Heartbreaks are the worst. They can happen to anyone, so don’t think you are the perfect person who’s never going to have their heart broken. Even when you were little, you knew what a broken heart looked like. You saw it in movies and you experienced it with your high school crush several years later. But let’s not pretend it’s an easy thing because it’s a familiar concept. Celebrities also experience it, and they probably have a hard time seeing it all over the media. From first loves to failed marriages, this is what heartbreak feels like for celebrities in the form of quotes.
1. Miley Cyrus
“I was so scared of ever being alone, and I think, conquering that fear, this year, was actually bigger than any other transition that I had, this entire year,” said Cyrus about her breakup with Liam Hemsworth.
I’m so happy they are back together, though!
2. Joe Jonas
“I realize over the time we have shared together that I feel I care more about our friendship right now. It was my choice to break up, but I love her as a friend. She’s been there for me when I needed her. I will continue to be her friend and be there for her,” said the Jonas brother. This is so honest and heartbreaking at the same time!
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3. Reese Witherspoon
“[Divorce is] very humiliating and very isolating […] When people get in your face and say, ‘This will pass,’ you think, are they crazy? I’m never gonna feel any better than I feel right this minute. And nothing’s ever gonna make sense again. And I still have moments where I’m like, ‘Nothing’s ever gonna make sense again,'” said Witherspoon about her seven-year marriage to Ryan Phillippe.
4. Katie Holmes
“I don’t want that moment in my life to define me, to be who I am […] I don’t want that to be what I’m known as. I was an actor before, an actor during and an actor now,” said Holmes about her divorce from Tom Cruise. So powerful!
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5. Katy Perry
“Sometimes you can be blinded by your extreme emotions […] I definitely was looking for answers during that time I wrote that song [“The Grace of God”]. And yeah, I was depressed, and it was sad, and there were thoughts, but there were never actions, thankfully,” said the pop star about her highly public divorce from Russell Brand.
6. Emma Stone
“I was crawling on the floor. I remember throwing up […] I remember being on the floor… It was so visceral. It’s like someone has killed you and you have to live through it and watch it happen […] It was awful,” said the Oscar winner about her first heartbreak. True story!
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7. Taylor Swift
“There’s just been this earth-shattering, not recent, but absolute crash-and-burn heartbreak, and that will turn out to be what the next album is about. The only way that I can feel better about myself — pull myself out of that awful pain of losing someone — is writing songs about it to get some sort of clarity,” said Taylor.
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8. Jennifer Aniston
“It’s sad, something coming to an end. It cracks you open […] when you try to avoid the pain, it creates greater pain. I’m a human being, having a human experience in front of the world. I wish it weren’t in front of the world. I try really hard to rise above it,” said Aniston about her infamous divorce from Brad Pitt.
9. Robert Pattinson
This “Twilight” breakup was huge news, but Robert Pattinson doesn’t think it was so important after all.
“Sh*t happens, you know? It’s just young people… it’s normal!” said the Twilight star. “The hardest part was talking about it afterwards. Because when you talk about other people, it affects them in ways you can’t predict,” he added.
10. Dennis Quaid
“When you break up, your whole identity is shattered. It’s like death. Next to losing a child, the breakup of a marriage is the hardest thing to go through,” said Quaid about his divorce from wife and costar Meg Ryan.
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“Once you’re back on your feet — if you ever make it back on your feet — that’s the ultimate achievement […] I woke up and I just knew I was over it. It was a different day. I felt different.” said Rihanna.
12. Halle Berry
“We go into marriage thinking it’s going to last forever and that this is our prince on a shiny horse […] that’s what fairytales taught me as a kid,” said Berry. She added: “So when it falls apart it feels like a huge failure and a huge disappointment […] I’ve often felt guilty and responsible. I’ve suffered a lot of pain and anguish.”
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13. Amy Poehler
“Imagine spreading everything you care about on a blanket and then tossing the whole thing up in the air. The process of divorce is about loading that blanket, throwing it up, watching it all spin, and worrying what stuff will break when it lands,” said Poehler about her divorce from Will Arnett.
14. Tina Fey
“I should have known he and I weren’t going to make it when for my seventeenth birthday he gave me a box of microwave popcorn and a used battery tester. You know, to test batteries before I put them in my Walkman. Like you give someone when you’re in love,” said the former SNL star.
What a story!
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15. Kim Kardashian
“I got caught up with the hoopla and the filming of the TV show that when I probably should have ended my relationship, I didn’t know how to and didn’t want to disappoint a lot of people […] it just didn’t turn out to be the fairy tale I had so badly hoped for,” said Kardashian.
16. Uma Thurman
“Someone said to me, ‘It will take you half as long as you were in the relationship before you’ll feel better.’ And I wanted to knock them out cold across the table. Because, of course, I was in agony. And the last thing I wanted to think was that I was going to stay that way,” said Thurman.
Here is a foster mom opening about her heartbreak after the kid got inside her home.