Red carpet-friendly relationships often follow a specific pattern: get together, fall in love, fall apart (very publicly), reconcile, and repeat. Celebs are constantly involved in these indescribable whirlwinds of love, hate, lust, and very telling Instagram stories—bringing more drama than an afternoon soap opera. And we’re here for it. We’ve outlined some of the most outrageous celeb love stories destined to make you happy you’re currently dating your Netflix subscription.
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard
Before Veronica Mars and her comedian husband became everyone’s absolute favorite couple, Dax actually broke up with her (and Kbell says she never lets him forget it). "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,'" Bell told Popsugar. "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." Dax quickly realized he made a huge mistake. The pair got married in 2013 and now have two children. Yay!
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend
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Apparently, Legend once *attempted* to break up with Chrissy, but the Queen didn’t allow it to happen. "I was really stressed and busy," Legend told The Guardian. "I was just like, 'I'd just be happier single right now.'" Teigen tweeted in response to John’s reveal and said she was simply calling John on his bullshit. "It wasn't a typical breakup," she wrote. "He was on tour and his voice hurt and he was being a whiny face about everything and so yeah, I was like 'no.'"
Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo
The Maroon 5 singer and Victoria’s Secret model actually broke up in 2013 after dating nearly a year. Levine even began dating another model, Sports Illustrated’s Nina Agdal (OK, we get it—you like models). But he and Behati eventually got back together so that she and their daughter Dusty Rose could steal our hearts in his music videos.
Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler
Your new(-ish) fave reality stars didn’t always seem so perfect. They broke off their year-long engagement in 2011, which Kristin opened up about in her book, Balancing in Heels. “A few things needed to change, and I knew the only way Jay would see how serious I was, was if I ended the relationship,” she wrote. They went to therapy together, started dating again in 2012, and were married in 2013—and we now have Jay Cutler reality TV sass King in our lives forever.
Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade
The couple (sadly) broke up in 2013 after dating for four years. They then got back together and were married one year later. Wade opened up about their relationship on The Tonight Show. “We kind of took a step back. 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.'” Love is real, guys.
Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green
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One of the rockiest relationships on this list (and that’s saying something)—Fox and Green began dating when the Transformers star was just 18. They got engaged when she was 23 but broke up before they could get married. The two then got back together just one year later, were married in 2010, and had two sons together. THEN Fox filed for divorce in 2015. But the pair postponed the divorce when they had another baby in 2016. The couple has yet to go through with the divorce, and Fox recently appeared on Hollywood Medium and said she and her husband are working through their issues. To. Be. Continued.
Halsey and G-Eazy
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In the absolute worst timing: the two, who had been dating since 2017, broke up shortly after they released “Him & I” (a banger that features the lyrics: “We’ve got that love, the crazy kind”). After a few months apart, they were seen holding hands at a VMAs after-party AND they kissed onstage at the rapper’s concert in New Jersey over Labor Day Weekend. Plz don’t get our hopes up tho, k?
Olivia Culpo and Danny Amendola
The former Miss Universe and her football player hunk started dating in 2016 but broke up in March of 2018. They are now rumored to be ~back on~ after Culpo posted photos with Amendola on her Insta story. In 2018, that’s all the proof we need.
Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos
Seems like Hollywood’s Mom and Dad have been together forever, butttttt they have not. “Right before we got married, we broke up,” the Live With Kelly and Ryan host said on the Betches’ Comments by Celebs podcast in July. “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.” Honestly, all-around goals.
Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin
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The Biebs and Hailey Baldwin dated briefly in 2016 before ending on bad terms, according to Baldwin. “We went through a long period of time when we weren’t friends,” she told U.K. newspaper The Times in May. But—in the most Hollywood way—the two found each other again for just one month before announcing their engagement. Ahh, young love.
Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik
These two cuties dated for two years before splitting in March 2018 for unknown reasons (WE DEMAND ANSWERS). Until Instagram (yet again) came through with the relationship update. When Gigi posted a story cuddling with Zayn, we knew it was back on. How did anyone learn of rekindling romances before Instagram stories? I forget.
Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick
Scott Disick is so good at on-again/off-again relationships that he made this list twice. Disick and Kardashian met in 2006 and started their rollercoaster relationship, which came with on-camera arguments, cheating scandals, and that infamous mystery woman in Costa Rica. Now, Scott is dating 20-year-old Sofia Richie (we’ll get to that later), and Kourtney, who just broke it off with Younes Bendjima, was just spotted with 20-year-old Luka Sabbat in Chicago. Kids these days.
