We're always saying, "celebrities, they're just like us" - and it's true. Celebrities may be in the public eye all the time and have way more money than the rest of us, but they're still human and they still have relationships to maintain. But unlike us, celebrities have to be hyper aware that there are people who might try to take advantage of them because of their money and fame. Hopefully they have a few people they can trust no matter what, like family and childhood friends, but sometimes even that isn't guaranteed.
Forgiveness can be difficult, but it's even harder when someone close to you betrays you in a way you never expected. Sometimes the best thing to do is just cut them out of your life completely, because you'll probably never be able to trust them again. Celebrities have enough trouble maintaining their privacy without someone they trust sabotaging it for their own gain. Here are 10 celebrities who've been betrayed by someone close to them.
10 Ryan Reynolds
9 Jennifer Aniston
The domestic violence between Chris Brown and Rihanna became public knowledge when a photo of her injuries after an altercation in 2009 was released to the media. As if that wasn't enough for Rihanna to deal with, she also found out that her father Ronald Fenty was selling information about her personal issues to the press. She told Vogue that her father "went to the press and just told them a bunch of lies. Because he hadn't talked to me after ... that whole thing . He never called to find out how I was doing, if I was alive, nothing. He just never called. He went straight to the press and got a check." She added that she has no interest in having a relationship with him at this point.
7 Jude Law
In 2005, Jude Law was forced to admit to the world that he had been cheating on his girlfriend Sienna Miller with his children's nanny. In 2014, he testified in court at the trial for News of the World, who were accused of hacking into people's phones to get information to publish. He confirmed that he called Daniel Craig to confront him about sleeping with Miller, which is info he thought the paper obtained by hacking his phone. But Law found out while on the stand that someone close to him was actually selling information about his private life to the press. The person's name was never made public, but Law said, "I was made aware very recently that there had been some kind of communication with this person … I was never aware any money changed hands."
6 Robert Pattinson
5 Sandra Bullock
No one really thought it was a good idea when Sandra Bullock married Jesse James. They were an odd couple, but they seemed pretty in love, especially the night she won her Best Actress Oscar for The Blind Side. Then only nine days later, he told her that he'd been having an affair. They got divorced after five years of marriage. In his book, American Outlaw, James talked about what he did. "I cheated on a woman I cared deeply about and if there was any way to undo my actions then I would. Sandy was a trusting woman at heart and that made me feel even more guilty. She’d never suspected a thing"
4 Angelina Jolie
It's no secret that Angelina Jolie has always had a strained relationship with her father, Jon Voight. Even after Jolie failed to invite him to her the wedding when she married Brad Pitt, he's always said he has nothing negative to say about her and wants her to be happy. There have been conflicting stories about why they've remained estranged, but after Voight talked about Angie's personal business to the media, there was no chance of a reconciliation. He told Access Hollywood that he hoped she got help for her "mental problems", and Jolie decided it was healthier for her to not have a relationship with him anymore.
3 Lindsay Lohan
2 Drew Barrymore
1 Bridget Moynahan
Bridget Moynahan had been dating NFL player Tom Brady for three years when he left her for supermodel Gisele Bundchen. As if that wasn't enough, Moynahan was three months pregnant with their son at the time. Although they have maintained a civil relationship for the sake of their son, Bridget has spoken out about how she never planned on being a single mother. She told More magazine she doesn't think "any girl grows up dreaming of being a single mom. But there’s not a second I regret having a child on my own.”