7 Female Stars Who Majorly Upgraded from Their Awful Ex-Boyfriends
Real talk: Too many girls are willing to put up with lousy BFs. There’s no reason to continue investing your time and energy in a guy who doesn’t show you true respect. But you shouldn’t be embarrassed about your situation — it’s almost shocking how many celebs have found themselves in seriously terrible relationships. Some of your faves have dated guys who were physically and emotionally abusive; others have suffered the heartbreak of being cheated on. And for what it’s worth, a number of celebs have even admitted to cheating themselves. (FYI, Justin Bieber, seeing beautiful women on a regular basis isn’t an excuse for cheating.)
Ending a relationship can be devastating, even if you know in your heart that your bae is the worst. But it’s so, so important to remember that you deserve real, legitimate love — not BS disguised as love. These stars found that love in brand-new guys, all of whom were MAJOR upgrades from their gross exes! They’re cute, smart, sweet and, most of all, respectful. Congrats, ladies, we’re proud of y’all.
Ugh, despicable. After five years of dating, Sarah was so scared of Matt Prokop that she filed a restraining order against him. He abused her both physically and verbally throughout their relationship, even nearly choking her to death over an argument about her outfit. She's since moved on to her Vampire Academy co-star, Dom Sherwood, who treats her as a woman — or any person — should be treated.