7 Celebrities Who Reached Stardom After Breaking Up with Their Famous Bae

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What do Gigi Hadid, Kim Kardashian and Lucy Hale all have in common? No, not that they’re filthy rich and gorgeous… although true. It’s actually that, back in the day, you would probably recognize their boyfriends over them. (Shocking, we know.) While not the case anymore, there was a time that these female celebrities’ S.O.s held a higher celeb status until they called it quits.

Breakups may suck, but for seven celebs, it actually could have been the best thing that’s ever happened to them. While they were total nobodies, in regards to the entertainment industry, whose famous boyfriend or girlfriend got all the attention, post-relationship was a whole other story. Read on to see the seven stars who got famous after breaking up with their famous bae: