Breakups are tough. You dedicate so much time, love and care to something that for one reason or the another, blows up in your face. What will it be like now that you're "exes?" Will you be able to remain friends? What if you find yourself unsure of whether or not you were actually ready to let go?
Now imagine going through a breakup publicly. The invading paparazzi questions, the constant interviews about what went wrong. When celebrities hook up, we know it. When they split up, we talk about it. But what happens when a very public heartbreak is rekindled? Here are 14 celebrities that got back together with their exes and actually made it work.
13 Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart
Latina superstar Jennifer Lopez got together with choreographer Casper Smart after her split from husband and father of her two kids, Marc Anthony. Many thought the relationship was simply a rebound and not anything that would truly last. The 18-year age difference made us think that Casper was just a boy toy and not anyone serious to Lopez.
To our surprise Casper and Jennifer lasted for years before J.Lo herself confirmed that she was single. However, it seems as if Casper's relationship with the singer's twins, Max and Emme, kept "beau" (her name for him) hanging around even after their breakup. Sooner than later, Casper was back on the Red Carpet with the "Shades of Blue" star and even all over Jen's social media Dubsmashing funny videos together. Maybe Casper is the secret to the star's immaculate youth!
12 Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton
The scandal of a nation that might have made this relationship stronger than ever. Our former President Bill Clinton and now presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, have had quite the rocky road. The public may have varied in opinion when it came to the politician returning to her husband's side after he had an "inappropriate relationship" with White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
The story didn't have an "Olivia Pope and Fitz" type of ending, but instead Hillary forgave her husband, and returned home to him after moving out. Now, 20-years later, Bill and Hillary continue their lives together, as he has taken the role of supporting husband while she runs for office. Take notes Bill, Hillary might be able to teach you how to keep a clean White House.
11 Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas
The famous couple celebrated their 15-year anniversary back in November of 2015. The 25-year age difference between Jones, 46, and Douglass, 71, always kept us on our toes. When the couple split, back in 2013, the world was saddened to see the breathtaking actress walk away from the elegant actor.
But when something is meant to be, it's just meant to be. The following year, 2014, Catherine and Michael got back together and worked out their differences. The "Wall Street" actor beat throat cancer with his lady by his side and now continues to live a happy life by her and his kids.
10 Kim Mathers and Eminem
The turbulent world of Kim and Marshall Mathers. Eminem's rise to fame brought along all of the skeletons in his closet. That includes his childhood girlfriend Kim Scott, the mother of his two daughters and the rapper's first love. They have married and divorced twice, and you might have heard Kim's name in many of Eminem's hateful and vulnerable tracks.
The couple's on-again, off-again relationship has become one of Hollywood's unsolved mysteries. Through out his very successful career, Eminem has not been known to date anyone else and when you least expect it, Kim is back in the picture. We want to say one day they will permanently make it work.
9 Nene and Gregg Leakes
Star of the "Real Housewives of Atlanta," Nene Leakes is an over the top woman. She is outspoken, funny and fabulous. At one point Nene's big personality and new celebrity lifestyle seemed to become too much for husband Gregg Leakes, a real estate investor and consultant. After 15-years of marriage, the couple filed for divorce and went their separate ways.
After 8 short months and shortly after being officially divorced, Nene announced that she and Gregg were engaged to be remarried. Bravo featured Gregg and Nene's wedding as a special documentary called "I Dream of Nene: The Wedding" which ranked in quite the viewership for the network giant. This couple sure did come back in style.
8 Pink and Carey Hart
The story of the rockstar and the Motocross racer. These two "misfits," as Hart referred to himself and his wife in an Instagram post celebrating their 10-year anniversary recently, have beat the odds. The "So What" singer and her rebel hubby first said their "I do's" in 2006. Two years later they split after infidelity rumors on Carey's part became public.
Pink filed for divorce, but right before signing their final papers, the couple changed their mind and got back together in 2008. They have learned to love and respect each other as they now parent 4-year old daughter and rock princess, Willow. Pink and Carey live a great life together as they continue to prove to the world that a little wildness in love, can work out after all.
