The list of celebs who've given their man another chance is endless. Bey took Jay-Z back. Cardi B is now said to be "reconciling" with Offset (although she doesn't seem to be doing much of it). From Gabrielle Union to Sarah Jessica-Parker, Hollywood seems to be as full of ladies "giving their man a second chance" as the real world.
Khloe Kardashian also managed to make more headlines for her Tristan Thomspon drama than the actual arrival of her baby, True. "[Messed up]" is how Kim called the situation on The Ellen Show back in 2018. Fast-forward to 2019, and tabloids are already suggesting that Khloe wants another baby with Tristan.
Not everyone is willing to dish out that get-out-of-jail-free card, though. Single mothers in Hollywood are almost out-doing the number of couples who #MadeIt, although not all are single as a result of infidelity. Amazingly, some are doing the single parenting by choice.
It's time for a closer look. Here are 10 Hollywood mommas who raised kids single (plus 10 who gave their man a second chance).
20 Cardi B & Offset: Shutting Down "Reconciliation" Rumors
Cardi B isn't one to be a doormat. Baby Kulture arrived in 2018, but so did Cardi's split from Offset, which Cardi announced via a candid Instagram story. The press? Literally going nuts.
"Seeing each other" but "not back together" is Hollywood Life's January 2019 headline after reported attempts from Offset to "reconcile" had fans wondering if Cardi would be giving her man another chance.
While UsWeekly reports that Cardi has "a deep love" for Offset, we haven't seen these two together (on Instagram or anywhere else). #SingleMom as far as we're concerned.
19 Beyonce & Jay-Z: He Apologized, It's History
Beyonce and Jay-Z are the power couple who seem to have it all– including a joint $1.16 billion net worth, Forbes reports. Bey and Jay are the "Crazy In Love" icons of our generation, but there was a stir in the past, as BBC reports.
"The hardest thing is seeing pain on someone's face that you caused, and then have to deal with yourself," Jay-Z said after admitting his mistake.
The couple used music as their "therapy," BBC reports. The rumoured 2013 incident got an apology via Jay's lyrics: "Look, I apologize/Often womanize/Took for my child to be born to see through a woman's eyes."
18 Jessica Simpson: Had Competition, But She Settled
It's every mother's worst nightmare, right? You hire a trustworthy nanny to watch the kids, and it turns out that she's the opposite. Jessica Simpson is about to pop with her third child, but she likely hasn't forgotten the drama that Eric Johnson caused.
"Caught with the nanny" made major headlines in 2018, as Hollywood Life reported that Eric and the nanny were up to no good.
“They were chatting nonstop while little Ace rode on his dad’s shoulders,” an inside source told Star magazine while describing a hiking date Eric took the nanny on. Turns out, the kids went, too. Jess took him back.
17 Kylie & Travis: Slammed Rumors, "You're Messing With Real People"
“I don't know if this is really a social experiment to some people, but you’re messing with real people, real relationships, real family." Those were Kylie Jenner's words in 2018 after a supposed "prank" pic of Travis Scott with another girl got everyone talking. As People reports, Kylie was nothing less than furious with fans messing with her love life.
“I’m happy my relationship is strong because this is getting out of hand. The Internet scares me sometimes for real.”
Travis recently joined Kylie and Stormi on a luxury beach getaway as their daughter approaches her first birthday.
16 Mindy Kaling: A Single Mother By Choice
Mindy Kaling has done something we've never seen before – and we're not referring to raising her baby single. Mindy hasn't revealed who the father is, although Chatelaine (and The Office fans) are still wondering if it's her co-star, B.J. Novak.
"After my daughter was born in December, I remember bringing her home and being in my house with her for the first time and thinking, 'Huh, according to movies and TV, this is traditionally the time when my mother and spouse are supposed to be here, sharing this experience with me."
Mindy opened up to Elle about being a single mother by choice. No regrets, all the confidence in the world, and a giant #Single.
15 Brad & Angelina: Rumors Galore, Six Kids, #Splitsville
Angelina Jolie knows a thing or two about a guy who's taken. Ange's much-publicized "swoop-in" was all anyone could talk about back in 2005, and it was enough for Jennifer Aniston to call it quits with Brad Pitt. Ange went onto marry Brad, but it all fell apart in 2017.
While Page Six reports infidelity on Brad's part (with Marion Cotillard), the rumors formed a two-way street.
