There is a history of Hollywood stars falling madly in love and then shockingly breaking up only to get back together again.
It’s called the romance redo.
Some of the more recent are Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck, who got engaged over 20 years ago, called it off, fell in love again, and are now are happily married.
Most people do not remember that Justin Bieber and Hailey Bieber dated many years ago before they split up and he went back to Selena Gomez. They got back together and eloped in a courthouse.
P!NK and Carey Hart were on then off then on.
Adam Levine and model Behati Prinsloo had a break before tying the knot.
Of course not all reunions last. Miley and Liam Hemsworth were a couple for a long time, then broke up, and then got back together and wed only to break up again.
Elizabeth Taylor famously wed Richard Burton then divorced him only to get married again and divorced again.
And singer Marie Osmond wed Steve Craig in her youth, then divorced and did it all over again; happily, they are still together.
Here is a look at the most famous redo romances…
JENNIFER LOPEZ AND BEN AFFLECK
Bennifer: Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck first meet in 2002 when they were filming the movie Gigli, got engaged, split, and then got back together in 2021 to wed a year later
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck first meet in 2002 when they were filming the movie Gigli.
At the time, Lopez was married to her second husband, Cris Judd. The couple eventually divorced in 2003.
Lopez and Affleck went public with their romance shortly after. Lopez told People in 2016, ‘I really felt like when I met Ben, “Okay, this is it.”‘
They earned the name Bennifer and then the two got engaged in November 2002 when he presented her with a rare pink diamond ring.
She said they had a lot in common: ‘We’re probably more alike and from the same kind of background… same kind of upbringing and same kind of family and same kind of house.’
Happy pair: By mid July they got married in Las Vegas. In August they had a big wedding at his house in Georgia. Seen in May 2023
Then their fans turned on them when they fooled around in the music video for Jenny From the Block.
‘People were so f***ing mean about her — sexist, racist. Ugly, vicious s*** was written about her in ways that if you wrote it now you would literally be fired for saying those things you said,’ he said.
They postponed their wedding in 2003 and announced their breakup in early 2004.
They became friends again in 2015 over text.
In spring 2021, the couple rekindled their romance, in September 2021 they kissed on the red carpet, and in April 2022 they became engaged.
By mid July they got married in Las Vegas. In August they had a big wedding at his house in Georgia.
JUSTIN BIEBER AND HAILEY BALDWIN
Can you Belieber this? Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin met in 2009, dated in 2015, split in 2016, then wed in 2018
Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin first met as teens in 2009 then again in 2011.
In November 2014 they started becoming close friends when hanging out together at Hillsong Church.
The next month Hailey denied they were an item: ‘I’ve known Justin since I was like 13—and we’ve just been good friends over the years. We have just stayed close, and there’s nothing more to it than that.’
Still the chatter continued.
In December 2015 they were seen on vacation together in Anguilla.
A month later he shared a photo where they were kissing. She told E! it was a casual relationship but she really ‘loved’ him.
Mr and Mrs: In September of this year they celebrated their fifth anniversary of marriage. ‘To the most precious, my beloved. 5 years. You have captivated my heart. I know from the depths of my soul down to my bones that this journey with you will only exceed our wildest expectations’
By August 2016 they had broken up and he moved on to Sofia Richie. Then he was back with his ex Selena Gomez.
In May 2018, Hailey said she was getting close to Justin again.
And in June 2018 they looked cozy at Liv nightclub in Miami. In NYC they were seen hugging and kissing.
The next month he shared a kissing photo with Hailey and said he was ‘sooo in love’ with her. She tweeted: ‘Not sure what I did in life to deserve such happiness but I am so utterly grateful to God for giving me such an incredible person to share my life with!’
In September 2018 they eloped in NYC and then in September 2019 they had a formal wedding in South Carolina.
In September of this year they celebrated their fifth anniversary of marriage.
‘To the most precious, my beloved. 5 years. You have captivated my heart. I know from the depths of my soul down to my bones that this journey with you will only exceed our wildest expectations. So let’s keep dreaming big baby. Cheers to forever and ever. I love you with every fiber of my being. HAPPY 5TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!!’ he said.
P!NK AND CAREY HART
P!nk and Carey Hart have gotten through some rough patches during their romance. The singer and athlete met at the Summer X Games in Philadelphia in 2001, broke up, got back together, wed in 2006, split again, then got back together in 2008
P!nk and Carey Hart have gotten through some rough patches during their romance.
The singer and athlete met at the Summer X Games in Philadelphia in 2001.
There were sparks right away and they started seeing each other.
But then things came to a halt two years later when they hit the pause button.
‘The excitement wears off,’ she said after she spent ‘a couple [of] nights in the hospital with him when he’s broken.’
They got back together and in 2005 she proposed by holding up a sign that read, ‘Will you marry me,’ at one of his races.
They wed on the beach in Costa Rica in 2006. But by 2007 they were taking another break.
According to Us Weekly, Pink said couples counseling has kept them together: ‘It’s the only reason that we’re still together because, you know, I think partners after a long time, we just speak — I can’t say it’s a man and woman thing, I think it’s a partner thing, a spouse thing — that you just speak two different languages’
‘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 bull****, but we are best friends, and we will continue to be,’ she said.
