Say Cheese! Celebs Caught Cheating By The Paparazzi
Being a celebrity means you trade your privacy for fame and fortune, so you’d think stars would be more careful when they’re out cheating on their partners. You just never know when there could be an overly eager and stealthy paparazzi lurking in the bushes — as these famous cheaters found out the hard way.
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson met on the set of the popular Twilight movie back in 2008. Although they didn’t come out as a couple publicly, their relationship was no secret. Fans of the franchise were just as heartbroken as Pattinson when Us Weekly published photos of Stewart and much older director of Snow White and the Huntsmen Rupert Sanders making out like the plane was going down. Stewart and Pattinson tried to move past her transgressions but they eventually split up. Sanders’ ten-year marriage to wife and model Liberty Ross was also a casualty of their extramarital affair. Ross filed for divorce at the top of this year and is seeking spousal support.
Katherine McPhee got her start on Fox’s hit reality singing competition show “American Idol.” Although she didn’t win, McPhee still enjoyed some success early on in her career. The California native starred on NBC’s “Smash” but her and the director of the now-cancelled show recently made headlines well after the last episode aired. Photos surfaced just last week of McPhee and Michael Morris lip-locked in a parking lot. Reportedly, McPhee has been separated from her much older husband for months but Morris was happily married to actress Mary McCormick. That is until she saw her husband making out with the 29-year-old starlet.
Uber producer The-Dream started dating singer Christina Milian in early 2009 and before long she was pregnant with his fourth child. Although the pregnancy was unplanned, The-Dream asked the “Dip It Low” singer to be his wife. They married in September but by July of the following year, they announced their separation. Maybe it had something to do with photos surfacing of The-Dream frolicking and grabbing his assistant’s behind while on vacation in the Caribbean. Milian is currently engaged to Jas Prince.
LeAnn Rimes found love on the set of the 2009 Lifetime movie Northern Lights. Soon after she fell for her co-star Eddie Cibrian, cameras caught the two creeping around town. Photos were published of the two sharing a very romantic dinner together, shining light on their extramarital affair. After the news broke, Rimes and Cibrian divorced their respective spouses and eventually married each other. “I take responsibility for everything I’ve done,” Rimes said of the affair that led to the destruction of two marriages. “I hate that people got hurt…But I don’t regret the outcome.”
Ryan Phillippe married fellow actress Reese Witherspoon back in 1999 when they were both in their early 20’s. The young couple had two children together but apparently Phillippe was looking for some fun outside of the marriage and hardly hid his antics. Paparazzi caught the Cruel Intentions actor and his fellow Stop-Loss co-star Abby Cornish out numerous times together coupled up at restaurants. The duo was even busted leaving his apartment together. Witherspoon and Phillippe divorced in 2007.
After numerous relationships and a failed marriage to actor Sean Penn, singer Madonna finally settled down with British director Guy Ritchie. They remained happily wedded for eight years until Us Weekly busted the “Material Girl” singer secretly hooking up with New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez at her New York City apartment. Months later, Madonna and Ritchie officially split up. The Snatch director reportedly walked away with $100 million from the divorce settlement.
Singer Jason Aldean dropped his debut album in 2007 to much fanfare and since then he has become one of country music’s brightest stars. By his side as he skyrocketed to stardom was his high school sweetheart and wife Jessica. The two tied the knot in 2001 but when photos surfaced of Aldean getting cozy with former “American Idol” contestant Brittany Kerr last September, their marriage was on the rocks. Aldean took to his Facebook page to publicly apologize but seven months later, the couple called it quits. Aldean filed for divorce this past April citing irreconcilable differences.
Coco Austin is known for her voluptuous curves and being the dutiful wife of rapper Ice-T. But late last year, her loyalty came into question when a virtually unknown Las Vegas hip-hop artist said he had been with the reality show star in a romantic way. Rapper AP.9 claimed he had photographic evidence of their dalliances together and was looking to sell the photos to the highest bidder. The few photos that were released didn’t look good for Coco, who publicly denied the affair but did admit the photos were very inappropriate. Ice T and Coco’s marriage seemed to have weathered the storm.
