Gossip magazines love when news of a scandalous celebrity affair breaks out. They print terrible photos of celebs and slap it right on the cover of their magazine, with the words cheater, scandalous, love triangle, or one-night stand in big caps and in bold. Stars have basically given up their right to have any privacy whatsoever. So when news of cheating and infidelity arise, they either have to deny, deny, deny, or ultimately tell the truth to their significant other.
Divorce seems inevitable nowadays, regardless of you being a celebrity or not. And, we all know that 50% of marriages end up in divorce in the United States. However, the worst result of filing for a divorce is finding out that your partner cheated on you. You can go to couples therapy and try and give the marriage another try. But for these celebs, no type of therapy could fix what their partners did to them. These celebrity affairs have been plastered all over the web and in magazines, making it a hundred times more embarrassing for both stars.
From Tiger Woods’ infamous number of mistresses to Brad Pitt supposedly cheating on Jennifer Aniston with co-star Angelina Jolie on a movie set, these cheaters have all been exposed. Check out these 15 celebrities who cheated on their big-named significant other.
15 Kristen Stewart - Had An Affair With Her Director
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson were the “it” couple in Hollywood after they worked on the Twilight saga. Everything seemed to be going great, especially for Stewart who became the face of Chanel and Balenciaga and won a bunch of awards for her acting skills. However, her love life with Pattinson turned extremely rocky when it was discovered that she was having an affair with 46-year-old director Rupert Sanders, who was actually directing Stewart in his film, Snow White and the Huntsman, in 2012. At the time, Sanders was married to Stewart’s Snow White costar, model Liberty Ross. Both Stewart and Sanders issued public apologies, and both lost their partners. Ross, who has two children with Sanders, filed for divorce in 2013, and Pattinson left Stewart.
14 Ben Affleck - Cheated On Jennifer Lopez With Another Jennifer
Jennifer Lopez has a long list of celeb exes, and one of the most famous ones was her 18-month relationship with actor Ben Affleck. The star couple met in 2002 when they starred in the disastrous film Gigli. The couple had a very public relationship, but it all went downhill when Affleck called off their engagement in 2004. Lopez had plans for a fairy tale wedding and eventually wanted kids with Affleck. But sadly, her dreams never came true. With the relationship over, Affleck moved on very quickly to another famous Jennifer, Jennifer Garner. Was he cheating on Jenny From the Block? It appeared that JLo also recovered well after the breakup, as days after the split with Ben, her past love, Marc Anthony, came to save her. She currently has two kids with the Latin sensation.
13 Madonna - Fell For A Baseball Superstar
Madonna and English filmmaker Guy Ritchie were married for eight years, until they divorced, following Madonna’s infidelity. It was confirmed that the Queen of Pop was cheating on Ritchie with baseball superstar Alex Rodriguez. At the time, A-Rod was married to Cynthia Scurtis for six years. Scurtis divorced him following the affair, alleging in court papers that he had “emotionally abandoned” her and their two children and stated that the sports star got “pulled in by the dark side.” She also admitted that Madonna “brainwashed” Rodriguez after teaching him Kabbalah. Madonna and Guy Ritchie reached a divorce settlement in 2008.
12 Meg Ryan - Had An Affair With A New Zealand Star
Actress Meg Ryan was married to star Dennis Quaid from 1991-2001. The couple seemed like they could go through anything and still stay strong. But when Ryan met actor Russell Crowe on the set of Proof of Life, she couldn’t help but fall for him. Ryan ended up cheating on Quaid with the New Zealand native, and when it was made public, Ryan and Quaid announced that they were getting a divorce. In a 2008 interview with Insight Magazine, Meg Ryan admitted that Dennis Quaid was also no angel and was cheating on her multiple times during their marriage. Quaid responded back to Ryan’s allegations stating, “I find it unbelievable that Meg continues publicly to rehash and rewrite the story of our relationship.” The former couple has one son together.
11 Brad Pitt - Broke It Off With Jennifer Aniston And Also Broke All Of Our Hearts
There is no question that Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston were the most famous Hollywood couple in the 2000’s and were dubbed Hollywood’s power couple. But after four years of marriage, the Friends star and Pitt called it quits, filing for divorce. The rumors of Pitt cheating on Aniston with Mr. and Mrs. Smith costar Angelina Jolie were all over gossip mags. Although both Pitt and Jolie’s parties denied that he had an affair with Jolie while married to Aniston, it was stated that Pitt was being very unfaithful to his former wife. The split was devastating, and the media couldn’t stop talking about it, especially after Pitt went on to date and eventually marry Angelina Jolie, having six children with her.
10 Jesse James - Affairs Helped Him Become A Better Man
Jesse James is well-known for his 2000 Discovery Channel show, Motorcycle Mania, and later appearing on other series about bikes and choppers. In 2005, he tied the knot with star Sandra Bullock, and after she won an Oscar for The Blind Side in 2010, numerous women came forward and claimed that they had slept with Jesse James. The couple finalized their divorce in 2012. James admitted to cheating on Bullock and stated that cheating on her actually helped him realize stuff. He told Us Weekly, “A lot of good happened out of [the end of my marriage] because it helped me focus on being a dad more, it helped me focus on doing the right thing and being myself, and getting out of L.A. and getting a better life for my kids.”
