No aspect of being in the public eye is easy. The media and general public watch every move that celebrities make, and the tabloids will gladly air all their dirty laundry. If a celebrity is married, being in the public eye alone can make their marriage more difficult than it would be if they weren’t famous, and many celebrity couples have called it quits due to so-called irreconcilable differences. Also, we know that the lifestyle of the rich and famous can lead to all sorts of excessive behavior – cheating, alcohol, drugs, you name it. Many celebrities have cheated on their spouses, while others have struggled with various addictions, and it is almost impossible for situations like that not to affect the marriage negatively.
Since divorce rates are high among celebrities, there are obviously many of them who won’t forgive cheating nor will they stand by a spouse struggling with addiction. However, there are also plenty of them who have worked through various issues and remained together.
In September of 2017, the world was shocked to discover that Kevin Hart had cheated on his wife and even more shocked to discover she’d forgiven him, but she’s not the only one. Let’s take a look at celebrities who didn’t call their divorce lawyer.
15. Kevin Hart And Eniko Parrish
Kevin Hart is currently one of the most popular comedians around. He’s made us laugh in his stand-ups and in his many comedies. In 2014, Kevin proposed to his then-girlfriend Eniko Parrish, and the couple were wed in 2016. In November 2017, they welcomed a son named Kenzo Kash. But in September 2017, Eniko (and the public) learned that Kevin hadn’t been faithful to her. Someone attempted to blackmail Kevin with a video of him and another woman, so Kevin had to come clean and admit that he cheated on his then-pregnant wife with a woman named Montia Sabbag in Vegas. Kevin then publicly apologized to his wife on Instagram. She was seen without her wedding ring in the following months, but in December, Kevin admitted in an interview that she had forgiven him.
14. David And Victoria Beckham
David and Victoria Beckham are probably one of the most famous couples in the world. Victoria shot to fame as a member of the Spice Girls, while David was Manchester United’s star player and one of the best footballers of his generation. The pair met and fell in love in 1997, and got married in 1999. They went on to have three sons – Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz – and one daughter – Harper Seven. David went on to play for Real Madrid and LA Galaxy, and Victoria became a fashion designer. Nicknamed by the press Posh and Becks, the couple have been tabloid staples for the past 20 years. Naturally, when their former personal assistant Rebecca Loos claimed in 2004 that she’d had an affair with David, this made front-page news worldwide. However, the couple managed to overcome this as they’re still married.
13. Beyonce And Jay-Z
Beyonce and Jay-Z are the ultimate power couple of today’s music industry. Beyonce started off as a member of Destiny’s Child in the late ’90s and went on to become one of the biggest female solo pop stars, while Jay-Z became one of the best-selling rappers of all time. They’ve been married since 2008 and have three children, and have also collaborated on several songs such as Bonnie & Clyde ’03 and Déjà vu. The couple have battled cheating rumors for years, but everything culminated in 2016 with the release of Beyonce’s album Lemonade with one of its main themes being adultery. The lyric from the song Sorry ‘’You better call Becky with the good hair!’’ more-or-less confirmed that Jay had cheated. He later admitted that on his 2017 album 4:44. Bey clearly loves him very much since she eventually forgave him!
12. David Boreanaz And Jaime Bergman
David Boreanaz became a heartthrob in 1997 when he starred as the good vampire Angel in the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and later in his own spin-off series. Not long after that was cancelled, he landed a starring role in the crime series Bones, which ran from 2005 to 2017. He’s been married to actress Jaime Bergman since 2001, with whom he has two children, Jaden and Bella. Boreanaz seemed like quite the family man, but that image was shattered in 2010 when he admitted to cheating with Rachel Uchitel, one of Tiger Woods’ mistresses. Not long after that, confession texts were leaked online confirming the affair. To make matters worse, his wife was pregnant while he was cheating on her! He claimed afterwards that the affair brought them closer together.
11. Pink And Carey Hart
Pink exploded onto the music scene in the late ’90s and has remained one of the biggest stars in pop music to this day. She was the edgy alternative to the bubble gum pop stars that were popular at the time, and her vocals were as impressive as her attitude. In 2003, she started dating motocross racer Carey Hart, and despite a few break-ups, they got married in 2006. However, their relationship remained tumultuous as they announced in 2008 that they were separating. Not wanting to give up on their marriage, the couple sought marriage counselling, and luckily for them it worked. Not only did they reconcile, they went on to have two children! Pink says that all of this has made their marriage stronger and that Carey is not just her husband, but also her friend.
10. Michael Douglas And Catherine Zeta-Jones
Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas met in 1998 after being introduced to each other by Danny DeVito. Despite the 25 year age gap, the pair hit it off and were married in the Plaza Hotel in November 2000, after Douglas’ divorce was finalized. The couple have two children and their marriage seemed to be perfect, but they then ran into some major health issues which put a strain on their marriage. Michael was diagnosed with tongue cancer in 2011, which took its toll on Catherine’s mental health, and she sought treatment for her bipolar II disorder in 2011 and 2013. This all became too much for the couple, so they decided to separate in 2013. Thankfully, they managed to work things out and reconciled in 2014, saying that their marriage was now stronger than ever.
9. Hillary And Bill Clinton
The Clintons are the most famous political couple in the world along with the Obamas. While the Obamas have always had a happy marriage, things haven’t always been so great for the Clintons. Bill was the President of the United States from 1993 to 2001, and was very well liked by the public. Unfortunately, that was all shattered in 1998 when the House started impeachment proceedings against Bill based on allegations that he had committed perjury to cover up his affair with 22-year-old White House employee Monica Lewinsky. The Senate later acquitted him on all charges, but his public image never recovered. Luckily for him, his marriage did, as he is still married to Hillary, and was even a huge support while she ran for President during the 2016 elections.
