Everyone knows it’s hard to have a lasting marriage in Hollywood with all these infidelity headlines taking over every now and then. Celebrities’ dirty laundry always gets aired in public. There are obviously celebrity couples who have a strong marriage and are still very much in love with each other. Unfortunately, cheating allegations always conquer the tabloids. People love to gossip, and it’s not exactly fun to read about happily married couples when there are celebrities who are caught up in scandalous affairs. For example, when actors cheat on their wives with another woman and then marries her. It was breaking news in the entertainment world when Brad left Jennifer Aniston to be with Angelina Jolie. The list goes on and on.
Actors are constantly surrounded by beautiful women, and it’s hard for them to resist the temptation. Sometimes they get involved with another woman for short flings. Sometimes flings turn into something serious. Mistresses were always told — “He’ll never leave his wife for you,” but take a look at the list below of celebrity wives who were the other woman first. They prove that some married men will leave their wives to marry “the other woman.” Hollywood’s not exactly a place for fairly tales.
16 Jennifer Lopez & Marc Anthony: They Married 4 Days After His Divorce With Dayanara Torres Was Finalized
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony first met in 1998. Marc fell in love with her at first sight. Jennifer said Marc’s first words to her were, “One day you’re going to be my wife.” Nothing serious happened between them until much later. Marc married Miss Universe Dayanara Torres in 2000, and Jennifer was engaged to Ben Affleck in 2002. The engagement made huge headlines, but it didn’t work out for them, so they called it off. Following the breakup, Jennifer went on to date Marc. Even though there wasn't any concrete evidence that Marc was having an affair with Jennifer while he was still married, the couple got married four days after his divorce with Dayanara was finalized. The ink wasn’t even dried yet. Jennifer and Marc, who have two kids together, finalized their divorce in 2014.
15 LeAnn Rimes & Eddie Cibrian: They Were Married To Other People During Their Affair
Country singer LeAnn Rimes and actor Eddie Cibrian are known for their infamous affair. LeAnn and Eddie fell in love while filming for Lifetime movie Northern Lights in 2009. It would’ve been romantic if they were both single, but that was definitely not the case here. LeAnn was married to dancer turned chef Dean Sheremet for seven years, and Eddie was married to former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Brandi Glanville for nine years. Eddie also has two sons with Brandi. When his affair with LeAnn went public, both marriages ended in divorce. LeAnn then went on to say she doesn’t regret cheating on her husband with Eddie because she did it for love. LeAnn and Eddie have been married for six years now, but there's still drama with his ex-wife Brandi.
14 Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton: He Was Falling In Love With Her While He Was Still Married
Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton met when they performed, “You’re the Reason God Made Oklahoma,” together on CMT’s 100 Greatest Duets concert. It was that moment when Blake and Miranda fell in love. It would’ve been a cute beginning of their relationship if only Blake hadn’t been married. He was still married to his high school sweetheart Kaynette Williams. During Miranda’s Behind the Music special on VH1, Blake said, “I was a married guy, you know, standing up there going, ‘Man, this shouldn’t be happening,’” he continued, “Looking back on that, I was falling in love with her right there onstage.” Miranda agreed, “We had instant chemistry.” Blake filed for divorce, and he and Miranda dated for five years before they tied the knot in 2011. Unfortunately, the couple filed for divorce four years later.
13 Jason Aldean & Brittany Kerr: They Were Caught Kissing At A Bar
In 2012, the media caught the country singer Jason Aldean having a makeout sesh at a bar with former American Idol contestant and Charlotte Bobcats cheerleader Brittany Kerr. They did it by the window for everyone to see, literally. Jason was married to his high school sweetheart for 12 years when the incident happened. They have two daughters. When the video and pictures surfaced, Jason called the kiss a “drunken mistake.” He apologized on his Facebook, “The truth is that I screwed up. I had too much to drink, let the party get out of hand and acted inappropriately at a bar.” A few months later, he filed for divorce, and his relationship with Brittany went public. They later got engaged. Oh, what a controversial way to start a relationship. As with every cheating, both people involved are at fault.
