In the world of entertainment news, few stories are as consistently engrossing as a truly juicy break-up.
Years later, millions are still fascinated by Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt's split; while others search for information on whether or not Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams are together this week.
With that in mind, 2008 didn't disappoint.
A few surprising couples remained steady (Kim Kardashian and Reggie Bush; Samantha Ronson and Lindsay Lohan), but other pairings crashed harder than the stock market.
Click on the following pictures to be reminded of which tandems went their separate ways during the year that was...
Madonna and Guy Ritchie agreed on a quick divorce, while Britney Spears and Adnan Ghalib enjoyed a few quickies in various hotel rooms before their break-up. Relive the couples that couldn't make it through 2008 by clicking on the photos above.