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The Seldom Heard Stories Behind These Scandalous Stars Who Were Caught Cheating on Their Partners

It doesn’t come as a surprise these days when Hollywood couples call it time on their relationships. As the public, we’re used to hearing about stars breaking up or moving on. But if the reason for their split is a whole lot more scandalous, they try their best to keep it hushed up.

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For some cheating scandals it can take years until the truth about them comes out. Which is why at Popular Everything, we’ve gathered all the info there is about what really went down. Check out what really happened with these famous couples – as it turns out, things werent as perfect as they seemed.

Josh Duhamel Cheated With an Exotic Dancer

Singer Fergie married actor Josh Duhamel in 2009 after five years of dating, but the very same year their marriage was tested with cheating allegations. An exotic dancer named Nicole Forrester came out and said she’d had a one night stand with the All My Children actor, which Josh tried to deny.

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Fergie stuck by him through the scandal, telling Oprah Winfrey in an interview that: “When you go through difficult times, it really makes you stronger as a unit, as a partnership. It does for us, anyways. Our love today is a deeper love, definitely”. They separated in 2017, finalizing their divorce two years later.

Billy Crudup Left His Pregnant Girlfriend

Actor Billy Crudup had been dating actress Mary-Louise Parker for a few years when she fell pregnant with their child. But a baby wasn’t going to stop him from having an affair with actress Claire Danes, for whom he ended up leaving his pregnant girlfriend. She was in her final trimester when Billy moved to Claire.

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Billy never addressed what happened, but his ex Mary-Louise sure did. She released a book of letters, one of which was meant for him. “I am alone. Look, see? I am pregnant and alone. It hurts to even breathe”, she wrote poignantly in a memoir. But she’s moved onto much better things; like being honored at the 2019 International Women of Vision Awards. Take that Crudup.

Billy Bob Thornton Tied the Knot With Someone Else

Actress Laura Dern found out in a pretty ruthless way that her fiance, actor Billy Bob Thornton, was being unfaithful. In fact, he’d thrown the whole relationship under the bus. He had been secretly dating actress Angelina Jolie for a while before he suddenly married her instead.

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Laura explained how it happened in one simply sentence: “I left our home to go and make a movie and while I was away, my boyfriend got married and I never heard from him again”. Angelina was 20 years his junior, but their relationship didnt last long. In total, Billy’s been married a whopping six times – not including his engagement to Laura!

Kevin Hart Had an Affair While His Wife Was Pregnant

Comedian and actor Kevin Hart has gone from strength to strength in his showbiz career, but he’s been less successful at keeping to his wedding vows. He married Eniko Parrish in 2016 – his second marriage – before cheating on her within their first year as husband and wife.

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And get this – she was pregnant with their first child together, Kenzo. He made a public apology to his wife and family for messing up with a Miami-based model, calling Eniko “the strongest person in the world. She held me accountable. It wasn’t a walk in the park.” Thing is, his first marriage to comedian Torrei Hart fell apart because he cheated on her…

Ben Afleck Was Unfaithful With the Nanny

Ben Afleck obviously has a knack for infidelities. He cheated on his actress wife Jennifer Garner in 2015, with no other than the nanny to their three children. He took Christine Ouzounian, to some charity poker tournament in Las Vegas over the summer, having just left his family on vacation.

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But Ben denied that he and the 28-year-old had had an affair. And only a few short days after news of his trip broke, Jennifer filed for a divorce. Neither of them confirmed or denied their split being the result of Ben’s cheating at first, until Jennifer as much as confirmed it a while later. “My eyes were wide open during the marriage” she told Vanity Fair.

Larry King Was Seeing His Wife’s Sister

Television and radio host Larry King has been married a total of eight times, to seven different women. Yep, that’s quite a track record. His latest wife, Shawn Southwick had the misfortune of being married to Larry when he cheated on her with her very own younger sister.

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You couldn’t make this stuff up. Larry had a secret affair with look-a-like sister Shannon Engemann, which lead to divorce proceedings the first time round. But they didn’t actually go through with a divorce until giving things one last try. And rumor has it that Shawn had an affair of her own with their son’s Little League baseball coach.

Heidi Klum Cheated With Her Bodyguard

German-born model and telvision show host Heidi Klum was married to singer Seal from 2005 to 2014, having three kids together in that time. But their divorce was marred by cheating rumors, with people speculating that Heidi had been sleeping with her bodyguard, Martin Kirsten.

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And the truth is, Heidi started publicly seeing her bodyguard immediately after she and Seal were through. And when the photos started to surface, Seal had this to say: “would have thought Heidi would have shown a little more class and at least waited until we separated first before deciding to fornicate with the help, as it were”. Ouch.

