Even with the seemingly 'innocent' celebrity divorces, there is always the off chance of finding an inevitable ‘other woman’ if you dig deep enough. The horrible sounding tag is usually associated with the negative connotations of ‘home wrecker’, ‘mistress’ and ‘bi***’. No matter how dead a relationship actually might be, and no matter if a divorce was always on the cards, these ‘notoriously gorgeous’ women always leave a bitter taste in the mouth.
Society still frowns on a ‘cheater’ for that ‘extra marital affair’ while a trusting marital relationship is still ongoing. But who can trifle with the power of ‘love’. And though Hollywood is notoriously known for the shortest ‘love’ stories ever, love is still blind, unreasonable and selfish.
These 10 'other women' have broken some long standing celebrity marriages, with them ending in bitter and heartbreaking divorces. Some of these 10 women are happy with their stolen loves, while some have moved on to others. Yet, each of these 10 women, who broke relationships when they found ‘their’ love, will always be known as the ‘other women’ for their historic stints as celebrity ‘home wreckers’.
10 Jennifer Lopez
9 Britney Spears
8 Angelina Jolie
In most of the 'home wrecker' lists that I went through to research this article, Angelina Jolie always held the prominent position of rank number 1. For the purposes of this list though, without making any personal judgmental calls, I have stuck with chronological ranking. Since Angelina Jolie was accused of breaking up Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston’s 7 year relationship in 2005, she gets spot number 8 on our countdown. Back in the early 2000s, Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt were not just the power couple of Hollywood, but they were the most beloved of couples worldwide. The couple hit a severe roadblock, in the form of 'femme fatale' Angelina Jolie, and the relationship disintegrated right before our eyes. Pitt and Jolie are rumored to have started their romance on the sets of Mr. and Mrs. Smith, while Pitt was still married to Jennifer. Sources close to Aniston insist that Pitt was almost instantaneously a changed man. Pitt and Aniston split in 2004, amidst rumors and denials. Twist it whichever way you want, Angelina was surely a temptation that Pitt couldn't resist.
7 Claire Danes
6 Evan Rachel Wood
5 Denise Richards
You’d imagine that it is usually the sultry, sexy, femme fatales who steal men from their woman; but it is a unique kind of case when the woman who’s man got stolen, was just as sultry and sexy, if not more. Oh some men are just plain lucky! The timelessly hot, Denise Richards seems to be the most criminal of ‘other woman,’ for she not just broke up an 11 year old marriage, between Heather Locklear and Richie Sambora, but she broke the marital relationship of one of her best friends! The once 'close friends' no longer remained the same after it became known that Richards had started sleeping with Sambora. Richards maintains that she didn't start seeing Sambora until the original couple had divorced in 2006, but many find that truly hard to digest, considering the nasty rumors, backstabbing jabs and very public spats, continuously making headlines.
4 Gabrielle Union
Though Gabrielle Union and basketball star, Dwyane Wade’s relationship has come a long way over the years, many of us still can’t get over its tumultuous past. Wade divorced his wife, Siohvaughn Funches, also the mother of his two children, in 2007. For years, Gabrielle has borne the tag of a 'home wrecker' but in an interview to JET, she clarified that her silence on the subject was her misconstrued ‘high road’. The actress claims that while Wade broke off from his family in 2007, she only met the star in 2008, making her role in the break up just a fictional story generated by the rumor mills. Funches however, remains bitter and her allegations of ‘emotional distress’ caused by Gabrielle are definitely hurting the latter’s case.
3 LeAnn Rimes
2 Erin Barry
2010 saw the epic split between Desperate Housewives star, Eva Longoria and her NBA hubby, Tony Parker, after 3 years of marriage on the grounds of his infidelity. The other woman in this case was another NBA star’s wife, Erin Barry. Though Erin has publicly refuted claims that she was the ‘other woman’ who caused Eva’s marriage to disintegrate, Eva has another story to tell. Eva found text messages on Tony’s computer, despite him having gone to great lengths to keep them private and away from prying eyes. While Eva and Tony’s marriage had been on shaky ground prior to the third party interference, one cannot condone the allegations of extra marital affairs.
1 Kristen Stewart
The very latest ‘home wrecker’ episode is also the most shocking, for it is the case of our own 'innocent', Kristen Stewart in the role of the ‘other women’. The biggest cheating scandal to hit celebrity news recently was the extramarital affair of director, Rupert Sanders with Kristen Stewart, who was in a relationship with her Twilight costar, Robert Pattinson. While Robert has indeed forgiven Kristen and still has on and off relationships with her (after her very public apology), one person who did not have the heart to forgive and forget was Rupert’s now ex-wife, actress and model, Liberty Ross. After a very public exposure of her husband’s infidelity, Liberty chose to withstand the humiliation with her head held high, of course, minus the husband in question! Along with Rupert, Kristen takes the credit for breaking up an 11 year marriage, and separating the philandering husband from his wife and two kids!