Over the next 12 days, HuffPost Celeb will be turning back the clock and revisiting all of the big moments of 2012 in our Celeb Review Of The Year.
January in celebville saw us introduced to Blue Ivy Carter, a 'Loose Woman' cause a stir with a topless jacuzzi in the 'Celebrity Big Brother' house, the split of one of our fave couples and a z-list rapper make an astonishing claim about Cheryl Cole, plus much, much more besides. Click through our full review below...
We all thought Sarah Harding had found happiness when she left rehab with a new man in tow. However, their relationship became abusive when she and Theo DeVries had a brawl in a hotel room, which left the Girls Aloud star battered and bruised.
Jaws across the country dropped when former wild child Peaches Geldof announced she was pregnant with rocker boyfriend Thomas Cohen. She gave birth to a little boy called Astala Dylan Willow Geldof-Cohen in April.
Mariah Carey was left to care for husband and 'America's Got Talent' host Nick Cannon when he was rushed to hospital following kidney failure.
Sinead O'Connor left fans worried when she pleaded for help on Twitter before being rushed to hospital following an overdose. Thankfully, she survived and sought help for depression.
In one of the oddest stories of the year, TV chef Antony Worrall Thompson became front page news when he was caught shoplifting at Tesco. After publicly apologising, he vowed to seek help for his problem.
Beyonce and Jay-Z became parents for the first time when they welcomed daughter Blue Ivy Carter, who will undoubtedly become the coolest child ever.
There was also baby joy for Michelle Heaton, who gave birth to daughter Faith.
Kerry Katona's financial woes continued when she faced bankruptcy for the second time, after she was served a £70,000 tax bill.
After weeks of speculation, Heidi Klum and Seal announced their separation after seven years of marriage. Later in 2012, Heidi went public with her new relationship with her bodyguard Martin. Seal was left less than impressed, and told a TV crew: "I would have thought Heidi would have shown a little bit more class... before deciding to fornicate with the help, as it were." Ouch.
'Loose Woman' Denise Welch caused one hell of a stir when she appeared in 'Celebrity Big Brother'. She was characterised by her tempestuous relationship with Michael Madsen, her infamous row with the Playboy twins Kristina and Karissa Shannon, oh, and getting her boobs out in the hot tub with Frankie Cocozza.
N-Dubz stars Tulisa and Fazer ended their relationship, only months after publicly confirming it. It was rumoured former 'Made In Chelsea' star Chloe Green was implicated in the break up.
Amanda Holden's life hung in the balance after she gave birth to second child Hollie being rushed to intensive care for an emergency blood transfusion. After recovering, she returned to 'Britain's Got Talent' filming just a few weeks later.
Cheryl Cole was outraged when rapper and Alesha Dixon's ex husband Harvey claimed in an interview that he had had a secret relationship with her. After Cheryl's persistent denials, Harvey eventually changed his story, and she took legal action against Now magazine over the story.