While we may put our celebrities on pedestals, we can often be reminded that they're human beings just like the rest of us, and will, therefore, make mistakes or do things that we don't agree with. This can either come in the form of appearing to be hateful or acting in a manner that we wouldn't allow ourselves to, but you can be sure that every celebrity will slip up at some point, as it's just human nature. One of the ways this can happen is by them moving onto somebody new.
While there have certainly been many celebrities out there who have moved onto someone new, very much so in the public eye, you would be surprised by the people out there who did it during the beginning of their career, thereby missing out on the media backlash. We thought we'd put together a list that shows you some of the actors out there who turned their backs on the ones they loved once their career started to move forward. Yes, while their acting made them famous, it was their wandering eyes that lead to a new lover.
So, are you ready to take a look at some of the actors who decided to move on once they'd made it big? Think you'll be surprised when you find out exactly who out there was once with someone that you had no idea about? Well then, let's get started.
19 Johnny Depp Bailed On His First Marriage
When you think of the name Johnny Depp in the same sentence as divorce, your mind will likely go to Amber Heard, a woman that recently filed for divorce from Depp, who she accused of abusing her.
However, this isn't the first time that Depp has found himself wrapped up in divorce, as he has been married previously to a woman that he met before he really hit the big time.
Back in 1983, Lori Allison got married to Johnny Depp just one year before he took a part in A Nightmare On Elm Street. She was a part of the industry herself, working as a makeup artist on various productions, meaning that the two of them had a lot in common. However, two years later Depp ended up divorcing his wife just before he was propelled into the pop culture consciousness through his appearance on 21 Jump Street.
18 Will Smith Got Too Big For Sheree
Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett are one of Hollywood's most famous couples, having spawned two children that have also made the headlines numerous times. They continue to spend time in the media spotlight as a perfect example of how a Hollywood couple can stand the test of time if they're meant to be together, showing how it can be done to the other couples in Hollywood.
However, one woman who probably isn't that keen on their marriage is Sheree Zampino who was married to Will Smith for three years at the start of his tenure on Fresh Prince Of Bel Air.
While working on the sitcom, Smith met Jada Pinkett and they fell in love, starting to date as soon as Smith had split up with his then wife. Odd to thing such an inspiring couple started in such a depressing way.
17 Justin Theroux Proved Jennifer Aniston Is A Bit Of A Hypocrite...
While it was never completely confirmed, there were always rumors that Brad Pitt had cheated on Jennifer Aniston with Angelina Jolie before the infamous split. That's what makes it so much more surprising that Aniston then did this to another woman when she started to date Justin Theroux. You would think that people who have possibly been on the bad side of infidelity would know that they don't want to do that to somebody else, that the sadness and heartbreak they went through was bad enough that passing it onto somebody else would be a horrible thing to do.
Theroux was still with Heidi Bivens, a costume designer, when he started to move onto Aniston.
He then moved away from Bivens and ended up with Aniston.
16 Steve Harvey Certainly Has A Thing For Women!
It has become a bit of an inside joke that Harvey is a man who seems to jump from woman to woman and has actually been married to three different people. Back in the day, before he was the household name he is now, he was married to a woman named Marcia Harvey. Harvey is famous for his opinions on religion and those who see themselves as an atheist, so it's not a surprise that some people would consider him to be a hypocrite for how he has treated women in the past, who he's left after deciding that he wanted a different person to go to bed with.
Sure, he had two children with Marcia, but it wasn't long before he left her and moved on to his second wife Mary Shackelford.
Doesn't really seem like the sort of thing that a religious man should be doing if you ask us.
15 Billy Crudup Did Something Pretty Unforgivable
We wouldn't blame you if you've no real idea of who this man is, only really recognizing his face from something but not being too sure what it is you're thinking of. However, get ready to get pretty angry at this guy for what he did when he found fame. All the way back in 2003, this man decided that he wanted to start a relationship with a woman he was in love with, a woman named Claire Danes. This would've been absolutely fine were it not for the fact that Crudup was already eight years into a relationship with Mary Louise Parker.
Sure, sometimes these things don't work out, and people need to move on. However, Parker was seven months pregnant with Crudup's child at the time.
Ouch. We don't think anybody could give that a positive spin no matter how hard they try.
