No Scandal Here: Celebrity Men Who Appear To Be Faithful
Lately there’s been a lot of attention cast on the celebrity men who dip out their spouses or girlfriends for a little loving on the side but there’s little mention of the men who stay faithful – or at least appear to be… Here’s our list of 15 faithful celebrity men who we never hear cheating rumors about.
Barack Hussein Obama was sworn in as the 44th U.S. president on January 20, 2009 but long before he was known as the first Black leader of the Free World, he was a husband to wife Michelle. The two met when Michelle was assigned to mentor a young Barack, who was a summer associate. Their first date was a trip to the theater to catch Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing and ever since the couple wed in October of ’92, Barack has done the right thing by his wife. They have two daughters together and while he has probably the most stressful job in America, the President and his First Lady appear to be just as in love living in the White House as the day they got married.
For years, rapper Jay Z played the field and focused more on his career than settling down but that all changed when he and singer Beyonce collaborated for a song. The two ended up collaborating for life. The notoriously private couple even refused to admit they were dating and it took a while before Beyonce or Jay Z opened up publicly about their marriage. Now “Drunk In Love,” Jay Z and Beyonce just celebrated their daughter Blue Ivy’s second birthday and the Brooklyn rapper has never looked happier.
When he walked onto the set of the Showtime series “Soul Food,” the last thing Boris Kodjoe expected to find was his future wife but that is exactly what happened. Playing his on-screen romance was Nicole Ari Parker. “Soul Food” went off the air in 2004 but the couple’s love is still going strong. In 2005, the couple married in a fairytale wedding in Germany and has two beautiful children together. They also worked together again by starring on the short-lived UPN sitcom “Second Time Around.” These days Kodjoe can be found on BET’s “Real Husbands of Hollywood.”
He played an international spy and playboy in the James Bond franchise, but in real life Pierce Brosnan is far from a player. The Irish actor was married to his first wife Cassandra for 11 years until she passed away in 1991 from ovarian cancer. Brosnan struggled to cope with his wife’s death and even though he was skeptical about finding love again, the Mrs. Doubtfire star was once again off of the market a few years later. He met his second wife while vacationing in Mexico in 1994 and has been with her ever since. The couple has two sons.
After becoming a Hollywood heavyweight with Good Will Hunting, which he wrote with his buddy Ben Affleck, Matt Damon dated several Hollywood starlets before he found love at a Miami bar. In 2003, while on location in the sunny city, Damon met and fell in love with Argentine-born bartender Luciana. Two years later he wed the single mother of one and the two wasted no time extending their family. Damon and his wife had three more daughters and recently renewed their vows after eight years of marriage.
Hugh Jackman may be one of Hollywood’s hottest hunks but he is also a happily married man and has been for years. Jackman met his wife Deborra-Lee on an Australian television show and tied the knot back in 1996. Ever the romantic, Jackman personally designed his wife’s engagement ring. Their wedding bands are inscribed with “Om paramar mainamar” which means as “we dedicate our union to a greater source” in Sanskrit. Debora-Lee suffered two miscarriages early on in the marriage and the couple ended up adopting two children.
In his heydey, Grant Hill was one of the best forwards in the NBA. He was also a good catch and even Anita Baker knew it because the legendary singer introduced the six foot, eight inch Dallas native to singer Tamia and sparks flew. Just as his NBA career really started to take off, the “Stranger In My House” singer took him off of the market. They wed in 1999 and have remained one of the few celebrity couples who have managed to stay out of the weekly gossip mags. Hill stuck by his wife’s side after she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and for six months she helped nurse her man back to health from a nasty MRSA infection.
Some people still look at actress Angelina Jolie with the side-eye even though she’s been with her partner Brad Pitt for years now. He may not be straying now but towards the end of his marriage to actress Jennifer Aniston, the Fight Club star has admitted to being emotionally unfaithful with his fellow Mr. & Mrs. Smith co-star. Once his union with Aniston was over, Pitt was free and clear to be with Jolie. Happy as a clam, Pitt, who desperately wanted to start a family, has six children with his life partner.
Morris Chestnut got his start in acting as the teenage father Ricky in the cult classic film Boyz N The Hood. Since then he’s gone on to star in numerous films and became one of Black Hollywood’s leading men. By his side throughout his very successful career is wife Pam Byse. They got married back in 1995 and have remained together ever since. Late last year, Chestnut reprised his character Lance Sullivan in The Best Holiday.
Mariah Carey’s first husband Tommy Mottola made her a star but he also took away a piece of her joy. Since her divorce, the “Honey” singer has been very leery about trusting men. Second husband Nick Cannon has helped ease Carey’s trust issues – somewhat. During a primetime interview when veteran television journalist Barbara Walters asked the superstar diva if she trusts her husband, she replied, “sometimes.” Although Cannon was linked to numerous women before Carey, it seems as if the “America’s Got Talent” host has found the one.
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He is probably best known for laying down the law as an assistant district attorney on “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” but at home he’s husband to actress Angela Bassett. The couple first met back in 1980 but it took 17 years before Bassett would walk down the aisle towards him. Married in 1997, the couple has a set of twins that was born via surrogate in 2006. The couple’s touching love story is the basis for the 2009 book Friends: A Love Story, which focuses on their friendship that eventually led to marriage.
Actor Omar Epps began his acting career alongside Tupac Shakur in 1992’s Juice. Epps stayed busy with one movie after another before joining the cast of the hit television drama “House.” He also stayed with his longtime girlfriend and member of the R&B girl group Total Keisha Spivey. They have been dating since 2003 and after giving birth to their child, he made an honest woman out of her. The couple tied the knot in 2006 and had another child a year later.
Rapper Jim Jones may not know how to stay out of jail but he can always depend on his longtime girlfriend and fiancé Chrissy Lampkin to bail him out. Their love was originally showcased on the reality show “Love & Hip-Hop” before they scored their own show, “Chrissy & Mr. Jones.” Jones seems to stay faithful if for no other reason than for Chrissy’s penchant for scuffles. Several days ago, Chrissy was arrested for fighting at a bar and switching roles, it was Jones who headed up to the precinct to bail her out.
It must be nice being with one of the wealthiest women in the world. Oprah Winfrey has been in a long-term and committed relationship with her boyfriend Stedman Graham since 1986. They aren’t looking to tie the knot anytime soon but their relationship has lasted longer than most marriages. Although there’s got to be some down sides to being with one of the most powerful women on television, Winfrey praises how her man handles everything. “I’ve seen people crawl over him, push him aside. He’s learned how to navigate that. That takes a confident man. That embodies who he is.”
Kanye West was rumored to be with a lot of women and was even unfaithful to Amber Rose while he creeped with his soon-to-be wife Kim Kardashian. Although he’s had his eye on the reality show star for years, it wasn’t until a few years ago when they were both single at the same time, West finally was able to be with the woman of his dreams. Kardashian gave birth to their first daughter North West last year and West proposed to his baby mama in grandiose fashion at a baseball park in San Francisco. Ready to become one in an over the top wedding, the Chicago rapper isn’t shy about expressing his love for Kardashian. He’s gushed about their relationship in interviews and a topless Kardashian was featured in his “Bound 2” video.