If there's one thing that 2018 wasn't, that's calm.
It felt as though every day there was some new story dominating the news cycle, stories that left our jaws on the floor and our Twitter feeds awash in commentary from just about everyone around the globe. There were surprise engagements and shocking splits—and no, we're not just talking about Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson—career suicides and, sadly, a number of real-life suicides, as well.
Whether we were mourning the untimely loss of some of our heroes or celebrating the unexpected arrivals of some celebrity babies, it seemed as though just when we caught our breath after one massive shocker, another was waiting for us right around the corner. So much so that no one would blame you if you'd forgotten everything that happened this year. And that's where we come in.
Before we put this year behind us and look forward to, hopefully, a 2019 where the shockers are more positive than negative, let's take a stroll down shocking memory lane one last time.
Relive the 20 most shocking moments of 2018 below!