Do celebrities and sex tapes go hand-in-hand? Maybe not exactly, but where there is a Hollywood socialite, there is bound to be some sort of controversy that emerges if they stay in the spotlight for long enough. The media is no stranger to the concept of the sex tape, and throughout the years we have witnessed a large number of celebs get called out or exposed for their X-rated actions. Hey, we are not people to judge, but it must be said that filming these risqué behaviors is very risky business. Especially when you are rich and famous.
That being said, we are going to look at some of the most well-known celebrities who have had sex tapes leaked or released. What are they up to nowadays? Were they able to rebound from this media snafu, or are they all but forgotten? Take a look at our list of 20 Celebs Who Had Sex Tapes: Where Are They Now?
You might remember some of these folks. Think Paris Hilton and Pamela Anderson. Other celebs on this list may have escaped your radar, or they may be more elite and have transitioned nicely away from the negative spotlight. Regardless, these are some examples of the good, the bad, and the ugly. Enjoy!
20 Paris Hilton
Yup, 1 Night in Paris was one of the most famous sex tapes to be leaked onto the Internet. Despite her fame, Paris Hilton never fails to amaze us with her stupidity. We watched her on The Simple Life, we watched her declare things as “hot,” and we watched her prance around in all her ditzy fame. Now what is she up to? Well, the 34-year-old is regularly attending parties, sticking her nose into music and TV productions, and even acting as a DJ. Her beloved dog, Tinkerbell died, and now Paris is leaking some different productions onto the Internet. In January 2016 she released a single “Crazy,” which was a collaboration with DJ Poet.
19 Farrah Abraham
Farrah Abraham is known for her stint on MTV’s Teen Mom. She was also that drama-hungry girl who had the sex tape (named, of course, Farrah Superstar: Backdoor Teen Mom). There was even a sequel. Anything for fame, right? Abraham also appeared on the reality show Couples Therapy, although that did not really seem to work. Through the years, we watched her botched lip implant surgery, and now we need to hear about her upsetting drama with boyfriend Simon Saran. Abraham recently accused Saran of domestic violence. These charges are currently ongoing, so we have to just wait and see.
18 Lauren Goodger
Lauren Goodger is pretty talented! She is a model, beauty expert, columnist, singer and TV presenter. She also used her talents and assets in a sex tape, which came to the surface in 2014. The very short video clip was leaked on the Internet, causing Goodger to scramble to try to get it taken down and take legal action. This was actually the second time that the celeb was caught performing sexual acts on camera (with Jake McLean). That same year, Goodger starred on a celebrity edition of Big Brother, but was evicted from the house on Day 24. As for love, she is no longer with McLean, nor her other ex, Mark Wright.
17 Colin Farrell
Colin Farrell’s personal life has been riddled with all sorts of controversies. He too had a sex tape, this one involving his ex-girlfriend Nicole Narain (of Playboy fame). The tape was made in 2003 and leaked 3 years later. In that same year, Farrell was ambushed by a sex phone operator while taping The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Farrell got a restraining order against the phone operator, even though the operator tried to sue Farrell for “abusive messages.” On the rebound, Farrell’s latest career venture is a huge one: he is set to star in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
16 Pamela Anderson
Pamela Anderson solidified herself as a sex symbol in the hit TV series Baywatch. Then she got caught up in all sorts of things, good and bad. First of all, there was her Tommy Lee sex tape of 1995. Come on, it was their honeymoon and the video got leaked to the Internet. But Anderson was also involved in a Bret Michaels sex tape. Both of these films are still available online, actually. But let’s focus on the good Anderson is doing now. She is an advocate for veganism, Hepatitis C awareness, AIDS, and cannabis. She also supports humanitarian efforts with the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces.
15 Kim Kardashian
Yeah, so we all know about Kim Kardashian and the sex tape that started it all. Many say that the entire Kardashian clan is famous because of Kim’s sex tape with Ray J. Be that as it may, there is no denying that the world just loves to keep up with this reality-star family. Now that Kim is married to Kanye, people are very interested in their family. It also seems fitting that both Kim and Kanye had sex tapes back in the day. Birds of a feather flock together? Maybe. Anyway, Kim is constantly in the media; being the most popular of the Kardashian clan, she makes headlines when she sips on a latte.
