Celebs Who Prove How You Get ‘Em Is How You Lose ‘Em
Sometimes how you get with a person is how you lose them. After being the “other person” in the relationship, these sidepieces turned main chicks found out what it felt like to be cheated on.
If “Love & Hip-Hop” is nothing else, the reality show is beyond messy. In season four we were introduced to former rapper Peter Gunz and his artist Amina Buddafly. The chemistry between the two was obvious and it was clear Gunz was dipping out on his longtime girlfriend and mother of his two sons, Tara Wallace. But we soon found out afterwards that Gunz and his artist were actually married. And when Tara found out about their union, her on-and-off relationship with the “Uptown Baby” rapper, which actually began when with her being the other woman, was over. Amina is currently pregnant with her manager’s baby.
Fantasia Barrino won audiences over when she won the third season of Fox’s “American Idol” with her tear-jerking performance of the Porgy and Bess standard “Summertime.” Since then she’s gone on to release several albums, sell millions of records worldwide and star in her very own reality show. She’s also gone on to have an extramarital affair with Antwaun Cook, a married father of two. The “When I See U” singer was sued by Cook’s soon-to-be ex-wife for knowingly pursue a relationship with a married man. Barrino gave birth to Cook’s son in 2011 but soon after that he went back to his wife.
Tori Spelling’s whirlwind courtship with Dean McDermott was something out of the fairytales. Except for the part where they were already married to two other people when they first started hooking up. After they divorced their respective spouses, they were free and clear to marry each other, which they did. Spelling gave birth to four children and all seemed right in their world until word leaked that McDermott had been unfaithful late last year. The destruction of their marriage has been the focal point of Spelling’s latest reality special, “True Tori.”
When the producers of “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” found Stevie J, Joseline Hernandez and Mimi Faust, they knew they struck gold. Never before had someone’s two-timing played out on reality television so blatantly. Mimi and Stevie J had been in a relationship for well over sadecade and had one daughter together but once he laid eyes on Joseline and started spending time with her in the studio, he was in love. Soon Mimi was looked at as the other woman, a role she has played in his life before. Back in the day when Stevie J was in a relationship with rapper Eve, Mimi was his sidepiece.
Gabrielle Union earned the not-so-nice nickname “Break A Union” after it was revealed that she started dating NBA superstar Dwayne Wade while he was still married to his high school sweetheart. Union and Wade made a happy couple. That is until the media learned there was trouble in their relationship and he stepped out and had a baby with another woman. The couple put on a united front and said the one-night stand was during a “break” in their relationship. Nowadays it looks like everything is okay with the duo as Union is currently busy planning her summer wedding to the Miami Heat baller.
He may have been popular in the south before but “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” helped put Lil Scrappy into a whole new limelight. His struggles with his relationships were one of the storylines for the past few seasons on the show. While he was still dealing with his baby mama Erica on an on-again, off-again basis, he started up a relationship with his friend Shay “Buckey” Johnson. After she developed serious feelings for the ATL rapper, he went back to Erica. Following what has turned out to be a pattern with him, this season of “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” Scrappy starts messing around on his girlfriend Bambi with his friend Erica P.
Before he was known for starring on “Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta,” Lil Scrappy was perhaps best known as the dude rapper Diamond dumped to be with fellow rapper Soulja Boy. Scrappy had been involved with his baby mama Erica for years but he left her to be with Diamond. It was all good between the two until she left him for Soulja Boy, who she had been involved with on and off for years. With his tail between his legs, Scrap went back to Erica before moving on from her for good.
Sienna Miller and Jude Law met on the set of the 2003 film Alfie. The fact that Law was a married father of three didn’t stop the two from dating. The couple got engaged the following year on Christmas Day. But by the summertime, Law was issuing Miller a public apology after getting caught with his pants down with the nanny. But by the looks of it, Miller wasn’t wasting too much time crying at home because she reportedly began an affair of her own with Daniel Craig. Three years after they separated, Law and Miller would give their relationship a try one more time before calling it quits for good in 2011.
Billy Crudup was a candidate for “Worst Scumbag of the Year” when he dumped his famous girlfriend Mary-Louise Parker, who was seven months pregnant, and got with his Stage Beauty co-star Claire Danes. The “Almost Famous” star had been in a relationship with Parker for seven years. If Parker was looking to exact some revenge on her ex, all she had to do was wait and let karma take its course. Crudup and Danes ended their relationship several years later after he found out she had been unfaithful to him.
For eight years Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon were one of the cutest couples in Hollywood. But their union came to an end when reports surfaced that Phillippe had been unfaithful with his “Stop Loss” co-star Abbie Cornish. After the divorce was finalized, the “Cruel Intentions” star was free to date Cornish openly, which he did for four years. But Cornish eventually became tired of putting up with Phillippe’s partying ways and ended things. “Ryan wasn’t going to marry her anytime soon,” said a source close to Cornish. “He was constantly out and about and doing his own thing.”
It’s not quite clear when Cassie and Sean “Diddy” Combs first turned their professional relationship into something more but when Cassie released her solo hit “Me & U” back in 2006 it was enough to grab the Bad Boy Records founder’s attention. Soon word leaked that the two were much more than mentor-mentee. During that time he was in a relationship with Kim Porter who stuck by him even when he left her for Jennifer Lopez. That is until he had a baby that was born in the same year as their twin girls. Since then Diddy has bounced back and forth between the two women. He’s also been romantically linked to actress Cameron Diaz. But Cassie stuck it out and the two have been open (at least on Instagram) about the relationship together.
For eight years she played the dutiful wife Carmela Soprano who stood by as her mobbed-up husband took on mistress after mistress. In real life Edie Falco had more in common with the sidepieces instead of the character she played. While sharing a Broadway stage with fellow co-star Stanley Tucci, the two began a steamy affair. Tucci ended up leaving his wife for the “Nurse Betty” star but eventually his heart led him back to her. Tucci remained married to his wife, who died of breast cancer in 2009.