15+ Biggest Cheating Scandals That Rocked Hollywood
Although watching favorite A-list couple slit can be heart-breaking for their diehard fans, they need to face it. Because relationships are always complicated and no one is perfect. We might not blame anyone when their fairy tales turn into tragedies, but their mistakes which become front-page news, have been engaged with them forever. Here are the most shocking cheating scandals that rocked Hollywood. Let’s check them out!
#1 Kristen Stewart Got Caught With Rupert Sanders
Source: Us WeeklyIt’s good to see the real-life relationship between co-stars Robert Patterson and Kristen Stewart. But she got a bit close with her director Rupert Sanders. She apologized to Patterson for cheating on him with Sander about a week later, “This momentary indiscretion has jeopardized the most important thing in my life, the person I love and respect the most, Rob.” They finally split up in 2013.
#2 Brad Pitt Cheated With Angelina Jolie
Source: CosmopolitanIt’s no doubt that Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston were a Hollywood golden duo. But everything changed when Pitt was rumored to hook up with his Mr. and Mrs. Smith co-star, Angelina Jolie in 2004. After that, Aniston And Pitt divorced in 2005. He moved on and shares with Jolie 6 kids. But the couple slit up in 2016.
#3 Ben Affleck Cheated On Jennifer Garner
Source: BuzzfeedBen Affleck and Jennifer Garner first met on the set of the 2000 movie Pearl Harbor but were in separate relationships at the time. Affleck was engaged to Jennifer Lopez while Garner was married to Scott Foley, who she divorced in 2003. Affleck broke off his engagement with Lopez and married Garner in 2005. They had 3 children and likely had a perfect family until their nanny Christine Ouzounian claimed that she and Affleck had an affair. Their divorce was finalized in 2018 before they reunited in 2022.
#4 Ashton Kutcher Got Caught Cheating On Demi Moore
Source: Evening StandardThe relationship between Ashton Kutcher and Dei Moore made people shocked when Kutcher was caught cheating in 2011. He was spotted at the San Diego Hard Rock Hotel with local Sara Leal her friend.
#5 Jay-Z Admitted To Cheating On Beyoncé
Source: Curbed LAAccording to InTouch, Jay-Z revealed he cheated on Beyoncé in a 2019 interview with David Letterman.“I have a beautiful wife who was understanding and who knew I’m not the worst of what I’ve done,” he added. “We did the hard work of going to therapy.” The couple made it through and remains together to this day. They have three children, Blue Ivy, and twins Sir and Rumi. Beyoncé famously recorded the album Lemonade about Jay-Z’s affair.
#6 Ryan Phillipe Cheated On Reese Witherspoon
Source: InStyleRyan Phillipe was accused of cheating on Witherspoon with Australian actress Abbie Cornish. The duo met on the set of the film Stop Loss and an affair began shortly after filming wrapped. He broke up with Witherspoon in 2006 and dated Cornish for 4 years. Witherspoon said to Elle in 2009 that the divorce was “very humiliating and very isolating.”
#7 Jude Law Cheated On Sienna Miller
Source: Refinery29In 2004, Jude Law and Siena Miller were engaged and were considered the most famous couple in Hollywood. But Law was reported to cheat on Miller with their nanny of his children from the past relationship. As a result, Miller disengaged her promise with Law, saying, “I was in so much shock over it all. And I’d really just begun. I was only 23. But if you get through that, you feel like you can get through anything,” Miller said. She is known for being in a relationship with Archie Keswick since 2021.
#8 Hugh Grant Cheated On Elizabeth Hurley
Source: The IndependentHugh Grant was arrested for performing a lewd act with Divine Brown in a car parked near Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. He stated, “Last night I did something completely insane. I have hurt people I love and shamed those I work with. For both things, I am more sorry than I can ever possibly say.” Surprisingly, Hurley continued to date Grant until they stayed apart in 2000. They remain close friends and he is even her son’s godfather.
