30+ Photos of Dogs Before & After Their Adoption That Melted Our Hearts

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Check Out These Photos of Dogs Before and After Their Adoption That Melted Our Hearts

Everybody loves when a shaggy dog story turns into a rags-to-riches tale, so today, we’re celebrating dogs who were saved from the puppy pound and given new lives. It’s also a celebration of the compassionate human heroes who rescued them. Some started out mistreated, malnourished, and scared before blossoming into magnificent, gorgeous woofers. These heartwarming before and after photos show just how much finding a forever home means to these grateful pups.

Bonnie and Clyde

These two pups were inside, doing a 20-stretch for aiding and a-petting and committing pawjury. But then they gave a visitor their best puppy dog eyes, and who could resist? Soon, they were handed a get-out-of-jail-free card and went from cellmates to lifemates when they were adopted and given a forever home.

Bonnie and Clyde

Now, the two ex-cellmates, who we’re calling Bonnie and Clyde, act as getaway drivers for bank robbers… when they can remember not to get too excited!

Apollo

This is Apollo. At one stage, he would fit in the palm of your hand. Even as an abandoned puppy, he was adorable, but he needed a lot of love to grow up to be such a handsome boy.

Apollo

His name is very appropriate because Apollo is named after the Greek god of healing (among many other things like the sun, music, and archery). Apollo loves walkies, hanging out with his forever dad, and causing havoc! And the bigger he gets, the more havoc he will cause!

Toby

“Toby or not Toby? That is the question. Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of living in the pound, or to live like a king, taking up a whole king-size bed.” Poor Toby used to drink water from a metal bucket and use a plastic crate as a pillow.

Toby

But after his new owners took him home, he’s the lord of the manor. His new mom and dad have to turn and plump his pillows for him every hour. What a lucky boy!

Harper

Vivacious Vizsla Harper had been returned to the shelter three times before her first birthday. But when her new owners saw her, they had to help. They wrote online, “The last year with her has been anything but easy, and she tests us almost every day.”

Harper

They continued, “But she is the light of our life, and we couldn’t imagine what we would do without her. We are so filled with joy anytime she smiles and curls up in bed, knowing that she has finally found her home!”

Koda Bear

What a difference a few months make. In the first photo, this doggo is cooped up in a cage, pleading to every visitor, “Will you love me?” And in the second picture, he owns the house, not letting anyone else on his couch, saying, “Thank you. I am soooo loved! Now rub my belly!”

Koda Bear

His name is Koda Bear, and after getting his daily ration of belly rubs, he likes to request his favorite meal — “Rossijiss.” In human speak, that’s “Sausages.”

Bow Tie

We don’t know the name of this Pekingese/Corgi mix, so we’ll call him Bow Tie. When his new owners first got him, he had sad floppy ears and terrible circles under his eyes, making him look like a droopy cartoon character.

Bow Tie

Yes, even dogs get eye bags when they don’t sleep properly. This is what two months of love, care, affection, and compassion look like. After being fed properly and getting more rest, he’s now bright, alert, and absolutely dashing. Now, he even has happy ears and a wicked bow tie.

Polar Bear

Is the creature in this first photo a puppy or a baby polar bear? It’s hard to tell. She’s actually a Jindo dog from Korea. All she needed was a new mom. Luckily, along came a lady to give her the love, protection, and snuggles she needed.

Polar Bear

The first photo shows a sad, lonely, scruffy polar bear cub. After a year and a half with her new mom, though, this beautiful woofer is the queen of hiking and owns the Spanish countryside.

Moon

No, this isn’t Marvel comics Cosmo the Spacedog, but she does have a cosmic name — her name is Moon. She was tied up in the dog pound in what her parents call her “prison photo.” But just two months after finding her forever home, she’s ruling the roost because that couch belongs to her now.

Moon

We’re surprised she didn’t plant a flag in it like Neil Armstrong did on the moon! Her owners wrote online that adopting her was the “best decision we ever made. We love you, Moon!”

King Louie

This funny furry little fellow is named King Louie after the Orangutan in The Jungle Book. The cartoon ape was, in turn, named after legendary jazz musician Louis Armstrong. The rescue dog’s proud parents wrote online, “King Louie was surrendered on Saturday after a year of no grooming. Very nice glow-up since being in our home!”

King Louie

After a year of no grooming, he looked like he’d been in the jungle — but now he looks like the king of the swingers, the jungle VIP… Everybody sing along now!

Pablo

This is Pablo. According to his new owners, the animal welfare ambulance checking him out was about to abandon him again “because he wasn’t chipped and didn’t have breakages, so that means that they had to leave him behind.”

Pablo

So, as the ambulance disappeared into the sunset, the couple with hearts of gold took Pablo in and raised him themselves. Look at how happy he is to be off the streets. We’re not sure where he’s from, but we’re gonna call him Pablo Escobark!

Luna

This poor husky named Luna was left to fend for herself and ended up malnourished to the point she was just skin and bones. But even after being so mistreated, look how much love he has in her eyes in the first photo. Who could resist her? Well, not her new owners. They took her home and cared for her, and look at her eight months later!

Luna

Notice her different colored eyes, like David Bowie. The condition is called ​​Heterochromia, from the Greek meaning different and color.

Bowie

This little bundle of fur was rescued by a lady and her husband off the streets of Guam. The Young Americans wrote, “He was covered in ticks and burs, and his back leg was broken presumably from being hit by a car. And he was only two months old! Now, he’s six months old and lives in Hawaii with six humans that adore him. Rescue is beautiful.”

Bowie

They named him Bowie because he’s a Diamond Dog. That’s a reference to the name of a David Bowie album, in case you were wondering.

Possum

Everybody say hello to Possum. Her owners gave her that name because her poor tail was limp and hairless, like a possum’s. She had to be sheared as she was covered in fleas. Now, she has a bright shiny, long coat, and just check out the difference in her eyes. Even her eyes shine more brightly.

