14 Celebrities Who Proved Time Apart Can Help A Relationship

  
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The road to happily ever after isn’t always smooth sailing, especially in Hollywood, and sometimes it takes a step back to help move things forward. Whether it’s at the beginning of the relationship or after a decade of marriage, time apart can sometimes help and we have the proof to back it up! Here’s a list of 14 celebrities who proved time apart can help a relationship!

14. Patrick J. Adams and Troian Bellisario

Suits star Patrick J. Adams started dating Pretty Little Liars actress, Troian Bellisario, in 2009 after they worked together on a play in L.A. called Equivocation where Bellisario was cast as his love interest. This was the beginning of their relationship, but their hectic schedules forced them apart for long periods of time and made their relationship increasingly difficult. They briefly broke up in 2010, but Adams wasn’t about to let the relationship go. He pulled out all the stops to win her back, including auditioning for a guest role on her show! This is why he shows up in season 1’s episode “Reality Bites Me.” His grand gesture worked because they were engaged in 2014 and married in December 2016!

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13. NeNe and Gregg Leakes

Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes and her husband, Gregg, got married over 20 years ago in 1996! They had a successful marriage for a long time, but when she started filming for RHOA, things started to go downhill in season 3. It seemed the last straw happened when Gregg spoke badly about NeNe on the radio. They separated in 2010 and he filed for divorce in April 2010. The divorce was finalized in September 2011, but after season 4 wrapped up filming, the two announced they were back together and re-engaged in January 2013. Their second wedding took place on June 2013 and was filmed for a spin-off on Bravo. NeNe has since said the break-up was necessarily for them to move forward. “We needed to break up. I needed to see what else was going on. He needed to see what else was going on. I think we both learned a lot and I’m happy we found our way back to each other.”

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