Even though celebrities seem to exist in another world, you still can’t help but feel a bit shaken up when couples you love decide to part ways.
No matter how much time passes and how many kids they have with their new spouse, sometimes you still wonder if maybe there’s a chance they’ll find their way back to their ex. Here are a few of our favorite couples who we wish would reunite.
Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake
These two were the ultimate early ’00s power couple. Tween hearts all over the world broke when they split. They wore matching all-denim ensembles! If that doesn’t scream true love, what does? While they’ve been broken up since 2002 and each has kids with other people (Timberlake is now married to Jessica Biel) we can still hold out hope that they eventually end up back together in holy pop star matrimony.
Demi Lovato and Wilmer Valderrama
The couple lasted for six years, and Lovato regularly gave Valderrama credit for his support during her struggles with self-harm, depression, and disordered eating. Though they publicly expressed that the breakup was a loving one and that they’re better as friends, we still think these two are meant for each other. He even helped ring in her 25th birthday with her.
Anna Faris and Chris Pratt
The funny duo shocked the world when they announced their split this summer. Rumors swirled about what caused the split, but regardless, we hope the pair gets back together. They were total #relationshipgoals!
Heidi Klum and Seal
They made an adorable couple, plus they threw legendary Halloween parties. We hope the singer and the supermodel reunite eventually.
Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey
Another classic early ’00s pair, their reality show Newlyweds brought hours of entertainment, as well as timeless catch phrases like “is this chicken or is this fish?” that will remain a part of our lexicon forever. They’ve both moved on and are married and parents to adorable kids, but we can still reminisce about the good ole days.
Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr
The supermodel and the actor dropped a bombshell when they announced their split after three years of marriage. They’re still on good terms, but we need this genetically blessed pair to be together again.
Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert
We still don’t know exactly what caused Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert’s split, but they announced it and just a few days later their divorce was finalized, so it seems like they were pretty sure about things. Regardless, we would love to see this country power pair work things out eventually.
While many of these couples have moved on and met other people, we can still hold out hope that they’ll find their way back to each other someday!
Lauren Levine is a freelance writer who has contributed to publications and websites including The Charlotte Observer, U.S. News & World Report, American Way magazine, The Huffington Post, Hello Giggles, Bustle, Thrillist, Thought Catalog, and others.