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20 Celebrity Quotes About Breakups To Remind You You’re Not Alone

Celebrities really are just like us. I mean, maybe not when it comes to touring the world promoting multi-million dollar projects (unless, you know, you do that), but things like love and heartbreak are universal experiences. Anyone who's been through it will tell you: Breakups are tough. The end of any relationship can feel like the hardest thing in the world, no matter who's dealing with it or who ended the relationship. At the end of the day, we're all human, and Bad Gal RiRi hurts just as much as you do. These celebrity quotes about breakups prove that just because your life is in the public eye, doesn't mean breakups get any easier.

Whether your relationship just ended, or it's been over for a while now and you need some advice about moving on, these quotes from your favorite celebs can be really insightful. So, dear reader, grab some wine, some chocolate, turn on that new Taylor Swift album, and read through for the best celebrity quotes about breakups. Remember: If Kim Kardashian can meet, marry, and split from Kris Humphries all in one year and later end up in a seemingly happy marriage with four adorable babies, you can get through anything.

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Dating — 20 Celebrity Quotes About Breakups To Remind You You’re Not Alone

1. Reese Witherspoon

"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.'"

Reese Witherspoon to Elle, March 2009

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2. Nick Jonas

"It was first excitement to have freedom to be whoever I wanted to be, be my own person. Then the feeling of being disheartened by what’s out there. Then getting into crazy artist mode and throwing it all out, the good, bad, and ugly. Then meeting people, making a real effort to open up and be free as a person. I’ve met some people that are amazing. And my current situation is that I’m very much single, but I’m trying to be as open to people who can inspire me in some way."

Nick Jonas to Complex, Feb./March 2016 issue

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3. Justin Bieber

"Your girl or your dude, they’re always going to disappoint you. Your full identity can’t be in that person. My identity was in her. Her identity was in me. When stuff would happen, I would lose my freakin’ mind, and she would lose her mind, and we would fight so hard because we were so invested in each other. Love is a choice. Love is not a feeling. People have made it seem in movies that it’s this fairy tale."

Justin Bieber to Complex, November 2015

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4. Lauren Conrad

"There are those breakups that are so bad that you will need a good cry and a pint (or two) of Ben & Jerry’s. Let yourself have what you need. (Note: Hanging with Carrie, Charlotte, Samantha and Miranda will help too.) Let yourself go and let yourself obsess over every little detail of the breakup and the relationship. You will need to do this for yourself. You will need to allow your mind to take it all in so that by the time you get back up on your feet, you know how you feel."

Lauren Conrad, on her website, July 2013

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5. Taylor Swift.

"And you know how it is when you're going through heartbreak. A heartbroken person is unlike any other person. Their time moves at a completely different pace than ours. It's this mental, physical, emotional ache and feeling so conflicted. Nothing distracts you from it. Then time passes, and the more you live your life and create new habits, you get used to not having a text message every morning saying, 'Hello, beautiful. Good morning.' You get used to not calling someone at night to tell them how your day was. You replace these old habits with new habits, like texting your friends in a group chat all day and planning fun dinner parties and going out on adventures with your girlfriends, and then all of a sudden one day you're in London and you realize you've been in the same place as your ex for two weeks and you're fine. And you hope he's fine."

Taylor Swift to Elle, May 2015

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6. Sarah Hyland

"There are two quotes that I want to say. One is a Dylan Thomas poem 'Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light,' which is one of my favorite poems, it just strikes a chord in me. And also Robert Frost's 'The only way out is through'. People have to go through things in order to become the person that they are today, and that's that."

Sarah Hyland to The Meredith Vieira Show, Oct. 2014

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7. Emma Stone

"I was crawling on the floor. I remember throwing up. I remember being on the floor... I have never felt anything quite like that. 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."

Emma Stone to Interview, August 2012

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8. Rihanna

"When I was in love, I fell so hard. I was really, really, really in love. The way it made me feel was priceless. And in a blink of an eye my whole life changed. Everything that I knew was different. I never thought I'd feel that pain in my life. I'm afraid of feeling that again."

Rihanna to Harper's Bazaar, July 2012

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9. Oprah Winfrey

"No, it doesn’t feel good. It doesn’t feel good in this moment, but in the future, it’s the thing that’s going to light you up so you can stay lit! When you look at the thing, the deeper the heartache, the more you needed to learn, and that’s actually the truth... Every heartache is there to teach you something about yourself."

