This pretty much goes without saying, but there is no quicker way to end a relationship than cheating. Of course, because some people are suckers for a great apology, not all relationships end after infidelity. But whether a union or courtship ends after someone commits such an act, it's pretty cruel.
Getting down to the most basic necessity of a relationship, it is that those involved share at least some degree of mutual respect and an agreement that there is something special between them and that screwing around with others is a betrayal. For most people, not cheating is easy. Most of us have to go out of our way to get a piece, and therefore, it is easy not to cheat. But the same cannot be said of celebrities.
Fame and fortune make it far easier to score, and as such, it is no surprise that so many relationships between famous people end up in disaster. While people may love to speak mightily of their own moral prowess and perfect standing whenever a celebrity gets caught getting down and dirty with someone other than his or her partner, we can all imagine that given the same amount of money and adoration, we'd probably do something similar. Then again, when a woman is a perfect ten we often wonder how someone could get sick of her and bang someone else. Well, sadly, I do not have the answer. But here are twenty incredibly hot celebrity babes who have been cheated on.
20 Christie Brinkley
While she is starting to show her age these days (she's 62, give her a break), Christie Brinkley is widely considered to be among the greatest models of all time. She is of course famous for an incredible modeling career that included Sports Illustrated, Playboy, Glamour and a long stint with Cover Girl.
She was married and divorced three times without much incident, once to Billy Joel. But her fourth marriage, to architect Peter Cook was quite unpleasant. Along with her accusations that he mistreated their children and watched adult entertainment almost all the time, Cook slept with somewhere between one and thirty women over the course of their relationship.
19 Uma Thurman
Ethan Hawke should thank his lucky stars that Uma Thurman doesn't have the real life killing power she had while playing the Bride in the Kill Bill movies. Were that the case, he no doubt would have been hacked in half by now. The two were married back in 1998 and had two kids. Several years later, Thurman found out that Hawke was having an affair with their nanny, Ryan Shawhughes. They divorced and Hawke and the nanny got married, now they have a couple of kids as well.
Here's the really messed up part, Thurman and Shawhughes look alike. This isn't some "yeah they both have two eyes and a nose" things, I mean they look so much alike that it wouldn't take much makeup to make them indistinguishable.
18 Gwen Stefani
Now, take most of what I said about Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke, and repeat it, and you get the situation with former Bush singer Gavin Rossdale and singer/now ex-wife Gwen Stefani. The two were married after No Doubt and Bush toured together. They had three kids, and then Rossdale decided to start canoodling the babysitter. The nanny, Mindy Mann, also looks a bit like Stefani. They are still together.
17 Tea Leoni
Knowing what we all know now about actress Tea Leoni's once-husband David Duchovny, one could have seen what was coming a mile away. For those who missed it, the former X-Files star admitted to being a major s*x addict. Duchovny is up there with Charlie Sheen, in terms of the "can't get enough women" category. They were on and off for a while between 2008 and 2014, when they finally announced their divorce.
16 Jennifer Lopez
Known for singing, dancing and "acting" but mostly just a massive derriere, Jennifer Lopez has dated a number of high profile stars, including P Diddy, Ben Affleck and Marc Anthony. She has never been specific, but has implied that her relationships have generally fallen apart because of cheating on the part of the men.
15 Shania Twain
A Canadian gem, and true northern beauty, Shania Twain has a voice, body and face that are all top notch. This is probably one of the saddest stories in this article because her husband of fifteen years was having an ongoing affair with her best friend. It's one thing to be betrayed by a lover, but it's a totally different ball game to be stabbed in the back by two people that close. This was about five years ago. She married that husband of the woman who stole hers so I guess she kind of won this war.
14 Dita Von Teese
This is not among the most recognizable names on this list, but Dita Von Teese is unforgettable once you've seen her. She is a stunning burlesque model and dancer who was married to Marilyn Manson. In late 2006, their relationship fell apart. She had found out that Manson was seeing another woman and was not willing to stick around (who can blame her). In early 2007, and on his birthday, Von Teese served Marilyn Manson with divorce papers.
13 Reese Witherspoon
Legally Blonde star Reese Witherspoon, one of the cutest actresses in the business, married actor Ryan Phillippe back in 1999. They had two kids together and were probably one of the most popular couples in Hollywood. Unfortunately, Phillippe (allegedly) couldn't keep it in his pants and (probably) hooked up with Aussie actress Abbie Cornish. He and Witherspoon were divorced in 2007. While her career has recovered, his has seemingly not.
12 Denise Richards
I mentioned "The Warlock" Charlie Sheen earlier, and now I'll mention his profoundly troubling love life once again. He was married to one of the hottest women on Earth back in the early 2000s; Denise Richards. Sheen has had a booty addiction like few men on Earth and has slept with thousands of women. Last year, he announced he had HIV, and nobody was surprised. While his "deny game" has been outstanding for a long while, it is widely accepted that Sheen cheated on Denise Richards, pretty much day and night, with everything that walks.
11 Sandra Bullock
It takes a special kind of woman to maintain "dream girl" status for over twenty years. Sandra Bullock has managed to do it, however. She was married to Jesse James for about five years, but in 2010, she discovered that he had cheated on her with multiple women. There are some women on this list who are complete head-cases, and while we don't condone cheating, such side action can be understood, but really, who cheats on Sandra Bullock?
10 Elizabeth Hurley
A few years ago, Elizabeth Hurley, who you probably know for being the sexy brunette in the first Austin Powers movie, was accused of cheating on her husband (then businessman Arun Nayar) with Australian cricketer Shane Warne. She answered these accusations by claiming to have been separated from Nayar for months prior to spending time with Warne.
