Kim Kardashian recently opened up about some of her money-making opportunities now and over the past 15 years, when she was on David Letterman’s show. In the third season of David Letterman’s Netflix show My Guest Needs No Introduction, Kim Kardashian shared that the family would not be who they are today without their reality show, Keeping Up With the Kardashians. She said that’s why the family continues to share their lives.
Making More Money on Social Media
The reality star and businesswoman mentioned that the family continued to film their lives daily, even though they could post something on Instagram and social media as a whole and make more money than they would do during a whole season.
The KKW Beauty and Skims founder didn’t mention the actual amount that she makes from a single post on Instagram, but she has said previously that she’d get somewhere between $300,000 and $500,000 per post, even sometimes close to $1 million.
Breaking Down Kim Kardashian’s Earnings
Some reports have said the Kardashian family has signed a “below $100 million” contract with E! News network to renew the show through the year 2020. TMZ also reported that a 5-year deal for the family was worth $150 million. After the momager, Kris Jenner gets her 10% share, the deal comes out to be about $26 million per season. Breaking it down further, each Kardashian-Jenner sister would get about $4.5 million per season.
Kim Kardashian mentioned that she and her family were so grateful and blessed for their comfortable lifestyles. KUWTK is scheduled to end with Season 20 in 2021. Despite her makeup line and Skimswear line, the reality show is what makes her have the highest net worth among her sisters. Her fortune totals out to be about $780 million, which is after she sold a 20% stake of her cosmetics company, KKW beauty.
40+ Celebrity Exes Who Worked Together After a Breakup
In the wake of a brutal break-up, it can be painful to run into your ex at the grocery store. So, you can only imagine how awkward it was for these stars to continue working together after splitting! It’s not uncommon for Hollywood co-stars to fall in love, but the show must go on, even after they have parted ways. Here is a list of 40+ celebrity couples who have worked together after breaking up.
Katherine Heigl and Jason Behr
If you were a teen in the late ’90s, you probably loved the sci-fi drama, Roswell. But, did you know that on-screen siblings Katherine Heigl and Jason Behr were actually a couple in real life?
They began dating shortly after the show began in 1999, and there were even rumors that the couple had become engaged. Unfortunately, things didn’t work out, and they split in 2001 — but they had to continue shooting Roswell for another year, until it ended in 2002.
Alexis Bledel and Milo Ventimiglia
Rory Gilmore was spoiled for choice. Across the Gilmore Girls‘ seven seasons, she dated a series of heartthrobs, but audiences had a soft spot for bad boy Jess Mariano, played by Milo Ventimiglia. And it turns out that actress Alexis Bledel did too!
The teen idols got together about a year after Ventimiglia first appeared on the Gilmore Girls set in 2001. Their relationship lasted for four years, but they had to work together until the show’s cancellation in 2007.
Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger
On paper, early 2000s pop-punk superstar Avril Lavigne and Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger seem like a match made in celebrity heaven. After meeting in rock industry circles, they decided to collaborate on music and they were engaged after only one month of knowing each other!
But their romance was not destined to last. The couple married in 2013 and divorced in 2015. The pair still remain close friends, having worked together on Avril’s sixth studio album, Head Above Water.
Jennifer Morrison and Jesse Spencer
It has been a turbulent relationship for these House co-stars. It was love at first sight when they met on the set of House in 2004. They went on to date for three years — and even got engaged — before deciding to call it quits.
To make matters worse, their on-screen characters had a similar storyline — falling in love and getting married, only to divorce before Jennifer left the show in 2010. Despite everything, they still remain friends.
Jack White and Meg White
Best known for pulsating anthem “Seven Nation Army,” The White Stripes were one of the most celebrated indie bands of the 2000s. While musicians Jack and Meg White wowed audiences with their intense performances, the true nature of their relationship was a mystery.
In the press, they claimed to be siblings. But, it was revealed that the pair were actually a married couple. They got divorced in March 2000, three months before the release of their second album, De Stijl.
Bruce Willis and Demi Moore
Demi Moore and Bruce Willis have an unconventional relationship, to say the least. The pair were married for 12 years and have three children together, but they split in 2000. Many years later, the pair still remain close friends, even quarantining together with their children during the pandemic.
