No matter how much we try to deny it, almost all of us have a strong interest in the lives of celebrities. From the clothes they wear, they food they eat, and the places they go, to the making and breaking of their relationships, we’ve all got a keen eye on our favourite celebs.

Like every year, 2014 was full of break-ups, make-ups, heat break and claims of cheating and infidelity. As well as the usual fallouts and breakups, the year also brought a number of shocking splits that truly rocked the celebrity world – there can be little doubt that 2014 will go down in history as the year of ‘conscious uncoupling’.

So what were the biggest celebrity breakups of 2014?

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin

In April 2014, we were hit by what can only be described as a bombshell. After over 10 years of marriage, our favourite celebrity couple, Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow had broken up, split up, consciously uncoupled, however you put it, they were over.

The Hollywood actress and Coldplay frontman had seemingly had the perfect family life with their two children, Apple, 10 and Moses, 8. They were regularly photographed looking happy, relaxed, and, for want of a better word, ‘normal’.

Thankfully, our faith in humanity (and endless love) was not dashed too much as the pair seem to be handling the split well – Gwyneth even referred to Chris as “Father of the Year” when she introduced his performance at he Inspiration Gala for the AIDS charity amfAR in October.

We’re pleased to see that the split seems to be genuinely amicable and the former couple are still incredibly close and get on well, but we can’t help thinking that this can only mean that there’s still a glimmer of hope that they’ll get consciously re-couple in the non-too-distant future!

Helena Bonham Carter & Tim Burton

Another major shock was the news that our favourite quirky couple Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton had also called it a day after 13 years. The pair never marries and, whilst they were together, the eccentric couple were famous for living in separate houses next door to each other.

The split is said to be amicable. The pair continue to be friends and have been pictured out together enjoying time as a family – we can only hope that this doesn’t mean the end of their fantastic working relationship, which has resulted in films such as Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Sweeney Todd, Alice in Wonderland and Dark Shadows.

Bruce Jenner & Kris Jenner

Having religiously watched their reality TV show, followed all their social media accounts, and kept up to date on who’s seeing who, it’s not surprising that so many of us feel like we really are part of the Kardashian family. We’ve watched them marry, divorce, have children, and progress in their careers. We’ve seen them fight, argue, kiss and make up.

So it was a sad day when, after 23 years of marriage, Bruce and Kris Jenner announced that they were officially divorced (they made the announcement on an episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, naturally!)

We’re pleased to hear that the divorce is on good terms and the former couple seem to be getting along just fine – but will it last? Only time will tell…

So there they are, the biggest celebrity breakups of 2014. 2015 will bring a whole new set of celebrity couples, weddings, babies, and inevitably breakups. And with couples such as David Walliams and Lara Stone already having split, we will wait with baited breath to see which duos are making the biggest breakup list next year!