17 Star Couples Who Survived Rocky Relationships (PHOTOS)

Divorce may seem like the latest Hollywood trend, but not all celebrity couples break it off when the going gets tough. Many star pairs hit rough patches, but they dug in their heels and worked it out and they're still together today. Others took a break, then reconnected for more romance.

Even some of Hollywood's most notorious on-again, off-again duos are living out their happily ever afters as husband and wife. Prime example: basketball star Dwayne Wade and actress Gabrielle Union, now married. Find out who else fought for love and put a ring on it.


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  • Adam Levine & Behati Prinsloo


    Levine and model Prinsloo got together in 2012, just two months after he broke up with one of her besties. Less than a year later, the Maroon 5 frontman ditched Prinsloo in favor of supermodel Nina Agdal — but not for long. Levine reportedly dumped Agdal via text message and proposed to Prinsloo, all within two months. Levine and Prinsloo married in 2014 and have been modeling good married behavior since.   

  • Justin Timberlake & Jessica Biel


    It's a good thing Timberlake knows how to bring sexy back. After dating for three years, he and Biel split amid cheating rumors in 2011. The hot couple quickly kissed and made up, then tied the knot in October 2012. Timberlake and Biel welcomed their first child, son Silas, in April 2015. 

  • Gabrielle Union & Dwyane Wade


    Marriage wasn't a slam dunk for these two. Dating since 2009, Union and Wade took a break for a few months in 2013. During the split, he got another woman pregnant. Union took him back despite the slip up. They got engaged in December 2013 and married the following September.  

  • Prince William & Kate Middleton


    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's romance was not without some royal pains. After dating for four years, the duo split in 2007, instead of getting engaged as many expected. The separation was short-lived. They reunited within a few months, got engaged in 2010 and married the next year. The royal pair now have a little prince and princess of their own, George and Charlotte. 

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  • Snoop Dogg & Shante Broadus


    Snoop Dogg and his longtime love, Shante Broadus, have been married for more than a quarter of a century, but they almost didn't make it that long. The rapper filed for divorce from his high school sweetheart back in 2004. The rift didn't last, however, and the couple, who have three kids, renewed their vows in 2008. Fo shizzle!

  • Nick & Vanessa Lachey


    Lachey and his future wife hooked up in 2006 after she starred in his "What's Left of Me" music video, but their romance required some editing. They called it quits in 2009, reunited shortly after, and said "I do" in 2011. Since then, Mr. and Mrs. Lachey have had two kids, Camden and Brooklyn. 

  • Big Boi & Sherlita Patton


    Outkast rapper Big Boi and wife Patton split in 2013, after 11 years of marriage. The highly contentious divorce took a surprising turn in 2014, however, when they stopped the proceedings and got back together. The reunited lovebirds have two kids.   

  • Pink & Carey Hart


    The colorful couple separated just two years after their 2006 marriage. The break was short-lived, however. By the time Pink's hit single "So What," about the split debuted in 2009, the rocker and motorcycle racer were already cozying back up. Pink and Hart had daughter Willow Sage two years later.

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  • Natalie Wood & Robert Wagner


    Hollywood's 1950s stars Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner married in 1957, at the height of their fame, then divorced six years later. They both married and had kids with other people before remarrying in 1976, saying they had never stopped loving each other. They were still married in 1981, when Wood mysteriously drowned in the waters off Santa Catalina island. 

  • Catherine Zeta-Jones & Michael Douglas


    Married since 2000, Zeta-Jones and Douglas's union hit a snag in 2013, reportedly because she was struggling with bipolar disorder and he was dealing with tongue cancer. The veteran actors separated but got back together the next year. "I love Catherine as much, more than I ever have," Douglas said in 2015. The couple has two kids. 

  • Kobe & Vanessa Bryant


    Vanessa stood by husband Bryant in 2003 when the NBA star was accused -- and later acquitted -- of sexual assult. She got a giant purple diamond ring in return. She stopped standing by her man in 2011, however, filing for divorce. The couple ultimately decided to keep their courtship going. They have two daughters.

  • Danny DeVito & Rhea Perlman


    Trouble in paradise? DeVito and Perlman shocked everyone by splitting in October 2012 after 30 years -- yes, 30 years! -- of marriage. The acting vets thankfully had a change of heart, reuniting the next year. 

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  • NeNe & Gregg Leakes


    If at first you don't succeed... Real Housewives of Atlanta star Nene Leakes and her hubby were married for 13 years before divorcing in 2011. Just eight months after the divorce was finalized, Greg Leakes proposed to his former bride. The two tied the knot for the second time in 2013. 

  • Richard Pryor & Jennifer Lee Pryor


    Comedian Pryor first married actress Lee in August 1981, but their union only lasted 14 months. They reunited 19 years later, marrying in June 2001. He died in 2005. Lee wasn't Pryor's only two-time wife. In the years when they were apart, he married and divorced actress Flynn Belaine twice.  

  • Hugh & Crystal Hefner


    The Hefners' May-December romance almost didn't happen. The Playmate got cold feet five days before she was supposed to wed the Playboy founder, who is 60 years her senior, in June 2011. They made up, married on New Year's Eve 2012 at the Playboy Mansion, and have been living "hoppily" ever after since. 

  • Kristin Cavallari & Jake Cutler


    Reality star Cavallari and football star Cutler, who started dating in 2010, called off their engagement the following summer. They rekindled their flame a few months later and wed in June 2013. The couple has been busy since -- they have two young sons and a baby girl on the way.  

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  • Heidi & Spencer Pratt


    The Hills alums wed in 2009, but the newlywed phase didn't last long. Heidi filed for divorce in July 2010. She changed her mind after a romantic Costa Rican vacation together. 

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