Buying one wedding dress might already seem like a grand event, but what about if you were to add a second gown to the mix? Here’s why you should invest in two wedding dresses.
You Might Head Out
Some of us love to head out after the ceremony. However, hitting the town in a giant wedding dress might not be the best idea. It’s likely your dress will get trodden on by other people, and you might soon find out that you take up half the venue with your gown. Plus, veils aren’t typical attire for those heading out for the night. A smaller dress might be your best bet to enjoying yourself.
Big Dresses Can Hold You Back
Huge wedding gowns can look pretty impressive and help many of us to feel like royalty for the day. So what about when you need to do other things, such as use the bathroom? Yes, the chances are you’ll need to make a visit to the little girl’s room a few times throughout the night. Changing into a second wedding dress can help avoid any embarrassing moments in the stall.
It Can Get Hot
All those larger dresses often come made from layers and layers of fabric. What does that mean? You guessed it: it gets pretty hot. Plus, summer weddings can soon see the temperatures rise. One of the best ways to avoid becoming a sweaty bride is to enjoy your large gown for the ceremony before changing into a lighter second wedding dress for the rest of the day.
Hitting The Dancefloor
Of course, many things typically happen at the wedding reception including getting down on the dancefloor. Have you ever tried to dance in a large dress? It’s pretty tough. If you want to throw some shapes and enjoy your evening then investing in two wedding dresses should help to free up some room on the dancefloor.
Believe it or not, but there are so many reasons why you should invest in two wedding dresses. The best bit? You can now enjoy stunning your guests with not one but two gowns throughout the evening as you show off your second purchase. A quick outfit change could soon transform your entire wedding for the better.
35 Celebrities Who Have Managed To Stay Friends With Their Exes
Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz
The pairing of Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz took the media by storm, and paparazzi couldn’t help but follow the couple everywhere. Timberlake and the Gangs of New York starlet got together in 2003. The couple announced their split in 2007, stating that while their romantic relationship has ceased, they will continue to remain friends. Aside from their spat at the Golden Globes in 2007, they have mutual respect and admiration for each other. They even starred in the 2011 movie Bad Teacher together.
Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney
Lady Gaga is no stranger to breakups. Her relationship with the Chicago Fire actor Taylor Kinney began in 2011, after the latter starred in the music video of her song, “You and I.” The couple was blissfully happy and were spotted together at events and shows, as well as various holiday vacations. In one of her documentaries, the “Poker Face” singer explained how they were always fighting, and mutually decided to take a break from their relationship in 2016. They’re still the best of friends, and even call each other “soulmates.”
Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone
In the Spider-Man movies, we always root for Peter Parker and MJ, don’t we? Well, Andrew Garfield saw things differently – the The Amazing Spider-Man star got closer to Gwen Stacy, played by Emma Stone. The couple had amazing chemistry both on and off screen, and were spotted together at many events and shows. Sadly, the couple broke off their four-year relationship in 2015. However, they are still good friends and are reported to still have feelings for each other after all this time.
The Weeknd and Bella Hadid
This is one couple that definitely has an “on again/off again” relationship. Spotted together for the first time at Coachella in 2015, the musician and supermodel became inseparable for a while – seen on double dates with other star couples, at each other’s events, or even walking down the street hand in hand. Since then, the couple has broken up and reconciled quite a few times. As of now, they are not together but are good friends. Fans can feel the heartbreak in The Weeknd’s recent songs.
Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck
Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck first met on the set of the famous movie Pearl Harbor in 2000. They also starred in Daredevil and Dinner For Five. By the end of 2005, the couple were happily married and welcomed their daughter Violet into the world. They split up in 2018, but Affleck says he regrets this decision. He is reported to have called Garner “the most important person in his life” and “the greatest mom ever.” The couple are good friends and happy co-parents.
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston were the hottest celebrity couple of the 90s. Their managers set the two up in 1998. As early as the following year, they had gone public with their relationship and got hitched in 2000. The couple announced their divorce in early 2005, only a few months after Brad got together with Angelina Jolie while filming the 2004 movie Mr and Mrs Smith. Though the breakup was not easy, Brad and Jennifer have found a way to stay on good terms and continue to remain friends fifteen years later.
Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow
The lead singer of Coldplay and “Miss Pepper Potts” got hitched back in 2003, led a happy life together, and had two children. However, they chose to part ways after 10 years of marriage. They broke up on very good terms, and called it a “conscious uncoupling.” Apparently, they also gave us #divorcegoals. Since then, the exes continue to be in each others’ lives as besties and co-parents. They even go on family vacations together, taking their new significant others along. They’re closer than ever, and feel like family.
Bruce Willis and Demi Moore
One of the most popular power couples of the 80s and 90s was Bruce Willis and Demi Moore. The Die Hard megastar popped the question when they were vacationing in Vegas, only months after they first met at a film screening. They have three children together, and managed to raise their kids while also pursuing their illustrious film careers. Willis and Moore decided to part ways after eleven years of marriage. Nevertheless, they have been great friends and wonderful co-parents ever since.
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony
The old saying is true – music brings people together. It was certainly true in the case of Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, who fell in love back in 1998. After a short separation, they got back together in 2004. After this, they were featured together on several concert tours as well as a movie. They also became parents to beautiful twins, thus completing their family. However, the marriage was short-lived, as the couple parted ways in 2011. They have continued to be good friends and co-parents ever since.
Heidi Klum and Seal
Heidi Klum met Seal in a hotel lobby in 2004, and couldn’t help but be smitten with his charm and amazing physique. They began dating soon afterwards. Even though Heidi was pregnant at the time from a previous relationship, it didn’t stop the “Kiss from a Rose” singer from marrying her. He stayed by her side during childbirth. Unfortunately, the couple decided to take the seven-year exit, mostly due to Seal’s temper and his inability to control it. However, Seal still calls Heidi his best friend.
Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe
Another star couple which took the seven-year exit is Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe. The stars first met at Witherspoon’s 21st birthday party, after which they acted in their first and only movie together. In 1999, they tied the knot and gave birth to their daughter. They gave birth to a son in 2003. Three years later, they decided to part ways. They enjoy joint custody of their children, and work together to give their kids a great life.
Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton
Just like Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie had her fair share of relationships before the two of them came together. One significant relationship was her marriage with actor Billy Bob Thornton. The two got married soon after starring opposite each other as husband and wife in the film Pushing Tin. They had an astounding age gap of twenty years. Just short of their two-year anniversary, the celebrity couple filed for divorce, citing that they want different things out of life. Eighteen years later, they still continue to be good friends.
Courteney Cox and David Arquette
Also on the list of amicable exes are the Scream quadrilogy stars, Courteney Cox and David Arquette. Their on-screen bonding paved the way for their off-screen romance, which culminated in marriage in June 1999. They have a daughter named Coco, who is about to turn sixteen. They separated after eleven years of marriage and divorced two years later. They still share a close friendship while co-parenting. They also have a business partnership in Coquette Productions, a company that they formed together in 2004.
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon
In 2008, five-time Grammy Award winning artist Mariah Carey tied the knot with Nick Cannon. All around the world, fans of both celebrities were beside themselves with excitement. On their third anniversary, Carey gave birth to a set of beautiful twins. Although they were so much in love, they began growing apart and separated in 2014. They reunited for a brief duration in 2015, but proceeded to divorce in 2016. They continue to be good friends and co-parents, taking care of their children together.
Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake
Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake were one of the most popular couples in the late 90s, and dated for four years before parting ways. Timberlake even wrote a song about his breakup with Spears, titled “Cry Me a River.” Nearly twenty years after their breakup, they continue to acknowledge each other as good friends, both publicly and personally. Recently, they had a cute interaction on social media where Britney can be seen dancing to Timberlake’s song, “Filthy.”
Sean Penn and Madonna
Ever heard of a couple breaking up because they were too similar? Well, Sean Penn and Madonna are a prime example. The legendary stars met in 1985 and got married only two months later, on Madonna’s birthday. The two also starred in the movie Shanghai Surprise together in 1986. However, their magnanimous marriage didn’t last very long, as Madonna filed for divorce in 1989. It’s possible that their personalities were so similar that it caused a clash in their romantic relationship. But after all the years, the two share a respectful and amicable friendship.
Demi Lovato and Wilmer Valderrama
Demi Lovato and Wilmer Vilderrama made a cute couple, adored by millions of their fans. They started dating in 2010 and were touted as one of Hollywood’s hottest couples, which is why their breakup was all the more upsetting. In 2016, the couple announced their breakup. It was an amicable split, where both of them realized that the romance was fading and that they were better off as friends. Demi states that she’s grateful to Wilmer for supporting her during her journey to sobriety.
Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie
The Disney starlet and former NHL player became close in 2007 and said their vows in 2010. Everything seemed perfect between the pair, and they welcomed their baby boy into the world two years later. However, the flame of love started to fizzle and the couple decided to separate in 2013. By 2016, they decided to divorce for good, with Duff getting custody of their son. Yet, Comrie is still very much involved in his son’s life, and the former couple remain good friends.
Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr
Orlando Bloom met Miranda Kerr in 2007 and the couple started dating soon after. They started living together and got hitched in 2010. Kerr gave birth to their son, Flynn Christopher Blanchard Copeland Bloom, in 2011. That’s a pretty long name! Sadly, the marriage didn’t last quite as long. In 2013, Bloom and Kerr stated that they had already parted ways, and finalized the divorce a few months later. Seven years down the line, they have both found love again. Not only do they co-parent together, but they also get along well with each other’s new partners.
Will Smith and Sheree Fletcher
The power couple of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith is one of the hottest couples in Hollywood. However, not many know that before Jada, Will Smith was married to Sheree Fletcher. The wedding took place in 1992 and they have a son together. However, their marriage didn’t last long, and the couple divorced in 1995. To this date, Will Smith and Sheree Fletcher are close friends and continue to co-parent as well. Sheree is also a good friend of Jada Pinkett-Smith and even appeared on her show, Red Table Talk.
B.J. Novak and Mindy Kaling
B.J. Novak and Mindy Kaling met on the set of the The Office. The actors became close, but they also fought quite a bit during the development of the show. They’ve worked on various other shows and productions together, as well as a book. The two seem to have a complex relationship. Kaling has said that Novak is “not her boyfriend, but not her best friend either.” Nevertheless, they have been in each other’s lives for sixteen years now, and continue to “be friends.”
Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber
The long-term relationship between actors Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber was celebrated by fans and the media alike. Their relationship blossomed in the spring of 2005 and led to a happy family with two sons. Sadly, the couple couldn’t see eye to eye on how they wanted to spend their lives, and decided to take the nearest exit. The couple parted ways in 2016, after eleven years together. They continue to be in each other’s lives as happy co-parents.
Drew Barrymore and Justin Long
Two celebs who made an absolutely adorable couple were Drew Barrymore and Justin Long. They dated from 2007 to 2010, and even co-starred in two movies: He’s Just Not That Into You and Going the Distance. While the adorable couple “decoupled” ten years ago, they continue to remain friends. A month ago, they even exchanged a few comments on a “Justin Long appreciation post” by Paper Magazine on Instagram.
Jimmy Kimmel and Sarah Silverman
Comedians Jimmy Kimmel and Sarah Silverman seem to be good friends, as she often appears on his late-night show, Jimmy Kimmel Live. However, the two haven’t always been just friends – they were once lovers. The two celebs were together from 2003 to 2009, and went through some rough patches. It took some time for them to come back around to being friends – and now Sarah is also friends with Kimmel’s current wife, Molly McNearney.
Angelina Jolie and Jonny Lee Miller
Making yet another appearance on our list is the unforgettable Angelina Jolie. Before she and Brad Pitt made headlines as “Brangelina,” she was married to Jonny Lee Miller, with whom she starred in the 1995 thriller Hackers. Six months after meeting on set, the couple said their vows in a private ceremony. Their marriage lasted somewhere around eighteen months, and both of them attribute the short-lived relationship to “being young.” However, they still have a healthy amount of respect and admiration for each other.
Kate Hudson and Chris Robinson
One of the most popular couples of the 2000s was Kate Hudson and Chris Robinson, the frontman of “The Black Crowes.” They had a son in 2004, and were often seen together on film sets and music tours. Sadly, irreconcilable differences got the better of this couple, and they decided to call it quits in 2007. They continue to be on good terms and raise their son together.
Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan
Quite a few celebrities experience love at first sight on the set of a film. Actors Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan were struck by cupid’s arrow when they first met on the set of Step Up. They got married three years later in 2009, and gave birth to a daughter in 2013. The couple decided to “lovingly” separate in 2018, deciding to keep their friendship at the forefront of their relationship. They continue to raise their son together.
Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet
Another wonderful old-timey couple that continues to give us #friendlyexgoals is Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet. The two met backstage at a concert in 1985, and immediately hit it off. They got married two years later and gave birth to their daughter, Zoe Isabella Kravitz. The couple separated in 1991 and had an amicable divorce two years later. They are still good friends. In an interview in 2013, Kravitz described Bonet as his best friend. He is also friends with Bonet’s current husband, Jason Momoa.
Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis
Johnny Depp first became enchanted with the elegant Vanessa Paradis in a hotel lobby in 1998, and decided to strike up a conversation. The Oscar-nominated actor and French singer started dating right after, and welcomed their daughter only a year later. After three more years, the happy family also included a son. Sadly, this long-lasting celeb couple broke up in 2012, after fourteen years together. They continue to be in each other’s lives as friends and co-parents.
Joe Jonas and Demi Lovato
Co-stars Joe Jonas and Demi Lovato met during the shooting of Camp Rock in 2008, and started dating right after. Going into the relationship, both stars were aware that it wouldn’t be easy to walk this path together, and fate confirmed their fear. The star couple broke up after dating for two years. In the end, Jonas and Lovato decided to value their bond of friendship over anything else. Joe Jonas has stated that Demi Lovato is like family to him, because they have gone through so much together.
Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon
While they never actually tied the knot, Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon were one of the most famous Hollywood couples for over two decades. They first started dating back in 1988 after working on the set of Bull Durham. In 2009, after having two kids together, their relationship came to an end. However, it seems like the two have remained on good terms long after breaking up. In recent times, the two exes have been seen hanging out with their son Jack.
Kate Beckinsale and Michael Sheen
It seemed like a match made in heaven, but after having a child and spending eight years together, Kate Beckinsale and Michael Sheen decided to go their separate ways in 2003. Despite this, the two have remained close and spend holidays together. “We were very lucky in that we didn’t have an acrimonious split,” Beckinsale said. “We are still very close and [our daughter] sees us around each other…He’s absolutely one of my most favorite people ever.” Moreover, Beckinsale approved of Sheen dating Sarah Silverman.
Ed Sheeran and Ellie Goulding
There is an interesting backstory behind Ed Sheeran’s song “Don’t.” Apparently, it is about a bad breakup he had with none other than Ellie Goulding. And it is also believed that Goulding’s song “On My Mind” was a direct response to Sheeran’s song. However, Ed believes that there is no more animosity between the two. “That’s the end of it,” he said. “I’m grateful I could get a song out of it, to be honest.” Since then, the two have been seen embracing each other many times.
Gwen Stefani and Tony Kanal
While she is certainly the more famous out of the two, Gwen Stefani’s relationship with No Doubt bandmate Tony Kanal is no secret. The two started dating way back in 1987, but separated seven years later. Stefani has since addressed her friendship with Kanal in the song “Cool.” “[It is] good to see you now with someone else/And it’s such a miracle that you and me are still good friends,” she sang. “After all that we’ve been through/I know we’re cool.”
Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith
Being a Hollywood couple and getting divorced after two decades is never going to be easy. However, Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas seemed to handled things very well. In fact, they are still close and are often vocal on social media about how much time they spend together with their daughter. “Even if we are divorced, she is my family and I will love her until the day I die,” Banderas said. Griffith also said the following: “I love him and always will.”
Fergie and Josh Duhamel
While she’s best known for her role in the Black Eyed Peas, Fergie has certainly made a name for herself, while also having a high profile relationship with Josh Duhamel. After meeting while working on an episode of Duhamel’s show Las Vegas, the two tied the knot a couple of years later. About a decade later, the couple decided to separate and eventually got divorced. Despite this, they told People magazine that they would carry on supporting each other and their son with respect and love.
Ariana Grande and Big Sean
Ariana Grande has certainly had a number of high profile relationships over the last few years. One of those was Big Sean, who Grande had worked with on songs such as “Best Mistake” and “Right There.” Many thought that they were perfect together. However, the couple announced in 2015 that after eight and half months, they would go their separate ways. It is believed that the two’s tight schedules got in the way of their relationship. However, Grande and Sean have remained good friends after the breakup.
Jennifer Lawrence and Darren Aronofsky
When you have entered a relationship with one of the biggest actresses in Hollywood, you know you have done something right. Darren Aronofsky was head over heels for Jennifer Lawrence, especially while working together during the filming of the horror movie mother!. Many thought that the couple were an odd pairing. However, things didn’t last too long and the couple split up in the Fall of 2017. Despite this, Lawrence and Aronofsky remained on good terms.
Kate Hudson and Matthew Bellamy
Another odd couple came in the form of Kate Hudson and Muse lead singer Matthew Bellamy. The couple began dating back in 2010 and in just over a year, they announced their engagement, which was shortly followed by the birth of their son. However, just a couple of years later, Hudson and Bellamy called off the engagement. Ultimately though, there was no hate between the two and they were able to stay friends while also co-parenting their child.
