Usher & 5 Other Celebs Who Turned Their Heartbreak into Cold Hard Cash

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As a great philosopher once said, “Let it burn. Let it burn. Gotta let it burn.” OK, I admit that those memorable words are actually lyrics from a pop song and that the great philosopher is actually The Voice judge and singer Usher, but the words still ring true for any breakup. Actually, I’m a huge fan of Usher’s 2004 album Confessions because of "Burn" and because it’s been super helpful in cradling my own currently cracked heart. With it, Usher showed us that you will survive and grow from relationship mistakes and breakups. The 35-year-old divorced father of two even recently said that marrying at 28 was the best mistake he’s ever made. He told O, The Oprah Magazine that he doesn't regret his relationship with ex-wife Tameka Foster.

“Most people probably think I regret it because I ended up getting divorced, but it helped me learn that sometimes I think I know more than I actually do." See? Sometimes breakups lead to bigger and better things. Here are five other celebs who made their failed relationships work for them, too.

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