When it comes to having every facet of your life put on display, maybe being a celebrity isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. The drama of your love life gets played out in front of millions of people, and boy does it get dramatic, especially when there’s a third wheel. This is what we like to call “the celebrity love triangle.” If you think it’s messy with two celebs, three is an absolute wreck!
Check out these 15 highly-publicized celebrity love triangles.
Ice T./Coco Austin/AP.9
Coco got herself into some hot water with husband Ice T. when pictures of her and obscure rapper AP.9 getting a little too close turned up on the Internet. Coco insisted that it was all innocent, and that AP. 9 was just a groupie who’d come to her t0pless burlesque shows in Vegas, but the rapper didn’t appreciate being downplayed, and blasted Coco with photos and texts proving that it was much more than innocent. Poor Ice T. took to Twitter to express his disappointment saying: “She’s made me look.. And feel like sh**,” but the couple isn’t throwing away 11 years of marriage over it…yet.
When it comes to having every facet of your life put on display, maybe being a celebrity isn't all it's cracked up to be. The drama of your love life gets played out in front of millions of people, and boy does it get dramatic, especially when there's a third wheel. This is what we like to call "the celebrity love triangle." If you think it's messy with two celebs, three is an absolute wreck!
Check out these 15 highly-publicized celebrity love triangles.
Ice T./Coco Austin/AP.9
Coco got herself into some hot water with husband Ice T. when pictures of her and obscure rapper AP.9 getting a little too close turned up on the Internet. Coco insisted that it was all innocent, and that AP. 9 was just a groupie who'd come to her t0pless burlesque shows in Vegas, but the rapper didn't appreciate being downplayed, and blasted Coco with photos and texts proving that it was much more than innocent. Poor Ice T. took to Twitter to express his disappointment saying: “She’s made me look.. And feel like sh**,” but the couple isn't throwing away 11 years of marriage over it...yet.
Brad Pitt/Jennifer Aniston/Angelina Jolie
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston's marriage seemed a great success until the couple announced that they were separating after five years together, at the same time that Pitt was filming Mr. and Mrs. Smith with the alluring Angelina Jolie. Aniston filed for divorce two months later. The Pitt-Aniston marriage was already on the outs but the whole situation was a media frenzy with Team Aniston and Team Jolie facing off as claims came surfacing that Pitt was a cheat, Jolie a homewrecker, and Aniston a victim. Though Brad maintains that he never cheated, he says he did fall for Angelina on set. This isn't Angelina Jolie's first love triangle...
Billy Bob Thornton/Laura Dern/Angelina Jolie
Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage; AP Photo/Chris Pizzello
Angelina Jolie was the reason for Billy Bob Thornton's and Jurassic Park actress Laura Dern's split in 2000. The pair was engaged when Dern recounts, "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". Exactly the kind of class act behavior you'd expect from someone named "Billy Bob."
P. Diddy/Cassie/Kim Porter
Diddy has gone back and forth between his baby mama Kim Porter and his “official girl” Cassie we really stopped
caring keeping count. One thing is for sure, it seems like the women may co-exist together well enough. They've been seen together with Diddy before on the red carpet, and obviously don't have too much trouble sharing him.
Aaron Carter/Hilary Duff/Lindsay Lohan
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Aaron Carter learned how to be a player at a young age. The former pop star began dating Hilary Duff on his 13th birthday. The pair was together for a year and a half when Carter admits that he got bored and began to also see fellow Disney act Lindasy Lohan in early 2003. After several months, Carter tired of that relationship and decided to go back to Duff. Of course, that didn't turn out so hot either since he confesses to cheating on her with her best friend. The whole thing set off a feud between Duff and Lohan that lasted several years.
Jennifer Garner/Michael Vartan/Ben Affleck
Photo: Wireimage; WENN
Things always seem to get complicated when co-stars are involved. There were rumors aplenty that Jennifer Garner had been cheating on her boyfriend and Alias co-star Michael Vartan with Ben Affleck while she and Affleck were filming the flop Daredevil in 2004. Garner and Vartan began dating in 2003 and called it quits in March 2004, but shortly thereafter she was seen with Affleck.
