Brad & Jen, Nick & Jessica: Celebrity Breakups We Can't Get Over

July 21, 2011 By:
Brad & Jen, Nick & Jessica: Celebrity Breakups We Can't Get Over

Nothing is worse or harder than a breakup. There's the denial, the hope that it will still work out, and then weeks of lying in bed, looking at old photos and eating Ben & Jerry's. And then, suddenly, you realize: Brad and Jen will never get back together. Somehow, you learn to move on with your life. But you'll never truly get over it, will you?

There are some celebrity couples that are so cute/powerful/beautiful, we can't take it when they decide to split. Sometimes, the breakup is so scandalous, that years later, we're still talking about it. We're counting down the top celebrity breakups we just can't get over.

Justin Timberlake & Britney Spears: They've been through several comebacks and a budding acting career, but we still can't get over this 90s pop music couple. Justin has dated Cameron Diaz, Jessica Biel, and is rumored to have hooked up with a bevy of Hollywood beauties. But even recently, Timberlake made headlines when he talked about his ex, so it's obvious we're still interested in what could have been. Can you imagine these two dating nowadays? It just doesn't seem to fit. But still, the image of those matching denim jumpsuits will always be burned in my mind.

Nick Lachey & Jessica Simpson: They were so adorable on Newlyweds and when Jessica announced Nick was her first, we just knew these two would beat the odds and be together forever. Boy, were we stupid. With a creepy, meddling father and a blossoming career, this couple just couldn't make it. Even though they've both found love again, we can't help constantly comparing their romances. I still remember Jessica wearing that shawl and pulling Nick's arm in the show's opening. Damn you, crazy kids, why couldn't you have worked it out?

Reese Witherspoon & Ryan Phillippe: Reese and Ryan made such cute kids and still seem to be friendly, we just don't get why it couldn't have worked out. They were a typical Hollywood power couple, but amidst rumors of infidelity, they decided to split. Five years later, and every dating story about Ryan Phillippe always includes the phrase: "Ryan has two children with ex Reese Witherspoon." We'll never get over it.

Courteney Cox & David Arquette: We are so in denial over this one. Even they're in denial. The couple has separated, but they have nothing but wonderful things to say about each other and still hang out frequently. So what's the problem? According to Courtney, it's that David wants to have sex with her too much. Again, so what's the problem?

Brad Pitt & Jennifer Aniston: Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston's divorce is a hard one to top. Oh sure, when Jen is mentioned in a Brangelina story, everyone's all, "come on, aren't we over this by now?" But you all know every time you see a photo of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie together, you picture Jennifer Aniston looking at the same picture, slouched over her laptop, asking herself how the hell this happened. It was one of the most scandalous divorces of all time, and somehow, Angelina is still loved by the public. And even though Aniston never asked for pity, people kept urging her to stop feeling sorry for herself. Angelina Jolie is so hot, she stole someone's husband and people hated the wife. No woman should be allowed to be that good-looking. I don't think we will ever get over this one.