Breakups are never easy. Most of us go through this horrendous pain for the first time, when we get dumped by our first girlfriend or boyfriend in high school. Unlike most things, breakups don't get easier over time. If anything, they only get more painful, because your relationships become more mature as you age. So, what are you to do after getting out of a relationship? Well, there are two options; sit and weep in silence until you get better, or get a hottie and enjoy right away. The latter is called a REBOUND!
If you’re an average Joe, no one will probably care about your love life. But, if you happen to be a celeb, the news about your rebound will be bigger than Jesus. Amen. It is no secret that people love hearing about celebrity lives, and there is nothing juicier and more intriguing than a hot celebrity rebound. It is pretty common for celebs to switch partners like underwear. Being hot, young, rich and famous, certainly makes the dating game very easy, especially when all of your colleagues are all beautiful as well. While jumping from one relationship to another often has a negative connotation, and you can hear a lot of blaming going on, but sometimes it can be a very positive thing. Whichever it is, today we are bringing you 12 of the hottest celebrity rebounds.
12 Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton
Guess where these two met; of course, they were judges on The Voice. Both freshly divorced, Gwen and Blake, fell for each other in 2015. It took months for them to announce that they were dating, but speculations started long before that. Blake's ex-wife Miranda Lambert, was kind enough to give the new couple her blessings and wish them good luck. Before Blake, Gwen was married to Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale, with whom she has three kids. The couple is still going strong, and we’ll keep our eyes and ears open for more news about them.
11 Christina Aguilera and Matt Rutler
After ending her marriage with Jordan Bratman in 2010, Christina didn’t hesitate to start dating then 25-year old Matt Rutler. We don’t know anything about Matt’s past relationships, but we are sure that he hit the jackpot with Xtina. The couple got engaged in 2014, and are still together. They welcomed their baby daughter Summer, three years after they started dating. Matt also has a son from his previous relationship. Although they’ve been together for a while, they are not rushing when it comes to their wedding. They've been seen around looking happy, and we're glad to hear that!
10 Johnny Depp and Amber Heard
After having two kids, and spending like a billion years together, Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis shocked the world when they announced their separation. But the old heartthrob Johnny, didn't stay still for long; he began dating his The Rum Diary co-star, Amber Heard. In 2015, they sealed the deal, with a nice little, private ceremony in their Los Angeles home. Heard is 23 years younger than Depp, but that doesn't seem to present a problem for these two (well, maybe a slew of other things did with the recent abuse accusations), well since Johnny is still pretty hot. Yes, dear readers, Captain Jack Sparrow is officially a rebounder now. Looks like they're separating now, so we expect a new rebound soon.
9 Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher
Brace yourselves people, because here comes the hot stuff! Ok, so we all now that Ashton was Demi Moore’s rebound when she divorced Bruce Willis. In 2003, Demi and Ash got married, and it lasted up until 2011 when they decided to split. Their divorce was finalized in 2013, but a year before that, Kutcher hooked up with his former That 70’s Show co-star, Mila Kunis. The irony here is that they were playing a couple in the TV series. Mind-blown! Anyways, they had a baby daughter, Wyatt Isabelle, in 2014 and are still going strong.
8 Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson
Jessica and Eric started dating in 2010, and they got engaged in the same year. Johnson is her second football player boyfriend, and it seems that he might be the final one. Before him, she dated Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, so Eric was an NFL rebound. Of course, we all know Simpson's former husband Nick Lachey, from their TV show Newlyweds. She and Nick started dating in 1999, got married in 2002, and finally, got "happily" divorced in 2006. Somewhere in between these guys, Jessica also had a short stint with singer John Mayer.
7 Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo
In the previously mentioned Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey divorce, it seems that Nick was the first rebounder. As soon as they filed for divorce, he met Vanessa on a music video set, and they instantly hit it off. The couple stayed together until 2009, when they broke up for a few months, but got back together soon after. To make sure that this never happens again, they got engaged in 2010, and married in 2011. So far, the couple has produced two little kids, son Camden John and daughter Brooklyn Elisabeth.
6 Sean Penn and Scarlett Johansson
We can say that this relationship was a double rebound combo. In 2011, Sean Penn filed for divorce from Robin Wright. During the same year, Scarlett and Ryan Reynolds decided to call it quits as well. Then newly single, Sean and Scarlett started dating, and the media went crazy about it. Even though the relationship was highly publicized, it lasted for only five months. Reportedly, the reason for the breakup was that Penn didn't want to settle down, although he is 24 years older than Scarlett. It looks like some people truly stay forever young.
5 Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Martin
This couple is the second case in our “double rebound” series. It is well known that Martin was married to Gwyneth Paltrow, and it seemed that they were a match made in heaven. They even have two kids together. However, after 12 years of marriage, the couple filed for divorce in 2015. During that time, Chris met Jennifer, who was also fresh out of a relationship with Nicholas Hoult. So the two decided to start mingling, despite their obvious lifestyle and age differences. Not long after, they broke up mainly because of Martin’s busy schedule.
4 Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal
During the filming of the movie Rendition, Reese was going through a divorce process with her ex-husband Ryan Phillippe, with whom she has two kids. While this was going on, she met Jake on the set of the movie and the two started dating. Their relationship lasted for about two years, and they called it quits in 2009. According to some sources, Reese wasn't ready to commit to a relationship, and Gyllenhaal wasn’t happy about that. After that, Reese met Jim Toth and got married again, while Jake hooked up with none other than Taylor Swift.
3 Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel
Justin is every teen girl's dream; it's no secret. He was snatched up by the ultra sexy Cameron Diaz in 2003, and their relationship had shaken up the media. After three years of on-and-off dating, the two split in 2006. But, Timberlake refused to weep and rebounded with another Hollywood hottie, Jessica Biel. Diaz and Timberlake even filmed a movie together in 2011, called Bad Teacher. Good girl Biel didn’t seem to mind, and there was no jealousy related scandals. In 2012, Jessica and Timbs got married and remain together to this day.
2 Katy Perry and John Mayer
After a long and very public relationship with the British comedian Russell Brand, Katy Perry moved on to American singer John Mayer. Let us remind you, that this is the second time that John serves as a rebound partner, previously with Jessica Simpson. Hey, we don’t hear him complaining. So, this fun little adventure lasted for around two years. Despite the fans' speculations that it seemed to be true love, the couple split in 2014. Some media websites reported that they got back together in 2016, but we don't know for sure.
1 Zoe Saldana and Marco Perego
This latin beauty was in an 11-year long relationship with fashion guy Keith Britton. In 2011, they broke up, even though they got engaged only a year earlier. Anyways, Zoe started dating the Hollywood womanizer Bradley Cooper, and their romance lasted for around two years. After their breakup in 2013, Zoe didn't waste any time, and she began dating the Italian artist Marco Perego. They got married the same year, and in 2014, they welcomed their baby twins to this world. The couple is still going strong, and as always, we are more than happy to hear about a successful public relationship.