With all the talk of celebrity break-ups and divorces, a little nod should at least be given to those who've made a 2nd (or 3rd) attempt at romance. We love when people can put their "irreconcilable differences" behind them, and make another go of things. Regrettably, sometimes the truce just doesn't stick. Every now and then the 2nd or 3rd time is the charm. But here are some examples of couples that would say otherwise…
Patricia Arquette and Thomas Jane
Didn't you just love this pair? That psychic show actress from the famous family married to the edgy and slightly controversial cable-show actor. Arquette and Jane filed for divorce in January of 2009. They ditched the divorce idea that summer. But the 2nd honeymoon didn't last; they picked up where they left off the following year, making their split official.
Drew Barrymore and Justin Long
Some might say it's hard keeping up with Drew Barrymore's colorful love life. But when she and actor Justin Long became an item, it seemed like a great match. Even though these two were never married, they became one of Hollywood's cute, quirky couples. They got together somewhere between 2007 and 2008, broke up and then reunited in 2009, but then split again. If you're confused, don't worry. So are the rest of us.
Jude Law and Sienna Miller
Although some might have a different opinion of Sienna Miller, others might say that she was a brave soul for getting involved with Jude Law after splitting with him initially in 2006. They gave their controversial romance another go round in 2009, but called it quits again two years later. Perhaps old habits die hard.
Tea Leoni and David Duchovny
Ah yes, the infamous Tea and David. The two actually became one of Hollywood's staple couples…until they announced their separation in 2008. They hit the tabloids on a few occasions, as it seemed that Mr. Duchovny had some trouble separating his "Californication" character from real life. The couple appeared to be on the road to recovery, but announced in June 2011 that they'd split once more.
Kat Von D and Jesse James
This couple gratuitously makes the list as Kat Von D has soaked up all the "I told you so's" she cares to entertain. Jesse James and the "L.A. Ink" star have had quite the public romance-parading their sickening Twitter PDA for the world to enjoy. They broke up temporarily, but reclaimed their love louder than ever. But as 19 women came crawling out of the darkness of their union, Kat Von D admitted she'd made a huge mistake.
Although there are several Hollywood reconciliations that are still going strong, an honorable mention should be given to singer Pink and her hubby Carey Hart-who after filing for divorce decided to reconcile. The marriage counseling must have worked; the two seem to be going strong and had a bouncing baby girl named Willow.
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- Drew Barrymore