At some point or another, we all go through a breakup, but how we deal with them often varies. Some people cry on the couch, eat ice cream, exercise, or use work as a distraction. From Jennifer Lopez to Zoe Saldana, check out how these celebs handled their breakups:
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Puerto Rican singer Jennifer Lopez has always been the eternal optimist when it comes to love. The 44-year-old singer has been through divorce more than once and recently called it quits with her 27-year-old backup dancer boyfriend, Casper Smart. But Lopez is doing fine and has decided to focus on promoting her A.K.A. album, which will be released on June 17, rather than sulking in what went wrong.
Breakups can be painful and Cameron Diaz can attest to that with her split from baseball star Alex Rodriguez in 2011. “When I was going through a bit of a heartbreak a little while ago, I said to a friend, 'Wow, this really hurts!' And he said to me, 'That just shows you what your capacity for loving is,'" Cameron explained. "I would rather have my heart broken a thousand times than never to love at all. I have so much love to give — I’m not empty of love, I’m full of love.” Cameron is full of love and with love comes heartbreak.
And how did this blonde beauty get over A-Rod you might ask? Pampering and keeping busy, she was in the Big Apple getting her nails done soon after they split. When trying to mend a broken heart go get pampered, it may make you feel better. But stay away from trying to get a new cut or dye your hair, now that’s a bad idea!
When relationships involve cheating, it's safe to say it will likely not end well. This was the case with Adrienne Bailon when she found she couldn’t keep up with Rob Kardashian anymore after finding out he cheated on her. Rob refused to give up easy, so at the time of the break up her way of getting over it was making up a fake boyfriend to email Rob so that he leave her alone.
Adrienne said of the infamous email, “That was written by me and my girl sitting on the sofa one day deciding to ourselves, 'Well, how can we make him stop calling me?’ I got left alone. I think it worked!” Sometimes break ups can be complicated and while maybe making up a fake boyfriend isn’t always the best solution, when a relationship is toxic, make sure you get the space you need.
After being in a relationship for over a decade, how do you get over that? Zoe Saldana would be the best person to look to for answers. When talking about her failed relationship with Keith Britton she said, “…when it didn’t work [with Britton] it was heartbreaking for the both of us, but it’s life.” If you want to follow in Zoe’s footsteps the best way to get over a break up is to work, work, work. After her break up with Britton she was seen presenting at the 2011 Latin Grammy Awards, as well as working on her film Colombiana, which kept her very busy. While going through a breakup one of the things you can do is stay occupied with work, it keeps your mind off the heartbreak.
Cheating can leave a woman bitter and angry, but not Eva Longoria. When asked about love and relationships she says, “The truth is, I should be angry, resentful, and disillusioned about relationships. But I’m not.” The best way for her to get over her breakup with San Antonio Spurs player Tony Parker was to not hold resentment towards her ex for cheating on her, and being secure within herself. Sometimes you ask was it me or could I have done something differently, but let Eva lead by example and show you when a man cheats don’t put the blame on yourself, just move on.