It might be a very bitter reality for most of us but it’s one hundred percent true that when we’re in a relationship we can’t really control what our mates do. Even though we might do our best to fulfill their needs, ultimately it’s up to them whether they’re going to be faithful to us. In modern times especially, infidelity within a marriage or relationship has become such a big problem to the point where numerous studies have been conducted to explain this phenomenon. Even though we don’t get concrete answers as to why people cheat, we get to know some of the reasons people are unfaithful: revenge, bored with the relationship/partner, the thrill aspect, and sexual addiction. But to be more specific and jump to today’s topic, when celebrities of all sorts get caught cheating it is twice as devastating to their relationships or marriages since they can’t hide anything from the public eye and the media; however, we have to shamelessly admit it is very entertaining to gossip hounds. Politicians, actors, directors, and athletes have all been busted for cheating and having affairs, and some of them have even been caught cheating multiple times. But how many can you actually name? Here follow 25 Famous People Who Have Been Caught Cheating.
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Ethan Hawke on Uma Thurman
Ethan Hawke kept cheating on Uma Thurman repeatedly according to various reports. He cheated on her with their nanny; with a Canadian model named Jen Perzow; and according to Star magazine, with Angelina Jolie while they were filming Taking Lives in 2003. The only thing we wonder about is why she didn’t pull a “kill bill” on him. He totally deserved it.
Tori Spelling on Charlie Shanian
Tori Spelling was married to Charlie Shanian when she started having an affair with Dean McDermott, who was also married at the time. Spelling and McDermott married in 2006 but only seven years later the marriage was over because guess what? McDermott was cheating on Spelling.
Robin Givens on Mike Tyson
Mike Tyson used to be married to Robin Givens back in the eighties but as we learned just a few years ago one of the main reasons the couple split was her lack of fidelity. According to Tyson, during the end of their marriage the boxer caught her in bed with a then-unknown Brad Pitt, who for his good fortune was fast enough to run away from a furious Iron Mike.
LeAnn Rimes on her First Husband
LeAnn Rimes and her current husband Eddie Cibrian are one of the happiest celebrity couples these days but back in 2009 they hurt a lot of people. Rimes’s marriage to her then-husband, dancer Dean Sheremet, ended in 2009 following press coverage of her extramarital affair with Cibrian while she worked with him on Northern Lights. Eddie was married too at the time so they were both cheating on their mates, but according to Rimes the outcome was worth it.
Billy Bob Thornton on Laura Dern
Laura Dern found out via the media that her fiancé Billy Bob Thornton was cheating on her when he went and married Angelia Jolie. While Dern was out of town making a movie Billy Bob was getting married behind her back. She never heard from him after that but she didn’t bother to reach out either.
Madonna on Guy Ritchie
Even though Madonna originally denied cheating on her now ex-husband, Guy Ritchie, with Alex Rodriguez back in 2008, the baseball player was photographed visiting her apartment late at night and we can only guess for what purpose. Madonna and Ritchie eventually divorced later that year, as did Rodriguez and his wife Cynthia Scurtis.
Jack Nicholson on Anjelica Huston
One of the greatest actors who ever lived, Jack Nicholson, wasn’t such a great boyfriend apparently and was found cheating on Anjelica Huston in 1989 after he got Rebecca Broussard pregnant. This “illegal” affair ended Nicholson and Huston’s seventeen-year-long on-again, off-again relationship, which at the time was one of the most prolific and popular in Hollywood.
Elizabeth Taylor on Eddie Fisher
We all know Elizabeth Taylor got married so many times that even she lost count. However, she got married to one dude twice—the great Richard Burton, with whom she cheated on her husband at the time Eddie Fisher, and whom she soon after divorced so she could marry Burton.
Ashton Kutcher on Demi Moore
Ashton Kutcher cheated on Demi Moore with a much younger woman named Sara Leal in 2013. Leal has spoken to many publications about her night with Kutcher, while she openly warned his current woman, Mila Kunis, that he will definitely cheat on her too one day.
Larry King on his Wife
Married eight times, Larry King was unfaithful to his current wife, singer Shawn Southwick, who is twenty-six years younger and the mother of his two youngest children, with her sister. Yep, you read that right! The legendary TV talk-show host’s affair came into the light in 2010. On April 14, 2010, they both filed for divorce, but have since stopped the proceedings.
Jude Law on Sienna Miller
Jude Law was caught cheating on his fiancée Sienna Miller with the nanny back in 2005. After being heartbroken by the whole thing, Miller decided to cheat on Law and she picked Mr. Bond to do it with, aka Daniel Craig.
