Rekindled Romance: 11 Celebrity Couples Who Have Reconciled After Breakups

In proof relationships require hard work, even famous couples sometimes need a little break to reassess priorities.
Ahead, 11 celebrity couples that have broken up and gotten back together, like Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)

There’s nothing that piques our curiosity quite like celebrity couples. They’re living proof that relationships require hard work, with even the most famous A-listers requiring space and time to reassess priorities and what they want from a significant other.

This has never been more true in 2023—or the year of the great summer of breakups. With Venus in retrogradeBreakup Season™ has claimed many of our favourite pairings, with the likes of Sophie Turner, Bella Hadid, Rosalía, Kendall Jenner and even Meryl Streep announcing their newfound singledom in the course of 12 months.

Yet, the hopeless romantics here at GRAZIA are firm believers that there is love after heartbreak. Cementing that notion is a slew of Hollywood bigwigs who have reconciled after previously splitting. Ahead—and perhaps in an attempt to manifest a kinder 2024—all the celebrity couples who have broken up and got back together.

Celebrity Couples Who Have Broken Up And Got Back Together

Hailey Bieber & Justin Bieber

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 13: Justin Bieber and Hailey Bieber attend The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Arturo Holmes/MG21/Getty Images)

Hailey and Justin Bieber celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary in 2023. The pair tied the knot in a South Carolina wedding in September 2019, but it wasn’t all smooth sailing in the lead-up to their nuptials—despite getting married in a water-front ceremony. You see, the Biebers had only reunited for one month before the singer proposed to the then-model. The pair dated—albeit not exclusively—from 2015 to 2016 when the pair split in a self-described “dramatic” fashion. “‘Fizzled’ would not be the right word — it was more like a very dramatic excommunication,” the Rhode Beauty founder explained at the time. “There was a period where if I walked into a room, he would walk out.”

Miley Cyrus & Liam Hemsworth

MALIBU, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 06: Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus at Saint Laurent mens spring summer 20 show on June 06, 2019 in Malibu, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/WireImage,)

After meeting as co-stars on The Last Song, Hemsworth and Cyrus broke up twice before reuniting and becoming re-engaged in January 2016 (they were first engaged in 2012). After losing their house in the 2018 Woolsey Fire, Cyrus and Hemsworth married before divorcing in 2019. Since then, Cyrus has penned numerous ballads about their time together, including the self-love anthem “Flowers” and “Used To Be Young”. Cyrus addressed her and Hemsworth’s bond following their second reunion, revealing, “I think what people should understand is I think young people in general – what we wear and what a relationship and commitment means – is very different to what tabloids like to make it mean.”

Gigi Hadid & Zayn Malik

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NEW YORK, NY – MAY 02: Zayn Malik (L) and Gigi Hadid attend the “Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology” Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for

Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik dated off-an-on for five years from 2015 to 2021. The pair officially ceased seeing one another after the One Direction alum was reportedly involved in an altercation with the supermodel’s mother, Yolanda Hadid. The pair first met at a Victoria’s Secret after-party in 2015 before splitting up in March 2018. By January 2020, the pair had officially reconciled and were expecting their first child together. Hadid and Malik welcomed their daughter, Khai, into the world in September that year. Both now co-parent the toddler.

Chrissy Teigen & John Legend

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend at the 2023 Academy Museum Gala held at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on December 3, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Variety via Getty Images)

Did you know the pair fondly referred to as #RelationshipGoals actually broke up for a day once upon a time?  “It was Miami many, many years ago and he was in a bad place,” explained Teigen. “They’re actually songs he sang that day that now when I listen to them, they really affect me emotionally.”

Prince William & Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton
LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 19: Catherine, Princess of Wales, attends the EE BAFTA Film Awards 2023 at The Royal Festival Hall on February 19, 2023 in London, England. The Prince of Wales, President of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), and The Princess will attend the Awards ceremony before meeting category winners and EE Rising Star Award nominees. (Photo by Chris Jackson – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Surely you remember the headlines when Prince William split from Kate Middleton. The pair were in college and by the sounds of it, it was the Prince who called it quits. “I, at the time, wasn’t very happy about [the break-up], but actually, it made me a stronger person,” says Middleton. “You find out things about yourself that maybe you hadn’t realised or I think you can get quite consumed by a relationship when you’re younger. I really valued that time for me as well although I didn’t think it at the time!” The couple married in a lavish Royal wedding ceremony in 2011 and now are parents to Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

Justin Timberlake & Jessica Biel

LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 17: Jessica Biel (L) and Justin Timberlake attend the 70th Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)

“Every once in a while, I catch a glimpse of her when she doesn’t see me looking and I have this moment where I’m like ‘If you only make bad decisions for the rest of your life, you made one really good decision there,” Timberlake said. But it wasn’t always smooth sailing. The couple called it quits in March 2011 but then got back together – and engaged – in August of the same year. A good decision, indeed.

Kylie Jenner & Tyga

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 13: Tyga and Kylie Jenner attend the Front Row for the Philipp Plein Fall/Winter 2017/2018 Women’s And Men’s Fashion Show at The New York Public Library on February 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Philipp Plein)

Before she dated Timothée Chalamet and had two children with Travis Scott, Kylie Jenner dated rapper Tyga on-and-off for two years. It’s reported a seven-year age gap, high levels of scrutiny and rumours of infidelity led to their eventual split.

Adam Levine & Behati Prinsloo

HOLLYWOOD, CA – FEBRUARY 22: Singer Adam Levine (L) and model Behati Prinsloo attend the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

It took dating someone else for the Maroon 5 singer to realise Victoria’s Secret model Behati Prinsloo was his forever. Levine was dating fellow VS model Nina Agdal following the split from his future wife. He then cut that relationship off and promptly proposed to Prinsloo. The couple wed in 2014 and have a daughter together. However, it seems that their one breakup was enough for the pair, with Prinsloo staying with Levine even after the “wife guy” scandal when he was found to have been cheating on the model with a 23-year-old influencer.

Jennifer Lopez & Ben Affleck

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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez at the premiere of “The Mother” held at Regency Village Theatre on May 10, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Salangsang/Variety via Getty Images)

Proving that after heartbreak comes love is none other than Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck. After dating and becoming engaged in the early 2000s, the pair waited nearly two decades to reconnect and eventually commit to spending the rest of their lives with one another.

Orlando Bloom & Katy Perry

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 21: Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom attend the LA premiere of Amazon’s “Carnival Row” at TCL Chinese Theatre on August 21, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images)

After a year of dating, Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry took “respectful, loving space” apart in 2017. By 2018, the pair had reconnected and have been together ever since. Bloom proposed to Perry the day after Valentine’s Day in 2019, but have still not wed. Their daughter, Daisy Dove, was born in August 2020.

Kit Harrington & Rose Leslie

PARIS, FRANCE – JANUARY 19: Kit Harington and Rose Leslie are seen, outside Louis Vuitton, during the Paris Fashion Week – Menswear Fall Winter 2023 2024 : Day Three on January 19, 2023 in Paris, France. (Photo by Edward Berthelot/Getty Images)

Game Of Thrones stars Kit Harrington and Rose Leslie met on-set while filming season two of the fantasy epic in 2011. In 2013, and after a year of dating, the pair ended their romance. The pair reconciled in early 2014 and have kept a relatively low profile ever since.