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So Much For Not Being A Hollaback Girl: Celebrity Rebound Relationships

By Jodi Smith | Celebrity | November 3, 2015 |

By Jodi Smith | Celebrity | November 3, 2015 |

Word on the street (gossip sites and blurry photos) is Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton are recovering from their divorces by dating each other. It isn’t surprising that there are many, many other celebrity rebound relationships on the books. After all, when you are Famous, you do not need time out of relationships to work on yourself. The Famous are clearly Perfect already, duh.

1. Sean Penn and Scarlett Johansson
Penn was divorcing Robin Wright and Johansson was divorcing Ryan Reynolds. Johansson must have been sick of handsome and charming, so she dipped her toes into arrogant and abusive. The relationship lasted 5 months. Johansson is now married and has a daughter.

2. Jessica Simpson and John Mayer
Simpson was ending her marriage to Nick Lachey. Mayer was just waiting in the wings for someone else to bang and then talk about in the media afterward. The relationship didn’t last, but Mayer later gave us the phrase “sexual napalm” in an interview about Simpson. Asshole. Simpson is now married with two children.

3. Katy Perry and John Mayer
Perry and Russell Brand were ending their marriage when Mayer was nice enough to step in. These two are still on and off, as they were spotted together as recently as September. Luckily for Perry, Mayer learned his lesson about running his mouth about his relationships.

4. Renee Zellweger and Kenny Chesney
Zellweger and Jack White had just ended their relationship when she met Chesney at a tsunami relief benefit. That was in January. They were married in May and then she filed for an annulment in September. Ain’t love short-lived and possibly a huge mistake in hindsight?

5. Jennifer Love Hewitt and Jamie Kennedy
Love Hewitt had a broken engagement with Scottish actor Ross McCall, so she fell into the arms of Kennedy. As one does. That relationship didn’t last, but Love Hewitt is now married and has two children.

6. Jesse James and Kat Von D
After James cheated on Sandra Bullock with multiple skags, Kat Von D was the only woman on Earth willing to date the guy publicly. Unfortunately, there were still lots of skanks willing to bang James in secret and Von D called off their engagement. James is now married to professional drag racer Alexis DeJoria. Von D was last linked with Deadmau5. I think.

7. Leonardo DiCaprio and Blake Lively
DiCaprio had dropped model girlfriend Bar Refaeli, so he snapped up Lively for about five months. I’m guessing neither of them did anything heinous for the relationship to end, but DiCaprio is back on his model diet and Lively is married and has a daughter. With Ryan Reynolds.

8. Madonna and Jesus Luz
Madonna was fresh off of her divorce from Guy Ritchie and Luz was fresh off college or some shit. Kid was 23. At any rate, the age difference and Luz’s mother allegedly disapproving of the relationship led to the pair’s split.

9. Kate Hudson and Owen Wilson
Hudson and Wilson met while filming You, Me and Dupree and, depending on who you believe, their affair caused her divorce from Chris Robinson or it began after that split. At any rate, the pair dated on and off before Hudson moved on.

10. Kate Hudson and Dax Shepard
Hudson and Shepard started dating after her split from Wilson. After a couple of months, the relationship was over. Shepard met Kristen Bell in 2007 and the pair are now married with two children. Hudson recently split from fiance Matthew Bellamy. She has one child with ex-husband Robinson and one with Bellamy.

Jodi Smith is a Senior Reporter, Film & Television at Pajiba. You can email her or follow her on Twitter.