12 Couples Who Hastily Broke Up and Then Realized That They Had Made the Biggest Mistake of Their Lives

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It is only in movies and books that heroes fall in love and live together happily all their lives. In reality, things are sometimes much more complicated. Many couples need to break up first to realize that they are ideal partners for each other. So, for example, it was with Pink and Carey Hart, who went their separate ways, believing that they were very different people. And after a long time, they realized that they couldn’t be without each other. And their example is not the only one.

Pink and Carey Hart

Pink and Carey Hart’s relationship was unusual from the beginning. For example, it was the singer who proposed marriage to the man. However, after two years of happiness, the couple broke up unexpectedly for everyone.

Pink wrote, “The most important thing for you all to know is that Carey and I love each other so much. This breakup is not about cheating, anger, or fighting. I know it sounds like cliché, but we are best friends, and we will continue to be.” But the lovers couldn’t be without each other for long. After a year, they got back together. Today, the couple is raising two children.

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck were a couple in the early 2000s but eventually called off the engagement and broke up in early 2004. Now, after many years, they’ve decided to try again.

source close to Lopez shared that she and Affleck “are inseparable, and it’s going really well. [She] has never been happier and knows it was meant to be.” Jennifer and her kids recently spent time together with Ben: “He’s totally won the family over with his charm.”

Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber officially confirmed that he was dating Hailey on January 3, 2016, but by the time August came around, they’d decided to break up. 2 years of non-speaking passed and they started to talk as friends.

Their relationship seemed complicated and they both dated different people, but finally, in July 2018, Justin made a proposal and Hailey said, “Yes!”

Courteney Cox and Johnny McDaid

After Courteney Cox got a divorce, she met McDaid, and soon after, in June 2014, they got engaged. At the end of 2015, they briefly broke up, but it seemed like real love could overcome any obstacles.

They couldn’t be separated and got back together: “definitely have learned a lot, and no matter what, I will be a better person from that breakup, even though it was so brutal.”

Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik

Zayn and Gigi started seeing each other in November 2015, and after some time, their relationship got serious and very romantic. Despite this, their love also needed to endure a brief breakup to make them realize they were meant for each other.

The couple split in June 2016. Just weeks later, they decided that the relationship deserved another chance, and they were totally right.

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom

Perry and Bloom met for the first time at a party in 2016. They got attracted to each other immediately. The same year, the singer made it official by posting a pic on Instagram of them spending time together in Cannes.

After 10 months of dating, Perry decided to call off the relationship with Bloom. Some time apart was needed to help them understand that they loved each other for real. In 2017, Perry and Bloom started appearing together again, and they went on vacations to Prague and Vaticano together.

Finally, in May 2018, Perry confirmed that she was no longer single, and less than a year later, they got engaged.

Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake

We love this couple, but they also had a moment when they needed to test out a breakup. They met at a birthday party that Timberlake was throwing. After a year of dating, in 2011, the couple decided that they needed to split: “It was completely mutual and they both decided it was time to move on.”

Before a year had passed, Timberlake confessed that Biel was the most significant person to him, and he proposed to her.

Rose Leslie and Kit Harington


The couple met for the first time while shooting the second season of Game of Thrones. They got on as friends but later, they started to date. In 2013, a source confirmed that the couple had broken up and Leslie started to date another guy.

After their on-screen love had ended, Leslie and Harington continued to communicate, but the final reunion happened in 2014. Although Harington denied that they were dating, people spotted them together. In April 2016, the couple went public with their official relationship.

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard have been together for more than 12 years. But, believe it or not, they broke up after dating for about 3 months because he wanted to date other people. It didn’t take him long to realize he made a mistake, and Shepard came back to Bell a few days later.

Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas

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Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas met for the first time more than 23 years ago. The 25-year difference in their age was never a question for them. Everything went well and they got married rather quickly.

In 2013, they separated after 13 years of marriage to take “some time apart to evaluate and work on their marriage.” And they found their way back to being happy together.

Behati Prinsloo and Adam Levine

The couple was first spotted in June 2012 while on vacation in Hawaii. In May, Levine and Prinsloo broke up: “Behati was in and out, but they finally ended it.” After some time, they changed their decision. This choice was right, and now they’re a happily married couple with 2 kids.

Patrick Dempsey and Jillian Fink

Patrick Dempsey and Jillian Fink have been together since 1994. The couple has three children and has had an unusually strong and long marriage for Hollywood. However, in 2015, they were close to breaking up. However, the spouses managed to find a new approach to each other. They made up and to this day are happy together.

Perhaps the secret of Patrick Dempsey’s marital happiness is that he is married not to a Hollywood star, but to an ordinary person. Many celebrities admit that they simply cannot be happy around celebrities like them. Lindsay Lohan, Neal McDonough and many other famous people have linked their lives with ordinary people and see real happiness in it.


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