12 Gisele Bundchen & Tom Brady: The Timing Of When Their Relationship First Started Is Questionable
Tom Brady, the quarterback for New England Patriots, was in a relationship with actress Bridget Moynahan for a few years until their relationship ended in December 2006. Immediately after the breakup, he started dating supermodel Gisele Bundchen. The end of his relationship with Bridget and the beginning of his relationship with Gisele kinda overlapped because they both happened in the same month. In February 2007, Bridget surprised everyone when she announced she was three months pregnant with Tom’s baby. Some speculated Bridget got pregnant on purpose because she didn’t want Tom to break up with her while others thought he might’ve two-timed his pregnant girlfriend with Gisele. Either way— Tom and Gisele married in 2009, and they have two kids together. Bridget also married in 2015. Everyone seems happy.
11 Alicia Keys & Swizz Beats: He Was A Married Man When They Were Dating
Alicia Keys received a lot of hate for stealing another woman’s man, and she’s been called a homewrecker ever since she got with Swizz Beats. Swizz was still married to singer Mashonda when he and Alicia allegedly started dating. Swizz cheated on Mashonda once before with Jahna Sebastian. When Mashonda found about his affair with Alicia, she blasted her on social media saying that she was part of the reason her marriage with Swizz fell apart. Alicia later went on to say that she’s not a homewrecker. She and Swizz actually started to date a few months after he and Mashonda were separated. Maybe it's true, and maybe it isn’t. It didn’t matter either way because some people didn’t believe it. Alicia and Swizz married in 2010, and they have two kids together.
10 Melanie Griffith & Antonio Banderas: They Left Their Spouses To Marry Each Other
There was infidelity on both sides. Melanie Griffith was married to Don Johnson and Antonio Banderas was married to Ana Leza during their affair. Melanie was married to Don twice. It seemed like they couldn’t be apart from each other but that was before Antonio came along. The heart wants what it wants. Melanie and Antonio fell in love while filming Two Much together in 1995. Melanie even went on to say it was love at first sight. The couple divorced their spouses and married each other a month later in May 1996. They welcomed their daughter Stella that same year in September. Melanie also had a tattoo of Antonio’s name on her right arm, but she removed it once she filed for divorce in 2014. Apparently, their marriage had problems years before their divorce.
9 Johnny Depp & Amber Heard: Vanessa Paradis Called Her A "Man Stealing Nobody"
Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis split in 2012 after being together for 14 years. They have two kids together. The longtime couple separated because Johnny was allegedly hooking up with Amber Heard while he was still with Vanessa. Johnny and Amber met on the set of The Rum Diary in 2011. They later got married in 2015, but their rocky marriage lasted 15 months. The couple finalized their nasty divorce in early 2017. Some people wondered what it was about Amber that Johnny wanted to give marriage another chance. He never proposed to Vanessa who he’d been with for over a decade and the mother of his two kids. There were others who thought Amber was after Johnny’s money. There wasn’t a prenup, either. Amber moved on to billionaire Elon Musk, but they broke up this past summer.
8 Britney Spears & Kevin Federline: The Pop Star Broke Up His Family
Britney Spears and Kevin Federline started dating when he was engaged to Shar Jackson. He and Shar had one child together and another one on the way, but he left her to be with the pop star. Shar called Britney a homewrecker for not only ruining her relationship with her partner of four years but also for breaking up a family. Britney and Kevin didn't seem to care because they got engaged in 2004 after dating for three months and got married that same year. The couple has two sons together. In November 2006, Britney filed for divorce. The divorce was finalized a few months later, and everyone knows it was around the same time when Britney spiraled out of control, like when she shaved her head. Fast forward ten years later, she’s doing much better.
7 Julia Roberts & Danny Moder: "American Sweetheart" Turned "Homewrecker"
The Pretty Woman actress Julia Roberts met Danny Moder on the set of The Mexican in 2000 where he worked as a cameraman. Danny was married to a makeup artist Vera Steimberg at the time, and Julia was dating actor Benjamin Bratt. But that didn’t stop either of them from starting an affair. Julia still went after Danny and became “the other woman.” He later left his wife to be with her. America’s sweetheart Julia Roberts turned into a homewrecker! When Vera didn’t sign the divorce papers quickly, Julia wore a homemade t-shirt that said, “A Low Vera,” to send her a message. Well, that was a low blow. Nevertheless, the couple got married in 2002. They have three kids together. Their marriage seems to be on the rocks after 15 years of marriage. Will there be a divorce?
