When it comes to missing someone, celebrities have a pretty clear advantage of using social media to send out public pleas to their loved ones. Whether they did the pleading or had their loved ones do it to them, these five celebrities had to make a move while millions of fans sat back, popcorn in hand, watching all of the action unfold.
5 Aaron Carter
Aaron Carter stirred up headlines when he decided, out of nowhere, to profess his love to his former girlfriend, Hilary Duff in a rather unique way. On March 5th 2014, Carter took to Twitter to let his fans know that he screwed up and wanted the “love of his life” back, writing: “Don't be that stupid douche that loses the love of your life forever.. Like me..” when a fan asked if he was talking about Hilary Duff, he replied, “sure am.” This profession of his love was the first of many. He has also retweeted a picture of Duff that was captioned ‘flawless,’ and he tweeted, “I'll spend the rest of my life trying to better myself to get back to her. I don't care what ANY of you think.”
The pair dated for three years before splitting up in 2003, apparently due to cheating rumours that Carter had hooked up with fellow child star and Duff’s former Disney rival, Lindsay Lohan.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight’s Rob Marciano, the 26-year-old admitted to still loving Duff. “I don't know who she is today, she doesn't know who I am today, but I would sweep her off her feet if I ever got a chance to again and fix what I did wrong." Duff has kept quiet about the whole situation. She’s been busy taking care of her son, Luca, with her estranged husband, Mike Comrie. But when asked about Carter’s comments at the iHeartRadio Music Awards, Duff responded by saying, “I don't have an answer to that."
4 Robin Thicke
During one of his shows in Fairfax, VA, he wore his wedding ring and began the show by telling the audience about the breakup and dedicating the song, “Lost Without U” to his estranged wife. "For y'all that don't know me and my wife separated, but I'm trying to get my girl back. She's a good woman,” he said.
More recently, at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards, Thicke accepted the award for best R&B song, but he dedicated his award in a rather surprising way, saying, "Most importantly, I'd like to thank my wife for her love and support and for putting up with me all these years." That same night, also sang the song, "Get Her Back," which was reportedly written about Patton.
According to an exclusive from the Hollywood Life, all of Thicke’s begging and public pleas may be working as the couple is said to be calling off the divorce and “working things out.” An insider close to the couple revealed that “Robin is definitely fighting for the relationship and that is exactly what she wanted all along, she felt he strayed and was not emotionally invested in their relationship but now sees that Robin is really trying hard.”
3 Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber and his on-and-off ladylove, Selena Gomez, have had their relationship woes in the media, big time. During one of their off stints, Bieber posted a rather romantic ‘throwback’ photograph of the two of them on the beach with Gomez’s younger siblings, Jazmyn and Jaxon.
During the “Confident” singer’s deposition earlier this year, he dodged questions about his former girlfriend. When asked about Gomez, an irritated Bieber took a deep breath then responded, “Don’t ask me about her again.” The pair then released a video in March, which shows them dancing to the song, “Ordinary People” by John Legend.
Reports have been circulating as of lately that Gomez is in a feud with Kylie Jenner over her flirting with Bieber. He posted pictures on Instagram of him posing with the youngest Kardashian, and an insider close to the star revealed that he has been doing all of this to try and make Gomez jealous. Well, looks like it's working.
2 Ian Somerhalder
After dating for more than three years, the "Vampire Diaries" co-stars-turned-couple split due to them wanting different things. It was reported that Somerhalder, who's 10 years older than his co-star Nina Doprev, was ready to get married, as a source revealed to Life and Style magazine. "He was starting to talk marriage and she is just getting started on her career."
Following the split, Somerhalder tweeted a rather revealing message. On May 9, he wrote, "A thought for today: People change and forget to tell each other.-Lillian Hellman, playwright (1905-1984)." Despite this, he later took to Instagram to show his support and sent a message stating that he still cares for her by posting a picture of the Cosmopolitan Magazine issue where she was on the cover. "In a store this morning-who do I see? The one&only @ninadobrev," he captioned the photograph. "These things are almost gone so If you haven't gotten this magazine off of a shelf-get one. One word: Stunning... Congrats Nina! XO Ian."
1 Miranda Kerr’s family
Since Miranda Kerr left Australia at a young age to pursue modeling, she has been jet-setting all around the world, and her family is not happy about it.
The family opened up during an episode of Family Confidential, an Australian TV show. Together, they issued an emotional plea for their daughter and grandson to return home for a visit, after not seeing either of them in "over a year." Her mother, Therese, also suggested that she hasn't heard back from her daughter, despite trying to contact her. "Miranda's life is so different now (and) she's surrounded by yes people all the time. It's so important for me to be real, to be true, to be who she needs me to be... We have been best friends for most of our life. We used to talk just about every day. I send her messages, just little texts to say 'I love you honey, let your little light shine..."
The family also misses their grandson, Flynn. Kerr's grandmother, Ann, said, "I miss the baby and I think he's missing out on family, that closeness that we have always had."
Recently, Kerr was interviewed by Sunrise 7 in Sydney. The interview started off normally, with the hosts asking about her newest book “Empower Yourself," but then things quickly took an awkward turn after Kerr dodged personal questions about her family’s public plea for her to come home. Kerr eventually respond by saying, “It is what it is, you can’t really change what happened. I don’t think there was any ill intention, put it that way." The hosts simply replied, "yep, yep," seemingly looking unimpressed by her answer.
During the interview, she made sure to mention that she had seen her family during her visit to Australia and that it was good to be back home.