Last Minute Wedding Jitters? 6 Celebrities Who Called Off Their Nuptials

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Better to back out now than say "I don't" later.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Bar Refaeli

The Israeli model and the Hollywood actor began dating in 2006. Initially, many people didn't take their relationship seriously because everyone knew Leo was a real ladies' man who didn't stay committed to his girlfriends. But this time, the actor seemed to have finally settled down: his romance with Bar lasted for three years, and there were talks of the upcoming wedding.

In 2009, Refaeli broke up with Leo because, according to the model, he was unwilling to create a family. The separation didn't last long: in 2010, DiCaprio restored the romance and proposed to the model. However, the couple separated again just before the wedding and never reconciled.

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck

In the early noughties, the media attention was focused on "Bennifer" — the much publicized relationship between Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck. The two Gigli stars had a very stormy romance, marked by J Lo's songs dedicated to her lover and their joint music video productions. Soon, Bennifer announced they were going to get married. Affleck gave his fiancée a ring worth $1.5 million, and the couple were actively preparing for the wedding, which was scheduled for September 2003.

But then, a few days before the event, the wedding was called off. The stars refused to reveal the reasons behind their breakup, but many believed it was Ben who canceled the wedding: the actor was tired of the increased public attention. Besides, at the time, Lopez's career was on the rise, while Affleck wasn't as successful in his acting projects (the actor was even nominated for the Golden Raspberry Award for bad acting). Later, J Lo revealed the breakup made her very depressed and she couldn't recover for a long time.

Britney Spears and Jason Trawick

Britney Spears separated from her husband, dancer Kevin Federline, in 2007 and fell into a depression. During this tragic period of her life, the pop star met actor Jason Trawick, and the celebrities dated for three years. In December 2011, Jason proposed to his girlfriend and gave her an expensive engagement ring. Britney's fans were thrilled to see the singer finally happy again, but her engagement with Jason's didn't last long: the stars broke up three years later, explaining that they had grown estranged from each other.

George Clooney and Stacy Keibler

Clooney was considered Hollywood's confirmed bachelor who never had any intention to marry. However, the actor reconsidered his life plans after he met and started dating Stacy Keibler in 2010. The lovers were inseparable, and George even introduced his girlfriend to his parents — which is something he had never done before. It was clear that the actor was serious about his relationship this time. Soon, George proposed to Stacy, but shortly before the wedding, the actor changed his mind again.

According to insiders, the couple's relationship suffered because the celebs couldn't see each other as much as they wanted to, and Stacy just couldn't put up with this.

Julia Roberts and Kiefer Sutherland

In the early 1990s, Julia dated her Flatliners co-star Kiefer Sutherland. After her legendary film Pretty Woman was released, the public attention to the couple was heightened — everyone was discussing the stars' upcoming wedding, which was planned to be held in 1991. Julia and Kiefer had invited many guests to the grand celebration, but a few days before the event, the future Runaway Bride star eloped to Ireland with her fiancé's friend.

It was later revealed that the actress learned about Sutherland's infidelity and decided to pay him back in the same coin. In a 2019 interview, Roberts admitted she's glad the wedding never took place: at that time, Kiefer was not ready to start a family.

Kylie Minogue and Joshua Sasse

Kylie met actor Joshua Sasse in 2015 on the set of the TV series Galavant. Despite their huge age gap (Sasse is 20 years younger than Minogue), the stars started dating and got engaged in 2016. However, the wedding was called off by Kylie: the singer announced the sad news on her social media and said that she's grateful to her ex for all his love and support.