celebrities The Hottest Celebrity Breakovers  

Jessica Lawshe
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It's the classic Hollywood romance story: famous boy meets famous girl. Boy and girl fall in widely-publicized love. Boy and girl have nasty tabloid break up. Girl gets revenge by becoming even hotter. The celebs on our list could write a whole how-to series about moving forward after a split. After all, there's nothing like a post-breakup makeover to really stick it to your ex. So if you're nursing some post-split wounds, check out our list of the hottest celebrity breakovers. 

Breakup makeovers (aka breakovers) are even more potent in Hollywood, where a celeb's every move is documented by the paparazzi. From Miranda Lambert (who split from Blake Shelton) to Gwen Stefani (who divorced Gavin Rossdale), these celebrities somehow got even hotter after their breakups. 

Hollywood has always been about the transformations. Remember when Reese Witherspoon debuted her post-Ryan Philippe look at the 2007 Golden Globes? Or when Anne Hathaway got super-glam after she split from Italian businessman money launderer Raffaello Follieri? It all goes to show that a relationship breakup can be turned into the best career decision ever.

So if you're wondering how to bounce back after a bad break, take a look at our list of the hottest celebrity breakovers. If they can do it, so can you! Upvote the hottest breakup style!
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Reese Witherspoon


Reese Witherspoon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Hottest Celebrity Breakovers
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Reese debuted her post-Ryan Phillipe hotness in 2007 when she hit the red carpet at the Golden Globes. 

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Ashlee Simpson


Ashlee Simpson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Hottest Celebrity Breakovers
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Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz wed in 2008. But two years and one child later, the two decided to part ways. Around that time, the "Pieces of Me" singer also parted ways with her messy rocker aura and took on a more sophisticated look. 

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Julianne Hough


Julianne Hough is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Hottest Celebrity Breakovers
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Julianne Hough took her already hot body to a whole new level following her break from American Idol host Ryan Seacrest in 2014. In 2015, she got engaged to NHL player Brooks Laich, and showed off her huge diamond on social media.

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Kourtney Kardashian


Kourtney Kardashian is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Hottest Celebrity Breakovers
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Kourtney seems to have taken a page from sister Khloe's book. After her split from Scott Dissick in the summer of 2015, the Kardashian sister adopted a brand new exercise plan. She posted her results to numerous social media outlets (of course). 
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