Quick, think about some of your favorite celebrity couples, both from the past and present. No matter how happy or innocent they may seem, the odds are, there was some dishonesty and sneaking around that happened in these relationships. But that being said, that's becoming a regular occurrence in Hollywood, not news.
Despite it being common, there are a few celebrity couples that we were surprised to hear had dealt with infidelity and affairs, so we decided to compile them into a list of 15 Celebrity Wives Who Were Mistresses First. Sure, the word “mistress” sounds so old-fashioned and out of date, but the truth of the matter is that mistresses do still exist today and even some of your favorite actresses and musicians have been mistresses. Let’s take a closer look and see how things ended up for these celebs and their marriages.
There is plenty of research and speculation surrounding what makes a person cheat on their significant other or spouse. When it comes to celebrities, there are probably all sorts of reasons why they decide to be unfaithful. Celebs are loaded with cash and they aren’t afraid to promote themselves and their net worth. That is enough to make some people jump into an extramarital affair, just ask Amber Heard (or not). Other people are seduced by actresses that steam up the television or film screen, as was the case with Julia Roberts and Danny Moder. And then there are serial daters and mistresses, like Angelina Jolie. Can you believe that we waited so many years for Brad and Angelina to get married and now they are facing rumors of divorce? What the heck?
The 15 relationships that will be discussed below definitely include some of the more negative things that we are sure they would have rather kept out of the public eye, but that just makes it all the more intriguing.
15 Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie started dating Billy Bob Thornton when he was still married. They were an item for a bit and then Angelina went after her next prey: Brad Pitt. In fact, she became Pitt’s new mistress and he left Jennifer Aniston for Angelina! ‘Brangelina’ became the next big thing and they promoted their social superiority by adopting kids from undeveloped countries and taking an initiative in plenty of charities and organizations. And then it happened: they got married for real! Pitt and Jolie officially tied the knot in 2014, but two years later, they are being bombarded with rumors that their marriage is disintegrating. And that’s not all, the couple may or may not be adopting a seventh child. If that wasn't stressful enough, there are also reports that Jolie may be suffering from anorexia. You can pick and choose what you want to believe, but this is way too much drama for us. We just hope for the best.
14 Miranda Lambert
Remember how sad it was when Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton called it quits in their marriage? After all, this was the celebrity couple that was always being interviewed about the secrets to a happy marriage. Maybe they were doomed considering all the bad energy that the two of them brought into the relationship with Lambert being Shelton’s mistress and all.
Even though the two eventually got married, they divorced and then Shelton and Gwen Stefani became a serious item while Miranda played it cool. Even so, it seems that Lambert does feel the sting of divorcing from the man who was once the love of her life. While performing a song that both she and Shelton wrote together, she started tearing up on stage. Poor girl! As for Shelton, he is dodging rumors that he and Stefani are splitting up; the couple just got married in 2015 after meeting on the hit NBC show The Voice.
13 LeAnn Rimes
Country singer LeAnn Rimes is now married to Eddie Cibrian. Yet before that, he was dating Real Housewife Brandi Glanville when he decided to have an affair with Rimes. Trouble! Eddie eventually left Glanville and went on to marry Rimes. Sorry, Brandi. The dramatic Housewife didn’t take it well though and LeAnn and Brandi (naturally) have both openly expressed some negativity towards each other.
Sigh... Now, Glanville is said to be dating Dean Sheremet, who was LeAnn’s first husband. What a love quadrilateral. Both women are being shown in a negative light and they are coming off as really petty, if you ask us. Anytime you start a romantic relationship on affairs and dishonesty, what do you expect? Butterflies and rainbows? We’re predicting a big split for everyone involved in this one! Leann and Eddie, Brandi and Dean...it’s not going to end pretty, and we’re sure that we’ll hear all about it.
12 Gabrielle Union
Dwayne Wade was married to Siohvaughn Funches when he started dating Union. Now Dwayne and Gabrielle are an official couple and we hope it works out! Even though it was sleazy of Gabrielle to pull Dwayne away from his wife, she is overall a pretty decent person. She is educated, she is eloquent, and she has a fiercely independent spirit that says “I don’t need a man to be happy.” We know, kind of contradictory to her past actions, but whatevs. Right now, she is making a splash of her own with her titular role in Being Mary Jane while regularly attending Miami Heat games to cheer on her hubby. She is now a step-mother to Wade’s child from his previous marriage, and she seems to be embracing marriage, motherhood, and her acting career with happiness and dignity. Well, all right! Let’s hope that this all stays going in the right direction.