Bella Hadid and The Weeknd
The Weeknd can (probably) thank the Biebs for his recent reconciliation with model Bella Hadid. After Bella and The Weeknd broke up in 2016, he began dating Selena Gomez. When Sel broke it off with the singer to be with Justin, he was spotted leaving Hadid’s NYC apartment.
Chris Evans and Jenny Slate
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Captain America and Mona Lisa Saperstein started dating after filming the movie Gifted. They broke up due to “conflicting schedules” after a year together only to get back together just a few months later. After getting our hopes up, they broke up AGAIN (because once wasn’t enough), which Evans confirmed to the New York Times in March. Sigh.
Patrick Dempsey and Jillian Fink
McDreamy and hair stylist Jillian Fink started dating when he scheduled an appointment for a haircut in 1994 (cool, cool, didn’t realize this happens IRL). After getting married and having three children, Fink filed for divorce in January 2015, which was allegedly due to his gambling issues. But the Grey’s actor told ES Magazine they are working through their problems as a couple. “You have to work at everything,” he said. “And you cannot do everything. Something has to be sacrificed.” We’re pullin’ for these two.
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth
The Last Song co-stars ended their engagement in 2011, but they got back together in 2016, which was confirmed by Miley casually rockin’ the same rock he gave her in 2012.
Chloë Grace Moretz and Brooklyn Beckham
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The actress and Victoria Beckham’s son began dating in 2014 and have pretty much been on-and-off ever since. Most recently though, they’ve been off. They rekindled their love around Brooklyn’s birthday in March, but the Beckham boy was spotted making out with a Playboy model in August, so we’re guessing their relationship is on the fritz.
Scott Disick and Sofia Richie
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Scott shocked the world in 2017 when he started dating Sofia Richie. But it was no shocker that the duo is as on-again/off-again as Scott and Kourt were. Rumors of a breakup spread after The Lord was spotted with an unidentified woman in June (#classic), but the couple announced they were not actually broken up, via, of course, their Instagram stories.
Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen
Classic story: boy meets girl, boy and girl film blockbuster movie together, boy and girl get engaged, boy and girl break it off, boy and girl date again, have a child together, and then break up after nine years of on/off-ness. We’ve heard it all before.
Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna
Only the second Kardashian on our list (surprisingly), Rob and Chyna’s hot mess of a relationship was laid out for us on their E! show Rob and Chyna. Rob met Kylie’s then-boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend (we know, it’s confusing) in 2016 via Kim and Kanye – thanks, guys. All seemed well with the couple after the birth of their daughter Dream in November 2016 until the couple broke up just one month later. They then went back and forth from being completely infatuated with each other to screaming at the top of their lungs (ARE YOU TEXTING OTHER BICHES YES OR NO). It’s (probably) safe to say they’re off for-good since Chyna took Rob to court for posting explicit pics of her to his Instagram story AND Rob took Chyna to court after she used Dream’s stroller as a weapon at a Six Flags amusement park. But, hey, you never know.
Emma Roberts and Evan Peters
Another tale of co-star love: The American Horror Story duo began dating in 2012 but ended things in 2013 when Roberts was arrested for allegedly attacking Peters, only to reconcile and get engaged the following year. Since 2014, they have been engaged, broken up, back together, broken up again, and back together AGAIN. Seriously, this is an alternate universe.
Rose Leslie and Kit Harrington
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We all know our fave Game of Thrones couple is now happily married, but back in 2012, they broke up after dating briefly. Two years later, they rekindled their love and have since not been shy about PDA. They got engaged in 2017 and were married in June one year later.
Pink and Carey Hart
This love story starts way back in 2001. After four years of dating, Pink proposed to the BMX biker. They had were married for two years when Pink posted news on her website, writing, “The most important thing for you all to know is that Carey and I love each other so so much. This breakup is not about cheating, anger, or fighting. I know it sounds like cliché bullsh--, but we are best friends, and we will continue to be." The pair got back together one year later.
Courteney Cox and Johnny McDaid
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After the Friends star’s split from husband David Arquette, she found love again in 2013 with Snow Patrol’s Johnny McDaid. They got engaged in 2014 but broke it off one year later, only to be spotted one year after that kissing in an airport. Cox confirmed their reconciliation on NBC’s Running with Wild Bear Grylls saying, “We were engaged for over a year and then we broke up … It's just … everything's new. And we have both really worked on ourselves on the parts that needed the most attention. And it feels really different." Happy 4 u, Court.