It’s hard enough to see your ex-boyfriend or ex-girlfriend move on with someone new, but it’s even worse when you’re famous … and they go on to date one of your friends! That’s exactly what happened to Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Gigi Hadid and more unfortunate celebrities. Despite the awkward circumstances, some of the A-listers still managed to come out on top and even made something positive out of their heartbreak — just think of all the breakup anthems we got out of it!
Take Joe Jonas, for example. He previously dated Taylor, 29, in 2008 and then found love with Tay’s bestie Gigi, 24, in 2015. Now, Joe is happily married, Gigi went on to have a serious relationship with Zayn Malik and a steamy fling with Bachelorette contestant Tyler Cameron. For her part, Taylor detailed her relationship with Joe, 30, in her hit song “Forever & Always” — which peaked at No. 44 on the Billboard charts in 2008.
Taylor’s split was particularly tough, as she admitted the cruel way Joe dumped her to Ellen DeGeneres in November 2008. “When I find that person that is right for me, he’ll be wonderful and when I look at that person, I’m not even gonna be able to remember the boy who broke up with me over the phone in 25 seconds when I was 18,” she explained at the time. It sounds like she was totally right! Taylor has been seeing Joe Alwyn for the past two years, and it seems like they are happier than ever. Plus, it doesn’t seem to have hurt her relationship with Gigi at all — they’re still close to this day.
Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder used to be an item after they met while working on The Vampire Diaries. The actor moved on with Nikki Reed — who is friends with Nina — but luckily the trio laughs about the situation these days. “I think they have a beautiful baby, and they are happy, and so am I,” Nina said during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen in January. “What’s bad about that? I don’t see any problem with that.”
If these celebrities can be cordial with their pals and exes, then clearly, so can everyone. Scroll through the gallery below to find out more about these ~awkward love triangles.~
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