Just because a celebrity has a successful career doesn't mean they have a successful dating life. It just goes to show that even if you're one of the most famous people in the world, you can still get caught up with the wrong guy. Is it really so hard to find a guy who will be honest, communicative, loyal, and loving? Apparently, it is—especially in Hollywood! Even the beautiful, famous, and successful stars can still fall for a guy who isn't good for them. Unfortunately, it can happen to the best of us.
There are some celebrities who were obviously in some risky relationships such as Rihanna/Chris Brown and Tom Cruise/Katie Holmes but hindsight is 20/20. It's obvious that those relationships were doomed from the start now but was it possible to see it coming before the breakup? On this list, you'll see some candid photos that show just how miserable these women were in their relationships—before we knew that anything was wrong. One of the miserable couples even got back together last year! Oh no!
Then there are some celeb relationships that may seem perfect on the outside but may not be so perfect behind closed doors. These photos prove that there is trouble in paradise for some of your favorite stars. You'll be shocked when you see which celebrity was choked by her husband in public! These relationships are definitely not what they seem.
18 Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez—Is it Too Late Now To Say Sorry?
Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber had a tumultuous on-again-off-again relationship before they finally split up for good (at least we thought it was for good) but that didn't stop their warped relationship from being romanticized by the general public. Before Bieber got a multitude of tattoos and grew out his bangs, he and Gomez were the ultimate young power couple. However, there was definitely trouble in paradise.
While the couple seemed blissfully in love at times, Gomez has said being with Bieber wasn’t what it was cracked up to be.This photo is from his 17th birthday when Gomez was hit in the face by either a fan or photographer.
Bieber then made a break for it and drove like a maniac to outrun the paparazzi which only made the situation worse. He was pulled over for driving 100 mph and it ended up being a pretty horrible birthday. Now the two are back together and we just hope it works out better for them this time around.
17 Jennifer Lopez & Ben Affleck—Cheaters Never Prosper
In Jennifer Lopez's book True Love, she wrote that her split up with Ben Affleck was the first time she had ever been heartbroken: “Ben and I split up at the moment when I thought we were committing to each other forever, it was my first real heartbreak, it felt like my heart had been torn out of my chest." The two first got together on the set of Gigli in 2002 and we all should have known it was doomed from the start. The relationship was over by the end of 2003 but there was so much media coverage that it seemed like it lasted years. We know now that Affleck is not a good husband or boyfriend material after his cheating scandal caused his marriage to Jennifer Garner to end in divorce. Lopez confessed in her memoir that Affleck destroyed her dreams of having a "fairy tale family" when he ended their engagement.
16 Jennifer Garner & Ben Affleck—Cheaters Never Prosper 2.0
Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck announced they were splitting up a few years back and it broke our hearts.
Soon rumors began flying about Affleck's wondering eye and we later found out that he had broken their vows with their children's nanny. For a few years after the announcement, they co-parented and lived together (Affleck stayed in the guest house)
for and they were often spotted together running errands or spending time with their kids. They finally filed for divorce in April 2017 right before the Batman vs. Superman actor went public with his relationship with SNL producer Lindsay Shookus. The few years before their divorce was long and it was obviously hard on Garner to part ways with her adulterous husband. This photo breaks our heart because it is one of many photos of Garner in tears as her marriage falls apart. Justice for Jen!
15 Katie Holmes & Tom Cruise—The Demise of TomKat
At first, meeting and marrying Tom Cruise must have been a dream come true for Katie Holmes but it eventually turned out to be a five-year-long nightmare. Their relationship was always weird, starting with Cruise jumping up and down on Oprah's couch, and there were some strange moments that were covered by the media but were just ignored until after the marriage fell apart. For example, Cruise bought a personal sonogram machine to monitor Holmes' pregnancy, Holmes was constantly accompanied by a Scientology chaperone, and she had to sign a bizarre prenup.
The marriage obviously took its toll on Holmes and she actually had to leave the country in order to get her and their daughter Suri out of Cruise's grasp.
Even after the divorce, she had strange rules to follow including keeping her relationship with Jamie Foxx a secret for years.
14 Jessica Simpson & John Mayer—Heartbreak Warfare
John Mayer has had high-profile relationships with multiple women including Jennifer Aniston, Katy Perry, and Taylor Swift but who could forget his troubled relationship with Jessica Simpson? The two first got together in 2006 and were only together for about a year but they caused quite the stir. Since Mayer has long been known as a ladies' man, it couldn't have been easy for Simpson to put up with his antics and it probably didn't help that the two of them were featured on every tabloid constantly throughout their relationship. Even after they broke up, people still talked about their relationship and in a 2010 interview with Playboy, Mayer famously compared his ex-girlfriend to a narcotic and that she was like napalm in bed. Mayer has since said that he regretted saying these things about his famous ex but it's fair to say that he wasn't the best boyfriend in the world back in 2006.
