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Breakup Expert on Why So Many Celebrity Couples Are Splitting Up

Amy Chan spills the tea on love, attachment and celebrity status.

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Breakup Expert on Why So Many Celebrity Couples Are Splitting Up

Amy Chan spills the tea on love, attachment and celebrity status.

Since the beginning of Summer 2023, celebrity couples have been splitting, one after the other. From Rosalia and Raw Alexander to Britney Spears and Sam Asghari, we assumed it was the fault of Venus in Retrograde. You know, that astrological period known for sending couples to a screeching halt. But even after retrograde’s end, Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas split and Jodie Turner-Smith filed for divorce, making it clear, that the end to celebrity splits wasn’t in sight. Breakup expert and founder of Renew Breakup Bootcamp, Amy Chan, has a few theories as to why we’re in split central — here are her thoughts.

“The time period leading up to the holidays can see a spike in breakups,” the host of “Breakup Bootcamp” podcast stated. “The holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas involve a lot of family and social gatherings,” which may trigger underlying thoughts that once went ignored. “People might evaluate whether they want to introduce their partner to their family, or conversely, if they wish to avoid another holiday season with a partner’s family. Breakups before the holidays can be a way to sidestep these potential complications.”

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For celebrities, there’s an added relationship strain due to their lifestyle, Chan reports. “When it comes to celebrity breakups, it’s important to remember that often these people are productized, branded and sold.” No matter how much you love their seemingly authentic nature, “there are downsides” for celebs “as they may feel an external pressure and the feeling of ‘living for the audience’ which can affect genuine emotions and dynamics.”

When you consider the fast pace of the celebrity lifestyle, for example, insane filming schedules and traveling, “there’s more disconnection that happens from their partner.” This is the true test for many relationships, A-list or not. How do you balance your day-to-day while also showing up in a partnership? For Joe Jonas, Sophie Turner’s time on-set was a breaking point — that he reportedly aimed to use to his advantage in divorce proceedings. ”Some research suggests that frequent travel can strain family relationships, leading to feelings of disconnection and that there are higher infidelity rates among those who travel frequently for work… How someone handles that sense of disconnection can be healthy or unhealthy. Unhealthy coping mechanisms include cheating and “not putting an effort to keep the connection alive — even when apart.”

Chan also suspects one final trend is contributing to the rise in splits and divorces: avoidant attachment. Attachment styles have been all the hype across social media platforms as they provide a blueprint as to how we love. According to Chan, this attachment style results in a fear “that when someone gets too close, they will get smothered, controlled or their freedom and autonomy will be taken away…. This attachment style can wreak havoc on relationship satisfaction leading to more breakups and divorce.

In other news, Gen Z is rewriting the script on marriage — here’s how.

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