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
Kelsey Grammer was married to his now ex-wife and former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, Camille, when he met flight attendant Kayte White, who was 25 years his junior. Much to Camille’s dismay, even before their divorce was finalized, Grammer proudly announced his engagement to the press. While they have been married for approximately four years and have two children together, Kayte told Oprah she still feels bad about the way they met, “I'm not proud of the way we started out because he was in a marriage.” Unlike his former wife, the new Mrs. Grammer mostly stays out of the press, except for appearances with her husband.
7 Tori Spelling
Tori Spelling has made a career out of being an infamous mistress and bearing it all on reality television. In 2005, she met her current husband Dean McDermott, on the set of the Lifetime movie Mind Over Murder, which was filming in Canada. At the time, she was married to actor and playwright Charlie Shanian, and McDermott was married to Canadian actress and author, Mary Jo Eustace. The couple reportedly had sex the first night they met, fell in love and had four kids. However, the fact that Tori was a mistress has always created a shadow over the marriage. Unfortunately, it wasn't exactly surprising when in 2014, McDemott cheated on Tori, while shooting a movie in Canada. However, the couple is still together and presumably trying to work things out.
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
LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian should be besties with Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott, if they aren't friends already. These couples have practically the same stories. Rimes was married to Dean Sheremet when she met Eddie Cibrian, who was married to Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Brandi Glanville, when they were shooting a movie for Lifetime together called Northern Lights. Reportedly, Rimes' ex husband never imagined something like this would happen. There must be something about Lifetime movies that bring cheating couples together. Rimes and Cibrian appear to be happily married now, but unlike Dean McDermott’s ex-wife, Mary Jo Eustace, Glanville is still pretty jilted about the whole thing.
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
Sandra Bullock and Jesse James were an odd match to begin with, but seemed to have a good marriage until James cheated on her with tattoo artist and swastika model, Michelle “Bombshell” McGee. McGee told In Touch that when she had the affair, she didn't believe the couple was still together, saying “I would never have hooked up with [James] if I thought he was a married man. He gave me the impression they were separated.” What was really the most shocking about McGee was that she was the complete opposite of Bullock and has more striking resemblance to James’ first wife, adult entertainment star Janine Lindemulder.
2 Ashley Dupre
Ashley Dupre was at the center of an unforgettable New York political affair scandal. In March 2008, The New York Times reported that Governor Eliot Spitzer, had patronized an escort service called Emperor’s Club VIP. In a span of seven months, a wiretapping investigation courtesy of The Patriot Act, revealed Spitzer spent over $80,000 on escorts over the years, beginning when he was Attorney General of New York. Dupre, who went by the name Kristen, testified against the Governor and used her notoriety to gain an entertainment career, which included posing for Playboy, releasing her music, and getting on a VH1 reality show.
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.