5 Real-Life Examples That Dispel the “Never Set Foot in the Same River Twice” Myth


The saying “never set foot in the same river twice” is often used to describe how life is constantly changing and we should always be moving forward. However, there are many examples from real life that disprove this myth. In this blog post, we will explore five examples of couples who have defied the odds and reunited after breaking up. We will also examine what these couples have said about their experiences.

Courtney Cox and Johnny McDade

The romance of Courteney Cox and Johnny McDade began in 2014 – when the actress and the musician were introduced by their mutual friend Ed Sheeran. Six months after the beginning of the relationship, the boyfriend proposed to the actress, and they got engaged. But already in 2015, the lovers broke up, breaking off the engagement. However, after some time, Courtney and Johnny realized that they were made for each other and renewed their relationship. However, for now, there is no talk about marriage. The relationships, it are not as easy as like to catch a cheater on iPhone or making a pudding, has had their fair share of ups and downs, but they have managed to overcome the obstacles and find their way back to each other. When asked if you were getting married, Courtney replied, “I don’t know. We’ll see.”

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom

In 2013, Orlando Bloom saw Katy Perry for the first time. The meeting took place at a charity event of Coach brand on April 10. However, that night Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry limited themselves to a greeting and a couple of polite phrases. Nothing foretold an imminent romance. But a little over a year later, in early 2015, the paparazzi caught them together on vacation. Then it became clear that the actors had started dating. The relationship lasted about a year, but in early 2017 the couple announced that they were taking a break. However, after some time apart, Orlando and Katy realized that they couldn’t live without each other and got back together. The happy couple had a daughter, named Daisy Dove Bloom. They are now happier than ever and seem to be in it for the long haul.

Rose Leslie and Kit Harington

Rose and Kit met on the set of Season 2 of Game of Thrones. They became friends, and rumors of an affair between the actors began to emerge. Although Leslie and Harington made no official statements about their relationship, in 2013, an anonymous source reported that they broke up and Rose had an affair with someone else. After their on-screen love affair ended, Leslie and Harington continued to communicate, and in 2014, people began to notice the actors together again. In April 2016, the couple officially confirmed their relationship. The stars of “Game of Thrones” had their first child, and the actors are hiding the name and the date of birth of the baby.

Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake

And this couple, too, passed the breakup test. Bill and Timberlake met at Justin’s birthday party. After four years of relationship, in 2011, they broke up. It was a completely mutual decision: the young people came to the conclusion that it was time for each of them to move on. But not even a year later, Timberlake proposed to Bill. Now the couple is raising two sons and is actively sharing photos of themselves on social networks.

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck

Last, but not least, are Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez. J.Lo and Ben Affleck met back in 2001, on the set of the movie “Gigli”, where they played a couple of gangsters in love. They immediately fell for each other and became a real Hollywood couple. After two years of relationship, Ben and Jennifer got engaged, but in early 2004 they announced the termination of the engagement. The reasons for the breakup were not named. Years later, they decided to try again. Paparazzi caught the happy couple at their first dinner together after the reunion. The media also reports that Jennifer and her children spent a lot of time with Ben not too long ago, and he won the whole family over with his charm. On July 16, 2022, singer Jennifer Lopez and Hollywood actor Ben Affleck got married 20 years after their first failed wedding. The modest ceremony, where only family and close friends of the couple were present, took place in Las Vegas.

So, as we can see from these five examples, the saying “you can never set foot in the same river twice” is nothing more than a myth. The river of life always has something new in store for us, whether it’s a new love, a new adventure, or even a second chance at happiness. So go out and make the most of every moment, because you never know what’s just around the river bend. Thanks for reading! 🙂

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