2011 was a big year for couples and of course breakups. Check our list for the Top 10 Couples of 2011 and the Top 5 Breakups of 2011 below.
10. ALICIA & SWIZZ
Singer/songwriter Alicia Keys and her producer husband Swizz Beatz have been the topic of many convos for the past couple of years. The duo welcomed their first child together back in October of 2010. Alicia has a new album due out in 2012 and Swizz is in the lab making beats rocking his Reebok attire.
9. ROBIN & PAULA
Singer/songwriter Robin Thicke and actress Paula Patton have been on the move in 2011. With new music, new movies and a 1 year-old son – things are looking up. The couple are high school sweethearts and been married since 2005.
8. KHLOE & LAMAR
NBA player Lamar Odom and his wife reality star Khloe Kardashian were out a lot in 2012. The duo released a unisex fragrance called “Unbreakable” back in Feb. 2011 and Khloe recently said she was considering adopting in the new year. They also have a big move in their horizon, Lamar was recently traded from the Lakers to the Dallas Mavericks.
7. WILL & JADA
Actor Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith are still the talk of the tabloids with rumors of their marriage being in trouble. They released a statement back in October saying that they are fine, but you never know. Will has the new Men In Black movie coming out in early 2012 and Jada is helping out with the careers of her famous kids Willow & Jaden.
6. T.I. & TINY
T.I. was released from prison in September after serving time for probation violation. He hit the grown running with new music and a brand new reality show with his ride or die wife, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle. T.I.’s new album, Trouble Man, will be in stores in Feb. 2012 and Tiny is currently working on expanding her nail salons in ATL.
5. CARMELO & LALA
Basketball player Carmelo Anthony and T.V. personality Lala Vazquez-Anthony made the move from L.A. to NYC in 2011. The couple who married in 2010 have a 4 year-old son together. 2012 will be a good one with Lala’s VH1 reality show being picked up for another season and Carmelo gearing up for another season with the NY KNICKS..
4. WIZ & AMBER
Rapper Wiz Khalifa and model Amber Rose were the talk of the blogs this year. An odd match up at first, they now are comfortable sharing that they plan on getting married and having kids one day. Amber said that being with Wiz Khalifa was the best decision after breaking up with Kanye West.
3. MARIAH & NICK
Still a couple that people often debate is fake, superstar singer Mariah Carey and the multi-talented Nick Cannon had an amazing year. Mariah gave birth to her twins Monroe & Moroccon back in April of 2011. Enduring a difficult pregnancy, she is now enjoying motherhood. Both have a lot of their plates in 2012 – Mariah is a new spokesperson for Jenny Craig and Nick Cannon will continue his duties for Nickelodeon, MTV and NBC.
2. BEYONCE & JAY-Z
Beyonce and Jay-Z had an eventful 2011. Two best-selling albums for both and of course endless endorsement deals, but the pregnancy announcement at the VMAs back in September took the cake. Beyonce is expected to give birth any day now and now everyone is just waiting to hear what the baby name is. 2012 is definitely going to be another big one for them..
1. THE OBAMAS
No question the first couple of the United States, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama tops our list of Best Couple of 2011. Always vocal about their relationship in the public eye, they are currently gearing up for a big campaign year in 2012. Married for 19 years, their advice on maintaining a good relationship? Communication.
BREAKUPS OF 2011
5. Tyra Banks & John Utendahl
Former Model Tyra Banks and her boyfriend of three years successful banker John Utendahl broke up in early December. No word on why, but John has been seen with a new chick and Tyra is currently recharging in Bali.
4. Deion Sanders & Pilar Sanders
Another December breakup announcement came for former football star Deion Sanders and his model/actress wife Pilar Sanders. The duo have been married for years and have three kids together. Deion’s daughter Deiondra spoke her two cents about the breakup on twitter recently.
3. Nicole Scherzinger & Lewis Hamilton
Singer/T.V. personality Nicole Scherzinger and Lewis Hamilton her racer boyfriend broke up in mid October 2011 after four years of dating. According to reports, they differed on when to start a family, Lewis said he was too young and not ready.
2. Kobe Bryant & Vanessa Bryant
Superstar Kobe Bryant and his wife of 10 years Vanessa Bryant announced their break up in December too. Vanessa was over all the cheating and called it quits. She is entitled to half of everything because their is no pre-up. However, she does want joint custody for their two daughters.
1. Kim Kardashian & Kris Humphries
In one of the biggest entertainment stories of 2011. Kim Kardashian and her NBA player husband Kris Humphries separated months after their highly publicized wedding. Overall, it looks like the whole thing was a publicity stunt for money and it obviously worked out because they both made millions.