17 Celeb Couples Who Broke Up Only to Get Back Together Again

Love really is sweeter the second time around

01 of 17

Sylvester Stallone & Jennifer Flavin

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The longtime loves experienced a bit of a roller coaster in the summer of 2022, announcing plans to divorce in late August. In a statement to PEOPLE after Flavin filed, Stallone said, "I love my family. We are amicably and privately addressing these personal issues."

Fast-forward one month and the couple, parents to three adult daughters, had reconciled.

"They decided to meet back up at home, where they talked and were able to work out their differences. They are both extremely happy," the actor's rep told Page Six.

02 of 17

Christine Taylor & Ben Stiller

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After announcing their split in 2017, the couple of 17-plus years had some happy news in early 2022: they'd gotten back together.

Their romantic relationship was rekindled after Stiller and Taylor decided it would be best if he moved back in with her and their two kids during the early days of the pandemic, as it would be the only way he'd be able to see the kids during the lockdown.

"Then, over the course of time, it evolved," he told Esquire. "We were separated and got back together and we're happy about that."

"It's been really wonderful for all of us. Unexpected, and one of the things that came out of the pandemic," he added.

"I think we have a respect for the ways that we're similar and the ways we're different. And I think accepting that, you can really appreciate someone more because you're not trying to get them to change for you," Stiller continued.

03 of 17

Miguel & Nazanin Mandi

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The singer and the actress announced their split in Sept 2021 — but it seems to only have lasted a few months.

"After 17 years together, Miguel and Nazanin Mandi have decided to separate and have been for some time now," a rep for the couple told PEOPLE exclusively at the time. "The couple both wish each other well."

The couple dated for for 10 years before getting engaged in 2016, and later tying the knot in November 2018.

Four months after news of their split, the duo shared photos to social media of what appeared to be a romantic winter getaway to the Amangiri in Canyon Point, Utah, in January 2022.

04 of 17

Winnie Harlow & Kyle Kuzma

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Though they were reported to have split in August 2021, the model and the NBA pro appeared to be back together just a few months later — and recent social media posts confirm they are definitely back on!

The pair first connected in May 2020 after the Washington Wizards forward reached out to Harlow on Instagram, according to Page Six. After their split, they were first spotted holding hands en route to a dinner date in New York City in late December 2021, in photos obtained by TMZ.

More recently, Harlow confirmed that Kuzma was once again her Valentine this year, sharing snaps of her romantic celebration with her on-again beau on Instagram and calling him "my Cupid."

05 of 17

Jill Martin & Erik Brooks

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Today's Martin and financier Brooks got engaged in 2019 but split the following year, when long distance and the COVID-19 pandemic took "a toll" on them, Martin told PEOPLE.

Fast forward to November 2021, when Martin announced the two had reconnected — and gotten re-engaged. They married in September 2022.

"I used to say, 'It literally takes my breath away to picture my life without him.' But our relationship couldn't stay the way it was. We needed a pause. A long pause. And we took it," she wrote on Today.com. "We began to learn about each other again. We wanted to make sure this time would be different. Better."

And it is. "It took me 45 years to find my fairy tale. When I realized I was confident on my own, that's when I knew Erik and I were ready to get back together," she continued. "The realistic version of my fairy tale was ready to be written."

06 of 17

Jennifer Lopez & Ben Affleck

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Formerly one of the world's most public couples, the pair called off their engagement in early 2004. Fast forward 17 years, and Lopez and Affleck are back on.

Rumors of Lopez and Affleck's relationship first ignited in late April 2021 when they were spotted outside her L.A. home following her split from Alex Rodriguez. The two later enjoyed a getaway to Montana where they were photographed driving together on May 8.

By April of 2022, they were once again engaged and in the summer of 2022, they wed (twice!).

07 of 17

Dave & Odette Annable

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The Annables are back on, just over nine months since announcing their separation.

On Aug. 3, 2020, the couple posted identical Instagram photos and captions, confirming their reconciliation with sunny smooching selfie. "2020. It ain't all bad news. #TheAnnables," they wrote with the snapshot. Over on his wife's post, Dave playfully commented, "My post is better."

Dave and Odette share a daughter, Charlie Mae, and are expecting baby No. 2.

The Brothers & Sisters actor and Supergirl actress tied the knot in a private ceremony in Ojai, just north of Los Angeles, on Oct. 10, 2010. After nine years of marriage, the pair announced in October 2019 that they were separating.

08 of 17

Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos

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Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos

Turns out Ripa and husband Consuelos had a nontraditional trip to the altar ahead of their May 1996 nuptials.