14 Kid Rock
Just when it seems that Kid Rock is flying under the radar, we hear about him again. Well, did you know that he is another celeb who had a sex tape? Gross, right? This was back in 1999, when Kid Rock and Scott Stapp (from Creed) were featured in a sex tape that was to be leaked in 2006 by adult entertainment company Red Light District. In the tape, Kid Rock and Stapp are getting their party on. The two singers both filed lawsuits against Red Light District to prevent the tape from being released. Throughout the years, Kid Rock has been involved in police scuffles, but he also does charity work, so at least you know there is some good to go with the bad.
13 Tyson Beckford
Tyson Beckford definitely has the physique and face to be a Ralph Lauren Polo model (which he is!) He also starred in the TV series Make Me a Supermodel, in which he served as a mentor and judge for aspiring models. Always a giver, Tyson made his own sex tape, which was intended for a “female friend” only. Well, of course, that sex tape was leaked on the Internet. Yet, Tyson was actually taking it in stride. One of his most publicized comments about it was that he hates being mistaken for other celebs. Wow. So…maybe he should just stick to modeling?
Eve is one of the hottest and most pivotal female rappers to date. She also segued into film. Even so, she is known for being a bit of a diva, and has had some serious beefs with other celebs. For instance, she was involved in a scuffle with Foxy Brown, with the story being an affair. Yet Eve should watch it, because in 2005, a sex tape featuring she and Stevie J was released. Not a huge surprise, considering that Stevie J is a total player. Anyway, in recent years, Eve has been working on music and television appearances. Her latest album was Lip Lock. She also guest-starred on the TV series Sisterhood of Hip Hop.
11 Kanye West
Kanye West is always in the news, whether we like it or not. Now he is Kim Kardashian’s hubby, but before that, he had filmed a sex tape with a woman who looked strikingly similar to Kim. The rapper reportedly shelled out big bucks to prevent that sex tape from leaking to the general media. In recent news, he has offered to run for President of the United States in 2020 and he is asking Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook to invest $1 billion in his music career. In case you didn’t know, West is $53 million in the hole. Ouch!
10 Dustin Lance Black
People in the LGBTQ community might know about Dustin Lance Black. He is an activist for the cause, as well as a screenwriter, director, and producer. He also helped found the American Foundation for Equal Rights. Pretty impressive stuff! Unfortunately, as Black was ready to visit Pasadena City College for a commencement speech in 2014, he was uninvited after a sex tape was leaked. Black’s lawyers were able to calm things down and after the dust settled, Black was invited to be the commencement speaker once more. Currently, Black is working on screenwriting American Idiot. Sounds like a good recovery!
9 Jennifer Lopez
We love J-Lo, and we would totally forgive her for having a crappy sex tape. It has been reported that her ex-husband, is trying to release a video that shows Lopez in her home and carrying out sexual activities. Lopez is no strange to gossip and negative press and it seems that people always want to take down those who are talented and successful. And we know that J-Lo has had a rough time with love. Lopez has been battling ex-hubby Ojani Noa for years to keep the tape under wraps. Even if it did leak, we have her stellar 2016 Grammy performance and her final stint as American Idol judge to enjoy!
8 Rex Ryan
Football coach Rex Ryan is widely known throughout the NFL. He has been a coach for decades and now serves as head coach for the Buffalo Bills. While he didn’t make a sex tape per se, there was still a strange moment that made us all extremely uncomfortable. In 2010, a video leaked showing Ryan rubbing and smelling his wife’s feet. So the guy has a foot fetish, okay? To make matters worse, Ryan was then linked to a profile called “ihaveprettyfeet” on a website dedicated to sex. In the fall of 2015, Ryan was shown in a photograph in which he was sitting in his office and had a framed picture of feet behind him.