Jason Aldean Kissed an American Idol Contestant

Country music singer Jason Aldean was a married man when he was spotted making out with an American Idol contestant, Brittany Kerr. It was 2012, and he’d been with Jessica Ussery for over a decade. Their marriage fell apart, with Brittany issuing an apologetic statement for the part she had played in it.

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She called the kiss a “lapse in judgment” adding that she “would like to sincerely apologize to everyone that has been affected by this.” But in the end, Jason and Brittany resumed their relationship and eventually got married. And ex-wife Jessica found someone else who appreciated her.

Brad Pitt Cheated With His Co-Star

You don’t need photos to convince the public that Brad Pitt was having an affair – his timeline is evidence enough. When he starred opposite Angelina Jolie in the 2005 film Mr. and Mrs. Smith, he started his affair despite being married to Jennifer Aniston. To make matters worse, he divorced the Friends star that year and started seriously dating Angelina.

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One of the papers back in Britain alleges that Brad was sneaking into hotels with Angelina while he and Jennifer were still a married couple. Either way, it’s one of the best-known and most divisive Hollywood scandals. Back in the mid-90s, people chose to be on either Team Jen or Team Angelina.

Jessica Simpson Left Her Husband For a Rockstar

Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachay were married for a total of three years before the singer found love elsewhere. Rumor had it that Jessica was cheating on Nick with Adam Levine, the lead singer of Maroon 5. And in 2006 when she left a hotel with Adam while wearing his t-shirt… there wasn’t much room for interpretation for her then-husband Nick.

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Jessica and Nick had to suffer a highly publicized divorce, in which she had to give him $12 million due to not having had a prenup. On why their marriage fell apart however, she didn’t mention her infidelities: “I couldn’t lie to our fans and I couldn’t give somebody hope that we were this perfect golden couple.”

Britney Spears Had More Than One Affair

Those who were around in the early 2000s will know of just how iconic Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake were. But their breakup was said to be because of Britney’s dishonest ways, including the times she cheated on Justin. But it wasn’t necessarily with the same person.

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Ex-husband Jason Alexander claimed that Britney had cheated on Justin with him. On top of which, it is widely accepted that Britney had been having an affair with her choreographer Wade Robson during her relationship with Justin. And his hit song “Cry Me a River” is about exactly just that.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Had a Love Child

2011 was a bad year for Terminator actor Arnold Schwarzenegger. It became worldwide news that the Austrian powerhouse had fathered a child with none other than his housekeeper Mildred Baena. Their love child had become a teenager and looked undeniably like his father.

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It didn’t take long for Maria to divorce her husband and the father of her children. They had been married since 1986, but Maria knew her worth. And Arnold has since struck up a stronger relationship with his growing son. “I’m proud of you and I love you!” he publicly declared to love child Joseph on his 19th birthday.

Jon Gosselin Gave His Wife No Choice

TV personalities Jon and Kate Gosselin rose to reality TV fame when they starred in their own show, Jon & Kate Plus 8. It followed the married couple and their large brood of eight kids, six of which were sextuplets. But after ten years together Kate decided to leave Jon after all of his cheating.

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Jon claimed that Kate wanted the separation, but Kate told the public that his “activities” gave her “no choice but to file legal procedures.” It eventually came out that he’d been having an affair with a school teacher called Deanna Hummel, but it’s speculated that there was more than one woman.

Coco Austin Has a Thing For Rappers

Actress and glamor model Coco Austin has been married to rapper Ice-T since 2002, but they’ve had their ups and downs. Coco was pictured sitting on rapper AP.9’s lap in 2013, which wasn’t a good look. On top of that, AP.9 came public about their romantic relationship, claiming the two slept together.

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To make matters even worse, AP.9 claimed that he and Coco didn’t use protection. “I really hope she isn’t pregnant!” he exclaimed, adding “I don’t know who made the first move… It wasn’t making love”. Well, that’s fine then. Luckily, Ice-T and Coco have worked through their troubles and since had a daughter together.

Jude Law Was Seeing the Nanny

Having become engaged on Christmas day in 2004, things seemed to be going swimmingly for Jude Law and Sienna Miller. But only seven months later Jude slipped up by having an affair with the nanny to his children from a previous relationship. Big mistake.

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He admitted to feeling “deeply ashamed and upset” in the immediate aftermath, releasing a public apology to Sienna. They broke up, only to try and make it work a few years later before giving it the final goodbye. But in hindsight Sienna’s main regret about having been with Jude is that, acoording to her, it overshadowed her career.

Sienna Miller Got Her Own Back

Oh yes… it wasn’t just Jude who slipped up. Sienna also cheated on the actor but, to be fair to her, he was the one who started it. After Jude was caught cheating with his childminder, Sienna had her own fun with her Layer Cake co-star Daniel Craig.