13 Princess Diana & Prince Charles—A Royal Affair
Prince Charles and Princess Diana only spoke to each other a handful of times before they married so it's easy to see now why their marriage was doomed from the start. Charles only married Diana because she was from a royal family and he originally wanted to marry his current wife, Camilla Parker Bowles but was unable to at the time.
Though it would seem that Diana was living a real-life fairy tale, we found out later how nightmarish her royal life truly was. This photo of the two of them depicts just how removed the two were from each other emotionally and romantically
and even the Prince and Princess of Wales couldn't bridge that gap. The two were divorced in 1996 and after years of scandalous affairs, it seemed that everyone would be a whole lot happier if members of the royal family could just marry whoever they wanted. Prince William and Prince Harry both chose women who were not royals which would have been unheard of even just a few decades before.
12 Nigella Lawson & Charles Saatchi—Caught in the Act
The tabloids had a field day when photos of the celebrity chef, Nigella Lawson being choked by her husband, Charles Saatchi, went viral. According to Saatchi, the two were engaged in a "playful tiff" and that he only grabbed her around the neck in order to “emphasize" his point. In an attempt to avoid more criticism, Saatchi changed his story and claimed that he was only trying to wipe his wife's nose and not actually trying to choke her—because that's what we all do when we wipe someone's nose. A divorce soon followed and we now know just how miserable Lawson was in her relationship. According to several sources, Saatchi had long been known to be violent and was known to throw "desks, chairs, and telephones" in fits of rage. Lawson put up with his temper for 10 years while they were married. The two were divorced in 2013.
11 Lindsay Lohan & Samantha Ronson—Mean Girlfriend
At one point in time, Lindsay Lohan was one of the biggest stars in Hollywood but everything started to go downhill in 2007 when she went to rehab for the first time but even rehab couldn't keep her from her addictions.
In 2008, she started dating Samantha Ronson and, by that point, she was too far gone. Ronson was incredibly toxic for Lohan and the two couldn't quit each other even after they broke up in 2009.
According to the Mean Girls star, "Two toxic people cannot be together. End of story." Lohan has since focused her energy on philanthropy and charity instead of partying but it's possible that she could still be working in Hollywood today if she had never hooked up with Ronson in the first place. At least now she knows how important it is for her to stay away from such toxic people.
10 Demi Moore & Ashton Kutcher—Some Strings Attached
Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore were once one of the most talked about couples in Hollywood and we all wanted to believe that the two would be together forever. Unfortunately, it was not mean to be. We found out after the eight-year marriage had deteriorated that Kutcher was hooking up with behind his wife's back and multiple women have claimed that they too have spent the night with the Two and a Half Men star while he was still married to Moore. We can tell from this photo just how miserable Demi was near the end of their relationship and it's easy to see why. Few things are more painful than finding out that you've been cheated on by someone you love. Though Kutcher and his current wife Mia Kunis seem to be blissfully in love, we hope for her sake that he has changed his ways for good.
9 Madonna & Guy Ritchie—Hung Up On Each Other
Now that their marriage is over, Madonna and Guy Ritchie have nothing but bad things to say about each other though they seemed happily married for a time. According to
Madonna, one of the reasons why they broke up was because Ritchie would constantly "belittle" her which is evidenced by his habit of calling her names like "granny" and insisting that she lived her life like she was in a "soap opera."
Madonna, on the other hand, claimed that she felt "incarcerated" in the marriage and also called her husband the c-word while onstage during one of her shows. It's fair to say that the reason this marriage didn't work was that they're both too volatile and while we know that now, the two always looked like everything was fine--but not in this photo. This pic shows just how miserable the two were in their relationship and for their sake and their son's sake, they're better off moving on.
8 Amber Heard & Johnny Depp—Fear and Loathing in Hollywood
There are still many who claim that Amber Heard is a gold digger who only married Johnny Depp to divorce him to get his money. However, once the divorce was finalized, she received $7 million and donated it all to charity so those accusations don't hold up. The two first met on the set of The Rum Diary and Depp left his long-term girlfriend before promptly marrying Heard. It seemed like the two were blissfully in love until Heard filed for divorce from Depp in 2016, she claimed he had hurt her just two days before filing for divorce. A video was leaked which depicted Depp yelling at Heard in their home. Photos were taken of Heard sobbing in a car while she was being driven away from the courthouse where she was granted a temporary restraining order against her husband. These photos show you how heartbroken she was over the deterioration of her marriage.
