And When He Get On, He’ll Leave Your A**: Men Who Left Their “Ride Or Die” Chicks When They Made It REALLY Big
Fame can be a good and bad thing. It can be good for the man who gets it, and bad for the woman who stands by his side through it all. While some women have been lucky to have their men stay committed to them as the spotlight gets brighter (think LeBron James and Savannah Brinson), others get distracted by all the good looking chicks throwing themselves at them and eff up. And when that happens, they leave their “ride or dies” for something that seems better. Well, the grass isn’t always greener on the other side (and hey, sometimes it actually is). Check out these 10 fellas who got on and left their longtime loves for one reason or another (including another chick who caught their eye).
Chris Bosh Leaves Allison Mathis, Marries Adrienne Williams
Just as a heads up, know that you’re going to see many a basketball player on this list. It seems they can’t hold it together when the money comes and the thirsty chicks step up. Anywho, Bosh was in a relationship with girlfriend Allison Mathis way back when he was playing for the Toronto Raptors and struggling to get some wins. They met in 2005 and according to the Toronto Star, she was a mainstay at his games for many seasons after that. But by 2008, she got pregnant and things fell apart. There were claims that he wasn’t taking care of his daughter, Trinity, and things got ugly. But luckily, after paternity cleared up, he started supporting his little girl. While he and Allison couldn’t make it last, Bosh found love soon after with his current wife, Adrienne Bosh, and the two married in 2011, giving birth to their son, Jackson, earlier this year. Speaking of marriage, in an interview with VIBE, Allison says they were supposed to make it to the altar first, but sadly, it didn’t happen.
“We talked about it; we actually got fitted for rings and everything. We talked about the different designs and everything so it was definitely in the plans. He, of course, told my mother and assured my mother, because my mother was very kind of against us having a baby before marriage. But he assured her; he told his mother and father, so a lot of my family and I were aware that it was going to happen and it just did not.”
Rohan Marley Leaves Lauryn Hill After Five Kids, Gets Engaged To Isabeli Fontana
Who really gets the blame in this mess that was the Lauryn Hill and Rohan Marley saga? Early on there was talk that Marley was still married to another woman while he and LBoogie had, whatever it was they did, so Rohan has been getting the side eye from Lauryn’s fans for years. But after rumors spread that Lauryn allegedly had a child outside of their 15-year relationship, things got confusing, and after all that time and five babies together, Rohan all of a sudden was dating a Brazilian model and put a ring on her finger with the quickness. Who really knows why Rohan and Lauryn didn’t tie the knot, she could have possibly been anti-marriage or something, but he definitely moved on VERY fast. But hey, as long as he’s a good father….
Kevin Federline Leaves Shar Jackson And Quickly Marries Britney Spears
Bogus much? Though Kevin Federline, who early on was nothing but a back-up dancer, might be best known for his relationship with Britney Spears and the aftermath of it all, the first Hollywood chick who held him down was Shar Jackson, of “Moesha” fame. The two even have two children together, and before he was known for anything, she was there. However, when the couple was going through rocky times after she gave birth to their second child, he started dating Britney, and we all know that he didn’t look back. He married Spears after three months of dating and after two more kids and a reality show with her, she filed for divorce and per the usual, he moved on very quickly. He’s now involved with former volleyball player Victoria Prince, and she gave birth to a little girl in 2011. He keeps those kids coming!
Lamar Odom Leaves Liza Morales, Weds Khloe K After Only Dating A Few Weeks
As much as I kind of like Lamar and Khloe Kardashian together, thanks to their reality show, I can’t help but feel a little sour for his ex-girlfriend and the mother of his four children (one passed away from SIDS), Liza Morales. According to reports, the couple was together for about 12 years and dealt with a lot. But Morales claims that Odom cheated on her with multiple women in their relationship. When things didn’t work out he moved on quickly and started dating Khloe Kardashian. After a whirlwind romance that involved the couple only dating for a few weeks, they wed with the quickness and have been married for three years. If you were wondering, Morales told the Breakfast Club that she does NOT and will not watch their show.
Lionel Richie Leaves Brenda Harvey And Weds Former Mistress, Diane Alexander
In 1975, the former Commodores member and solo star married his college sweetheart, Brenda Harvey, and they were supposed to live happily ever after together, forever. Or something like that. Unfortunately though, around the time his fame peaked in the late ’80s, Richie started a relationship during his marriage with Diane Alexander and thought that his wife wouldn’t find out. However, he unfortunately felt the wrath of Brenda when she caught Alexander and her husband getting it on in bed and beat them both like they stole something. Though they tried to make it work, Harvey and Richie divorced, and he married Alexander two years later in 1995. Ironically, they divorced as well in 2004.
