When celebrities cheat, they immediately get put under the microscope. Their piles of dirty laundry get thrown into the street for the public to see. It’s their fault for being celebrities. As the public, it is only natural to feast on enticing news, and after all these celebrities only get paid because they are household names.
Over the years, there has been some dark tales of celebrity cheating that have left at least one person heartbroken. While some cheating scandals are funny, others are just flat out sad. In reality, who can blame a celebrity for cheating? Whatever they want is at their fingertips. Fame and fortune make people powerful and with power comes more options. The best advice for these celebrities is to stay single and enjoy it. The following list is what happens when celebrities don’t follow this advice and epic cheating fails occur.
1. Kristen Stewart – Rupert Sanders
The cheating scandal between Kristen Stewart and her Snow White and the Huntsman director, Rupert Sanders, really took a big toll on her life. It not only caused her to split up with James Pattinson, her former boyfriend, but she was often left distressed while battling criticism for an entire year.
When asked about the scandal, she described it as, “It lit my universe on fire and I watched it burn,” she then continued, “Speaking very candidly, it was a really traumatic period in my early 20s that kick-started something in me that was a bit more feral.”
The scandal was uncovered in July 2012, when photos of her and Rupert looking intimate together surfaced for the world to see. During the scandal, Rupert was married to model Liberty Ross and has two children with her. Eventually, Stewart got over it. Sanders lost his wife in 2014. Obviously, the scandal caused big ripples in both of their lives.
After the scandal, she started dating a girl, Alicia Cargile, her personal assistant. The two have been spotted around LA holding hands. It looks like all that drama may have changed her sexual preference.
2. Ashton Kutcher – Demi Moore
Demi Moore went off the deep end when the aging actress found out her boy-toy husband was cheating on her with younger women. That’s right women not woman. The scandal was recently confirmed by one Scott Eastwood. Apparently, one of the two girls Kutcher was in the hot tub with was Eastwood’s girlfriend at the time. Eastwood now shrugs it off as no big deal.
The scandal occurred when Kutcher celebrated his sixth wedding anniversary by attending a San Diego party at the Hard Rock Hotel. He was there without Demi and ended up leaving with two other women. The women were Sara Leal and her friend.
It didn’t take long for Demi and Ashton to split after the fiasco. The funny part is Kutcher joined the cast of Two and a Half Men after the departure of Charlie Sheen and his co-star, Jon Cryer, had dated Demi Moore as well. Awkward! This scandal had all types of twists and turns.
Ryan Philipe – Reese Witherspoon
It looks like the Cruel Intentions cast members. Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Philipe, spilled their roles over into real life. They were married for 8 years before getting divorced. Philipe refers to the divorce as “the darkest, saddest” time of his life. Recently, he opened up many moons after their divorce.
Philipe shared with Larry King, that he thought the pair got together when they were too young. He seemed to dodge the rumors of the cheating scandal that most likely ended their marriage.
It was rumored that he had an affair with, Abbie Cornish, his Stop-Loss costar. The film was released in 2008 around the same time him and Reese divorced. It doesn’t take a genius to realize the rumors were true.
Reese and Ryan had two children together during their marriage, Ava and Deacon. Since then the two have made up for their children’s sake and Reese remarried in 2011.
Jessica Simpson – Nick Lachey
Lachey and Simpson were two of the original Reality TV Stars. Their show, Newlyweds, ran for 41 episodes between 2003-2005. A strange fact is the show was originally intended for Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley all the way back in 1994. It sat shelved for almost 10 years before Lachey and Simpson picked it up.
The couple spilt shortly after the show ended in 2006. There were rumors swirling that Jessica Simpson was getting around. She seemed to have been into the skateboarder type because two of the men she was rumored to have slept with were none other than Johnny Knoxville and Bam Margera. Knoxville and Simpson had acted together in the movie, Dukes of Hazzard. Another man that got thrown into the rumor mill was Maroon 5’s frontman, Adam Levine. It seems like Nick was coming up short in the bedroom.
Nick later shared this quote with Rolling Stone magazine, “I don’t know if there were other men. But if she did cheat, it was the result of something bigger, not the reason we didn’t work.” It seems he was attempting to save face.
Tim Burton – Helena Bonham Carter
After a 13 year relationship, Tim Burton and Helena Bonhom Carter, ended their romance. The two were never actually married, but they do have two children together, Billy and Nell. They worked on numerous movies together including Dark Shadows, Corpse Bride and Planet of the Apes. She was always a staple in his movies during that time period. She fit in perfectly with his style of moviemaking.
In 2010, Helena revealed that they had been living apart, but in the same London home. Fast forward to 2013, during that year photos of Burton kissing a mysterious blonde surfaced. After the kiss, they entered her car together.
At first, Bonham insisted that the rumors were nonsense, but the woman has since been identified as, Berenice Percival, who was Burton’s production assistant. Sources then revealed that Percival played an integral role in the decision of the Burton-Bonham split.
Bonham gave Burton a chance to get the fling out of his system, but his cheating ways continued leading to their eventual break.
Katharine McPhee – Nick Cokas
Yet another celebrity caught cheating with the her director. In this case, Nick Cokas, claimed Katharine McPhee cheated as described in his divorce papers. The two separated 7 months after she was caught kissing director Michael Morris. In her defense, she claimed they were separated when the kiss occurred. This was a case of he said, she said.
Her story claims that the kiss came 7 months after the split, while his states it came 7 months before the split. The timing seems very strange. The actual kiss was photographed. Nick used emails and texts between the two as evidence that the kiss occurred during their time together.
Katherine and Michael Morris worked together on the NBC US television series, Smash, between 2012 and 2013. When they were caught in the act of kissing, Katherine was not wearing her wedding band. Michael was also cheating on his wife, who gave brith to 3 of his children. It looks like Nick was right about this one. There are too many shady elements working against Katharine in this case.
Blake Shelton – Miranda Lambert
Shelton took matters into his own hands, when he decided to divorce Miranda Lambert after beliefs swirled that she had been unfaithful. It was rumored that she had double dipped as a cheater, crossing Shelton not once but twice.
It all started, when Shelton caught wind of a rumor that Lambert had cheated on him with another country singer. The rumor had enough merit to make Shelton suspicious of the situation. The person suspected of cheating with Lambert was Chris Young. The pair had been spotted in public together, but apparently he wasn’t the guy. It was another guy that was not a country singer.
Either way, Shelton filed for divorce and was understandably upset by the whole fiasco. He demanded that she get her animals off his Oklahoma Ranch. That’s a deep decision right there. The marriage was Shelton’s second marriage. It only lasted for about 4 years.
Brad Pitt – Jennifer Aniston
Everyone knows ‘Brangelina’ formed while Aniston and Pitt were still together. Or did it? Jolie and Pitt became involved during the filming of Mr. and Mrs. Smith. It was only natural for the two hottest people in Hollywood to have a spark. There is more to the story than just that.
Recent rumors have surfaced that Aniston was the first one to cheat which caused an initial strain on the marriage. It was revealed by the father of Matt Leblanc, Joey from Friends, that his son used to make out with Aniston all the time when the cameras were off. Paul LeBlanc had no problem spilling this tale of dirty laundry to Star Magazine. Although, these allegations are somewhat far-fetched considering they came from Star Magazine, but it is a believable story.
Nevertheless, Aniston and Pitt have both moved on going their separate ways. The original rumor swirled that Pitt was cheating since him and Jolie began dating right after his separation from Aniston.