7 Shante Broadus and Snoop Dogg
Snoop Doggie Dogg looks like a tough man to keep. But it seems as if his high school sweetheart and wife of 25-years has it all under control. She has been going strong with the rapper ever since their teenage years, giving him 3 beautiful children and lots of love.
However, every great relationship has their rough patches, and this solid couple is not the exception. Calvin, Snoop's real name, split from his wife back in 2004. Four years later they worked things out and renewed their vows, giving us "Snoop Dogg's Father Hood" a reality show based on Snoop's family life.
6 Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton
A Hollywood love like no other. Elizabeth Taylor was known for her diamonds, her movies and her 7 marriages. Her greatest and most controversial love of them all? Richard Burton. Burton and Taylor met on the set of "Cleopatra," while they were still married to other people. They carried on an affair which actually took them to the altar in 1964. After 10 years of drunken fights and insults the couple got divorced, only to re-marry in 1975.
Shortly after, the constant fighting force them to split once again. In 1982, although they were both married to different people, Taylor celebrated her birthday with Burton by her side. Richard died in 1984, but before then they both admitted that they would be in love forever. Elizabeth passed away in 2011.
5 Vanessa and Kobe Bryant
They say she isn't the nicest or the friendliest gal you'll ever meet, but apparently she is very patient. Vanessa and Kobe were married very young, Vanessa was 18, Kobe 22. In 2011, after 10-years of marriage and allegations of Kobe's numerous affairs including a sexual assault case, Vanessa filed for divorce.
There was no prenup signed at the time of their I do's, therefore Vanessa was set to received millions of dollars, a house and to keep her extravagant engagement ring. Instead, she decided to stay with the father of her two girls and work it out. It's been 5-years since the Kobe scandal and as the Lakers star retires from his successful Basketball career, Vanessa remains by his side.
4 Katy Perry and John Mayer
This California Girl sure has her hands full with this Playboy. John Mayer is known to kiss and tell. After making his way through the industry's most eligible bachelorettes, and telling us about it, John ended up with another great catch. Perry, who had recently divorced ex-husband Russell Brand, then fell head over heels for Mayer.
We cannot say that John was ever unfaithful or "too open" about Katy, but because of "scheduling differences," John and Katy called it quits. Only to rekindle their love, get back together and make a hit song together called "Who You Love." After that, the couple split again, but they are currently back on. We know...it's a wild rollercoaster ride with these two, but some how it just works.
3 Brian Austin Green and Megan Fox
These two have to be within the top best looking couples in Hollywood (but that's a different article). Brian Austin Green and Megan Fox started dating back in 2004. The Beverly Hills 90210 heartthrob and the Transformers babe got engaged in 2006, but then broke it off in 2009.
Fox denies the break up and says they were engaged, with no interruptions, until their wedding in 2010. The couple has two sons together and are known to live a pretty private life. Fox filed for divorce last year, 2015, yet the couple has been seen together numerous amounts of times with and without their two kids.
2 Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne
It's a dark rock paradise for these two. After 33-years of marriage Ozzy and Sharon have been through it all. The Black Sabbath rock god has lived a very wild life and Sharon has always been there to keep him under control.
In 2014, after finding out that Ozzy had relapsed on his long time sobriety, Sharon asked him for a divorce."I thought, ‘I can’t carry this any more. It’s what I have always done and I’m tired" Sharon admitted to the Daily Mail. Shortly after actually moving out of the home she shared with Ozzy, Sharon came back. But only after Ozzy proved to her that he would follow through with therapy and get back on track.
1 Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake
He didn't want to lose her, because he knew he was looking at the other half of him. Of course I'm talking about Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake. The couple has been married for 3-years and in 2015 welcomed their first son Silas Randall Timberlake into the world.
Jessica and Justin have proven to be rock solid now, but when they first started dating back in 2007, Justin wasn't ready to settle down. In 2011, Timberlake and Biel went their separate ways. The very next year, Justin realized what he had lost and quickly fixed things between him and Jessica, asking her to be his wife.