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18 Famous Couples Who've Been Caught In Major Cheating Scandals — And How They Responded

Mario Lopez explained why he cheated on his bride-to-be at his own bachelor party.

1. Kevin Hart admitted to the world that he cheated on his pregnant wife, calling it his "dumbest moment."

Kevin Hart

What he's said about it:

"I’m guilty, regardless of how it happened and what was involved, the shit that I can’t talk about; I’m guilty. I’m wrong. It’s beyond irresponsible. There’s no way around it. That’s Kevin Hart in his dumbest moment. That’s not the finest hour of my life. With that being said, you make your bed, you lay in it," he told The Breakfast Club.

The aftermath: Kevin is still married to his wife.

Kevin Hart and his wife.

2. Mario Lopez admitted that he cheated on his fiancé, Ali Landry, at his bachelor party just days before they got married in 2004.

Mario Lopez

What he's said about it:

"I figured at that point, it was easier to ask for forgiveness. It's my bachelor party; we were going to have a good time... I was wrong for obviously lying, and I shouldn't have been in that position," he told Howard Stern.

The aftermath: Mario and Ali annulled their marriage two weeks after the wedding.

Ali Landry and Mario Lopez.

3. Jessica Simpson revealed that she had an "emotional affair" with Johnny Knoxville while married to Nick Lachey.

Jessica Simpson

What she's said about it:

"To me, an emotional affair was worse than a physical one. It’s funny, I know, because I had placed such an emphasis on sex by not having it before marriage. After I actually had sex, I understood that the emotional part was what mattered. And Johnny and I had that, which seemed far more of a betrayal to my marriage than sex," she wrote in her memoir, Open Book.

The aftermath: Jessica and Nick got divorced, which you certainly already know about if you ever picked up a tabloid in the late '00s.

Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey

4. Jude Law made headlines for cheating on his then-fiancé, Sienna Miller, with his children's nanny.

Jude Law in bow tie

What he's said about it:

"Following the reports in today’s papers, I just want to say I am deeply ashamed and upset that I’ve hurt Sienna and the people most close to us. I want to publicly apologize to Sienna and our respective families for the pain that I have caused. There is no defense for my actions, which I sincerely regret, and I ask that you respect our privacy at this very difficult time," he wrote in a statement after the story leaked.

The aftermath: Jude and Sienna split after the scandal broke. He's been married to psychologist Phillipa Coan since 2019.

5. Kris Jenner revealed that her marriage to Robert Kardashian ended because she had an affair.

Kris Jenner

What she's said about it:

"I got married when I was very, very young. I met Robert when I was 18 years old. We dated for four years, got married at 22; sooner or later during my life, when I was in my 30s, I had an affair, and my biggest regret was the fact that it broke up my family," she told Diane von Furstenberg on Diane's podcast.

The aftermath: Kris and Robert got divorced, but remained on friendly terms until his death in 2003.

Robert Kardashian in court next to O.J. Simpson.

6. Arnold Schwarzenegger opened up about fathering a child with his housekeeper, behind his then-wife Maria Shriver's back.

Arnold Schwarzenegger smiling amid a crowd

What he's said about it:

“You do think about it every so often. And I can beat myself up as much as I want — it’s not gonna change the situation. ... You can’t go back. If I could, in reality, be Terminator, of course I would go back in time and would say, 'Arnold…no.' You know, it’s always easy to be smart in hindsight. That’s not the way it works," he told Men's Journal.

The aftermath: Arnold and Maria divorced, and he now has a close relationship with his formerly secret son, Joseph Baena.

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver.

7. Meg Ryan has admitted to dating Russell Crowe while she was still married to Dennis Quaid, but says people don't know the whole story.

Meg Ryan

What she's said about it:

"What wasn’t in the story was the reality of my marriage for nine years. Dennis was not faithful to me for a long time, and that was very painful...But Russell didn’t break up the marriage. He was definitely there at the end, but it wasn’t his fault. I was a mess. I hurt him, too, at the end. I couldn’t be in another long relationship; it wasn’t the time for that. So I got out,” she told InStyle.

The aftermath: Meg and Dennis divorced in 2001, and Meg says she learned more about Quaid's own infidelity after they split.

Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan.

8. Tiger Woods' marriage famously imploded after reports of multiple affairs.

Tiger Woods wearing a cap

What he's said about it:

"I have made you question who I am and how I could have done the things I did. I was unfaithful. I had affairs. I cheated. What I did was not acceptable," he admitted in a press conference.

The aftermath: Tiger and his wife, Elin Nordegren, divorced in 2010, and the golf pro lost several sponsorship deals due to the public backlash he received.

Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren

9. Kristen Stewart issued a public apology to her then-boyfriend Robert Pattinson after she was photographed kissing director Rupert Sanders.

Kristen Stewart

What she's said about it:

"I’m deeply sorry for the hurt and embarrassment I’ve caused to those close to me and everyone this has affected. This momentary indiscretion has jeopardized the most important thing in my life, the person I love and respect the most, Rob. I love him, I love him, I’m so sorry," she wrote in a statement.

