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CNBC Quizzes

Quiz: QUIZ: Barbie and Ken

Question 2 of 9

Barbie broke up with Ken on what holiday?

  1. Christmas
  2. Fourth of July
  3. Valentine's Day
Correct!

Proving love can be cruel, Barbie broke up with Ken on Valentine's Day 2004. The news sparked headlines worldwide, receiving as much media coverage as notable celebrity break-ups. And there were plenty of the standard euphemisms: "They had grown apart," "Needed some time alone," and "they would remain friends."

But Mattel's publicity stunt was just a sign of the times, as celebrity gossip at the time was very much focused on the on-again, off-again romances of couples such as Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck as well as Demi Moore and her then-fresh relationship with Ashton Kutcher.