Six celebrity couples who reconciled after breaking up

Justin and Selena during happier times.
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Justin and Selena during happier times.

They say if you love someone you should set them free. If it's meant to be, they'll come crawling right back.

Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus might be the latest celebrity duo to give things another go.

But famous folk have been breaking up and making up for decades.

Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner.
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Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner.

Here's a few of the more memorable boomerang relationships in Hollywood.

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Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor pictured at their first wedding. They married twice but divorced each time.
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Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor pictured at their first wedding. They married twice but divorced each time.

1. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton
Arguably the most notorious boomerang couple, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton met in 1963, on the set of the film Cleopatra.

A year after their introduction, the pair married but called it quits and divorced a decade later. In 1975, the couple decided to give it another go, remarrying before deciding to divorce again in 1976. Burton and Taylor, nicknamed "Liz and Dick" by the media, came to represent a new era of celebrity gossip coverage in Hollywood.

2. Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez
The loved-up teenagers first started dating in 2010 before calling it quits in 2012, only to reconcile around four more times over the course of two years.

Katy Perry and John Mayer.
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Katy Perry and John Mayer.

Finally, in 2014, the on-again, off-again couple called it quits and are yet to reunite. Bieber is now said to be dating Hailey Baldwin, but when it comes to "Jelena" it's not over until it's over.

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3. Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner
Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner were dubbed one of the "most beautiful couples in Hollywood" - with fans and media alike transfixed by the pair.

Wagner and Wood first married in 1957 but split not longer after in 1962. After a decade apart, Wagner and Wood remarried in 1972.

Jean Claude Van Damme and Gladys Portugues.
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Jean Claude Van Damme and Gladys Portugues.

In 1981, Wood tragically drowned while out at sea, with much speculation surrounding her death. Conspiracy theories and Wagner's involvement have been a talking point in Hollywood ever since.

4. Katy Perry and John Mayer
Perry and Mayer began secretly dating in 2012, several months after Perry's marriage to controversial comedian Russell Brand ended.

The singers have been on and off ever since. Perry dated DJ Diplo in 2014 before she was once again spotted by Mayer's side. The notorious playboy was front and centre during Perry's Superbowl performance in 2015, confirming the relationship was back on.

Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson.
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Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson.

5. Jean Claude Van Damme and Gladys Portuguese
Action man Van Damme and wife Portuguese first married in 1987. However, the marriage came to an end after five years together in 1992, after whispers of Van Damme's alleged infidelities.

The pair later reconciled in 1999 and are still happily married.

6. Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson
Melanie Griffith married actor Don Johnson at the tender age of 18 but they divorced after just six months.

Fast forward 13 years, and the couple remarried in 1989, welcoming daughter Dakota the same year. The pair finally split in 1996.

 - Stuff

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