Possum

Possum’s hobbies and interests include long walks, swimming, getting petted and groomed, getting her owners wet when shaking off water, eating snacks, fetching sticks, hide and seek, and playing possum.

Sylvi

We don’t know who looks more distressed in this first photo, the dog or her rescuer! This brave young man rescued Syvli from terrible conditions in a police pound in China in 2017. Her owner said, “Fast forward to 2021, and she’s a completely different dog. For most of 2018, she adjusted.”

Sylvi

He continued, “She wouldn’t walk on a leash, wouldn’t go to the bathroom outside, never played with toys, she had no idea how to be a dog. Now, she’s livin’ life by the ocean, and she is amazingly happy.”

Ricky

This is Ricky. Say hello to Ricky. When he came to the shelter, he had long, matted hair and looked like he’d been dragged through a hedge backward. He was given a forever home by a young man who takes really great care of him. Now, sometime later, Ricky scrubs up quite nicely.

Ricky

With his collars, tie, and name badge, it’s either Ricky’s first day of school photo or he has an important new job to report to. We think Ricky might be the Wolf of Wall Street!

Pancake

Pancake looks a bit like Dorothy’s dog in The Wizard of Oz, but she isn’t a Cairn Terrier; she’s an Idaho Shag. This poor pup had to have one of her legs amputated in 2021. Having three legs meant she was less likely to find a forever home. But then, one lady saw her and fell in love.

Pancake

Pancake loves hiking, car rides, rolling in grass, and swimming. She recently went on a road trip to Utah and Colorado, so here’s a photo of her thinking, “This ain’t Kansas!”

Teddy Pretzels

This is Teddy, or going by his name tag, Teddy Pretzels. His new owners posted on Instagram — “We found Teddy’s shelter picture, and it’s heartbreaking. we’re so glad he came into our lives and is letting his sweet, goofy personality shine! Hopefully, he knows that he’ll be safe, clean, fed, and loved for the rest of his life.”

Teddy Pretzels

Even though Teddy is a boy, he’s fit for a queen. That’s because he’s got some Corgi in him, and Corgis were the late Queen Elizabeth II’s favorite breed.

Goldie

The first picture of this adorable Golden Retriever/Pyrenees mix was taken many years ago. How do we know? Well, after many years working as a service dog, perhaps as a guide dog for blind people, or a hearing dog for deaf people, she’s now retired!

Goldie

As an old-aged paw-sioner, she gets to laze in the sun all day. And do you know what? She deserves it after dedicating her life to others as a service dog. You lap up every sun drop, girl!

Archer and Zuma

These two stray Saluki mixes lived on the streets of Doha, Qatar, until a compassionate local couple took them in. We’re not sure if they were adopted by a soccer fan attending the 2022 Soccer World Cup, but it’s possible. Temperatures in the Middle Eastern country regularly hit 113° Fahrenheit.

Archer and Zuma

So, we’re not sure how Archer and Zuma reacted to their new home in Canada when they stepped off the plane. But three months later, they love snowy Canada as much as Jack London’s White Fang.

Teddy

Before he was fostered, this poor doggo was full of ticks and scars and a dirty brown color. Luckily, he was fostered by a loving human, who named him Teddy because he looks just like a cuddly teddy bear.

Teddy

After nine months of being described as “a bundle of joy,” he was finally adopted by someone in Canada and will soon go there. If you can’t adopt a dog for life, have you thought about fostering? Yes, it’s tough to see them go, but it’s a massive help.

Gizmo

Gizmo was named after the cuddly Mogwai in the 1984 classic film Gremlins. His new owner posted, “I had to convince my husband he was cute under all that hair because he thought “that’s the ugliest dog I’ve ever seen!’” His new owner gave Gizmo the love, care, and shelter he needed, and look how bright-eyed and bushy-tailed he is now!

Gizmo

The new owner was given three rules when adopting Gizmo. Don’t get him wet, avoid bright light, and don’t feed him after midnight… else he’ll turn into a Gremlin!

Coconut

This first picture was taken in the British Virgin Islands. The British overseas territory sits on a volcanic archipelago in the Caribbean, known for its rainforests, white sandy beaches, and stray doggos — who are known as Caribbean Coconut Retrievers!

Coconut

This poor shaggy beast rocked up to this lady and won her heart. After a short time in quarantine, he and his new mom now live in Florida. By the pool! Yes, this ex-stray dog from the dusty Caribbean street now lives a more rockstar life than you!

Sophie

Six-year-old Sophie was recused from a puppy mill. These are commercial dog breeding facilities characterized by quick breeding and poor conditions. According to the World Animal Foundation, there are over 10,000 puppy mills in the USA.

Sophie

Luckily, this puppy farm was discovered and closed down, and little Sophie was rescued. 18 months later, she’s living her best life. Her owner describes her as “full of fluff and mischief,” and the “little crime queen” was recently caught “frolicking” in the yard with a baby deer!

Louis

They say the camera never lies, and this first picture shows how timid and nervous this poor dog was on the day he was adopted from a shelter in Romania. You can almost feel him shaking with fear. Fast forward to today, and he’s blossomed into a fine handsome boy living in the United Kingdom.

Louis

And dare we say, he looks a bit like Lassie. In fact, he’s so good-looking he should appear in dog food commercials as the perfect example of a pooch with a glossy, shiny coat.

Burma

If there’s one downside to giving a stray puppy a forever home, it’s not knowing what breed they are or how big they might grow. This tiny brown mongrel was discovered living on the streets of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma.

Burma

The only thing his rescuer could say for sure was that he wasn’t a Burmese cat or python, so he took the little fella back to the States. There, he grew into this huge, healthy, hungry, handsome, happy, huggable hound!

Paisley

When Paisley was weighed at the shelter, he defied physics by weighing a negative number of pounds and ounces. He was lonely, abandoned, and traumatized. Then, came along a guardian angel who adopted him and gave him a better life. And now, just a matter of weeks later, look at Paisley go! This is the power of giving a puppy a forever home.