Brad's "hell" over an unfaithful Ange was New Idea's headline in 2018 as allegations emerged of a relationship between Ange and the man she'd been "hiding." Neither has confirmed the rumors, but those six kids are now being raised by a single mom.
14 Kourtney & Scott: Had To Keep Tabs On Him For Years
Kourtney Kardashian seems to have moved on from Scott Disick – this couple hasn't been together since 2015, and KUWTK has shown us some pretty mature co-parenting from these two. Kourtney has, however, admitted that most of the relationship came with keeping an eye on Scott.
"Scott has a woman saved in his phone as “my wife” and texts her messages like 'loved looking in your eyes last night.'”
This 2007 allegation forms the first in a long string of "problems" outlined by Complex. In 2015, the headline was Scott shading Kourt "in the most public way he possibly could." Kourtney is dating, but she's still a single mother.
13 Katie Holmes: #Solo, "You Do The Best You Can"
It's been a long road for Katie Holmes. Once part of the "TomKat" power couple as Tom Cruise's wife, this Dawson's Creek sweetheart fell for the Hollywood hunk big time, but the marriage ended in 2012. Katie still hasn't confirmed Jamie Foxx as her beau, but the pics of these two go back five years.
“[I have] girlfriends of all ages, who have children of all ages. I lean on them. You really need to support each other, help people through whatever it is they’re going through,"
The Huffington Post quotes Katie saying. Suri Cruise is being raised by #Split parents. "You do the best you can," she added.
12 Blac Chyna: Two Baby Daddies, Isn't With Either Of Them
Outspoken, brazen, and with the eye-popping outfits to match, Blac Chyna is 100% the hard-hitting loudmouth you'd imagine she is. Hint: The Instagram account is proving a point.
Chyna is a mom, though. Tyga is the baby daddy with whom Chyna shares King Cairo. Her daughter, Dream, is shared with Rob Kardashian. Chyna isn't with either of her baby daddies (but she's dating Kid Buu).
“Happy 2nd birthday to my beautiful granddaughter Dream! You have brought such joy into our lives and I love you so dearly" was Chyna's Instagram message to her daughter recently. #Solo, the double-shot version.
11 JLo: #Twins On Her Own, But The Right Guy Stepped In
JLo and A-Rod will probably become the new Bey and Jay. As Hollywood Life reports that A-Rod is waiting for "the perfect moment" to propose to Jennifer Lopez, everyone is waiting for a #2019Engagement from these two.
JLo became a mother to twins back in 2008. Marc Anthony is the father, and yes, his name brings up #Controvesy in those Internet archives.
Us Weekly honed in on reports that Marc's "fling" with a flight attendant caused Jen a huge amount of pain, but Jen hasn't commented. The couple split and Jen raised the twins alone, but the right guy seems to be stepping in.
10 Khloe & Tristan: Took Him Back, "Wants Another Baby"
"Won't be getting engaged any time soon" might be The Daily Mail's headline, but let's not forget that Khloe Kardashian has been dishing out second chances since before her baby was born. April 2018 is when Tristan Thompson was filmed cozying up to another woman, but Khloe seems to have her head elsewhere.
True "helped them to work through their issues" following Tristan's #OopsMoment,
Pop Culture reports. The whole world appeared to be yelling at Khlo to ditch this guy, but she seemed to have her reasons for giving him another chance. Of course, we can't help but notice that Khlo's former husband, Lamar Odom also came with controversy.
9 Jenna Dewan: Raised By A Single Mom, Became One
The 2018 news that Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum were calling it quits seems to have hurt us more than the actual people involved. With zero infidelity headlines, this couple called time on their nine-year marriage with a seemingly amicable parting.
“I’m very nurturing as a person and I know absolutely it came from you,”
Jenna said in a VH1 video, crediting her own mother for giving her strength. "I was around that energy and so I am super independent and I enjoy that. I got it from you.” As Babble reports, Jenna herself was raised by a single mom. Sadly, Jenna now is one.
8 Kevin Hart: Called It A "Massive Mistake," Eniko Took Him Back
A part of us will always love Kevin Hart. Then again, we aren't the pregnant wife who found herself faced with media reports that the husband was pulling a bit of a Tristan Thompson. Eniko Parrish and Kevin have three kids.
Credit where it's due, Kevin was brave enough to apologize, as People reports. The actor and comedian referred to his behavior as "beyond irresponsible."