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Annoyingly for Sienna, she did have to admit to her romance with 007 during an unrelated trial in 2014. She called it a “brief encounter”, but the papers found evidence of something a bit more. After all, what could Jude expect?

Ethan Hawke Had An Eye For the Childminder

Actor Ethan Hawke married actress Uma Thurman when they were young, having fallen “madly in love” on the set of 1997’s Gattaca. Cheating rumors circulated the couple towards the end of their time together, before they finally divorced in 2004. But Ethan bounced back quickly with their nanny, Ryan Shawhughes.

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Not only did Ethan hook up with the nanny, but he married her a few years later. He claims never to have cheated on the Kill Bill actress, but has also stated: “People have such a childish view of monogamy and fidelity. ‘He’s cheated so he’s bad, she’s cheated so she’s bad’ as opposed to a recognition that our species is not monogamous”.

Anne Heche Did Ellen DeGeneres Dirty

Before TV show host Ellen DeGeneres was married to former model and actress Portia de Rossi, she was married to actress Anne Heche. Their relationship was the subject of a lot of media attention, which only heightened when it came out that Anne had cheated on Ellen.

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Anne hooked up with Ellen’s stand up tour cameraman Coleman “Coley” Laffoon and left Ellen soon after. Most recently, Anne addressed the controversy surrounding Ellen and her toxic workplace: “I haven’t spoken to Ellen in years” she stated, adding that “I’d listen to the people who have.” We guess they didn’t stay friends then. 

David Boreanaz Cheated on His Pregnant Playboy Wife

Actor David Boreanaz had been married to his former Playboy Jaime Bergman for several years when cheating rumors began to surface. Unfortunately for him they were backed up by photos of him and Rachel Uchitel, the same person who slept with Tiger Woods during his marriage to Elin. And Jaime was pregnant with their child.

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He admitted to his infidelity, later telling the public that “In a sacred ground like marriage, you find yourself out of it at certain times for reasons unknown that can be destructive.” He continued, “There could be a demon that kind of comes out and overtakes you.” But he was adamant that this slip up made his and Jaime’s marriage stronger in the long run.

Jesse James Was Seeing Many Other Women

T.V. personality Jesse James married his third wife in 2005, actress Sandra Bullock. But five years later he would find himself embroiled in a scandal when many women came forward as having had affairs with him. Sandra was so heartbroken that she canceled her European promo tour for the movie The Blind Side.

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Jesse issued a public apology to his wife hoping she’d stick around, but she didn’t. When asked a while after why he cheated he said, “I think it was several factors: ego, loneliness, distrust, which probably led to resentment.” After Sandra divorced him he moved on to dating tattooist Kat Von D for a year, but yet again he cheated on her – several times with several women.

Ashton Kutcher Wanted Something That Wasn’t Fake

Actors Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore were Hollywood sweethearts… right up until Ashton was caught cheating with a young woman. Her name was Sara Leal, and she spoke to several publications about wild nights with Ashton. She definitely milked the story for all it was worth.

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Sara recalled some of his sweet nothings: “He was like, ‘I enjoy things like this because I’m an actor 90 percent of the time and it’s fake. It’s nice to have moments that are real.” The worst thing of all was that one of the nights they spent together just happened to be Ashton and Demi’s six-year anniversary.

Meg Ryan Lost Her Squeaky Clean Image

Actors Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid had been together a whole decade when their marriage was hit by a scandal. Meg had actually hit it off with her Proof of Life co-star Russell Crowe, only they went further than they should have. Up until that point in 2000, she’d been the goody-two-shoes of Hollywood.

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Meg and Dennis swiftly got a divorce, and Meg can still recall just how highly publicized the whole affair had been: “This thing happened and I was all over the tabloids and I walked through the lobby and the place stopped… I just started laughing”. But things did get so awkward between her and Russell that she even refused to do the press tour with him.

Kris Jenner Regrets What She Did

Kardashian momager Kris Jenner was married to Robert Kardashian from 1978 to 1991, before marrying then-Bruce Jenner only a month after their divorce. Many years after Robert passed away, however, she publicly admitted to cheating on him during their marriage.

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The guy in question was former soccer player Todd Waterman, who she confessed to having had an “insanely intense affair” with. But, she looks back at the affair as her “biggest regret.: Despite messing up, the pair remained close friends right up until the end of Robert’s life. “I got married when I was very, very young. I met Robert when I was 18 years old” she once admitted.

Elizabeth Taylor Took Her Friend’s Husband

Old Hollywood actress Elizabeth Taylor is famous for a crazy love life which saw her marry eight times. But her passion wasn’t reserved for one husband at a time, as she cheated on singer Eddie Fisher. To be fair, Eddie Fisher also cheated on his then-wife Debbie Reynolds to be with Elizabeth, his wife’s friend. So he should have seen that coming.

