It's a digital age, so we get over breakups in a digital way. Ever heard of winning the breakup? Of course you have. It's better known as the post-breakup photo. You know, that picture you post after a long-term relationship ends to let the world — and your ex — know that you're doing OK. Great, actually. And ,of course, no one understands the importance of post-breakup photos better than celebrities.
After all, celebrities aren't announcing to just their closest friends and family members that they have survived and will be moving on to bigger and better things and people. Being a celebrity means that you are required to, quite literally, show the world that you are doing just fine after a breakup (or at least, the part of the world that follows you and cares about your work).
Everyone loves to see a good comeback after all, especially if the celebrity in question has been wronged. But even if things ended on amicable terms, it is still charming to see your favorite stars reclaim their narrative post-breakup on social media. So, here is a round up of some of the best celebrity post-breakup photos on Instagram. You know their exes must be missing them at least a little bit after seeing these!
1. Kourtney Kardashian
Seeing as the reality star's breakup with Scott Disick is fairly recent, there is a plethora of options to choose from here. (Come on, she's a Kardashian, you know she's super active on social media.) But Tinkerbell must win. Nothing better than a subtle "I'm still a princess" jab.
2. Taylor Swift
The queen of breakup anthems shared this post following her much-buzzed-about split from Harry Styles. No teardrops are seen on this guitar!
3. Britney Spears
Don't think that the pop princess was crying too hard over her split from Charlie Ebersol! The mom of two showed off another wonderful man in her life, her son Jayden.
4. Hilary Duff
Adding a healthy dose of body positivity to a post-breakup snap? Duff gets extra points for this post-breakup from ex-husband Mike Comrie bikini selfie.
5. Jordin Sparks
Following along with the body positive theme, check out Sparks' gorgeous collage of makeup-free photos she posted following her split with Jason Derulo. She woke up like this — without him!
6. Selena Gomez
What's even better than looking good? Doing good, of course! That's the message the "Come and Get It" performer seemed to be sending with this sweet snap of herself visiting kids at Children's Hospital LA, shortly after her split with Justin Bieber.
7. Mariah Carey
The diva was having a very good night out at Chippendales in Las Vegas following her split from Nick Cannon. How good? She got to sit on the throne even when she was the, ahem, spectator rather than the performer onstage for this show.
As we all know, if something isn't posted on Instagram, did it really even happen? Well, now we know that these stars are doing just fine!