"Right before we got married, we broke up," the Live With Kelly and Ryan host told Emma Diamond and Julie Kramer on the debut episode of Betches' Comments by Celebs podcast. "We broke up and we got back together the day before we went off and eloped. Yeah, we eloped. We went to Vegas and got married."

09 of 17

Justin & Hailey Bieber

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Now they're happily married, but before they tied the knot in 2018, Bieber and Baldwin had to work through a couple of bumps in the road.

The couple previously dated before they split in 2016. After calling it quits, "we went through a long period of time when we weren't friends," Baldwin told U.K. newspaper The Times. By June 2018, the pair was spotted packing on the PDA. The next month, the pair announced their engagement and then they got married twice since — once at a courthouse in New York City and then a second time at a beautiful ceremony in South Carolina surrounded by friends and family.

10 of 17

Dax Shepard & Kristen Bell

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Long before they became one of the most adorable couples in Hollywood — and parents to daughters Lincoln and Delta — Bell and Shepard hit a rough patch and briefly split.

"We were dating for about three months," Bell explained to POPSUGAR. "He sat me down and said, 'I can't have this right now. I think you're wonderful, but I am still dating other people.' And then I, like, liquefied and fell to the ground, but I felt incredibly respected that he had the balls to tell me we weren't in the same place."

Thankfully, Shepard quickly realized that his now-wife was the one, and confessed: "'I don't know what I was thinking. I was dating someone else but they're just not as interesting as you, and I don't know what I'm doing.'" And Bell still hasn't let him off the hook: "I still always remind him of when he broke up with me."

11 of 17

Sharon & Ozzy Osbourne

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The U.K. X Factor judge opened up about her relationship status on her show The Talk, putting an end to speculation that she and her estranged husband had reconciled following a split that came about after infidelity rumors plagued the couple.

"I forgive," she said before the studio audience. "It's going take a long time to trust, but we've been together 36 years, 34 of marriage ... I just can't think of my life without him."

With that, she added a little levity, calling Ozzy "a dirty dog" and saying, "He's gonna pay big."

12 of 17

Patrick & Jillian Dempsey

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The pair went their separate ways after the Grey's Anatomy star's wife filed for divorce in January 2015. But the actor, whose commitment to the racetrack is said to have been a major issue for the couple, confirmed he and his wife's decision to reconcile in an interview with ES Magazine. "You have to work at everything," he said. "And you cannot do everything. Something has to be sacrificed."

13 of 17

Pink & Carey Hart

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Marriage is work — as Pink and her motocross hubby Hart proved to be true when they split after two years of marriage in 2008 (without officially divorcing) only to begin "dating" again in 2009, which seemed to have worked for the pair; they welcomed daughter Willow in 2011 and son Jameson in 2016.

14 of 17

Gabrielle Union & Dwyane Wade

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After getting together in 2009, Union and retired NBA star Wade went on a break in April 2013 before becoming engaged in December 2013 and tying the knot in September 2014.

"We kind of took a step back," Wade said of their reconciliation during an appearance on The Tonight Show. "We supported each other, but we took a step back for a little while. At the end of day, we came back together and said, 'Listen, we want to continue this. We want to try to continue to get better each day.'"

15 of 17

Adam Levine & Behati Prinsloo

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For the Maroon 5 frontman, it took dating someone else to realize Victoria's Secret model Prinsloo was the one. Following the couple's brief breakup, Levine broke it off with fellow VS model Nina Agdal – who he had been dating at the time – and promptly proposed to Prinsloo. "Famous last words, 'I'll never get married,' " Levine recalled on The Tonight Show in 2013. "I still don't necessarily think you have to get married unless you meet someone that makes you want to marry them. And then you marry them and it's wonderful."

The couple tied the knot in 2014, welcomed daughter Dusty Rose in 2016 and daughter Gio Grace in 2018. They are currently expecting their third child.

16 of 17

Justin Timberlake & Jessica Biel

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Timberlake and Biel amicably split in March 2011 — four years after first being linked together — but the break was quick; the couple got back together in August and were engaged in December 2011.

"She is the single-handedly most significant person in my life," Timberlake said of Biel, whom he asked to marry him during the couple's annual vacation to Montana.

The couple welcomed their first child, son Silas, in April 2015, and son Phineas in 2020.

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Prince William & Kate Middleton

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While we're all quick to fantasize about the perfection that is Prince William and Princess Kate's marriage, it hadn't always been so flawless. Four years before tying the knot in a lavish 2011 ceremony, the pair split in April 2007. But the break was a mere bump in the road for the couple, who are now parents to Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

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