Dwyane Wade Separates From Siohvaughn Funches And Starts Dating Hollywood Darling, Gabrielle Union
Talk about a touchy love triangle, right? Though Siohvaughn Funches was Dwyane Wade’s high school sweetheart who rode with him as he entered the league and popped out two adorable sons for him, their relationship was a rocky one it seems. She claimed he changed when he got in the league (and even became a bit abusive) and reports came out that she actually cheated on him. But whatever really happened, it clearly signaled the end of their relationship. The two divorced in 2007, but before papers were signed while they were separated, Wade started dating Hollywood starlet Gabrielle Union. Those two have been all smiles, Twitter flirts and championship ringed up ever since, even as he went through strife (and continues to) with his ex-wife, which included a lawsuit against Union of all people for engaging in sexual 4-play in front of her sons. The case was dismissed as it was deemed bull.
Tiki Barker Leaves Pregnant Ginny Cha For Blonde Intern, Traci Lynn Johnson
As if it’s not bad enough to leave your wife for another woman, but to leave her while she’s pregnant? Now that’s just unforgivable. But that’s Tiki Barber’s style because that’s exactly how he did his ex-wife, Ginny Cha, who he had been married to since 1999. After 11 years of marriage, Barber left Cha for a 23-year-old NBC intern who, get this, also used to babysit two of their kids sometimes. The young woman, Traci Lynn Johnson, had allegedly been having a fling with Barber for about two years, and Cha claimed to have no clue and saw no signs. Little Miss Traci better hope she doesn’t get pregnant by this man (the two went on to get married this year), because he just might be out!
Swizz Beatz Leaves Mashonda, Gets Folks Pregnant, And Then Starts A Relationship With Alicia Keys
Another messy break up, producer Swizz Beatz and Mashonda Tifrere started dating one another in 1998, well before he was a well-known name in the industry. By 2004 they were married, and after a miscarriage, in 2006 they had a son (Dean’s second). Unfortunately for Tifrere, Dean had a wandering eye and even got another woman in London pregnant on top of many affairs he had during their relationship. And if that wasn’t enough, while Mashonda claimed to want to salvage their relationship, Dean started dating singer, Alicia Keys in 2009. Warnings were sent telling Keys to back off, and Tifrere even published an open letter to Alicia saying how disappointed she was via Twitter. But that didn’t stop Kasseem and Alicia’s love from growing for one another, and before folks knew, Dean and Tifrere divorced in 2010, and Keys and and the super-producer were married in 2010. She popped out little Egypt Dean at the end of that same year. They’ve been happily sitting courtside at Knicks games and in love ever since.
Eddie Cibrian Cheats On Brandi Glanville, Leaves Her For LeAnn Rimes
This one knows he’s a hot mess. Actor Eddie Cibrian seemed to be living the good life with his wife, Brandi Glanville and their two sons. They had tied the knot in 2001 and seemed to be having a successful marriage. Well, that was before he decided to do the TV movie, Northern Lights, with LeAnn Rimes. Images surfaced of the actor and his co-star (who was married her damn self) locking lips when the cameras were off, and after a lot of confusion, he must have come clean to Glanville because they separated and later filed for divorce in 2009. Him going public with Rimes all recklessly probably didn’t help the situation either, huh? Anywho, Rimes also filed for divorce from her husband, Dean Sheremet, in 2010 (a few months after Cibrian’s own divorce was finalized), and Rimes and Cibrian got married in the latter part of 2010.
Brad Pitt Leaves Jennifer Aniston, Adopts And Has Many A Child With Angelina Jolie
Okay, so Jennifer Aniston might not have been the classic definition of “ride or die” per se, but it was hard for a sista not to feel a little sad for her after her very public and embarrassing break up from Brad Pitt. The two started dating in 1998, got married in 2000 and they seemed like the perfect little duo. But when it seemed that Pitt was a bit anxious for children (he even teared up at the thought of them in an interview) and he got paired up with Angelina Jolie for Mr. & Mrs. Smith, it was pretty much the end of the road for Jenn. The couple separated in early 2005 and she wound up filing for divorce by March of that year (it was finalized in October), and he of course started being seen in public more with Angelina. While many tried to OK Brad’s choice to chuck the deuces to Jennifer because they felt Angie was an upgrade because she was just sooooo pretty, he was still dead a** wrong.