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The man who swooped Liz off of her feet just so happened to be co-star and future-husband Richard Burton. He did such an effective job that she even left Eddie to be with him. Their rocky relationship caused them to divorce ten years later, only to remarry the following year!

Rob Kardashian Couldn’t Stay Faithful

Keeping Up With the Kardashians star Rob Kardashian was once pretty serious with his girlfriend Adrienne Bailon from Cheetah Girls. He was once so serious that he even tattood her name across his chest. But the pair chose to break it off in 2010 without informing the public and people questioned why.

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But Rob eventually came clean and admitted the reason why they split up – he had been unfaithful. For a while Adrienne held a grudge, once saying that she regretted ever being associated with the Kardashian clan. But she retracted her statement once Rob’s sisters starting getting on her back.

Madonna Didnt Even Try To Hide It

Madonna was married to British movie director Guy Ritchie from 2000 to 2008, but people suspected her of having an affair outside of their marriage. Former baseball player Alex Rodriguez was the person in question and he was himself a married man.

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Madonna denied these allegations, but the evidence was damning. Not only was she frequently photographed with Alex throughout 2008, but he was also spotted visiting her apartment in the mmiddle of the night. And 2008 ended up becoming the year that both Madonna and Alex divorced from their partners.

Jack Nicholson Got Someone Else Pregnant

Actors Jack Nicholson and Anjelica Huston shared a long on-again-off-again relationship throughout the 70s and 80s. But Anjelica finally threw in the towel with Jack after Rebecca Broussard fell pregnant with his child in 1989. After 17 years together, it was a scandalous breakup.

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But Jack claimed to have asked her to marry him several times: “I ask her to get married all the time. Sometimes she turns me down, sometimes she says yes.” But according to Anjelica, that’s only half of the real story. She admitted that marriage came up “at various times”, but by Jack’s business manager and lawyer. “Possibly because they saw this as a way to save Jack a lot of money in taxes” she revealed, and to Anjelica that was “strictly unromantic.”

Jay Z Cheated Became the Most Hated Man

Who the hell cheats on Beyoncé? The world was beside itself when we heard that rapper Jay Z had cheated on the beloved Beyoncé Knowles. But she got her own back by releasing the hit studio album Lemonade, in which she addresses his infidelities in several songs. Dates aren’t entirely too clear, but the cheating is thought to have occured around 2014.

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Famously, Beyoncé called the other woman “Becky with the good hair”, but has continued to stay shtum on who the woman in question is. She stuck it out with Jay Z, who has since seen the error of his ways. “We’re still working and communicating and growing” he revealed in an interview in 2018, explaining that “I have a beautiful wife who’s understanding and knew I’m not the worst of what I’ve done.”

Jennifer Lopez Fell Head Over Heels

Jennifer Lopez AKA J. Lo AKA Jenny from the block was married to her former back-up dancer Cris Judd between 2001 – 2002. It only lasted less than two years because she started a steamy affair with her Gigli co-star Ben Afleck, who quickly whisked her off her feet.

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And J. Lo quickly divorced Cris before going very public with Ben. They were soon engaged and became the cutest celebrity couple with the moniker “Bennifer” to boot. When J. Lo and Ben broke up in 2004, she described it as her “first real heartbreak” – just to rub salt in the wound for poor Cris.

Hugh Grant Was Caught Red Handed

One of the biggest scandals of the ’90s was when British actor Hugh Grant was caught with a sex worker while in a relationship with British actress Elizabeth Hurley. Hugh was arrested for misconduct in 1995 when he was caught with Divine Brown in his car.

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After eight years together, Elizabeth figured she’d work through this difficult patch in their relationship for a while. She even went with him to his film premiere less than two weeks later! But they ultimately split in 2000, with Hugh claiming that “the sex part probably fizzled out.”

Tiger Woods Was a Serial Cheater

Golf superstar Tiger Woods had what is probably one of the worst years of his life in 2009 when all of his infidelities came to light. At the time he was married to Elin Nordegren, a former model, and the mother to his two children. It became clear that Tiger had been enjoying several affairs with many different women over the years.

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He made a public apology to his wife but it wasn’t enough to keep her from leaving. “I thought I could get away with whatever I wanted to,” he admitted at the time. He continued: “I felt that I had worked hard my entire life and deserved to enjoy all the temptations around me. I felt I was entitled. Thanks to money and fame, I didn’t have to go far to find them. I was wrong. I was foolish.”

Chad Michael Murray Chased a Hotel Heiress

Actor Chad Michael Murray hadn’t been married long to his One Tree Hill co-star Sophia Bush when his cheating allegations came to light. The papers reported that Chad had been seeing hotel heiress Paris Hilton in 2005, but neither party admitted whether it was true or not.