Chris Evans and Jenny Slate
Many fans were surprised when they learned that Captain America star Chris Evans was in a relationship with comedian/actress Jenny Slate. They ended up having an on-and-off relationship before calling things off for good in 2017. Ultimately though, Evans only had good things to say about Slate. “You spend five minutes with her and you cannot find something bad to say about her if you tried,” he said. “I am endlessly grateful for having met her. She will be in my life always.”
Lena Dunham and Jack Antonoff
Without a shadow of a doubt, Lena Dunham is best known for her role as Hannah Horvath in HBO’s Girls. Along the way, the actress was in a relationship with fun.’s lead guitarist Jack Antonoff (also the founder of the band Bleachers). Ultimately, their relationship came to an end in 2017, just a few months after Girls came to an end. However, they announced that the separation was “amicable” and they both want what is best for each other.
Rihanna and Drake
Rihanna and Drake have certainly been on a rollercoaster ride over the last few years. Between 2009 and 2016, the two musicians were in an on-and-off relationship. Even now that they no longer see each other, Drake had the following to say about Rihanna: “I think that we have a connection that’s established for life and that is that I love her and support her unconditionally, and I like to think that she feels the same way. Do I fancy her? Of course, I mean who wouldn’t?”
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart
It seemed written in the stars for Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart to be romantically connected after their work on Twilight together. But their relationship came crashing down in 2012 when it was revealed through photos that Stewart had been cheating on Pattinson with director Ruper Sanders. Over the next year, they reconciled and split again. However, the two have since been on good terms, reuniting at numerous celebrity parties. These included Lily-Rose Depp’s birthday party in 2018.
Sandra Bullock and Matthew McConaughey
One of the bigger rumored relationships on this list was between Sandra Bullock and Matthew McConaughey. The two Hollywood stars were rumored to be dating between 1996 and 1998. Even by the time 2003 had come around, Bullock still never denied such rumors, most notably in an interview with Cosmopolitan. Not only have the two stars reportedly stayed friends, but it is believed that Bullock is fairly close with Camila Alves – McConaughey’s wife. They even hung out at the 2014 Academy Awards when they were both nominated.
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez
Both Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez have had numerous high profile relationships in their young age. However, probably their biggest one was with each other. The couple started dating back in 2010 but they ended up parting ways after two years together. Things were on and off between the two as the years progressed. Since then though, Bieber and Gomez have been in contact with each other, especially after the latter’s kidney transplant surgery in 2017. Who knows, they are still young!
Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev
If you are a Vampire Diaries fan, you would certainly know about the pairing of co-stars Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev, who were a sure thing from 2010 to 2013. In those three years, fans saw them attending red carpet events and taking interviews together. The couple broke up in 2013, but continued to star as an on-screen couple on the show. Nina is still good friends with Ian and his current wife, Nikki Reed.
Chris Pratt and Anna Faris
Chris Pratt and Anna Faris met for the first time at the table read of their film Take Me Home Tonight, in which they played a couple. They were engaged a year later, and famously eloped in Bali in 2009. Anna gave birth to their son in 2013. Eight years after their lovely marriage, the relationship that started with “love at first sight” started crumbling under the pressure of “trying too hard.” The couple parted ways, but to this day they continue to love and care for their son together.
Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco
Two of the lead actors of The Big Bang Theory, Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco, are also on the bandwagon of friendly exes. The two were in a relationship from 2008 to 2010, during which their on-screen romance was also budding. Eventually, the couple realized that there’s no “forever together” for them, so they decided to part ways while remaining good friends and sharing the screen in one of the most popular sitcoms in television history. Galecki was also invited to both of Cuoco’s weddings.
Joshua Jackson and Diane Kruger
Imagine dating someone for ten years, and breaking up just to stay friends. Joshua Jackson and Diane Kruger seem to be pretty good at this. The two actors started dating in 2006 and immediately hit it off, giving their fans a relationship to aspire to. However, fate had something else written in the cards. The couple shocked the world in 2016, after announcing that they separated and decided to remain friends. Joshua took to Instagram to congratulate Diane on her Best Actress Award win at the Cannes Film Festival 2017.
Hugh Grant and Elizabeth Hurley
Last but certainly not least, we end with Hugh Grant and Elizabeth Hurley, who met on the set of Spanish film Remando Al Viento in 1987. The couple started dating and made headlines and fashion statements with their many appearances together at red carpet events. After some highs and lows, the couple bid adieu to their relationship in 2000. They continue to stay in and touch, and Grant became the godfather of Hurley’s son, Damian.