The Art of the Unfollow: Celebrity Couples Who Used Twitter to Break Up

Joe Jonas isn't the first celeb to unfollow his ex on Twitter after splitting.

ByJoi-marie Mckenzie
November 30, 2015, 4:58 PM

— -- Victoria Secret model Gigi Hadid has seemingly moved on from ex-boyfriend Joe Jonas. But the singer isn't too happy that she's now being linked to former One Direction member Zayn Malik. Not only did he unfollow Hadid, whom he dated for six months, on Twitter, he also deleted a picture that he took with Malik back in June, while the two stopped by the Valentino show during Paris Fashion Week.

If you think Jonas is being petty, think again. He's not the first celebrity to unfollow their ex on Twitter or delete pics from Instagram. Below are some of our favorite former couples whose flames died out with a click of a button.

Katy Perry and Russell Brand

When actor Russell Brand filed for divorce in December 2012 after 14 months of marriage, Katy Perry unfollowed Brand and tweeted a message to her fans. "I am so grateful for all the love and support I've had from people around the world. You guys have made my heart happy again," the "Fireworks" singer wrote to her millions of followers. Perry added in a later tweet that she took to the social media network because she didn't want anyone to speak on her behalf, regarding rumors around their sudden split.

Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher

Emmy Award-nominated actress Demi Moore was left in a tight spot on Twitter after her split from Ashton Kutcher in November 2011. Her handle was @mrskutcher. She even tweeted to her then-4.3 million Twitter followers that changing the handle wasn't a "top priority right now." About six months later and after getting suggestions from fans, Moore eventually emerged back on the social network using the handle, @justdemi. The actress wrote at the time, "So hard finding a name that was fun somewhat playful and available. So for now it will be @justdemi It could grow on me!"

Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries

Before becoming Mrs. Kanye West, reality star Kim Kardashian was famously married to NBA player Kris Humphries for 72 days. So, of course, she said goodbye to her ex-husband in less than 140 characters. After Kardashian filed for divorce from her second husband in 2011, she tweeted a subtle dig at Humphries. "Who else is soooo ready to let go of 2011 and have the best 2012 ever!!!" she wrote then.

Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy

These two could write the book on how to break up amicably on Twitter. After the two comedians split in 2010, Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy took to Twitter -- not to unfollow each other, but to write sweet goodbyes. The "Dumb and Dumber To" star wrote then, "Jenny and I have just ended our 5yr relationship. I'm grateful 4 the many blessings we've shared and I wish her the very best! S'okay!" Meanwhile, McCarthy, who is now married to New Kids on the Block singer Donnie Wahlberg wrote: "Im so grateful for the years Jim and I had together. I will stay committed to Jane and will always keep Jim as a leading man in my heart."

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