They Always Come Back: The Former Flames Of Famous Folks Who Spoke Out For Attention

January 23, 2014  |  
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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.”

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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.”

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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.”

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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.”

Source: WENN

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?”


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  • Yup

    I love me some Kanye West. Why? because “College Drop Out” will forever be the soundtrack to my College Years, that in “Late Registration.” Some would say Kanye’s constant need for approval from outside sources is narcissism. It’s a lie that narcissists have high opinions of themselves. As a matter of fact narcissism comes from have a very low opinion of one’s self. I think his mother ( may she rest in peace, I cried when she died) filled his head with a lot of things because his parents divorced and he was a nerd. I can relate to this, because since I had some problem growing up, my mom use to tell me a lot of things to boost my self esteem. People don’t understand, self esteem is earned not given. You have to live your life and prove to yourself, that you’re worth it. No one can tell you this. Anyway, he did better with Alexis. She kept him grounded, he was losing weight with her, everything. Oh well.

  • T.G

    Halle Berry deserved better he did beat her

  • T.G

    He mad cause Mariah has moved on and he should too. Ppl always try to down the ex wn they see them doing better than them without them

  • Guest

    that’s a reeeeally good picture of Brooke. she looks like a fraggle IRL

  • Yea Beyoncé do look like she’s boring in the bed..she look like she
    don’t do “extra” things that a typical woman should do to and for her
    man. I doubt if Jay is getting her mouth piece but I’m sure she’s
    getting his.

    • rainbow

      i get the vibe Bey is a freak lol

  • LoisLane2

    Rohan Marley is full of it. Maybe one thing you could have done to show Lauryn you loved here was to marry her! And you didn’t mourn the relationship long at all..shortly after you two broke up with her you had moved on with that other woman and shortly after that you proposed to her. Nobody believes your lame B.S.

  • Nancy

    “You Oughta Know”/Dave Coulier information was out when the song first came out. I remember seeing out on VH1 when I was a in 5th grade. It didn’t just come out in 2008 (I was done with college by then).

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  • PleaseDOBetter

    If that is true about Kanye, then it makes ABSOLUTE sense why he is with Kim.

  • tammy

    Once these women became famous.. These guys were gonna get dumped anyway. The guys handsome.. But their pockets aint deep enough.

  • Maile00

    Wow @David Justice lol

    • CC

      Lol, I was thinking more like OUCH!!!

  • Bull squat

    Jesus Christ… He probably cheated on her cuz she can’t screw… She’s a lez by the way.. She probably is a wack lover… And he only feels bad cuz she blew up, NOT CUZ he misses her “love” GTFOHWTBS…. This is a lame article I refuse to click any pages to read further than the front page.

    • Guest

      I do agree that he only feels bad because she blew up and that is just ridiculously pathetic. Mscheeeew!

    • mind_sayer

      Yea Beyoncé do look like she’s boring in the bed..she look like she don’t do “extra” things that a typical woman should do to and for her man. I doubt if Jay is getting her mouth piece but I’m sure she’s getting his.

    • u mad?

      Oh please have u not seen bey new videos? That girl had straight women que as tioning their sexuality. Im sure she’s better in bed than u hating hoes which is why she is married & been with ths same dude for over 10 yrs.

      • Auntieruckus

        YOU question your sxuality.

    • jamy47

      He cheated because she didnt want to have sex before marriage. That same article confirmed that. Then she met Jay and it was over. I bet with Jay she didnt even wait for marriage to put up but then again she was too young when she was with the other guy.

      • LoisLane2

        I always heard rumors that Beyonce got pregnant by Lyndell when they were young and had an abortion. I can’t see her trying to hold onto her virginity for very long.