They have worked together on a few projects since the split, including the Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis. Demi took to the stage to share some choice words about her ex!
Sarah Silverman and Jimmy Kimmel
When it comes to celebrity couples, it doesn’t get much funnier than Sarah Silverman and Jimmy Kimmel. The pair of comedians began dating in 2002 but they eventually went their separate ways in 2008.
The former Saturday Night Live stars have both went on to forge successful entertainment careers, with Kimmel hosting his own talk show and Silverman starring in countless films and television shows. They’ve even discussed their relationship as Silverman has taken to the couch on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston were one of the most beloved celebrity couples of the early 2000s. When they started dating in 1999, Jennifer had made a name for herself as the nation’s sweetheart Rachel Green on Friends, while Brad Pitt was a Hollywood rising star.
The couple split in 2005 and their relationship became fraught as Pitt began dating A-list celeb, Angelina Jolie. But, they reunited in 2020 with a charity table-reading of Fast Times at Ridgemont High.
Christina Anstead and Tarek El Moussa
It’s awkward when you momentarily bump into your ex in public. This couple has to confront each other every day at work! Christina Anstead and Tarek El Moussa are the hosts of Flip or Flop, an HGTV home renovation show.
The premise of the show was originally based around the married couple, who were business partners in the real estate industry. Their marriage broke down in 2016, but the show is still running, with a new season in the works!
Evangeline Lily and Dominic Monaghan
The two LOST actors met on the set. While their characters Kate and Charlie never got together, there were definite fireworks off-screen. They dated from 2004 to 2007, ending their relationship before the show had wrapped for its final season in 2010. Three years of awkward on-set interactions ensued.
Dominic was most likely pleased that his character didn’t appear in season five and only appeared in flashbacks in season six. He has since claimed that Lily cheated during their tryst.
Michael Vartan and Jennifer Garner
Before Jennifer Garner had begun her much-publicized romance with Ben Affleck, she dated a co-star. Garner and Vartan first met on the set of Alias in 2001, though they didn’t start dating until two years later. They played lovers on the show until 2006, but their relationship ended in 2004.
The couple remained close and claimed that their split did not affect their working relationship. Jennifer even told Michael about her engagement to Affleck before announcing it to the world.
Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki
This celebrity couple may surprise you. While audiences loved watching nerdy Leonard fall in love with modelesque Penny in sitcom The Big Bang Theory, many people are unaware that actors Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki dated in real life!
They dated from 2008 to 2010, but both actors remained on the show until its finale in 2019! They must have had a strong bond to continue working together for nine years. Galecki confirmed this by saying, “We’re dear, dear friends.”
Mindy Kaling and BJ Novak
Mindy Kaling and B.J. Novak met over 15 years ago on the set of The Office, and their relationship has been complicated ever since. Their on-screen characters Kelly Kapoor and Ryan Howard dated sporadically throughout the show’s run, and they also dated behind the scenes.
Their on-again-off-again relationship endured for years, as Kaling described it as a “romantically charged camaraderie with loud arguments.” While the couple is no longer officially together, they remain best friends, working together on countless projects.
Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham
Fleetwood Mac icons Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham made for one of the most famous celebrity couples in the music industry. Most of the songs on their hit album Rumours were even based around their stormy relationship. Over the years, the exes have reunited for various musical projects, but their relationship remains complicated.
The band reformed in 1996, and things went smoothly until August of 2018, when it was announced that Buckingham had been fired from the band a second time.
Naomi Watts and Liev Schrieber
British actress Naomi Watts met American actor Liev Schreiber in the Spring of 2005. It seemed like a match made in celebrity heaven, but it was not meant to be. They announced their split in 2016 after having two children and spending 11 years together.
Despite the breakdown of their marriage, the pair have remained on good terms. As well as co-parenting their sons, they have acted together in various projects including Chuck, in which they played husband and wife!
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson
No list of celebrity break-ups would be complete without K-Stew and R-Patz. These two teen idols were everywhere in the media from 2008 to 2012. And as each new installment of the Twilight Saga hit screens, the tabloids were awash with stories about the rocky relationship of its two stars.
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson began dating in 2009, and they shared an intense love affair that ended shortly before the final franchise installment, Breaking Dawn — Part 2, was released in 2012.
Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake has had his fair share of celebrity girlfriends. His romance with pop princess Britney Spears was tabloid fodder throughout the early 2000s, but it is his relationship with actress Cameron Diaz that earns him a place on this list.
Diaz reportedly met Timberlake at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards in April 2003, and they happily dated until their split in 2007. Proving there was no bad blood between the pair, they both starred in comedy Bad Teacher in 2011.
Gwen Stefani and Tony Kanal
The love story of Gwen Stefani and Tony Kanal sounds like the subject of a teen romance movie. Kanal was Stefani’s first boyfriend, and they dated from 1987 to 1994. They didn’t let their split affect their band, but many of their songs are inspired by their failed relationship.
It’s no wonder that their break-up anthem, “Don’t Speak,” ended up soundtracking the lives of heartbroken youngsters throughout the ’90s and beyond. They’re still friends, though No Doubt is no more.
Katie Holmes and Joshua Jackson
Joshua Jackson and Katie Holmes became teen icons in the 1990s upon bagging roles in Dawson’s Creek. As well as Hollywood fame, they also found something else on set — love. Their characters Pacey and Joey shared an on-again-off-again romance, and their relationship followed a similar trajectory.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Holmes said that Jackson had been her “first love.” Even though things didn’t work out romantically between the pair, they both starred on Dawson’s Creek until its finale.
Laura Dern and Kyle MacLachlan
Who would have known that 25 years after splitting up, Twin Peaks stars Laura Dern and Kyle MacLachlan would find themselves filming a love scene together! Thankfully, things weren’t too awkward between the pair, who remained friends after their split.
They reunited for Twin Peaks: The Return, the 2017 continuation of the beloved horror drama series from David Lynch. MacLachlan and Dern were together for three and a half years from 1985 to 1989, after meeting on the set of Blue Velvet.
Blake Lively and Penn Badgley
Here are two more teen drama stars who couldn’t keep their hands off each other! Penn Badgley and Blake Lively met while filming Gossip Girl, and a romance blossomed between the pair behind the scenes.
Their characters Serena Van Der Woodsen and Dan Humphrey dated on the show, and their real lives truly mirrored the glamorous drama of the Upper East Side. Their love affair unfortunately ended while Gossip Girl was still on-air, but they remained professional until the end.
Charlize Theron and Sean Penn
Now, this is one awkward celebrity break-up. Respected Hollywood starlet Charlize Theron met legendary actor/director Sean Penn when she starred in the movie The Last Face, which Penn directed. They were together for a year and a half, until they went their separate ways in 2015.
The film went into post-production and was released in 2016. Penn and Theron were then forced to do take part in the press campaign for the film together, one year after breaking up.
Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton
This celebrity couple had not one but two high-profile break-ups! Screen queen Elizabeth Taylor and iconic actor Richard Burton were one of the most celebrated cinema duos of the 1960s. After meeting on the set of Cleopatra in 1962, they starred in 11 films together and married and divorced twice!
They were together from 1964 to 1974 and again from 1975 to 1976. Despite the drama in their relationship, the pair reunited in 1983 for a play called Private Lives.
Jenny Slate and Chris Evans
Parks and Recreation actress Jenny Slate and Captain America star Chris Evans made an adorable couple! The internet exploded when their romance was made public, but sadly, it did not last. They met on the set of 2017 comedy-drama film Gifted and appeared together on the ‘Anna Faris Is Unqualified’ podcast.
When the couple went their separate ways, they still had to carry out press engagements to promote the film. But thankfully, things didn’t seem awkward between the pair.
Nikki Reed and Paul McDonald
Actress and singer Nikki Reed is actually married to another celebrity on this list — The Vampire Diaries star Ian Somerhalder. But, before their romance blossomed, she was involved with singer Paul McDonald. The American Idol alum was married to Reed for three years, but things didn’t work out and they filed for divorce in March of 2014.
This wasn’t before recording and releasing a debut album together. The break-up record, titled I’m Not Falling, had songs including “Goodbye” and “Misery.” Ouch.
Heidi Klum and Seal
Supermodel Heidi Klum and “Kiss From a Rose” singer Seal had a seemingly perfect marriage. They renewed their vows every year and he even adopted her daughter Leni from a previous marriage. However, proving that appearances aren’t everything, the pair filed for divorce in 2014 after nine years together.