14 Ted Danson Was Infatuated By Whoopi Goldberg
Ted Danson became a household name after appearing in Cheers, realizing his dream of becoming a successful player in showbiz. At the time, he was married to an interior designer named Casey Coates and stayed with her for fifteen years, having met her long before he became famous. The two experienced some hardship when Casey had a stroke during childbirth, leaving her left side paralyzed. She eventually regained some of her strength and sensation, but it had a toll on their relationship. And then Danson met Whoopi Goldberg. He left his wife to go out with Goldberg, and then they ended up breaking up just a year later. Hope she was worth it for a year Danson!
13 Sylvester Stallone Has A Thing For Younger Women
Like many before him, Stallone had a longstanding wife that he had been for years before he made it big. Halfway through his eleven-year long marriage to Sasha Czack, Stallone rushed onto the scene with his performance in Rocky, for which Czack took part in various production roles.
It wasn't until Rocky IV that Stallone left Czack for his co-star on the film, Brigitte Nielsen, who was twenty-two years old at the time. The two got married and lasted two years before they got divorced. Stallone then got together with the nineteen-year-old Jennifer Flavin who has been an extra on the set of Rocky V.
Despite this odd start, the two are still together to this day and have three children together. The man has quite the rocky past when it comes to women!
12 Brad Pitt Is Known Pretty Well For Leaving Aniston
Okay, so Pitt may not have left a "normal" woman to be with Jolie, but it's quite possibly the most famous example of a celebrity leaving someone for another, we knew that we had to have it on this list. Pitt and Aniston had been together for quite a long time when the news hit that Pitt was moving onto Angelina. The two of them had been together for a few years, but it wasn't until he moved onto Jolie that the media started to gravitate toward reporting on their relationship. It became a huge media storm, to the point where many media outlets started to report on how Aniston could've felt after Jolie split with Pitt years later. They're a perfect look at how having a relationship as a celebrity is borderline impossible if you want anything close to normal.
11 Eddie Cibrian Had Many Of His Secrets Published
Like a couple of the other people on this list, a lot of what we know about this man's relationship comes from the information given out by his ex, which is always a sign that things haven't ended as well as they could've done. While Cibrian is currently with LeAnn Rimes, the two of them met while they were both still married. After getting the taste of fame and meeting another woman who knew what it felt like to be successful in showbiz, he knew that it wasn't going to stay perfect with his then-wife, Brandi Glanville.
The two of them promptly got divorced and it wasn't long afterward that Rimes and Cibrian decided to get married.
We understand why this would upset his ex, but that doesn't mean she has the right to go out there and spill all of their secrets to everybody! Then again, maybe it does.
10 Harrison Ford Got Freaky On The Set Of Star Wars
Many people don't know that Ford got into the business at a relatively old age for an actor, not really pursuing showbiz like so many others have done before. This is why, at the age of thirty-four, Ford ended up moving away from carpentry and got his big break on Star Wars. However, by this point, he had been married for around twelve years, which didn't stop him from having an affair with Carrie Fisher, who wasn't even twenty at the time. Then, two years later, after becoming a huge star, Ford decided he no longer wanted to be with his wife and got divorced. It wasn't long before he moved onto his second wife, Melissa Mathison, who worked as the screenwriter for E.T.
9 Tom Cruise Did His First Wife A Favor
It's funny to think there was a time when Cruise wasn't one of the most recognizable faces in the world, but there was a time when that was the truth and during that time Cruise was married to a woman named Mimi Rodgers. The two got married in 1987, just four years before he met Nicole Kidman on the set of Days Of Thunder. In 1990, at the time when Cruise's fame was shooting through the stratosphere, Cruise left Rogers and ended up marrying Kidman in the same year.
Mimi Rogers' career wasn't going anywhere, so it would seem that Cruise decided he needed to be with somebody on his own level.
As his career continued to go well, he ended up leaving Kidman as well. We imagine that both of these women are happy to now looking at what sort of crazy scientologists their ex-husband turned into!
8 Robin Williams Got The Nanny Pregnant
Robin Williams was very much loved and respected in the industry. Before he became a comedy giant and a household name, Williams was bartending in San Francisco while trying to get his comedy out there at night. He got married to a woman named Valerie Velardi who pushed him to get out there, to perform as much comedy on stage as possible to succeed in showbiz. As we know, this was successful and he became a smash hit after getting his own spin-off show Mork and Mindy.
However, after he started to make it big, he left Velardi after getting their nanny pregnant and chose to marry the nanny less than a year later.
