Celebrities, they're human just like the rest of us. They're not always on their best behavior and sometimes, they get caught in the act doing some pretty outrageous things. The famous people on our list were either married or in a committed relationship, but that didn't stop them from cheating on their partners. Perhaps they would've gotten away with stepping out on the ones they loved if it weren't for the pesky paparazzi and nosy fans who snapped these pictures of them cheating in the act!
Infidelity is unacceptable, so we don't feel bad about putting these cheating celebs on blast by reposting these pictures. You'll see it all, from famous people lounging on boats with their mistresses to married celebs making out with people who aren't their spouses. This isn't to say that all celebs cheat, of course. But the ones we're talking about today definitely love to have their cake and eat it too.
Are you ready to cringe and shake your head in disbelief? If so, keep reading to see 15 scandalous pictures of celebs caught cheating in action.
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15 LeBron James
As one of the top athletes in the world, LeBron James probably has women throwing themselves at him at all times. But the public has always been aware of the most important woman in his life: Savannah Brinson. He and Brinson were high school sweethearts. However, before they tied the knot in September 2013, James was caught getting cozy in a pool with a woman named Angie Beyince. If her name sounds familiar to you, it's because it's well known that she's Beyoncé Knowles' cousin and former assistant. And yes, that's Bey in the pool playing with her nephew as James and Beyince watch on.
Despite this photo of the King getting a little too close to a woman other than Brinson, Brinson went through with her plans to marry him, and they tied the knot in San Diego on September 14, 2013. Beyince wasn't invited to the big day, but Knowles was!
14 Gina Torres
Sometimes, celebs split up before they make the big announcement to the world. But since actress Gina Torres was still legally married to fellow actor Laurence Fishburne at the time this photo was taken, we knew we had to add her to our cheating celebs list.
Their fans were shocked when Torres was seen kissing all over a man who looked nothing like her husband of 15 years. The leaked pictures, which were released in September 2017, actually compelled Torres to release a statement and confirm that her marriage was over. In the statement, she said she and Fishburne had "quietly separated" back in the fall of 2016. She also called their marriage a "love story with a different ending than either one of us had expected."
Her new beau was later identified as Kevin Wright, a "cowboy type" father of six from Utah.
13 Ashton Kutcher
Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore seemed like the oddest couple when they got married in 2005, and it had nothing to do with their 16-year age difference. Moore was considered Hollywood royalty after starring in films such as Indecent Proposal and G.I. Jane. As for Kutcher, well, he was Kelso - the goofy and cheesy character on the FOX sitcom That '70s Show. But together, the couple appeared to be in love, and Kutcher settled into his new role of husband and step-dad to Moore's three children.
The cracks in their marriage began to show when Kutcher was caught cheating in the act. The year was 2011, and the former Two and a Half Men star was in San Diego, California to celebrate his six-year anniversary. But Moore was nowhere in sight. Instead, Kutcher was with some of his pals, and they met up with some hot blondes, including the woman in the picture named Sara Leal. According to Leal, she attended an all-night, wild party in Kutcher's suite at the San Diego Hard Rock Hotel. She claimed Kutcher kissed her, and she and another woman stripped down to join him in a hot tub. The two had some steamy action in the bedroom before their weekend of fun came to an end.
One photo showed Kutcher looking like a deer in headlights with Leal in the backseat of his car. Two months later, Moore announced she and Kutcher were separating, but their marriage didn't come to an end until he filed for divorce in December 2012.
Fun fact: Leal was dating actor Scott Eastwood when she cheated on him with Kutcher.
12 Chandler Parsons
Actress Savannah Chrisley thought she had found love when she met Memphis Grizzlies basketball player Chandler Parsons. She made an appearance on Access Hollywood and gushed about her new romance with the NBA star. Although their relationship was still new, she was hopeful that it was the beginning of something great.
A week later, former Disney star Bella Thorne was photographed at Parsons' game all decked out in his jersey, and that following week, the duo was spotted getting smoochy all over Mexico. It was safe to assume Chrisley had been dumped, but Parsons obviously forgot to give her the memo. Can you imagine how crushed she must have felt when this photo of him and Throne kissing in a Cancun nightclub hit the web? Talk about a dagger through the heart.