Paisley

You can literally save a dog’s life. So, why not contact your local rescue center? Becoming a guardian angel is a click and phone call away.

Rosie

This is Rosie before and after adoption. In her first five years, she lived a life of fear and neglect in at least two puppy mills. The unscrupulous, criminal puppy farm owners used poor Rosie for breeding. She had mange caused by mites that burrow into the skin and cause hair loss.

Rosie

Luckily, that didn’t put off her potential parents. But, not even their optimism could have foretold what a mighty beautiful beast Rosie would become. Talk about the ugly duckling transforming into a beautiful, elegant swan!

Roman

This poor black and white abandoned pooch used to be chained up in Romania as a guard dog to protect animals. But when some good samaritans saw him, they just knew they had to help. Presumably, they unchained him and ran away with him — which is what you must also do if you see any animal chained up. Unless it’s a bear!

Roman

Now, when he’s not being mistaken for a dairy cow, this woofer loves lying in the sun. Check out the difference. We love his ears!

Cherry Blossom

The owner believes this sweet boy is a Shiba Inu with some Labrador. This poor puppy was living in a shelter, sad, lonely, and depressed. Dogs and cats get depressed and feel traumatized, just like us humans. But then, his forever parent came along and adopted him.

Cherry Blossom

Cherry BlossomAs The Beatles sang, “All you need is love” — this doggo is a true testament to that. The semi-professional photography definitely helps but even so, this guy looks like he’s living his best life, running wild in the Japanese cherry blossom and loving it.

Georgia

Hands up who’s heard of Pavlov’s Dogs? Well, who’s heard of Maslov’s Hierarchy of Needs? It states that humans have a pyramid of needs, from food and shelter at the bottom, through health and friendship in the middle, to self-respect and becoming the best version of yourself at the top. And Maslov’s Hierarchy of Needs applies just as much to our furry friends.

Georgia

Luckily, someone saved five-year-old Golden Retriever Georgia from a Chinese puppy mill associated with the dog meat trade. Even better, her new owner gave her food, shelter, warmth, and love to become the best version of herself.

Peach and Chubbs

This is Peach and Chubbs. They didn’t find a home for a long time as they were bonded and needed to be adopted together. A lady and her husband always wanted a dog, but when they saw these bundles of canine joy, they ended up with two!

Peach and Chubbs

She wrote, “These pictures are only three-ish months apart. They went from scared and anxious pups to the two happiest dogs I’ve ever met. They are truly the best dogs and complete our little family, and we can’t imagine life without them.”

Chloe Bear

Tiny Chloe Bear was rescued from the pound, where she was so scared she’d shake, rattle and roll like a 1950s rock n’ roll singer. Fast forward one week — yes folks, you read that right, one week — and look at her go! She looks ready, willing, strong, and able enough to take on the world.

Chloe Bear

Yes, Chloe Bear’s been well-fed, sheared, and groomed, and she has a little diamante flower on her collar, but that’s not the reason she looks better. It’s all down to one thing… love.

Simba

This first photo is just heartbreaking. It proves that dogs have souls and need just as much love and affection as we humans. Without it, they become depressed, lose their boundless energy and sense of identity, and often give up. Seriously, who could do this to a man’s best friend?

Simba

But, there’s good news. After this handsome doggo was adopted from the pound, he reclaimed so much self-esteem, ego, pride, and dignity that he looks more like Simba from The Lion King standing on Pride Rock, surveying his kingdom.

Wynter

Wynter’s tale is a great rags-to-riches story. She was fending for herself, living on the streets, underfed, underweight, and underappreciated — until her hero and guardian angel saved her. A lady who rescues dogs found her wandering along a country road and paid for all her injections.

Wynter

With love and care, she grew into a fine Malamute/German Shepherd mix… with a little bit of Swiss Shepherd. When the temperature drops, Wynter loves playing in the snow.

Ripley

Ripley is an apt name for this adorable dog because, just like the heroine of the Alien franchise, she’s been through hell. She was rescued from the muddy streets of Iran, where she had to fight packs of roaming dogs. But then she was rescued and brought back to the United States, where she looks insanely happy taking a bath.

Ripley

While some of these dogs have been rescued from other countries, we must point out that some dogs in foreign countries are well looked after, and some woofers in the USA live on the streets.

Hank

Everybody, this is Hank. Hank, this is everybody. What do you mean you’re too excited to meet so many people? You’re always excitable, Hank! Sadly, he was badly mistreated and left with many scars. His puphood trauma caused him to be incredibly withdrawn and timid.

Hank

His new owner wrote, “The local humane society didn’t know what his story was because he was found as a stray at only four months old, but now he’s four, has a family, and a best friend (me).” We’re not meant to have favorites, but this is our fave photo.

Happiness

Can you believe this poor dog was left to perish in a park? Luckily, someone who actually had a heart and soul found her and rescued her. We don’t know her name, so we’re calling her Happiness. Her new mom nursed her back to health and later had a message for the cruel misfit who abandoned her.

Happiness

They posted online, “To the person who left her in a park… two years ago… look at her now! With your horrible neglect came a whole lot of happiness.”

Scarlett

This sweet girl was in the pound but thankfully was rescued from being put to sleep because she had a minor skin condition. Her name is Scarlett, and if you look closely, you can actually see she’s crying in the first photo.

Scarlett

Now, Scarlett regularly quotes Scarlett O’Hara from Gone With the Wind, “As God is my witness, as God is my witness they’re not going to lick me. I’m going to live through this, and when it’s all over, I’ll never be hungry again. No, nor any of my folk.”

Lucky

Luckily, someone fell in love and saw the potential in this tiny pup. He was rescued from the pound looking well… like a lost puppy. He was adopted, cared for, and groomed, and now he looks like he’s the king of the world.

Lucky

Just a few months after his adoption, here’s the little fella romping around in his happy place. Lucky’s enjoying life so much that he actually looks like he’s laughing. Can dogs laugh? We need answers, please.