Oprah Winfrey to Vibe, June 2018

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10. Lady Gaga

"I learned that my sadness never destroyed what was great about me. You just have to go back to that greatness, find that one little light that's left. I'm lucky I found one little glimmer stored away."

Lady Gaga to Harper's Bazaar, Feb. 2014

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11. Priyanka Chopra

"[Heartbreak is] always a b*tch, it’s always horrible, it’s always painful and it will always be painful for everyone. But you must realize what you want for yourself. I’ve set high standards for myself. And I don’t like to settle for anything in any aspect of my life, personal or professional.

Priyanka Chopra to Filmfare.com, Feb. 2018

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12. Nicki Minaj

"Queen, know your worth. You were a Queen before him. You’ll be a Queen after him. He can’t make or break you. Being equally yoked is what you should strive for. Spirituality is key. Once your spirit can soar on its own, then you are ready to 'allow' him the privilege of your time."

Nicki Minaj on Twitter, May 2018

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13. Bella Hadid

"It was my first breakup — or second, next to the horse — and so public. As an outsider, you might think I handled it so well, but it’s always in your heart, and you always feel it very heavily. It’ll be hard for a while. Love hurts, but you have to pull through."

Bella Hadid to Teen Vogue, Feb, 2017

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14. Katy Perry

"There are two ways you can go: You can either nurture yourself or go destructive. I have gone down the destructive path before, and that didn’t work for me. You dig deep beyond those scars and find that soft tissue again, and you massage and nurture it and bring it to life, little by little, through serving yourself well. I did it through hikes and vitamins and therapy and prayer and good friends."

Katy Perry to Marie Claire, Dec. 2013

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15. Ryan Reynolds

"Anyone who gets divorced goes through a lot of pain, but you come out of it. I'm not out of it yet. At all. But I sense that as I do come through it, there's optimism. How can there not be? I don't think I want to get married again, but you always reevaluate these things. Any kind of crisis can be good. It wakes you up."

Ryan Reynolds to Details, May 2011, per Popsugar

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16. Kaitlyn Bristowe

"When I was with Shawn, I knew what I wanted and I knew what I deserved. I also knew I was happy on my own. I think that's what made the transition out of the relationship into doing my own thing a little easier — I felt empowered. I was nervous to date again only because people follow me, and I didn't know when it was too soon to share something.
But I see a therapist and am constantly working on myself. I will actually give a lot of credit to the show for digging deep into who I was and what I've been through in relationships and what I want. You just learn a lot about yourself through that process."

Kaitlyn Bristowe to Cosmopolitan, May 2019

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17. Kim Kardashian

"I think you have different soul mates throughout your life, that your soul needs different things at different times. I do believe in love. I will always believe in love, but my idea has changed from what I’ve always thought."

Kim Kardashian to Cosmopolitan U.K., April 2012, per People

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18. Ben Higgins

"It's like, when you get engaged, I truly was so excited about the idea that I'm gonna spend the rest of my life with this person. But I think I don't want to be hurt again. Like, I desire a relationship and I dream of kids and I dream of family and I dream of being a good dad and a good husband, but I also have to get to a place where I'm excited about dating, and I'm not."

Ben Higgins on The Bachelor Winter Games

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19. Halsey

"Reminder to self: Happiness is not a replacement for misery. It’s an addition. Pain will always be there. But that’s okay. U allow happiness to join as another option. So when the time comes, it’s there waiting, existing; a possibility for when you’re ready to choose."

Halsey on Twitter, Oct. 2018

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20. Anna Camp

"I think only recently, am I now actually finding me as Anna, which has been really exciting in my life. It’s been really scary and liberating at the same time. I’m 36 years old, I’ve had some life changes go on. And I feel more me than I ever, ever have. So, it’s a vulnerable place to be, but it’s also very empowering."

Anna Camp to Us Weekly, Aug. 2019

When a relationship ends, all the feelings of loss that follow are totally valid. Moving on isn't easy, and it might not happen overnight, but remember: You're a gem, and you deserve to be happy. Don't settle for anything less than exactly the kind of relationship you want.

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