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Turns it it was true. Paris Hilton’s boyfriend at the time, Nick Carter, confirmed in an interview that Chad and Paris had indeed been having an affair. Sophis broke up with Chad, reflecting: “We were two stupid kids who had no business being in a relationship in the first place.”

Ryan Phillippe Didn’t Delete His Messages

Actress Reese Witherspoon was married to actor Ryan Phillippe for almost a decade before they went their separate ways in 2009. But in 2006 Ryan cheated on Reese with his Stop Loss co-star Abbie Cornish. Reese backed this up by claiming to have found unfaithful messages in his phone.

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They eventually split, but Ryan maintained that Abbie shouldn’t be blamed for his marriage breakdown. “It was unfair for her to be called the names that she was, because it wasn’t about that. I don’t think an outside person can ever cause a divorce. I had difficulties in my relationship, and in my marriage, long before I ever met her,” he said in an interview.

David Letterman Was Blackmailed

Chat show host David Letterman underwent a lot of public humiliation in 2009 when several previous interns came out as having engaged in an affair with him. He had been in a relationship with Regina Lasko since 1986, but had only tied the knot with her a few months prior.

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David admitted to cheating on his wife when TV producer Joe Halderman attempted to blackmail the T.V. host out of $2 million. Regina chose to stay with him, which David made clear he was extremely grateful for. When asked about if he’d spoken to his then-12 year old son about his infidelities, he replied “We’ll have to have a conversation about it. But not yet.”

Tristan Thompson Was Caught on Camera

6 ft 9 Canadian basketball player Tristan Thompson was expecting a baby with his reality television girlfriend Khloe Kardashian when he cheated on her. It was April 2019 when the news broke out, and when Khloe was nine months along! Photos and videos kept leaking that incriminated Tristan, but Khloe stayed with him.

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But when it came out that Kylie Jenner’s best friend Jordyn Woods had something going on with Tristan, Khloe finally came to her senses and left him. But they appear to have worked things out in recent weeks after being apart for months. Who knows, maybe their daughter True brought them back together.

Diddy Didn’t Love His Girlfriend

Rap music star Diddy AKA Puff Daddy, P. Diddy, Puff, or Sean Combs, had been seeing singer and actress Jennifer Lopez when he was caught red-handed. She suspected just as much, as she and Sean got together behind his previous girlfriend’s back, Kim Porter.

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Diddy later confessed to never having even been in love with J. Lo when they were dating. On top of that, he admitted to cheating on her with his ex, Kim. “I cheated on her with Kim. It wasn’t cheating to me” he asserted. “The relationship that gave me the most inspiration was the relationship with Kim” Diddy confirmed, adding that “When I was with Jennifer I got caught up.”

Luke Worrall Was Keeping Busy over Christmas

Luckily, actress and singer Kelly Osbourne didn’t go through with the marriage to model Luke Worrall a decade ago. He cheated on her with a model called Elle Schneider after a drunken night out in New York City. When Kelly found out she called the whole wedding off.

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But Luke might have been cheating with many more people, as Kelly wrote on Twitter. “He is the worst thing that ever happened to me… I have never felt heartbreak like this in my life. I only came home for Xmas to see him meanwhile he has been [with] hundreds of girls as well as men behind my back.”

Katharine McPhee Doesnt Have Any Regrets

Actress and singer Katharine McPhee made a massive blunder during her marriage to actor Nick Cokas in 2013. They had been together for eight years when she was photographed making out with her Smash director Michael Morris. Unfortunately, Michael was also married with kids.

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But the actress claims not to “have any regrets” in one interview. “All of the choices I made I learned from in a really deep way” she claims. But she admits that “I have not been single for very much of my life” adding that “I don’t really understand how to date or how to be single.” Her past certainly backs that up.

Frank Sinatra Wanted Someone Else

Singer Frank Sinatra had a famous reputation for being a ladies man. Unfortunately for wife Nancy Barbato, that side of Frank wasn’t exclusively for her to enjoy. Frank cheated on the mother of his children with the Golden Age of Hollywood actress Ava Gardner.

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Actually, Frank had several affairs during their marriage with other actresses such as Marilyn Maxwell, Lana Turner, and Joi Lansing. But Frank and Ava tied the knot in 1951, only to endure a difficult and unhealthy marriage for a few years. Over his lifetime, he ended up getting married four times and having numerous relationships in between.

Ted Haggard Was Outed By His Lover

Married evangelical pastor and former president of the National Association of Evangelicals Ted Haggard had a disastrous time in 2006. A previous male lover came out to the papers about their three-year long tryst, as well as their joint use of narcotics. But his lover explained clearly why his real sexuality should be revealed. Ted had only just voted against same-sex marriage in his state.

