The best break-overs! Celebrities who underwent post-split image transformations


Helen Flanagan revealed she’s had a boob job in a video posted to her Instagram Story on Sunday.

The former Coronation Street star, 32, admitted she was ‘really nervous’ to share the news but felt she needed the surgery since her breasts ‘became really saggy’.

While still in recovery, Helen – who split from her footballer fiancé Scott Sinclair in October – claimed she went under the knife in a bid to ‘feel more confident’.

She also explained how her decision had been influenced by a reduction in her bust from an E cup to ‘not filling a B cup bra’ caused by breastfeeding her three children, Matilda, seven, Delilah, four, and Charlie, 17 months.

While holding off from displaying the results, the newly-single star said in the vlog: ‘Hi, so I wanted to pop on here. I’m actually really nervous about sharing this actually but I’ve had a boob job.

‘I had it done on Thursday. Yeah, so I’m in recovery at the moment. I have been really nervous about sharing this, because you always get some, like, not very nice comments or what have you.

Opening up: She also explained how her decision had been influenced by a reduction in her bust from an E cup to ‘not filling a B cup bra’ caused by breastfeeding her three children

Racy: The actress (pictured before surgery) revealed that she went under the knife to feel more confident

Racy: The actress (pictured before surgery) revealed that she went under the knife to feel more confident 

‘But yeah, it’s just something that I did for myself, I really wanted to do it for my confidence. I have been really nervous about sharing this. Obviously I very much am for body confidence, and very much for supporting other women, but supporting women in all choices that they decided to do.

‘I think if something really is bothering you, then I think, you know, it’s a good thing to do something about it.’

Helen is not the first celebrity to channel their heartbreak into a physical transformation after a breakup. 

Many stars have undergone huge transformations to get their revenge body to make their exes know what they’re missing out on.

MailOnline takes a look at the most memorable ‘break-overs’ over the past few years. 

KHLOE KARDASHIAN

Sad: Khloe Kardashian filed for divorce from Lamar Odom in 2013, after four years of marriage.

Transformation: However, shortly after the split Khloe began to hit the gym and transformed herself body and mind

Transformation: Khloe Kardashian filed for divorce from Lamar Odom in 2013, after four years of marriage. However, shortly after the split Khloe began to hit the gym and transformed herself body and mind 

Khloe Kardashian filed for divorce from Lamar Odom in 2013, after four years of marriage.

The breakup was messy with Khloe withdrawing the papers in October 2015 and after Lamar overdosed at a Nevada brothel.

She then filed again in May 2016, and was left brokenhearted after his many infidelities.

Lost love: Khloe's transformation kicked off in 2015 amid the dissolution of her marriage to Lamar Odom (pictured) and she's since written a book ¿ Strong Looks Better Naked ¿ about her new body and healthier lifestyle

Lost love: Khloe’s transformation kicked off in 2015 amid the dissolution of her marriage to Lamar Odom (pictured) and she’s since written a book – Strong Looks Better Naked – about her new body and healthier lifestyle

However, shortly after the split Khloe began to hit the gym and transformed herself body and mind. 

She said it was her ‘release’, saying: ‘You’ll feel better, and the by-product will be a fierce bod that’s bound to make your ex do a double-take.’

She even turned her sadness into a TV show, called Revenge Body with Khloe Kardashian helping other people deal with breakups by changing their bodies.

KATY PERRY

Ouch: Katy Perry and Russell Brand split up in December 2011 after just two years together, when he told her he wanted a divorce via text message

Bold: She debuted a bright blue hair colour, and chopped it short, a big transformation from her natural tresses

Bold: She debuted a bright blue hair colour, and chopped it short, a big transformation from her natural tresses

Katy Perry and Russell Brand split up in December 2011 after just two years together, when he told her he wanted a divorce via text message.

Katy said she felt ‘a lot of responsibility for it ending,’ but added: ‘I let it go and I was like: This isn’t because of me; this is beyond me. So I have moved on from that.’ 

Only a few weeks later, Katy stepped out for the first time since the announcement with a huge new change.

She debuted a bright blue hair colour, and chopped it short, a big transformation from her natural tresses.

ADELE

Hardship: Adele went through a lot of emotional upheaval in 2019, with her divorce from husband Simon Konecki and her recovery from vocal surgery two years prior (pictured in 2008)

Incredible: She began working out as a means of dealing with her heartbreak and anxiety and hit the headlines in 2020 for her incredibly slimmed down figure

Incredible: She began working out as a means of dealing with her heartbreak and anxiety and hit the headlines in 2020 for her incredibly slimmed down figure. (pictured left in 2008)

Adele went through a lot of emotional upheaval in 2019, with her divorce from husband Simon Konecki and her recovery from vocal surgery two years prior.

Adele said that while many people ‘had to face a lot of their demons’ during the pandemic, ‘I did that the year before’.