The aftermath: Kristen and Robert stayed together in the immediate wake of the scandal, but eventually broke up. Years later, Kristen would open up about the experience again, calling out the "slut-shaming" she faced afterward. And indeed, she faced a much harsher backlash than Rupert, who was actually married with two kids when he and Kristen kissed.

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart

10. Jay-Z cheated in his marriage to Beyoncé — which you certainly already know if you've ever heard Lemonade.

Jay-Z in a suit and tie

What he's said about it:

"[I was] really proud of the music she made, and she was really proud of the art I released. ... You know, most people walk away, and, like, divorce rate is, like, 50% or something ’cause most people can’t see themselves. The hardest thing is seeing pain on someone’s face that you caused, and then have to deal with yourself," he told the New York Times.

The aftermath: Beyoncé and Jay-Z are still going strong, all these years later.

Jay-Z and Beyoncé

11. Katharine McPhee was photographed kissing her married Smash director, Michael Morris, while she was still married to Nick Cokas.

Katharine McPhee

What she's said about it:

"I got married really young and then divorced, and in the last couple of years, I felt like, 'Wow, this is what I should have been doing when I was 20 instead of planning a wedding.' But I don’t have any regrets. All of the choices I made, I learned from in a really deep way. I have always been fortunate to have strong influences in my life who have forced me to look at my own choices and my own failures," she told Ocean Drive Magazine.

The aftermath: Katharine divorced her husband, and is now married to musician David Foster.

David Foster and Katharine McPhee

12. Usher says he was "not faithful all the way" to his then-wife, Tameka Foster.


What he's said about it:

"Towards the end of our marriage, I found myself lost, and I just wanted I was faithful at heart, but not faithful all the way. Even having a conversation with another woman, period, about matters of your relationship or emotions is, in my opinion, not being faithful," he told Oprah.

The aftermath: Usher and Tameka have been divorced since 2009.

Tameka Foster and Usher

13. Country star LeAnn Rimes and actor Eddie Cibrian had an affair when they were both married to other people. (LeAnn was married to chef Dean Sheremet, while Eddie was married to Brandi Glanville, who would eventually make a name for herself on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.)

LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian

What LeAnn's said about it:

"That’s just not me. What happened is not who I am, period. I do know how much I love him. So I’ve always said I don’t live my life with regret. I can’t," she told Robin Roberts.

The aftermath: LeAnn and Eddie eventually divorced their respective partners and married each other.

LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian

14. Hugh Grant was arrested after being caught in a car with a sex worker in 1995, and wrote a public apology to his then-girlfriend, Elizabeth Hurley, the next morning.

Hugh Grant with an open neck shirt and jacket, looking serious

What he said about it:

"Last night I did something completely insane. I have hurt people I love and embarrassed people I work with. For both things I am more sorry than I can ever possibly say," he wrote.

The aftermath: Hugh and Elizabeth broke up, but remain good friends. In fact, in a recent interview, Elizabeth revealed that the two speak "quite a lot," adding that they "went through so much together."

Elizabeth Hurley and Hugh Grant

15. Lamar Odom says his one regret is cheating on Khloé Kardashian with multiple women.

Lamar Odom on The View

What he's said about it:

"If there is one thing I regret when I was married, it was having multiple affairs with different women. That wasn’t the stand-up thing to do. I wish I could have kept my dick in my pants," he told Us Weekly.

The aftermath: Khloé and Lamar are now divorced, and according to Lamar, they're not on speaking terms.

Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian.

16. Sandra Bullock divorced Jesse James after he cheated on her with multiple women.

Jesse James and Sandra Bullock

What he's said about it:

"Yeah, I did cheat on my wife. Yeah, I stood up and took accountability for it and apologized. And that's end of story. ... The easy [put-down] is like, 'Oh, well, you cheated on Sandra Bullock.' That's the world's easiest comeback. In general, both women and men cheat. It's part of life," he told the Daily Mail.

The aftermath: Sandra divorced Jesse. The two were in the process of adopting a baby together, and Sandra ultimately adopted the child as a single parent.

Sandra Bullock and Jesse James

17. Bones star David Boreanaz came forward about cheating on his wife after an alleged extortion attempt by his affair partner.

David Boreanaz

What he's said about it:

"Our marriage has been tainted with my infidelities. I just want to be open and honest. I was irresponsible. I was associated with a woman who I was involved with and had a relationship with. She asked for money. I felt as though I was being blackmailed, or there was some sort of extortion," he told People magazine.

The aftermath: David and his wife are still married. In an interview, he said going through the public scandal was ultimately a "bonding experience" for the couple.

Jaime Bergman and David Boreanaz

And finally...

18. Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott had sex when they were both married to other people. They left those marriages and married each other, and then Dean cheated on Tori with yet another woman. Tori has acknowledged the irony of it all.

Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott

What she's said about it:

"Maybe I have a hard time with that part [blaming the other woman] because that's how I met Dean. ... Dean and I met when we were both married to other people, so now that this has happened to me, I know a lot of people are like, 'Well, karma's a bitch,'" she revealed on her reality show.

The aftermath: Tori and Dean are reportedly still working on their marriage.