While audiences adore watching their favorite celebrities in film, sometimes the unscripted events off-screen are the most entertaining. When two celebrities become a couple, the fascination surrounding their union only amplifies their fame. Not only does the public want to know about who they’re wearing and the lavish mansions they own, but they want to know all the private details of their relationship.
Sometimes the details that emerge about their private lives isn’t always favorable. Many celebrity couples don’t make it to the altar, and even married couples can end up in divorce. Surprisingly, there have been some celebrity couples that have been open about their problems in the bedroom, making for a dull sex life. Since this seems like a problem for regular people, it’s strange to think that it would afflict those in Hollywood.
In 2004, Paris Hilton was starting off her journey in the celebrity world with her first season of The Simple Life, and Nick Carter was using his success from Backstreet Boys to launch a solo career. While they seemed like the hottest blonde couple on the red carpet, Nick later opened up about their bedroom problems to Britain’s News of the World saying, “[Paris] was a drunken prude who as far as I can see did not really like sex. She relied on drugs and drink to give her confidence in the bedroom and was more often than not too wasted to even perform.”
While there have been a number of different reported reasons behind the marital problems of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, many speculate the culprit could involve problems in the bedroom. As early as 2009, Star magazine had been reporting that Garner was allegedly seeking out help from noted sex therapist, Dr. Holly Hein. Reports are still coming in about why this might have been the reason behind all those alleged cheating scandals with Ben.
However, there have been some celebrity couples that have been able to keep it spicy in the bedroom. While it wasn’t enough to make the relationship last in some, others have proved a spicy sex life can make for a lasting relationship. Here’s 15 of them.
15. Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney
When an actor connects with a music artist, it doesn’t always make the most sense. While “Bennifer” seemed like a good idea when J. Lo put Ben Affleck in her music video, Hollywood was less forgiving and it became a hindrance to his acting career. So, when Taylor Kinney asked Lady Gaga to marry him, people were wondering what these two could possibly have in common. Lady Gaga has been known to push all the boundaries of societal norms, whether dressing in drag at the VMAs or wearing a dress made out of meat on the red carpet.
So, when she became romantically-linked to the Chicago Fire heartthrob, people wondered what was going on behind closed doors. While she’s never been shy about talking about her willingness to try new things, fans got a better view of her freaky ways when she opened up to Mojo in the Morning. During an interview with the Detroit radio show, she was asked whether or not she has had a threesome and she responded, “Umm, well, I suppose I have, yes. I don’t want to reveal too much. I just can say the truth.”
14. Carmen Electra and Dave Navarro
Carmen Electra is known for exploiting her sexuality, almost as much as she’s known for her tumultuous relationships. While the fleeting marriage to Dennis Rodman created some spicy headlines, it was the marriage to Dave Navarro that revealed the bulk of intimate details in her sexual life. Dave Navarro famously held a Twitter Q&A, where he answered a number of different questions posed by his fans. When asked what the biggest orgy he ever had was, he responded, “Me + 9,” and when asked how good Carmen Electra was in the sack, he responded, “Not too shabby!” This was obviously a tame admission since other lovers like Dennis Rodman divulged she had “a passion for kinky sex.”
13. Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones
Michael Douglas has been known to over-share about the sexual escapades between him and his wife, but who wouldn’t want to brag when you’re bedding Catherine Zeta-Jones? Despite the controversy he stirred up with his oral sex comments in recent years, this wasn’t the only time he would talk about their sex life. In a 2010 interview with AARP magazine, he said, “But God bless her that she likes older guys. And some wonderful enhancements have happened in the last few years—Viagra, Cialis—that can make us all feel younger.”
While other couples seem to have a diminishing sex life as they get older, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones choose to use all the resources at their disposal to keep things steamy between the sheets.
12. Lauren Silverman and Simon Cowell
When it was discovered that Simon Cowell was having an affair with his friend’s wife, Lauren Silverman, people wondered if she would finally be the one to get this famous bachelor to settle down. Since the relationship definitely stirred up controversy, she didn’t exactly seem like the typical celebrity that could get a man as eligible as Simon Cowell. However, the couple defied the odds by flaunting their love on the red carpet, and welcoming their baby into the world. Giving a sneak peek into what could have finally kept Simon interested, he commented on it during an episode of X Factor. After a performance by Alex & Sierra, one of the judges commented on how it seemed a bit “corny” and they wanted to see more sexual chemistry. Simon responded by saying, “You have amazing sexual chemistry. Um..I have that in my life as well.”
11. Jane Fonda and Richard Perry
When you think of a hot celebrity couple with a rampant sex life, you don’t often think of someone in their 70’s. However, it’s good to know that there are some celebrity couples that can keep it steamy no matter the age. In an interview with the British publication, The Sun, Jane Fonda opened up about her life with Richard Perry by saying, “At 74, I have never had such a fulfilling sex life. When I was young I had so many inhibitions — I didn’t know what I desired.” With so many highly publicized breakups in her past, it’s good to see that she has finally been able to find herself with new mate, Richard Perry.
10. Ricky Martin and Carlos Gonzàlez Abella
When Ricky Martin first posed with his partner, Carlos Gonzàlez Abella, and their twins for the Spanish version of Vanity Fair, people were taken aback by how domestic the couple seemed. Since so many remember Ricky Martin from his “Livin’ la Vida Loca” days, it was strange to see him as a typical family man. However, don’t let the matching outfits fool you, Ricky Martin is known to have a freaky side. In a 2006 interview with Blender magazine, he admitted, “I love giving the golden shower … I’ve done it before in the shower. It’s like so sexy, you know, the temperature of your body and the shower water is very different.”
9. Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott
The relationship between Dean McDermott and Tori Spelling has been filled with problems, and many of them have played out on their reality show. Just as they have been open about their infidelity issues, they have also revealed some of their intimate tendencies in bed. On an episode of True Tori, Spelling shouted, “two weekends in a row I went to a sex store! We did things I’d never done before because you wanted it—you kept wanting to raise the bar!” While it didn’t exactly stop him from seeking out extracurricular activities, at least we know she wasn’t too prude to try out new suggestions.
8. Rihanna and Chris Brown
Before Chris Brown became the most hated man in the world, he was the star everyone thought would be the next Michael Jackson, and part of the hottest celebrity couple on the red carpet. Rihanna and Chris Brown were the next Jay Z and Beyonce, and their sex life seemed to radiate heat. Rihanna has always been famous for being open about her sexual needs, and even gave an interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show where she started talking about how not having sex wasn’t good for “her” (pointing to her crotch). In a 2011 interview with Rolling Stone, Rihanna delved deeper into her adventurous spirit in the bedroom by saying, “I like to be spanked. Being tied up is fun.” While spanking is quite a bit different than the mopping she received after the infamous fight with Chris Brown, it’s obvious their relationship was filled with sparks and over-the-top craziness.
7. John Mayer and Jessica Simpson
John Mayer is known for talking openly about the bedroom habits between he and his long list of celebrity starlets. From the song “Your Body is a Wonderland” being about Jennifer Aniston and the back-and-forth between him and Taylor Swift, it was the relationship between him and Jessica Simpson that seemed to be the most fulfilling. In a 2010 interview with Playboy magazine, John described sex with Jessica Simpson as, “It was like napalm, sexual napalm. Did you ever say, ‘I want to quit my life and just f***ing snort you? If you charged me $10,000 to f*** you, I would start selling all my s*** just to keep f***ing you.’”
6. Jason Sudeikis and Olivia Wilde
Olivia Wilde has always been open about the importance of a spicy sex life, and made some comments to Vulture that turned some heads. Recalling her marriage to ex-husband, Tao Ruspoli, she said, “I felt like my vagina died. Turned off. Lights out… you can lie to your relatives at Christmas dinner and tell them everything on the home front is just peachy. But you cannot lie to your vagina.” In the same article she goes on to talk about how different her relationship is with SNL’s Jason Sudeikis. She described it as “[we] have sex like Kenyan marathon runners.”
5. Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith are at the top of Hollywood’s A-list, and seem to have the secrets to keeping a marriage going strong. While they’ve opened up on numerous occasions about how important it is to grow spiritually with your partner, they’ve also talked about their steamy sex life. During their joint interview with Oprah, Jada talked about the ways she keeps things spontaneous in their marriage. When Oprah wanted to hear a few tidbits, Jada said, “Well even during the day I might send a sexy picture of some sort. Just a reminder of what’s waiting at home. And if he’s on the set with me, on the set of Hawthorne, we might take a little break.”
4. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
When one of the sexiest men in Hollywood marries the glamorous Angelina Jolie, the world can only imagine what their sex life must be like. When Ethan Hawke was interviewed by Andy Cohen in Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live, he made the comment, “My best onscreen kiss was with Angelina Jolie… Angelina Jolie was born to whittle men, to make them weak. And when she kiss you, you don’t know your name.”
This is something that isn’t lost on husband, Brad Pitt. In an interview with Parade in 2009, Pitt talked about hidden sex spots the couple has around the house. He referenced the stone grotto by their pool as “a great place for sex.” Who needs a bed when you have your own private grotto?
3. Chrissy Teigen and John Legend
When John Legend first started dating Chrissy Teigen, the public became fascinated by this lovely new couple on the red carpet. However, it was the song “All Of Me” that he dedicated to his wife that made fans realize the depth of their love. While all those words of adoration seemed cute and cuddly, it was the talk of their sex life that gained the most interest. During an interview with Cosmopolitan magazine, she revealed that her and John are proud members of the mile-high club. She detailed it by saying, “We were on our way to Thailand to see my parents, flying commercial first-class. We were under a blanket. We weren’t even in one of those pod things. I feel like we should get a trophy for that.”
2. Christina Aguilera and Matthew Rutler
Christina Aguilera has been engaged for the last two years with Matt Rutler. They dated for three years prior to getting engaged, and they also have a daughter together. Photographed on the red carpet as well as coming out of the club, they’ve never shied away from public displays of affection. Christina has always been open about her adventurous spirit in the bedroom, as well as how to keep a spicy sex life. During an interview with Ellen DeGeneres, she made some comments about how she likes not wearing any clothes at home. During an interview with German newspaper, Netzeitung, Christina stated, “I like having sex. It’s fun. And I shouldn’t be made to feel guilty about that. Sex is a very natural activity.”
1. Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson
Since sex tapes have been around since the first recording device was invented, the Tommy Lee sex tape with Pamela Anderson may not be the first tape ever put into circulation. However, it is one of the most popular and best-selling of the celebrity world, and Howard Stern once referred to it as, “the greatest tape I have ever seen in my life.” She had always tried to capitalize on her sexuality, whether it was romping on the beach on Baywatch or her spreads in Playboy magazine. However, Tommy Lee became a sex icon in his own right after the release of this video, and he even referenced it in a music video where he used a (very long) remote control to cover his crotch.