As much as we enjoy a love story with a happy ending, there’s something irresistible about Hollywood cheating scandals. Here are 10 stories of stars who have been cheaters–or the victims of cheaters. Sometimes both!
We have a soft-spot for Khloé around here. But man, she is really bad at picking partners. Her ex-husband Lamar Odom cheated on her multiple times during their marriage. And just recently, she found out that her boyfriend (and father of her child) Tristan Thompson had been stepping out with her little sister’s best friend.
This one was a shocker at the time! Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid seemed like such a relatable, down-to-earth Hollywood couple. But then Meg had an affair with Russell Crowe in 2000 and the tabloids went crazy.
Later, we found out that Dennis had been cheating on her for most of their marriage. She recently married John Mellencamp, and we hope that she’s in a happier, more stable relationship with the rocker.
The one and only golf superstar was revealed to be a serial cheater in 2009. He admitted, “I was unfaithful. I had affairs. I cheated.” When his wife of 5 years, Elin Nordgren, divorced him, she received an estimated $22 million.
Everybody loves Sandra Bullock. But apparently, love wasn’t enough for her ex-husband Jesse James. He was exposed as a serial cheater not long after their marriage (which never made sense in the first place, to be honest). She divorced him but continued to move forward with the adoption of her son, Louis, as a single parent.
Do you remember where you were when you found out about this Twilight cheating scandal? Kristen Stewart was caught with director Rupert Sanders in a very compromising position back in 2012. Some gossip sleuths guessed that Stewart was desperate to shed her good-girl-Bella-Swan image for good and destroy her very public relationship with costar Robert Pattinson.
Whatever the reason, Kristen and Robert broke up shortly afterward. Rupert Sanders’ wife, model Liberty Ross, left him. She went on to marry a billionaire, RPatz had a long-term relationship with singer FKA Twigs, and Kristen seems determined to date every model and singer in LA.
Rupert Sanders directed one more major flop (Ghost in the Shell) after the affair went public, and he’s pretty much disappeared off the Hollywood radar.
The former Governator was caught in a major cheating scandal when we found out that he’d been having a long-term affair with his housekeeper. They’d even had a secret love child together! That’s some juicy gossip. Arnold’s wife, journalist Maria Shriver, divorced him soon after the affair became public.
If you were around back in the 90s, then you remember Hugh Grant and Elizabeth Hurley. He was America’s British Boyfriend. And gorgeous Elizabeth Hurley was the love of his life.
Well, that all changed when Hugh was caught with a sex worker in a parking lot. His image was tarnished forever, and although the pair didn’t officially break up until several years later, the fairytale was over.
The Deadpool and Gotham star revealed that she was pregnant with costar Ben McKenzie’s baby–while she was still married to her now-ex, Austin Chick. That’s some messy, unnecessary drama, friends. She ended up in a bitter custody battle with Chick over their young son and had to pay almost half a million dollars in the divorce settlement.
This story is noteworthy because the people involved will not let it die! In 2008, LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian starred in a Lifetime movie together. At the time, they were both married to other people. They both divorced their partners and eventually married each other.
But LeAnn and Eddie’s ex, Real Housewives star Brandi Glanville, have been obsessed with each other ever since. Their decade-long feud often involves LeAnn’s role as a stepmother to Brandi and Eddie’s kids.
Let’s wrap up with another country star. Shania Twain’s husband of 14 years, producer Robert “Mutt” Lange, had an affair with her best friend. The couple split… but in a twist that seems straight out of a romance novel, Shania found love again with the ex-husband of the woman who broke up her marriage!