1. Paul & Joanne
Paul began falling in love with Joanne the moment he first saw her – which was five years before his divorce from his first wife, Jackie Witte, with whom he had three children. He and Joanne even took a beach house together before Jackie granted him the divorce he sought. Paul and Joanne went on to enjoy a lifetime of love and Newman had three more children with Woodward. They were married for 50 years.
2. Angelina & Brad
Although they also denied that they were physically intimate after meeting on the set of Mr & Mrs. Smith, before Pitt’s divorce from Jennifer Aniston in 2005, they have both admitted that they “fell in love” on the set. Aniston has implied on multiple occasions that she believes that Pitt was unfaithful during their marriage.
3. Liz & Dick
Taylor was married eight times, and two of those marriages were to Richard Burton. They are the only couple on the list to be officially condemned by the Vatican as “erotic vagrants,” due to the fact that their very public love began when they were both married to others.
4. Miranda & Blake
Although Blake and Miranda maintain that no hanky-panky occurred before his divorce, he admits that he was “falling in love with her” the first time they met – a year before his divorce.
5. Tori & Dean
Beverly Hills 90210 star Tori Spelling married Charlie Shanian in 2004, but their marriage ended when she met actor Dean McDermott, who was also married at the time. She obtained a divorce in 2006 and married Dean a month later. The two now have four (!) children together.
6. Anaïs & Henry & June
Anaïs Nin met June Miller when they were both married, Nin to the more conservative Hugh Parker Guiler and June to the uninhibited writer Henry Miller. Nin was immediately drawn to June, and pursued an ambiguous relationship with her. Later, Nin became involved with June’s husband, Henry, and the two began a sexual and emotional affair with him that would end up spanning both of their lives. Their passionate love letters to each other are legendary.
7. LeAnn & Eddie
Country singer LeAnn Rimes married Dean Sheremet in 2001. In 2009, she starred in the Lifetime movie Northern Lights with actor Eddie Cibrian, and the two had a steamy affair that was picked up by tabloids. Cibrian was married to Brandi Glanville at the time, and he filed for divorce in August 2009. Rimes and her husband separated a month later. Rimes and Cibrian were engaged by 2010, and are still married.
8. Johnny & June
Johnny Cash met June Carter backstage at the Grand Ol Opry while married to his first wife, Vivian Liberto, and she filed for divorce soon thereafter due partially to their close relationship. He married June two years later and they remained happily wed for the following 35 years, until June’s death in 2003. Cash died just four months later.
9. Woody & Soon-Yi
Woody Allen’s began a relationship with Mia Farrow in 1980 and although they never married, they adopted two children together and lived together until 1992. Allen didn’t adopt Farrow’s adopted daughter from a previous relationship, Soon-Yi Previn. In 1992, Farrow discovered nude photos that Allen had taken of Soon-Yi, and the couple separated. It was a controversial scandal at the time due to the fact that Previn was 19 to Allen’s 56 when their affair began, and the fact that he had ostensibly been a father figure in her life as a child. However, the couple has now been together for over 20 years, and they have adopted two children of their own.
10. Hepburn & Tracy
Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy had a 26-year-long affair despite the fact that he never divorced his wife, Louise. Although Spencer and Louise had been living separate lives for years, they never split and Hepburn never sought a marriage with Tracy. When Tracy’s health declined in the ’60s, Hepburn took a break from her career to care for him, moving into his house, and she was with him when he died on June 10, 1967. But she did not attend his funeral, and waited until after Louise Tracy’s death to speak publicly about their relationship. When asked why they stayed together for so long despite circumstances, Hepburn said “I honestly don’t know. I can only say that I could never have left him.”
11. Prince Charles & Camilla
Camilla and Charles reportedly met in 1971 at a polo match, and they began dating. For complex reasons, their relationship ended after Camilla married her first husband Andrew Parker Bowles in July 1973. Palace courtiers at that time found Camilla unsuitable as a wife to the future king, but Charles was heartbroken, writing to Lord Mountbatten: “I suppose the feeling of emptiness will pass eventually.” The couple resumed their relationship in 1979 while Camilla was still married, broke up again when Charles married Diana in 1981, but could not quit one another and resumed their relationship for the third time when he and Diana’s relationship “broke down” in 1986. Charles and Diana finally divorced in 1996 and Diana died the following year. Camilla and Charles were finally married in a civil ceremony in 2005.
Bonus?!: Bowie & Jagger
Angie Bowie, David’s ex-wife, famously claimed to have found her openly bisexual husband in bed naked with Mick Jagger. She later backtracked somewhat, saying she couldn’t be sure what exactly was going on, but that when she walked into the room she was sure the pair had been “screwing.”
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