The Odds Can’t Be In Everyone’s Favor: Celebrities Who Are Just Plain Unlucky In Love

April 4, 2013  |  
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Unlike those celebrities who are allergic to being single and boo up with the first man they can find, these women seem to genuinely just want love with their true soul mates. They want the prince charming. The fairy tale. The happy ending. But sadly, they just haven’t gotten it. These are the women whose relationship success we’re rooting for, because God knows they’re trying hard enough for it.


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Garcelle Beauvais

There’s no worse feeling than betrayal, and after discovering that her husband of nine years had been having an affair with “some sl*t in Chicago,” as she called her, for five of those said years, Garcelle had to be feeling pretty crappy. And considering that this was her second marriage (her first ended no better), I’m sure that didn’t make things any easier either.

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Jennifer Aniston

Pre-2011 Jennifer Aniston could’ve been the poster child for “unlucky in love.” The poor thing lost her husband to the arguably more beautiful (and seemingly more interesting) Angelina Jolie, and then embarked on a series of failed relationships – at least four come to mind – that would make anyone’s heart break. But now that Jen appears to have found love with a good man, let’s hope that she won’t be unlucky in love anymore. We’re rooting for you Jen.

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Jennifer Williams

Jennifer Williams was probably the only woman on BBW Miami or LA with any class whatsoever and she was STILL married to a complete douche. I don’t know about you, but I don’t think I’ll ever get the image of a grown a** man throwing a drink in a woman’s face out of my head, but I digress. Jen’s dated unsuccessfully since moving on from Eric, so here’s hoping her relationship with Cisco Rosado will work out.

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Melissa Rivers

If dating an abuser, then marrying and divorcing a husband, then shacking up with a Craiglist-trolling sex freak, and finally settling for a pornographer (only to eventually break up with him) aren’t being unlucky in love, I don’t know what is.

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All of the Braxtons except Tamar

Between Toni’s many failed relationships, Towanda’s lazy a** of a husband, Trina’s triflin’ Geeeaabe, Tracy’s controlling man, and Mommy’s ex layin’ it low and spreadin’ it wide husband, I’d say the Braxton women as a whole – except for Tamar I suppose – are pretty unlucky in love.

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I really hope I’m not the only one who feels bad for Fanny and her relationship mess. Yes, she shacked up and then got knocked up by a married man, but I believe she did it out of what she thought was love, and how many of us haven’t done stupid things for love? All that matters now is that Fantasia is able to heal, and based on a recent interview with Sister 2 Sister, it seems she’s on the right track.

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Maria Shriver

All I can say about this mess is poor Maria. I’m not even involved and this cheating/ illegitimate child scandal completely threw me for a loop. Really Ahhnold?!? The nanny? FOURTEEN YEARS of lies? I know Maria must still be sick about this.

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Eva Longoria

Three years into her marriage with Tony Parker, Eva Longoria discovered hundreds of text messages from another woman on his phone and thank goodness had enough sense to seek divorce. But since becoming single, poor Eva’s still not had much success in the love department, despite her best efforts. Let’s hope it works out for her eventually.

Porsha Stewart

OK so I don’t know much about Porsha’s relationship history pre-Kordell, but I do know that the way he’s dogging her out with this divorce mess is downright shameful. Porsha had been singing his praises right up until he blindsided her – and us! – with divorce papers. That right there is some unlucky in love ish.

Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock’s dating history includes failed relationships with Matthew McConaughey, Ryan Gosling and Ryan Reynolds; an engagement to Tate Donovan; and of course a marriage to cheating, lying, philandering ol’ Jesse James. You almost can’t help but feel bad for Sandra, though we are happy to report that the only man in Sandra’s life now is her 3-year old son Louis. Maybe that’s for the best.

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Karrueche Tran

Poor Karrueche. It can’t be easy getting caught up in a love triangle with the biggest pop star in the universe and Hollywood’s leading loose cannon. There’s been a lot of hate and criticism thrown her way, and as deep as Rihanna’s claws are dug into Chris, Karrueche probably never stood much of a chance anyway. At this point I just hope this girl finds her way in love and life – and benefits from her experiences, if nothing else.

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I don’t know why Ciara’s had such poor luck with love – her very public relationships with 50 Cent and Amar’e Stoudemire ended in serious heartbreak – but I truly hope it works out this time with her and Future.

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Forreal Nelly? Nine years and you still failed to put a ring on it? All I can say about this is that Nelly and Ashanti were one pair that I’d been rooting for from day one. But after all those years of commitment and still no band to show for it, I guess it was high time Ashanti moved on anyway. Good luck with (what looks like) your new guy, girl.

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Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore’s troubled upbringing has no doubt played a large role in her tumultuous romantic life. She’s been married three times, engaged two, and dated many people in between. Now Drew seems happy with her husband and baby daddy Will Kopelman, so hopefully her third marriage will be a charm.

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Brandi Glanville

I don’t usually watch the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills because I think it’s a snorefest, but I have tuned in to watch the drama surrounding Brandi Glanville, the woman whose husband abandoned her and her two sons for country singer LeAnn Rimes. Now, don’t get me wrong. Brandi is definitely no angel – a fact she makes VERY clear in her memoir Drinking & Tweeting and other Brandi Blunders – but that doesn’t take away how much it must suck to watch your man publicly fall into the arms of another woman. Ugh, how unlucky.

