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No, celebs aren’t like us — they live completely different lives, and we don’t need a deep explainer to prove it. The lives of famous people resemble our own in only a select few ways, and one of those is that they’re just as prone to heartbreak as we are. When we see a long celebrity relationship end or a celebrity marriage end in divorce, many of us know exactly the pain these stars go through. And when they come out on the other side of those painful breakups, we have to admit we’re more curious than ever how this chapter will have changed their minds about what to do next. From Jennifer Aniston and Halle Berry to Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez and more, plenty of celebrities have spoken out about their changed mindset as they re-entered the dating scene after divorce, and we love what they had to say.
We’ve seen many surprising celebrity couples and shocking breakups over the years. And while some prefer to keep their personal lives as private as possible (who could blame them), others are happy to share how they got back into the dating world. What many of these stars have in common is a newfound appreciation for focusing on themselves after divorce — and that they’re much less willing to settle for less.
Of course, every celeb’s situation affects what’s important to them: stars like Berry and Drew Barrymore have spoken about the unique challenges of dating young children, while stars like Demi Moore and Jennifer Lopez have spoken about the importance of to heal their relationships with themselves before you date someone else.
These shots are refreshing, honest and give us a whole new look at how some of the biggest stars navigate their personal lives in public – read on for what each person had to say.