In an example of how stars really are like us, some celebrities, just like regular humans, have a hard time letting go of their past loves. Or they just love drama. See? Definitely like us. These nine couples have broken up and gotten back together so many times it's hard to keep track. One of them probably just had amazing make up sex while another yelled "ROT IN YELL!" and slammed a door just in the time it took to write this.
1. Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth met in 2009, making the movie The Last Song. Rumors they were dating were confirmed when the pair hit the red carpet together in March 2010, but in August they broke up, reportedly because Miley was "super focused on her work" but also because Miley was, hi, 17 years old. By September they were on again, but then in November, off again. According to E!, they were "hanging out" again in March 2011, and in December that year, they attended the CNN Heroes Gala together. In June 2012, they got engaged, and things seemed great for a while. And then in August 2013, Cyrus gave her infamous performance at the MTV Video Music Awards, which supposedly "embarrassed" Hemsworth, so in September 2013, they called off their engagement. Done. Goodbye forever.
Wait, only goodbye for a while, because then they spent 2015 New Year's together in Australia (where Hemsworth's from, mate) and Cyrus put on that old engagement ring again. And even though there is all sorts of speculation of problems in their newly-rekindled relationship, they remain, as of now, together.
This on/off stuff might seem familiar to Miley, since her parents Tish and Billy Ray Cyrus had a similar dynamic. They got married in 1993, but filed for divorce in 2010. But they called off the divorce, only to file for divorce again in 2013. But after some couples therapy, they called of the divorce (again) and they are, as of now, still together.
2. Pamela Anderson and Rick Salomon
Pamela Anderson married and divorced Rick Salomon twice (in 2007 and 2014) and neither time lasted even a year. This is the same gross guy who married Shannen Doherty (again, for less than a year) and who made that sex tape with Paris Hilton.
3. Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee
Pamela Anderson is a repeat offender—not only did she marry Rick Salomon twice, she had a classic on again/off again relationship with Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee (she's also a repeat offender in the getting married in a bikini department). She married Lee in February 1995, after knowing him for about four days. The wedding was spur of the moment (surprise!)—they wed on a beach, with Anderson in a bikini, and eight guests in attendance. The marriage lasted three years and they had two sons together, Brandon Thomas Lee and Dylan Jagger Lee.
But their story doesn't end there. Although they divorced in 1998, they got back together briefly after Lee got out of prison, where he served four months for assaulting Anderson while she was holding one of their kids. But they eventually split again in 2001. Third time's the charm? Nope. They reconciled and split again in 2008. She still calls him the love of her life, though.
4. Katy Perry and John Mayer
Katy Perry and John Mayer started dating in June 2012, then broke up in August. But they got back together in September, and things seemed pretty good until March 2013, when they broke up for a few months and then got back together in June. They even wrote and sang a song together called "Who You Love," complete with romantic video.
Rumors began to swirl of a possible engagement, because Perry was seen a few times wearing a ring on her ring finger. Then, uh-oh, they broke up in February 2014. But they continued to occasionally hang out together all through 2015, each time leading to rumors they were back together, but then they ended it (again) in July. In September, they were seen holding hands at their friend Alison Williams' wedding, but they swore they weren't together-together. Then in December 2015, they were spotted out dancing together until the wee morning hours. So who the hell knows, honestly.
5. Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton met filming Cleopatra in 1963, and apparently their first kiss lasted so long, director Joseph L. Mankiewicz had to ask them if it was OK to call cut. And they just kept on kissing. As Taylor said, "Richard and I had an incredible chemistry together. We couldn't get enough of each other." One slight problem was that they were both already married to other people (in fact, Taylor was already on her fourth husband). Even the Vatican condemned their affair, calling it "erotic vagrancy" (which could be your new band name).
