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Forget the dreaded phone call, or sit-down convo to announce you’re ready to move on. In the celebrity world of romance, breaking up can be more of a public service announcement. Here’s how some of our favorite celebrities preferred to announce their splits:

Through a news outlet

There was speculation for a while about whether rapper Common and tennis star Serena Williams were still a couple or not. Common made it very clear that they were no longer together when he told Chicago’s Fox News, “I am single. I am a single man, definitely.”

Through a public statement

When Lance Gross and Eva Marcille got engaged, it seemed like a match made in heaven. Until a rep for the couple released this statement: “Lance Gross and Eva Marcille have mutually decided to end their relationship. The split is completely amicable.” Lance later addressed the skeptics by confirming their breakup via Twitter.

Through a new tattoo

NBA player Kenyon Martin showed up at Carmelo Anthony’s wedding over the weekend with a new tattoo, which covers up the previous tattoo of his girlfriend‘s (or presumably ex-girlfriend’s) lips. Looks like Trina and Kenyon may no longer be an item. Nas also covered up a tattoo of Kelis’ head with a lion after she filed for divorce.

Through a song

When Usher decided to file for divorce from Tameka, he aired his dirty laundry with “Filing Papers,” the first single off Raymond v. Raymond. As Usher crooned “I done turned into the man that I never thought I’d be, I’m ready to sign them papers,” it makes you wonder how Tameka messed things up that bad.

Through a new girlfriend (or boyfriend)

Although Swizz Beatz denied that Alicia Keys was “linked…to the decision that Mashonda and I have made to separate,” it’s hard to believe that the newly engaged and pregnant singer didn’t have a tad bit of an influence on the divorce of the music producer and his ex-wife.