They ended up getting divorced in 2010 and a year later, Williams married his third wife. What sordid lives these comedy giants often have lurking below the surface.
7 Morgan Freeman's Divorce Is Still A Mystery
The man with one of the most recognizable voices in showbiz also has somewhat of a chequered past when it comes to relationships. Before he was famous, Freeman spent twelve years married to Jeanette Adair Bradshaw and had three children. However, the two of them did eventually divorce, and while it's not known why they split up, it's not surprising that at the same time, Freeman was gaining some exposure as Easy Reader on The Electric Company.
He met a woman named Myrna Colley-Lee in 1984 who worked as a costume designer and the two of them got married.
As we all know, Freeman's career continued to go brilliantly and he's now about as famous as you can get!
6 Jennifer Hudson Left Her Teenage Sweetheart
While her acting ability was only first showcased in Dreamgirls, Hudson had been on the scene for a lot longer than that, wowing many with her vocal talents after appearing on American Idol. However, it was with Dreamgirls that she found her real breakthrough and it's arguable that the film is the only reason we still have any idea who this woman is! While she was performing on American Idol and still trying to find her path into showbiz, she was with a man named James Payton who she had been seeing since she was 18. Unsurprisingly, once she found fame and was starting to get a lot more attention, the two of them separated and Hudson married David Ortunga just a year later. This is the first person on our list who left their partner for a professional wrestler!
5 Mo’Nique Once Enjoyed An Open Marriage
This woman's relationships have mostly been in the news since she once had an unorthodox arrangement with her husband Sidney Hicks, in which they allowed themselves the luxury of an open marriage. While this is now over, what you probably don't know about Mo'Nique's relationship is that she has been married before and it ended since she was too busy chasing fame.
Her earlier marriage was to a man named Mark Jackson and Mo'Nique claims that her obsession with fame was the reason it ended.
She didn't know how to be a wife to somebody as every part of her was set on becoming famous. Once she had managed to make a name for herself in showbiz, she was able to move on with somebody that she could fully give herself to.
4 Meghan Markle Had A Life Before Becoming Royalty
Honestly, this is the one on the list that surprised even us. When Markle met Harry, she was already a star on the hit TV show Suits and was even dating a celebrity chef. But before all that, Markle was with a man named Trevor Engelson who she married after dating for seven years. This went downhill once Markle started to get famous for her appearance on Suits. They ended up getting divorced. Unsurprisingly, now that she will soon be a princess, she has decided to put aside her career as an actress. Why bother working on set when you're becoming a royal?
3 Jennifer Lopez Has A Crazy And Desperate Ex
There are some people out there that consider their career to be more important to them than anything else, with some people going so far as to say that they're married to their job rather than a human being. Sadly for Lopez' husband at the time, Jennifer decided to take this phrase pretty literally. While she didn't leave her waiter husband for somebody new, he claims that she did leave him because she wanted to focus entirely on her career. While you may not have heard of Ojani Noa, you should probably know that we think Lopez made the right decision when she decided to leave him to focus solely on her career. Ever since they split, he has been trying to make as much money out of the fact that he was once in love with somebody who happened to become famous. This man is pretty desperate.
2 Kelsey Grammer Like His Women Young
This man is so famous for playing one character that we wouldn't be surprised if this is the first time you've read what his actual name is. Honestly, we wouldn't blame you for accidentally calling this guy Frasier Crane when you see a picture of him. However, this wasn't always the case, and this man once lived a life where he didn't have his own show or have a name of a television character intrinsically linked to his face. During that time, Grammer was married to Camille Grammer, a woman that he no longer sees eye to eye with. This is because she divorced him in 2005 and two weeks after the separation was finalized, Grammer decided to get married to a much younger woman. The two are still married to this day, but with his track record, you never know.
1 Kevin Hart Is Kind Of A Jerk
If we're being honest, we don't really enjoy reading about Hart's relationships since they always end up being pretty sordid. Both he and his girlfriend dropped out of college to pursue their dreams, hoping that with each other's support they could manage to make it into showbiz and spend the rest of their lives together happy. However, it didn't really go this way. As we all know, Hart managed to break through and became a massive star over a short period of time, but his girlfriend and the mother of his two children, Torrei, was ditched.
As the gap between the two of them continued to grow, Hart moved onto his current wife Eniko Parrish.
Don't be surprised if this doesn't last though since there are rumors that Hart is now cheating on his wife. Seems that this man doesn't like to have just one woman.