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“I had to expose the hypocrisy” his lover explained. “He is in the position of influence of millions of followers, and he’s preaching against gay marriage. But behind everybody’s back [he’s] doing what he’s preached against.” He vehemently denied the claims for a while before eventually accepting them. Gayle stayed with him, and he later claimed his homosexual feelings had entirely just disappeared.

LeAnn Rimes Changed Her Mind

Singer LeAnn Rimes was married to backup dancer Dean Sheremet from 2002 to 2009, having recognized him as husband material on their first date: “This is the guy I want to marry” she told herself at only 19 years old. But their final year of marriage was blighted by the fact that she’d started seeing actor Eddie Cibrian. LeAnn and Eddie would eventually marry and remain together to this day.

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But even Dean recognized that the marriage wasn’t working: “I was so intertwined in managing her career that I didn’t know how to make the distinction between husband and boss, husband and manager.” Eddie’s wife, T.V. personality Brandi Glanville, had this to say about her husband’s affair: “Marriages break up all the time. People have affairs. It matters how you handle yourself after and if you’re actually remorseful. I’ve never found LeAnn to be remorseful.”

Tori Spelling Only Gave 10 Percent

Actress Tori Spelling had only been married for a few months to actor Charlie Shanian when she had herself a steamy affair with actor Dean McDermott. Dean was himself married, and the very first night they met in 2005 was when they both started their extramarital affairs.

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Charlie admitted that the way he found out about the affair was less than dignified. “Fifteen months into my marriage, I opened the National Enquirer to see pictures of what appeared to be my wife giving another man a lap dance” he revealed. In Charlie’s eyes, “she had only married me because I loved her and took care of her. She had purposefully shown me only 10 percent of her true personality”.

Tim Burton Took His Partner For Granted

Actress Helena Bonham Carter and Director Tim Burton’s eccentric relationship delighted everyone who knew about it. They lived next door to each other, had children together, and never felt the need to fill out the paperwork for a marriage. But in 2013 the papers released pictures of Tim kissing another woman.

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Helena and Tim refused to deny or confirm if his cheating resulted in their split, but Helena has definitely moved on to happier times. “You break up, you grieve, you get bored of grieving, and then you finally move on” she asserted. “I’m very happy with someone else. It’s been a bit of unexpected magic in my life.”

Woody Allen Did Whatever He Wanted

This one’s likely to give you the creeps. Director Woody Allen was in a long-term and committed relationship with Mia Farrow when he cheated on her. But it wasn’t with just anyone – Woody had been kindling a romance with one of Mia’s adopted children, Soon-Yi Preven.

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Mia found excplicit photos of her 20-year-old daughter in Woody’s possession, leaving little to the imagination. Woody claims never to have acted like a father figure in Soon-Yi’s life, but that’s up for debate. On his marriage to Soon-Yi he said: “It looked to the outside world that it was an exploitative situation. That was never the case. In the past, I had always gone out with actresses, but for whatever inexplicable reason, with Soon-Yi it worked.”

Kristen Stewart Locked Lips With Her Director

Actors Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson took their on-screen romance in the Twilight film series off-screen around 2009, much to the delight of their fans. But their puppy love was brought to an abrupt end when Kristen was caught kissing her Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders in 2012. And… there were photos of the infidelity plastered across tabloids around the world.

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But it wasn’t just Kristen misbehaving, as Rupert was a married man with kids. Naturally, his model wife Liberty Ross left him, admitting that she “just didn’t have any more to give, you know?” And Robert left Kristen despite her public plea for forgiveness: “This momentary indiscretion has jeopardized the most important thing in my life, the person I love and respect the most, Rob. I love him, I love him, I’m so sorry.”

Tony Parker Cheated With His Teammate’s Wife

Actress Eva Longoria’s second husband was Tony Parker, the then-point guard for the San Antonio Spurs basketball team. After only three years together as husband and wife, Eva left him in 2010. At the time, it wasn’t clear to the public why they had chosen to part ways.

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One reporter dug up the truth of what happened, eventually. Tony had cheated on Eva with his own teammates wife, Erin Barry. Allegedly, she had found messages on his phone to Brent Barry’s wife and understood what was happening. Essentially, Tony’s guilty of betraying both his wife and his friend.

Balthazar Getty Claims Cheating Made His Marriage Stronger

Actress Sienna Miller makes another return, but this time as the other woman. Actor Balthazar Getty was at the center of a huge scandal when photos surfaced on him kissing the actress. He was married to Rosetta Millington, the mother of his children.

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Luckily for Balthazar, his wife stayed with him through the public embarrassment. He now claims that their relationship is as strong as it’s ever been, and thinks of his time with Sienna as “ancient history.” As he put it: “Without going down, you can’t rise again”.

Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker Want Privacy

Actors Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick have been married for over 20 years, having had their wedding back in 1997. In Hollywood that’s no mean feat, but they have had their rocky patches. Particularly around 2008, when there were several rumors about Matthew and his cheating ways.

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After these speculations started surfacing, the couple went underground for a few years, leading everyone to believe there was trouble in paradise. Only in 2013 did Sarah comment on the rumors: “There’s also the reality of your life,” she added. “I love Matthew Broderick. Call me crazy, but I love him. We can only be in the marriage we are. We’re very devoted to our family and our lives.” How very enigmatic.

Bam Margera Didn’t Hide His Girlfriends From His Wife

Jackass star Bam Margera had a highly public relationship and marriage to his childhood friend Melissa Rothstein AKA Missy. They filmed the entire lead up to their wedding in 2007 for Bam’s own TV series on MTV, Bam’s Unholy Union. But it wasn’t long before their relationship started to show cracks.

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Less than three years later Bam told chat show host Howard Stern that he had other girlfriends despite still being married to Missy. He claimed that she knew about them and was living in a different city, but stated that they’d meet once a week. They carried on like this for a couple of years before divorcing.

Carey Hart Turned It All Around

Singer-songwriter Pink married motocross racer Carey Hart in 2006, only for cheating allegations to arise the following year. But Carey didn’t wait long before getting close with another woman on a night out in 2007. They ended up separating in 2008, with Pink telling her fans: “The most important thing for you all to know is that Carey and I love each other so so much.”

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She concluded: “One never knows the future, but mine and Carey’s just might involve beach babies and sunshine one day.” She couldn’t have been more right in the end, as the couple ended up in eachothers arms a couple of years later. Now, they’re going strong, and raising two beautiful children together.

Justin Timberlake Claims He Lapsed In Judgement

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel had a gorgeous wedding in 2012 and seemed like the perfect Hollywood couple. Until 2019, when Justin was pictured getting touchy-feely with his Palmer co-star Alisha Wainwright. When the pictures came out, he issued a public apology to his wife.

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He wrote: “I stay away from gossip as much as I can, but for my family, I feel it is important to address recent rumors that are hurting the people I love.” He continued: “A few weeks ago I displayed a strong lapse in judgement – but let me be clear – nothing happened between me and my costar. I drank way too much that night and I regret my behavior. I should have known better.” The couple since worked things out and he hasn’t lapsed since.

Paul Hollywood Cheated More Than Once

The Great British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood cheated on his wife of 20 years, leading to their divorce in 2017. He had been seeing American chef and author Marcela Valladolid in 2013, but then-wife Alex took him back. Unfortunately, he didn’t stop adultering and it finally became too much for her to stand.

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One of the times he cheated, Alex alleges it was with a The Great British Bake Off contestant of 23 years old. She said of their separation: “I don’t feel angry with Paul – though of course there’s a certain amount of hurt. Anger is emotive and I’m not carrying that around with me. All it does is upset you.”

Zayn Malik Sang About His Infidelities

Popstars Zayn Malik and Perrie Edwards’ relationship had the support of millions of teenagers around the world. But the cheating rumors that surrounded Zayn turned out to be true, with him even confirming it in some of his song lyrics. One of his tracks said: “I think I know she don’t love me, that’s why I f*** around.”

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On another track Zayn sang: “She’s older, I told her, we ain’t meant to be, it takes two not three,” alleging he was with an older woman who was taken. In the end, it became clear he had several affairs during their time together. Now, Zayn’s been with model Gigi Hadid since 2015 and they’ve just had a baby.

Eric Benét Had a Serious Problem

Actress Halle Berry split up with her second husband Eric Benét in 2005 after trying to work through his addiction to having affairs. She was at the top of her career when allegations came forth, and Eric eventually confirmed them to be true. He told about how there had been many, many women in the short months of their marriage.

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But Halle loved him dearly and wanted to work through his addiction to infidelity. He went to rehab, with Halle supporting him and trying to be understanding. But in the end it became too much for the Oscar-winning actress, and she divorced him after four years.

G-Eazy Shouldn’t Have Cheated on Someone So Vocal

Rapper G-Eazy had been dating singer-songwriter Halsey for a while when it came out that he was unfaithful to her. She announced in 2018 that they had split up, but stsayed quite on the reasons why. Only a couple of days later did she give her fans a hint, by cryptically tweeting out the words “pumpkin eater.”

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Fans quickly understood its relevance in relation to a childrens nursery rhyme that reads: “cheater, cheater, pumpkin eater.” G-Eazy has never spoken out about these allegations, but people are taken his silence as confirmation. Luckily, Halsey’s found a way to use his infidelities in her art.