She began working out as a means of dealing with her heartbreak and anxiety and hit the headlines in 2020 for her incredibly slimmed down figure.

Weight loss: Adele lost 100 pounds over two years, admitting: 'It could have been knitting, but it wasn't'

Weight loss: Adele lost 100 pounds over two years, admitting: ‘It could have been knitting, but it wasn’t’

Adele lost 100 pounds over two years, admitting: ‘It could have been knitting, but it wasn’t.’ 

Speaking to Vogue about her weight loss, she said: ‘It became my time. I realised that when I was working out, I didn’t have any anxiety.

‘It was never about losing weight. I thought, If I can make my body physically strong, and I can feel that and see that, then maybe one day I can make my emotions and my mind physically strong.’

REESE WITHERSPOON 

Classic: When Reese Witherspoon was with her first husband Ryan Phillippe she wore her blonde hair in a classic early 2000s style

Wow! In 2007, Reese appeared at the Golden Globe Awards where she debuted a new fringe and a much more daring look.

Wow! In 2007, Reese appeared at the Golden Globe Awards where she debuted a new fringe and a much more daring look

When Reese Witherspoon was with her first husband Ryan Phillippe she wore her blonde hair in a classic early 2000s style.

The couple had two children together, Ava and Deacon, before they split in 2006.

In 2007, Reese appeared at the Golden Globe Awards where she debuted a new fringe and a much more daring look.

BEN AFFLECK

Reborn: The summer of that year, Ben unveiled a huge new tattoo across his back, that was then seen in full in December 2015 and March 2018. The tattoo depicts a large colourful inking of a phoenix rising from the ashes - said to be about the end of his marriage.

Reborn: The summer of that year, Ben unveiled a huge new tattoo across his back, that was then seen in full in December 2015 and March 2018. The tattoo depicts a large colourful inking of a phoenix rising from the ashes – said to be about the end of his marriage.

Ben Affleck and his ex-wife Jennifer Garner split in 2015, after 10 years of marriage and three children together.

He later described the divorce as ‘the biggest regret of my life’ and ‘a painful experience, even if you’re on the best possible terms and you agree it’s the best choice.’

The summer of that year, Ben unveiled a huge new tattoo across his back, that was then seen in full in December 2015 and March 2018.

Splitsville: Ben Affleck and his ex-wife Jennifer Garner split in 2015, after 10 years of marriage and three children together

Splitsville: Ben Affleck and his ex-wife Jennifer Garner split in 2015, after 10 years of marriage and three children together

The tattoo depicts a large colourful inking of a phoenix rising from the ashes – said to be about the end of his marriage.

Discussing the ink on the Ellen Show, Ben said: ‘It represents something really important to me!

‘It’s meaningful to me. I like it. It’s not something I sort of kept private. The sentiment ran against… but I love my tattoo, I’m happy with it.’

SARAH HYLAND 

Painful: In 2014, Sarah Hyland filed a restraining order against her ex-boyfriend Matthew Prokop alleging that he had been verbally and physically abusing her.

Fresh start: Sarah decided to get rid of all her painful memories but making a fresh start - beginning with chopping her hair off into a stylish bob and dyeing it lighter

Fresh start: Sarah decided to get rid of all her painful memories but making a fresh start – beginning with chopping her hair off into a stylish bob and dyeing it lighter

In 2014, Sarah Hyland filed a restraining order against her ex-boyfriend Matthew Prokop alleging that he had been verbally and physically abusing her.

Speaking on the split, she said: ‘People have to go through things in order to become the person they are today. And that’s that.’

Sarah decided to get rid of all her painful memories but making a fresh start – beginning with chopping her hair off into a stylish bob and dyeing it lighter.

Sharing a photo of her new do on Instagram, she wrote: ‘Aaaaand it’s gone.’ 

KOURTNEY KARDASHIAN

Called it quits: Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick had a long messy relationship that finally came to an end for good in 2015.

Breakover: Kourtney followed in the footsteps of her sister Khloe, and took the opportunity to undergo a breakup makeover

Called it quits: Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick had a long messy relationship that finally came to an end for good in 2015. Kourtney followed in the footsteps of her sister Khloe, and took the opportunity to undergo a breakup makeover

Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick had a long messy relationship that finally came to an end for good in 2015.

Kourtney followed in the footsteps of her sister Khloe, and took the opportunity to undergo a breakup makeover.

She started exercising as a means of dealing with her anxiety following the breakup, and even started dressing sexier.

New look: She started exercising as a means of dealing with her anxiety following the breakup, and even started dressing sexier

New look: She started exercising as a means of dealing with her anxiety following the breakup, and even started dressing sexier

Speaking on her transformation, she said: ‘People are very quick to judge others by appearances, but you truly don’t know what someone’s motivation is or what is going on inside them.

