If you don't have any tissues nearby then you should probably go and grab some because these messages from celebrities aren't just heartbreaking, they're downright brutal. Most of these messages were posted on Instagram and Twitter and a few are emotional videos the depict heartbroken celebrities talking about their struggles. Though sadness is something we actively avoid, sometimes it can be good for you to have a good cry every once in awhile. Bottling up grief and sorrow is never a good idea and these celebrities set a good example of dealing with heartbreak and being open about their grief. It may not be easy but sometimes it's best to let it all out.
Sure celebrities may be rich and famous but that doesn't means they're spared from heartbreak and these messages contain some of the most heartbreaking words you'll ever read. Most of these messages address the loss of a friend or family member, one addressed the end of a marriage, and one truly devastating tweet addressed a tragic event that resulted in the deaths of many innocent people. Though the subject matters vary and some are much more heartbreaking than others, they will all tug at your heartstrings.
15 Hillary Clinton
Though this message may not seem sad at first but the context is what makes it so heartbreaking. This powerful tweet reads: "To all the little girls watching...never doubt that you are valuable and powerful & deserving of every chance & opportunity in the world." This was the message that Hillary Clinton tweeted on the night of the 2016 election to remind young women to not be discouraged and to never give up hope despite the outcome of the election. Though Donald Trump has been involved in many scandals in regards to the mistreatment of women, he was still elected which caused many women to feel as though their voices weren't heard and their opinions didn't matter. With this tweet, Hillary Clinton reminded us that was not the case and that we are valuable and powerful.
14 Selma Blair
Earlier this year, Selma Blair went to Instagram to confess that she had made a horrible mistake and to issue a heartfelt apology. While in tears, she said that she was at a gas station and accidentally drove off with the gas station's fuel nozzle still hooked to her car. The incident ended up causing $500 worth of damage and it also caused her to start sobbing in front of a barista after she had ordered some coffee which, she said, "made everyone feel uncomfortable." The Cruel Intentions star said that she felt "awful for being so absent minded" and though the entire situation is almost comical, it's hard not to empathize with her as she cries in front of the camera. Watching someone cry definitely tugs at the heartstrings.
13 Amanda Bynes
Amanda Bynes has been through a lot and while some of her antics on Twitter had been amusing at times, her struggle with mental illness and addiction is nothing to laugh about. Earlier this year, a Twitter user was impersonating her and claiming that she was pregnant and getting married. Bynes sent a series of tweets which addressed the issue, saying, "I am not @persianla27. I am not getting married and I am not pregnant. I don't understand why twitter won't take @personla27 down." She then wrote that she had asked for the user to be removed from Twitter but her request was ignored. Bynes seems to be on the right track after rehab and said recently that she wants to start acting again so seeing this drama unfold is disappointing. Though we'd love to see her acting again, we really want to see her get better more than anything else.
12 Khloe Kardashian
Khloe Kardashian delivered a positive message to her fans after her divorce to Lamar Odom which was wrought with pain and heartbreak. Often times women feel that they need to stay in a bad relationship in order to help their significant other but sometimes even when you try your hardest to change them, they never change because they don't want to change. Moving on from the relationship doesn't mean giving up, it just means you did your best and changing a person is not your job. That's basically what Khloe wrote in this Instagram post along with a quote that reads "It doesn't matter how loyal you are to someone. You can't change someone's heart and bad habits unless they want to themselves." As wise as these words are, the message is heartbreaking.
11 Eva Longoria
After the news broke that Eva Longoria's husband, Tony Parker, had been sending some scandalous texts to Erin Barry who was the wife of his ex-teammate, Brent Barry, Longoria made it clear that the marriage was over. Longoria wrote a tweet that revealed that the two would be getting a divorce which read, "It is with great sadness that after 7 years together, Tony and I have decided to divorce. We love each other deeply and pray for each other’s happiness." Though the tweet seems amicable enough, what makes it heartbreaking is knowing how heartbroken she was to find out that her husband had been cheating on her and that she had to put on a brave face for the public. Infidelity in a marriage is always tragic and having to deal with it as a public figure can't be an easy thing to do.
10 Vin Diesel
Paul Walker died tragically in a car accident in 2013 and his costar Vin Diesel has never been shy about opening up about how Walker's death affected him. During filming for Fate of the Furious in 2016, Vin Diesel uploaded a video to his Instagram that will move you to tears. In the video he says, "My son, earlier this morning, we were going over his birthday list, and he said, 'I want Paul to come' and then he said, 'I really miss him.' Paul came to his second birthday in London while we were shooting Fast 6." Diesel's son Vincent was six at the time the video was recorded and the idea of such a small child grappling with the concept of death is very emotional. If this video doesn't move you to tears then nothing will.
9 Frances Bean Cobain
Frances Bean Cobain was only one and a half years old when her father, Kurt Cobain, died in 1994. Though she lost him at a young age, she has still lived in the shadow of his legacy for her entire life and his memory lives on through her. On what would have been the Nirvana frontman's 50th birthday (February 20th, 2017), Frances Bean wrote a handwritten message to her late father which she posted on Instagram. The message reads: "Today would have been your 50th birthday You are Loved and you are missed Thank you for giving me The GIFT of Life Forever your Daughter, Frances Bean Cobain". So sad and so sweet.
