Is it true that love makes the world go 'round? Well, when it comes to celebrities, it is a fact that updates on their love lives go around the world faster than the earth can rotate on its axis. Love is a part of human life; it can cause peace where there is war, or even cause war where there is peace. Romantic love is supposed to be between two people, and society celebrates this union because it is always beautiful. However, when a third party gets into the relationship, the beautiful union turns into an ugly love triangle.
Celebrities are notorious for getting into love triangles because their lifestyles can get very complicated with their fame and money. As our famous Hollywood celebrities entertain us with love triangles on screen, they end up entertaining us with similar stories off screen. For many celebrities, their love life is a real soap opera; they probably forget to get out of character after a great movie or series. Furthermore, sports celebrities, royalty, and even presidents are not exempt from such triangles.
Love triangles are very dramatic, especially where the three (or more) parties are celebrities. These situations can be hard on celebrities because they usually change the public's image of who these people are in real life. The situation is always worse when a celebrity begins to date a friend or best friend of the person they are supposed to be in a relationship with. As bad as this is for one of the parties, it forms a good story for the masses to quench their thirst for controversial celebrity content. Here are 10 love triangles that made headlines in the recent past:
10 John Terry, Wayne Bridge and Vanessa Perroncel
9 Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, and Jamie Foxx
8 Marie-Anne Thiebaud, Frederic Thiebaud, Shania Twain and Mutt Lange
When love triangles include 4 or 5 people, we can refer to them as love squares or love pentagons. The above love situation is a love square that started off as two couples; singer and songwriter Shania Twain married to music producer Robert Lange, and Marie-Anne Thiebaud married to businessman Frederic Thiebaud. In 2008, an affair began between Marie-Anne and Robert, and it was a classic case of betrayal because Marie-Anne and Shania Twain were best friends. However, after both marriages broke down, the victims of this infidelity (Shania and Frederic) began to spend time together. In 2011, Shania and Frederic got married; their cheating ex-spouses must have found this situation quite strange because we did.
7 Kate Hudson, Cameron Diaz, and Alex Rodriguez
6 Jennifer Aniston, Angelina Jolie, and Brad Pitt
5 Prince Charles, The Late Princess Diana, and Camilla Parker
The United Kingdom is host to probably one of the longest serving and most popular monarchies we have today. The royal family is not exempt from love triangles, and the most pronounced was between Prince Charles, the late Princess Diana, and Camilla Parker. Prince Charles was in love with Camilla before his marriage to Diana, but he could not marry her because Camilla was not 'suitable' for him. This led to the development of an affair between Charles and Camilla, which among other things led to the breakup of the royal couple. However, years after Diana's tragic car accident, Prince Charles got married to his long-time sweetheart Camilla.
4 Taylor Swift, Taylor Lautner, and Selena Gomez
3 Meg Ryan, Dennis Quaid, and Russell Crowe
Celebrity actors Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid were the perfect couple throughout the 1990s. However, the marriage sadly ended in 2001. Many people, as well as Quaid himself, made us believe that the cause of the breakup was because of an affair between Meg Ryan and Russell Crowe. Although the affair was short-lived, the love triangle dealt a serious blow to the marriage, which Meg Ryan recently disclosed was not free from unfaithfulness on Quaid's part. Ryan has yet to get married again, but Dennis Quaid and Russell Crowe both moved on and married different women.
2 President Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, and Monica Lewinsky
This love triangle was one of the worst that the world and especially the United States had ever witnessed. Then-president Bill Clinton was accused of having an affair with Monica Lewinsky, a then 22-year-old White House intern. These accusations led to an impeachment trial where the president admitted to having "inappropriate" relations with Mrs. Lewinsky. The trial and the affair were the worst threat to Clinton's presidency as well as his marriage to Hillary Clinton, but both managed to survive. This triangle kept Americans on the edge of their seats as revelations of the affair unfolded before the entire country.
1 Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, and Soon-Yi Previn
This love triangle has to be the weirdest and most scandalous in history because it involves a man, a woman, and her daughter. Former actor and movie director Woody Allen was in a relationship with actress Mia Farrow for 12 years, but it came to an end because Mia found Woody Allen with her daughter's (Soon-Yi Previn) naked pictures. Regardless of the fact that Soon-Yi was Mia's adopted child, there was still the inevitable feeling of incest in this strange relationship. Allen later married Soon-Yi in 1997, and the two have had a very long relationship regardless of everything that has happened between the two.