File photo: Unreasonable behaviour - which can include having a sexual relationship with someone else - was the most common grounds for divorce for same-sex couples. Picture: AP

London - Lesbian couples are more than twice as likely to get divorced as gay men, new figures from the British Office for National Statistics have revealed.

The data shows that there were 112 divorces of same-sex UK couples in 2016 — a five-fold rise on the previous year, when there were 22.

More than three quarters of the splits (78 percent) in England and Wales were between lesbian couples. In total, 87 ended their unions, compared with just 25 for divorces between gay men.

Unreasonable behaviour — which can include having a sexual relationship with someone else - was the most common grounds for divorce for same-sex couples (94 percent of divorces). 

Celebrity lesbian relationships that never lasted:

Jane Lynch and Lara Embry: In 2013, Glee star Jane Lynch ended her three-year marriage to psychologist Lara Embry. 

Jodie Foster and Cydney Bernard: In 2011, Oscar winning actress Jodie Foster split from her partner of 14 years, movie producer Cydney Bernard. 

Rosie O’Donnell and Kelli Carpenter: After three years of marriage, Rosie O’Donnelland Kelli Carpenter called it quits in 2007.

Ellen DeGeneres and Anne Heche: Talk show host, Ellen DeGeneres and actress Anne Heche had a very public breakup back in 2000. The couple was together for over three years.