Nothing depresses us more than when a celebrity couple calls it quits. Don't even get us started on the whole Sandra Bullock and Jesse James fiasco. But if there's one positive thing that comes out of a celebrity's relationship demise, it's a great breakover. So put down the Ben & Jerry's and check out our favorite breakup-inspired makeovers.
Instead of moping around when Ryan Phillippe left her for his younger co-star, Reese Witherspoon took it as an opportunity to reinvent her look with sexy bangs and a killer red carpet wardrobe. We call this chapter 1 in the "Read It And Weep" guide to making your ex jealous.
Quel scandale! When your boyfriend breaks up with you for another woman, that's low. When he breaks up with you while you are seven months PREGNANT with his child, that's about as low as it gets. Mary Louise Parker didn't let it phase her and instead held her head—and her newly tousled, bombshell hairstyle—high.
Her boyfriend was accused of fraud and money laundering, so Anne Hathaway said good riddance and acted out her revenge by chopping off her long locks and going all femme fatale with the liner and lipstick. It was her awesome and not-so-subtle way of saying "have fun in prison!"
We desperately want Jennifer Love Hewitt to find the right guy, but after a string of breakups we're starting to lose hope. Good thing she's a breakover master: After her most recent split from Jamie Kennedy, J. Love cut her long locks into a bodified bob that's all the better to help her snag her Mr. Right.
Looks like Ryan Phillippe is a breakover magnet. Abbie Cornish, the actress best known as "that girl that broke up Reese and Ryan," recently called it quits with her former co-star beau. To celebrate, the blonde beauty traded in her wavy layers for a sleek, blunt-cut bob that flaunts her newly single status.