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As we reminisce over the past decade, we pay homage to the famous splits that have ripped the hearts of the nation. Whether it’s Love Island’s Dani and Jack, Hollywood’s Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth or One Direction, many Brits have been bawling throughout the past 10 years over many famous splits, according to new research out today.
Research commissioned by the Trainline for the launch of its money-saving SplitSave app feature, which could collectively save the nation a huge £340 million in 2020 by giving customers ‘split tickets’, has found that it is not uncommon for Brits to cry after a famous split. Brits have been so upset over some famous splits that 77 per cent claim to have cried more when a band or couple went their separate ways, than when their own relationship broke down.
A variety of break ups have shocked the nation over the past decade, whether it’s when Jeremy Clarkson left Top Gear (21 per cent), Dec presented ‘Saturday Takeaway’ without Ant (22 per cent) or when David Cameron stepped down as Prime Minister in 2016 (22 per cent). The breakdown of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s marriage came as the biggest surprise of the last 10 years. Although despite the surprise of their split, almost a fifth of Brits hope that Brad and Jennifer Aniston, his first wife, reunite.
Aston spoke to Dani Dyer, 2018 Love Island winner to discuss the research in further detail and they also spoke about what she thinks about the current Love Island contestants.