Gavin Rossdale Was Seeing Their Young Children’s Nanny

Gwen Stefani And Gavin Rossdale had been married since 2002, but announced their separation in 2015. The reason being that Gavin had been having an illicit affair with the nanny to their children, Mindy Mann, who was only in her twenties. He had even been cheating while she was pregnant with their kid.

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Gwen revealed how it had been months of “torture” for her in the lead up to the divorce. “It was the beginning of hell. Like six, seven, eight months of torture, trying to figure out this big secret,” she later revealed. “I was in a panic. I was in hell. I think, for me, I feel like I always wondered: why did I get so unlucky in love? I have so much love in me,” the popstar shared.

Offset Has No More Chances

After what seemed like a happy relationship, singer Cardi B filed for divorce from rapper Offset in 2020. The court documents claimed that their marriage had been “irretrievably broken” and “there are no prospects for a reconciliation” due to Offset’s infidelity.

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Rumors of Offset’s unfaithful ways have been circulating ever since they started dating, but it is thought that Cardi wanted to try and make things work for their two year old daughter. She told her fans: “I’m okay. I wanted to let y’all know I have not shed not one tear. Every single time that this guy has been so crazy, so f***** up and it hits the media, I’m always crying. This time, I wasn’t crying.”

Robin Thicke Let Fame Change Him

Singer-songwriter Robin Thicke and actress Paula Patton were married for a long time, making everyone believe they haad the perfect marriage. They had been together for 21 years when Paula called it quits on his cheating ways. During divorce proceedings, the public learnt just how bad it had gotten.

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Robin admitted to fame playing a role in their break up. Around the time of the 2013 MTV VMAs he had unprotected relations with seven different women, not to mention the two women Paula once came home to who were sitting in bed with Robin. He admitted in an interview: “I changed, and I got a little too selfish, a little too greedy and little too full of myself.”

Tom Williams and His Wife are as Bad as Eachother

Glamor model Nicola McLean was accused of getting too close to another contestant in Celebrity Big Brother in 2017. She’s been married to footballer Tom Williams since 2009, but claims she didn’t really do anything wrong. Nicola did have something to say about her husband however, who cheated on her back in 2017.

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She said she had a “free card” since her footballer hubby was caught with another woman in a nightclub in Las Vegas. “I don’t have to explain anything, that’s the joy of when someone f***s up so bad, you’ve got a free card,” she asserted. Tom obviously understood as they’re still together today.

Kenneth Branagh Couldn’t Resist His Hollywood Co-Star

Actors Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson tied the knot in 1989, only for Kenneth to have his head turned in 1994 by actress Helena Bonham Carter. They were starring opposite eachother in the film Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, which he also directed. And after they divorced in 1995, he continued to date Helena for several years.

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Years later in 2018, Emma revealed that “I had my heart very badly broken by Ken.” But she assured the interviewer that it was “all blood under the bridge… you can’t hold on to anything like that. It’s pointless.” She also confirmed that “Helena and I made our peace years and years ago.” All the better for Emma as she’s now happily married to someone else.

Ray J Was Entertaining Other Women

Rapper Ray J is known for his high profile relationship with Kim Kardashian many years ago, but he was actually married to Princess Love for a few years. They wed in 2016, only to divorce May 2020 due to a video that went viral of him seemingly cheating with another woman in 2019.

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It was Drake’s birthday bash where the video took place, but there had been other problems too. Princess told her fans on social media: “I don’t want to be married anymore. Period. I don’t have time for this. This is not love. And I’m done.” She also alleged that Ray J admitted to “entertaining other women” while she was pregnant with their second child.

Ashley Cole Wasn’t Learning From His Mistakes

Footballer Ashley Cole messed up big time in his marriage to singer Cheryl Cole. They were wed in 2006 but were struck with cheating rumors two years later. Unfortunately, they turned out to be true. He’d been with Aimee Walton, a hairdresser, who he even vomited on during their time together. Lovely.

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Cheryl took him back, explaining: “Look, Ashley’s young, and he’s got a young mentality for his age anyway. He’s learning.” But 2010 brought a fresh scandal to their marriage as it was found out he’d been with four women recently. At that point Cheryl decided enough was enough and left him.

Nick Young Tried To Deny It

Basketball player Nick Young was engaged to marry popstar Iggy Azealia when cheating rumors began to surface. He denied them, but eventually a video recording was leaked of him talking about his unfaithful activites. He denied them to Iggy, who chose to believe him at the time.

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Eventually, she found out he had been cheating on her, bringing several women back to their home. Caught on security camera, one of the women in question was his ex-girlfriend Keonna Green, who admitted she was pregnant with Nick’s baby. Needless to say, Iggy broke off her engagement then and there.