13 Famous Women That Managed to Find New Love After a Tragic Break-Up

Neither fame nor wealth can soften the blow of a break-up. Many celebrities report that their hearts have been broken more than once, and it was hard for them to find their soulmates. But they pulled themselves together and moved on.

Avril Lavigne

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When, in 2012, Avril Lavigne started dating Canadian musician Chad Kroeger, she’d already had a failed marriage. But just one month later, she started this relationship. They got married in a reconstructed medieval castle, and one year later, they broke up and got divorced.

In March 2021, the singer started dating Derek Smith, aka Mod Sun. In April 2022, they announced their engagement.

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus’ private life has always been the focus of tabloids. She’s dated singer Nick Jonas and actor Liam Hemsworth. She even married Liam in 2018, but the marriage didn’t last a year. In October 2019, Miley started dating her old friend, Australian singer Cody Simpson, but this relationship ended quickly, too.

After so many romances, it seemed that Miley would never be happy. But at the end of 2021, she got introduced to musician Maxx Morando. Even though he is 6 years younger than her, they have a lot in common. Insiders say, “They have been together for about a year now and Miley is really happy.”

Helena Bonham Carter

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Helena Bonham Carter says that she wanted to put a ribbon on her forehead that said “handle with care” after her 13-year marriage with director Tim Burton ended. They worked together for many years and had 2 children, but in December 2014, they decided to split up. It was an amicable divorce, but that doesn’t mean it was easy for the actress.

4 years later, the star met an art historian Rye Dag Holmboe. He is 21 years younger than her, but they are still happy.

Lily Allen


“If I didn’t think I was going to be married forever, I wouldn’t have married,” Lily Allen said to the reporters when she divorced constructor and decorated Sam Cooper. She married him in 2011, had 2 daughters, but in 2016, the marriage ended. It took the couple 2 years to get divorced.

But one year later, Lily met the star of Stranger Things, David Harbour. Their relationship developed very quickly, and in September 2020, the couple went to Las Vegas, got married by an Elvis double, and then they went to have hamburgers in In-N-Out. David said, “I married a beautiful, incredible woman who I love.” And the singer adds, “I’m very much in love and happy in this relationship.”

Renee Zellweger

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The beautiful blonde woman, famous for her starring role in Bridget Jones’s Diary, was engaged to Jim Carrey. Even years later, the actor remembers this romance with warmth. They met in 1999, on the set of Me, Myself & Irene and dated for a year before breaking up.

In spring 2021, during the show Celebrity IOU: Joyride, Renee met the host, Ant Anstead. The couple kept their romance in secret for some time, but in September they announced they were together on Instagram. They avoid public attention, but the fans still see that they are together in Ant’s social media posts.

Rebel Wilson

Several years ago, Rebel tried to build a relationship with actor Matt Lucas. They even lived together for 3 years. But in June 2022, the actress posted, “I thought I was searching for a Disney Prince... but maybe what I really needed all this time was a Disney Princess.” She announced her relationship with designer Ramona Agruma. 7 months after the relationship started, they announced their engagement.

Hilary Swank

The actress made a show of her divorce with Chad Lowe live on the Oprah show. She let the host cut her long hair, commenting, “I have two Oscars, a hairstylist named Oprah, and a heart of gold to boot. Divorce, schmivorce.”

11 years later, the actress married businessman Philip Schneider. She calls him the man of her dreams and the love of her life. In October 2022, the star announced that they are expecting twins.

Kate Hudson

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After her marriage with Chris Robinson, Kate started dating the Muse frontman Matthew Bellamy. In 2011, after their engagement, they had a son, but they didn’t get married.

In 2016, her friends introduced her to a musician and co-owner of a record company, Danny Fujikawa. In 2018, they had a daughter, Rani, whom they named after Danny’s grandfather. In 2021, Kate and Danny announced their engagement.

Nina Dobrev

For 3 years, Nina dated her co-star Ian Somerhalder. They were often seen together, but they looked quite reserved. As the actress said in one of her interviews, falling in love with her series partner was the last thing she wanted, but she had to give in to her feelings. In 2013, they broke up, but remained good friends.

In 2020, the star met snowboarder Shaun White. Even though they are not ready to make any big moves, they have been dating for more than 2 years now. On her birthday, Shaun made a moving post, saying how much he loved her and thanking her for making his life so incredible.

Kelly Osbourne

Kelly Osbourne dated DJ and model Luke Worrall. In 2009, they announced their engagement, but split up one year later.

Kelly didn’t find her love right away. For almost 20 years, she was friends with musician Sid Wilson until their realized that their relationship was much deeper. They announced their feelings in January 2022, and one year later, they had a son.

Emma Thompson

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Thompson’s first husband was actor and director Kenneth Branagh. Even though they tried to hide their relationship, the British press still called them the golden couple. But in 1995, they filed for divorce.

That same year, she wrote and starred in Sense and Sensibility. One of the other actors in the project was Greg Wise. The actress would later say, “Work saved me and Greg saved me. He picked up the pieces and put them together again.” The actors got married in 2003.

Michelle Williams

Many people described Michelle Williams and Heath Ledger’s relationship as love at first sight. It happened on the set of Brokeback Mountain in 2014. Several months later, they were engaged, and expecting a baby. But 3 years later, they decided to break up. It was just a few months before Heath passed away.

After some years of being single, Michelle married musician Phil Elverum, only to divorce him one year later and get engaged with director Thomas Kail. In 2020, Michelle and Thomas got married and had 2 children.

Vanessa Paradis

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Vanessa Paradis and Johnny Depp didn’t think it was necessary to get officially married, and for a long time, they were considered to be one of the most stable Hollywood couples. But after 14 years, in 2012, they decided to live separately, and then broke up.

In 2016, Vanessa was invited by Samuel Benchetrit to participate in his film Dog. He fell in love with her. They got married soon after. In 2021, Paradis made her theater debut in the play Maman, specially written and directed for her by her husband.

Which of these love stories, do you think, is the most moving?

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