2012 Year in Review: The 20 Biggest Weddings, Breakups and Makeups

Just like the rest of the world, love makes the Hollywood go round.

This year had no shortage of romance among the stars. From Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel saying “I do” under the stars in Southern Italy, to Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively secretly getting hitched on a sprawling Southern plantation, many buzzed-about celebrity couples found their happily-ever-after in 2012.

Even some of the industry’s most beloved golden girls turned bridal. Natalie Portman tied the knot with her Benjamin Millepied in a traditional Jewish ceremony in Big Sur, Calif., where Anne Hathaway also walked down the aisle at sunset to wed Adam Shulman.

Drew Barrymore vowed for forever with Will Kopleman at her Montecito, Calif. estate, while Carey Mulligan took the plunge with Mumford & Sons musician Marcus Mumford in the countryside of Somerset, England.

But wedded bliss didn’t bless everyone, with many longtime lovers calling it quits in 2012. After almost seven years of marriage, Heidi Klum and Seal announced their separation in January before officially filing for divorce three months later.

Parting ways after five wedded years, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes — long labeled Tomkat — reached a surprisingly speedy divorce settlement after just 11 days in July, with the actress receiving primary custody of the couple’s six-year-old daughter, Suri.

But not all of Hollywood’s bitter breakups stuck. Back in July, Kristen Stewart was infamously snapped smooching her married Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders, seemingly ruining her three-year relationship with Twilight co-star Robert Pattinson. But Twihard broken hearts were soon on the mend, as Stewart and Pattinson were spotted canoodling in Los Angeles, Calif., in October.

Now, as the countdown begins to 2013, look back at this year’s biggest weddings, breakups and makeups.

Which wedding took the cake? What split was most shocking? And which makeups were meant to be? Share your thoughts in comments below.

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Gwyneth Paltrow, Olivia Wilde, Kate Moss Kick It in Chelsea Boots: Trendspotting (GALLERY)

Fall’s “it” boots have traveled from across the pond, where London’s “it” girls — Kate Moss, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Sienna Miller — have long been fans of the Chelsea boot.

Though the ankle is still the hot height for boots, this season, the high-heeled booty takes a more practical turn. The rugged new looks comes in all heights too — from platform heels and higher stacked heels to wedges — for a goes-with-everything booty that will take you from the office to date-night and next-day brunch.

While it would be easy to assume that this more masculine style would be best left to the street stylers and models who could make shoulder pads look chic, the Chelsea boot is one trend worth investing in this season.

With a subtle but substantial heel providing just enough of a vertical boost to flatter your figure, and a subtly rugged, masculine vibe, this short stack is actually incredibly easily to pull off. And these booties will work with just about anything in your closet.

Wear them with a printed dress and a leather or denim jacket for a breezy daytime look, or pair them with a longer hemline to toughen up a glam gown or flowy floor-length skirt for a night-out with the girls.

A perfect match for a t-shirt and skinnies, like the motorcycle boot, the Chelsea is this off-duty look’s finishing touch for that cool-without-trying look.

To see all the mileage you can get out of a pair, click through the galler  for all the ways celebs are styling their Chelsea boots.

Want more fall fashion inspiration? Check out our round-up of fall’s top trends in the galleries below.

 

What  trends are you most excited to take on for fall? We want to hear!

Find out how to style fall’s fab footwear in the video below.

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