Years earlier, when she was married to Hugh Grant, she was the victim of a cheating scandal, and there was no way for Grant to play the "deny game". It was 1995 and he was caught in Los Angeles with a hooker while in the act in his car. They couple split up five years later, but remained friends.
9 Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston is one of the most beloved women in show business, having delighted audiences for over two decades now, ever since playing Rachel on Friends. Unfortunately for her, the love life has not been quite as consistent as the career. She was married to Brad Pitt, as we all know, but it is widely considered a fact that he left her for Angelina Jolie.
After the divorce, she dated musician John Mayer, and it has been suggested by several sources that Mayer cheated on her a few times throughout the relationship. Given the guitar-wielding, soft-voiced lad's reputation, we wouldn't be surprised if it were true and then some. Aniston has since married actor-director Justin Theroux, but in 2012, there were unsubstantiated rumors that they cheated on each other. Some have suggested she is unlucky, while others argue that she must be a complete head-case. The truth is likely somewhere in the middle.
8 Christina Milian
R&B/Pop singer Christina Milian; the killer voice behind tunes such as 2004's Dip it Low and more recently Like Me and Do It, has had an eventful love life. Two years ago she announced that she and Jas Prince had called off their engagement. Three years before that, she divorced fellow singer The-Dream, to whom she had been married since 2009. Prior to these two relationships, looking all the way back to between 2003 and 2005, Milian was dating actor/singer Nick Cannon, but left him in 2005 because he apparently cheated on her a few times.
7 Elin Nordegren
We have to include Elin Nordegren here despite her unoffical title as probably the least famous person on the list. We can definitely see why Tiger Woods, the greatest golfer in the world, picked her. The model/nanny turned baby-mama looks like the archetypal gorgeous Swedish woman. Thin, blonde, great eyes and an unbelievable body. But I guess nobody lasts forever as the golden boy of the sports world.
Over a few years, Tiger cheated on his wife with over ten women. Some he only saw a couple of times, while others he had ongoing affairs with. When all was said and done, he was down a ton of sponsors, and lost a pile of money in court. What have we learned, kids? That's right, don't get caught.
6 Ali Landry
Former USA, Ali Landry, who has also had a few acting jobs, was married to former child star turned washed up former child star Mario Lopez. Mario Lopez is that good looking Latino gentleman who at first glance, you might think was gay (not a problem by any means, merely an observation). He and Landry dated for years and finally tied the knot in 2004. Just a couple of weeks later however, the marriage was annulled because as it turned out, Lopez had cheated on her at his bachelor party.
5 Halle Berry
Much like Jennifer Aniston, Halle Berry is another beloved American stars who has had a great deal of misfortune when it comes to her love life. It is hard to say, of course, whether this is genuine "misfortune" or she's just a total headcase and scares men off faster than a rabid grizzly bear wielding a chainsaw. Obviously the truth is probably somewhere in the middle, and she may just have poor taste in men.
The former Bond girl (Die Another Day) and Academy Award winner for her work in Monster's Ball, has had an undeniably rough time with relationships. She's been divorced more than three times, beaten badly by one former boyfriend, who remains unnamed, and was cheated on a few times by singer-songwriter and frequent Grammy nominee Eric Benet.
4 Eva Longoria
If anyone were ever looking for my advice on this unpleasant subject, I'd say "don't cheat, it's a hurtful act, and may well cause everyone involved a nasty headache". But if that piece of advice doesn't hit home, "don't get caught" is another solid tidbit. Failing that, "deny, deny, deny".
San Antonio Spurs' point guard Tony Parker played the deny game, but definitely got caught. He was married to Eva Longoria from 2007 to 2011. For those who haven't heard this name in a while, she was the ridiculously beautiful one on Desperate Housewives. She found a number of incriminating text messages between Parker and Erin Barry, the wife of his former teammate Brent.
3 Sienna Miller
If you've ever seen Sienna Miller (she played Chris Kyle's wife in American Sniper), you're probably asking, possibly with an enraged tone, "who the hell cheats on Sienna Miller?!". The answer is Jude Law. A year after marrying her, Law admitted that he had been cheating on her with their kid's nanny. Jude Law has five kids with three different women. We just thought we should throw that in there.
2 Sophia Bush
Gorgeous actress Sophia Bush earned her fame starting out in National Lampoon's Van Wilder and then the show One Tree Hill. More recently she has been acting on Chicago P.D., Chicago Fire and Law and Order: SVU. On One Tree Hill she met Chad Michael Murray; and the two were married in 2005. Shortly thereafter, they divorced. It is widely believed that this was due to Murray cheating with Paris Hilton. That's right, he had an absolute gem, and decided to go behind her back with one of the most repugnant people ever to leave their disastrous mark on show business.
1 Kendra Wilkinson
For those of you who may be unfamiliar, Kendra Wilkinson was one of Hugh Hefner's girlfriends in the early 2000s and married Hank Baskett. To save you a quick trip to Google or Wikipedia, Baskett was an explosively sub-par wide receiver in the NFL for six seasons. In five years of play for the Eagles, Vikings and Colts, he totaled just shy of 1,100 yards, with six touchdowns.
He married the stunning Kendra Wilkinson in 2009. In late 2014, after significant rumors had circulated about an alleged affair, he confessed to have had a brief intimate affair with a transgender woman named Ava London. Kendra said that the fact that the mistress was transgender was far worse than had it been a real woman. That's all we have to say about that.