8. Will And Jada Pinkett Smith
Will Smith won us over in the ’90s while starring on his sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. He went on to become a box-office star with movies such as Independence Day, and to this day remains an A-list star. He met actress Jada Pinkett in 1994, when she auditioned for a role on The Fresh Prince. While they started out as friends, they began dating in 1995 after he divorced his first wife. They got married in 1997 and had two children, Jaden and Willow, who are also in the entertainment industry. They remain married to this day, although they’ve had their ups and downs. They faced divorce rumors in 2015, and while they never confirmed whether they had ever planned on divorcing, Will did tell The Sun that they sought marriage counselling.
7. Ozzy And Sharon Osbourne
Ozzy and Sharon were the first true stars of reality TV, with their show The Osbournes becoming a massive hit in 2002, but that’s not their only claim to fame. Ozzy was the lead singer of heavy metal band Black Sabbath, and enjoyed a solo career long after being kicked out the band for his drug use. Sharon met him before the band really blew up, and since they’re still together, she’s clearly been the love of his life. But their relationship has always been tumultuous. Apart from the bickering shown on their show, Ozzy’s addictions have caused them many problems, the worst one being when he tried to strangle her while intoxicated in 1989! In 2016, they announced their split due to Ozzy’s infidelity, but got back together two months later and remain happily married.
6. Billy Ray And Tish Cyrus
Billy Ray Cyrus was a huge star in the ’90s thanks to his hit song Achy Breaky Heart. He broke the hearts of his many fans when he married Tish in 1993. The couple have three children together: daughters Miley and Noah, and son Braison, and Billy Ray also adopted Tish’s two children, Brandi and Trace, from her previous relationship. The happy family reached a whole new level of fame in 2006, when Miley landed the lead role on the Disney Channel series Hannah Montana, with Billy Ray starring as her on-screen dad. But it seems that being in the public eye took a toll on their relationship, as both 2010 and 2013 saw the couple splitting up. Fortunately, they changed their minds both times before actually going through with divorce proceedings, and are as in love as they always have been!
5. Megan Fox And Brian Austin Green
Megan Fox is best known for her co-starring role in the Transformers franchise, which made her a sex symbol, whereas Brian Austin Green is best known for starring as David Silver in the ’90s teen soap Beverly Hills, 90210. They met in 2004 on the set of sitcom Hope and Faith before Megan blew up and they had an on-again, off-again relationship. They married in 2010 and had two sons. In 2015, they announced their separation and Megan even filed for divorce, but they called it off before going any further with the divorce and reconciled in 2016 as Megan was pregnant with their third son. The split must have been good for them to realize how much they truly love each other because they seem to be stronger than ever now!
4. Nicole Kidman And Keith Urban
Nicole Kidman is one of Australia’s biggest movie stars, having made it in Hollywood nearly three decades ago and has remained successful ever since. She was married to actor Tom Cruise from 1990 to 2001, and the divorce hit her hard. Luckily for Nicole, she found true love again, marrying New Zealand-Australian country singer Keith Urban in 2006, with whom she now has two daughters. Keith struggled with a cocaine addiction in the ’90s, and he unfortunately relapsed not long after marrying Nicole! Many would have understood if she left him as it’s a lot to deal with, but she stood by his side and supported him through rehab. They are still together and very much in love, and it can’t be a coincidence that he’s remained clean for well over 10 years now!
3. Patrick And Jillian Dempsey
Patrick Dempsey has been an actor since the ’80s, but it’s thanks to his role as Derek ‘’McDreamy’’ Shepherd on the hit TV series Grey’s Anatomy from 2005 to 2015 that he became a household name. He’s been married to Jillian, who’s a hairstylist and makeup artist, since 1999, and they have three children, daughter Talula Fyfe, and twin sons Sullivan Patrick and Darby Galen. Jillian decided to leave him in 2015 because he’d become too focused on his Motorsports team and was neglecting the family. Patrick took that as a wake-up call and promised to change, so they got back together in 2016. He has kept his promise, stepping back from the Motorsports team and is once again the devoted husband and father that he used to be!
2. Snoop Dogg And Shante
Snoop Dogg may be known for his tough gangsta rap image, but he’s quite the family man in real life! Unlike a lot of his womanizing colleagues, Snoop has been with his wife Shonte since high school. They got married in 1997 and have three children together, two sons and a daughter. They hit a rough patch when his fame blew up, causing them to split up in 2004. Luckily, the split was only temporarily, as Snoop probably realized that since Shonte had stuck by him through all these years, he could count on her to love him for who he truly is, and not for his fame and money. The pair made up and even renewed their vows in 2008! The rapper regularly gushes about her on social media, so obviously some relationships are built to last!
1. David Letterman And Regina Lasko
David Letterman is America’s longest-serving late night talk show host, surpassing Johnny Carson, hosting for a total of 33 years. He began in 1982 with NBC’s Late Night with David Letterman and retired in 2015 with CBS’ Late Show with David Letterman. He’s been married twice, marrying second wife Regina Lasko in 2009, although the couple had been together since 1986. Though they seemed perfectly happy, Letterman successfully hid from Regina and the public that he was a serial cheater. He had to come clean in 2009 (not long after they’d officially wed) as he was being blackmailed by someone who was going to reveal his affairs. Several women came forward in the following weeks as his lovers. Letterman publicly apologized to Regina, and she obviously found it to be a genuine apology because she forgave him.
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