7 Famous Women Who Overcame a Hard Breakup and Found True Happiness Later

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The personal lives of celebrities are not always as smooth as their careers. They also face breakups, infidelity, and heartbreak, even if they are beautiful and successful. But we believe that there is always a bright one after every dark time.

Anne Hathaway

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Anne Hathaway and Raffaello Follieri seemed like the perfect couple. She was a successful actress, a Hollywood star, and he was a millionaire, a generous philanthropist. They had been together for four years and were planning to get engaged. But in 2008, shocking news appeared in headlines — Raffaello was arrested, charged with fraud and sentenced to four years in prison. Hathaway ended all contact with him the same night she learned of his arrest. She said it felt like the rug had been pulled from under her feet.

Later that year, at the Palm Springs Film Festival, the actress met the love of her life — her future husband Adam Shulman. Adam is a jeweler and designed his engagement ring for his sweetheart. The couple have been married for over 11 years and have two sons.

Gwen Stefani

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Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale had a seemingly solid marriage lasting 14 years. They raised three sons together. But in 2015, the star couple shocked everyone by announcing their divorce. The reason was Gavin’s infidelity. The leader of the band Bush had an affair with their children’s nanny. A painful breakup inspired Gwen to write the emotional song “Used to Love You.” She said that her dreams were shattered. And the hardest part was that the children had to split their time between their parents.

But after the dark times, there was light. On the set of The Voice, the singer met Blake Shelton, whom she married after six years of dating.

Sienna Miller

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Sienna Miller and Jude Law met on the set of the comedy Alfie in 2003. The actor proposed to his girlfriend on Christmas of the same year. The couple seemed to have a bright future, but their happiness did not last long. Soon, Law had an affair with his children’s nanny from a previous relationship. And after a failed attempt to save their relationship, the lovers broke up. Later, Miller called the breakup with Law the most difficult moment in her life.

Today, the actress is happily in a relationship with actor Oli Green and is expecting her second child.

Minnie Driver

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Minnie Driver and Matt Damon started dating while working on the film Good Will Hunting in 1997. Their romance was short but intense. They were not afraid to show their feelings, they appeared together in public and declared their love for each other. It all ended when Damon suddenly announced on the Oprah Winfrey show that he was single. But he did not bother to tell Driver about it personally.

Since 2019, Driver has been in a relationship with director Addison O’Dea, who she says loves her more than anyone else.


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Adele and entrepreneur Simon Konecki became a couple in 2011 but only tied the knot in 2018. By then, they had already welcomed their son Angelo. The singer dedicated herself to her family and even took a break from the stage — everyone thought their marriage was strong. But in 2019, she filed for divorce. She later confessed that the breakup was a harrowing ordeal for her. She felt guilty for not being able to save the relationship. The divorce also affected her finances: the couple had to split no less than $171 million in court. But Adele fought for the custody of her son.

In 2021, the singer introduced her new partner, sports agent Rich Paul, to the public. She looks radiant with happiness next to him. “I’ve never been so in love. I’m just obsessed with him,” she says.

Monica Bellucci

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Monica Bellucci and Vincent Cassel’s relationship was followed by the whole world. They met on the set of the film The Apartment in 1995 and stayed together for 17 years, becoming the proud parents of daughters Deva and Leonie. But their marriage fell apart, and in 2013, the couple announced their divorce. Monica said that although she was the one who wanted to end the relationship, it was not easy for her, “When we leave someone, it doesn’t mean we stop loving them. It means we can’t continue like this.”

Monica had a hard time finding love again. From 2017 to 2019, she dated French sculptor Nicolas Lefebvre. And in 2023, the actress was seen with director Tim Burton. She later confirmed their romance and praised her partner, “What I can say ... I’m glad I met the man, first of all. It’s one of those encounters that rarely happens in life...I know the man, I love him, and now I’m going to meet the director, another adventure begins. I love Tim. And I have great respect for Tim Burton.”

Nicole Kidman

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Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise were married for 11 years and were seen as one of the most ideal couples in Hollywood. They did not have biological children but adopted a girl and a boy. The news of their divorce came out in 2001. Kidman said that she was as shocked as everyone else by this. It is rumored that Cruise secretly filed for divorce to avoid sharing the property with his wife because, after a decade of marriage, he would have to pay her a much larger sum of money. The actress was pregnant at the time and miscarried due to the stress. She later said, “It took me a very long time to heal. It was a shock to my system.”

But Nicole found the courage to move on. In 2006, she married country singer Keith Urban, who fathered two girls — Sunday and Faith. The musician adores his wife and does the most touching things for her. For example, in 2017, he bought a house in Hawaii, where Kidman spent her childhood.

People react differently to a difficult breakup. Some become withdrawn and isolated, while others glow with new energy.

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