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Breakups are never easy, but that doesn't disavow a person from breaking the news in person. Nearly a year after it was reported that Elizabeth Olsen and Boyd Holbrook had called off their engagement, the Narcos actor has finally revealed how it went down in Man of the World's Issue No. 14. Describing their breakup as a "divorce," Holbrook confessed to the magazine, "On the same day that my best friend died, I got a call from my girl to tell me it was over." The actress has not shared her side of the story (and may never do so publicly), but Olsen is certainly not the first person in Hollywood to initiate a breakup without doing it in person.
Here are 10 more couples whose splits came as a shock to one party involved: