6 celebrity couples who ended up getting back together after breaking up
Breakups can suck, but trust me when I say they're good for you. Much like forcing yourself to eat kale or commit to a gruelling workout – you only really get the good things in life if you work hard and push through challenging times. Yes, being single is super important for self-development and all that kind of stuff, but it also helps you gain new perspectives on what you want in love.
In most cases, that means your next relationship will be better off, but sometimes, it can also lead to you and your ex deciding you should give it another shot. And as we can learn with these happy celeb couples, taking some time out might be the best thing for a strong relationship.
Bella Hadid has been seen canoodling with The Weeknd again in recent weeks, which has left many people speculating about whether the duo will get back together. They dated from 2015-2016, before he went out with Selena Gomez. Speaking of which, the Disney star has a notorious on-again-off-again relationship with Justin Bieber, and they are among 6 other couples in this list who rekindled their love after a split.
1. Chrissy Teigen and John Legend
The perfect pair have been together since 2007, when Chrissy starred in John's music video for Stereo. At one point in their romance, John tried breaking up with Chrissy, though she told CNN that it only lasted about half an hour as they talked it out.
"It wasn't a typical breakup," Chrissy wrote in a tweet. "He was on tour and his voice hurt and he was being a whiny face about everything and so yeah, I was like 'no.'"
2. Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth
The two young lovebirds got together after filming The Last Song together in 2009. They got engaged pretty quickly, before calling it off. It was ultimately a very wise decision, with Miley telling SiriusXM’s Hits 1 radio channel that it was "the right path" for them both individually.
"I think if you’re growing up attached to another person, you never really get solid as your own being," she said. "So I’m really solid, and then he gets to be really solid." They're back together now, and things couldn't seem to be better.
3. Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake
Although it broke our hearts to realise that JT and Britney Spears would not survive the 21st century, he and Jessica seemed to be the perfect fit. They broke up for a few months in 2011, releasing a joint statement saying that it was a mutual decision based on wanting different things. Well, apparently not – they got back together, and tied the knot a year later.
4. Kate Middleton and Prince William
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have just welcomed a third little heir to the world after seven years of marriage. But in 2007, the pair split after several years of dating – perhaps to really make sure that they wanted to be together. "I, at the time, wasn’t very happy about it,” Kate told Marie Claire. "But actually, it made me a stronger person."
5. Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard
Kristen is now the giver of some pretty solid relationship advice, and it might be because of the challenges she faced with her husband back in the day. Three months after they first started dating, Dax reportedly told Kristen he was still seeing other people. She said bye and they broke up – until Dax called four days later apologising for the huge mistake he'd made. They've now been married five years and have two daughters.
6. Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber
The teen-dream couple might be grown up now, but their relationship status is still fluctuating as much as hormones during puberty. They first split in 2014 after a four-year relationship, and who knows whether they're off, on, "friends" or romantically riding bikes into the sunset together right now.
See? There are some endings which aren't endings at all. While I'm not saying that you should go into full denial mode with your next breakup, you should know that it's often the healthiest thing for a relationship that wasn't quite working out.