Kasper

This loveable little ball of fluff is Kasper. Sadly, he was one of the millions of dogs around the world who grew up in a dog shelter, relying on rescue workers and charity. But, then someone from England adopted him.

Kasper

He traveled all the way from Romania to the UK and look at the difference. He’s even got his own bow tie! His owner posted online that Kasper “has yet to integrate and learn the language. Very good boy nonetheless.”

Annie

We like to think that Annie was named after Annie the Musical, which was named after the comic strip Little Orphan Annie. Even before she was at the pound, she learned “it’s a hard knock life” and while she was waiting for her savior, she must have thought, “Tomorrrow, Tomorrow, I love ya tomorrow, You’re always a day away…”

Annie

But her guardian angels did show up, and you’ll be surprised to hear that these two photos were taken just one week apart.

Rey

Poor little Rey was just one day away from being put to sleep in Los Angeles. But, then a compassionate Los Angelino plucked her up in their loving arms and gave her a forever home. And look at how happy she is now! It’s no wonder Los Angeles is named the City of Angels because Rey’s new parent is a real-life angel.

Rey

We’re guessing that she was named Rey after the Star Wars character, even though she looks more like Chewbacca or maybe an Ewok!

Charlie

Charlie is a Pitbull that was rescued and then went viral. His new owner’s sister posted on Twitter, “My sister adopted her very first dog, and his before and after pics have me crying.”

Charlie

We don’t know if she was crying at his plight in the shelter or whether she was crying with laughter at the sight of a tough Pitbull wearing flowers in his hair! Nowadays, Charlie loves playing fetch on the beach with a tennis ball and being an internet sensation. He even signs autographs!

Good Boy

This good boy was literally begging for someone to rescue him from the shelter. And how could anyone resist those big brown eyes? They’re almost saying, “Pleeeeeease take me home with you. I’ll be your best fwiend forever and ever and ever.”

Good Boy

Cut to a few months later, and this good boy is enjoying a car ride on his way to his favorite destination for walkies! With his tongue lolling, this good boy just wants to say thank you to all the animal lovers out there for making his life, all our featured doggos’ lives, and the world a better place.

Thanks to AI, We Can See What the Kids of These Famous Ex-Couples Would’ve Looked Like

Thanks to AI, We Can See What the Kids of These Famous Ex-Couples Would’ve Looked Like

Have you ever wondered what these celeb ex-couples’ kids would’ve looked like if they’d had any? Well, someone on the internet did and utilized the help of AI to get the answer to their question. Of course, it’s not 100% accurate, as some of these stars have had plastic surgery, and AI can be a bit wonky. However, let’s suspend our disbelief and have some fun, shall we?

Sarah Jessica Parker and Robert Downey Jr.

Sarah Jessica Parker and Robert Downey Jr. broke up after seven years together, due to Robert’s issues with illegal substances. Sarah has expressed, “There was a huge amount of time spent making sure he was okay.”

Sarah Jessica Parker and Robert Downey Jr.

Luckily, the actor has since gotten clean, and he’s now married and has three children. Parker has also gotten married and has three kids. It seems that the two A-listers were destined for the same path — just not together, and that’s okay!

Joaquin Phoenix and Liv Tyler

Being the classy pair they are, it’s no surprise that Joaquin Phoenix and Liv Tyler’s three-year relationship ended amicably. Phoenix explained, “At a certain point, I think we stopped evolving with each other, stopped progressing, and made a very mature decision to move on, even though there was still a great love there.”

Joaquin Phoenix and Liv Tyler

It all worked out, though. Joaquin is now married and has a child, and Liv is a mom of three.

Sofia Coppola and Keanu Reeves

Sofia Coppola and Keanu Reeves are both pretty private, so it’s unknown exactly why their relationship lasted less than a year. They’ve each moved on, though. Both celebrities are married, and Coppola has two children.

Sofia Coppola and Keanu Reeves

When asked in separate interviews about what relationship advice they’d give their fans, Keanu responded with, “If you’re a lover, you’ve got to be a fighter… because if you don’t fight for your love, what kind of love do you have?” And Sofia said, “Don’t get married before 30.”

Amy Schumer and Ben Hanisch

Amy Schumer and Ben Hanisch were together for roughly a year and a half before calling it quits, with “thoughtful consideration,” although they never gave a reason why. Hanisch seems to be in a relationship now, though it’s hard to be sure as he’s been out of the public eye since dating Schumer.

Amy Schumer and Ben Hanisch

As for the comedian, she’s now married and has a child who she accidentally named Gene Attell — think about it.

Avril Lavigne and Mod Sun

It’s believed that Mod Sun was blindsided by Avril Lavigne calling off their two-year-long relationship as, at the time, a rep for the rapper claimed that “they were together and engaged as of three days ago when Mod left for tour so if anything has changed that’s news to him.”

Avril Lavigne and Mod Sun

Both musicians seem to be single right now, although there have been rumors that Lavigne is dating Tyga — which she denies.

Billie Eilish and Jesse Rutherford

Billie Eilish and Jesse Rutherford’s relationship sparked debate during its seven-month run, due to their 10-year age gap. Given that they’re both adults, that’s all fine and well. However, it’s worth pointing out that Billie was just a teenager when they first met.

Billie Eilish and Jesse Rutherford

The pair split amicably, remain friends, and according to Eilish’s rep, “All cheating rumors are false.“ We’re inclined to believe that, seeing as how both musicians are currently single.

Ariana Grande and Big Sean

There are two versions of the story as to why Ariana Grande and Big Sean broke up after almost a year together. Ariana’s representatives have said that the couple ended things because their different tour schedules would keep them apart for almost as long as they’d been together.

Ariana Grande and Big Sean

However, someone in Big Sean’s camp claims that he ended things with Grande due to her “immaturity.” Either way, both singers are now married (to other people), and Sean has a baby. So, it all worked out!

