3 Couples, Including Brody And Avril, Who Split Because Of Their Careers

Posted by Katie F. on January 17th, 2012

Looks like Avril Lavigne’s latest heartbreak will give her some new material to write songs about. The singer and boyfriend Brody Jenner have called it quits. The couple, who dated for almost two years, split last week because they couldn’t balance their relationship with their career pursuits. Sources close to Jenner and Lavigne say that every time he wanted to take meetings to further his career, she wanted him to go to Asia and Europe with her. Brody felt held back by Avril’s demands – he “hasn’t worked and he wants to.” They both ended up unhappy because he wants to maintain a career while she wants him to stay with her all the time while she works on her career. Sources insist the breakup may only be temporary though. There’s definitely a chance they’ll get back together. If Brody sets some guidelines that allow him to work and they’re able to find a balance, then there might be a reconciliation in the near future.

Many celebrities that date fellow stars struggle to balance each other’s careers with their relationship. Here are some former Hollywood couples that just couldn’t manage working and having a successful relationship.

Bradley Cooper and Renee Zellweger

Bradley Cooper and Renee Zellweger split in 2011 after about two years of dating because Cooper was working so hard “to get into leading man status.” Zellweger traveled with Cooper wherever he went to be a supportive girlfriend, but eventually she stopped fighting for the relationship to be the main focus.

Jennifer Aniston and John Mayer

Jennifer Aniston ended her relationship with John Mayer because he focused more on keeping up with his Twitter account than he did on their relationship. Mayer would tell Aniston he was too busy with work to call her or spend time with her.

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