Arnold Schwarzenegger on Maria Shriver
In 2011, it was revealed that Arnold Schwarzenegger had a teenaged son with his housekeeper, with whom he had been having an affair for years. On May 9, 2011, Schwarzenegger and Shriver announced their separation after twenty-five years of marriage, with Shriver moving out of the couple’s Brentwood mansion.
Britney Spears on Justin Timberlake
The most famous virgin of the ‘90s and America’s sweetheart was dating Justin Timberlake for many years, making the most popular music couple of their generation. However, Britney cheated on Justin not once but twice. A brokenhearted Timberlake however, made the successful hit “Cry Me a River” shortly after, which pretty much explained to us how he cheated in return for revenge.
Jessica Simpson on Nick Lachey
Jessica Simpson was married to Nick Lachey from 2002 to 2006. However, in 2005 rumors of her having an affair with Adam Levine surfaced. The affair was finally “verified” in January 2006, when Simpson was photographed leaving an LA hotel wearing Levine’s T-shirt after the two spent the night together.
Jesse James on Sandra Bullock
In 2010, Jesse James was discovered cheating on his wife, Sandra Bullock, when several women—among them porn stars and hookers—came forward claiming they had slept with him. James issued a public apology to Bullock, but she did the right thing and divorced him right after the scandal broke.
Kristen Stewart on Robert Pattinson
In 2012, there were plenty of photos showing Kristen Stewart clearly cheating on her on-again, off-again boyfriend Robert Pattinson, with her Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders, who was married.
Brad Pitt on Jennifer Aniston
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston were one of the most popular and happy Hollywood couples in the early 2000s but it all fell apart when Brad met Angelina Jolie while filming Mr. and Mrs. Smith in 2005. Even though we never saw any photos proving that Pitt was indeed cheating, the couple divorced soon after the rumors popped up and the rest is history. This was the third time Jolie was the one to blame for a happy couple breaking up (the first two were Billy Bob Thornton and Ethan Hawke).
Heidi Klum on Seal
The famous German supermodel was married to the singer Seal for seven years but their marriage ended because according to Seal, his wife was cheating on him with her bodyguard. After the divorce was finalized, Klum admitted she was having an affair with her Italian bodyguard, which later became official.
Hugh Grant on Elizabeth Hurley
Hugh Grant and Elizabeth Hurley were one of the most popular and beautiful couples of the ’90s but all that changed when Grant was arrested in 1995 for lewd conduct after he was found in his car with a hooker. The couple split shortly after and rumors had it that the main reason he cheated on her was she wasn’t very passionate in bed.
Jennifer Lopez on her Second Husband
Jennifer Lopez was married to Chris Judd when she met Ben Affleck on the set of Gigli in 2003 and the two started dating. Judd and Lopez were quickly divorced after that but what comes around goes around: a few years later Ben broke up with her while she was organizing everything for their wedding, because according to rumors, he had already met his future wife, Jennifer Gardner.
Woody Allen on Mia Farrow
Even though there were many rumors about Allen being a weirdo, Mia Farrow wasn’t convinced until she would find out in 1992 that her longtime partner was cheating on her with his twenty-year-old adopted daughter Soon-Yi Preven. How did she found out, you ask? See, Woody Allen used to take nude photos of Soon-Yi and had the misfortune of Farrow finding them. For the record, Allen and Soon-Yi not only didn’t have any regrets about it but also got married in 1997.
David Letterman on his Wife
Almost six years after his embarrassing sex scandal was exposed, David Letterman recently claimed that he’s still trying to regain his wife Regina Lasko’s trust, and blames nobody but himself for the drama. In a rare sit-down interview, Letterman opened up to Oprah about his 2009 admission that he had had sex with women who worked for him on his late-night talk show, including his assistant Stephanie Birkitt, who regularly appeared on the show.
Tiger Woods on Elin Nordegren
In 2009, Tiger Woods was exposed as a cheater and his image (and career) has not been the same since. He cheated on his wife, Elin Nordegren, multiple times with many different women, most of them escorts and hookers. For the record, when Nordegren finally found out, she chased the golf legend out of the house with a golf club and smashed his car windows.
Meg Ryan on Dennis Quaid
Meg Ryan was one of the top female actresses from the mid-’90s to the early twenty-first century but her career took a dive when she decided to leave her husband (Dennis Quaid) and destroy her marriage over a fling she had with the overweight and overrated Russell Crowe. Her fans never forgave her for being unfaithful because her image was tied to the role of the romantic, faithful lady in Sleepless in Seattle and You’ve Got Mail.
Bill Clinton on Hillary
In what probably is the most notorious sex scandal of our times, former president Bill Clinton admitted (after he shamelessly first lied about it) cheating on Hillary with Monica Lewinsky and Gennifer Flowers, though charges were also made against him by Kathleen Willey.