Taylor and Burton got married in 1964, but after 10 years of fighting and alcoholism, they split up, after Burton cheated on Taylor with a younger co-star (ouch). In the summer of 1975, they met up ostensibly to discuss their financial affairs, but they "ended up weeping in each other’s arms" (and probably not about their finances). So in August, they declared that they were in love again, and they remarried in October. But almost immediately they fell back into the familiar pattern of fighting and making up. They divorced for the second (and final) time in July 1976, and both soon remarried (Burton just three weeks after the split). In 1983, the pair did a play together, and announced that they were going to try to give their relationship another shot. But reviews for the play were so bad that Taylor simply didn't show up one night, making Burton so mad he married his assistant. How mad do you have to be to get revenge by marrying someone else? Very, very mad. And he died a year later, making the chances of them getting back together very, very slim.
6. Jude Law and Sienna Miller
Jude Law and Sienna Miller started dating in 2003, after meeting on the set of the remake of Alfie. The got engaged in 2004, but in 2005, Law thought it might be a good idea to have affair with the nanny of his kids from his previous wife, Sadie Frost. Still, they tried to work things out, but in November 2006 they split up. However, they rekindled their romance in December of 2009, only to break up for good in February 2011.
7. Minka Kelly and Chris Evans
Minka Kelly and Chris Evans dated briefly in 2007. They started dating again in September 2012, but that ended a little more than a year later, in October 2013. At that point, Kelly's friends reportedly didn't like Chris, because they thought he was "playing" her, while Evans' friends didn't like Kelly, because she'd allegedly hurt him too much in their first breakup in 2007. Sounds healthy! It looked like they were giving it another chance in September 2015, after they spent Labor Day together, and they got back together for real in January 2016. No word on if they're still together now.
8. Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson
Melanie Griffith met Don Johnson on the set of the 1973 movie, The Harrad Experiment. She was an extra, but her mother, Tippi Hedren, was Johnson's co-star. Griffith was 14 and Johnson was 22. She moved in with him (yes, at the age of 14) and they lived together until she was 18, in 1976, when they got married. And then they got divorced six months later.
Both Griffith and Johnson struggled with substance abuse and addiction issues. In 1988, Griffith went into rehab, and upon getting out, she and Johnson got back together. In 1989, she got pregnant (with their daughter Dakota) and she and Johnson remarried. But they separated (again) in 1994, briefly reconciled, but split for good in 1995, when she filed for divorce. And that was the end of that. She married Antonio Banderas in 1996, but they divorced in 2014. They reunited in 2015, to see their daughter Dakota host SNL. Maybe it's time to give ol' Don a try again.
9. Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez
OK, get ready, pull up a chair. Here we go.
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez met in 2009, held hands at a breakfast in December 2010, and were spotted kissing on a yacht in January 2011. They made their relationship official in February 2011, when they attended the annual Vanity Fair Oscars party together. They had some rocky patches, including him being named in a paternity lawsuit, but they lasted until November 2012, when they split due to their hectic schedules, according to a "source." They spent New Years together on vacation, but in January 2013, they were definitely broken up. Then in April, she flew to Norway to see him, and he posted an Instagram of them together. And in May, she was spotted kissing him (but on the cheek only) backstage at the Billboard Music Awards. They spent the Fourth of July together, but later that month, Selena told Ryan Seacrest she was single. Hmmm.
In January 2014, Justin posted another cryptic Instagram of them together, and in March, Bieber posted some Instagram videos (now deleted) of them dirty dancing together. By June they were definitely, for sure on again. But they broke up a little while later in Paris. In November, Gomez released a song and video that was definitely about Bieber. Two weeks later, she released two more. But in December she stated they were definitely not together. In January 2015 Gomez got a new boyfriend, but she also got dinner with Justin. In November 2015, they seemed sort of back on? They asked to sit together at the AMAs but it didn't happen. He released his fourth album, Purpose, and told Ellen DeGeneres that three of the songs were about Selena, and that he'd never stop loving Selena. And that was the end of that.
OR WAS IT? Whew. Good god, it better be, because this shit is exhausting, even for people not in the relationship.