A scandal seen around the world, the day pictures of Kristen Stewart kissing her Snow White and the Huntsman director leaked—shortly after the 2012 close of the Twilight film franchise—fans were left flabbergasted. Stewart and Robert Pattinson had been dating for three years when the news broke of Stewart’s cheating scandal with then-married Rupert Sanders.
Cheated With Rupert Sanders
“This momentary indiscretion has jeopardized the most important thing in my life, the person I love and respect the most, Rob," Stewart said in apology. The couple continued to date for a year before splitting for good in 2013, says Livingly. And Pattinson? He nonchalantly told Esquire UK a year after the breakup that the cheating apparently didn’t affect him. “It's just young people...it's normal.”
Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s difficult 15-year marriage is no secret, as was the prince’s long-term affair with former girlfriend Camilla Parker Bowles. Princess Diana famously reported to the BBC’s Martin Bashir in 1995 "There were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded,” just a year after Charles confessed his infidelity.
Cheated With Camilla Parker-Bowles
In 1994, a mere three years before Diana’s tragic passing in France, Charles told The Daily Mail, "Do you seriously expect me to be the first Prince of Wales in history not to have a mistress?" His mistress Camilla turned wife in 2005 and the pair have remained a strong couple.
More recently, Tristan Thompson and Khloe Kardashian’s tumultuous on-off relationship reached its climax in 2019 when Thompson kissed Kylie Jenner’s ex-best friend Jordyn Woods. This scandal wasn’t his first time cheating, however. Videos of Thompson fooling around with other girls were released throughout Khloe’s 2018 pregnancy.
Cheated With Jordyn Woods
Older sister Kim Kardashian told Ellen DeGeneres regarding the following: "Like, I don't even know how to describe it besides it's just so f—d up… It's a really sad situation all over." The Kardashian-Thompson pair hasn’t completely split, with their daughter True motivating them to remain a couple, and they were officially back together during the 2020 summer. Kylie Jenner and Jordyn Woods, however, haven’t reunited since the scandal.
Country star Jason Aldean began his 12-year marriage to Jessica Ussery in 2001, fathering two daughters during that time. But when he walked out on Ussery in 2012 for American Idol contestant Brittany Kerr, his entire life changed. "The truth is that I screwed up,” Aldean apologized. “I really appreciate being able to work through this privately with my family and for all your continued support.”
Cheated With Brittany Kerr
Despite this initial apology, Aldean divorced Ussery the following year, eventually marrying Kerr in 2015. In defense of his reputation, with its constant public scrutiny, Aldean took to Instagram. “So sick of people judging me and @brittanylkerr over things they know nothing about. I have made mistakes but i am a better person because of it, and wouldnt change a thing... Its time to move on people.”
In 2017, after a compromising video circulated on social media of him with another woman, Kevin Hart admitted that he had to own up to his mistakes. On the radio show The Breakfast Club, he said, “I’m guilty, regardless of how it happened… That’s Kevin Hart in his dumbest moment.” His wife Eniko Parrish, who was eight-months pregnant at the time, revealed in the Netflix documentary Don't F--- This Up her tearful reaction to the video. "[I] immediately I just lost it.”
Cheated With Monique "Momo" Gonzalez
Montia Sabbag, the woman at the center of the cheating video, denied any extortionist actions or accusations of her being a stripper on Inside Edition. Monique “Momo” Gonzalez, another woman allegedly part of Hart’s affair, brushed off pictures of the pair together in a car. “When they make something out of nothing you just gotta laugh – I know who I am and my truth,” Monique wrote on Instagram.
Jay-Z and Beyonce’s relationship appeared to be one of the strongest celebrity marriage’s until Bey’s album Lemonade released in 2016, all but confirming Jay-Z’s infidelity with “Becky with the good hair.” The pair married in 2008, but since have gone through counseling to save the relationship. “I want to have the emotional tools that it takes to keep my family together," Jay-Z told David Letterman. "We did the hard work of going to therapy and you know, we love each other, right? So we really put in the work."
Allegedly Cheated With Rachel Roy
While the “other woman” of their relationship hasn’t been confirmed, many fans latched onto fashion designer Rachel Roy as the primary target. Briefly after Beyonce released her album, Roy posted on Instagram with the caption "Good hair don't care." It’s an oddly close-to-home thing to say, but “Becky’s” true identity remains a mystery.
When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle actress Meg Ryan was the last person fans expected to be caught in a cheating scandal against then-husband Dennis Quaid. After meeting Russell Crowe on the set of a 2000 thriller film, there was “instant chemistry,” according to Mirror.