Ryan Gosling and Sandra Bullock

As far as Ryan Gosling is concerned, the media is to blame for his two-year relationship with Sandra Bullock ending. The actor has said, “Show business is the bad guy. When both people are in show business, it’s too much show business. It takes all of the light, so nothing else can grow.”

Ryan Gosling and Sandra Bullock

It seems that they’ve since learned how to balance fame and love, as both actors are in long-term relationships, and each has two kids. Both keep their romances private — maybe that’s the trick?

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth had an on-again-off-again relationship for nearly ten years. However, it seems that they’re truly done, given the hinted implications in Miley’s song “Flowers”.

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth

At the time of their divorce, the couple cited “irreconcilable differences,” however, Cyrus’s latest tune seems to say that Liam wasn’t faithful. Neither celebrity has confirmed or denied the rumors, but they’ve both indicated that there’s always love between them, even if their marriage didn’t work out.

Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake

It’s unclear what happened that ended Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake’s relationship after four years, but one can speculate. Cameron has admitted to being a commitment-phobe, while Justin was accused of being unfaithful.

Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake

People change over time, though, right? Well, some people do. Diaz has committed to someone — her husband and their child. Timberlake is also married and has two kids, although there are rumors that he’s been struggling with fidelity in this relationship too.

Courtney Cox and Michael Keaton

Courtney Cox and Michael Keaton have nothing negative to say about each other, despite their six-year relationship not working out. Courtney has even said about Michael, “It’s the most important relationship I’ve ever had, and I think he’s the most wonderful person I’ve ever met. We still love each other.”

Courtney Cox and Michael Keaton

According to Cox, they didn’t work out because “Our lifestyles are very different. We just have different personalities.” Neither actor is married at the moment, but they each have one child.

Mila Kunis and Macaulay Culkin

Although they’ve both moved on with other people, Mila Kunis hates the way she ended her eight-year relationship with Macaulay Culkin. The actress confessed, “I messed up,” adding that she was pretty mean in her early 20s, “and I’ll be the first to admit it.” Now that they’re older and wiser, both actors are happily married to other people.

Mila Kunis and Macaulay Culkin

Mila has two children, and Macaulay has one. Good on Kunis for taking responsibility for whatever went down. She shouldn’t be too hard on herself, though, seeing as it all worked out.

Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber

Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber had an on-again-off-again relationship for eight years, but they were both very young at the time (Selena was 18, and Justin was 16). Eventually, the pair broke up simply because they grew up and grew apart. Nowadays, Bieber is married, and Gomez is still keeping her “Hands to Myself.”

Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber

Sadly, the public tried to pit Justin’s wife against Selena by claiming that Hailey “stole” Bieber. Selena perfectly shut it down, though, by posting lovely photos of herself and Hailey together on her Instagram.

Blake Lively and Penn Badgley

Whether Penn Badgley and Blake Lively’s three-year relationship was real or a marketing ploy for Gossip Girl is debatable. What is certain, though, is Badgley admitted, “Beyond our relationship, I don’t think anybody was going to be interested in me publicly.”

Blake Lively and Penn Badgley

Adding fuel to the fire, Lively revealed that the show’s creators pushed the relationship — which is ultimately what led to their breakup. Both actors have moved on to marry other people. They’re both parents and seem very happy on each of their own paths.

Brie Larson and Elijah Allan-Blitz

Brie Larson and Elijah Allan-Blitz haven’t revealed why they ended their three-year relationship, although the actress has implied that it had something to do with her thinking about the future as she got older.

Brie Larson and Elijah Allan-Blitz

Allan-Blitz and Larson are both single at the moment. As Brie pointed out, “I don’t have a next job. I don’t have a home. I don’t have a partner. I don’t have a plan. I’m just completely open.” No worries — if anyone can fail upward, it’s Brie Larson!

Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes

Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes appeared to be a couple that’d actually last in Hollywood, as they seemed truly happy together. However, the pair split after just two years due to their hectic work schedules.

Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes

The duo is taking fans on an emotional roller coaster, though, as they’ve gotten back together in the summer of 2023. A source close to the musicians says everything came “flooding back” as soon as Mendes and Cabello had some time with one another.

Chris Evans and Jessica Biel

Chris Evans and Jessica Biel broke up after five years together, and neither actor has ever said why. People speculate, though, especially as Evans has given reasons for his relationships ending in general, although he hasn’t specified which relationships he was referring to.

Chris Evans and Jessica Biel

Those reasons include complicated work schedules and Chris’s desire for independence. That seems to still ring true today, as he’s had a string of short terms romances. Jessica has since gotten married and has two kids.

Val Kilmer and Cher

Cher admits that she’s a “big shadow” and believes that’s the reason her relationship with Val Kilmer only lasted two years. The singer also believes that things didn’t work out with Kilmer because they “were both Alpha males.”

Val Kilmer and Cher

Cher hasn’t changed her trend of dating younger men, as she’s currently with someone 40 years her junior. The singer has two children, who are closer in age to her boyfriend than she is. Val also has two children but hasn’t dated any youngsters that we know of.

Katy Perry and Russell Brand

Katy Perry and Russell Brand were together for just over a year before getting divorced. Katy says they split because Russell was intimidated by her and “can’t handle the equalness.” Brand, on the other hand, insists that he didn’t like Perry’s celebrity persona and he was sick of being known as “Katy Perry’s husband.”

Katy Perry and Russell Brand

Um, do they realize they’re saying the same thing? Well, they’re both happy in their new relationships. Katy has one child, and Russell has two. And he’s now known as Katy Perry’s ex-husband.

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart faced a lot of backlash when she cheated on Robert Pattinson, effectively ending their four-year-long relationship. However, many people suspect that their romance was never real anyway, rather, it was simply a publicity stunt for the Twilight series.

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart

Regardless, Kristen is now engaged, and Robert is in a long-term relationship. Neither actor seems particularly upset about their beginning-of-career scandal. In fact, it seems that Pattinson’s biggest regret from that time in his life was starring in Twilight at all!

