Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth are officially back on the scene! After flaunting her oh-so-blingy 3.5-carat diamond engagement ring again this January for the ‘gram (after disappearing for 2.5 years), rumors began to circulate that the two were back on. There’s been a U-Haul truck full of Miley’s things at Liam's place, holidays with shared friends out of the country, and now the first public appearance of the two along with Liam's family in years. Is that wedding bells I hear off in the near distance?
It seems that the couple simply needed some time away. We'll have to wait and see if they make it to the altar or not, but Liam and Miley aren’t the first and certainly won’t be the last... (We’re looking at you Nicki and Meek).
Here are 7 other couples who went from a happy home to a lonely bug, and back again!
1. . Beyonce and Jay Z
That's right! Although the couple has remained in the tabloids about a (rumored) looming divorce, two years before they tied the knot in 2008, Jay Z revealed that the (then) rising Queen of Pop Beyonce was way more interested in building up her career than settling down. And it sounds like he wasn't that into it, either: "I don’t think it’s meant to be, be / But she loves her work more than she does me / And honestly, at twenty-three / I would probably love my work more than I did she / So we, ain’t we," he raps at the beginning of the second verse of "Lost One." He further explained in 2010: “These lines are about trying to have a real, serious relationship with another ambitious professional," he wrote in his book De-Coded, according to NY Mag. "This is about how difficult it is to respect a lover as an autonomous human being, with separate needs and goals and timelines than yours.“ Obvi, we're all glad the two worked it out. #KeepTheHopeAlive!
2. . Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade
This beautiful brown couple got together in 2009. There were rumors of an engagement for a while, but things heated up in 2013 when Wade publicly admitted that he had impregnated another woman with his child. Of course this news came just days after the two announced their engagement on Instagram. It turned out that the couple was reportedly on a break in April, during the time Wade impregnated the woman. Sounds messy but the two clearly worked through it before the news went public, marrying just eight months later in August 2014.
3. . Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel had their share of love and drama, too. They publicly began dating in 2007, but endured what Timberlake called a "hurtful" breakup in 2011. He called her "the single-handedly most significant person in [his] life," talking to E! News at the time, and he definitely wasn't bluffing. The two got back together a few months later and he didn't hesitate to put a ring on it within a year. Somebody knows how to bring the sexy back, that's for sure!
4. . Prince William and Kate Middleton
All is not gold and slippers-- even for royalty. Prince William and Kate Middleton hit a breaking point in April 2007. Though neither of them ever publicly spoke on the breakup, it was speculated that it was related to time, location, availability, and paparazzi harassment. Whatever the case, the two reconciled and were engaged by 2010 and married (extravagantly) by 2011. Cheers!
5. . Calvin
This story's a bit different. Snoop Dogg and Shante were high school sweethearts who wed in 1997. Nearing their 10th anniversary, Snoop filed for divorce in 2004. The pair later reunited and renewed their vows in 2008. Apparently, Snoop originally decided to file for divorce because he couldn't stop cheating on her. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Snoop revealed that he had countless "hos," and other "bitches" recruiting even more hos for him. “That pimping s**t was cool because I needed to do it," he said. "But I’m into the family." Even a pimp can change, ladies and genlemen!
6. . Kobe and Vanessa Bryant
Here's another married couple that almost hit the breaks! Kobe and Vanessa met in 1999 and married in 2001, but er um... remember that very public sexual assault case? Yeah. It was definitely a turning point in his marriage. Although Vanessa stuck around and supported him throughout that ordeal, by 2011 she cited "irreconcilable differences" for the papers. Looks like it shook him up enough to get him on the right track and stay there, because she ended up calling it off. They're still married and happily on their way to retired bliss.
7. . Adam and Behati Levine
After dating for a full year, Adam Levine called it off with his girlfriend Behati in 2013 to hook up with the Victoria's Secret model, Nina Agdal. Can you say, "jerk move"? In an odd turn of events, Adam and his new boo vacationed in Mexico, and whatever happened caused a change of heart. He broke up with the model via text and ran back to Behati, engagement and all. They recited their vows a year later and are now expecting their first child.
Got butterflies for that person you miss, but shouldn't? Yeah, me neither...