Sometimes, it seems like most celebrities follow their own sets of rules. They are known for being bad influences and terrible role models. Celebrities get on the front page of the newspaper or the nightly news by getting behind the wheel after drinking, partying too hard, going to rehab over and over, and having torrid affairs that spill out all over the media. These celebs are all about sex, drugs, and rock and roll! Their high-stress lives are filled with constant temptations and a spotlight that would drive anyone to do some crazy things.
On occasion, our favorite Hollywood celebs end up entertaining us just as much off screen as they do on screen. Their days are filled with gossip-inducing love triangles, explosive drama, and expensive lifestyles we all love to talk about. Love triangles become even more fun to gossip about when they are between celebrities; they always end up filled with high drama and highly publicized. These triangles, when they feature big name in the biz, can shake up public opinion and even ruin careers.
Although there is nothing new about the Hollywood hookup or the Hollywood cheater, there are a few celebrities who took having an affair another step further. These Casanovas of the celeb news columns get tongues wagging by hooking up with the significant others of their friends, sometimes even their best friends! Whether it’s a brief fling, a homewrecking affair, or a life-altering scandal, these love triangles are even more tangled up than the usual.
15. Hulk Hogan and Bubba the Love Sponge’s Wife Make Some Naughty Tapes
Hulk Hogan had sex several times with his best friend, Bubba the Love Sponge’s, wife Heather Clem. Rumor has it that Hogan approached Bubba about banging his wife, and Bubba agreed. What Hogan didn’t know was that Bubba had rigged a camera in the bedroom! When the tape was released to the public through Gawker, Hogan sued, claiming he didn’t know he was being taped when he had sex with Heather. He claimed that the tape was ruining his privacy. Bubba the Love Sponge and Gawker are currently in pretty deep hot water. Also, it’s rumored that the $140 million Gawker owes Hogan might very well ruin them. Needless to say, Bubba and Hogan are no longer best buds after this scandal.
14. John Terry and the Chelsea Football Club Get Awkward
In 2010, Chelsea FC soccer player John Terry was nearly booed off of the field for his crazy affair. It was reported the day before the game that the athlete was caught having sex with his teammate’s partner, underwear model Vanessa Perroncel. Wayne Bridge, the teammate who was cheated on, was also Terry’s best friend at the time. Citing he was unable to continue to play with the man that had not only had cheated with his partner, but had gotten her pregnant, Bridge refused to continue playing with Terry. The heartbroken Bridge left the team, even though it meant giving up a chance to play in the World Cup in 2010. Talk about making it hard to keep things professional at work!
13. Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx Fight Over Katie Holmes?
Buddies Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx have one thing in common: Katie Holmes. Although it has never been proven 100% without a doubt, rumors of Holmes and Foxx’s secret affairs have been raging for years, ever since Katie and Tom split. Although Katie claims that Foxx had nothing to do with their split, Holmes and Foxx have been seen together quite a bit since she split with Cruise. Rumors have popped up around the three of them for many years, but all three remain mum on the subject. Although there were rumors in January of 2016 that Foxx and Holmes’ secret wedding plans were crashed by Tom Cruise’s crazy custody battle plans, those rumors were proven later to be completely unsubstantiated. But with the rumor mill still circling these three after all this time, there just might be a little fire under all of that smoke!
12. Shania Twain and the Worst Best Friend Ever
Robert “Mutt” Lange and Shania Twain were married for 15 years. The couple also worked together; Lange was Twain’s manager through much of her career. Twain had a rough road to country fame; she grew up in poverty, lost both of her parents young, and nearly permanently lost her voice from illness. After all that, Twain still had one final hiccup that would turn her world upside down. Her long-time best friend Marie-Anne Thiébaud would steal her husband after a torrid affair in 2008. Distraught, Twain eventually found solace with Thiébaud’s ex-husband in the strangest, saddest version of Wife-Swap ever. Twain, now nearly 50, concluded her rocky career with a farewell tour in 2015, saying goodbye to music and memories alike so she could move on and take care of her son full-time. So, a somewhat happy ending for the country singer!
11. Paul Terry’s Affair Has a Dark Ending
Paul Terry, brother to the previously mentioned John Terry, is also a soccer player. Just like his brother, he also had sex with his best friend’s partner, with far more dire consequences. Terry, who had moved in with his best friend Dale Roberts and his fiance’s home, knew Roberts was recovering from an injury and suffering from depression. He knew his best buddy was on antidepressants and was having trouble coping. That didn’t stop Paul from having an affair with his fiance. When Roberts found out, he committed suicide, unable to handle the loss of both his best friend and his partner at the same time.
10. Heartbreaker Aaron Carter Cheats on Everyone
Hilary Duff and Aaron Carter were dating in 2002 when Lindsay Lohan stumbled onto the scene, and right into Carter’s heart, or maybe just somewhere a bit lower. Aaron claims he “got to know Lindsay” when he “got bored” with Duff. After a short fling with Lohan, Aaron the Heartbreaker gave Duff another go, only to cheat on her with her best friend. Carter went on to break many hearts afterwards, proving himself to be the worst kind of cheater. He since regrets his decisions, it seems, as he tweeted this about Hilary Duff in 2014: “Don’t be that stupid douche that loses the love of your life forever… Like me…” Although Aaron now claims to be over Duff, who knows what his Twitter feed will bring us next. Perhaps he’ll declare he’s never gotten over Lohan too, just to get another fifteen minutes in the spotlight.
