News about Latino celebrity weddings, breaks ups, engagements, makeups and even more breakups were among the biggest headlines in 2012, making it a year to remember. Mario Lopez had his happily-ever-after with a lavish beachside wedding, while others, like tween stars Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber kept fans guessing with their “are they or aren’t they” romantic status. And bombshell Sofia Vergara broke hearts around the world with the news of her engagement, making these stories and more among the top 5 celebrity breakups and makeups of 2012.
Mario Lopez and Courtney Mazza
Mario Lopez may be a charmer, but he had only had eyes for his bride as she strolled down the aisle in a custom Ines DiSantos dress on a beach in Punta Mita, Mexico on Dec. 1. Making the ceremony extra sweet? The long-time couple’s two-year-old daughter, Gia, who also had her time on the aisle as an adorable flower girl. The event was attended by family and friends, including Eva Longoria, who brought her mother as her wedding date. Congratulations, Mario! Read more about the celebrity-studded wedding here.
Sofia Vergara and Nick Loeb
Sofia Vergara broke hearts across the world with the announcement that she was engaged to businessman and entrepreneur Nick Loeb. The on-again, off-again pair made their news official in August, just two months after Loeb popped the question during Vergara’s 40th birthday bash in Chichen Itza, Mexico. And given that Vergara seems wildly in love, could a new baby make an appearance in 2013?
“I mean, I think I can still do it,” Vergara said in an interview with Celebuzz. “But you know, when you want to do something like that, you want to do it right, at the right moment, so I am taking it easy, so maybe when I have a little less work.” Read all about Vergara’s surprise engagement here.
Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber
Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber are officially tween royalty and news of their breakup in mid-November made headlines the world over. But while rumors were rampant about the cause of the breakup – Justin caught cheating! Selena’s had enough! – once thing’s for sure: the pop stars couldn’t simply call it quits, after being spotted out and about just days after their split. Could 2013 be the fresh start their romance needs? Or will the New Year bring new flirtations for each star? Read all about their breakup here.
Eva Longoria and Mark Sanchez
It was the headline we didn’t want to believe: Eva Longoria and Mark Sanchez calling it quits in October 2012. After a few clandestine dates throughout the summer that included grocery shopping together near Sanchez’s home in New Jersey and ducking into late night dinners in New York City, the couple – despite their 11 year age difference – seemed to be on the fast-track to relationship bliss. The romance only seemed to get hotter shortly after Longoria admitted to dating the New York Jets quarterback in September (“We’re happy just dating,” she told “Extra” host Mario Lopez), after which the two were spotted apartment hunting in the Big Apple. Even so, things went south quickly with the two breaking off their relationship exactly a month later. Was it too much too soon for the hunky NFL player, or did Longoria refuse to stick to the sidelines? We’ll never know, but one thing’s for sure: Eva is single and ready to mingle in 2013! Get the scoop on their breakup here.
Evelyn Lozada and Chad “Ochocino” Johnson
Evelyn Lozada may have earned her fame as a reality star on the VH1 series “Basketball Wives” but it was her short-lived marriage to Chad “Ochocino” Johnson that made her front-page news this year. Just six weeks after the NFL wide receiver and Puerto Rican Miami resident were married on July 4, 2012, the two had an ugly altercation which ended with Johnson allegedly attacking Lozada during a car ride. Johnson was arrested on the evening of August 11, after which he was dropped from his contract with the Miami Dolphins and sentenced to one year’s probation. Lozada quickly filed for divorce and while the 36-year-old single mom seems to be doing just fine, her high-profile breakup with the footballer was one of the headlines of the year. Read about how Lozada is moving on here.