11 Ryan Phillippe
This isn't the exact photo that put a fork in Ryan Phillippe's marriage to Reese Witherspoon, but Abbie Cornish was the reason why Phillippe and Witherspoon called it quits. The former couple was young and in love when they tied the knot in 1999. Two kids later, things went downhill as Phillippe began to break his vows and hook up with his Stop-Loss co-star Cornish. Witherspoon was getting suspicious about Phillippe's extracurricular activities, so she searched through his cell phone and found the evidence of his cheating ways.
The racy text messages between Phillippe and Cornish were more than enough reason for Witherspoon to head to a divorce lawyer and put an end to their nine-year marriage.
10 Marlon Wayans
Marlon Wayans probably thought St. Barts was the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of Hollywood and cheat on his longtime girlfriend, Angelica Zachary. But he soon found out that photographers frequently roamed around the glitzy Caribbean island. You know, just in case someone decided to cheat on their partner in broad daylight...
In 2013, the comedian was spotted on a boat with a mysterious woman who looked nothing like Zachary, the mother of his two children. When these photos were released, his relationship came to an end, and Wayan used the experience as inspiration for his NBC show Marlon.
In an interview, Wayans said when Zachary saw the photos of him cheating in the act, she and their two children physically attacked him. Well, serves him right...
Zachary also put him in the doghouse and refused to be intimate with him for a two year period. But he respected her decision and admired her for loving him despite his flaws.
9 Robin Thicke
Robin Thicke and Paula Patton appeared to have the type of fairytale romance that most people dreamed of. They met when Patton was 16-years-old and Thicke was 14. They were at an under-21 club on the Sunset Strip when Thicke asked her to dance. He reportedly sang the Stevie Wonder song "Jungle Fever" as he held her close. *Cringe*
In 1993, they began dating. By the year 2005, they were married and Thicke's music career was taking off. There were rumors floating around that he was less than faithful to Patton, but those rumors weren't confirmed until this photo hit the Internet.
At first glance, it looks like a pretty innocent picture taken of the singer and a fan. But if you look at the reflection in the mirror, you can see Thicke's hand was caught right in the cookie jar. In October 2014, one year after the photo surfaced, Patton filed for divorce.
8 LeAnn Rimes
This is one scandal that completely rocked the entertainment industry. LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian were both married when they met on the set of the TV film Northern Lights. During their downtime, they hung out away from the set and were caught cheating in the act. Their infidelity prompted both of their spouses to leave them, and Rimes and Cibrian decided to take their cheating to the next level by getting married in 2011.
In an interview with People magazine, Rimes claimed "love" drove her to cheat on her ex-husband, Dean Sheremet. But she had absolutely no regrets about the way things went down. She was quoted as saying, "[Cheating] happens every day to so many people...You had two couples whose marriages didn’t work who really stumbled upon each other and fell in love.”
7 Katharine McPhee
Another celeb who has no regrets about cheating on their spouse is American Idol alum, Katharine McPhee.
McPhee met married director Michael Morris on the set of the film Smash. Although she was married to Nick Cokas at the time, she began an affair with Morris, and the two were nabbed in this photo, which later ruined McPhee's marriage.
Seven months after the affair was revealed, McPhee filed for divorce to end her six-year marriage. Morris, on the other hand, decided to patch things up with his wife MaryMcCormack who he had been married to since 2003. She forgave him for the affair, and the two remain married to this day.
6 Jason Aldean
And the cockiest cheater award goes to: Jason Aldean!
Aldean had been married to his wife Jessica Ussery for 11 years when he was photographed making out with American Idol contestant Brittany Kerr, in Hollywood. Kerr claimed she had no idea the country singer was married, but no one was buying it. She was immediately labeled a homewrecker, and Aldean attempted to defend himself from his angry fans by saying he had committed an indiscretion. He said he wanted to save his marriage, but he ended up filing for divorce in 2013.
