50 Celebrities Chime In On How To Survive A Breakup

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Breaking up is hard to do. Even when you're rich and famous. In fact, celebrity breakups might suck even more, because they often play out under the glare of the spotlight. Some of our most beloved celebs have undergone the kind of gut-wrenching, torturous splits we wouldn't wish upon our worst enemies.
So, when Elle compiled 50 quotes from celebrities on how to deal with a breakup, we had no choice but to pay attention. Below, you'll find some of our favorite nuggets of advice, and click here to read all 50.
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"There are many stages of grief. It's sad, something coming to an end. It cracks you open, in a way — cracks you open to feeling. When you try to avoid the pain, it creates greater pain. I'm a human being, having a human experience in front of the world. I wish it weren't in front of the world. I try really hard to rise above it." — Jennifer Aniston on Brad Pitt to Vanity Fair
"I'm not sure what the future holds but I do know that I'm going to be positive and not wake up feeling desperate. As my dad said, 'Nic, it is what it is, it's not what it should have been, not what it could have been, it is what it is.'"
— Nicole Kidman on Tom Cruise
"I was so scared of ever being alone, and I think, conquering that fear, this year, was actually bigger than any other transition that I had, this entire year."
— Miley Cyrus on Liam Hemsworth to Barbara Walters
"[The relationship was] a huge part of my life and his life and it ended in a way that was awful. When something ends in a way like that, it's important if you can, in a way, go back and revisit it and either shut that door or create a new room. So, it was a very healthy, cathartic experience." — Sienna Miller on Jude Law to Esquire UK
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