Dinner In Honor Of Tracey Emin Hosted By Phillips In The Cecconi's Garden At Soho Beach House Dinner In Honor Of Tracey Emin Hosted By Phillips In The Cecconi's Garden At Soho Beach House
MIAMI BEACH, FL - DECEMBER 03: Singer/songwriter Pharrell Williams and Helen Lasichanh at the Tracey Emin dinner hosted by Phillips and Vanity Fair at Cecconi's at Soho Beach House on December 3, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Mireya Acierto/Getty Images for Soho Beach House)

The 2013 Breakups and Makeups Within Hollywood Relationships


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Being in Hollywood can do one of two things to your love life: create or destroy it. This year while the baby boomers were in full effect, so was cupid's arrows. Many celebs decided to put a ring on it and others opted to head down the aisle. But where there is love there is war.  As we head near the end of a year of highs and lows, flip the page to see which couples called it quits and the ones sealed their love.

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Rumored Couple

Nelly and Tae Heckard

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Jhene Aiko and Childish Gambino

Rumored Couple

Jhene Aiko and Childish Gambino

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Keri Hilson

Dating

Keri Hilson and Serge Ibaka

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nathan sykes ariana grande

Dating

Ariana Grande and Nathan Sykes

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Engaged

Ciara and Future

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Kelly Rowland

Engaged

Kelly Rowland and Tim Weatherspoon

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Proposal

Engaged

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian

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Kevin Durant and Monica Wright

Engaged

Kevin Durant and Monica Wright

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Big Sean's arm over naya rivera's shoulder

Engaged

Naya Rivera and Big Sean

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Amare Stoudemire and Alexis Stoudemire

Married

Amar'e Stoudemire and Alexis Stoudemire

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Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa

Married

Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose

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Kerry Washington

Married

Kerry Washington and Nnamdi Asomugha

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Zoe Saldana

Married

Zoe Saldana

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'Toiles Enchantees' Red Carpet  At Publicis Cinema

Married

Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez

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Dinner In Honor Of Tracey Emin Hosted By Phillips In The Cecconi's Garden At Soho Beach House

Married

Pharrell and Helen

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VIBE-Vixen-Gloria Govan and Matt Barnes

Married

Gloria and Matt Barnes

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chrissy teigen and john legend in all of me video

Married

John Legend and Chrissy Teigen

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Anthony Mandler Denise Vasi Engaged

Married

Denise Vasi and Anthony Mandler

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Gregg and Nene Leakes Platinum Edition Of ATL Live On The Park

Married

Nene Leakes and Gregg Leakes

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VIBE-Vixen-Lebron and Savannah

Married

Lebron and Savannah James

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Terrence Howard marries for fourth time

Married

Terrence Howard and mystery woman.

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Kris and Bruce Jenner Celebrity Sightings In Los Angeles - March 21, 2013

Called It Quits

Kris and Bruce Jenner

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selena gomez and justin bieber

Called It Quits

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez

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Khlomar

Called It Quits

Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odum

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Taye Diggs Idina Menzel Split

Called It Quits

Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel

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US-ENTERTAINMENT-GQ MEN OF THE YEAR PARTY-ARRIVALS

Called It Quits

Michael B Jordan and girlfriend

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Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth "Paranoia" - Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals

Called It Quits

Miley and Liam Hemsworth

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Elle Varner dating Iman Shumpert

Called It Quits

Elle Varner and Iman Shumpert

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Kim Kardashian Kris Humphries

Divorced

Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries

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 Columbus and Tanee Children's Defense Fund's 17th Annual Beat the Odds Awards

Divorced

Columbus Short and Tanee McCall-Short

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Porsha Stewart

Divorced

Porsha and Kordell Stewart

Terrence Howard marries for fourth time

Divorced

Terrence Howard and Michelle Ghent

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