My Man May Be Triflin’ But He’s Paid: Celebrity Women Who Are About That Life
The women in this list are partners to men who’ve found success in a variety of industries: business, music, sports, and politics. Though the source of their men’s money may differ, the reasons for these women’s refusal to give up on their relationships are mostly the same – which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It’s reasonable that someone might think twice about ending a relationship for fear of losing a standard of life, but shouldn’t there be a point at which it gets to be too much, regardless of what stands to be lost?
Here are fifteen women who have ignored the cheating and accepted the reality that their men will never commit – all in favor of keeping their fame, money and lifestyle. Would you stay if you were in their positions?
Naomi Campbell has been dating Russian businessman Vladislav Doronin since 2008. They seem to make the perfect couple – she a supermodel, and he a handsome real-estate tycoon with wealth amounting to billions of dollars. The only problem with this beautiful pairing is that Vladislav has remained married to his wife of 24 years, with whom he has a 15-year-old daughter. In spite of this, Naomi stands by her man, never appearing upset by their relationship arrangement– even defending it at times.
Tiffney Cambridge has been through it all with her rapper fiancé The Game – cheating, lying, cancelled weddings, making up and breaking up. But through it all, Tiffney has made it very clear that leaving The Game isn’t an option, nor is losing the fame and money. Additionally, the two have a new reality show together that follows their relationship ups and downs – and we all know nobody gives up reality TV show money.
Despite Jim Jones’ rumored infidelity, volatile behavior, inability to sit up straight in a chair, and excessive devotion to making that paper, Chrissy Lampkin stands firmly beside her man – and has for years. We first saw the couple interact on Love & Hip Hop and were shocked by the dynamics of their relationship. There was jealousy, fighting and Chrissy’s proposal to Jim – none of which indicate a healthy or stable relationship, yet Chrissy stays.
No one looked a bigger fool on Basketball Wives than Evelyn Lozada, whose unforgettable conversation with then-fiancé, Chad Johnson revealed her indifference to his cheating – just as long as he “wore a condom.” Ultimately, this pivotal scene was confirmation of what many of us already knew. It wasn’t until after their head-butting incident that we further learned (on Iyanla Fix My Life) that Evelyn and Chad’s relationship had always been tumultuous, sometimes even violent. Evelyn admitted that she endured it all because she’d grown comfortable with the fame, money, title and image.
Emily Bustamante and Chrissy Lampkin may share the spotlight on Love and Hip Hop and Chrissy and Mr. Jones, but the two best friends also share a similar philosophy on maintaining their relationships. Like Chrissy, Emily has stuck by her man’s (Fabolous) side for years despite his failure to commit and – in Emily’s case – even acknowledge the existence of their relationship. Fabolous has been linked to a number of women while supposedly having been in a committed relationship with Emily, including another of Emily’s Love and Hip Hop co-stars; Kimbella.
Silda Wall Spitzer
Silda Wall Spitzer refused to give up her status as a politician’s wife even as her marriage to New York Governor Eliot Spitzer descended into scandal in 2010 after the story of his involvement in an escort service broke. A Federal investigation launched soon after revealed that Eliot had spent around $15,000 over the course of six months on escorts. Silda supported her husband throughout the entirety of the scandal, even showing up for a press conference.
Vanessa Bryant is one of the longest married women in the NBA. She’s been with Kobe for eleven years; standing by him through his continual cheating and 2003 sexual assault case. It seemed there was no degree of infidelity that could pry Vanessa from Kobe or the lavish lifestyle she’d become accustomed to – and there remains no degree. Despite filing for divorce, Vanessa and Kobe are still together and reportedly working on their marriage.
Bill Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky may have been his most publicized transgression, but it’s long been speculated that Bill has cheated on Hillary numerous times. Regardless, the former First Lady has held on to her marriage and all of its perks, opting to seek relationship therapists instead of divorce lawyers.
There are many reasons to divorce a husband: he being another woman’s sugar daddy is certainly one of them – unless of course you don’t want to lose his money or your fabulous lifestyle which seems to be Kim Najjar’s plan. The wife of Atlanta real estate tycoon, Lee Najjar (better known as Big Poppa) has remained married in spite of her husband’s blatant affair with Real Housewife of Atlanta, Kim Zolciak.
While many women wouldn’t think twice about divorcing a husband that was accused of sexual misconduct with underage boys, Vanessa Long decided not to leave husband Bishop Eddie Long, the pastor of an Atlanta-area megachurch. Vanessa says that her decision to remain married was due to her desire to share her experiences with others and provide guidance.
Kathie Lee Gifford
Beloved morning show host, Kathie Lee Gifford, was undoubtedly horrified when, in 1997, a tabloid released incriminating photos of her husband, Frank Gifford’s affair with a flight attendant. Despite the embarrassment, Kathie Lee stayed with her professional sportscaster husband and they worked out their issues together.
Kim Porter and Diddy have had an on-again, off-again relationship for well over a decade, and it truly seems like they’ve been through it all. Although it’s being reported that Diddy is currently engaged to singer Cassie, I wouldn’t be surprised if he ended up with Kim another two to seven times before it’s all over.
Throughout U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner’s embarrassing Twitter photo incident, his wife, Huma Abedin stayed by his side and supported him firmly – a shock considering the depths of Anthony’s sexting scandal. It’s estimated that he had explicit electronic interaction with at least seven women over a period of three years.
Shante and Snoop Dogg have been together for fifteen years, though not always blissfully. In 2004, Snoop’s infidelity threatened to destroy their marriage, but the two worked it out. Since then, pictures of Snoop and various women – none of which are Shante – have surfaced from time to time. Apparently Snoop has a habit of blaming his indiscretions on the “Hollywood lifestyle.” Regardless, Shante seems to always be there whenever he decides he’s tired of messing around and ready to return to his family.
It was regularly reported that between Michael Jordan’s infidelity and gambling he was a less than perfect husband. In spite of this, Juanita Jordan maintained her marriage for 16 very scandalous years until they finally divorced in 2006. In that same year, one of Michael’s former lovers sued him for $5 million, claiming that he had promised her that amount to keep the details of their relationship a secret from his wife Juanita.