Breakups can range from awkward to traumatizing. And thanks to social media, post-breakup weirdness is worse than ever. You could document your entire relationship for years and years, and then once you split, what do you even do?! Leave all the pictures up, even though they make you want to cry? Or delete them as if the relationship never even happened? (These are real questions, BTW — if you figure out the right answer, def let us know.)
There are plenty of healthy ways to cope with a breakup — you can write your heart out in a song or start fresh with a brand-new haircut. But sometimes all you want to do is destroy the evidence and put the whole relationship behind you. Maybe that means throwing away the necklace he gave you, or getting rid of the perfume you wore on your first date. These stars have felt your pain; their breakups were so bad, they just want the memories gone forever. Take a look:
Umm, remember when Perrie and Zayn Malik had a fairytale engagement and we were all obsessed with it? Well, THAT'S dead and gone, and as far as Perrie's social media is concerned, it never even happened. After the infamous breakup, Perrie deleted EVERYTHING. All the cute Instagrams of her and Zayn over the years — gone. That's a bold move, but TBH, we kind of love it. Nobody messes with Perrie.
You didn't expect Zayn to just accept Perrie's shade without throwing it back, did you? He followed his ex's lead and deleted his own pics of the formerly-happy couple. Since then, he's made a habit of blowing up social media with his current flame, Gigi Hadid.
Zac and GF Sami Miro have been together for two years. (How did nobody know about this...?) But breakup rumors are out of control right now because he recently deleted every single pic of them off of Instagram and unfollowed her on Twitter! He hasn't officially confirmed a split, but that's a pretty clear signal that things have gone south.
Who can blame Joe for being salty about his breakup with Gigi Hadid? The two looked like they were totally in love, and suddenly she was all over Zayn. (Zayn doesn't seem to be very trustworthy, TBH.) Although there weren't really pics of him and Gigi to erase, he did go ahead and delete a picture of him with Zayn, just to make it extremely clear that he and his ex are NOT cool.
Honestly, we really thought Nick's relationship with Olivia Culpo had long-term potential. But after almost two years together, things just fell apart. And it must not have been a pretty split, because Nick started deleting pics of the two right away. It's since been rumored that he's hooking up with Kate Hudson and Lorde. Just another young Hollywood bachelor playing the field.
This one's a work in progress, but it's only a matter of time. Cheryl's been getting some controversial press lately because she recently got married... and she can't keep her hands off of Liam Payne. She and her (again, very new) husband are separating, so she's taken to social media to prove it's over. She started by deleting a shirtless pic of her hubby and has continued to delete from there. Pull your life together, Cheryl.
The gorgeous swimsuit model can pretty much date any guy she wants — so she has. She spent awhile dating soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, but apparently they decided they were just too attractive together, and they called it quits. Okay, it probably wasn't as simple as that because Irina went ahead and totally scrubbed all remnants of Cristiano from her social media accounts. She's since moved on to Bradley Cooper. Whatever.