9 Paris Hilton - Cheated On A Backstreet Boy
Paris Hilton and Backstreet Boys star Nick Carter were Hollywood’s hottest blonde couple. They couldn’t be any more perfect for one another, going out to events and dinners and rocking velour suits together at a basketball game. However, the relationship came to a crumbling end when it was rumored that Paris Hilton was cheating on Carter with actor Chad Michael Murray and that Carter was having an intimate relationship with Ashlee Simpson. According to Carter, they both mutually agreed that they weren’t right for each other. Carter stated, “We both got on the phone, had a discussion and agreed we couldn’t do this anymore.”
8 Tiger Woods - A Serial Cheater Who Apologized On Television
We can all agree that golf star Tiger Woods has one of the most scandalous infidelity stories in Hollywood. Days after his 2009 car crash, the National Enquirer revealed that Woods was cheating on his wife, Elin Nordegren. Woods initially denied all the rumors and denied that his then wife swung at him with a golf club before he got in the crash. Woods couldn’t get away from the rumors and was caught being a serial cheater. He had a list of women that exposed his infidelity. He appeared in 2010 on television with a long apology to pretty much everyone. Elin divorced Woods in 2010.
7 Britney Spears - Had A Song Written About Her After She Cheated
Straight out of the Mickey Mouse Club, Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake were a match made in Hollywood heaven. They began dating in 1998 and were the picture-perfect couple. The relationship ended in 2002 when Timberlake found out that Spears was cheating on him. It was rumored that the man she had an affair with was her dance choreographer Wade Robson. Timberlake would go on to write the hit song “Cry Me A River,” which is reportedly about Spears and her affair.
6 Tony Parker - Slept With Former Teammate’s Wife
Spurs point guard Tony Parker got into a whole lot of trouble when his wife, actress Eva Longoria, looked through his phone and found hundreds of texts his former teammate, Brent Barry’s then wife, Erin Barry. Parker was in a very sticky situation and Longoria was definitely not having it. She then filed for divorce and claimed that the end of the relationship extended far more than his infidelity. Reports claimed that Parker and Erin were never physical, and it was just a s*xting relationship. But Longoria was no puppet, and once the divorce was finalized, Longoria got her tattoo of their wedding date removed off her wrist.
5 Ashton Kutcher - Couldn’t Keep Up With 41-Year-Old Demi Moore
Ashton Kutcher was 25 years old when he started dating 41-year-old Demi Moore. He loved Demi so much that he converted from Christianity to practicing Kabbalah with her. Both stars gushed about one another, and it appeared as though the couple was a good fit. They even had a top-secret wedding in 2005, where Moore’s ex-husband, Bruce Willis, attended. But, trouble began brewing in 2010 when gossip magazines began publishing stories of Ashton’s infidelity. Moore would stay by his side through the rumors. However, rumors of Ashton cheating continued reappearing. A scandalous story read that Ashton slept with a woman on the couple’s sixth-year marriage anniversary. Another woman claimed that she and Kutcher had a very X-rated night together, which also involved a hot tub. The Hollywood couple divorced in 2013.
4 Arnold Schwarzenegger - Had An Affair With His Maid And Had Her Baby
Arnold Schwarzenegger was married to the beautiful Maria Shriver for 25 years. However, his private life was exposed when it emerged that he had been having an affair with the couple’s maid, Mildred Baena. The shocking news became even more scandalous when we learned that the Austrian fathered a son with the maid and had kept it a secret from his wife and family for 14 years. Schwarzenegger claimed he had no idea that he was the father until the boy was about 7 or 8 and that he was born just one week after Shriver had their youngest son, Christopher. The couple split in 2011, and Schwarzenegger continues to develop a relationship with Mildred’s son.
3 Hugh Grant - Picked Up A Street Worker While Dating Elizabeth Hurley
Hugh Grant and actress Elizabeth Hurley began dating in 1987 after they met on the set of Remando Al Viento. The relationship spanned for 13 years, but sadly ended when Grant wanted to “to take a walk on the wild side” and pick up a prostitute. Grant paid the hooker $60 for oral s*x and was arrested when police caught him. Grant ended up paying $1,000 to get out of jail time and lucky for him, Hurley continued to stand by his side. The couple tried to patch things up but Hugh’s crazy night seemed to get the best of Hurley. She ended the relationship, but admits that the former couple is still friends to this day.
2 Jude Law - Had An Affair With His Children’s Nanny
Jude Law and Sienna Miller were engaged in 2004 and on their way to say their “I Do’s,” until Law apologized to the model after reports claimed that he slept with the couple’s nanny. The couple ended things in 2006 and tried to rekindle their romance three years later. However, they couldn’t keep the relationship going and eventually broke up again in 2011. In an interview with Porter Magazine, Miller admitted that she still cares about Law “enormously” and is still close to her ex.
1 Jay-Z - Had A Ménage à Trois
Jay-Z made it known to the world about his infidelity when he released his title track, 4:44, off his new album this year. The brutally honest song talks about having a ménage à trois and hurting Beyonce and their kids by having the affair. Listening to the new song, Jay Z also apologizes for marrying her before he was ready to settle down and not being there when she needed him the most. The Hollywood couple has always been in the tabloids for never-ending cheating scandals, but Jay-Z just made it official with his new song. The couple is still together and just welcomed twins. There are rumors that the twins’ names are Rumi Carter and Sir Carter.