They Always Come Back: The Former Flames Of Famous Folks Who Spoke Out For Attention
Breakups aren’t easy, especially when the person you’ve lost winds up being one of the biggest stars on the planet and you have to see them everywhere. You can either suck it up and move forward, or, you can do like these random folks and start talking to the media about why you either still love the person, or speak on why they “ain’t s**t.”
Beyoncé and Lyndell Locke
There is probably no bigger person who needs to get over their ex than Beyoncé’s former boo, Lyndell Locke, who spoke out more than once about loving and losing Bey. He talked AGAIN late last year to The Sun:
“Beyonce was the love of my life and I was hers, so losing her is still my biggest regret…I’ll be honest — it was me that messed everything up and lost her for ever to Jay Z, but I deserved it. Who cheats on a woman as beautiful as Beyonce? Well, I am that man and it’s something that’ll always haunt me.”
Ciara and LaKyle Thomas
If you don’t know him by now, meet actor and model LaKyle Thomas–the extra random dude who posted all these random messages on his social media about his former high school sweetheart, Ciara. Including this one on Facebook:
I truly loved Ciara in high school and still do. Guess it don’t matter about what WE had in the past cause you seem happy now. Congrats on the new baby Ciara.
Of course, he tried to come out last week and say that he was just joking and that the media lied on him, but when asked if he still had a shot with Ci Ci, would he try and get her back, he said he would:
“Since the gloves are off… at the end of the day, if she was still on the market, yeah, I’d definitely go for it. She’s a good woman. But right now she’s engaged—happy for her, happy for the baby.”
Lauryn Hill and Rohan Marley
And no, we’re not talking about her super spiteful ex Wyclef Jean. Instead, we’re talking about Rohan Marley, the man she was with for more than a decade and had five children with. Once their relationship ended in 2011, he started dating Brazilian model Isabeli Fontana and even proposed to her, but even that relationship fell apart. After the fact, Marley claimed that he regretted not doing a better job of showing Hill how much he loved her in an interview in early 2013, telling Open Magazine:
“I feel sad that I loved her so much and I faltered in expressing it to her somehow. It was my fault that she did not understand how I felt, and it was sad that we did not work out in that relationship sense. I was heartbroken for a long time.”
Anne Hathaway and Raffaello Follieri
Hathaway’s relationship with ex, Raffaello Follieri, didn’t come to an end because of the usual stressors on a relationship, but because Follieri was a fraud–literally. Follieri, an Italian real estate developer, was charged in 2008 of defrauding investors of his Follieri Foundation by pretending he had connections to the Vatican. His relationship ended with Hathaway when all this went down. After pleading guilty, he went to prison for nearly four years (and was deported back to Italy), but spoke out in 2012 to People about his love for Hathaway, who is now married to actor Adam Shulman:
“We were talking about marriage. I was very much in love with her.”
Lil Wayne and Karrine Steffans
Karrrine Steffans has been EXTREMELY vocal in the past about her love for Weezy F. Baby, both in interviews and on social media. She even wrote a book about their unorthodox type of love, called How To Love A Martian and could be a bit risque with her declarations:
She said in December that they’re no longer together, but looking back, Steffans says that the rapper actually “taught me how to love.”
Brandy and Robert Smith
Who could forget Brandy’s ex- “husband” Robert Smith? Brandy told media back in 2002, around the time that she got pregnant with her daughter Sy’rai, that the couple secretly wed in 2001. And after three years of allegedly being married, the couple split in 2004. It was soon after this time that Smith went on multiple radio stations in New York to say that he and Brandy were never married but that they pretended to be to preserve B Rocka’s wholesome image. He also claimed that he wasn’t in love with the singer romantically, but loved her just as a friend. These statements were extremely hurtful to the singer, who had to come out and admit they weren’t ever legally married:
“He is trying to destroy my reputation while using me and our daughter to get publicity and radio airplay for his artists. I am stunned that he is being so dirty about it.”
Big Sean and Brytni Sarpy
This young lady only came forward because she had issues with Naya Rivera’s song, “Sorry.” In it, the Glee star claimed that Big Sean was hers, and all of his exes (homegirl even named names) who didn’t like it would just have to deal with it. But Sean’s ex-boo Brytni Sarpy wasn’t having it. She took to social media to set the record straight about Naya’s song and Sean being a cheater:
“I mean it’s on you if you want to publicly admit your role in cheating as positive. But remember…telling your fans who are mostly young girls that its ok to disrespect another woman is foul. Sorry. Not sorry.”
Kanye West and Brooke Crittendon
Before there was Kim or even Amber, Kanye West was arm and arm with ex-girlfriend Brooke Crittendon after the release of The College Dropout. They dated for more than a year (she says about two and a half), but there were rumors they split partly because she was allegedly running around talking crazy on MySpace (throwback!). Who really knows the truth though? What Crittendon does know, that she decided to share last year, is that Kanye is insecure. Well, duh. She told The Sun:
“He was not macho. He needed you to be with him and needed your opinion. He was quite vulnerable.
He was insecure as he couldn’t be with me every day. I got the impression he worried he wasn’t good enough for me. He needs people to tell him he is good and that he is needed and wanted.”
Alanis Morisette and David Coulier
“You Oughta Know” is the ultimate angry white girl jam, and it’s one of my favorites, but who knew it was about Uncle Joey from Full House? At least, that’s what he claimed. Dave Coulier says he was newly divorced father of two when he started dating the much younger singer, pre her Jagged Little Pill days. When things didn’t work and he left her to be with someone around his own age, he says “You Oughta Know” came out of anger from that. YEARS after the song came out, he decided to talk about it for attention in 2008 to the Calgary Sun, and discussed the first time he heard the song:
“I said, ‘Wow, this girl is angry (when he first heard the song while driving).’ And then I said, ‘Oh man, I think it’s Alanis,'” Coulier revealed. “I listened to the song over and over again, and I said, ‘I think I have really hurt this person.'”
When asked if the song was indeed about Coulier, Morissette responded with, “I write these songs for myself, not other people.”
Mariah Carey and Damion Young
No, not Tommy Mottola, but Damion “Damizza” Young, who was a music producer for Carey, would speak out and try to profit from talking about his relationship with the diva. He actually wrote a tell-all book about his life, including his relationship with Carey, called Guilty By Association, which pushed Carey to send him a cease and desist letter. He wasn’t too happy about this, and issued an angry statement to the media about his book and her reaction to it all:
Yes. Mariah & I dated. It was hell.
Everybody in this industry saw what I did for Mariah. And for what I did, or said, I have NO apologies. If you think for 1 second I’m afraid of Facebooks’ lawyer, that Mariah is hiding behind, you are crazy. Sweetheart, are you afraid I might say something that would end your career?
Halle Berry and David Justice
Halle Berry has dated quite a few famous men over the years, including Shemar Moore, who says he fell hard for the star (“She was the first woman to really knock my socks off”). But then there was David Justice, who after filing for divorce from their tumultuous marriage, one he was accused of being violent in, spoke about her in a 1997 issue of Jet, and not in the fondest of ways.
“Every time you look up she’s giving interviews on our relationship trying to make me out to be this bad guy, while she is constantly making herself look like this fallen angel…If I am so bad, why didn’t she leave me? Why does she still want to be with me? If she is such a great person, why does everybody walk out of her life?”