10 Celebs Whose Rebound Relationships Went Belly Up (PHOTOS)

Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Martin were a blink-and-you-missed-them rebound couple. The 24-year-old Hunger Games actress and the Coldplay singer, 37, surprised everyone when they got together back in August after ending long-term relationships with other people. Chris famously announced his "uncoupling" from wife Gwyneth Paltrow in March, while Jen split from boyfriend Nicholas Hoult in August.

And while their two-month romance was reportedly serious, apparently Jennifer couldn’t handle Chris' tight-knit friendship with his ex and decided to end things. "Everyone jumped the gun with this romance," a source told People.

However, Chris and Jen are hardly the first celeb duo to quickly couple up after a major divorce/breakup, only to have their new relationship fall apart too. Take a look at these other A-listers whose rebound romances were short-lived.

Which breakup surprised you the most?


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  • Leonardo DiCaprio

    1

    They were only together for five months, but who can forget the only relationship Leonardo DiCaprio has had in recent years with a woman who isn't a supermodel? After ending things in May 2011 with swimsuit model Bar Refaeli, his on-off girlfriend of five years, Leo fell under the spell of Blake Lively just weeks later. However, after their romance fizzled out, the 39-year-old actor returned to his modelizing ways, while Blake is now expecting her first child with husband Ryan Reynolds.

  • Scarlett Johansson

    2

    Scarlett Johansson's short-lived romance with Sean Penn began only a few months after the 29-year-old actress announced her split from husband Ryan Reynolds in the spring of 2011. Reportedly, Scarlett chased after the Mystic River actor following his divorce from wife Robin Wright, but apparently the 24-year age difference proved too difficult for the couple to overcome. They called it quits after only four months together.

  • Britney Spears

    3

    Britney Spears has had her share of romance highs and lows in the past few years. After mutually ending her one-year engagement from Jason Trawick in March 2013, the pop singer quickly rebounded two months later with bartender David Lucado. And while the two managed to make it work for over a year, their relationship quickly went down in flames when the news that David had cheated on Britney with a porn star became public.

  • Kate Hudson

    4

    When Kate Hudson split from rocker Chris Robinson, her husband of six years, in 2006, she quickly found herself in not just one but two rebound relationships. At the time of her divorce from Chris, Kate began an intense relationship with her You, Me, and Dupree co-star Owen Wilson that lasted for a little less than a year before the 35-year-old actress reportedly left him for Dax Shepard, whom she dated for a few months following that. Luckily for Kate, she since seems to have found lasting love in the form of a three-year relationship with Muse frontman Matthew Bellamy.

  • Jennifer Lopez

    5

    After separating from Marc Anthony in 2011, Jennifer Lopez quickly rebounded four months later with much younger back-up dancer Casper Smart. However, after two and a half years together (and one transsexual cheating scandal), JLo and her boy-toy seem finally done for good. Still despite three failed marriages under her belt, Jennifer is still optimistic about her love life: "I am totally single. It's not going to be forever. Someone great will come along," she said recently.

  • Jesse James

    6

    Once a cheater, always a cheater! That's the lesson Kat Von D should have learned when she first got together with notorious womanizer Jesse James. After Jesse's marriage to third wife Sandra Bullock ended in 2010 after reports of his infidelity came to light, the reality star quickly hooked up with fellow TV personality and tattoo enthusiast Kat Von D. The couple's on-off relationship lasted over a year before Kat announced that they were through and accused Jesse of cheating on her with 19 different women. Jesse went on to marry his fourth wife, professional drag racer Alexis DeJoria in 2013. Let's hope the fourth time is the charm for him.

  • Reese Witherspoon

    7

    Reese Witherspoon may be happily married these days, but things weren't always so sunny in the romance department for America's Sweetheart. After her marriage to Ryan Phillippe ended in 2007, Reese quickly rebounded a few months later with Jake Gyllenhaal, whom she met while filming Rendition. However, it wasn't meant to be, and two years later, the couple parted ways, with Reese again rebounding quickly into the arms of her second husband Jim Toth.

  • Kim Kardashian

    8

    If there's one thing Kim Kardashian has a talent for, it's how to move on after a failed romance! After ending her relationship with football player Reggie Bush in 2010, the reality star quickly became hot and heavy with basketball player Kris Humphries, whom she married and infamously divorced in October 2011. Five months after that, Kim went public with her relationship with Kanye West, which, luckily for her, seems to be faring much better.

  • Liam Hemsworth

    9

    Liam Hemsworth may have leaned on friend Jennifer Lawrence for emotional support when he ended his engagement to fiancé Miley Cyrus in September 2013, but it was Mexican actress Eiza Gonzalez, who, ahem, provided him with romantic support. The couple was seen making out the very same month that Liam and Miley announced their split. Alas, a few weeks later, things cooled off between Liam and Eiza, after he supposedly discovered that she was just using him for his celebrity.

  • Jennifer Aniston

    10

    Considering that her ex-husband Brad Pitt allegedly got together with Angelina Jolie while still married to her, can you blame Jennifer Aniston for moving on shortly after filing for divorce from Brad? Reportedly, back in 2005, Jen rebounded with Vince Vaughn, her co-star in the film The Break-Up. However, after a year together, the couple went through their very own real-life breakup. These days, Jen seems content with her relationship with Justin Theroux, whom she started dating in 2012.

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