The time apart inspired her to write the song So What in 2008.
They got back together when she asked him to be in the music video for the tune.
In 2011, they welcomed daughter Willow and in 2016 came son Jameson.
According to Us Weekly, Pink said couples counseling has kept them together: ‘It’s the only reason that we’re still together because, you know, I think partners after a long time, we just speak — I can’t say it’s a man and woman thing, I think it’s a partner thing, a spouse thing — that you just speak two different languages.’
ADAM LEVINE AND BEHATI PRINSLOO
They have a bond now: Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo started messaging each other in 2012 but they split a year later. Then they got back together and got married. Now they have three children
Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo started messaging each other in 2012.
‘Adam was looking for a girl for a music video that could do some action stuff, and our friend was like, You should meet Behati because she’s a total tomboy and down for anything,’ she said.
She did not do the video but ‘we kept emailing each other, it was such a natural correspondence that we kind of fell in love over email,’ she said.
It was not long before he was wining and dining the model from South Africa.
But then a year later they broke off their romance as he started seeing another model: Danish cover girl Nina Agdal.
But by July 2013 Adam and Behati were back on – and in a much bigger way as they fell in love.
The next year they said ‘I do’ in Mexico in front of his Maroon 5 bandmates as well as pals Jonah Hill and Stevie Nicks.
Their marriage was full of fun public displays of affection: she starred in his video for Animal and they often held hands on the red carpet.
In 2016 they welcomed their first child and in 2018 they had another.
Things got rocky when Levine became burned out on The Voice.
And Prinsloo suffered from Post Partum Depression. ‘You can see yourself spiraling,’ Prinsloo said. ‘I had moments of postpartum that I felt like it was coming through, but my husband was so incredibly supportive and always got me out of it.’
In January of this year they welcomed their third child.
ELIZABETH TAYLOR AND RICHARD BURTON
On and off and on: Elizabeth Taylor and Welsh actor Richard Burton were married twice. First from 1964 until 1974 and then from 1975 until 1976. Both times their romance ended in divorce. It was thought that he was the one great love of her life. They worked often – and very well – together.
Elizabeth Taylor and Welsh actor Richard Burton were married twice.
First from 1964 until 1974 and then from 1975 until 1976.
It was thought that he was the one great love of her life. They worked often – and very well – together.
There was a total of 11 films starring the couple. The top ones were Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966), which was based on Edward Albee’s play, and The Taming of the Shrew (1967), an adaptation of the Shakespeare play.
The Sandpiper was another classic.
‘When you are in love and lust like that,’ Taylor would say in 1973, ‘you just grab it with both hands and ride out the storm.’
Crazy love: ‘When you are in love and lust like that,’ Taylor would say in 1973, ‘you just grab it with both hands and ride out the storm.’ Seen in 1967
The first time Burton saw Taylor was in 1953 at a Hollywood party. He thought she was ‘unquestioningly gorgeous.’ Taylor thought he was ‘vulgar.’
In 1962 they worked on Cleopatra. At first they clashed but then they fell in love.
The romance was an intense one.
Both Taylor and Burton were heavy drinkers, and they took to screaming at each other.
But he gave her big gifts to make up for it: Burton presented Taylor with jewels like the 69-carat Taylor-Burton diamond, the 50‑carat La Peregrina Pearl, and the 33-carat Krupp diamond.
Their conflicts and ongoing drinking became so great that the two divorced in 1974.
The couple reconciled and re-wed in Botswana in October 1975, but the second marriage was over in less than a year.
MARIE OSMOND AND STEVE CRAIG
They wed twice: Marie Osmond has married Steven Craig twice; left in 1982 and right in 2011
Marie Osmond and Steve Craig have an enduring love that has spanned the decades.
The two have been wed twice. The first time was when they were very young in 1982, but they divorced in 1985. And the second time was in 2011. They are still together.
In between the performer was married to Brian Blosil from 1986 until 2007.
After she divorced Blosil in 2007, she got back together with Steve.
She talked to First For Women about their union.
‘I loved being able to sit down with First for Women magazine a while back to talk about being married to Steve again!! It’s seriously so wonderful to be with to my best friend!’ she wrote in her caption.
‘Nothing is an accident,’ she told People in 2019 about finding love again with her ex. ‘I am a spiritual person. So [I believe] God has his timing.’
She talked to First For Women about their union. ‘I loved being able to sit down with First for Women magazine a while back to talk about being married to Steve again!! It’s seriously so wonderful to be with to my best friend!’ she wrote in her caption
Marie and Steve wed again in 2011 and it has been bliss ever since. ‘I’m enjoying being alone with my husband,’ she wrote on Instagram in March 2020.
‘It has been a blessing to have [time] together, especially after being apart for over 25 years.’
In December the two were seen at Disney World with her grandchildren.
She shared two photos from the amusement park after performing there over Christmas.
‘After we finished the #CandlightCelebration at Epcot, I’ve been blessed to spend the week with my family here at Walt Disney World! I hope you have all had a relaxing and wonderful week!’ she said.