A nasty breakup can leave you with a hopelessly bleak view of your future. You have two options: you can either convince yourself that you’ll never be happy alone, or enjoy success without that special “him” or “her” in your life. It’s during dark times like this that denizens of the entertainment world can actually offer a grounded perspective.
Plenty of celebrities have emerged from painful breakups and divorces and gone on to achieve amazing professional success … often within only a few years of the breakup. Cupid’s Pulse has the scoop on Hollywood stars who became famous after the breakup.
1. Robert Downey Jr: Few people remember the days when Downey and Sex and the City star, Sarah Jessica Parker, dated in the 80’s. Neither actor enjoyed major professional success during their 7-year relationship, which spanned from 1984 to 1991. One year after their breakup, though, Downey struck Oscar gold (well, almost) when he was nominated for Best Actor for his performance in Chaplin. He has since gone to achieve Marvel film immortality as Tony Stark in the Iron Man and Avengers franchises.
To see more celebs who became famous after the breakup, go to Cupid’s Pulse.