9. Rick Manning Banging Former Teammate’s Wife
Baseball big shot Rick Manning, a centerfielder for Cleveland in 1978, rocked the baseball world with his affair with a teammate’s wife. Dennis Eckersley, his best friend and teammate in Cleveland, was an up-and-coming pitcher and was very close to both Manning and his wife. That’s when Manning decided to get a little too close to Eckersley’s wife! Dennis Eckersley was traded to another team. But his wife decided to stay behind in Cleveland with Manning, claiming she was in love with the centerfielder. Rick Manning married Denise Eckersley after divorcing his wife, who turned around and married Dennis Eckersley. Famous people just love to wife swap!
8. Katy Perry and Taylor Swift and John Mayer
Taylor Swift and Katy Perry were great friends once upon a time, leaving adorable Tweets to each other. Taylor Swift was dating John Mayer in 2009, and she lost her bae and her best buddy when their relationship came to an abrupt halt. Katy Perry had snatched him away. Although it is unclear if Mayer and Perry cheated together or he just broke up with T-Swift for Perry, the results are clear. After all this time, the girls are still no longer friends. At least T-Swift got a great song out of the whole affair; Perry and Swift’s fallout is said to be the basis for the song “Bad Blood.” Scandalous!
7. Simon Cowell and His Best Friend’s Wife
The infamous Simon Cowell, reality star and judge from both the X-Factor and American Idol, and real estate mogul Andrew Silverman were close buddies until 2013. When Andrew and his wife, Lauren, were still together, Cowell and Lauren got into an affair that left her pregnant and Cowell in the doghouse with his pal. Andrew filed for divorce immediately when he found out, citing the affair as the reason for the need to split. The cheaters welcomed a baby boy. Although Cowell’s son Eric is now an important part of his life, he regrets breaking the married couple up to get him. Looks like Cowell wasn’t just a jerk to American Idol hopefuls!
6. Kate Hudson Fights With Cameron Diaz Over Alex Rodriguez
In 2010, Alex Rodriguez, a successful and handsome baseball player for the Yankees, was dating Kate Hudson when he first came across Cameron Diaz. The friends fought as Alex switched from Hudson to Diaz in the space of a few days. But the feud between friends Kate Hudson and Cameron Diaz started long before Alex Rodriguez stepped in between them; Hudson claims Diaz was stealing her man in order to get back at her for hooking up with Justin Timberlake. Hudson and Timberlake got together mere days after he and Diaz called it quits in 2007, sparking a cat fight that would last for years.
5. Ellie Goulding Leaves Ed Sheeran For One of His Mates
Close friends Niall Horan and Ed Sheeran had a falling out after falling for the same girl. Ellie Goulding, a singer close to both boys, was caught cheating with Horan in 2013. Although Ellie Goulding denies they were ever dating, Ed Sheeran, singer and songwriter, insist that they were dating when One Direction star Niall Horan and Goulding hooked up. He even wrote a song that’s most likely about Goulding/Horan called “Don’t.” Sheeran claims that the pair had sex while they were all staying at the same hotel together, breaking his heart and tearing up his friendship with Horan at the same time. All three of the singers have since reconciled with one another; Sheeran claims he’s totally over it and just “grateful I could get a song out of it.”
4. Benzino Slept With Former Stripper/Best Friend’s Wife
Love and Hip Hop Atlanta’s reality star Benzino (real name Raymond Scott) is not a stranger to scandal in the news. He and girlfriend/fiance Althea Hart have one child together and have been on-again-off-again for so many years, it’s hard to keep track. Back in 2012, Benzino cause an uproar when he had sex with his best friend’s wife, Joseline Hernandez. The former stripper caused no end of suffering in their relationship; Althea Hart was last heard suing Hernandez for an alleged fight and drug abuse. Benzino’s BFF have long gone their separate ways, but Althea Hart and Benzino (who were fighting during Christmas 2015) appear to still be together. But for how long? Who knows!
3. Jude Law and the Too Friendly Nanny, Daisy Wright
Hired by Jude Law and his fiancee Sienna Frost in 2004, Daisy Wright seemed the perfect nanny. She took great care of the kids and was close with both Frost and Law. It became clear that Law got a little too close to the nanny about a year later, citing that Sienna ignored his needs. They managed to keep their affair secret for nearly six months before one of the children confessed to Frost what they had seen. Jude Law immediately fired Daisy and broke all ties, but it was too late. Sienna dropped Law immediately, stating that she was single almost immediately. “My advice to single ladies is just that – stay single,” Frost was quoted as saying a few days after the affair broke to the press at a premier for her new movie Casanova.
2. Tony Parker Cheats On Eva Longoria With Teammate’s Wife
Back in 2010, Eva Longoria discovered Tony Parker, San Antonio Spurs basketball player and husband, had been sending hundreds of sexts to Erin Barry, the wife of good friend and fellow player Brent Barry. Tony had apparently been making rounds with the wives of a number of fellow basketball players, as well as browsing dating sites, and had been carrying on the affair with Erin for almost a year before Eva found out. Eva was hit hard by this betrayal; she and Erin had been close friends since their husbands played together in the mid 2000s. Tony and Eva were married for 12 years before beauty and Hollywood actress filed for divorce. Eva even got the tattoo of their wedding date removed from her wrist.
1. Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, and Their Daughter
Mia Farrow and her adopted daughter Soon-Yi have been at odds with one another since the early 1990s. While not technically BFFs, this mom-and-daughter combo fought for years over the same man, Woody Allen. Back in the 1980s, Allen and Soon-Yi Previn started a relationship behind Farrow’s back. When she found sexy pictures of her adopted daughter in Allen’s possession, she was furious (understandably). Farrow broke off their 12-year relationship that they both described as “messy.” Farrow and Allen never married and were living apart from one another; sources close to the couple stated that always had little in common. Woody Allen, to add one last blow, sued Farrow for custody of their two adopted children and one biological child that they had together. Allen has never seen a problem with his relationship with Soon-Yi, but Farrow certainly did, threatening the couple with violence over the phone after they all split from one another. So much for family ties!