Love is a losing game a late singer once crooned, and for the most part, that tends to be the case. You fall in love, have a great honeymoon period, and then you spend the rest of the time worrying how long it will last before one of you no longer feels "the spark."
Doom and gloom aside, in some cases relationships still go the distance- even if at first it didn't quite work out. Just take these 15 celebrity couples. Many thought their breakups signalled the end of them, but in their cases, they went on to prove that it was never truly over.
Here are 15 celebrity couples who famously rekindled their romances.
1. Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus
They met on the set of the Nicholas Sparks movie, The Last Song and captured the hearts of millions with their effortless chemistry and signature good looks, but after a whirlwind three years, they amicably split, despite getting engaged.
News of their breakup left many perplexed, but with scheduling conflicts keeping them apart for long stretches, it appeared work had gotten in the way of love. However, true love always has a way of returning, and if it's meant to be then it's meant to be, and the gorgeous couple got back together three years later.
2. Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake was initially hesitant to settle down with Jessica Biel after years of being a player, and after an on/off relationship of four years, they split up.
Of course, when it comes to making men stay, the best course of action is to show them what they're missing, and that's what brunette beauty Jessica Biel did when she hooked up with British actor Gerard Butler. Unsurprisingly, Timberlake got all serious and tried desperately to win her back, and they are now happily married with their first child.
3. Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green
Most men would probably agree that dating Megan Fox would be both a dream and a nightmare. You'd be dating the world's hottest woman, and you'd feel like a kid in a sweet shop every day, but you'd also be paranoid about her getting with anyone else or being dumped seeing as she could have any dude she wants, so it's not that surprising that she filed for divorce in 2015 after 11 years with Green.
A surprise pregnancy, however, may have saved Green, because shortly after the pregnancy was announced Fox called off divorce proceedings and they have remained married.
4. Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne
One of TV's most famous married couples have had as many downs as ups over the years, but their marriage came to a standstill in 2015 when rumours of an affair Ozzy was having turned out to be true.
Fiesty, gregarious and unapologetically brazen, you'd think Sharon would have told him to do one, but she surprised many by standing by him, saying, "I couldn't imagine my life without him."
5. Corey Hart and Pink
It's hard to imagine Pink needing a guy in her life, such is her awe-inspiring sassiness, but even women like Pink want that fairytale marriage, and for a while, she had it with the motocross star Corey Hart before they broke up.
As most great artists do, Pink turned her heartbreak into a breakup album, which then led to the two meeting up and talking about it. Deciding to call divorce proceedings off, the couple has been together ever since and now have two kids.
6. Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo
Adam Levine had long been a bachelor content on playing the field, but after meeting the Victoria's Secret and Namibian beauty Behati Prinsloo, Levine fell in love.
Still, after telling her that marriage wasn't for him, things came crashing down, and the two went their separate ways, with the handsome singer finding a scintillating rebound in the form of Nina Agdal, another VS model.
But even Agdal's flawless looks couldn't convince Levine that he could find love again, and he soon went back to Prinsloo and married her.
7. Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson
A powerhouse couple in the 1980s, the fellow thespians were married for six months in 1976 and after a 9-year split rekindled the marriage in 1989 before divorcing once more in 1996.
That said, the couple still has a shared love for their daughter, Dakota Johnson, who has followed in their footsteps by becoming an actress.
8. Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade
After basketball star, Dwyane Wade divorced his childhood sweetheart Siohvaughn Funches and settled on a $5m separation package, Wade got together with the singer Gabrielle Union.
In 2013, they broke up, but Wade seemed determined to make things work because only a year later they were married!
9. Judge Judy and Jerry Sheindlin
As her showbiz name suggests, Judge Judy is no stranger to the courtroom, and she's no doubt presided over many divorces herself, but in 1990 she found herself in a divorce court of a different kind when her 13-year marriage to Jerry Sheindlin came to an end.
Yet only a year later she got back together with him, and they've remained together ever since!
10. Marloes Horst and Alex Pettyfer
British actor Alex Pettyfer's attitude in recent years haven't best pleased his co-stars, with the star famously falling out with Channing Tatum on the set of Magic Mike, and he's yet to land any starring roles since the 2012 flick.
Away from Hollywood, Pettyfer's luck with the ladies has never been in doubt, with the stud dating a string of models over the years, but it seems his relationship with Marloes Horst might well go the distance after they got back together in January 2017 after splitting up the year before.
11. Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge
Meeting at the University of St Andrews, Prince William was wowed by a beautiful art history student called Kate Middleton as she walked down the catwalk for a charity event, and he soon managed to win her over and start a relationship with the brunette beauty.
Of course, dating someone with a public profile as high as a future King of England isn't easy, and the strains on their relationship eventually led to the two separating in 2007. With only a few months apart, the two decided to give things another shot, and the rest is history, with the two now happily married with two adorable children.
12. Jillian Fink and Patrick Dempsey
Patrick Dempsey is every woman's dream, so we can understand why Jillian Fink fell head over heels for him when they first started dating in 1994 after Dempsey visited the hair salon she owned.
However, it was only three years of light flirtation before the two went on their first date, but just two years later they were married. 16 years later, the marriage ended in divorce. but the blonde beauty and Greys Anatomy star were determined to work things out and have so far remained together.
13. Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez
After photos emerged of Justin Bieber reacquainting himself with Selena Gomez in a Los Angeles cafe at the start of November, most presumed they were hanging out as friends because Gomez appeared to have had found love again with hip-hop superstar The Weeknd, but it soon transpired that they were back together after it was confirmed that The Weeknd called off the relationship.
In news that was hard to swallow for Bieblebers, more photos of the couple hanging out were soon published, all but confirming that the Biebs had won back his first love after two years apart.
Still, the news didn't seem to go down well with an unnamed member of Gomez's family, who described Justin to one TMZ reporter as "vile."
14. Pamela Anderson and Rick Salomon
This woman hasn't had it easy when in love, but she still thought things would work out with Rick Salomon, who she married twice.
The first wedding came in 2007, only to divorce a year later before giving it another failed shot in 2014.
15. Eminem and Kim Scott
Like his daughter Hailey, everyone knows about Kim Scott due to her being the muse to many of his lyrics, but as any Eminem fan will testify, his relationship with Kim was a love/hate one, and their two marriages proved this.
The first, which occurred pre-fame, saw the two elope in 1999 but divorce two years later, leading Em to pen a song which imagined what it would be like to murder her...
Somehow, Eminem managed to see love instead of hate and marry her again in 2006. But it didn't last long. In fact, they divorced that same year, with the rap star yet to re-marry.