In Hollywood, or anywhere you live, it’s really hard to escape a cheating scandal, especially if you are a woman. Here are ten of Hollywood’s most infamous mistresses.
If you are a mistress in Hollywood, it can go one of two ways; the luckiest mistresses become wives. This is both a blessing and a curse. It’s a blessing because who doesn’t want to fall in love? But, it’s also a curse because the press and public will come down on you. As soon as a cheating scandal is revealed, it’s best to stay off social media because it’s going to be a hashtag war of hate. Even when the smoke clears from the initial scandal, there’s always a cloud looming over the marriage. Many women who start out as mistresses and then become wives, not surprisingly get cheated on themselves years later.
There are also many mistresses who never become wives, but gain lucrative careers instead. From sex columns for newspapers, to albums and even reality television show deals, having sex with a married man can help a woman make bank. A mistress can go from being an unknown cocktail waitress, flight attendant or even an escort, to being a gossip item in a matter of hours. For several women on this list, their liaisons got them pretty sweet deals. Sadly, while it’s not a nice thing to do, being a Hollywood mistress has ultimately been beneficial for all of the women on this list. But karmatically, it might be another story…
10 Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall
Camilla Parker Bowles, who now holds the title Duchess of Cornwall, is Britain's most infamous mistress. She carried on an affair with Prince Charles, while he was still married to Princess Diana. It’s hard to understand why he went for Bowles because Diana was so attractive. But, whatever the Prince wants, the Prince gets. Charles and Camilla met in the 70’s and ran in the same social circles. While many people wonder why he just didn't marry her in first place, there were many political reasons why, but mostly because the family disapproved of Camilla. When they finally wed in 2005, Charles’ mother, Queen Elizabeth, didn't even attend the nuptials.
9 Jasmine Waltz
Jasmine Waltz is best known as David Arquette's former mistress. But, Arquette wasn't the first celeb Waltz has, well…taken a waltz with. She’s dated a laundry list of Hollywood men from D list to B list, including Sean Stewart, Jesse McCartney, Chris Pine, Doug Reinhardt and even Ryan Seacrest, who supposedly took her to Paris for the weekend. Waltz was an aspiring actress and met many celebs as a cocktail waitress at now defunct West Hollywood nightclub, Voyeur. However, unlike many women on this list, being a girlfriend and a mistress didn’t make Waltz a wife. While Arquette and Cox eventually divorced, Arquette re-married reporter Christina McLarty, in April 2015.
8 Kayte Walsh
7 Tori Spelling
6 Rielle Hunter
Rielle Hunter is the infamous mistress of Senator and Democratic Party vice presidential nominee, John Edwards. Lots of politicians have mistresses, it’s nothing new. However, what makes the situation between Edwards and Hunter most scandalous is that Edwards’ wife Elizabeth, was dying of an incurable form of breast cancer during the affair. She passed away in 2010, which was a little less than one year after Edwards admitted to being the father of Hunter’s baby, Quinn. Hunter and Edwards stayed together for a while, but called it quits in 2012. Hunter is also known for being the inspiration behind protagonist, Alison Poole in Jay McInerney’s 1988 novel, Story of My Life.
5 LeAnn Rimes
4 Kristen Stewart
Many people think of Kristen Stewart as the ex-girlfriend of Twilight co-star Rob Pattinson, but not who she really is- one of Hollywood’s most infamous mistresses. On the set of Snow White and the Huntsman, Stewart had an affair with the director Rupert Sanders. Sanders was married to actress/model Liberty Ross at the time. While the two admitted to the relationship and issued separate public apologies, what happened was very damaging for all parties involved. Ross and Sanders divorced in 2014. Stewart and her boyfriend, Rob Pattinson also called it quits. She is now currently rumored to be dating Alicia Cargile.
3 Michelle "Bombshell" McGee
2 Ashley Dupre
1 Angelina Jolie
Angelia Jolie is the most infamous mistress on this list. Jolie met Brad Pitt on the set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith, when he was still married to Jennifer Aniston. In March 2005, Aniston filed for divorce from Pitt. One month later, Jolie told People she was pregnant with his baby, which is pretty much the dream of every woman on the face of this earth. However, this was a far cry from Jolie’s previous tune, when she said she would never be with a married man because her father, Jon Voight cheated on her mother. Alas, Brangelina was meant to be and they are happily married with 6 children (3 adopted and 3 biological children). As for Jennifer Aniston, she still remains unmarried, but engaged to actor Justin Theroux.