They remained close, with Seal playing a huge part in his children’s lives. They reunited on-screen in 2017 when Klum invited Seal to guest judge with her on America’s Got Talent.
Diane Keaton and Al Pacino
Did you know that Hollywood royalty Diane Keaton and Al Pacino were romantically involved? The legendary actors met on the set of The Godfather in the 1970s. In a 2017 interview with People magazine, Keaton waxed lyrical about her former lover, calling him “Charming, hilarious, a nonstop talker.”
However, things fell apart between the pair. Keaton wanted to get married, while Pacino preferred the bachelor lifestyle. Despite the break-up, they still had to work together on subsequent Godfather sequels. Awkward!
Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter
It’s been a bumpy road for Dexter stars Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter. The duo, who play siblings on the acclaimed crime drama, fell in love while filming the show’s first season. Hall, who plays the main character, Dexter Morgan, and Carpenter, who plays his sister Deborah Morgan, eloped on New Year’s Eve in 2008 after two years of dating.
Unfortunately, their marriage did not work out, and they filed for divorce in 2011, with Dexter wrapping two years later.
Sophia Bush and Chad Michael Murray
Sophia Bush and Chad Michael Murray played fan favorites Brooke Davis and Lucas Scott on teen drama One Tree Hill. Their characters had an on-again-off-again relationship on the show, and their real romance was equally as turbulent. They met on set in 2003 and the rest is history.
They married in 2005, but filed for divorce five months after the wedding, citing ‘fraud’ as the reason for their annulment. They continued to work together until the final season in 2012.
Adam Brody and Rachel Bilson
Teen drama The O.C ran from 2003 to 2007 on Fox. It followed the escapades of a host of impossibly good-looking teenagers in Southern California. Hormones were running high on set, and many of the young stars ended up together.
Rachel Bilson and Adam Brody (who played Summer Roberts and Seth Cohen respectively) dated for the majority of the show’s run, before breaking up in 2006. They had to work together until the show’s final season wrapped one year later.
Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult
The Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence is happily married to art dealer Cooke Maroney, but she has made headlines in the past for some of her other high-profile relationships. She dated her X-Men co-star Nicholas Hoult on and off from 2011 to 2015.
They reunited in 2019 for the final installment in the franchise, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, but they managed to keep things professional and polite. Maybe they bonded over hours spent in the make-up trailer, being turned into blue mutants?
Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick
Keeping Up With the Kardashians fans will be well acquainted with the stormy relationship of eldest sister Kourtney and her ex, Scott Disick. The couple met at a house party in Mexico, and dated on and off for 10 years, from 2005 to 2015.
They have three children together (daughter Penelope Scotland and sons Mason Dash and Reign Aston), but things have not worked out between them romantically. Through it all, they have starred together in the hit reality TV show.
Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev
While their real-life love affair came to a halt in 2013, The Vampire Diaries stars Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder played on-screen love interests Elena Gilbert and Damon Salvatore until 2017. The 10-year age gap between the couple proved difficult to navigate, and fans of the show were devastated when the pair announced their split.
However, Dobrev and Somerhalder managed to stay friends despite everything, and they even won a People’s Choice Award for “onscreen chemistry” in 2014!
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony
The “Jenny From the Block” singer has had her fair share of celebrity exes, from professional baseball player Alex Rodriguez to movie star Ben Affleck. But, it is her seven-year relationship with musician Marc Anthony that earns her a spot on this list.
The pair married in 2004 and officially divorced in 2014. They’ve managed to stay friends for the sake of their children and have even collaborated on an album and talent search TV competition Q’Viva! The Chosen.
Dominic Cooper and Amanda Seyfried
This celebrity love story is a classic. Two attractive and talented co-stars met on the set of a romantic comedy, fell in love, and dated for a few years before eventually calling it quits. Amanda Seyfried met Dominic Cooper when filming ABBA musical Mamma Mia in 2008.
They dated until 2011, but reprised their roles 10 years later in the sequel, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again! Amanda Seyfried revealed the split was due to Cooper seeing someone else. Ouch!
Joey King and Jacob Elordi
Actress Joey King has said that she is hesitant to date co-stars following her split from Jacob Elordi — and we can understand why! They met on the set of Netflix’s Kissing Booth in 2017, and a romance blossomed between the two.
