For reasons that only they can explain, a number of well-known and celebrated public figures hurt their partners and disappointed fans with their multiple infidelities.
AceShowbiz -Celebrities’ personal lives, including their love relationships, are always one of the most interesting things to follow. While falling in love and falling out of love are natural among couples, some of them have tarnished the sacredness of love with their infidelities.
As if cheating doesn’t hurt enough, a number of well-known and celebrated public figures disappointed their partners and fans by doing it multiple times. For reasons that only they can explain, here are some celebrities who have been exposed as serial cheaters.
1. Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger managed to keep his clean image during his time in the office, but that changed in 2011, when it was revealed that he had an affair with his then-housekeeper Mildred Baena during his marriage to Maria Shriver, which resulted in a child. Mildred gave birth to her son with Arnold, Joseph Baena, in October 1997, a month after Maria gave birth to their youngest child, Christopher Sargent Shriver Schwarzenegger.
In his 2012’s autobiography “Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story”, he devoted one chapter called “The Secret” to his extramarital affair. But that wasn’t all. He also admitted to having a “hot affair” with actress Brigitte Nielsen, his co-star in the 1985 film “Red Sonja”. It happened before the former California governor wed Maria. He explained in his book that the affair with Brigitte made him realize how much he wanted to marry Maria, but apparently not enough to stay faithful to his then-wife.
2. Eddie Cibrian
Eddie Cibrian‘s affair with LeAnn Rimes was one of the biggest scandals in 2009. He began cheating on Brandi Glanville with the country music singer after they appeared in the movie “Northern Lights” together. After the affair went public, Eddie and Brandi announced their separation and their divorce was finalized in 2010. Eddie ended up marrying LeAnn in 2011. It was suffice to say that Brandi was very bitter about LeAnn at the time, blasting the “I Need You” singer on social media and to the press.
While the affair was the last straw in Eddie and Brandi’s marriage, it wasn’t the only time the former “The Young and the Restless” star cheated on his ex-wife. “Vanderpump Rules” star Scheana Shay revealed she dated Eddie, unaware that he was still married to Brandi and had an affair with LeAnn. “Seven years ago I met Eddie, and six or eight months go by and I find out that he’s married and I call him out,” she detailed to Us Weekly. “He lied at first about it and then he admitted it. So I stopped talking to him for a long time.”
3. Jesse James
Beautiful and sweet with a glowing career, Sandra Bullock has all that men could possibly ask for from women. But Jesse James apparently felt that she wasn’t enough. Just a few days after the “Speed” actress gave him a shout-out during her best actress acceptance speech for “The Blind Side” at the 2010 Academy Awards, reports broke that he had multiple affairs while she was away filming the movie. His infidelities led to the end of their nearly five years of marriage.
Jesse then dated famed tattoo artist Kat Von D. They got engaged in January 2011, but called it off eight months later because he allegedly cheated on her with 19 women. “Today I encountered the 19th girl to add to the list of people Jesse cheated on me with during this last year,” she wrote on Facebook in November 2011. She admitted, “I know I deserve a big fat ‘I told you so,’ from everyone, and wish I didn’t have to say, ‘You all were more right than you’ll ever know’ but you were.”
4. Mike Caussin
Jana Kramer went through a lot of emotional turmoil, no thanks to Mike Caussin‘s unfaithfulness. They had split up after only weeks of dating because he cheated on her, but she took him back shortly after that. Believing that she was in a healthy relationship, she married the former NFL star in 2015. Just one year later, their marriage was rocked by the same issue. By August 2016, they had separated in the midst of cheating allegations against Mike and his admission into rehab for sex addiction.
The “One Tree Hill” alum once again forgave the former football tight end and they reconciled in 2017. But it wasn’t a happy ending that any wife would’ve expected. In 2021, the country music singer got candid about their blow-up fights. She still defended Mike when critics told her to get divorce already, but she eventually has had enough and called it quits in April of that year. “I just can’t fight any longer. It’s time to heal,” she stated.
5. Claire Danes
When it comes adultery, women are not always the victims. Claire Danes, for example, has probably caused a heartbreak to at least two of her exes with her infidelities. The “Homeland” alum started dating singer Ben Lee in 1997 until they separated in 2003 amid rumors that she was romantically involved with her “Stage Beauty” co-star Billy Crudup, who was still in a relationship with Mary-Louise Parker at the time.
Claire and Billy’s relationship lasted until 2006, when she met Hugh Dancy on the set of film “Evening” (2007). Reflecting on her relationship with Billy, Claire shared in 2016, “That was a scary thing. It was really hard. I didn’t know how to not do that. I was just in love with him, and needed to explore that, and I was 24 … I didn’t quite know what those consequences would be. But it’s OK. I went through it.” She has been married to Hugh since 2009.
6. Charlie Sheen
It’s suffice to say that Charlie Sheen did almost everything to ruin his reputation and career during his heyday. In addition to his drug abuse issue and HIV diagnosis, he was infamously known for his infidelities. He married his first wife, Donna Peele, in 1995, the same year he was named as one of the clients of an escort agency operated by Heidi Fleiss. Their marriage ended in 1996.
