15 Celebs who Changed Completely after a Breakup

Going through a breakup is hard as it is. Now, imagine if you had to do it in the spotlight. When celebrities split up, even more eyes are on them to see how they’re going to act, who they’re going to see next, and how they’re dealing with the whole thing. Here, we look at 15 celebs who made huge changes after breaking up.

15. Miranda Lambert

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After the famous country music pair split, Miranda debuted a shorter and even brighter blonde hair. She now has an edgier look than she had before, and seems to be much happier now that she is single.

Check out the next page to see how much a former Playboy bunny has changed after her divorce.

14. Kendra Wilkinson

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After divorcing Hank Baskett in April 2018, Kendra uploaded a series of Instagram stories, telling people how devastated she was, and that it was time for a change. She tweeted “Refresh button being pushed at the moment. Time for a change. Time to have a different outlook“. That same day, she uploaded a picture of her new brown hair look, after having had blonde hair for more than a decade.

Click on the next slide to see how much one of the Kardashians changed after her divorce.

13. Khloé Kardashian

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After her rocky four-year marriage with Lamar Odom, Khloé filed for divorce in 2013. However, that was only the start of a really, really messy breakup. But as she got over him, Khloé changed completely. She became a fitness guru, dyed her hair blonde, and changed the way she dressed. In an interview, Khloé stated that working out was what helped her cope with her stressful divorce.

Click on the next slide to see what Nick Jonas’ ex looks like nowadays.

12. Olivia Culpo

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Former Miss America broke up with Nick Jonas in 2015. Although the breakup was reportedly amicable, Culpo had a hard time dealing with it. After the split, she cut her long hair into a chic shoulder-length bob, as the start of a new chapter in her life. There’s no hard feelings between the exes, and they wish each other the best.

Check out what Modern Family star also cut her long locks after a breakup.

11. Sarah Hyland

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Hyland filed a restraining order against her ex Matthew Prokop because he allegedly abused her verbally and physically. A few months later, she debuted a new look by cutting most of her hair into a cute little bob. This change in her appearance helped her start over as a new woman.

Another very public breakup between two celebs is coming up.

10. Julianne Hough

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After her split with Ryan Seacrest in 2015, Hough went for a much sexier look, and got engaged to NHL player Brooks Laich less than a year later. She definitely got over Seacrest quickly.

If you thought we would leave Miranda Lambert’s ex out of the list, think again!

9. Blake Shelton

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After his split with Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton made a drastic change to his looks. He lost weight, and started dressing much sharper than he did before. He exchanged his plaid shirts for elegant suits and dark colors. He was even named the sexiest man alive by People magazine. What a makeover!

Up next, another Kardashian makes it to our list.

8. Kourtney Kardashian

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After splitting up and getting back together several times, Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick officially called it quits in 2015. Just like her sister Khloé, Kourtney started exercising every day, and switched her bohemian clothes for much sexier items. 

Check the next slide to see the first popstar to make it to our list!

7. Ashlee Simpson

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Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz divorced in 2010 after two years of marriage. After the breakup, the singer left her edgy, messy punk look behind, and traded it for a more sophisticated look.

Next on our list, one of the One Direction members.

6. Zayn Malik

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Everyone was shocked when Zayn Malik and Perry Edwards called their engagement off in 2015. On top of that, Zayn also left One Direction shortly after. He began this new stage in his life by cutting his hair and dying it a bright silver color and getting some new ink on his left arm. Malik also got rid of his tattoo of Edwards, marking the definitive end of their relationship.

Click on the next page to see what Disney Channel star also went through a major makeover.

5. Hilary Duff

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After four years of marriage, Hilary Duff filed for divorce from Mike Comrie in 2015. Shortly after, she left her signature blonde hair behind and dyed it a bold metallic blue shade, saying her stylist “turned her into a mermaid“.

Another popstar is coming up. Check the next page to see who.

4. Gwen Stefani

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After ending her 13-year marriage with Gavin Rossdale, Gwen changed her Marilyn Monroe hair for an edgy bob with bright blue tips, resembling her old No Doubt persona. Not only that, but her devastating split also inspired her to make new music.

Click on the next slide so see how the princess of pop changed after splitting up with her very famous ex.

3. Britney Spears

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Allegedly, Britney‘s breakup with longtime boyfriend Justin  Timberlake is what triggered her downward spiral that included drug use, mental breakdowns, and impulsively marrying a friend in Las Vegas. Their relationship ended painfully, and it was very hard for her to pick herself up afterwards. Thankfully, Britney has left those days behind, and she’s living her best life with her children and new boyfriend.

Click on the next page to see what A-lister occupies our #2 spot.

2. Jennifer Aniston

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The whole world witnessed Aniston’s seemingly perfect marriage fall apart. Brad Pitt left her for Angelina Jolie, whom he met on set. Aniston gave no comment on her breakup and stayed out of the spotlight for a while, until she finally opened up to Vanity Fair in an extremely emotional interview. However, it didn’t take her long before she jumped back up and started dating her much younger ex, John Mayer. In a recent interview, she said that she hasn’t “thought about Brad in a decade” and looks better than ever.

Another very famous popstar is #1 on our list. Don’t miss it!

1. Katy Perry

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After her ex Russel Brand filed for divorce in 2011, Katy decided to change her look completely. Dying her hair a bright blue shade helped her cope with her nasty split with Brand, who reportedly broke up with her over text message after 2 years together.

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