However, they were unable to make things work, and broke up in the fall of 2018. King had to step back into the shoes of her character Elle Evans for the sequel Kissing Booth 2, acting opposite her ex-boyfriend.
Drew Barrymore and Justin Long
With both actors having thriving in Hollywood, these on-screen sweethearts were everywhere in the 2000s. Drew Barrymore and Justin Long first met on the set of 2007’s He’s Just Not That Into You and dated on and off for three years.
Long was reportedly set to star in her directorial debut Whip It! in 2008, but dropped out of the project as their on-again-off-again relationship was too rocky. However, they eventually reunited for romantic comedy Going the Distance in 2010.
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Dany Garcia
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has a pretty unconventional relationship with his ex-wife, Dany Garcia. Unlike some of the other couples on this list, who have collaborated on the occasional project together since breaking up, Johnson and Garcia have a strong, professional working relationship.
Garcia managed Johnson’s career long after their divorce, they co-own a film production company and they recently acquired the American football XFL League. From lovers to business partners, they are setting a great example for their daughter.
Milo Ventimiglia and Hayden Panettiere
It seems Milo Ventimiglia has a habit of dating his co-stars! Not only has he had a tryst with Gilmore Girls actress Alexis Bledel, but he has also dated Heroes actress Hayden Panettiere.
The pair played uncle and niece on the hit show but they didn’t let their on-screen relationship get in the way of their love. They dated from 2007 to 2009, but the show didn’t end until 2010. Ventimiglia has since said he would never date another co-star.
Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart
We all know what can happen on the set of a romantically charged teen drama like Riverdale. Former child star Cole Sprouse has starred on the show with actress Lili Reinhart since it began in 2017. Not long after the show’s premiere did rumors of their relationship begin.
They dodged questions about their relationship for a year, until going public at 2018’s Met Gala. Unfortunately, they split in May 2020, before returning to the Riverdale set to film season five.
Charles Melton and Camila Mendes
Much like Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart, Charles Melton and Camila Mendes found love on the set of The CW’s Riverdale. However, their romance unfortunately did not stand the test of time. They began dating one year into the show’s run, in October 2018, but broke up in December 2019.
Despite their split, they’ve managed to maintain a professional relationship. And it’s for the best, as Riverdale is still on air and has recently been renewed for a sixth season.
Ben Affleck and Gwyneth Paltrow
Aside from her successful acting career, Gwyneth Paltrow is known for her relationship with Coldplay frontman Chris Martin. However, long before their ‘conscious uncoupling’ made headlines, she had another celebrity beau. Paltrow met Ben Affleck on the set of 1998 film Shakespeare in Love, and they began dating.
However, their romance didn’t last into the 2000s, and they split just before the release of their romance film Bounce. The exes then had to carry out press interviews for the film!
The Weeknd and Bella Hadid
Abel Tesfaye, also known by his stage name The Weeknd, is a Grammy-nominated singer and rapper. It’s no surprise that he began dating another superstar celebrity by the name of Bella Hadid. The pair dated on and off from 2015 to 2019, but they were forced to have a very public reunion while broken up in 2016.
Supermodel Bella strutted down the runway at the Victoria Secret Fashion Show, while The Weeknd performed next to her, only one month after splitting!
Jennifer Aniston and Tate Donovan
Jennifer Aniston is best known for portraying Rachel Green in the sitcom Friends. Her character bounced from boyfriend to boyfriend, before eventually (spoiler alert!) ending up with Ross Gellar. One of her on-screen romances was with Joshua, played by Tate Donovan.
Fans were shocked to find out that Aniston and Donovan had also been a couple IRL. They had been seeing each other for three years, but were breaking up around the time that Donovan made an appearance on the show.
Jessica Szohr and Ed Westwick
It turns out that Penn Badgley and Blake Lively are not the only couple who formed behind the scenes on Gossip Girl. There was plenty of drama on set! While their characters Vanessa Abrams and Chuck Bass hooked up casually on the show, Westwick and Szohr had a much deeper connection.
Their complicated on-again-off-again relationship lasted from 2009 until the show wrapped in 2012, so they often had to share scenes together while they were in the midst of a break-up.