Kristen Dunst and Jake Gyllenhaal

Kristen Dunst and Jake Gyllenhaal broke up after two years together because, as Dunst put it, “He’s a stay-at-home boy, and I’m an out-on-the-town girl.” It seems that time has swapped those roles, though.

Kristen Dunst and Jake Gyllenhaal

Now, Kristen is married and has two kids, and Jake is in a long-term relationship with a French model. We have to admit that back when these two were together in the early 2000s, we did not see this role reversal coming!

Rihanna and Chris Brown

We don’t think anyone’s upset that this relationship didn’t last more than a year, given the reason Rihanna broke up with Chris Brown. RiRi has since moved on, is in a long-term relationship, has a child, and is one of pop music’s biggest stars today.

Rihanna and Chris Brown

As for Chris, he’s the father of three children and is trying to get his career back on track. We’re all for Brown getting his life together — as long as he does so at a distance.

Demi Lovato and Joe Jonas

Joe Jonas dated Demi Lovato for four months before realizing that he was more interested in preserving their friendship than pursuing a romantic relationship. Jonas’s strategy seems to have worked because the singers are still good friends today.

Demi Lovato and Joe Jonas

Joe is now married and how two kids. Demi is also in a relationship and has a habit of starting fights with frozen yogurt shops for providing dietary options. So… both celebs seem busy.

Sean Penn and Madonna

Madonna has called Sean Penn the love of her life, but, unfortunately, the pair broke up after eight years together. Their divorce sparked many rumors, most of them geared toward Sean’s temper, but Madonna insists that things never got out of line.

Sean Penn and Madonna

The singer does admit, “We certainly had more than one heated argument during our marriage.” but says that Penn always kept his cool. Fast forward to today, both celebrities are single, Sean has two children, and Madonna has six kids.

Matt Damon and Winona Ryder

Matt Damon broke up with Winona Ryder after two years of dating because he no longer wanted to be in a famous relationship. The actor said being with a fellow A-lister, ​​“would mean changing my lifestyle, and I like that my lifestyle feels normal to me most of the time.”

Matt Damon and Winona Ryder

He got his wish, as he’s now married to a non-celeb and has four children. Winona is also in a relationship with someone who isn’t famous. Maybe Matt was on to something?

Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt

Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt are two-thirds of what was, arguably, the biggest love triangle in Hollywood history. After seven years together, Brad divorced Jennifer to marry Angelina Jolie instead. Fast-forward to today, Pitt and Aniston are friends, but nothing more.

Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt

Brad and Angelina have also divorced, and Pitt has started a new relationship. Meanwhile, Jennifer has also gone through a second divorce. When asked if she’d ever re-marry, she said, “Never say never, but I don’t have any interest.”

Hilary Duff and Joel Madden

Hilary Duff and Joel Madden’s relationship shouldn’t have ever happened, given that Hilary was 16 at the time and Joel was 25. Their (gross) age difference was the reason for their breakup, but they did last a full two years.

Hilary Duff and Joel Madden

Now that she’s older, Duff is married and has three kids. Madden seems to have found his way, as he’s now married (his wife is only two years younger than him) and has two kids. At least he’s learned from his mistake.

Taylor Swift and Harry Styles

Based on the media coverage, you’d think Taylor Swift and Harry Styles dated for more than just a year. Apparently, all that attention, and the pop stars’ young ages, led to their breakup. As Harry put it, ​​”I just wanted it to be a normal date.”

Taylor Swift and Harry Styles

Unfortunately, that doesn’t seem easy for Styles, as all of his relationships since have made headlines. As for Taylor, it’s believed that she’s engaged, but she’s managed to keep her romance under wraps. Maybe she can tell Harry how it’s done?

Richard Gere and Cindy Crawford

Richard Gere and Cindy Crawford’s 17-year age gap ended their six-year relationship. Crawford explained, “I think I was more willing at 22 to be, like, ‘Okay, I’ll follow,’ but then you start going, ‘Well, I don’t want to just follow, I want to lead sometimes, and I want to walk side by side sometimes.’”

Richard Gere and Cindy Crawford

Both celebrities got their wish in their new marriages. Cindy’s leading one of her two children in a modeling career, while Richard has three kids and a wife who’s 33 years his junior.

Ashton Kutcher and January Jones

Ashton Kutcher and January Jones have different stories as to why they broke up after three years together. January says that Ashton wasn’t supportive of her acting career, while Kutcher claims that Jones cheated on him with Bruce Willis.

Ashton Kutcher and January Jones

Ironically, Ashton went on to marry Bruce’s ex-wife, Demi Moore. He’s now wedded to Mila Kunis, and they have two children together. January hasn’t found her perfect partner just yet, but she does have a beautiful child.

Lady Gaga and Christian Carino

Lady Gaga explained her two-year relationship with Chrisitan Carino ended because of her career. Sadly, Gaga feels it’s a pattern. ​​”I can’t help but realize that when I sold 10 million records, I lost Matt. I sell 30 million, I lose Luc. You know?”

Lady Gaga and Christian Carino

“I get the move, I lose Taylor. It’s like a turnover. This is the third time I’ve had my heart broken like this. I’m alone.” Christian has a child, and he’s currently dating someone. Hopefully, Mother Monster will find her happiness soon.

Taylor Swift and Conor Kennedy

It seems that Taylor Swift moved a little too swiftly for Conor Kennedy’s taste. After just a few months together, the pop star bought a house near Kennedy. The move had the opposite effect Taylor wanted, as Conor immediately broke up with her.

Taylor Swift and Conor Kennedy

It seems coming on strong works sometimes, though, as Taylor is currently in a successful relationship. Kennedy is also dating someone and will probably continue to date her as long as she doesn’t drop $5 million to be closer to him.

Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder

Winona Ryder joined Johnny Depp’s other exes in defending the actor against his ex-wife’s allegations about his treatment of her in their marriage. Winona reminisced on her own romance with Johnny, which lasted three years and ended because they grew apart.

Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder

The actress said, ​​“I only know him as a really good, loving, caring guy who is very, very protective of the people that he loves.” Now that Depp’s name is cleared, he’s focused on his two children. Both he and Ryder are in happy relationships.

Tom Cruise and Penelope Cruz

Tom Cruise and Penelope Cruz were together for roughly three years before their differences of faith got between them, and they split up. In all fairness, we think Tom’s beliefs get in the way of most of his relationships.

Tom Cruise and Penelope Cruz

A source close to Penelope explained, “She admired Tom’s dedication to it, but it wasn’t her cup of tea and wasn’t something she wanted to give her life up for.” These days, Cruz is married and has two children. As for Cruise, well… he’s got his aliens.

Madonna and Warren Beatty

Warren Beatty had to have known what he was getting into when he started dating the one and only Madonna. However, it somehow took the actor over a year to figure out that life with Madonna meant life in the limelight, which isn’t something he wanted.

Madonna and Warren Beatty

Warren got his wish, as he’s now married to an actress who, like him, doesn’t play the fame game. They have two children together. Madonna also has kids and is enjoying life without a partner getting between her and the cameras.

Jamie Dornan and Keira Knightley

Jamie Dornan admits that he ended his two-year relationship with Keira Knightley because he couldn’t handle her stardom. ”I was intimidated by certain things that came with her fame, and I felt out of my depth.”

Jamie Dornan and Keira Knightley

He seems to have gotten over that as Dornan’s own fame has grown. As well as his own space in the limelight, Jamie now also has a wife and three children. Keira also found a spouse, whom she has two children with, who seems to handle her fame just fine.

Chrishell Stause and Justin Hartley

Chrishell Stause famously went through a divorce with Justin Hartley on Selling Sunset after six years together. Stause claims that Hartley didn’t give any warning for the split — which the actor vehemently denies. The only reason fans were given for the relationship ending was “irreconcilable differences.”

Chrishell Stause and Justin Hartley

Nowadays, Hartley is re-married and Stause is in a relationship. Chrishell has expressed that she very much wants to have children. Meanwhile, Justin has a daughter from his first marriage (pre-Chrishell) who’s no longer in touch with the reality star.

Elle Fanning and Max Minghella

Elle Fanning and Max Minghella both look extremely young, however, the truth is that they have a whopping 12-year age gap. Many fans think that’s the mysterious reason behind the actors’ split after five years together, but a source close to the pair insists “the age difference isn’t an issue at all.”

Elle Fanning and Max Minghella

Minghella and Fanning both seem to be single at the moment, with Elle waiting for “love at first sight,” which she proudly believes in.

Emma Watson and Brandon Green

Both Emma Watson and Brandon Green are extremely private, so it’s possible that fans will never learn why their 18-month relationship ended. Of course, that won’t stop us from speculating! One possible factor could be the businessman and actress’s busy schedules.

Emma Watson and Brandon Green

People also wonder if 29-year-old Green and 33-year-old Watson simply want different things in life. Both are single at the moment, with Emma recently posting on social media that she’s “learned more about love and being a woman.”

P. Diddy and Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez and P. Diddy dated on and off for two years before suspicions of cheating broke them up. JLo has said, “I never caught him, but I just knew.” Diddy later admitted that Lopez was right to be concerned, as he was still in love with his ex back then.

P. Diddy and Jennifer Lopez

They’ve clearly both moved on. Diddy is now in a relationship and has seven children. As for Jennifer, she’s newly married and has two kids.

Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries

Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries had a fairytale wedding that captivated the world, just to get divorced 72 days later due to “irreconcilable differences.” To be fair, they did date for a year prior to that, but still! Kim is now the mother of four children who she incorporats into her career.

Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries

As for Humphries, he’s retired from his life as a Kardashian, from basketball, and seemingly from the celebrity life altogether. We guess having your marriage become a reality TV plot point will do that to you.

Ryan Reynolds and Alanis Morissette

Alanis Morissette’s relationship with Ryan Reynolds was simply too high-profile for her taste, causing the singer to end things after six years. Afterward, Morissette said she’d be “avoiding [public romance] in the future.”

Ryan Reynolds and Alanis Morissette

She’s kept her word, as she’s now married and has three kids, but makes sure to keep her family out of the spotlight. Ryan’s family, on the other hand, is constantly making headlines. It looks like everyone got what works for them!

Jude Law and Sienna Miller

Jude Law and Sienna Miller’s breakup, after two years together, was extremely public due to Jude being a complete stereotype and cheating on Sienna with the nanny. At least be more original!

Jude Law and Sienna Miller

Interestingly, Miller was later the other woman with another married celebrity. Nowadays, the mom of one isn’t with anybody — married or not. Law has re-married and has six children. Let’s hope he’s not interested in any of those kids’ nannies.

Adam Brody and Rachel Bilson

Fact followed fiction for Adam Brody and Rachel Bilson, as the pair fell in love, along with their The O.C. characters. Unlike their characters, though, the two didn’t get married. Instead, they grew apart after three years together.

Adam Brody and Rachel Bilson

Now, The O.C. is long over, and both actors have moved on. Rachel is in a relationship and has one child, while Adam is married and has two kids.

Gisele Bündchen and Leonardo DiCaprio

Neither Gisele Bünchen nor Leonardo DiCaprio has said much about why they ended their five-year relationship, but it’s known that Gisele was the one who broke it off. The supermodel has explained, “I was alone in wanting to do some serious soul-searching while he stayed the same.”

Gisele Bündchen and Leonardo DiCaprio

Recently, DiCaprio has earned a reputation for getting romantically involved with women half his age. While Leonardo has been dating hardly-adults, Gisele has been having kids. The model shares two kids with her ex, Tom Brady.