The feud between Chris Brown and Drake has been raging on for the better part of two years, punctuated by lyrical showdowns and night club fist-to-cuffs. Drake recently said flat out what the deal was, saying that Brown's issue is that the women he loves “fell into my lap...I did what a real N***a would do and treated her with respect.”
Britney Spears/Justin Timberlake/Wade Robson
It's widely remembered that Britney Spears was unfaithful to Justin Timberlake during their 4-year romance-- “Cry Me A River” makes it impossible to forget-- but what's not as talked about is the fact that Spears reportedly stepped out on JT with Wade Robson, both hers and Nsync's choreographer. It was never officially confirmed but things fell apart for the pop power couple, and Robson hasn't had the same popularity since. Brit eventually found herself in another famous love triangle.
Britney Spears/Kevin Federline/Shar Jackson
Kevin Federline was pulling double duty with former fiancee Shar Jackson and his employer Britney Spears. K-Fed ditched Jackson while she was pregnant with their second child, and became engaged to Spears just three months after their meeting in 2004. Jackson felt the sting of the breakup on several levels, saying that Federline's and Spears' union "wasn't like just breaking up a relationship. It was like breaking up a family."
Eddie Cibrian/Brandi Glanville/LeAnn Rimes
Actor Eddie Cibrian and country music maven-turned- actress LeAnn Rimes made tabloid headlines for their rather distasteful open display of affection for each other and disregard for their former spouses, whom they cheated on with each other. Cibrian and Rimes met while shooting the Lifetime original movie Northern Lights in 2009, and began an affair shortly thereafter, prompting a divorce from Cibrian's wife Brandi Glanville and Rimes' husband Dean Sheremet. Glanville has openly expressed her disdain for both Cibrian and Rimes, who admitted the affair and are now married.
Meg Ryan/Dennis Quaid/Russell Crowe
Photo: WENN; NIKOS/TAYLOR/BLITZ
It looked like another messy Hollywood love triangle when Meg Ryan divorced husband Dennis Quaid and got with her Proof of Life co-star Russell Crowe while shooting the film in 2000, but as it turns out their 10-year marriage was already falling apart. Ryan revealed in 2008 that Quaid had been unfaithful to her for several years. Her fling with Russell Crowe only lasted a few months.
Prince Charles/Princess Diana/Camilla Bowles
The beloved Princess Diana divorced Prince Charles in 1996 after his extramarital affairs with Camilla Bowles had become too much for their union. Charles and Bowles first began dating in 1971 but broke up, and later reunited in 1979, though Camilla was already married by that point. The two called in quits in 1981 when Prince Charles married Diana but once again rekindled their romance in 1986 when Charles says his marriage was "irretrievably broken." Of Camilla Bowles' contribution to her divorce Diana once said "Well, there were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded."
Chad Michael Murray/Sophia Bush/Paris Hilton
After two years of dating, Chad Michael Murray and Sophia Bush decided to get hitched. The One Tree Hill lovers seemed like they were on the path to maritial bliss until Chad reportedly got busy with his House of Wax co-star Paris Hilton. Sophia filed for an annulment 5 months into their marriage. The judge denied the annulment and instead granted her a divorce, but all's well that ends well..or...maybe not in this case...
Ryan Phillippe/Reese Witherspoon/Abbie Cornish
Most people were happy for Alicia Keys and producer Swizz Beatz when they learned that the couple was having a baby and getting married. Most people, that is, except for R&B singer Mashonda, Swizz Beatz now-ex-wife, who accused Alicia of destroying her family while she and Mr. Beatz were still together. In an open letter to Keys, Mashonda wrote: "... Alicia, let me start by saying, you know what you did. You know the role you played and you know how you contributed to the ending of my marriage. You know that I asked you to step back and let me handle my family issues. Issues that you helped to create..." Guess Alicia Keys was playing more than the piano.