Sofia Alvarez, screenwriter, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
In my lifetime, for story purposes alone, I don’t think one can top Charles and Diana. Has there been a more public, twisted, and tragic union and parting?
Jenny Han, author, P.S. I Still Love You and Always and Forever, Lara Jean
Beyoncé and Destiny’s Child: When God closes a door, he opens a window.
Jasmine Guillory, author, The Wedding Date and The Proposal
Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon. Not only did their breakup lead to five more wives for Henry and to the first Queen Elizabeth, but it caused England to leave the Catholic Church and create the Church of England. As a Catholic, I should abhor this breakup, but as a history major, thinking about it and its repercussions makes me rub my hands together in glee.
Keiko Agena, actor and author, No Mistakes
When I think of a significant breakup, I just can’t get away from the epic film Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? On-screen, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton portray an absolutely crazed, tumultuous relationship. I can’t help but think it’s a peek into their life together, which included an affair, a marriage, a divorce, a remarriage, and another divorce.