6 Camilla Parker Bowles & Prince Charles: Princess Diana Was Aware Of His Affair
Camilla Parker Bowles and Prince Charles met in 1970, but their relationship didn’t last long. Camilla married Andrew Parker-Bowles, and Charles married Princess Diana. Camilla and Charles apparently carried on an affair while they were married to other people, and Diana was aware of it. Diana claimed on tape that was recorded by her biographer that she approached Camilla and said, “I know what’s going on between you and Charles, and I just want you to know that… don’t treat me like an idiot.” The affair was pretty much confirmed when a leaked tape of Camilla and Charles’ conversation went public in the early 90’s. Diana and Charles separated, and Camilla and Andrew divorced. Diana tragically died in a car crash in 1997. Camilla and Charles got married in 2005, and Camilla became the Duchess of Cornwall.
5 Ethan Hawke & Ryan Shawhughs: His Marriage With Uma Thurman Ended When He Got With Their Nanny
It’s a classic Hollywood cliche for actors to have an affair with their nannies. Ethan Hawke was one of them. He married Uma Thurman in 1998 after they fell in love filming Gattaca. They have two children together. Five years later, the couple split because Ethan was allegedly unfaithful during their marriage. He was apparently having an affair with their children’s nanny Ryan Shawhughs. The divorce was finalized in 2005. In 2008, Ethan married the nanny, and they have two children together. He said his marriage with Uma was over before he got romantically involved with Ryan. Later in his interview with Mr Porter, Ethan said, “… our species are not monogamous.” While that may be true especially in Hollywood, it kinda seemed like he was justifying his affair by implying that cheating is okay.
4 Tiki Barber & Tracy Lynn Johnson: He Cheated On His Pregnant Wife With An Intern
Tiki Barber is a former running back for the New York Giants. After he retired from football, he was offered a job at NBC to be a correspondent for the Today show. It was then when the romance between him and the NBC intern and Maxim pinup girl Traci Lynn Johnson started. Tiki was married to Ginny Cha for 11 years after they met in college. They have two sons together, and she was eight months pregnant with his twin daughters. He didn’t care because he left his very pregnant wife to be with the 23-year old intern. Ginny filed for divorce, and eight days later, Tiki walked down the aisle with Traci. He also lost his job at NBC around the same time. There were other reasons for his firing, but his affair was probably the last straw.
3 Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt: He Left Jennifer Aniston To Be With Her
We all have heard how Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt fell in love on the set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith in 2005. Brad was still married to Jennifer Aniston. Their marriage obviously took an ugly turn when Brad left her to be with Angelina. Jennifer was devastated and filed for divorce. It shouldn’t shock you because this wasn’t Angelina’s first rodeo as a homewrecker. She stole and married Billy Bob Thornton while he was in a relationship with Laura Dern. They later adopted a kid together. Guess what? She did the exact same thing with Brad. Angelina and Brad adopted kids when they got together. They also have biological children. Last year, Angelina filed for divorce from Brad after 11 years of being together. While there’s trouble in their marriage, Jennifer’s happily married to Justin Theroux.
2 Kelsey Grammer & Katy Walsh: His Side Chick Turned Into A Wife
Kelsey Grammer was married to Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Camilla Grammar for 14 years before he married his mistress Kayte Walsh in 2011. Kelsey met Kayte on a plane to England where she worked as a flight attendant back in December 2009. Kelsey said it was love at first sight. They went out for coffee a few days later in London, and that’s when the affair had started. Kayte told Oprah, “I’m not proud of the way we started out because he was in a marriage.” Kelsey and Kayte were having an affair for six months while he was still married to Camilla. Kelsey later told Camilla that he didn’t want to be married anymore. Fifteen days after the divorce was finalized, he married Kayte, making her his fourth wife. These Hollywood men don’t waste any time, do they?
1 Tori Spelling & Dean McDermott: Once A Cheater Always A Cheater
Former Beverly Hills, 90210 star Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott carried on an affair while they were married to other people. Tori was married to Charlie Shanian, and Dean was married to Mary Jo Eustace. Tori and Dean met in Canada while filming Mind Over Murder in 2005. In the couple’s reality show True Tori, Tori confessed that she slept with Dean the first night they met. They blatantly cheated on their spouses. In 2006, both marriages ended in divorce. Tori and Dean married a few months later. The cheating did not stop there though. Dean cheated on Tori with another woman while he was in Canada filming Chopped Canada. Karma? You know what they say — if he’s cheated with you, he’ll cheat on you. Once a cheater, always a cheater. The couple eventually worked things out.