by Jenna Mullins Tue., Apr. 22, 2014 10:03 AM PDT
We believe it was the great philosopher Aristotle who said this about love that is lost: "If I could turn back time, if I could find a way, I'd take back those words that hurt you and you'd stay."
We might be confusing Aristotle with Cher, but who doesn't? However, the theme remains the same. Sometimes celeb couples break up, and we find ourselves missing how the world was when people like Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake were holding hands and appearing on MTV specials together.
Yes, a lot of these couples broke up for a good reason and now everyone is basically better off, but go back in time with us for just a moment to the magical days of Brad and Jen, Ryan and Rachel, Vanessa and Zac, and Amy and Will. Is it unhealthy to live in the relationship graveyard of Hollywood couples past? Probably. But it's warm here and we might stay awhile.
Check out our gallery of our favorite celeb couples who we can't help but hope that one day, they'll manage to make it work again.