There’s one thing that is always going to remain constant about human beings, and it’s this: We are all flawed individuals, susceptible to temptation, impulse and some really unruly behavior. It never ceases to amaze how individuals who have worked so hard to attain their wealth and revered social standing are the ones that often have the least control of their impulses. Speaking of impulses and natural human urges, here is a list of celebrities that have been known to let their libido and lustful urges run their lives.
When the news hit about Tiger Woods’ infidelity back in November of 2009, most people couldn’t believe it. After all, this was the squeaky clean golfer who was widely deemed as a perfect role model. He had an enviable professional and private life, he was happily married, he was an avid charity giver and the list goes on and on. But as details started to unfold, it was revealed in 2009 that Woods was having an ongoing sexual affair with a brunette named Rachel Uchitel. By the end of that year, more than a dozen women had come out claiming that they’d had affair with Tiger Woods. On February 19th, 2010, Tiger Woods made a public statement saying that he had undergone a 45-day therapy program to deal with all the problems and sexual impulses in his personal life. Part of his comments included: “I thought I could get away with whatever I wanted to.” Following that infidelity, he divorced his wife Elin Nordegren in August of 2010.
The life of actor Tom Sizemore should be a cautionary tale for anyone who thinks that living a life of partying and drugs is the best route to go. Even though he’s had some real highs in his life like appearing in movies like Saving Private Ryan, Heat and even dating British bombshell Elizabeth Hurley, the lows have been some real doozies. He has been in and out of rehab several times for cocaine addiction, and one of his worst stretches was in the early 2000’s. He was recently divorced from his wife and dating notorious Hollywood Madame Heidi Fleiss. Sizemore claims in his book that Fleiss introduced him to Meth and he became a sex-addicted individual with insatiable lustful appetites. In his own words, Sizemore states that his house became “a well-appointed flophouse for hookers,” and he just wanted to have sex with as many women as possible. Currently at the age of 52, it seems he’s off the junk and has a handful of movies coming out in the next two years.
Charlie Sheen is one of those rare human beings that you really can’t explain. The man has already admitted that “tiger blood” runs through his veins and he can’t help but continue “winning” in life. In all seriousness, the amount of drugs that Mr. Sheen has taken in his adult life is probably enough to wipe out a group of people. But did you also know that in 1994, Charlie Sheen admitted to spending a whopping $53,000 for the services of escorts during the Heidi Fleiss sex scandal? He never admitted to being a sex addict, but this is one case in which the numbers speak for themselves.
Talented R & B singer Eric Benet saw his status and popularity skyrocket when he married the extremely beautiful Halle Berry in 2001. However the marriage would only last two years, and it came to an end due to alleged reports of constant cheating and infidelity by Mr. Benet. Apparently, Eric Benet suffered from sex addiction and in 2002, he checked himself into a 35-day sex-addict rehab program. But even this couldn’t prevent the impending split from the Oscar-winning actress. Benet is currently married to Prince’s ex-wife Manuela Testolini and the two share a daughter together.
Comedian Russell Brand exists on his own unique island when it comes to sex addiction. In his native UK, he was actually given the title “Shagger of The Year” three years in a row. It was also once reported that he had sex with 80 women in one month. Brand has admitted that with all the fame and money that came with success, it was impossible to turn down all the sex and drugs that were freely offered to him. He actually ended up checking into a sexual addiction treatment center in Philadelphia to help cure his condition. Brand was briefly married to pop star Katy Perry, but the couple divorced in 2012. Apparently the reason for the split was due to their disagreement on having kids, and not any sexual infidelity.
It’s sometimes hard to fathom that the ones with the most to lose are the people who indulge in the most reckless behavior. A perfect example of that is Eliot Spitzer. Spitzer rose to fame as a hard-nosed New York prosecutor, attorney general and governor known for his no-nonsense approach to fighting crime and eliminating financial malpractice. However, it turned out that behind closed doors, he had a sexual appetite that got the better of him. In 2008, it was reported that Spitzer had been under federal surveillance, and had spent almost $80,000 on prostitutes from an elite escort service named Emperor’s Club VIP. One disturbing aspect of this discovery was that he sometimes preferred to have unprotected sex with these call girls. Even though he had to resign from his governorship amidst the fallout, it was determined that he was not guilty of any criminal charges. Therefore he didn’t have to do jail time on top of the major shame he brought on his family and the office of the Governor.
Sometimes in Hollywood, life imitates art or is it vice versa? David Duchovny, the star of Californication apparently lived a lifestyle that mirrored the personality he played on his hit cable series. Over a long marriage to fellow Hollywood actress Tea Leoni, there were two break-ups, and in 2011, Duchovny actually went public and admitted that he had a an addiction to sex. He put out a comment at the time stating the following: “I have voluntarily entered a facility for the treatment of sex addiction – I ask for respect and privacy for my wife and children as we deal with this situation as a family.” In the meantime, final season of his show Californication is currently airing on Sunday nights on Showtime.
69-year-old actor has enjoyed immense success in Hollywood. However he has also had some scandalous moments along his journey. Last year, Douglas offered, rather shockingly, that he had contracted throat cancer from sex. And in a biography released in 2012, he was very candid about his problems with addiction to sex, drugs and alcohol. Wow, talk about the total trinity. The Oscar-winning actor is currently married to the lovely Catherine Zeta Jones.
Actress Sandra Bullock is one of America’s sweethearts. She just has that loving and likeable persona of the cute girl next door – and that’s why everyone was surprised when she ended up marrying motorcycle builder and TV host, Jesse James. It just seemed that the two of them were so different. But it all unraveled in 2010, the year in which Bullock won her Grammy for the movie The Blind Side. Several of James’s mistresses leaked stories of numerous sexual escapades and that spelled the end of the marriage. When asked about his behavior later, he cited sex addiction as one of his issues and said he had undergone treatment for his condition.
Kari Ann Peniche
30-year old Kari Ann Peniche has had enough drama, notoriety and scandal to last two lifetimes. The Oregon native was graced with really attractive looks and she put it to good use winning both the Miss Oregon Teen and Miss United States Teen titles. It seems that’s where the innocence ended. She was stripped of her Miss USA teen title for appreaing naked in Playboy magazine in 2004, and she later starred in a sex tape that also featured Hollywood actors Rebecca Gayhart and Eric Dane. With regards to her sex addiction, she appeared in the 2009 VH1 Reality Series, Sex Rehap with Dr. Drew. Peniche actually got married in 2011, but the domestic life is probably not suited for her, because she filed for divorce only four months later.