From politicians to Hollywood A-listers, the drama that comes with celebrity dating is in a realm of its own. Magazines run every rumor that’s spun, paparazzi are around every corner, bloggers are ready to criticize and a magnifying glass is ready to put your already spot-lit life on blast. Fame definitely comes with its own, what some would call, misfortune. But does that give celebs the excuse to cheat? More so, does that make it harder to want to stay with your partner after a cheating scandal or rumor has arose – because the backlash may not be worth it?
Which celebrities took the plunge and took their partners back after their infidelity was uncovered, despite the turmoil and tabloid-frenzy it may have caused? It’s heard all the time that most would leave their partner in a second if they ever cheated on them. But how true is that for most of the world, even those with all the money, beauty and talent one could dream of? Whether they’re believed to be mere rumors, misunderstandings or true affairs, here’s a list of 15 celebrities who took back their partners and stuck it out after cheating.
15 David Beckham and Victoria Beckham
In 2004 David Beckham’s personal assistant announced that she had a fling with the soccer star. Her name was Rebecca Loos and, according to Mirror, called herself his “second wife.” Over ten years later and she still claims that her affair with Beckham was true but regrets the ways in which she went about kissing and telling. But he always denied these allegations and Beckham is still happily married to sexy, Posh Spice!
14 Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union
Professional basketball player, Dwyane Wade, not only cheated on his now-wife Gabrielle Union but he conceived a child during the affair. A report from Hollywood Life confirms that while Wade and Union were “on a break” he fell into bed with the mother of his child, Aja Metoyer. But the child’s birthdate suggests otherwise - that, in fact, the two were very much together. Nevertheless, Union and Wade have been married since 2014.
13 Sienna Miller and Jude Law
According to People, Jude Law was “caught with the nanny” of his children while engaged to actress and A-list beauty, Sienna Miller. But he wasn’t the only one with a transgression throughout their relationship. Miller also cheated, and it was with another actor, in fact, it was James Bond’s Daniel Craig – allegedly. Law and Miller ended up getting back together when they met up again in New York, where they were both filming. Although they have since parted ways, they were able to forgive each other for their infidelity and were happy for several months.
12 Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez
This young, Hollywood couple has been on-and-off so much it is just way too hard to keep track. Even with this timeline from Seventeen, it’s hard to understand when “Jelena” was strong and when they were all wrong. But it’s safe to say that Bieber has had a few transgressions with the ladies, including reports that Kendall Jenner was one of them, that although didn’t stop the relationship the first time around, but eventually led to its demise.
11 David Boreanaz and Jaime Bergman
David Boreanaz and Jaime Bergman are still happily married after the Bones star’s affair with TV correspondent, Rachel Uchitel. In fact, he claims that the infidelity was “good for his marriage,” according to Daily Mail. Married to his wife for a decade, Boreanaz admitted to being unfaithful to Playboy model, Jaime Bergman, in 2010. But he said that the affect it had on his marriage was like a “bonding experience, in the long run.”
10 Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith
In 2012, Banderas was caught, allegedly, kissing another woman in Cancun, according to Woman’s Day. There were witnesses that claimed he kissed the mystery blonde, more than once, and at the time, he had been married to his wife for 15 years. And, apparently, there were rumors of infidelity before this one, in 2007. Despite the allegations, the two stayed together until announcing their divorce in 2014.
9 Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman
It’s hard to believe that country crooner, Keith Urban, would ever want to stray from his Oscar-winning wife, Nicole Kidman. But there have been more than one rumor to be spun about him doing so. In 2006 Daily Mail reported that Urban had been cheating on Nicole all throughout their courtship and engagement. And more recently, allegations arose that Urban crossed the line with his touring support act, Kelsea Ballerini. To which Kidman claimed are “rubbish” allegations. Whatever the case, the two seem as in love and happy as they’ve been since marrying in 2006.
8 Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker
This Hollywood couple have been married since 1997, despite the cheating rumors on Broderick’s part. The Ferris Bueller’s Day Off star, reportedly, cheated on Parker with a younger woman. Allegedly, he was seeing a 25-year-old woman in 2008 – and she was a “stunning” redhead. They met at a bar and began seeing each other shortly after. Amidst this detailed rumor, the two are still intact and thriving today, having three children together.
7 Josh Duhamel and Fergie
According to US Weekly, Duhamel was, allegedly, caught in an affair with a stripper in 2009. And in 2012, Fergie opened up about that difficult time in their marriage. Although she doesn’t openly admit the truth behind these rumors, she did go on to say, “When you go through difficult times, it really makes you stronger as a unit, as a partnership.” And as of 2015, the pair are still happily married with a son, Axl.
6 Bill Clinton and Hilary Clinton
Who doesn’t know about this presidential scandal? In 1998 the U.S. was presented with one of the most highly publicized infidelities on record, when President Clinton cheated on First Lady Hillary with a White House intern, Monica Lewinsky. The two came out of the transgression together, but the ordeal still plagued Mrs. Clinton who said in a 2014 Huffington Post article, “Forgiveness is a choice. And I fully respect those who don't make that choice, for whatever reason, in their personal or their professional lives but for me it was absolutely the right choice.”
5 Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson
At one point in time the Twilight stars were the hottest Hollywood couple. But then Stewart started filming Snow White and the Huntsman cheated with the director, Rupert Sanders. But months after the story of the transgression went public (Sanders was married with two children), Stewart and Pattinson were reunited in L.A. And although the pair aren’t together presently, Pattinson seemed to care for her enough to try to work things out and show forgiveness.
4 Hugh Grant and Elizabeth Hurley
English actor, Hugh Grant, was involved in one of the most mind-boggling cheating scandals in Hollywood. According to TV Guide, in 1995 he was arrested for lewd conduct when he was caught with a hooker named Divine Brown in his car on Hollywood’s Sunset Boulevard. The question fans were asking … why meet up with a hooker when you’re with Elizabeth Hurley? The pair stayed together five years after his infidelity before they eventually went their separate ways.
3 Carey Hart and Pink
This couple has been married, semi-divorced and are currently married … again (yes, to each other)! In 2008 accusations of cheating had arose after almost two years of marriage. The popular singer seemed to always be a little worried while she was on tour, that her husband, motocross racer Carey Hart, would be “having fun” with other women. The couple separated, but eventually found their way back together and now have a daughter together, Willow Sage.
2 Sean Combs and Kim Porter
Music mogul, Sean Combs (AKA P. Diddy), and model, Kim Porter were in a relationship for several years – and not without its ups-and-downs. In an article with People, while Porter was pregnant with the couple’s twin daughters, she was informed that Combs had fathered a baby with another woman. She did stay Combs throughout the rest of her pregnancy and even a bit after the twins were born, when he finally came clean about the transgression, but ultimately the relationship wasn’t working for her anymore and they split. And in 2014 Porter was seen on his yacht, Christmas Day.
1 Scott Disick and Kourtney Kardashian
Recently we learned that Disick and Kardashian had split, but it took nine years and a lot of rumors to get there. In fact, OK! featured 17 different times that Disick was accused of cheating on the mother of his children. And although it seems like the indiscretions have finally made this Kardashain hit the road, she had overlooked plenty of allegations and taken him back over the years including: in 2008 when Kourtney found an odd text on Scott’s phone, the year later when it was rumored that Kourtney made Scott take a lie detector test to prove his innocence against more allegations of cheating or in 2013 when he was seen leaving a casino with a blonde on each arm.