Carmelo Anthony And 10 Other Men Who Dropped The Ball After Getting A Second Chance
When photos began circulating of Carmelo Anthony on a yacht with a bikini-clad mystery woman, most of us cringed. After separating for more than a year behind allegations of an affair that resulted in a child, the couple finally seemed to be getting back on track. Or as Lala put it, they were “figuring things out.” And that was a good thing. Most fans were rooting for the Brooklyn-born duo. However, to see the former New York Knick making headlines for another potential cheating scandal was disheartening, to say the least. But unfortunately, it wasn’t surprising. In fact, studies have shown that if a partner has cheated once, it is very likely that they will do it again. Celebrity headlines have proven this to be true time after time. Here are ten celebrity men (plus Carmelo) who dropped the ball after getting a second a chance.
It wasn’t long after we met Wacka Flocka’s partner, Tammi Rivera, on “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” that we learned the rapper had been unfaithful to her. And despite losing Rivera and getting her back multiple times, the “Round of Applause” rapper never truly seemed to learn his lesson. After tying the knot in 2014, cheating allegations continued to swirl, which fans suspect led to their separation.
“Not everyone you lose is a loss,” Rivera wrote on Instagram announcing their split just two years after exchanging vows. “Unless it’s me then you f***ed up.”
Thankfully, it seems like things are improving for the reality TV stars. In fact, after their last reconciliation, Rivera says their bond feels stronger than ever.
Kevin Hart is so open with the fact that he cheated on his ex-wife that the tales of his infidelity have made it into several of his stand-up comedy routines. Despite Torrei taking him back multiple times, the 39-year-old continued to cheat. Unfortunately, the lies and deceit didn’t end with the dissolution of his marriage to Torrei. In 2017, the Jumanji actor made headlines for cheating on his heavily pregnant second wife, Eniko.
“You don’t plan to f— up,” he later said of his transgressions during an appearance on The Breakfast Club. “You f— up, and then you go, ‘Oh s—, I f—– up’ … I’m gonna go home, I’m gonna address it, I’m gonna make my wife fully aware of what’s going on in the situation that I have now put us in and I’m hoping that she has a heart to where she can forgive me and understand that this is not going to be a reoccurring thing and allow me to recover from my f—— massive mistake. That’s what I’m trying to do not only as a man but within teaching a lesson to my son.”
Tristan Thompson cheats so often that fans have come to expect it. In her child support filing, his ex-girlfriend Jordan Craig shared that the athlete promised to be faithful on multiple occasions after he was caught cheating on her during her pregnancy.
“Tristan insisted he would change for our family, and tried to get back together on numerous occasions,” Craig explained.
Of course, we know that it didn’t. The 28-year-old Toronto native went on to cheat with reality star Khloe Kardashian and the cycle continued. Thompson cheated on Kardashian multiple times before the couple finally called it quits.
Nick Young’s tumultuous relationship with Iggy Azalea is marred by cheating scandals. In March of 2016, the 34-year-old athlete was caught on video admitting to cheating on the Australian rapper to teammate D’Angelo Russell. The couple tried to stay together but ultimately called off their wedding. Unfortunately, the cheating continued. Azalea finally decided to call it quits for good when she caught Young cheating on camera.
“I broke up with Nick because I found out he had brought other women into our home while I was away and caught them on the security footage,” Azalea tweeted. “This is just like a second shot to the chest. And I feel like I don’t even know who the hell it is I’ve been loving all this time. People in this world really are f—ked up.”
Chris Brown’s blatant disrespect of his ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran is enough to turn anyone’s stomach. Somehow, the “Deuces” singer managed to reconcile with Tran after cheating with his ex, Rihanna, but he clearly hadn’t learned his lesson. Brown’s infidelity continued after the reunion. What ultimately brought their relationship to an end was his fling with a woman from Tran’s friend circle, which resulted in a child.
Kobe and Vanessa may be living in marital bliss these days, but it’s been a long time coming. According to multiple news reports, the wives of other NBA players had alerted Vanessa to several of Kobe’s alleged extramarital relationships in the years leading up to her 2011 divorce filing.
“She’s been dealing with these incidents for a long time and has been a faithful wife, but she’s finally had enough,” a source told TMZ. “This one is the straw that broke the camel’s back.”
It appears that Kobe was able to convince Vanessa that he’s changed his ways. In 2013, the mother of two called off the divorce. The pair have since welcomed two more children.
“Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” star Kirk Frost has been known to step out on his wife, Rasheeda. We thought for sure after he threw a party where he publicly professed his love for the rapper and apologized for his misdeeds, the cheating would stop. It didn’t. Instead, it got worse. Not only did he continue to cheat, but he also had a baby with another woman. After a brief separation, the couple reunited.
“The thing is, when you guys see two minutes of some things that are going on in a relationship, not the whole aspect, people make mistakes and bad things happen. I make mistakes, he makes mistakes. I feel like sometimes when certain mistakes and things happen, sometimes you have to step back and you have to say, OK, let me reevaluate this situation,” Rasheeda told Hello Beautiful. “That doesn’t always mean divorce. It may mean reevaluate to make a person understand what they have, don’t have.”
Back in 2007, Kim Porter opened up about the numerous infidelities experienced throughout her on-again-off-again relationship with Diddy.
“As Black women, we sacrifice,” Porter told Essence. “We stand by our man, through thick and thin, through whatever. But if you feel like, ‘Maybe I am getting the short end of the stick,’ that’s when a change has to take place.”
The final straw for Kim was when she learned that the rapper had gotten another woman pregnant around the time he impregnated her with their twin daughters.
“I wasn’t even coming from the place of who, what, why,” Porter tells the magazine. “I laid low and did what women do: I did my background work, collected information [about the other woman]. But I wasn’t even on it like that because I was pregnant, and what was bubbling inside me was a blessing from God. I couldn’t let my energy be on that. I didn’t have time for any drama, trauma and bull—-.”
Worst of all, Kim revealed that she didn’t even hear the news from Diddy.
There have been several instances of infidelity in Cardi B and Offset’s relationship. Initially, the Bronx beauty brushed off the Migos rapper’s indiscretions, stating that all men cheat and she had no plans to leave.
“I’m going to make a decision in my own time with my heart and mind,” she wrote on Twitter. “I don’t need to be rushed or be told what to do. It’s my life! I belong to me not to the world.”
She went on: “Well if people are talking about it and keep asking me how I feel about the situation why not let them know? Right or wrong? No, it’s not right for a n-gga a to cheat. But what you want me to do? Go f–k me another n-gga? Start all over again and get cheated on again?”
Eventually, the cheating became too much and the two separated. However, they reunited a short time after following Offset’s public campaign to win Cardi back. So far, the pair seem to be doing well.
Though he vehemently denies that there was any funny business going on between him and the woman on the yacht, as the saying goes: where there’s smoke, there’s fire. Just days after the images surfaced, La La’s publicist issued a statement, which suggests that the “Power” actress will be filing for divorce soon.
“As La La and Carmelo have been living apart for quite some time, La La is proceeding with legal discussions as the next step in their relationship,” her representative told People. “They will remain loving and committed parents to their son.”
The statement comes just months after the couple went public with their reconciliation following their April 2017 split.