Constant stress and strict time constraints can influence any relationship, no matter how great the pairs are. However, famous couples are under the continuous supervision of paparazzi, and crazy fans, meaning their breakups are more publicized than the typical next-door divorce.
Kenneth Branagh with Helena Bonham Carter
A six-year lasting marriage between Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson crashed when Helena Bonham Carter became a bone of contention in their couple. Branagh and Thompson seemed to be happy before the scandal, even being regarded as “a golden couple of British cinema” at the time. When they divorced in 1995, they stated the reason for conflicting work schedules rather than infidelity. Nevertheless, Branagh and Carter had dated for four years before they eventually split up.
Jack Nicholson with Rebecca Broussard
Acting twosome Jack Nicholson and Anjelica Huston’s 17-year relationship ended abruptly when Nicholson openly admitted to her wife’s face that he was fathering a child with Rebecca Broussard.
Huston and Nicholson led a turbulent 17-year relationship before Huston decided she couldn’t continue suffering from his deeds anymore. Later she admitted to the NY Post that jealousy was always an issue for her with Nicholson’s relationship, and evidently for a good reason.
Meg Ryan was the last person in Hollywood expected to be caught in a cheating scandal against Dennis Quaid. After meeting Russell Crowe in 2000, Ryan experienced incredible instant chemistry. However, their love affair barely lasted until December, and they eventually split up. The romance wasn’t the single cause of Ryan’s divorce from Quaid. She later explained in an interview that Quaid was never faithful to her, and it hurt her so much.
Arnold Schwarzenegger with Mildred Baena
Legendary Terminator’s love affair against Maria Shriver exploded into a ruthless divorce in 2011. In a shocking paternity investigation, Mildred Patrica Baena had a son with Schwarzenegger, born in 1997. He actually didn’t realize it until his housekeeper’s son started looking incredibly similar to his famous father. Shriver found out about the paternity and cheating scandal when she confronted her husband during a therapy appointment, and he admitted that it was true. They divorced shortly after.
Robin Thicke with Lana Scolaro
After a twenty-year relationship and a decade-long marriage, Robin Thicke’s wife Paula Patton finally split up. In 2014, Thicke was caught having fun with his passionate fan Lana Scolaro a year before their public divorce. Scolaro later told Life & Style Magazine that Thicke didn’t really care about his wife’s feelings. Later when pictures with the evidence of infidelity were released, Thicke and Patton eventually separated, pinning the cause of their divorce “irreconcilable differences.”
Tiger Woods with Jamie Jungers
In 2009, Tiger Woods was kicked out of his house by his wife, Elin Nordegren. Supposedly, she found out that he’d cheated on her with 15 other women (including Jamie Jungers). She filed for divorce at the end of that year, despite Woods getting into rehab for excessive sex addiction that ruined their marriage.
The accusations cost him $12 million losses in sponsorship deals on top of his marriage. In 2010, Woods televised an apology to his family and fans and added that despite the tragedies they’ve endured, the former couple remains “best friends” on behalf of their shared children.
David Letterman with Stephanie Birkitt
David Letterman and his then-wife Regina Lasko married in 2009 after twenty years of relationship. A lingering affair between Letterman and his assistant Stephanie Birkitt was suddenly revealed when her boyfriend — Robert Halderman, tried to extort $2 million from Letterman for keeping his dirty little secret. In 2009, Letterman aired out his fault live on air to his family, fans, and colleagues, which most people wouldn’t have the courage to do.
Kevin Hart with Montia Sabbag
From their charming engagement on Eniko Parrish’s 30th birthday to having their second child together, Kevin Hart’s marriage life has seemed to be a role model. However, in 2017, Hart was suddenly accused of infidelity. Initially, he denied all the claims that he wasn’t faithful to his wife. Still, when a compromising video (with Montia Sabbag at the center of it) circulated on social media, Kevin Hart realized that he would have to admit some irrevocable mistakes.
Jay-Z with Rachel Roy
While another woman in their relationship has never been confirmed, many fans suspect a fashion designer Rachel Roy as the primary candidate. Jay-Z and Beyonce married in 2008, and their relationship seemed to be one of the strongest celebrity marriages until Beyonce’s album Lemonade was released in 2016, indirectly confirming Jay-Z’s infidelity. In a year, Jay Z released a response in the album 4:44 where he highlighted his regrets and desire to keep his family united.
Jason Aldean with Brittany Kerr
Country star Jason Aldean married Jessica Ussery in 2001 and became a father twice. But when he was seen walking out in 2012 with an American Idol contestant Brittany Kerr, his 12-year marriage life entirely changed. It was a situation that distorted his fans’ view of his personality and defined how his new relationship would affect his future. However, despite constant judging, it was clear that neither Aldean nor Kerr truly regretted meeting each other.
Woody Allen with Soon-Yi Previn
Famous filmmaker Woody Allen has experienced numerous scandalous accusations during his career, ranging from cheating to sexual abuse. His love affair with his ex’s adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn definitely tops multiple lists of the most controversial cheating incidents. Although Woody Allen and Mia Farrow were never officially married, they had been dating for many years. In his 50s at that time and Soon-Yi only 21, Allen was constantly under the spotlight of cameras for his relationship, but he didn’t appear too worried about such a reaction.
Prince Charles with Camilla Parker-Bowles
Everybody knows about Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s turbulent 15-year marriage, as well as the prince’s long-term affair with his ex-girlfriend Camilla Parker Bowles. Charles’s feelings for his former passion were confirmed to Diana when she found out that he had a bracelet made for Camilla, making Diana feel devastated. Nevertheless, Charles is perhaps the only participant of this list who turned his mistress wife, and the pair kept a strong relationship lasting even now.
Tristan Thompson with Jordyn Woods
Tristan Thompson and Khloe Kardashian’s tumultuous on-off relationship reached its climax in 2019 when Thompson kissed Kylie Jenner’s ex-BFF Jordyn Woods. Although this scandal was like a bolt from the blue, it wasn’t actually his first time cheating. Videos of Thompson having fun with other girls circulated in the media throughout Khloe’s 2018 pregnancy and during her delivery!
The Kardashian-Thompson couple hasn’t entirely split, with their daughter True inspiring them to keep a family, and they were officially back together during the 2020 summer. Nevertheless, Kylie Jenner and Jordyn Woods haven’t reconciled after the scandal.
Kristen Stewart With Rupert Sanders
Stewart and Robert Pattinson had been a couple for three years when it became clear that Stewart cheated on Pattinson with then-married Rupert Sanders. In 2012, US Weekly unveiled exclusive photos of the actress and director kissing all over Los Angeles. It appeared they spent the whole afternoon scouring the city for isolated locations to continue their secret (or not) love affair. Luckily it ended well, and Pattinson indifferently told Esquire UK a year later that the breakup after the cheating didn’t affect him at all.