Kim Kardashian and Nick Cannon

Kim Kardashian and Nick Cannon broke up after one year together. Interestingly, their split was caused by the intimacy tape that made Kim famous. According to Nick, his issue wasn’t that the tape exists, it was that Kim lied to him about it.

Kim Kardashian and Nick Cannon

While he doesn’t have any tapes, Nick is also famous for having a lot of intimacy and producing a whopping 11 children — with six different women, one of whom he’s in a relationship with now. Kim also has children but is currently single.

Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams

The Notebook is how Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams met, it also skyrocketed their careers, and the movie was the reason for their breakup. Yes, the real-life effects of that film were just as dramatic as the movie itself.

Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams

The pair dated for two years after working together, but each chose to put their growing stardom before the relationship. They’ve both since moved on, both professionally and personally. Both actors are married, have two kids each, and are prominent members of Hollywood’s A-list.

Orlando Bloom and Kate Bosworth

Orlando Bloom and Kate Bosworth dated for just over two years before their conflicting work schedules got in the way. Orlando is now engaged and has two children, so he seems to have found a way to balance work and family.

Orlando Bloom and Kate Bosworth

As for Kate, she’s also in a serious relationship with another celebrity. It seems that both actors are able to make famous romances work, they just weren’t right for each other. Luckily, they found the people they were meant to be with instead.

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s official reason for divorce was “irreconcilable differences” after six years together. However, there were many accusations of mistreatment flung around — from both sides — splitting opinions.

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard

Nowadays, Depp is dating away from Hollywood and is in a relationship with an attorney. He has two children from previous romances. Heard has also distanced herself from relationships in the limelight, moving out of the USA altogether. She’s currently single and has one daughter, whom many believe Amber had with Elon Musk.

Kanye West and Amber Rose

Kanye West and Amber Rose broke up after two years together because they both fell in love with other people (Wiz Khalifa and Kim Kardashian; neither relationship lasted). In what’s now known as his typical breakup routine, West insulted Rose relentlessly once they split.

Kanye West and Amber Rose

The model simply responded, “I’ll leave that up to the Kartrashians to humiliate you when they’re done with you” — which is exactly what happened. Both have moved on to other relationships and have become parents.

Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande

It was originally believed that Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande ended their engagement after five months due to the tragic passing of Grande’s ex, Mac Miller. However, an inside source claims the real reason was Ariana’s manager, Scooter Bran.

Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande

According to the source, he “definitely gets involved in his clients’ business and personal relationships.” Whether via Braun’s work or not, Grande is now married to someone else. As for Pete, he’s dated a slew of women out of his league since Ariana made him famous.

Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult

Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult were both still in the early stages of their career when they first started dating. Their romance was on-and-off for about five years before they decided to call it quits due to their conflicting work schedules.

Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult

Jennifer now has a husband and child, whom she’s taken a break from acting for. Nicholas is also married and has a child, but that hasn’t affected his career. Is that because he’s a less in-demand actor than Lawrence, or because of their different genders? You decide.

Arthur Miller and Marilyn Monroe

The legendary Marilyn Monroe was with Arthur Miller for six years before their marriage fell apart. The pair worked together on the film The Misfits, which put an irreparable strain on their relationship.

Arthur Miller and Marilyn Monroe

Monroe had said, “It’s all over. We have to stay with each other because it would be bad for the film if we split up now.” Arthur went on to re-marry and have four children. Sadly, Marilyn didn’t get that opportunity.

Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears

Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears were the “it” couple of the early 2000s. That is, until Britney was allegedly unfaithful, causing Justin to end their three-year relationship.

Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears

While cheating is most definitely wrong, Timberlake took advantage of Spears’ personal struggles and the media’s obsession with villainizing her, and he added fuel to the fire — which he’s since apologized for. Both singers have moved on, married other people, and have had two children each.

Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson

Neither Ryan Reynolds nor Scarlett Johansson has revealed why they got divorced after four years together. However, Scarlett recently gave a statement that many people believe was about Ryan.

Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson

She said, “The logistics of being with another actor are challenging. […] Or even if one person is more successful than the other, that also proves challenging. There may be a competitive thing.” Both actors have since re-married. Reynolds has three kids with a fourth on the way, and Johansson has two children.

Shailene Woodley and Aaron Rodgers

Shailene Woodley and Aaron Rodgers called off their engagement after roughly two years together. Some claim the split was Woodley’s doing as “she felt he neglected their relationship” due to Rodgers prioritizing his career. On the other hand, team Aaron claims that the athlete is an “independent guy” and got “cold feet.”

Shailene Woodley and Aaron Rodgers

Yet another source insists, “They disagreed on a lot of things. Early on, they decided to agree to disagree about things and not debate them.” Whatever the reason, both stars are flying solo for now.

Zoë Kravitz and Karl Glusman

Zoë Kravitz filed for divorce from Karl Glusman after five years together due to the former being a “mess.” According to Kravitz, “I wasn’t making choices based on what felt good to me.”

Zoë Kravitz and Karl Glusman

The actress is currently dating the also recently divorced Channing Tatum. It’s unclear whether or not Glusman is currently with anyone. If so, Karl’s new partner should rest assured that his ex-wife still believes he’s “an incredible human being.”

Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian

Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian had a tumultuous nine months together, littered with Kanye drama. Eventually, it wasn’t West’s antics that broke them up, but their busy schedules and significant age difference.

Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian

According to a source close to the stars, “The long distance and their demanding schedules made it really difficult to maintain a relationship […] Pete is 28 and Kim is 41 — they are just in very different places at the moment.” Kardashian and Davidson are both dating other people now, although neither romance seems too serious.

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck broke up after two years of dating. There’s a plot twist, though — after 17 years apart, Bennifer got back together and are now married. It seems all those two needed was time (plus a few divorces and a collective five kids along the way).

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck

A source close to the couple has said, “Jennifer was ready to settle down and have kids, but Ben wasn’t keen on giving up his bachelor lifestyle just yet.” Well, they found each other again in the end!