11 Soon-Yi Previn
This one is seriously messed up. Woody Allen was married to Mia Farrow, who adopted Soon-Yi. That would make Soon-Yi Woody’s step-daughter (Farow and Allen weren’t married, but still...it makes it weird!) Soon-Yi eventually became the ageing director’s mistress. Ew! Now Soon-Yi is 45 years old while Allen is an 80-year-old creep. Allen continues to just be nonchalant about it all, and after three decades of defending himself, he’s done with it all. Even as he faces allegations that he inappropriately touched his 7-year-old daughter Dylan, Allen just keeps staying weird. He and Soon-Yi have two adopted daughters. Soon-Yi is at least the sixth serious romantic relationship the actor has had, including bouts with Diane Keaton and Stacey Nelkin. Allen will always have his quirks, but there is no denying that he has created some works of art; he is the recipient of four Academy Awards, including Best Director for Annie Hall.
10 Marla Maples
52-year-old Marla Maples is getting a bit more press coverage and attention nowadays with Donald Trump set up for the Presidential election in the United States. Yet the reason we know about Marla is that she was originally Trump’s mistress while he was married to Ivana. Giving Ivana the cold shoulder, Trump turned to Marla and the two of them had a daughter together, Tiffany Ariana. They then married, but were divorced a few years later. Oh, and a fun tidbit is that Rosie O’Donnell was present at their wedding (and yes, Donald Trump does hate Rosie and has called her a “fat pig”). Anyway, as for Marla, she is mostly known as that notorious Trump mistress, but she also made some C-list appearances on television and in movies. She has tried her hand at music, making “healthy” chocolates, and starting a maternity clothing line. And of course, she’s a Republican.
9 Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
Charles, Prince of Wales was married to Princess Diana, but then he began canoodling with Camilla. Yikes. Prince Charles and Camilla got married in 2005 and now she’s the Duchess of Cornwall! (She didn’t want to be named the Princess of Wales.) The whole increase in rank doesn’t really sound like justice being served. There was a huge debacle when recorded conversations between the two were released in the early 1990s, and not only was Prince Charles married, but Camilla was as well! After Princess Diana was so tragically taken away from us in a car crash, Charles and Camilla got married (he was widowed and she divorced her hubby). It took some time, but the royal family was eventually able to come to terms with Camilla and Charles’ relationship. At least they’re legal now, and Camilla works hard for her charitable efforts and initiatives. You need to earn a place at the Queen’s table!
8 Julia Roberts
The actress with the million-watt smile is also a sight for sore eyes, and she must have come into Danny Moder’s life at just the right time! Danny was working on the camera crew for The Mexican while he was married to Vera Steimberg. Even so, that didn’t stop him from getting romantically involved with Julia Roberts, who eventually snagged him away from Vera. Julia and Danny got married in 2001, and this was the second marriage for the actress (she was previously married to Lyle Lovett for a few years). Now it’s 2016 and Roberts and Moder are in the news for some flared tempers and rumors that the two of them are filing for divorce. After nearly 15 years of marriage, the couple is said to be fighting over a hefty fortune and there is some ill will going on between them. Just another day in Hollywood.
7 Melanie Griffith
At 58 years of age, Melanie Griffith is recently divorced from Antonio Banderas, but the two of them were married from 1996 to 2015. Both she and Antonio double-crossed their spouses to have some fun together. The affair ultimately led to them divorcing from their spouses and marrying each other. Granted, Melanie Griffith has a pretty weird romantic past. She dated Don Johnson when she was 14 years old, and the two were married for half a year (Don is 8 years older than Melanie). The actress was also romantically linked to other actors and was accused by Tatum O’Neal of participating in orgies and pressuring Tatum to join in with them. Crazy! So now that the ageing actress is divorced, what are her next steps? She is just trying to take it one day at a time, and while she is not actively seeking a new relationship, she isn’t shut off to the possibility of a new love.