7 Mei-Feng Chu
Taiwanese journalist Mei-Feng Chu was the talk of the town when a sex tape of her was released. This woman was a city councilor in Taipei! However, now she is known as that political figure who got involved with risky business. In 2001, Chu was pretty much forced to resign from her post as city councilor after Next Magazine leaked the video. She then tried to become a singer (not sure how that's a logical transition but okay!) In 2005, she married a much younger man and worked at a café in England. Since 2012, she has been saying that she is “coming back,” but she’s not really.
6 Tulisa Contostavlos
27-year-old Tulisa works as a TV presenter, actress, and singer. She also served as an X Factor judge for a bit. A contributor to N-Dubz’s work, she spent a lot of time touring the world. Then in 2012, Tulisa was featured in a sex tape that hit the Internet. It showed Tulisa with her ex-boyfriend Justin Edwards. Tulisa received an injunction, and Simon Cowell allowed her to remain on The X Factor. Tulisa received an apology and legal settlement from Edwards, who had released the sex tape. However, Tulisa found more trouble in 2013 and 2014 when she was charged with drugs and assault. While she hasn't found much success again, she’s trying to get back into acting.
5 Fred Durst
Fred Durst is best known for Limp Bizkit, which was a hot metal rock group that had its heyday in the 1990s. Then, in 2006, Durst started to work in filmmaking. A sex tape of Durst was actually released a year earlier, and Durst slammed lawsuits against the websites that posted the video. Even so, a few months later, Durst and his posse dropped another album to much acclaim. After that album, Limp Bizkit went on hiatus and Durst focused on his film career. In 2009, the group tried to come back, but audiences weren’t really feeling it. At least not on the level of the ‘90s. At the end of 2015, Durst was banned from the Ukraine for 5 years, after trying to move there.
4 Daniela Cicarelli
Busty Brazilian fashion model Daniela Cicarelli may not be on your radar, but if you are in South America, or you like to watch soccer, then you will probably recognize her. She was Cristiano Ronaldo’s fiancée back in 2005. In 2006, An incident occurred when she was taped while having sex with her lover in Spain. The paparazzi snapped the video and it was then put onto YouTube. It was even shown on television (on Telecinco). Brazil ended up shutting YouTube down in their country for 2 days. Cicarelli got about 80,000 emails in protest against her as the host of a show on MTV Brasil. Now she is on the down-low.
3 Katie Price
Katie Price is known for her eye-catching and risqué photo shoots as a glam model. She has also been in the news a lot for her up-and-down romantic life. She has been married 3 times and made minor appearances in forgettable television productions. She also has a whopping 4 autobiographies…we guess she has an exciting life. Anyway, Price was caught on tape in some compromising positions with singer (and ex-lover) Peter Andre. They were apparently being very explicit about their sexual patterns and even re-enacted their sexual intercourse for the cameras (albeit, clothed.) Even so, they were hit with charges for libel, Price’s management company dropped her. She can now be best described as being a minor nuisance in show biz.
2 Rebecca Gayheart
Rebecca Gayheart was widely known back in the 1990s for her modeling and C-list movie roles. She was also a regular on Beverly Hills 90210. She was exposed in a leaked 2009 nude tape that showed herself, her hubby Eric Dane, and another woman (Kari Ann Peniche). Weird much? Fortunately, Gayheart was not a huge celeb, so she was able to shake that nude video off her shoulders. Now she is the mother of two daughters, born 2010 and 2011. Lately, her life has been very family-centric and in general, very low-key. Her Instagram is popping with family photo albums.
1 Dustin Diamond
Many people know Dustin Diamond from his time as “Screech” on the hit TV series Saved by the Bell. Well, Diamond then went on to do some D-list acting, and he even appeared in the 2007 season of VH1’s Celebrity Fit Club. A year prior to that, Diamond leaked his own sex tape, which he directed himself. It was called – get this – Screeched…Saved by the Smell. Later on, Diamond declared that he did not star in his sex tape, but that he had a look-alike acting out in the production instead. Sure...Diamond continues to get into trouble and in 2015 he was charged with carrying a concealed weapon and reckless behavior.