Quite a few entertainment scandals are based on speculation and secondhand information, so when a celebrity confirms an aspect of their relationship, it’s always a big deal. And it’s an even bigger deal if it involves cheating.
Some couples credit cheating with making their relationships betterthan ever, while others immediately broke things off.
Keep reading to see the 10 celebrities who have admitted to – or been caught – cheating.
1- Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez was married to Cris Judd from 2001-2003. She met Ben Affleck on the set of the 2003 film Gigli, and the two started dating. Judd and Lopez quickly divorced.
2- Heidi Klum
Heidi Klum was married to Seal from 2005-2012. Their marriage ended amongst accusations that Klum was cheating on Seal with her bodyguard. After the divorce was finalized, Klum admitted that she was “seeing” her bodyguard, but claimed she never cheated on Seal.
3- Brad Pitt
Everyone knows about the onscreen chemistry between Brangelina in Mr. and Mrs. Smith that quickly became IRL chemistry and that the tabloids had a field day treating poor Jennifer Aniston like a woman scorned. Can’t people just let her live?
4- Kristen Stewart
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson (or as I like to call ’em, KStew and RPatz) were teen royalty when they hit Hollywood together in the Twilight Saga, and their chemistry was palpable (if not completely awkward) in interviews and red-carpet appearances. But Kristen later burst the true-love-with-a-vampire-fantasy when she was spotted kissing director Rupert Sanders while filming Snow White and the Huntsman in 2012.
5- Britney Spears
Oops, she did it again… Twice! We all know that Britney and Justin Timberlake (AKA the hottest, most important couple of the ’90s) broke up because of infidelity. We also know that it was Britney who did the cheating and that Justin was all “cry me a river” about it. But did you know there were two occasions in which Ms. Spears was unfaithful? Once with her childhood friend Jason Alexander—whom she notoriously married for 55 hours in Las Vegas in 2004—and again with her choreographer Wade Robson.
Madonna denied cheating on her then-husband Guy Ritchie with Alex Rodriguez in 2008, but she was frequently photographed with A-Rod. The baseball superstar was also seen visiting Madonna’s apartment during late-night hours. Madonna and Ritchie divorced later that year, as did Rodriguez and his wife Cynthia Scurtis.
7- Tristan Thompson
Photos of Thompson appearing to cheat on his then-nine-months-pregnant girlfriend Khloe Kardashian surfaced – and immediately things went from bad to worse. TMZ then revealed video footage from October that shows Thompson supposedly kissing two other women at a club.
8- Tiger Woods
On Thanksgiving in 2009, Tiger Woods’ life was forever changed – news of his serial cheating became public. When all was said and done, Woods admitted to sleeping with multiple women, though it all started with one: Rachel Uchitel.
9- Billy Bob Thornton
In 1999, Laura Dern was ENGAGED to Billy Bob Thornton (which, WHAT?) when he decided to go off and marry Angelia Jolie while she was out of town (again, WHAT?!). Laura explains the debacle as such: “I left our home to work on a movie, and while I was away, my boyfriend got married, and I’ve never heard from him again.” Wow…just…wow.
10- John Edwards
John Edwards had an affair with actress and producer Rielle Hunter in 2006, and even fathered a child with the woman. He denied being the child’s father until 2010.