Cheated With Russell Crowe
The affair barely lasted to December, with Crowe moving faster than Ryan liked, and they eventually split. The affair wasn’t the sole cause of her divorce with Quaid, Ryan told InStyle in a 2008 interview. “It was a great story, but what wasn't in the story was the reality of my marriage,” she said. “Dennis was not faithful to me for a long time, and that was very painful. I found out more about that once I was divorced.”
After two decades of dating and nearly a decade-long marriage, Robin Thicke’s wife Paula Patton called it quits. Thicke, with his quick rise to fame for his hit single "Blurred Lines," apparently cheated on Patton with seven other women. Not only that, he was found in bed with two women by his wife!
Cheated With Lana Scolaro
A year before their public 2014 divorce, Thicke was caught making out with avid-fan Lana Scolaro, his wife “only a few feet away,” as told by Scolaro to Life & Style Magazine. “I don't think he cared what she thought," she said. “His hands were everywhere"
On Thanksgiving night, 2009, Tiger Woods was kicked out of his house by wife Elin Nordegren. Apparently, she found out he’d slept with 15 other women. She filed for divorce at the end of the year, even with Woods checking into rehab for a sex addiction.
Cheated With Jamie Jungers
Jamie Jungers was just one of Woods’s many mistresses, and she blasted Woods for not practicing safe sex and being a cheap date on Howard Stern’s show. She even won $75k in Stern’s “Tiger Woods’ Mistress Beauty Pageant,” securing the title of “Miss Mistress.”
Legendary actor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s affair against Maria Shriver exploded into a nasty divorce in 2011. In a shocking paternity revelation, Mildred Patrica Baena had a son with Shwarzenegger in 1997 that he didn’t realize until his housekeeper’s son started looking eerily similar to him.
Cheated With Brigitte Nielson
On top of the Baena scandal, the actor claimed in his autobiography that he had cheated with Brigitte Nielson before his two-decade long marriage even began.
David Letterman and wife Regina Lasko married in 2009 after two decades of dating. A years-long affair between David Letterman and his assistant Stephanie Birkitt suddenly came out in the open when her then-boyfriend producer Robert Halderman tried to extort Letterman for keeping quiet.
Cheated With Stephanie Birkitt
“It was stupid behavior.” Letterman admitted on his show. “You wake up every morning and you’re scared and you’re depressed and sad, and you kind of got to let that knock you down and knock you down.”
Billy Bob Thornton
Laura Dern was engaged to Billy Bob Thornton after three years of dating before the cheating scandal came to life. After Dern left to work on a movie, Thornton apparently ghosted her so hard that their breakup happened when he married Angelina Jolie.
Cheated With Angelina Jolie
“I left our home to go and make a movie, and while I was away my boyfriend got married, and I never heard from him again,” Laura Dern said about the affair, as reported by The Dishmaster.
A six-year strong marriage between Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson crashed when Helena Bonham Carter was thrown into the mix. After meeting on the set of Frankenstein, Branagh and Carter dated for four years.
Cheated With Helena Bonham Carter
Accordingly to Livingly, the Branagh’s cheating helped Thompson deliver a believable performance for Love, Actually. "I had my heart very badly broken by Ken,” she said. “I’ve had so much bloody practice at crying in a bedroom, then having to go out and be cheerful, gathering up the pieces of my heart and putting them in a drawer.”
Woody Allen’s affair with his ex-girlfriend’s adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn definitely makes multiple lists of most unconventional cheating scandals. While Allen and Mia Farrow were never married, they dated for multiple decades.
Cheated With Soon-Yi Previn
In his 50s at the time and Soon-Yi only 21, Allen received bouts of scrutiny for the relationship but didn't appear too worried about the backlash. To Time Magazine, Allen stated, "The heart wants what it wants. There's no logic to those things. You meet someone and you fall in love and that's that."
Acting duo Jack Nicholson and Anjelica Huston’s 17-year relationship ended nastily when Nicholson admitted he was fathering a child with Rebecca Broussard.
Cheated With Rebecca Broussard
Nicholson said their breakup was “quite a quandary” during an interview with Parade. “I immediately told her what was up, and she made the decision for us. Anjelica’s first response was, ‘You have to support this woman,’ Her second response was to come down to my job and beat the hell out of me. She really beat me up, I tell you.”
Actor Dominic West is threatened with the end of his ten-year marriage to Catherine FitzGerald after photos leaked of him fraternizing with Lily James in October 2020. This warning occurred mere weeks after a staged photo between West and FitzGerald released, with the couple claiming, “Our marriage is strong and we’re very much still together,” according to a note left in front of their home.
Cheated with Lily James
Reporter’s from The Sun revealed that FitzGerald’s threats of divorce were exacerbated by West’s admission of having feelings for James. West and James were photographed together eating lunch and traversing around Rome on a scooter, paparazzi broadcasting the scandal to the public.