Jessica Simpson always wanted to be a star. She became a household name thanks to her MTV reality show where she famously wondered if tuna was fish or chicken. At the time, Simpson was married to Nick Lachey. Although her husband was her first, he allegedly wasn’t the only one Simpson was sleeping with while they were married. The paparazzi caught the “I Wanna Love You Forever” singer leaving L.A.’s Chateau Marmont wearing Adam Levine’s T-shirt. The couple divorced in 2006.
John Edwards dreamed of being president but in 2004 he settled for running for the second highest office in the land. After the Kerry/Edwards ticket lost to George Bush and Dick Cheney, Edwards still had his eyes on the White House and threw his hat into the ring again in 2008. During those four years in between his presidential campaigns, Edwards also had his eye on a woman he met on the trails. National Enquirer initially broke the shocking news that Edwards fathered a child with videographer Reille Hunter while his wife Elizabeth was battling breast cancer. After first denying the lovechild, Edwards eventually came clean. His wife filed for separation and passed away in 2010.
Elizabeth Taylor may have been married eight times but she has always said actor and fellow Cleopatra co-star Richard Burton was the love of her life. Apparently their onscreen chemistry lasted well after they left the movie set. Taylor and Burton’s affair came to light when the paparazzi caught them on a private yacht in 1962. Taylor and Burton were married at the time, just to different people. Eventually the two divorced their respective spouses and were free and clear to marry each other. Their first marriage lasted a decade. They divorced and remarried and then divorced again.
Actress Meg Ryan was America’s sweetheart. That is until cameras busted the You’ve Got Mail star in the throws of passion with Russell Crowe. The two had been working together filming Proof of Life and were continuing to spend time with each other outside of work. The only problem was Ryan was married at the time to actor Dennis Quaid. Ryan and Quaid called it quits soon after. It wasn’t until years later that Ryan revealed Quaid was unfaithful for much of their marriage.
Actor Balthazar Getty married his wife Rosetta in 2000. The couple has four children together and all seemed well between the two until photos surfaced of the very married Getty making out with a topless Sienna Miller. The “Brothers & Sisters” star and his wife split up following the public display of affection but a month later, the two decided to work out their problems and give it another shot.
Tim Burton may be best known for his vivid and colorful movies but earlier this month the Alice In Wonderland director made headlines for reasons other than his work. Paparazzi caught Burton leaving a London theater with a mysterious blonde. While it’s perfectly acceptable to enjoy a play with a woman other than his longtime partner Helena Bonham Carter, Burton and his female companion were busted after they ducked in the shadows to canoodle. Carter, who’s been with the director for 12 years and is the mother of his two children, has insisted there was nothing going on between the two. Okay…
South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford was a well-respected Republican destined for a national office but that all changed during the summer of 2009. For six days, Sanford was missing in action. As speculation grew about his whereabouts, the media relentlessly stayed on the case even after Sanford’s spokesman said he was hiking on the Appalachian trails. The truth was the governor was holed up in Argentina with his mistress. The press was waiting for the governor at the airport when he returned from South America. Sanford finished out his term and his wife filed for divorce. Determined to turn his mistress into a housewife, Sanford popped the question last year and is currently a U.S. Representative, serving the same district he served before becoming governor.
The paparazzi may not have been around to catch Ashton Kutcher in the hot tub with the two women that ended his marriage to Demi Moore, but they were the ones to blow the lid off the fact that he started dating Mila Kunis before the papers were even filed. In September 2012, the paps caught Ashton and Mila frolicking through New York kissing and holding hands. And though he and Demi were separated at the time, he didn’t actually file divorce papers until December 2012.
We don’t know why anyone would cheat on Andersoon Cooper, but when his ex-boyfriend Ben Maisani did, he didn’t even try to be subtle. Paparazzi busted Ben in a public park kissing all over another man. Needless to say the relationship ended very quickly afterward.