6 Times Celebrities Got Really Candid About Being Cheated on by Their S.O.
In Hollywood, infidelity is as common as six-figure paychecks. If you’ve ever been cheated on, you know that bouncing back from that pain is one of the hardest things you’ll ever do. But once you’ve healed and reflected you’ve often got something to say about it. More and more celebs are opening up about the heartbreak of finding out your bae’s been creepin’ on someone else. So grab your bestie’s hand and maybe a box of tissue as we bring you X times celebs got candid about being cheated on:
One of the worst fallouts to ever happen to a celebrity couple was that of Iggy Azalea and Nick Young back in 2016. The two were engaged when a video leaked of Nick confessing to cheating. When I-G-G-Y was finally ready, she broke it all down to her fans via Twitter.
“I broke up with Nick because I found out he had brought other women into our home while I was away and caught them on security footage. Unfortunately, although I love Nick and I have tried and tried to rebuild my trust in him—It’s become apparent in the last few weeks I am unable to. I genuinely wish Nick the best.”
But then things got even more dramatic when rumors swirled that Nick had not only cheated on her with numerous women, but had actually impregnated his ex-girlfriend… while living with the rapper. Igs, never one to hold her tongue, had this to say:
“This is just like a second shot to the chest. And I feel like I don’t even know who the hell it is I’ve been loving all this time.”
Ugh, getting cheated on is the WORST — and so often it’s the best women on the planet who get played. Case in point, the beautiful, sweet, kind Sandra Bullock! Right after she won an Academy Award for her performance in The Blindside in 2010, rumors surfaced that her then-husband, Jesse James, had committed major adultery. Jesse confessed to it all: multiple affairs with multiple women followed by multiple apologies to Sandra and her children. Though Sandy has never directly addressed her misfortune, she did shed some light on her journey in Vogue magazine:
“We’re all where we’re supposed to be… I am exactly where I want to be now. You can’t go backward. I’m not going backward. I’m grateful that I’m here, blessed to have what I have. Nobody can be prepared for anything. If you end up in a place where you can look back and go, ‘It happened, but I’m so lucky to be sitting where I am sitting.'”
What’s worse than being cheated on? Being cheated on with LeAnn Rimes. And you know what’s worse than being cheated on with LeAnn Rimes? Having your ex marry LeeAnn Rimes and being forced to see their romantic pictures on magazine covers when you’re just trying to buy some freaking groceries. And THAT is exactly what happened among reality star Brandi Glanville, Eddie Cibrian and, well… LeAnn Rimes. Here’s what Brandi told Glamour in 2013:
“My heartache probably lasted a lot longer than it should have because, in the old days, you broke up with someone, you never saw them again. You’re not seeing pictures of how in love they are. I started to drink too much. I would cry all day. I began taking an antidepressant. I got a DUI and realized I needed to wake up and let go. I said to myself, ‘You know what, Brandi? You have a life to live. Why are you obsessing over these two people? You know Eddie loves your children. It’s time to do you.'”
What (or, rather, who) did Elizabeth Taylor and Debbie Reynolds have in common? Debbie Reynolds’ husband! When the late, great Debbie realized her husband, Eddie Fisher, was having an affair with her very good friend, Elizabeth Taylor, Debbie tried calling her husband in his hotel room. And when he didn’t pick up, she did this, as told decades later to Oprah Winfrey:
“I called his room and he wasn’t there, so I called Elizabeth’s room and Eddie took the call. Then I heard Elizabeth saying, ‘Who is it darling?’ and I said, ‘Would you just roll over and put Elizabeth on the phone?’ So he did, but she wouldn’t take the call… The whole thing was so sad because Elizabeth was in deep mourning, and so she really turned to Eddie out of this need. So I don’t blame Elizabeth, now that I have more of a brain about it.”
Another bad-ass female that’s been the victim of cheating is Zendaya. When asked if she’d been cheated on during a fan Q&A, Zendaya candidly said, “Yes,” and then followed up the revelation with these words of wisdom:
“Not all men are dogs, everybody is different. Follow your gut. If you feel it, it’s probably happening. If you feel like you can’t trust somebody or you feel whatever, then you shouldn’t be in a relationship with them, if you don’t trust them completely… When people are young they make bad decisions sometimes, because they don’t know any better, because they haven’t lived enough life, doesn’t mean they don’t know the difference between right and wrong, it just means that they’re still in the experimental phase in their life where they haven’t made the right decisions yet.”
Finally, how are we going to talk about famous cheating scandals without mentioning the mother of them all; the couple that stole our hearts in the Twilight franchise: Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. You know what happened. By the time KStew tried publicly apologizing for hooking up with her Snow White and the Huntsman director, Rupert Sanders, it was too late; Rob had bailed.
At least RPattz sounded very healed and forgiving when he spoke to Esquire UK about it in 2014:
“Sh*t happens, you know? It’s just young people… it’s normal! And honestly, who gives a sh*t? The hardest part was talking about it afterward. Because when you talk about other people, it affects them in ways you can’t predict. It’s like that scene in Doubt, where he’s talking about how to take back gossip? They throw all those feathers from a pillow into the sky and you’ve got to go and collect all the feathers.”
God that man is good catch. But so are all the celebrities who got cheated on on our list.