Top 10 Celebrity Affairs
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Script written by Sean Harris,
Because you can never have too much scandal when it comes to the world of showbiz! Join http://www.WatchMojo.com as we count down our picks for top 10 celebrity affairs! For this list, we've looked at those affairs that translated into long-lasting relationships as well as those that didn't. We are not including one-night stands, however!
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Script written by Sean Harris
Top 10 Celebrity Affairs
Because you can never have too much scandal when it comes to the world of showbiz! Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counting down our picks for top 10 celebrity affairs!
For this list, we’ve looked at those affairs that translated into long-lasting relationships as well as those that didn’t. We are not including one-night stands, however!
#10: Tori Spelling & Dean McDermott
When Dean McDermott said goodbye to his wife before travelling to the set of his 2005 movie “Mind Over Murder” for the first time, he probably didn’t realize he was hours away from starting a life-changing affair! He and Tori Spelling hooked up after just one day together on set, despite the fact that both sported wedding rings! They themselves tied the knot less than a year later, but all’s well does not end well in this case: McDermott allegedly cheated on Spelling at a later point in their relationship too!
#9: Katharine Hepburn & Spencer Tracy
They’re two of the most well-known and well respected actors ever to have lived, and they shared one of the most incredible affairs in Hollywood history! Spencer Tracy was officially married to actress Louise Treadwell until the day he died... However, when he and Katharine Hepburn met on the set of “Woman of the Year” in the early-‘40s, so began an affair that encompassed nine movies made together, lasted over 25 years and had the whole world enthralled! Theirs was a love story unlike any other!
#8: Jesse James & Michelle McGee
Almost as infamous as his outlaw namesake, Jesse James has racked up quite the womanizing reputation throughout his life and career! The man most known for presenting “Monster Garage” caused his almightiest of stirs in 2010 however, when it was revealed that he had cheated multiple times on his wife of five years, one Sandra Bullock! Smack bang in the middle of awards season, Bullock was busy winning Oscars for “The Blind Side” when rumors surfaced... A great movie with an ironic title, we didn’t see this scandal coming!
#7: Russell Crowe & Meg Ryan
At the time of our next affair, Russell Crowe was about as A-list as it’s possible to be! Fresh out of the amphitheater and his role as Maximus in “Gladiator,” he was working on another production, “Proof of Life” when he met (and ‘made naughties’ with) Meg Ryan! The problem was that Ryan was spoken for! Married to another Hollywood heavyweight in Dennis Quaid, her copulation with Crowe eventually led to her divorce! It was later found that Quaid wasn’t faithful either, so this break-up was all but inevitable!
#6: Kristen Stewart & Rupert Sanders
The emotional intensity of the “Twilight Saga” proved too potent for Robert Pattinson or Kristen Stewart to resist, but unlike their vampiric love, the couple’s off-screen relationship couldn’t last forever! While filming “Snow White and the Huntsman” in 2012, Stewart swiftly swapped ‘Team Edward’ for ‘Team Rupert’ as she was photographed getting intimate with the movie’s director! In the aftermath, despite groveling statements from both sinners, R-Patz and K-Stew split up and Sanders’ wife filed for divorce!
#5: John F. Kennedy & Marilyn Monroe
In terms of high-profile promiscuity, the ‘buck’ surely stops with the President of the United States! Despite his marriage to Jackie, JFK was frequently linked to some kind of illicit intimacy or another, but an infamous alleged fling with Marilyn Monroe has had the rumor mill working for over fifty years! Monroe’s performance of “Happy Birthday Mr. President” has gone down in history as supposed proof of the affair, and as one of Marilyn’s last public performances before her death... And conspiracy theorists continue to link the two together!
#4: Tiger Woods & Rachel Uchitel
At the start of November 2009, Tiger Woods was one of the most well-respected sportsmen and people on the planet! The guy had dominated the golfing landscape for years, and he had done it all with apparent honesty and modesty, the picture of a perfect family with wife Elin Nordegren and their two kids. When news of an extramarital affair with NYC nightclub manager Rachel Uchitel broke, however, the facade fell, and fell fast! Day after day Woods’ infidelity increased, prompting an indefinite break from his sport. Nowadays, Tiger’s a legendary player – in more ways than one!
#3: Arnold Schwarzenegger & Mildred Baena
The standard celebrity affair is usually sniffed out fairly quickly, but Arnie’s adultery went undetected for over fourteen years! The body-builder had it away with the housekeeper in 1997, resulting in a son born very much out of wedlock! The revelations occurred only once Schwarzenegger had stepped down as Governor of California in 2011, and his family and marriage to Maria Shriver were swiftly split up as a result! Arnie’s body is bigger than the average, so it makes sense that the skeletons in his closet should be sizeable as well... Right?
#2: Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie
Brangelina is one of Hollywood’s hottest couples, but their relationship was formed amid more than questionable circumstances! Pitt and Jolie met on the set of “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” in late 2004, when Brad was still betrothed to showbiz sweetheart, Jennifer Aniston... The pair continued to deny a ‘physical’ affair, but the writing was clearly on the wall! Pitt and Aniston separated in January 2005, Pitt and Jolie holidayed together in April of the same year... And so began the supercouple of the 21st century!
Before we unveil our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions.
- LeAnn Rimes & Eddie Cibrian
- James Cameron & Suzy Amis
- Mel Gibson & Oksana Grigorieva
- Sienna Miller & Balthazar Getty
#1: Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton
Two of the industry’s biggest ever stars, the legendary love-life between Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton has the makings of a Hollywood movie in itself, with passion enough for two trips down the aisle! The pair met on set of 1963’s “Cleopatra,” at a time when they were both married - notably, Taylor was with her fourth husband, Eddie Fisher, who she had sensationally stolen from her friend, Debbie Reynolds! The Vatican branded their passionate and fiery relationship as ‘erotic vagrancy’, but we see it as scandal supreme!
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