‘For me, exercise is as much about my body as it is about calming my mind.’

She added that being anxious makes her nauseous, and that she ‘can’t eat when it is really bad,’ although she ‘forces’ herself to stay healthy.  

HILARY DUFF

Split: In February 2015, Hilary Duff was reported to have filed for divorced from her ex-husband Mike Comrie, citing 'irreconcilable differences'

Mermaid: Only a few weeks later, Hilary debuted a whole new look, by dyeing her blonde tresses blue-green shade

Mermaid: Only a few weeks later, Hilary debuted a whole new look, by dyeing her blonde tresses blue-green shade

In February 2015, Hilary Duff was reported to have filed for divorced from her ex-husband Mike Comrie, citing ‘irreconcilable differences’.

She opened up about the split in Cosmopolitan, saying: ‘It was just a slow set-in of us not being the match that we used to be. I’m lucky for the person he is and I am and how we decided to handle this.

Only a few weeks later, Hilary debuted a whole new look, by dyeing her blonde tresses blue-green shade.

She captioned it: ‘@Ambahhh turned me into a mermaid last night’.

RACHEL MCADAMS 

Golden: While Rachel McAdams was in a relationship with Michael Sheen, she kept her locks long and golden blonde

She dyed her blonde tresses a vivid red, a hue she said joked she chose because: 'This was the only colour left!'

Eye-catching: She dyed her blonde tresses a vivid red, a hue she said joked she chose because: ‘This was the only colour left!’ 

While Rachel McAdams was in a relationship with Michael Sheen, she kept her locks long and golden blonde.

After they split in 2013 however, Rachel decided to make a big appearance change to mark the start of a new chapter.

She dyed her blonde tresses a vivid red, a hue she said joked she chose because: ‘This was the only colour left!’

She added to PEOPLE: ‘My mother is a redhead, so I thought maybe I could pull it off.’

‘If she could do it, maybe I could do it. I don’t know, I just thought that it would be fun.’

ASHLEE SIMPSON 

Ashlee Simpson has undergone a lot of hair transformations, before marrying ex-husband Pete Wentz in 2008.

Ashlee cut off all her tresses into a pixie crop and dyed them bright blonde in this stunning makeover.

Ashlee Simpson has undergone a lot of hair transformations, before marrying ex-husband Pete Wentz in 2008. Ashlee cut off all her tresses into a pixie crop and dyed them bright blonde in this stunning makeover.

Ashlee Simpson has undergone a lot of hair transformations, before marrying ex-husband Pete Wentz in 2008.

After that she stuck to long tresses in a range of dark hues, including a deep red colour.

However, after she announced their divorce in February 2011, Ashlee returned to the red carpet with a shocking new hairdo.

Ashlee cut off all her tresses into a pixie crop and dyed them bright blonde in this stunning makeover. 

EVAN RACHEL WOOD

Age gap: Evan Rachel Wood had a very controversial relationship with Marilyn Manson from 2007 until 2010

New beginning: After the traumatic relationship, Evan changed her hair from her natural blonde, to a fiery red to signify a new start

New beginning: After the traumatic relationship, Evan changed her hair from her natural blonde, to a fiery red to signify a new start

Evan Rachel Wood had a very controversial relationship with Marilyn Manson from 2007 until 2010.

She was just 18 at the time while Manson was 37 and later accused him of abusing her and sexually assaulting her.

After the traumatic relationship, Evan changed her hair from her natural blonde, to a fiery red to signify a new start.

DEMI LOVATO 

Breakup: Demi Lovato was engaged to fiancé Max Ehrich before their split in 2020 (pictured November 2020)

Dramatic: Demi transformed her previously medium-length dark hair into a blonde, half-shaved mohawk with an undercut

Dramatic: Demi transformed her previously medium-length dark hair into a blonde, half-shaved mohawk with an undercut

Demi Lovato was engaged to fiancé Max Ehrich before their split in 2020.

She soon scheduled her post-breakup haircut, and took to Instagram to unveil the new do, commenting: ‘I did a thing’.

Demi transformed her previously medium-length dark hair into a blonde, half-shaved mohawk with an undercut.

PETE DAVIDSON

Lothario: Pete Davidson has never shied away from a transformation and has had many different breakups to trigger a new one (pictured 2018)

Feeling blue? After his short-lived engagement to Ariana Grande in 2018, Pete decided to go blue for a dramatic change

Feeling blue? After his short-lived engagement to Ariana Grande in 2018, Pete decided to go blue for a dramatic change

Pete Davidson has never shied away from a transformation and has had many different breakups to trigger a new one.

After his short-lived engagement to Ariana Grande in 2018, Pete decided to go blue for a dramatic change.

He showed of his bright cobalt locks on Instagram, beaming for his fans. 

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