The only thing worse than a breakup is the post-breakup. In theory, this time period can last forever which makes it especially painful. Usually, people get over their exes and/or just get with other people. Then there are other times that no matter what happens, the love is still there. It is such a pathetic feeling, but it is something that happens to almost everyone, even celebrities.
Most people keep their feelings on the low, but sometimes there are grand gestures or just some raw, real talk that reveals a person just cannot move past a former love interest. There are lots of stars who have succumbed to this behavior and to be honest I kind of commend them on it. Sure, I bet a lot of people might look down on someone for having feelings for a person they dated years ago. Still, there is something refreshingly honest about people who just lay it all on the line, especially those who do so in public. I’m not saying that I think it’s right to invite other people to be spectators in romantic relationships, but the idea of just keeping it real and being honest about lingering feelings is something I respect.
Even though celebrities can get with just about anyone they want, they are human. And as Selena Gomez once sang, “the heart wants what it wants,” and it can be pretty tough to move past a special person in your life— even if you are a famous person. From writing about exes in songs to posting about them on Instagram, there are plenty of ways that the stars have made their unrequited love a public spectacle.
Who am I referring to? These ten celebrities are clearly not over their exes.
10. Sage The Gemini & Jordin Sparks
I have no idea what went down with the breakup between Jordin Sparks and Sage the Gemini, but apparently shit got out of hand. How do I know this? The rapper really wore his heart on his sleeve when he put up an “I’m sorry” Instagram post. Along with a photo, he put up a caption as long as a novel detailing how sorry he was for whatever he did and how he wants Jordin to return his calls and get back with him. The public pressure was on the border between being a modern romantic gesture and an embarrassing ambush. And now I really just want to know what he did that got her so mad that she completely ignored him and he resorted to publicly begging her to reconcile. I am just hoping she writes a song about it or something because I am dying for information.
9. Robin Thicke & Paula Patton
The public saw the marriage between Robin Thicke and Paula Patton crash and burn during his career’s peak. He was on the top of the charts, then he started dirty dancing on Miley Cyrus at the VMA’s, and on top of it all there were so many rumors of his infidelities. He really blew it and Paula was so done with that bullshit. She finally left him after all the embarrassing partying and cheating and she stuck to her guns. Robin Thicke responded by penning an entire breakup album in her honor called Paula with lyrics and music videos detailing his apologies and pledges to get his lady back. The entire thing was just so cringe worth to watch. It was way too much and it was way too late. Oh and on top of everything, the album was a total flop so it’s clear that no one was buying his remorse— both literally and figuratively.
8. Amber Rose & Wiz Khalifa
Amber Rose has never been shy when it comes to speaking her mind on any subject. She is a smart girl and knows how to articulate her thoughts very well. So even though she is super independent and does not “need” a man, it’s still pretty brave of her to declare that she is still not over her ex and father to her son, Wiz Khalifa. She posted a throwback photo of them as a couple and a paragraph-long caption about how she just can’t pretend she is not still into him and wants to be with him and keep their family together. She made herself vulnerable and it was nice to see her keeping it real. Once again, Amber Rose won at social media.
7. John Stamos & Lori Loughlin
These two did not actually date, but they really should have. They went on one date to Disneyland back in the day and other than that they just both weren’t single at the same time. So they almost dated and on top of that they were husband and wife on Full House, so they were used to acting like a couple. Now you’re probably wondering why this is on the list, right? Well, Lori Loughlin is happily married, but John Stamos is still living that bachelor life and he has said, that Lori is “the one that got away” all these years later. As a Full House fan and just as someone who appreciates two eternally youthful and beautiful people, it just pains me that these two are not together. I’m not wishing any kind of harm on Lori’s marriage, but if anything were to happen, I would be all for her giving romance with Stamos a real shot.
6. Lamar Odom & Khloe Kardashian
Even though Lamar ended up doing some awful things in a very high profile relationship, I cannot help having a soft spot when it comes to Khloe and Lamar. He battled issues with substances and alcohol, cheated on Khloe, and even posted a video of himself rapping about his adultery. Needless to say he really put her through the ringer. Then Lamar ambushed Khloe at the gym and when she refused to speak to him, he spoke out to the paparazzi and described her as “his girl” and exclaimed “that’s my wife.” Then he had a near-death experience when he overdosed at a brothel and Khloe has been taking care of him and helping him with his medical decisions so I am sure that he is even more in love with her now. I mean how could he not be? She is angelically nursing him back to health all while looking hotter than ever before.
5. Chris Brown & Karrueche Tran
Chris Brown is a pretty complicated person, but there is one thing that is extremely evident: the dude has a lot of emotions. He has so many feelings that it is tough to articulate them at times, and he is always ranting and raving about his on-again-off-again girlfriend Karrueche Tran. He references her in song lyrics, straight up screams her name in songs, and puts up social media posts to her and about her. The man has a lot of feelings and zero discretion. I don’t know if he just can’t be single since he has also acted like this with his ex Rihanna in the past or he is just so in love with Karrueche. Either way, Breezy needs to scale things back a bit and try to keep some of his thoughts private.
4. Scott Disick & Kourtney Kardashian
As bad as it was to see Scott Disick hanging out with his ex and very publicly betraying Kourtney Kardashian, I just want to see them get back together. I know she deserves so much better, but I have just always loved seeing these two as a couple. They have the best chemistry and the most beautiful children together. Hopefully Scott can calm down the partying and get his shit together so he can win her back. It is so obvious that Scott wants Kourtney back since he just recently said “she’ll always be family to me and probably the person I love the most in the world.” And just like that the hearts of Keeping Up With The Kardashians fans melted once again.
3. Future & Ciara
This is one of those breakups that I really support. I feel like a horrible person saying that, but the split between Future and Ciara has fueled some fire albums and mixtapes from Future. Not only has he put out like a million mixtapes, but he has also posted a ton of bitter comments toward his ex girlfriend and baby mama Ciara. He has also commented on her new relationship with Russell Wilson in many interviews. To make things worse, it seems like the whole Future Hive of fans is vicariously grieving the breakup as well since they attack all of Ciara’s social media posts with comments about Future and the emojis that have been associated with his albums and mixtapes. You know a breakup is awful when legions of outsiders are also feeling your bitterness.
2. Miley Cyrus & Liam Hemsworth
It was so sad watching Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth’s breakup play out. The only great thing to come from it was the masterpiece that was Miley‘s Bangerz album, but anyway I still really felt for the girl. She was reeling from a hard break up in public. She sang break up songs and had outbursts and made some comments at concerts that were clearly about Liam. Eventually it seemed like the two became friends and Miley even helped Liam adopt a dog. And now it seems like they are both not over their romance and that they are working on getting back together. Needless to say, the fandom is ecstatic about this development and it seems like their old engagement is back on! Sometimes not being over an ex can turn out to be a very good thing.
1. Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez
It is always tough to figure out what’s going on with Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez. Even when they are not actually dating, they are always mentioned together. There is very rarely an article about either one of them that does not include the other. It just seems like none of us can get past their relationship, but the fans are not the only ones worshiping Jelena. Justin is definitely not over their romance either. He has Instagrammed throwback photos of the two getting affectionate multiple times. He even recently posted an old photo of the two kissing with the caption “feels” and Selena Gomez commented it with “perfect,” so I guess it’s possible that they are both not over this break up. At least that’s what I hope: Jelena forever!
It’s nice to know that us normal people are not the only ones who can struggle when it comes to getting over an ex. Even celebrities have issues moving past a relationship and have no issue expressing their emotions when it comes to such a touchy subject.