31, and daughter Roberta, 27. Linda also has a daughter Lauren, 40, with her ex Tony Tyler.
Linda has reportedly been ‘keeping busy’ by spending time with her family in the aftermath of her split as she seeks support from her loved ones.
It was claimed recently that the pair had been having relationship difficulties.
Wedding day: Linda married Mark Dunford in 1990 but it was reported that they ‘hit a rough patch’ in their marriage before last Christmas that they were trying to work through
A source told The Sun on Sunday: ‘Linda has been quite open behind the scenes about problems in her marriage.
‘They hit a bit of a rough patch before Christmas but they’ve managed to work through it. Linda turned to her family and close friends who supported her through it all.’
While Linda denied she was in the midst of a ‘marriage crisis’ she admitted that it hasn’t been plain sailing with her long-term love.
When asked about the crisis by The Sun she stated: ‘That’s a load of rubbish.
‘We’re still living together. We both love our kids more than anything else in the world, obviously you have a few hiccups in every marriage.
‘We’ve been married 33 years so it’s not going to be all plain sailing, but we’re still together at the moment.’
Chloe Madeley and James Haskell
It’s over: After weeks of speculation, Chloe Madeley and James Haskell announced last month that they had ended their five-year marriage
After weeks of speculation, Chloe Madeley and James Haskell announced last month that they had ended their five-year marriage.
The former couple confirmed their separation in a joint statement after appearing in public without their wedding rings.
In a bitter twist of irony the couple recently released a fly-on-the-wall reality TV series, Chloe Madeley: A Family Affair.
In a joint update shared to Haskell’s Instagram account, they announced: ‘Chloe and I mutually decided separate at the end of September, 2023.
‘We had not planned on releasing a statement at this time – certainly not while the television show was airing – but constant speculation about our marriage has, unfortunately, forced our hand.’
On good terms: The former couple share 15-month-old daughter Bodhi and still live together while they focus on co-parenting in harmony
It continued: ‘Beyond this statement, we will not be speaking about this matter publicly, and we would request privacy at this time.
‘Our sole focus now is our beautiful daughter. We shall continue to co-parent with nothing but love.’
Sharing his own statement to Instagram, James added: ‘It’s with a lot of sadness I write this post, but unfortunately, in the world we live in, it has to be done.
‘My priority is my daughter’s and Chloe’s happiness and security. For that reason, I won’t be commenting any further.’
The former couple share 15-month-old daughter Bodhi.
After being asked whether ‘there was a chance’ they would get back together in a recent Instagram Q&A, Chloe wrote: ‘James and I are not together anymore but we are determined to be the absolute best parents we can be to our amazing little girl.’