The “Anger Management” star then wed Denise Richards in 2002, but it also didn’t last long as the actress filed for divorce in 2005 when she was seven months pregnant with their second child amid cheating rumors. He denied the cheating allegations, but his third marriage was plagued by the same issue. After marrying Brooke Mueller in 2008, he was reported to be entertaining sex workers, sometimes bringing an escort to their marital home. He and Brooke would later divorce in 2010.
7. David Boreanaz
David Boreanaz was forced to come clean about his sins because one of his mistresses threatened to spill details of his affair to the press in exchange for money. “Our marriage has been tainted with my infidelities. I just want to be open and honest. I was irresponsible,” he told PEOPLE in 2010, after nine years of marriage to former Playboy model Jaime Bergman. “I was associated with a woman who I was involved with and had a relationship with,” he explained. “She asked for money. I felt as though I was being blackmailed or there was some sort of extortion.”
It was reported that the “Bones” star had actually paid his mistress twice, but the actor decided to take legal action when she allegedly requested a six-figure sum. He never named the other woman who extorted him, but it was later reported that he cheated on his wife with Rachel Uchitel, the same woman with whom Tiger Woods cheated on his wife, and porn star Gina “Demi Delia” Rodriguez.
8. Scott Disick
Scott Disick‘s womanizing way has started during his longtime relationship with Kourtney Kardashian. Sadly, it was also the reason why she eventually called it quits with him. In 2008, a “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” episode captured the then-pair’s fight due to texts she found in his phone that were allegedly from another woman.
The Poosh founder stayed by his side despite the trust issue and the restaurateur cleaned up his act in the years afterwards, but he fell back into his old habits by July 2015, when he was photographed cozying up to stylist Chloe Bartoli on the beach in Monaco. The oldest of the Kardashian sisters subsequently dumped him and it was for good.
9. Chris Rock
Chris Rock‘s job is to entertain people, but he only caused pain to his former wife Malaak Compton-Rice with his unfaithfulness. They had been married for nearly 20 years when he filed for divorce in 2014. The former “Saturday Night Live” star would later admit that their marriage ended due to his infidelities. He told Rolling Stone in May 2017 that he cheated on his then-wife with three women.
“I was a piece of s**t,” he said, adding that the felt entitled to cheat because of his breadwinner status. “That’s bulls**t. That actually goes the other way. My faults are magnified. Your significant other, if they really love you, has a high opinion of you. And you let them down.” It was later reported that one of the women he cheated with was actress Kerry Washington, his co-star in 2007’s film “I Think I Love My Wife“.
10. Ozzy Osbourne
The glamorous lifestyle of a rock star is often associated with drugs, booze and women, and Ozzy Osbourne lived that. After being fired from Black Sabbath in 1979 due to alcohol and drug problems, the British singer was then revealed to have cheated on his wife of 33 years, Sharon Osbourne, with the family’s longtime hairstylist Michelle Pugh for four years before the former “The Talk” co-host got wind of it in 2016.
After Michelle detailed their affair to the media, the rocker admitted that she wasn’t the only woman that he had hooked up with while he’s married to Sharon. Blaming sex addiction for his infidelities, he said through his representative at the time, “Over the last six years, Ozzy Osbourne has been dealing with a sex addiction. He is sorry if Ms. Pugh took their sexual relationship out of context. He would like to apologize to the other women he has been having sexual relationships with.” He and Sharon are still married until now.
11. Dean McDermott
Dean McDermott is another man who cheated on more than one partner. In June 2005, he was married to Canadian TV personality Mary Jo Eustace when he became romantically involved with Tori Spelling, who was also still married to writer-actor Charlie Shanian, during the filming of the Lifetime TV movie “Mind Over Murder” in Ottawa. Upon his divorce from Mary, he married Tori in 2006.
Dean, however, never learned his lesson. In December 2013, after he welcomed his second son with Tori, it was uncovered that the Canadian actor had been unfaithful to her. After news broke about his affair, he entered rehab for “some health and personal issues,” which were later revealed to be substance abuse and sex addiction. Dean and the “Beverly Hills, 90210” star are still married now, though they have been long rumored to be headed for splitsville.
12. Tristan Thompson
Kourtney Kardashian isn’t the only one of the Kardashian sisters who got cheated on multiple times. Her sister Khloe Kardashian also went through the same experience while dating Tristan Thompson from 2016. In 2018, it was revealed that the pro basketballer cheated on the reality TV star while she was pregnant with their first child together, True.
They remained together at the time, until he was caught kissing Jordyn Woods, who was the BFF of Khloe’s half-sister Kylie Jenner, in February 2019. They remained friendly and reconciled in 2020 after living together during the COVID-19 pandemic. But old habits die hard. In December 2021, it was reported that Maralee Nichols filed a paternity lawsuit against him, claiming that he fathered her son whom they conceived in March 2021, when he was still with Khloe. In the following month, the NBA star confirmed he’s the father of the baby and issued an apology to Khloe.
13. Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods seemed to have it all, until it was exposed in 2009 that he cheated on his then-wife Elin Nordegren with New York City nightclub manager Rachel Uchitel. Amid the scandal, he got into a single-car accident near his home. Several days later, he released a statement, admitting to multiple infidelities and apologizing to “all of those who have supported [him] over the years.” He also announced that he would be taking “an indefinite break from professional golf.”
More than a dozen of women later claimed in various media outlets to have had an affair with the pro golfer. After news of his adultery broke, Elin reportedly kicked Tiger out of their house and their divorce was finalized in the following year.
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