Celebrity break-up quotes to help heal your broken heart

By Kara Byers April 7, 2016
If Jen can recover from the Brad breakup, you can get over yours

So you’re in splitsville, heal your broken heart with these dos and don’ts quotes from stars. 

We've all been through it and we all have our own ways of coping, whether it's retail therapy or time with the girls. From the importance of coming out on top (nod to Liz Taylor and Reese Witherspoon), to the power of a good mope (thanks Jennifer Aniston) to how absolutely crucial it is to not cut your hair (Alexa Chung you’re a genius).

Here are seven celebs on how to deal with a break-up...

  • Wallow…

Enjoy your ice cream

"Am I lonely? Yes. Am I upset? Yes. Am I confused? Yes. Do I have my days when I've thrown a little pity party for myself? Absolutely. But I'm also doing really well. I'd be a robot if I said I didn't feel moments of anger, of hurt, of embarrassment… [but] You joke and say, 'What doesn't kill you makes you stronger.'"

Jennifer Aniston

Jen and Brad were married for five yearsJen was with Brad for seven years. 
  • But only for a limited time…

Get that 'hottest ex girlfriend' bod

"You can allow yourself 72 hours of wallowing time. Then you've got to get into the gym, stop eating the ice cream and move on."

Jennifer Love Hewitt

Jennifer Love Hewitt and Jamie Kennedy

Jennifer dated her Ghost Whisperer co-star Jamie Kennedy for almost a year 


  • Then woman up…

Put on some sass

“Pour yourself a drink, put some lipstick on and pull yourself together"

Liz Taylor

The ultimate couple Liz Taylor and Richard Burton divorced twice

Liz Taylor and Richard Burton divorced each other, twice


  • Stay gracious

Stay gracious

You see a lot of people play this blame game. Blame, blame, blame. You know? And it's a really easy thing to do, and I'm certainly guilty of it. [You have to] look at yourself and go, 'What part of this do I need to own? Which part of this is my responsibility?' And that's the painful work that you have to go through to hopefully get some real life knowledge out of it."

Reese Witherspoon

reese witherspoon and ryan phillippe were married for seven years

Reese was married to Ryan Phillipe for eight years 


  • Don’t do anything drastic to your look

Don't do a Britney

"Hair is so linked to how we feel and everyone goes for something radical after a break-up, but my advice if you've suffered heartbreak or you’ve broken up with someone is not to touch your hair. It's the first thing women do but you're not in a fit state to make long-term decisions. You'll have to spend four years growing it out. Buy a lipstick instead. Go and kiss loads of other people, but don't f***ing touch your hair."

Alexa Chung

Alexa and Alex at Glastonbury 2008

Alexa dated Arctic Monkeys lead singer Alex Turner for four years 


  • Don't forget, it is what it is

Don't fall apart

"I’m not sure what the future holds but I do know that I’m going to be positive and not wake up feeling desperate. As my dad said 'Nic, it is what it is, it’s not what it should have been, not what it could have been, it is what it is.'"

Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman and ex husband Tom Cruise

Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise were married for ten years 


  • You’ll find someone better

There are so many awesome fish in the sea

“Sometimes good things fall apart so better things could fall together"

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe One of the sexiest women of all time, Marilyn Monroe was no stranger to heartbreak 


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