These 13 celebrity couples have broken up and rekindled their love for better or worse.
Rock god and guitarist Slash and his wife Perla, who’ve been married for over a decade, are splitting. Does this story sound familiar? That’s because it is. The couple split before, only to get back together for several years. They’ve broken up again, with Slash filing for divorce, and things might be getting ugly as they divide assets.
Slash and his soon-to-be-ex-wife aren’t the only couple to part ways, get back together and then part again. There are several high-profile Hollywood romances — Liz and Dick, Pink and Carey, Jelena — that were/are on and off, on and off.
The relationship light switches don’t always seem healthy, but hey, who are we to judge?
As Selena Gomez says in her song that has to be about Justin Bieber: The heart wants what it wants.
Here are 13 celebrity couples that have broken up and rekindled their romances. Sadly, not all of these romance roller coasters have happy endings. The heart is a fickle organ, indeed.
Thanks for the nugget of wisdom, Sel! Now if only we could keep up with her relationship with The Biebs, which changes status every hour, on the the hour…
1. Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber
Selena Gomez + Justin Bieber: Buy a DryErase board and try to keep track of this on-off, Facebook official and millennial romance for the ages. We’re done trying.
2. Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel
Justin Timberlake + Jessica Biel: JT split with Cameron Diaz and hooked up with Biel in 2007. The twosome split in 2011, got engaged at end of the year and married in 2012.
3. Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green
Megan Fox + Brian Austin Green: MF and BAG are now parents to two sons. They began dating in 2004. They got engaged in 2006, but allegedly ended it in 2009, getting engaged again in 2010. Fox denies that, saying the engagement was continuous. They married in 2010.
4. Snoop Dogg and Shante Broadus
Snoop Dogg + Shante Broadus: These two were high school sweethearts who wed in 1997. The D-O Double G filed for divorce in 2005. By 2008, they were renewing their vows.
5. Kobe Bryant and Vanessa Bryant
Kobe + Vanessa Bryant: The baller and his wife met in 1999, marrying in 2001. Then his cheating scandal happened and she stood by her man. Mrs. Bryant eventually filed for divorce in 2011 but they called it off and remain a unit.
6. Marie Osmond and Stephen Craig
Marie Osmond + Stephen Craig: The forever youthful singer married first hubby Stephen Craig in 1982. They divorced in 1985. She next married Brian Blosil, had more children, and divorced him in 2007. Osmond remarried Craig in 2011, wearing the same dress from their 1982 ceremony, proving what’s old is new.
7. Eminem (Marshall Mathers) and Kim Mathers
Eminem + Kim Mathers: His songbook speaks to their volatility. These high school sweethearts got together in 1989. Em and Kim married in 1999 but were divorced by 2001. They remarried in January 2006 but were dunzo by April of that year. They’ve not reunited.
8. Gregg Leakes and NeNe Leakes
NeNe + Gregg Leakes: The Real Housewives of Atlanta pair divorced in 2011. By 2013, they were engaged and remarried. #Stable.
9. Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson
Melanie Griffith + Don Johnson: The actors were initially wed from January to July of 1976, but they began dating when she was 14 and he was 22. Yeah, we know. She married someone else, had a kid, went to rehab, remarried Johnson in 1989, had Dakota (aka Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades of Grey), separated in 1994 and got back together … again. But in 1995, Mel fell in love with Antonio Banderas, married him in 1996 and then divorced him in 2014.
10. Pink and Carey Hart
Pink + Carey Hart: The pop singer and her motocross hubby wed in 2006, only to split in 2008, without officially divorcing. They started “dating” in 2009 and even embarked on therapy. They got back together and had daughter Willow in 2011. They’ve been together ever since.
11. Billy Ray Cyrus and Tish Cyrus
Billy Ray + Tish Cyrus: Miley’s mom and dad wed in 1993; she was actually born in 1992! He filed for divorced in 2010, but their achey breaky hearts healed and they got back together in 2011. They split again in 2013, did couples therapy and are still going strong.
12. Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor + Richard Burton: Their love was famous. They were wed from 1964 to 1974 and then again from 1975 to 1976. Passionate and volatile … that sums it up.
13. Slash and Perla
Slash + Perla: The rocker and his wife married in 2001, split in 2010 but reconciled. Now, they have split again and it’s getting uglier than sin.