Jordin Sparks Breaks Up With Jason Derulo in a Totally Boss Way & How 11 Other Celebs Deal With Breakups
When most of us (okay, pretty much all of us) deal with a break-up, it's not in the public eye. It's generally from the safety of our Snuggies and piles of Franzia boxes. Praise be, our Lord and saviors. However, if you're Jordin Sparks, a breakup means figuring out how to toss out Jason Derulo and get rid of the BMW that was gifted to you. According to the recently-single star the whole thing happened like this: "I haven't spoken to him since everything went down. [After we last talked] he helped me with my bag to the car, he kissed me, he told me he loved me... then didn't call! I'm like, 'We need to talk about this and move past it.' He wasn't responding and I was like, 'Okay,’ so then, I just stopped and I was like, 'You need to come get your s***.' So he got all of his stuff out of my house." Yes Jordin, YES.
So the next time you're dealing with heartbreak, just harness your inner Jordin Sparks for no-nonsense strength. It gets even juicier. Sparks continued on her interview with Power 105.1 to talk about how she returned the BMW Derulo gave her, "I dropped it off at the BMW dealership and said, 'You can deal with it.’”
In case you need a little more celeb words of wisdom of how to get over your ex, here's a few of our favorite famous females' thoughts on breaking up and moving on.
In an interview with Vanity Fair, Aniston opened up about dealing with her split with Brad Pitt, “Am I lonely? Yes. Am I upset? Yes. Am I confused? Yes. Do I have my days when I’ve thrown a little pity party for myself? Absolutely. But I’m also doing really well. I’d be a robot if I said I didn’t feel moments of anger, of hurt, of embarrassment… [but] you joke and say, ‘What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger’.”
On her very public breakups: “Once you’re back on your feet — if you ever make it back on your feet — that’s the ultimate achievement. I remember I was in New York at the Trump Hotel and I woke up and I just knew I was over it. It was a different day. I felt different. I didn’t feel lonely. I felt like I wanted to get up and be in the world. That was a great, great feeling.”
In an interview with Elle magazine, Witherspoon opened up about her divorce, “Very humiliating and very isolating…But, by the way, if it’s not painful, maybe it wasn’t the right decision to marry to begin with. Those are the appropriate emotions. When people get in your face and say, `This will pass,’ you think, Are they crazy? I’m never gonna feel any better than I feel right this minute and nothing’s ever gonna make sense again.”
In her very Taylor way, “There’s just been this earth-shattering, not recent, but absolute crash-and-burn heartbreak, and that will turn out to be what the next album is about. The only way that I can feel better about myself — pull myself out of that awful pain of losing someone — is writing songs about it to get some sort of clarity.”
On giving yourself a time limit to deal: “You can allow yourself 72 hours of wallowing time. Then you’ve got to get into the gym, stop eating the ice cream and move on. [And] make out with a stranger… he must be gorgeous or you’ll feel worse.”
On those nonsense rules of thumb, “When I was first going through my separation, someone said to me, ‘It will take you half as long as you were in the relationship before you’ll feel better.’ And I wanted to knock them out cold across the table. Because, of course, I was in agony. And the last thing I wanted to think was that I was going to stay that way for a long time. But interestingly enough, it is over four years later — we were together eight years — and I finally feel like, cool. I feel better.”
Even supermodels struggle: “Years and years of crying. Oh, the tears!”
Sometimes you just collapse into it. It’s okay, we’ve all done it: “I was crawling on the floor. I remember throwing up. I remember being on the floor… I have never felt anything quite like that. It was so visceral. It’s like someone has killed you and you have to live through it and watch it happen… It was awful.”
According to the fashion designer and TV star, sleep does the trick. “Chances are you weren’t sleeping soundly when the news of your breakup first broke. I know that I get particularly restless when I’m stressed about something or going through a tough time. Make sure you are logging in enough hours with your pillow by taking the natural supplement Melatonin, drinking sleepy time tea, or even eating sleep-inducing foods. Your red, puffy eyes will not look any better with dark bags underneath, and not sleeping will make the days ahead even more difficult than they already are. Plus, sleeping will give your mind rest from all the overthinking it has been doing and it will give you clarity about what has happened with your relationship.”
The greatest truth of all: “Only time can heal your broken heart, just as only time can heal his broken arms and legs.”
Her trick is to be kind to herself. “A lot of therapy has happened and a lot of understanding and growth. Sometimes you have to go through all this s–t to get your grips on life and figure out what the next boundaries in your love life are going to be. You have to go through the mud in order to find that peaceful place. In the long run, it was necessary for me to have more of a teammate.”