8 Abigail Breslin
Abigail Breslin posted a heartbreaking message on her Instagram, revealing that she had been a victim of abuse. In her post, she posted the photo of a quote that reads that being married to or dating someone that does not equal consent. She also wrote a comment that read, "I knew my assailant." Of course, there were plenty of people in the comment section who argued her claim and called her a liar. Breslin swiftly replied saying that she didn't report the assault because she was, "in complete shock and total denial” which is an incredibly common reaction that someone would have in her situation. The fact that she was honest about her assault and speaking up so that women everywhere would know they're not alone is heartbreaking enough but the fact that people were calling her a liar made it even more tragic.
7 Bindi Irwin
Bindi Irwin lost her father Steve Irwin 2006 when she was only eight years old. Eleven years after his death, 18-year-old Bindi posted a heartbreaking tribute to her late father that will move you to tears. "Dad, you give me strength every day. These memories will live with me forever. I miss you with all my heart but I'm beyond grateful for the time we had. I hope someday we are all together again. I love you." Cue the tears. Though she is only 18, Bindi has continued her dad's legacy and has followed in his footsteps as she actively promotes environmentalism and protecting animals. Considering how much her father loved animals and his daughter we know that he would be very proud.
6 Gary the Dog
Any true Carrie Fisher fan knows her beloved French bulldog, Gary who she acquired as a therapy dog to help her with her bipolar disorder. When Fisher was hospitalized after a heart attack in late 2016, Gary "tweeted" a very emotional message which read: "I'll be waiting right here mommy." The tweet also included a photo of him looking out the window, waiting for her to come back. After she passed shortly thereafter, another tweet appeared on his Twitter: "'Saddest tweets to tweet. Mommy is gone. I love you @carrieffisher." You'd have to be heartless to not shed a tear after reading that. Fisher's daughter, Billie Lourd, adopted Gary after her mother's passing and is helping him to get along with her own French bulldog, Tina.
5 Billie Lourd
In late 2016, Billie Lourd lost both her mother, Carrie Fisher, and her grandmother, Debbie Reynolds, who both passed away within the same week. Though it is hard to imagine how one could stay strong during such an emotional time, Billie wrote in an Instagram post that she was managing to stay strong thanks to the kind words from friends, family, and her fans. The Scream Queens actress wrote, "Receiving all of your prayers and kind words over the past week has given me strength during a time I thought strength could not exist. There are no words to express how much I will miss my Abadaba and my one and only Momby. Your love and support means the world to me." Pass the tissues, please.
4 Zelda Williams
Zelda Williams posted a touching tribute to her late father, Robin Williams, soon after his untimely passing in 2014. Her post included an excerpt from The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery which read "'You - you alone will have the stars as no one else has them... In one of the stars I shall be living. In one of them I shall be laughing. And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing, when you look at the sky at night... You - only you will have stars that can laugh." She also included her own words which read: "I love you. I miss you. I'll try to keep looking up. Z". Williams' final post on social media was on Zelda's 25th birthday and it included a black and white photo of himself and Zelda when she was a baby.
3 Vanessa Hudgens
In January of this year, Vanessa Hudgens' father, Gregory Hudgens, passed away after a battle with cancer. Though he died only one day before the High School Musical star was to perform in Fox's Grease: Live, she still went on to perform and her performance stole the show. How she could summon the strength to appear in the show so soon after the death of her father, we'll never know but it's very inspiring. A week after his passing, she posted a photo on her Twitter which read: "I wish heaven had visiting hours" along with the caption that read simply, "If only..." Vanessa's sister Stella commended her sister for being strong in a social media post which read: "“So so proud of Vanessa. You shine so bright. I know daddy is smiling down on you.”
2 Johannah Deakin
Louis Tomlinson's mother, Johannah Deakin, passed away in late 2016 after a battle with leukemia and her husband, Dan, went to Twitter to thank OneDirection fans for the part they played in her life. The tweets read, "Hi, it's Dan. Johannah asked for me to send this afterwards. She wanted to thank you all, and to let you know that you have been amazing right from the start. You changed Louis' life, but also her life. Your support now is as strong if not stronger than ever. So from Johannah one last time, thank you for everything xxx." Just days after her passing, Tomlinson gave an emotional tribute to his mother on X Factor and X factor judge, Simon Cowell, told him, "Your mum was so proud of you Louis. She's watching down on you now. She's so proud of you."
1 Ariana Grande
In May of this year, 22 people were killed and 59 were injured in a terrorist attack at an Ariana Grande concert in the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. In the wake of the attack, Grande suspended her The Dangerous Woman world tour and posted a heartbreaking message on her Twitter which read, "broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words." At the end of the show in Manchester, Ariana Grande said to the crowd, "Bye, bye, Manchester!" right before explosions went off. The explosions were caused by explosive devices that were detonated by a suicide bomber who died at the venue. Only a day after the terrorist attack, Grande hosted a benefit concert in Manchester for the victims and the families of the victims.