6 Patti Scialfa
Patti Scialfa has been married to singer Bruce Springsteen for 25 years now, but the way the two got romantically involved would have had us thinking the two were doomed for a failed marriage. Patti met Bruce Springsteen at a bar in New Jersey (of course) in the late 1980s. At the time, Bruce was married to Julianne Phillips. Patti joined Bruce on his Tunnel of Love Tour in 1988 and things started getting steamy between the two. Bruce then realized he needed to divorce from Julianne, which he did. Although the divorce wasn’t finalized until 1989, Bruce and Patti moved in together and then got married in 1991. A year earlier, Patti and Bruce had their first child together, Evan James. Two children followed and we must say that we’re impressed at the longevity of the marriage. It is a bit more impressive than Patti’s solo artist records, which ranked higher up on the Billboard Top 200 charts.
5 Alicia Keys
R&B singer Alicia Keys has always been an inspiration and role model to a lot of people, so we were a bit surprised to hear that she was actually Swizz Beats’ mistress before becoming his wife. Swizz Beats was married to a woman named Mashonda, but he left her for the songstress. Keys and Swizz then welcomed a baby and another one soon followed. Now they are a happy family, and Keys has even spoken out about the pressures of being “perfect” in pop culture. The singer is quite eloquent and intelligent, and even penned an op-ed piece for a major news publication. Hopefully Mashonda is doing okay and isn’t too jealous of that 2010 wedding on the beautiful island of Corsica. The reality is that Alicia and Swizz wanted to get married before she popped that bun out of the oven, as she got pregnant while they were engaged.
4 Britney Spears
Kevin Federline was with Shar Jackson (and they had two kids together) when he got involved with Brit Brit. The singer found out about Kevin when he was working for her as a backup dancer. It looks as though he shimmied his way into her heart, and the two of them got married and had a pretty high-profile marriage. They also had some kids together and people kept saying that Spears could do so much better. We agreed! Her mental breakdown was another story, but eventually Britney and Kevin split up and now Brit is looking hot and sexy! She definitely has her wits about her now and it seems that she and her children are doing quite well for themselves. She is one smoking hot mama! She even allows Kevin to spend time with the kids as well, as they try to remain civil with each other. A decent ending!
3 Amber Heard
You probably know at least a bit about Amber Heard and Johnny Depp. What a mess, right? First of all, he didn’t even want to get married again and was pretty adamant about it. Depp had been with Vanessa Paradis for 14 years without ever proposing! So it seemed that things were set. Then Heard came along and well...things changed. They met and were married shortly afterwards. Too bad they were soon enough headed for Splitsville. And now, Heard is getting cozy with Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla Motors and PayPal co-founder. His net worth? $12.3 billion. Of course they’re romantically linked for love, not money, right? Sure. People are finding it hard to trust Amber Heard these days, and for good reason! What are her intentions in getting with all of these high and mighty dudes? She is actually starting the craze of celebrities dating tech moguls, so we’ll see where this goes.
2 Brittany Kerr
Sure, right now country singer Jason Aldean and his wife Brittany Kerr are celebrating one year of marriage. Aw, how sweet. Yet the way that they got together is not sweet at all! She was just his mistress while he was married. Aldean got divorced to marry Brittany, so it seems that this marriage may be founded on some untrustworthy intentions. While we do wish them all the best, it is always worrisome when there is cheating involved in a person’s past. Anyway, Aldean and Kerr are now talking about adding children to the mix, as Aldean doesn’t want to be an “old dad.” We feel that, and the fact that he already has two children from his previous marriage could further complicate matters. The real question is whether or not Kerr is ready or willing to have kids, which is something that we hope they discussed when they were busy two-timing Aldean’s ex-wife.
1 Tori Spelling
Well, do you really expect anything different from an actress who was on naughty Beverly Hills 90210? We’re kidding, of course, but still. Tori Spelling got together with Dean McDermott while was married...and then he cheated on her. Wow. There was even a big stink that Spelling made about it, which of course was warranted, but it was almost like a bad karma thing. Spelling had made McDermott cheat on his wife to get with her, so why was Tori not expecting him to do the same thing to her? If you ask us, it was some seriously bad juju to even start this relationship, but celebrities are going to do what they want! Right now, McDermott and Spelling have some major issues to deal with as they have been accused of cheating on their taxes. A current federal tax lien lawsuit has been filed for $707,000! Oops!