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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Dennis Quaid Files for Divorce From Wife of Eight Years, Seeks Joint Custody of Twins

‘Playing For Keeps’: Soccer Star Gerard Butler Tries to Score With Jessica Biel (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

Gerard Butler is known on and off screen as a legendary ladies’ man, but as a former soccer star in Playing For Keeps, there’s one woman whose attention he can’t win: his ex-wife, played by Jessica Biel.

“You’re the only woman I ever really loved,” he tells her. She laughs.

In a new TV spot exclusive to Celebuzz, Butler’s character attempts to win back Biel’s as he takes on their son’s soccer team.

Directed by Gabriele Muccino (The Pursuit of Happyness), the film promises to be a heartwarming romantic comedy. The cast also includes Catherine Zeta-Jones, Uma Thurman, Judy Greer and Dennis Quaid.

Playing For Keeps opens nationwide December 7, 2012. Watch Celebuzz‘ celebration of the actor’s 43rd birthday below.

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Dennis Quaid and Wife Split — Again

Dennis Quaid and wife Kimberly Buffington-Quaid have called it quits once again, Celebuzz has learned.

“Kimberly and Dennis Quaid have decided to legally separate after eight years of marriage. They ask that their privacy and the privacy of their family be respected during this difficult time,” a rep for the actor told us in an official statement.

The reason for the split?

Buffington-Quaid had filed for divorce in March, saying in papers that things between she and her husband had “become insupportable because of discord or conflict of personalities.”

After putting off their divorce in late April to work on their marriage, she filed for legal separation once again this week.


In papers obtained by TMZ, Bluffington-Quaid states the Vegas actor, 58, should get visitation with their 4-year-old twins.

This will be the second divorce for Quaid, who was married to Meg Ryan from 1991 to 2001. The former couple have one child together: Jack, 20.

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Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, Sarah Jessica Parker and More: Stars Who Are Parents to Twins (GALLERY)

Everything is better in pairs — especially for new parents Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer, who welcomed twins into the world.

“The babies were born a few weeks early, but are in good health and both Mom and Dad are overjoyed,” said a joint statement from their reps on Wednesday.

And the True Blood costars-turned-lovers certainly aren’t the first celebrities to get a double delivery from the stork.

So what other couples in Hollywood are proud parents to twins?

From Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon, to Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick, to Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, plenty of A-listers have had a dose of double baby joy.

On their third wedding anniversary, Carey and Cannon welcomed fraternal twins, son Moroccan and daughter Monroe in April 2011.

Parker and Broderick didn’t want to settle for one offspring: In June 20092, the Sex and the City star and her actor hubby welcomed twin girls Marion Loretta and Tabitha Hodge via surrogate, joining big brother James Wilkie.

And Brangelina added to their seemingly ever-growing brood in July 2008, when the actress gave birth to fraternal twins Vivienne and Knox in Nice, France.

Find out what other celebrities have dealt with twice the diaper duty in Celebuzz’s gallery.

Who is your favorite set of twins? Weigh in below!

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