Star Hookups & Breakups 2004

Kiss the year goodbye with a look at the highs (Ben and Jen ... Garner) and lows (Britney's 55-hour first marriage) in celebrity love. By Serena Kappes

BREAKUP: ELLEN & ALEXANDRA
HOOKUP: ELLEN & PORTIA

Ellen DeGeneres and her photographer girlfriend Alexandra Hedison seemed to lead a blissful domestic life. "They've very, very in love," pal Melissa Etheridge once said of the couple, who met in 2000 and shared a Hollywood Hills home. But Hedison moved out in late November, and DeGeneres has since stepped out with Arrested Development star Portia de Rossi (at the VH1 Big in '04 awards on Dec. 1).