You don’t know what you've got till it’s gone; this saying holds true for many people especially when they are involved in a relationship. Nothing is worse than realizing that you may have given up one of the best things in your life; celebrities like Drake and Chris Brown are notorious for having regret when it involves former flames. Chris spent years trying to win back Rihanna and more recently, he has been spending his time trying to win back his new ex-girlfriend, Karrueche Tran. As for Drake, not only does he still have a thing for Rihanna; he also continuously raps about a particular stripper in almost every song. There are a few common traits that one is guaranteed to see when a celeb is in regret mode; they put their feelings in a strategically planned song like Selena Gomez’s hit, The Heart wants what it wants. They will openly talk about mistakes they have made in life and reminisce about fond memories of a former flame. However, one of the key traits that show how regretful they are is when they use social media to plead with and get mysterious messages out to their former lovers in hopes of rekindling what once was. It is not only celebrities who live with the regret of a lost love; everybody seems to have that one that got away or even the one who was not good for them, yet they long for the excitement of what that relationship did for them. Read on to see a list of a few celebrities who definitely regret losing that former flame.
10 Travie McCoy
During the success of Katy Perry’s first album she was dating fellow star-riser and front-man of the band Gym Class Heroes, Travie McCoy. The couple made endless appearances at red carpet events and regularly spoke openly about their relationship. Unfortunately, when the relationship ended, Katy easily moved on and Travie did not. He spent a little time trying to get Katy back and when she did not respond to that, he took it a step further and started doing interviews about their relationship, blaming himself for the break-up and dropping hints that he would like another shot with her. Eventually he blamed the demise of their relationship on his drug use, dependency issues and Katy’s rise to fame.
9 Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods really screwed up when he was caught cheating on his wife with multiple women; realizing the error of his ways, Tiger tried to make things work at home. However, it was too little too late and Elin Nordegren was ready to move on and take her two kids with her, but only after she viciously attacked her cheating man. Scars and all, Tiger stopped at nothing to get Elin back, including a public apology that praised his wife for her constant support and giving in to her every request which happened to include a brand-spanking new house in Sweden. Needless-to-say, these gestures did not get Tiger his wife back; in fact, she officially divorced him.
8 Safaree Samuels
The name Safaree Samuels may not sound familiar to you and really, it should not; he is mainly known as Nicki Minaj’s boyfriend. Safaree is trying to make a name for himself in the business as some kind of producer/hypeman. You think he would be smart enough to hang on to the one shot he had, Nicki. Safaree and Nicki are newly broken up reportedly due to his infidelity; it has been reported that Safaree is trying every way possible to get back with Nicki, including reaching out to friends and showing up at events he knows she will be at. Regrettably, new evidence has surfaced that Safaree is expecting a baby so it looks as though he has put the nail in the coffin.
7 Robin Thicke
Robin Thicke allowed a career high to get to his head when he slipped up and cheated on his wife Paula Patton. Robin failed to realize the limit of his wife’s tolerance and like many, was shocked when Paula left him. He dedicated the remainder of his career high to getting his wife back and he went all out. He wrote and produced a new album titled Paula, he went on tour and dedicated almost every song to her and every appearance he made turned into a “please take me back Paula” rally. Although Robin has now realized that his wife is not interested, he still manages to sneak in a comment about how much he misses her whenever he can; here’s to keeping hope alive.
6 Reggie Bush
Reggie Bush once dated one of the hottest women on the planet, Kim Kardashian. Their relationship was well publicized due to Kim’s show Keeping up with the Kardashian’s and constantly being followed by TMZ cameras. Unfortunately for Reggie, their break up left him in an awkward position and ultimately alone. Reggie wanted Kim back so bad that he laid low on dating for a while and randomly popped back into the public eye with a girl who looked almost identical to Kim. The only difference was she was younger and she stuck around for a lot longer. More and more she is embodying Kim-like traits including her famous derriere and her tiny waist, so what did Reggie do? He put a ring on it. If you cannot have what you want you might as well have the next best option.
5 Bruce Jenner
When Kris Jenner filed for divorce from Bruce, it was like everyone could see it coming and if you watch the popular E! show Keeping up with the Kardashians, chances are you did see it coming. Unfortunately for Bruce, it came out of left field and he was stuck with the task of having to pick his life up off the ground. The new season of the show now has Bruce stuck in an awkward place, even though he dated one of Kris’ good friends, he still found himself wondering what Kris was doing. He also seemed sad that he wasn't able to see her much anymore and questioning why their relationship fell apart. Apparently the answers to those questions will come later in the season.
4 Aaron Carter
Aaron Carter managed to creep out the little bit of fans he had left when he started mysteriously Tweeting about how much he missed Hilary Duff and how he wished that he didn't mess everything up. The only problem with this was Hilary was married, and she and Aaron had not been together since they were teenagers. Aaron’s Tweets were always sporadic and strategic and when they started to garner attention, he would talk to any press outlet that had questions. Like the entire world, Hilary also thought the random Tweeting was weird and a bit creepy; however, Aaron maintains that it is genuine and that his relationship with Hilary was one of the best that he had been in.
3 Mike Comrie
Hilary Duff must have put a love spell on the men in her life because they cannot seem to get over her when she leaves them. Like Aaron Carter, Mike Comrie was dumped by Hilary and just could not take it. However, in his defense he is married to her and they have a child together, which makes it all the more surprising that he didn't know better than to piss her off. Mike and Hilary have separated and are yet to pull the trigger on divorce papers, which could be why he is so eager to get her back.
2 Selena Gomez
The pairing of Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber was an odd one but one that society got used to. Their relationship consisted of drama and obsessive-compulsive Tweets about what their love is like. As expected, after years of on-again, off-again pairing, the destructive relationship fell apart and left both parties in a downward spiral. Somehow Selena’s spiral was a little more topsy-turvy; she went a little crazy and did what every young adult does after their 'first big break up', she vented on Twitter. Selena also took it one step further when she made a music video for her single, The Heart Wants What it Wants, which consisted of her basically baring her soul and a lot of up-close shots of her crying; Awkward.
1 Chris Brown
Chris Brown has been making headlines lately for his tumultuous relationship with Karrueche Tran, and the recent breakdown of their relationship. Chris’ new revelation of having an illegitimate child closed the door on his relationship and ever since Karrueche left, he has been adamant about getting her back. TMZ has recently reported that Chris is on a mission to get Karrueche back. He has supposedly been blowing up her phone and even turned to social media to compliment on new pictures that she posts. Meanwhile, Karrueche is seemingly busy focusing on herself.