Cheating is a capital offense when it comes to affairs of the heart. Broken trust often means a broken relationship, especially in the celeb world where a romantic relationship and all its dysfunction are played out in front of a viewing public. There’s no shortage of cheating scandals in the world of celebrity but the lucky…or not so lucky couples on this list stuck it out, said “I forgive you,” and stayed together despite infidelity or accusations of infidelity.
1. Rob Pattinson and Kristen Stewart
When the ever awkward Kristen Stewart cheated with her Snow White and The Huntsman director Rupert Sanders in July 2012 it looked like Rob and K-Stew were done for sure. Rob reportedly moved out of their apartment. Kristen issued an emotional public apology declaring how much she loved him via People.com. Rob forgave her, and in November the couple attended the Twilight Breaking Dawn Pt 2 premiere together. Robsten is back! Bring on the (even more) awkward interviews!
2. Bill and Hilary Clinton
Former President Bill Clinton is (in)famous for his scandalous infidelity in the White House with intern Monica Lewinsky between 1995-1997. When news of the scandal broke in 1998, First Lady Hilary Clinton was embarrassed on an international scale, but she never left her man’s side. How would that have looked? Very First Lady like of you, Hilary.
3. Kobe and Vanessa Bryant
Lakers star Kobe Bryant was accused of sexual assault in July of 2003 by a Colorado hotel employee named Katelyn Faber. The Black Mamba admitted to cheating with the girl but claimed it was consensual. An obviously furious and embarrassed Vanessa Bryant stuck by her husband’s side throughout a messy trial, and Kobe bought a little $4 million diamond ring to comfort her! Talk about paying for your sins!
4. David Boreanaz and Jaime Bergman
In May 2010 actor David Boreanaz confessed to the public that he had cheated on his wife of now 12 years, former Playboy Playmate Jaime Bergman. His side lover was Rachel Uchitel, one of Tiger Wood’s ex-mistresses. Sounds super douchey, but the Bones actor claims his infidelity has been a “bonding experience” for him and his wife. That’s some ultra progressive couple’s therapy!
5. Fergie and Josh Duhamel
Hearing that your husband may have cheated on you with a stripper 9 months into your marriage isn’t exactly the way you kick start a healthy relationship, but that’s exactly what happened with hottie actor Josh Duhamel and soulful songbird Fergie in 2009. Though the stripper provided text messages as proof, Duhamel denied the allegations. He and Fergie renewed their wedding vows in 2010. Fergie told Oprah in an October 2012 interview that as a result of the incident, today they have a “deeper love.”
6. David Letterman and Regina Lasko
Faced with a blackmail threat in 2009, Late Show host David Letterman came clean on his show that he carried on affairs with several female staff members over the years. David and Regina Lasko tied the knot on March 23, 2009 after dating for 20 years and having a child together. Letterman owned up to his antics and apologized to his wife and staff. He and Regina are still together, but, get this, Regina was once a Late Show staff member! Guess he’s always had a thing for his employees.
7. Hugh Grant and Elizabeth Hurley
Apparently, dating beautiful actress Elizabeth Hurley wasn’t enough for actor Hugh Grant; he needed a little extra loving on the side, so he paid for it. Police caught Grant in the act with Hollywood prostitute Divine Brown on Sunset Boulevard back in 1995. He and Elizabeth Hurley had been an item since 1987 and remained so until amicably calling it quits in 2000. Aww! Like Hugh Grant, we love happy endings.
8. DMX (Earl) and Tashera Simmons
DMX is as famous for his multiple arrests and unrepentant lecherous behavior as he is for being a rapper. The repeat offender has been with wife Tashera for nearly 24 years, and married for 14 of them. The couple has 4 kids. X said publicly on the VH1 reality show Couples Therapy, that he has always been the same man and will continue to sleep with other women outside of their marriage. The rapper has fathered 6 other children from different women! Still, Tashera continued to be a loving and loyal wife despite all the pain and embarrassment DMX has caused her. The couple has been estranged for years, separating in 2005, but Tashera has yet to actually divorce him! Ultimate ‘ride or die chick!’
9. David and Victoria Beckham
High profile English soccer player David Beckham has been accused of cheating multiple times on his Spice Girl wife Victoria Beckham. In 2004 two women claimed to have had extramarital affairs with Becks, and then again in 2010 another accusation surfaced in the tabloids. Beckham has denied all allegations. While Victoria says it’s been hard on their family, she has no intention of letting these accusations ruin her marriage. Posh and Becks have 4 children together and recent rumor has it, they are looking to have a 5th!
10. Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith
In July 2012, smoldering Latin actor Antonio Banderas was reportedly seen kissing another woman in Cancun while wife and actress Melanie Griffith was home with their daughter. The couple has been married for 16 years. A quote online was attributed to Melanie saying “BoyfriEND, girlfriEND, friEND, everything has an end, except for family.” Though she has been spotted around town without her wedding ring since the incident, the couple is still married and Antonio has been trying to smooth things over.
11. Snoop Dogg and Shante
Snoop D-O-Double-G admitted in a 2006 Rolling Stone article that he had cheated on his wife Shante multiple times since their marriage in 1996. Snoop confessed that he quite literally was a real pimp. Enjoying the lifestyle so much, the rapper filed for divorce in 2004 but reconsidered because he didn’t want to lose his family. The couple reconciled and later renewed their vows in 2008. Today, Snoop says he’s a changed man. Maybe an old dogg can learn new tricks!
12. Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick
Millions of people watched Keeping up with the Kardashians and wondered just what Kourtney saw in
professional loafer entrepreneur Scott Disick. In addition to his lack of a job and aggressive drunken antics, we can probably add “cheater” to Scott’s list of credits. The couple split in 2009 when Kourtney suspected Scott of cheating. However, they reunited later when she announced that she was pregnant. The on-again-off-again couple has since welcomed a second child.
13. Laura Govan and Gilbert Arenas
In 2009 Basket Ball Wives cast member Laura Govan was accused of being the wedge that came between Bball star Shaq and his ex-wife Shaunie O’ Neal. Reportedly, Laura and Shaq carried on an affair for several years. Multiple emails that were supposedly exchanged between the two even emerged, but Laura denied the affair, and her on-again-off-again relationship with basketball player Gilbert Arenas continued. The couple has 4 children and they are currently back on!
14. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver
After Maria Shriver confronted hubby Arnold Schwarzenegger in January of 2011 about possibly fathering a child with the housekeeper, their 25 year marriage went into a tailspin. The Governator admitted having an affair with their house keeper back in 1996, an affair that resulted in a child born just one month after Maria gave birth to their youngest child in 1997. Maria, a devoted Catholic, filed for divorce in 2011 but has recently been spotted wearing her wedding ring as Arnold publicly expressed hope that the two will reunite.
15. P. Diddy and Kim Porter
This couple has run hot and cold for over 12 years. When Kim Porter, model and mother to three of Diddy’s kids, discovered in 2006 that Puffy had fathered another child while she was pregnant with their twin daughters, she felt betrayed, mostly because he had not told her. Kim sites her unhappiness for the couple’s July 2007 breakup, but the pair has been spotted getting cozy several times since then, all while Diddy has also been seeing singer Cassie. Scandalous!