7 Tori Spelling & Dean McDermott—This Spells Disaster
Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott have had troubles since the beginning of their relationship in 2006 but that hasn't stopped them from having six kids together. Tori left her first husband to elope with McDermott and a year later, they welcomed their first child. Tori's millionaire father passed away soon after she and McDermott got together and it was Tori's mother, Candy, who claimed that Tori was at fault for his death. By 2013, their marriage was on the rocks and McDermott was not only accused of cheating on his wife but also accused of criticizing her for gaining weight during her pregnancy. In 2014, their marriage was falling apart, McDermott was in rehab and mixed up in a cheating scandal but, like always, Tori picked up the pieces and continued on like nothing was wrong. Just this year, things started going south again as McDermott faces prison time for neglecting to pay alimony to his ex-wife. Yikes!
6 Lauren Silverman & Simon Cowell—"It's a No From Me"
In 2013, Simon Cowell was spotted yelling at his girlfriend, Lauren Silverman, in the backseat of an SUV and neither of them look too happy with each other.
Their relationship hadn't gotten off to a good start when it was revealed that Silverman was pregnant with Cowell's child while she was still married to his friend, Andrew Silverman. Not the greatest way to start a relationship.
The two apparently put their argument behind them because by the time they had gotten out of the SUV and were in front of the paparazzi, they had smiles on their faces as if nothing was wrong. It's apparent though that Silverman was not happy with Cowell while the two were photographed fighting in the backseat and though they generally appear to be all smiles while on the red carpet, this photo makes us wonder if it's all a show.
5 Irina Shayk & Bradley Cooper—The Tennis Match
Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk made headlines when they were spotted getting into an argument at Wimbledon in 2016. The photos definitely lead one to believe that the two were in the middle of a fight but TMZ reported that the reason why it looked like Shayk was crying was that she was battling allergies. This could be the case but it didn't look like she was having any problems with allergies when she was giving Cooper the cold shoulder. This story definitely could have come from their publicists in an effort to keep the rumors at bay. According to one Twitter user, "I think Bradley Cooper is in a fight,” and another user quipped, “Bradley Cooper done messed up.” The people have spoken. Since the fight at the tennis match, the two have appeared to be on good terms but you just never know what's going on behind closed doors.
4 Mia Goth & Shia LaBeouf—Heated Altercations
While Shia LaBeouf and his girlfriend Mia Goth were in Germany in 2015, the two got into a fight which was captured on video. When the altercation got heated, some locals intervened while LaBeouf said, "I don’t wanna touch you. I don’t wanna be aggressive. This is the kind of s— that makes a person violent.” The Transformers star made an even more shocking statement later on where he would do the unthinkable. The two are still together as of 2018 and even had a mock wedding ceremony in Las Vegas in 2016 but their relationship is far from perfect. Their tumultuous relationship has been going on since 2012 and Goth definitely looks frightened in the photo above. The video of their fight in 2015 proves that she has every reason to be fearful of her boyfriend, now husband.
3 Anna Nicole Smith & J. Howard Marshall—Robbing the Grave
When Anna Nicole Smith was only 23 years old, she met oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall while she was working at a club. Marshall became infatuated with Smith and gave her expensive gifts and begged her to marry him before the two actually ended up getting hitched. Cute story, right? Wrong. Marshall was 62 years older than Smith and he had been in the oil industry for almost as long as the oil industry had been around. Smith and Marshall were married but Smith claimed that she never lived with her husband, never slept with him, and only kissed him about ten times.
Marshall passed away about a year after the marriage and before he died, he promised her half of his $1.6 billion, estate but since he never actually put her in his will, she got nothing.
What a waste. Even though she's smiling in those photos, you can clearly see the pain in her eyes.
2 Amy Winehouse & Blake Fielder-Civil—Love is a Losing Game
Amy Winehouse and Blake Fielder-Civil did not have the kind of relationship we should all aspire to have because it was a mess pretty much from the beginning. While they were together, there were rumors of violence, verbal abuse, self-harm, and lots and lots of illegal substances. After the two were separated, Winehouse revealed that their marriage was built entirely on those substances and many believe that it was he who first introduced her to those substances which slowly destroyed her life. The two were often photographed getting into ugly fights with complete disregard for anyone around them. The two eventually split up but the damage was already done and Winehouse passed away from an overdose in 2011. It's possible that she would still be here making music today if she had never met Blake Fielder-Civil but we'll never know for sure.
1 Chris Brown & Rihanna—Rude Boy
Rihanna and Chris Brown once seemed like a match made in heaven before the fateful night in 2009 when Brown got violent with Rihanna after they got into an argument. Photos of Rihanna soon surfaced which depicted her with the many wounds that had been inflicted on her by her Brown. After those photos were published, it seemed like Brown's career and his relationship with the "Umbrella" singer was over for good. Somehow,
Brown did end up reviving his career and he and Rihanna did end up getting back together even though it was obvious that she shouldn't have been anywhere near him.
Though we don't know how he managed to weasel his way back into her life, we do know that their relationship was doomed. Thankfully, Rihanna eventually kicked Brown to the curb for good.