2023 has been a busy year for LGBTQ+ couples getting engaged and also tying the knot. On the flip side, there are also queer couples are calling it quits after being together for a few years.
Relationships can end for various reasons. Even though fans can sometimes feel disappointed about their favorite LGBTQ+ couples splitting up, it’s important to recognize that people should live happy lives, which can sometimes lead to breaking up.
Scroll through to see which LGBTQ+ couples have broken up in 2023 so far.
Russell Tovey & Steve Brockman
According to a September report in the Daily Mail, the Looking star and his partner, Steve Brockman, reportedly parted ways. They unfollowed each other on Instagram, and Tovey hinted at their breakup by sharing a picture with his dog that included the caption “It’s just you and me kid.” They started dating in 2016 and got engaged in 2018.
After news of their split made headlines, Russell edited the caption to read, “This is all for you my son…”
“With social media, it’s a bit complicated. Our relationship became a brand,” Champa told Out in an exclusive statement.
Ricky Martin & Jwan Yosef
Ricky Martin tied the knot with painter Jwan Yosef in 2017. Over the years, they had two children together, Lucia and Renn.
On July 6, 2023, Martin and Yosef released a joint statement announcing the end of their marriage. The popstar wrote in an Instagram post, “For some time, we have considered transforming our relationship, and it is after careful consideration that we have decided to end our marriage with love, respect, and dignity for our children – preserving and honoring what we have experienced as a couple all of these wonderful years.”
Billy Porter & Adam Smith
This year, Billy Porter and Adam Smith have also chosen to divorce after having a six-year marriage. In a statement to People, Porter and Smith noted that their “decision was an amicable and mutual one and was made after much consideration.” The couple first met in 2009 and dated for many years before tying the knot.