#9 Gavin Rossdale Cheated On Gwen Stefani
Source: LoudwireGavin Rossdale and Gwen Stefani were the 90s grunge power couple who married in 2002. They had a bombshell dropped soon after the birth of their child, Apollo, that Rossdale had an affair with their nanny, Mandy Mann, which led to a divorce in 2015. Stefani has opened up about the scandal, saying, “My dreams were shattered. All I wanted my whole life was to have babies, be married, like what my parents have.” The story came to a happy ending as she is now blissfully married to country singer Blake Skelton, who she wed in 2021.
#10 Tori Spelling Cheated With Dean McDermott
Source: US MagazineDean McDermott admitted to cheating on Tori Spelling in 2014. “Dean and I met when we were both married to other people, so now that this has happened to me, I know a lot of people are like, ‘Well, karma’s a b*tch,'” Spelling said.
#11 Ethan Hawk Cheated On Uma Thurman
Source: Refinery29Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman got married in 1998 and share two children, Maya and Levon Hawke. Still, they divorced in 2004 and Hawk married their former nanny Ryan Shawhughes despite he never admitted to having an affair after his breakup with his ex-wife.
#12 LeAnn Rimes Admitted To Cheating With Eddie Cibrian
Source: Taste of CountryLeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian first met when filming the movie Northern Lights and were known for being caught having an affair in 2008. Cibrian was married to Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Brandi Glanville, while Rimes was with her husband, Dean Sheremet.
The duo split up and later wed in 2011. Rimes told Shape of ending her six-year marriage to Sheremet, “My relationship with Dean was great, but ultimately it wasn’t a fulfilling marriage for either of us,” she stated, “We got married so young: I was 19 and he was 21, so as we got older, we grew apart.”
#13 Arnold Schwarzenegger Cheated On Maria Shriver
Source: Yahoo FinancePeople believed that Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver had one of the most stable marriages in Hollywood. According to Us Weekly, the truth came out in 2011 that Schwarzenegger conceived a son named Joseph with his housekeeper Mildred Baena in 1997. He was still married to Shriver at the time.
Schwarzenegger said in the 60 Minutes interview about the affair, “I think it was the stupidest thing I’ve done in the whole relationship,” he said. Shriver certainly didn’t accept the fact and filed for divorce in 2011 and it was finalized 10 years later in 2021.
#14 Eric Benét Cheated On Halle Berry
Source: Showbiz Cheat SheetHalle Berry and Eric Benét met at a concert in 1997 and got married in 2001. Their family took a turn as rumors swirled that Benét was a serial cheater. They finally divorced in 2005.
“Eric and I have had marital problems for some time now and have tried to work things out together,” she claimed. “However, at this point, I feel we need time apart to reevaluate our union. We ask that you respect our privacy as we are going through this emotional time.”
#15 Billy Bob Thornton Cheated With Angelina Jolie
Source: MamamiaBilly Bob Thornton and Angelina Jolie fell in love with the set of the 1999 movie Pushing Tin. At that time, Thornton was engaged to Laura Dern and Jolie was with Timothy Hutton.
They got married in 2000 in Las Vegas and instantly transformed into Hollywood’s weirdest couple. The pair wore vials of each other’s blood around their necks and showed wild displays of affection at numerous red carpet events. Rumors flew that Thornton eventually cheated on Jolie with his therapist and they soon divorced in 2002.
#16 Dennis Quaid Cheated On Meg Ryan
Source: MamamiaIn 2001, rumors surfaced that Ryan was cheating with her Against The Ropes co-star, Russell Crowe. They dated for one year before breaking up.
Ryan later revealed to InStyle that Quaid had been unfaithful in their nine-year marriage. “It was a great story. But what wasn’t in the story was the reality of my marriage for nine years,” she revealed. “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.”
#17 Tiger Woods Cheated On Elin Nordegren
Source: Yahoo UKTiger Woods was known for getting caught as a serial cheater when Nordegren allegedly confronted him and he fled in his SUV only to crash his car. He was reported to leave a voicemail for what he thought was his mistress but had called his wife.
“I was unfaithful, I had affairs and I cheated. What I did was unacceptable,” he spoke up in the public. “I hurt my wife, my kids, my mother, my wife’s family, my friends, my foundation, and kids all around the world who admired me.” Their story ended in 2010.