Which celebrities rocked the world – and their relationships – by playing away from home?
Oh lordy. Kristen Stewart shocked the world when she came clean and admitted, via a public and very grovelling statement, that she had cheated on Robert Pattinson with Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders. News first broke that the 22-year-old had cheated on Rob with married Sanders, 41, after photographs of the pair kissing were published. Sanders is married to Liberty Ross, 33, who starred alongside Kristen in the Snow White film, and they have two small children together.
KRISTEN STEWART ADMITS CHEATING WITH MARRIED DIRECTOR
Sienna Miller received an onslaught of vitriol from the press when she embarked on an affair with married father-of-four Balthazar Getty, even picking up the label ‘Sluttienna’. Sienna insists the multi-millionaire Brothers & Sisters actor had separated from his wife, designer Rosetta, when the liaison started but, reports suggest, Rosetta sees it rather differently. The husband and wife have since reconciled – branding it a ‘difficult’ period for their marriage – and insist they are happier than ever.
Brad Pitt maintains he did not cheat on his ex-wife Jennifer Aniston, recently stating ‘there was no dastardly affair’, but the fact remains that he and Angelina Jolie started falling in love on the set of Mr and Mrs Smith – when he was still married to Jen. You can’t help who you fall in love with – and Ange and Brad make a super-cute couple – but their relationship (particularly how it began) still manages to be one of the most talked about celebrity subjects of them all.
On 30 October 2006, Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillipe released a statement announcing their separation after seven years of marriage – amidst rumours he was having an affair with Australian actress Abbie Cornish, whom he met on the set of Stop-Loss. Ryan and Abbie went public with their relationship shortly after, but it ended on a sour note in February 2010, with bitter war of words over who dumped who. ‘Ryan ended the relationship and asked her to move out of his house,’ his rep eventually confirmed.
Rebecca Loos – dubbed the ‘sexy senorita’ – sent the media into a frenzy in April 2004 when news of her alleged affair with David Beckham hit the headlines. Hired as Beckham’s PA when he moved to Milan, the pair were caught out on a grainy mobile pic flirting outrageously and, she claims, they enjoyed extra-marital action. There were also reports of sexy text messages flying around, but Victoria brushed Loos off with a string of derogatory epithets, including ‘tart’ and ‘lying cow’.
How could anyone forget Hugh Grant soliciting the oral services of one Divine Brown on Sunset Boulevard in 1995? Half an hour – and $60 later – he’s caught by police and seriously regretting not spending the extra $40 it would have cost for a private room. Cue horrendous red-faced moment for girlfriend of eight years, Elizabeth Hurley, who, admirably, stuck with Hugh for another five years.
Sandra Bullock should have been on cloud nine following her Best Actress Oscar win, but instead, just a week later, she was rocked by sordid claims that her husband, Jesse James, enjoyed an 11-month affair with a tattoo model. The woman in question, Michelle McGee, sold her story to US magazine In Touch, claiming that she started seeing James while his wife was away on location filming her award-winning performance in The Blind Side. James issued a public apology days after the story broke saying: ‘This has caused my wife and kids pain and embarrassment beyond comprehension and I am extremely saddened to have brought this on them.’ The pair have since divorced.
Perhaps taking inspiration from fellow friend and philanderer Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood ran off with 20-year-old Russian Ekaterina Ivanova – whom he’d met in a seedy London nightclub – in July 2008, leaving wife Jo Wood bewildered, hurt and humiliated. Jo has since filed for divorce, while Ronnie’s teenage romance eventually fizzled out. The rocker cites ‘boredom’ as the main reason he broke off the marriage.
Super-star actor sleeps with the nanny: it seems like the worst cliché in the world, but that’s exactly what Jude Law did when he was engaged to Sienna Miller in 2005. Naughty boy. But at least, unlike so many other stars with a wandering, ahem, eye, he actually admitted it. Law claimed he was ‘deeply ashamed’ and ‘sincerely regretted’ hurting Sienna – but the apology wasn’t enough and the relationship ended. The couple rekindled their romance years later and are rumoured to be getting married next year.
Without doubt the most scandalous affair of 2009, the story first broke when Tiger Woods crashed his car outside his home in the night, after being rumbled by wife Elin over an affair with nightclub hostess Rachel Uchitel. Unfortunately, this was the first of many, and a whole host of girls began coming out of the woodwork. It?s thought the golfer could have had affairs with up to 15 women during his marriage, including porn star Joslyn James and club promoter, Jaimee Grubbs. Tiger took a break from the spotlight and sought treatment for sex addiction following the revelations, but the damage was done, and Elin later filed for divorce.
Boris Becker was forced to admit his 1999 broom cupboard-bonk – which happened when he was still married to wife of six years Barbara Feltus – in 2001, when the conquest in question, Angela Ermakova, gave birth to their daughter, Anna. Altogether now: ‘Oops!’
The footballer. His hairdresser. The pop star wife. A troublesome love triangle seemingly developed in January 2008 when hairstylist Aimee Walton claimed she’d enjoyed a sexual encounter with Cheryl Cole’s then-husband, Ashley Cole. Aimee dished all the sordid details in tabloid interviews, while the Girls Aloud star headed off to hotter climes to sunbathe her way through it. Fast forward to 2010, and another set of cheating allegations finally put and end to the couple’s marriage.
Ryan first met Ethan when she worked as a nanny for him and his then-wife Uma Thurman. Both claim they didn’t embark on an affair until Ethan’s divorce from the Kill Bill star was finalised but, of course, the tabloids suggest differently. Ethan was also linked to model Jan Perzow. Asked on Oprah if there was ‘a betrayal of some kind in the marriage’, Uma replied: ‘There was some stuff like that at the end’. Ethan and Ryan are now married.
News emerged earlier this year that yet another famous footballer had obtained a court gagging order, banning press from printing allegations of an affair. But just days later, the ban was over turned, and the Sunday Mirror broke the news that Wayne Rooney had paid a prostitute – 21-year-old Jennifer Thompson – for sex on multiple occasions, while Coleen was expecting their son. Thompson claims that Rooney paid her £1,200 each time, adding he chased her with ‘sex texts’ and ‘didn’t seem to care he was betraying Coleen.’ It’s thought she’s since forgiven Wayne, after he issued a grovelling apology to her and her family.
Just one week after announcing a split from his wife of 25 years, Maria Shriver, ex-actor Arnold Schwarzenegger admitting to fathering a child with a member a household staff ? over a decade ago. And if that wasn’t bad enough, some have suggested Arnie’s wife and his alleged mistress – housekeeper Mildred Baena – gave birth within ‘five days’ of each other, meaning the pair were pregnant at exactly the same time. Maria has since hired divorce lawyers and is thought to be gearing up to officially ending the marriage, while the action man revealed: ‘There are no excuses and I take full responsibility for the hurt I have caused. I have apologised to Maria, my children and my family. I am truly sorry’.
After a long-standing battle for privacy, Manchester United star Ryan Giggs was finally unmasked as the footballer at the centre of a superinjunction row. The shamed sports star allegedly conducted an affair with Welsh glamour model and Big Brother star Imogen Thomas, after meeting her in a nightclub last September. It’s thought Giggs took out a controversial injunction after the affair ended, to prevent publication of his name or any details surrounding the relationship. But MP John Hemming finally outed the sports star in court. Phew.