"That's Kevin Hart in his dumbest moment. That's not the finest hour of my life. With that being said, you make your bed, you lay in it," he added. Eniko forgave him, and everyone seems to have moved on.
7 Catelynn Lowell & Tyler Baltierra: He Was The Best Husband, #StillTogether
Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra are the Teen Mom OG couple who've been through it all. In 2018, Celebuzz was reporting that these two were finally "back together." Tyler has admitted his thoughts, though.
Speaking to his dad on camera, Tyler admitted that he'd had thoughts of another woman during his temporary separation from Caitlynn, Hollywood Life reports.
You’ve only been with two women, you’re 27 years old. Does that play a factor with your…do you think about that?” Tyler's dad asked him. “Do you think about, ‘Man, I wish I would have been with more women?’” The reply was simple: “Yeah!” Baby #3 is due any day now."
6 Denise Richards: Adopted After The Divorce
Charlie Sheen is just one of those actors – you know, the ones where a downward spiral winds up making more headlines than the role. The Two and a Half Men actor was married to Denise Richards (and The Sun's list of allegations on Charlie's part know no end).
Denise and Charlie have two kids, but this single mother made an interesting decision following her divorce – she adopted another child.
Denise remarried in 2018. Charlie "wishes them both nothing but happiness" was AOL's report of good vibes from Denise's former husband. Denise gets a #Single (but hopefully #Happy).
5 Victoria Beckham: $160,000 Gift From David Said "Sorry," #AllForgotten
With 20 years of marriage approaching, David and Victoria Beckham have stuck it out for longer than most Hollywood couples combined. 2003 was the year that David's PA, Rebecca Loos claimed she'd had her "moment" with David, The Daily Mail reports.
Victoria has kept her head high. The same newspaper reports that Victoria sat her children down and defended their dad. We couldn't help but notice New Idea's report, though – the $160,000 "gift" that supposedly formed David's apology.
"Don't leave me!" is said to have been the accompanying message to a $160,000 yellow diamond.
Victoria never left David, landing herself on the #TookHimBack side of this list.
4 Gabrielle Union: Blames Herself But #TookHimBack
Gabrielle Union made major headlines in 2018 for the arrival of her baby girl. Her husband, Dwayne Wade, seemed completely besotted with his new daughter, but this relationship has had its ups and downs. In this one, it's the girl who seems to blame herself for the issues.
“[When Dwyane and I broke up briefly in 2013], it was because of distance and scheduling."
Dwayne's marital straying resulted in another woman winding up #Pregnant. Z 107.4 was bold enough to suggest Gabrielle "blames herself," quoting her Glamour interview. Gabrielle and her husband reconciled, but we're still raising an eyebrow.
3 Fergie & Josh Duhamel: Took Him Back, But Not For Long
Right now, Josh Duhamel is "on the lookout" for a girlfriend young enough to have kids with, Metro reports. With his 2018 split from Eiza Gonzalez, it's time to go back to when Josh came as the hubby to Black Eyed Peas singer, Fergie.
Fergie married Josh shortly before their son was born in 2013. Nine months later, Josh made Us Magazine's headlines with an rumoured night of passion (clearly with someone else).
"Stronger today definitely because of anything that's happened with us," was Fergie's 2012 statement, the magazine reports. She took him back, but not for long. Fergie and Josh called it quits in 2017.
2 Charlize Theron: Single Mom, Is She Dating Brad Pitt?
Charlize Theron is making fresh headlines – the actress is reportedly "dating" Brad Pitt, Fox News reports. Then again, Harper's Bazaar says it isn't true. Charlize is proud to be a single mother, following the adoption of her two kids.
"I knew a long time ago that this was going to be my family and I am so blessed and lucky that this is my family,"
E! reports Charlize saying. She called her situation "perfection." Whether the Brad rumors are true or not, Charlize is solidly a #SingleMom (and she seems to be doing an amazing job).
1 Anna Dugar: Josh Has Regrets, But They Had More Kids
Thinking of the Duggars, you're probably picturing wholesome values (and a lot of kids). Anna and Josh Duggar do have five kids, but the wholesome values came into question back in 2015. Josh found himself apologizing for "wrongdoing," and Anna had to make a decision.
"I am so ashamed of the double life that I have been living and am grieved for the hurt, pain my sin has caused my wife," People reported Josh saying following the hiccup in their marriage. Anna took him back, more kids arrived, and yes, we're still "counting."