He and Kerr made their first public appearance together at the CMT awards in 2014, and that same year, they got engaged and were married in March 2015. Later, in an interview with Billboard, Aldean asked his fans to "get over" his cheating. He said Kerr made him happier than he had ever been, and it was time for us all to move on.
5 Coco Austin
Coco Austin and Ice T had been together for years before deciding to get married back in 2002. They've had their ups and downs, just like any other relationship, but there was a time when many of their fans thought the two were definitely headed towards splitsville.
In 2012, a rapper named Ap.9 posted photos of himself getting cozy with Austin in Las Vegas. In one picture, Ap.9 planted a kiss on her cheek, and in another picture, he had his face buried in her back side. When Ice saw the pictures, he took to his Twitter and called the photos "disrespectful and in bad taste." He also described how Austin's actions made him look and feel horrible.
Austin later came to her senses and realized she was going to lose the man she truly loved. She tweeted, "Ice is right, the pics I took with this man were in poor taste & I disrespected my husband. However, the pics were the only thing that happened."
4 Tim Burton
Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter began their relationship in 2001, and the couple shared two children together. Although they never married, the world assumed they were in a committed and monogamous relationship even though they lived separately in adjoined homes right next door to each other.
It wasn't until this photo was released in 2013 that people began questioning their relationship. Burton was spotted kissing a mystery blond woman after leaving a movie theater in London, and it was obvious they were on a date. A rep for Carter denied the cheating rumors and said Burton and the blond were a part of a large group of family, friends, and work colleagues who were enjoying a night out on the town.
But as we all suspected, it was much deeper than two friends sharing a platonic kiss. A year after the photos were leaked, the couple decided to end their romantic relationship and focus on co-parenting their two children. In an interview with Vanity Fair, Carter stated, "Sometimes you’re not meant to be forever together. Sometimes you have to come to terms with the fact that that was it."
Terius "The-Dream" Nash and singer Christina Milian began dating in February 2009. By late-May of that year, they had walked down the aisle in Las Vegas, and Milian found out she was pregnant that September. But as they settled into married life, The-Dream was still on the prowl, and he didn't have to look far to find someone to cheat on Milian with.
In July 2010, pictures of The-Dream frolicking on the beach in the Caribbean with his assistant were published, causing him to release a statement to apologize to "everyone" he had disappointed. In his statement, he said he and Milian were going through "personal things," and he was too scared and embarrassed to let everyone know their marriage was failing.
Their divorce was finalized in 2011.
2 Jessica Simpson
When singer Jessica Simpson and her then-husband Nick Lachey released their MTV reality show, everyone couldn't get enough of her ditzy personality. She became a household name, and Hollywood soon came knocking at her door. The singer transitioned into an actress and began rubbing elbows with big stars in the industry, including Maroon 5 frontman, Adam Levine.
While she was still married to Lachey, Simpson was caught doing the walk of shame from Levine's Los Angeles hotel. Unsurprisingly, she had changed clothes after their romp and was pictured wearing Levine's shirt on her way home. Although Lachey was her first love, it was clear their love had officially left the building.
In November 2005, the former couple confirmed they were separating, and Simpson filed for divorce in December.
1 Kristen Stewart
In 2008, the world was introduced to Edward Cullen and Bella Swan - the star characters in the Twilight series. The characters were portrayed by actors Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, and their onscreen romance turned into a real-life relationship. When the series wrapped, their relationship was still going strong...or so we thought.
Stewart was cast in the 2012 film Snow White and the Huntsman, and that's where she met director Rupert Sanders. They began an affair and were caught in this compromising position. After getting caught, Stewart issued a statement which read, "This momentary indiscretion has jeopardized the most important thing in my life, the person I love and respect the most, Rob. I love him, I love him, I’m so sorry.”
But her apology wasn't enough to keep their relationship intact. They eventually broke up, and Sanders and his wife Liberty Ross, also ended things when they filed for divorce in 2014. He later called his affair with Stewart "an exciting mistake."
Sources: usmagazine.com, ew.com, pagesix.com, people.com, nydailynews.com
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