It’s no secret that celebrities change relationships as often as they change their socks. And in 2009 there were plenty of love connections, broken hearts, and rekindled flames in Tinseltown.
At the top of the heap were Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, who did their best to keep their love a secret. Other celebrities who found that special someone were Britney Spears and Jason Trawick, LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian, Emmy Rossum and Adam Duritz, Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Jamie Kennedy, Katy Perry and Russell Brand, Taylor Swift and Taylor Lautner, Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom, Renee Zellweger and Bradley Cooper, Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem, Tila Tequila and Casey Johnson, and Lauren Conrad and Kyle Howard.
On the flipside of the coin, there were plenty of scorned celebs who sent their significant others packing for a variety of reasons. Among them were Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal, Miley Cyrus and Justin Gaston, Katie Price and Peter Andre, Jennifer Aniston and John Mayer, Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon, Hayden Panettiere and Milo Ventimiglia, Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston, LeAnn Rimes and Dean Sheremet, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Ross McCall, Holly Madison and Criss Angel, Brody Jenner and Jayde Nicole, Jon and Kate Gosselin, Rihanna and Chris Brown, Julianne Hough and Chuck Wicks, Avril Lavigne and Deryck Whibley, Emmy Russum and Justin Siegel, Jessica Simpson and Tony Romo, Michelle Williams and Spike Jonze, Joe Jonas and Camilla Belle, Demi Lovato and Trace Cyrus, Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson and Molly Sims and Aaron Eckhart.
Somewhere in-between the makeup and breakup games were stars who were on a rollercoaster ride of getting together and breaking up all in the same year. Vanessa Minnillo and Nick Lachey broke up and eventually got back together, as did Kim Kardashian and Reggie Bush, Paris Hilton and Doug Reinhardt, Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green, Chelsy Davy and Prince Harry, Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick, and Kate Hudson and Alex Rodriguez.