Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. The well-known women on this list took to social media, to the media, and sometimes even to the work email of their spouses to let the world know that their man was a cheater, and they were done with them. Sometimes they even called out the mistress involved too. In some cases, the scorned wife or girlfriend was able to be friendly with their ex after a lot of time had passed, but for others, the love was lost. Here are 10 ladies who put their cheating spouses on blast for their behavior.
Mashonda and Swizz Beatz have come a long way. While the two can go on vacations together–and with his wife Alicia Keys–for the sake of their children, a few years ago, Mashonda put her ex-husband and Alicia Keys in particular on blast. She claimed that she had asked Keys to stop having involvement with the producer while they were trying to work things out in their marriage, but that didn’t happen, so she put out a scathing open letter.
“My concern with AK is no longer the fact that she assisted in destroying a family but that she has the audacity to make these selfish comments about love and wanting to be with someone, even after knowing their situation. How is this the same Superwoman that I sang out loud with in my truck? I ask myself sometimes. If you are reading this Alicia, let me start by saying, you know what you did. You know the role you played and you know how you contributed to the ending of my marriage. You know that I asked you to step back and let me handle my family issues. Issues that you helped to create.”
Siovaughn Funches Wade
The ex-wife of Dwyane Wade has been at odds with her former husband for so long, we can barely remember if and when they had happy times. When they’re not battling over child custody and visitation, back in the day, she took quite a few digs in interviews at Wade and his girlfriend (now fiancée), Gabrielle Union.
“Separated and divorced are two different things. I’m not certain when it happened or when she happened but I know that I was very married. I know that me and Dwyane at that time had talked about reconciliation. I was still even intimate sometimes with my then husband. So, does that constitute sleeping or having an affair with somebody’s husband? Yes. To me, divorce and separation are always two different things.”
Tameka Raymond and Chilli
When the relationship between Usher and Chilli ended in 2003, she claimed that he had done the ultimate “no no” and that they would NEVER get back together, which people assumed meant that he cheated. However, Chilli would later say he didn’t actually cheat. Usher’s slate is clear, right? Wrong. While going through ugly custody proceedings with his ex-wife, Tameka Raymond, she put on blast the fact that Usher cheated on her with one of her bridesmaids while speaking to Entertainment Tonight. She wanted to let folks know that he’s not as sweet and innocent as they think:
“He admitted to sleeping with one of the two. It was a very disappointing revelation. I had suspected for some time. You have to understand, this is like family to us. This is someone who was there when my children were born. She took me to the hospital when I was in labor with one of them. I hate to say it but I somewhat empathize with her because I feel that she was vulnerable and she fell into somewhat of a trap.”
It was no secret that Terry McMillan was enraged by the admission from her husband that he was gay after he had an affair with another man. Jonathan Plummer was the man who inspired How Stella Got Her Groove Back, but he would later become a pain in her a** during and after their divorce proceedings. During it, she did an interview where she referred to Plummer as “a f***ing Duracell, and I want him out of my f***ing life, and he won’t let me out of his life. I can’t live like this.” And during their divorce proceedings in court, Plummer reportedly shared angry letters McMillan had sent him (which went public), where she claimed she cheated on him too because she knew he was gay and cheating on her:
“I wonder how you’d feel if I told you that I had plenty of sex when I was in New York. When I was in Spain and Paris. That I have been cheating on you for three years because you were a drag, because you were boring, because you got on my nerves, because you were embarrassing . . . you acted like a homosexual and you couldn’t carry on an intelligent conversation.”
Mike Nilon messed with the wrong one. After almost nine years of marriage, Garcelle Beauvais found out her husband had been stepping out on her, and took to his work email to let all his coworkers know he was a dog. New York Post Page Six claimed she said this to all the folks in his office:
“Tiger Woods/Jesse James/Mike Nilon,” the former “NYPD Blue” star wrote to Nilon’s colleagues, “What do they have in common . . . I found out today that MY husband of almost 9 yrs has been having an affair for 5 yrs with some slut in Chicago. I am devastated!!!! And I have been duped!! Our boys don’t deserve this!”
Now retired NBA star Ben Wallace allegedly got the shock of his life when he found out that a woman he had been cheating on his wife with was pregnant, and he was allegedly so shocked he got in a car accident (he would later be sent to jail for a year for leaving the scene of that crash). When his wife, Chanda Wallace, found out, she reportedly made a Twitter account and put his mistress (whose handle is @msindydee) on blast for cheating with her husband. It was quite ugly. Excuse the language:
Cole has been taking shots at her estranged husband Daniel “Boobie” Gibson for a while now because he cheated (that’s at least what she claimed he did when speaking to the Breakfast Club). But rumors spread in February that he was not just messing around, but messing around with a particular stripper from Houston, and well, Gibson’s choice to take pictures with this woman and put them on Instagram didn’t really help quell those rumors. She lashed out on Twitter, saying:
Things are pretty good between Kevin Hart and his ex-wife Torrei Hart. He has spoken publicly about his cheating days during their marriage and his regret of it. But back before they even divorced, Torrei, who is a comedienne in her own right, put him on blast in a stand-up show:
“I’ve been married six years. Let me tell you why I’m really angry. I’m really angry because I’ve been having the same p*nis for the last six years of my life. I want some new p*nis. But here’s the thing, I can’t cheat because my husband is known and if I cheat it’s going to get back to him and I’m pissed off because I know he cheats.
I’m okay with him cheating but my thing is just don’t have women calling my phone talking about ‘Is this Torrei?’ ‘Yes, this is Torrei. Why? Who is this?’ ‘I’m f**king yo man!’ I was like um, okay, ‘I hope you wore a condom because you know he be out there doing his damn thing. And sh*t, I don’t know what the n*gga got cause I’m not having sex with him, so I suggest you strap up okay. You can have him.’”
Mary Lee Shackelford
Shackelford was married to Steve Harvey for 16 years, and while Harvey is known for the relationship advice he gives everyone else, Shackelford stated in 2011 that her ex-husband was a no-good cheater in a YouTube video.
In the video, she said that Harvey cheated on her for 15 years of that 16-year marriage, and did so with his current wife, Marjorie. She made disparaging remarks about Marjorie too, saying that she called their home constantly and even sent items for Harvey knowing and not caring that he was married. She also claimed that Harvey was abusive to their son, and because she violated a gag order they had by speaking on all this personal business, Shackelford was jailed for 30 days.
The “Can’t Raise A Man'” singer hasn’t ever been shy about calling people out when she needs to, and she did just that when her brief relationship with Indiana Pacers baller Lance Stephenson ended amid rumors that he cheated. She made it clear that she did, and that she was done with him, when speaking to fans on social media:
“I hate a liar!!! I can forgive alot but a liar is a coward to me. I don’t respect a coward, so we can’t rock. If you gotta lie to do your dirt, you ain’t a real BOSS. A boss will hurt you with the truth before they tell you a lie.”
And she said this on Twitter:
“I’m single. Ill explain later. I have to do what’s best for me. If it doesn’t make you smile, know when to walk away. There’s only so much a heart can take. No one deserves to be lied to and cheated on.”