Luis Miguel took a break from music that lasted seven years. 1
The singer took a seven-year hiatus from music after he released his self-titled album, Luis Miguel, in 2010. He followed that project with the successful and well received ¡México Por Siempre! in 2017, and was welcomed back with open arms by the public. During one stop for the tour in 2018, the singer burst into tears and thanked fans for supporting him.
As perfect as she might seem, Jennifer Lopez has also had some major career disappointments. 2
The release of her least successful album, Brave, in 2007 while she was married to Marc Anthony, and the birth of their twins, Max and Emme, in 2008, led Jen to take a break from her career and start a rebranding. The singer came back in 2011, stronger than ever, with the release of "On The Floor," her most successful single ever, the movie The Back Up Plan, which her first feature film in three years and a stint as a judge on American Idol. Her career has continued to evolve and be on an upswing since then.
Gloria Trevi made her way back to the top. 3
She was arrested in Brazil and faced charges of corrupting minors in 2000. She spent four years in prison before being cleared of the charges for lack of evidence. She has since reignited her singing career and her music has been well received by fans and critics alike.
Nicky Jam rose from the ashes like a Phoenix. 5
After dealing with addiction, Nicky's drug addiction almost led him to let his rapping career slip from his fingers. He gained weight, spent some time in jail and lost the love of his fans in Puerto Rico. He credits a move to Colombia for helping him shake his addiction and reviving his career thanks to the fans in the South American country who never stopped supporting him. Now he's on top of the charts again, and after creating the official song of the 2018 World Cup he's pretty much on top of the world.
Many thought the end of Sábado Gigante meant the end of Don Francisco's career. 6
The TV host, whose show ran for 53 years on Univision, shocked everyone when he announced in 2015 that it was coming to an end. He dealt his fans yet another surprise when he revealed in 2016 that he had signed a deal with Telemundo for another show titled Don Francisco Te Invita.
Alex Rodriguez got a second wind in his career in sports, but not as an athlete. 7
Following his retirement from a controversial baseball career, Alex became a media personality and sports broadcaster for ESPN and Fox Sports. He also appears on the show Shark Tank. As great as he looked in his Yankees uniform, there's no denying a suit and tie fits him well.
Selena Gomez's health issues didn't stop her from diving right back into work. 8
While most people would slow down after receiving a kidney transplant, Selena just kept working harder. The singer revealed in 2017 that she had taken a few months to recover from the surgery but then continued releasing music as well as working on her fashion collaboration with Coach. She has had to enter treatment facilities in the past but she always gets right back to business. We are so proud of her and her determination!
Rodner Figueroa was given a second chance. 9
The TV personality was let go from Univision after he made some rather racist remarks on El Gordo y La Flaca toward then-First Lady Michelle Obama in March 2015. It took two years before he started working again. In 2017, Rodner made the announcement that he was returning to television but now on the rival network Telemundo as part of the Al Rojo Vivo cast. He struggled with depression after the incident but he seems to be in good spirits again. Everybody makes mistakes, right?
Adamari Lopez was an actress from a young age. 11
Adamari has gone through a lot in her life, including her battle with breast cancer, which distanced her from acting in the novelas she became famous for. The actress put that career aside and is now thriving as a TV host for Un Nuevo Día and has become a fan favorite for her adorable personality and undeniable charm.
Demi Lovato's resilience surprises us time and time again. 12
Every time Demi has fallen, she rises up again like a skyscraper. The singer has struggled with addiction for most of her adult life, but continues to fight even through the darkest times. She returned to be a judge on The X Factor just a year after she was sent to a rehabilitation center after a violent episode that came about because of her drug abuse.
Dayanara Torres went from Miss Universe to television star. 13
She won the Miss Universe crown in 1993, and had a bit of a lukewarm singing and acting career since. The beauty queen seemed to come into her own when she competed in Mira Quién Baila in 2017, ultimately being the season's winner. She was asked to return in 2018 but as a judge on the panel for the singing competition show. She looks happier and better than ever.
Kim Kardashian stepped away from the public eye after a terrifying incident in Paris, France. 14
The reality TV star took time away from the spotlight and social media after she was robbed at gun point in her hotel room in Paris in 2016. Some thought that since social media is such a huge part of her job and her brand, that it would ultimately be the end of her empire as we know it. While she was away for a few months, Kim returned better than ever and with a new outlook on life. She has since been outspoken about stricter gun laws and is fighting for prison reform.
Camila Cabello resurfaced as a solo superstar. 15
After the Cuban-Mexican singer left Fifth Harmony in 2016, many people questioned what was in store for her future. Some believed that she had left the girl group too soon, but she proved them wrong by releasing her solo debut album Camila in 2018, and absolutely killing it on the charts with hit songs like, "Havana."
Will Smith's career underwent a complete rebranding. 16
The actor and rapper has had such great success in his career with his various TV, movie and music projects, but things seemed to slow down for him for quite a few years. In 2018, the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star, became the king of Instagram, showing the world a more intimate look at his personal life and his personality, as well as signed on for some new movies like Aladdin, and released music collaborations with artists such as Marc Anthony, Bad Bunny and Nicky Jam.
After starring as the lead in a string of romantic comedies, Katherine Heigl's career suddenly came to a halt. 18
While she says her time off was used to focus on raising her kids, some blamed her fall from popularity after starring in hit movies like 27 Dresses on her "diva personality." She has since joined the show Suits as the lead, after Meghan Markle left the series following her marriage to Prince Harry.
Ariana Grande has faced a lot of ups and downs in her career. 19
After a suicide bomber killed 23 concertgoers at one of her Dangerous Woman tour shows in May 2017, some thought that would be the end of Ariana's singing career. The former Nickelodeon star instead returned to the city less than a month later to perform a tribute show, One Love Manchester, in honor of the victims.
Justin Bieber was in awe at his fans' unyielding love and support. 20
The singer got in trouble with the law on several occassions when he was at the height of his career and many people turned their backs on him--but not his Beliebers. The singer returned with his hit album, Purpose, in 2016, and he was often brought to tears on stage by the love he received from his fans.