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  • Otis Django

    POOR Garcelle Beauvais. Figured she got a white boy and hit the jackpot.

  • Molli

    porsha stewart got what she deserved, good on Cordell. I remember one episode when she just had to pour salt on the wound and said something about Kenya not knowing how to hold down a husband, yada yada yada…KARMA

  • Molli

    errr….Jennifer Williams was anything BUT classy! she was wannabe pretentious, euw.

  • Don

    A few of these women were devoted wives and girlfriends and simply got screwed over and I feel for them. Some of these women (like so many other people to include men) just made some bad choices and are hurting themselves for thinking they have to have a man with a certain status. I mean, they do not have to completely settle for less. However, there are plenty of good, non-celebrity men out there.

  • Tosh112

    Call me crazy, but Jennifer Aniston is far more beautiful than Angelina Jolie… I just think Jennifer has a “Halle Berry” problem where her relationship personality can’t be overcome by her beauty. That’s the only rational reason why she can’t keep a man.

  • hollyw

    Errm, I could’ve seen Sandra Bullock on this list if it hadn’t been that her failed “dating” of Ryan Reynolds didn’t have anything to do with the fact that he was still married to Scarlett Johansson…her bff. That’s like putting Angelina on here and saying she was unlucky before, hope it works out with Brad! Not.

  • Jacquiline Perkins

    let’s not forget Taylor Swift ……..

  • tracy

    Ladies unless you have a man who beats you for breakfast, lunch and dinner. And who does not come home at night, or emotionally abuses, continually cheating on you, etc. DO NOT LEAVE HIM. Advice from a wise grandmother of mine. No man is actually that good and the women who think so LIE

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    • mac

      i’m not sure I’m reading this correctly.

      So you should stay with a man based on what he doesn’t do, rather than what he does do?

    • Annie

      My ex-husband was as good as I said. He was unfailingly loyal, handsome, loved me, and cooked for me. But…. he was also emotionally unstable, perpetually unemployed, and a bit looney. Eight years in, I left his crazy butt alone while I was still young enough to pick up the pieces and find someone else. Some stuff ain’t worth the hassle just for the sake of having a man.

  • Keisha Samoht

    how y’all forget Ciara and Bow Wow?

  • tracy

    I dont think Eva should have divorced her husband so quickly, she should have forgave him, it was only text messages, thats stupid to divorce for that. She did not catch him actually having sex. And Jen was stupid too because she should have had babies for fine hotty Brad. The difference between the lucky and unlucky women is that those of us who are “lucky” just tolerate more from men and we do not give up and throw in the towel. We realize that real relationships are not easy and that they take work. These women LEFT the men in half of the instances.

    • You a d*mn fool if you think a woman ought to have a baby or two JUST to keep a man. Look at the current black generation . . . . that CLEARLY isn’t working. You a bigger fool if you think your husband guilty of at LEAST emotionally cheating should get a pass because you didn’t catch him slipping it in. Having a man who is a worthless piece of ish just to say you have one is a sad, sad testament to the patriarchal male dominated culture. To be alone living with integrity and self-respect is ALWAYS a better choice than tolerating bull ish!

    • respect yourself

      Honey if you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything. Remember that. Eva should have left because text messages lead to something. If you condone that then hey what’s a Skype session or a lunch or more. I’m not a Jen Aniston fan (I honest hate her) but I understand her perspective. She was at the height of her career and wasn’t ready to give that up just yet for a family. Also, let’s not think that just because these are celebrities that we know everything about their relationships, there very well may be other factors.

    • more

      A TEXT IS NO BIG DEAL TO YOU? He willingly gave this women his number and now they are texting? i suppose STD are cool with u. TEXT LEADS TO SEX

  • Peaches

    Call me crazy but with the majority of these woman and heck most women who have less than stellar dating pasts, its not so much that they are unlucky. Rather that they have made some really bad decisions.

    • ImDone

      I can’t bring myself to Facebook/”Like” this site for one reason…….underneath the nice logo and pic lies an undeniable SCORN of the ‘real’ Black Woman. On this site….the things we all face; weight gain/loss, aging, relationship challenges, and of course – The Struggle – are the things more MN Editors (than not) take a gossipy taunting undertone when chronicling the “REAL” struggles that celebrities too, face. (gasp!) How can I represent to my conscious-minded FB friends to suggest a site that thrives on pain, drama, and struggle of our sistahs? I’m tired of posting my 2-cents in the comments too. At best; when I keep it TOO real; all’s the editors do is block my comments. I live too close to MLK Jr.’s gravesite to keep running up electricity reading ‘$#/stuff’/!t’ like this. As long as Sistahs down even one Sister (you know…..the ones who prove imperfect despite their riches and fame) ——- we will continue to be down lower as a whole than we could be if we supported editors who UPLIFT us. L8R!

    • more

      In today society men are raised to treat women like jump offs. Belive it or not there are more good women then there are men. Want proof? go to any pediatrics clince in ur city and tell me how many women single women u see caring for her child alone?