When we think of #relationshipgoals, we often think about celebrities. When we see them cuddled up on the red carpet or saying adorable things about each other in magazines, we think that they have fairy tale romances. In reality, things might not be so picture perfect. Sometimes, they can be the complete opposite.
Celebrity splits and divorces seem to occur much more frequently than those of us regular folk, and it seems like with the fame, success and money also comes more relationship scandals.
A lot of the time, a scandal causes a celebrity couple’s relationship to crash and burn, often very publicly. Other times, celebrities put on a united front and decide to make things work. In some cases, they end up staying together. Other times, the old wounds never seem to heal completely. Here are celebrity couples who tried to make it work after dealing with cheating scandals.
17. Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade
Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade seem to be stronger than ever after going through some hard times. They began dating in 2009 but had to deal with some drama surrounding the athlete’s divorce including lawsuits filed against both individuals. In 2013, they split up and he fathered a child with a close pal during the break. Even with all of the drama, the couple ended up getting married and seem very much in love to this day.
16. Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart
Twihards were desperately hoping that the romance between Edward Cullen and Bella Swan would translate into a real life romance with Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. After countless dating rumors, the romance was confirmed and everyone was happy. In 2012, photos of Kristen with her Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders tore the couple apart, causing Kristen to release a very public apology. They couple split but got back together — and had to go through it all while promoting the final Twilight film. Alas, they split for good in 2013. Of course, some fans are still hoping for a reconciliation but some relationships are best left in the past.
15. Elizabeth Hurley and Hugh Grant
Elizabeth Hurley and Hugh Grant were one of the golden couples of the 1990s. Then they ended up getting involved in a major cheating scandal and trouble with the law. Hugh was arrested in 1995 when he was found with Divine Brown in his car. He had allegedly paid $60 for her to perform oral sex on him. Despite the arrest, Elizabeth stayed with him for five years. In 2000, the couple parted ways after 13 years together. It seemed to be an amicable split as they’re sometimes still papped together.
14. Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott
You could say there was always a bit of drama in Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott’s relationship given that they met in 2005 while filming Mind Over Murder. Trouble was, they were both married at the time. Tori was with Charlie Shanian and Dean was with Mary Jo Eustace. They separated from their respective partners and got married in 2006. In 2013, after four kids together, they became embroiled in a cheating scandal with Dean allegedly cheating on his wife over the holidays. He admitted to it then checked himself into rehab. The couple worked through their issues and things seem alright as they recently celebrated their 12th wedding anniversary.
13. Livia Firth and Colin Firth
This is one scandal that we’re currently in the middle of. Livia Firth and Colin Firth accused Marco Brancaccia of allegedly stalking them. With the investigation, it came out that the pair separated quietly between 2015 and 2016 and she allegedly had a relationship with Marco during that time. Given that the pair was separated, it wasn’t really cheating, but it definitely fits into a love scandal category. Hence why it’s on the list. The stalking case is still being worked on and Livia and Colin are putting out a united front.
12. Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton
Everybody knows the story about the cheating scandal in Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton’s relationship. We’ll say it one more time: Then-president Bill had an affair with his 22-year-old intern Monica Lewinsky. He initially denied having “sexual relations with that woman” but the full story was eventually revealed and the president was exposed for lying under oath. Despite the political and relationship scandal, Bill and Hillary stayed together.
11. Sienna Miller and Jude Law
Sienna Miller and Jude Law were considered the dream couple of the mid-2000s for many. Then their relationship was hit with the nanny cheating scandal in 2006. Jude’s nanny Daisy Wright alleged that she had an affair with the actor, only eight months after he got engaged to Sienna. He wrote a public apology and admitted the claims were truth and the pair did reconcile. They were on and off for a couple of years, breaking up in 2006 and getting back together in 2009, before going their separate ways in 2011.
10. David Letterman and Regina Lasko
Things were awkward when David Letterman admitted on-air during his show that he had sex with women he worked with. It was a cringe-worthy admission, but it was worse when people considered his wife Regina Lasko. At the time, the couple had been together for 20 years, married for just six months and had a son together. On top of that, there was extortion involved when a boyfriend one of David’s alleged partners, his assistant Stephanie Birkitt, tried to get $2 million to keep silent about it. It all went down in 2009 and Regina and David are still together.
