27 Breakups That Broke Our Hearts

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Here at TV Fanatic, we love love. 
When our favorite TV couples get together, our hearts soar with happiness. We revel in every date, every kiss, and basically every moment of our favorite character’s relationships. 
Which is why it’s so darn devastating when our favorite couples decide to call it quits. 
Just as we’re happy when love is in the air, we’re just as devastated when the love is suddenly gone.
Some break ups are easy to see coming, others were shockers, but there’s one thing that each of these break ups were: completely heartbreaking. 
See which break ups made our list of the most devastating and share some of the ones that broke your heart with us in the comments!

1. Stefan and Elena, The Vampire Diaries

Stefan and Elena, The Vampire Diaries
We knew it was coming. These high school sweethearts made us squeal happily in the first few seasons of the CW hit. However, after Elena became a vampire, her attraction to Damon was undeniable and their chemistry was top notch. It didn’t make it any less heartbreaking when Stefan stepped aside to let Elena follow her heart. While many of us still hold out for the two to reunite before The Vampire Diaries ends for good, it seems highly unlikely.

2. Buffy and Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Buffy and Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Angel did the noble thing in leaving Sunnydale in order for Buffy to move on, but why, oh why, did it have to happen like this? Their final dance together at the prom was Buffy’s happiest and saddest moment and left us all cursing Angel’s spinoff series, Angel.

3. Rick and Kate, Castle

Rick and Kate, Castle
When Kate told her husband Rick that she needed to get in her right head, and figure things out before they could live happily ever after, we’re not sure who was more stunned. Was it Rick, the actual man being spoken to, or was it fans of the long running series who finally believed that the will-they-won’t-they couple were going to be happy forever? This breakup left us just as gobsmacked as Rick.

4. Luke and Lorelai, Gilmore Girls

Luke and Lorelai, Gilmore Girls
This was the breakup we all saw coming, but hoped it changed directions. Luke and Lorelai had a rough time communicating before the revelation of his daughter, April, but after? It became a real chore for Stars Hollow’s power couple. Lorelai’s ultimatum to Luke didn’t end the way she, nor the audience (oh, the Christopher timeline…), had hoped it would.

5. Jane and Michael, Jane the Virgin

Jane and Michael, Jane the Virgin
We know that Jane needed to take a break from guys to focus on the one who most mattered, her son Mateo. But to watch Jane’s heartbreak after finally realizing what Michael meant to her, only to have it ripped away, killed us. Can’t these two just make it stick?!

6. Dean and Lisa, Supernatural

Dean and Lisa, Supernatural
What would life be like for the Winchesters if they walked away from hunting? We got to find out in season six when Dean stopped hunting and shacked up with old girlfriend Lisa and her young son. Dean became a family man, a surrogate dad, and unafraid of the things that went bump in the night. But the danger to Lisa became all too real when the supernatural found Dean again, and so Dean asked Castiel to remove all of hers and Ben’s memories of him. Dean, you almost had it all. We know, it hurt.

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