While the illusion of a Disney romance, complete with the Cinderella ending is what most of us aspire to, it's the stories of heartbreak, missed opportunity and the belief in Gatsby's "green light" -- or the unattainable -- that keep us turning the page.
And in the life of the rich and famous, where there is little refuge from a broken heart, the narrative of a dissolved relationship is played out for the whole world to see.
But whether mega famous or not, when it comes to matters of the heart a certain sense of vulnerability is revealed. And, when your forever is no more, it's comforting to know that others before you have felt the same cut.
So go on, grab some choccies and put Bieb's "Love Yourself" on repeat. Ahead, eight celebrities on the complexities of a broken heart.