9. Kevin Hart and Eniko Parrish
Kevin Hart and Eniko Parrish are another couple to be caught up in an extortion and cheating scandal. In 2017, the comedian was at the center of an alleged extortion attempt involving a video that depicted Kevin having sex with someone who wasn’t his wife. He publicly acknowledged it with an emotional apology to his pregnant wife and kids. She seemed to forgive him and they went through with their baby shower. Kevin also acknowledged his transgression and his wife’s forgiveness and says they’re working on getting through things.
8. Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick
Khloe Kardashian is the one at the center of a cheating scandal at the moment but Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick had their own issues during their relationship. There were a few cheating rumors even when they were dating. After multiple kids, a big cheating scandal happened in 2015 when photos of Scott surfaced getting rather cozy with ex-girlfriend Chloe Bartoli. Khloe kept mum and she and Scott split shortly afterward. Then they were on and off. It seems like now they’re definitely in the “off” category with both having found new flames. But, they still co-parent their kids together.
7. David Boreanaz and Jaime Bergman
Angel star David Boreanaz and his second wife Jaime Bergman had to confront their own cheating scandal and an extortion attempt. In 2010, after nine years of marriage, the pair conducted a joint interview with People where the actor admitted to being unfaithful to his wife. Rumors swirled about who he’d cheating with, but he never admitted the person’s identity. The scandal seems to be behind the pair.
6. Kendra Wilkinson and Hank Baskett
Everyone knows what’s going on with Kendra Wilkinson and Hank Baskett now. She filed for divorce in April 2018. It comes after an alleged cheating affair from 2014 when Hank was unfaithful to Kendra when she was pregnant with their second child. They tried to work through their issues for four years, but it seems like there were problems in their relationship that they couldn’t work through.
5. Fergie and Josh Duhamel
Fergie and Josh Duhamel were so adorable together, making it such a shock when an exotic dancer named Nicole Forrester alleged she had a one-night stand with the actor just nine months after he and Fergie tied the knot in 2009. The couple fiercely denied the rumors while Nicole claimed to have passed a lie detector test regarding the incident. The couple stayed together and said their marriage was stronger after dealing with the scandal. Sadly, they announced their separation in September 2017.
4. Snoop Dogg and Shante Broadus
Snoop Dogg and Shante Broadus are high school sweethearts that seem like #couplegoals, but they’ve had to overcome some pretty huge issues. The rapper has admitted to multiple infidelities occurring over the years. It seemed like the end in 2004 when the couple filed for divorce, but they called it off and decided they could get through their trust issues. People were concerned once more that their marriage was over yet again – this time for real – in 2016 when Shante posted “single ladies” photos on Instagram, but it was a false alarm. Their relationship has lasted for almost 30 years and doesn’t look to be ending any time soon.
3. Balthazar Getty and Rosetta Millington
After weathering the Nanny scandal, Sienna Miller found herself involved in another cheating scandal. Balthazar Getty and the actress were involved in a highly publicized scandal in 2008 when he was married to Rosetta Millington. The alleged affair came to light after paparazzi photos were taken of the actress and the father of four canoodling. Many thought that would be the end of his marriage, but Balthazar and Rosetta remained together. In 2016, he claimed the affair “strengthened his marriage.”
2. Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson
The alleged Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson cheating scandal is something that’s still unfolding. Footage was released of the athlete allegedly kissing different women back in 2017 when he was in a relationship Khloe. The news came days before Khloe gave birth to their child, True Thompson. After many debates about the status of their relationship, it seems they are trying to make things work. Though only time will tell if they can really work through it, they were spotted on cozy dates just weeks after the scandal made headlines.
1. Beyoncé and Jay-Z
Beyoncé and Jay-Z are one of the world’s more high profile couples. They’ve also had to weather one of the most high profile cheating scandals. There were countless rumors about the rapper being unfaithful after the elevator incident between him and Solange Knowles following the 2014 Met Gala. A number of names were suggested as paramours, and Jay-Z and Bey both referenced the scandal on their albums, 4:44 and Lemonade, respectively. Then Jay-Z finally admitted to cheating in a The New York Times‘ T Magazine article in 2017. He also opened up about repairing their relationship. The couple now seems to be going strong.