Brody Jenner And Avril Lavigne Call It Quits

Brody Jenner and Avril Lavigne leave their Paris hotel last September.

The world came to a standstill earlier this month when it heard that larger-than-life celebrity couple Katy Perry and Russell Brand were a done deal, and no one ever anticipated a breakup between MTV "it couple" Whitney Port and Ben Nemtin, but for all the tenuousness of Hollywood relationships, we really thought "Hills" playboy Brody Jenner and pop star girlfriend Avril Lavigne would go the distance. Sadly, though, the young couple publicly called it quits yesterday after two years.

Jenner and Lavigne officially broke up last week, according to Us Weekly. Sources told the publication that the two hadn't been happy together in awhile (we had a hunch when we saw the pair's noticeably "blah" photos from a Paris vacation) and finally decided to end things despite those pesky permanent tattoos. Apparently, different career directions amounted to the main breakup catalyst, but now A and B will have plenty of time to plot their next business ventures.

+ Are you surprised by Bravril's split? Sure, they seemed very different, but two years is nothing to sneeze at. Insiders haven't ruled out a reconciliation in the future, but what do you think: Will they eventually find their way back to each other?

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