Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity Relationships in Need of a New Year’s ResolutionCupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity Relationships in Need of a New Year’s Resolution

By Courtney Allen

The New Year is here, and even the biggest celebs in Hollywood know what that means: it’s time to pull out the glorious pen and paper. There is no better time like the present than to leave the daunting past behind in the tabloids, whether it is love drama with exes, juicy scandals or shocking infidelity. 2012 may have proved to be rocky for these celebrity couples, but the upcoming year just may be looking up if they write their New Year’s Resolution list with these things in mind:

Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson: These two Twilight stars had us watching in amazement as their seemingly perfect relationship flourished both on-screen andoff. It wasn’t until this summer that their ‘fairytale’ took a turn for the worst. Stewart became the center of a cheating scandal between her married Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders. Stewart caused jaw drops amongst her Twilight fans and co-stars as news of the flaming affair became public. Speculation over whether Stewart and Pattinson would stay together swirled for months. The answer to the question we were all once dying to know? Yes. The couple is together today. But one piece of advice for their partially tainted relationship: keeping Kristen’s deceit in the past in order for it to successfully recover in the new year.

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Rihanna and Chris Brown: Chris Brown and Rihanna have quite the troubled past. The two world-famous singers started dating back in 2008. Between Rihanna’s stunning face and body and Chris Brown’s undeniably handsome facial features and lullaby-like voice, they instantly became one of the hottest, power couples in Hollywood. But in February of 2009, tragedy struck for the lovebirds. Brown was arrested for allegedly assaulting the “Disturbia” singer after a pre-Grammy bash. The two obviously went their separate ways as Rihanna filed a restraining order against Brown which was later dropped in 2011. Shortly after, rumors began to fly about the two rekindling their flame with the release of Rihanna’s “Birthday Cake Remix” featuring the R&B singer. Looking back, the rumor seemed nothing less than the truth. Brown recently dumped ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran and now appears to be dating Rihanna based off pictures on her Instagram. Let’s just hope these two have a healthier relationship this time around. If they commit to this New Year’s Resolution, nothing can stop them.

Halle Berry and Oliver Martinez: Halle Berry and fiancé Oliver Martinez seem to be doing just fine besides one small problem: her ex. Model Gabriel Aubry is causing trouble in paradise for the couple. Berry and Aubry are right in the middle of custody battle over their four-year old daughter Nahla after splitting up back in 2010. Things got pretty heated over Thanksgiving when Aubry got into a physical altercation during a custodial hand-off with the bombshell’s current boyfriend, French actor Gabriel Martinez. Aubry seems to be creating quite the mess for Berry and her new relationship. The cause of the fight is unknown, but pleasant words are definitely out of the question. Sounds like the three need to somehow find a way to kiss and make up for the New Year and for the future. With Nahla in the picture, Aubry isn’t going anywhere.

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Rupert Sanders and Liberty Ross: The couple on the other side of Kristen Stewart’s cheating scandal has been through trying times since the infidelity went public last summer. Turns out Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders was not only in a relationship, but was married to English model Liberty Ross. The couple was not seen together for several weeks following the scandal, leaving us to wonder if Sanders’ position as director in the Snow White and the Huntsman sequel was the only thing he had lost. Luckily for Sanders, Ross seems to be giving him another chance after his slip-up with 22-year old Stewart. Sanders will now be walking on thin ice with his wife as he enters into 2013. All the New Year’s resolving between them should come mostly from his end: proving that he can be trusted again; and of course for Liberty, giving him the fair chance.

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