Celebrities who have been caught in cheating scandals

So you thought you were the only one who’s faced cheating drama? Well, these rich and famous celebrities who put up a perfect life on social media have also had their own fair share of cheating drama.

Quite a few entertainment scandals are based on speculation and secondhand information, so when a celebrity confirms an aspect of their relationship, it’s always a big deal. And it’s an even bigger deal if it involves cheating.

Some couples credit cheating with making their relationships better than ever, while others immediately broke things off.

Keep reading to see the 22 celebrities who have admitted to — or been caught — cheating.

Check out some of these celebrities who have been caught in cheating scandals:

Jay-Z and Beyoncé used their music to work through Jay-Z’s infidelity.

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The couple welcomed twins in June.  Tom Ford/Getty Images

When Beyoncé released “Lemonade,” she put a spotlight onto her marriage with Jay-Z. There was so much speculation about who “Becky with the good hair” was that it became a meme.

The duo was quiet about whether “Lemonade” was based on their marriage until 2017, when Jay-Z released his new album “4:44” which was full of apologies to Beyoncé and their daughter Blue. He eventually came clean about cheating during an interview.

Scott Disick and Kourtney Kardashian have had their ups and downs throughout their relationship, including Scott admitting to being a sex addict.

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The couple share three children: Mason, Penelope, and Reign.  Chris Weeks/Getty Images for Calvin Klein

These two have such a complex relationship their family doesn’t even know if the two are in a relationship sometimes. Scott Disick and Kourtney Kardashian need their own timeline.

Pictures emerged of Disick and his ex-girlfriend Chloe Bartoli getting pretty cozy while on vacation (Kardashian’s reaction was captured on an episode of “Keeping Up With The Kardashians”). The two broke up after this incident, but continued to have a rocky relationship.

First, her sister, Kim, caught a girl hiding in Disick’s bathroom in Dubai. And finally, the eldest Kardashian invited Disick on a family vacation to Costa Rica. He ended up sneaking a girl into his hotel room — while he was trying to reunite with his ex. This final incident is what prompted Kardashian to tell Scott they were never ever getting back together.

Every so often, there are rumors of reconciliation between the two, especially now that Disick has broken up with longtime girlfriend Sofia Richie. It remains to be seen what happens between these two co-parents.

Kanye West reportedly cheated on Kim with Jeffree Star

The cat is out of the bag: Kanye cheating with Jeffree Star?

The demise of KimYe’s love fountain really took the internet by surprise on the first week of 2021. As if the pair’s divorce rumours weren’t enough, it is now alleged that Kanye West is cheating (or at least slept with) Jeffree Star.

The story starts here: on Tuesday (January 5), we dropped a bombshell that Kim and Kanye were filing for divorce. “She’s done,” a source told the publication. “This divorce is happening because Kim has grown up a lot. She is serious about taking the bar exam and becoming a lawyer, she is serious about her prison reform campaign. Meanwhile Kanye is talking about running for president and saying other crazy shit, and she’s just had enough of it.” Fair enough.

Yesterday (January 6), while protesters stormed the US Capitol in an incident “as close to a coup attempt” as the US has ever seen, bigger and more important news was emerging on TikTok: Kanye has been unfaithful to Kim (or so the rumour goes). What’s more, he’s allegedly cheated with a “very famous male beauty guru” – believed to be Jeffree Star.

Hugh Grant cheated on Elizabeth Hurley with a sex worker.

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It’s been over 20 years since Grant’s arrest.  Albert Ortega/Getty Images

Cheating isn’t illegal, but engaging in “lewd conduct in a public place” sure is. Hugh Grant was arrested in 1995 when he was caught with Divine Brown in his car, who he had paid $60 to perform oral sex on him. His girlfriend, Elizabeth Hurley, ended up standing by him for another five years, but eventually the couple broke up.

Proving to have a good sense of humor, Hurley recently referenced the scandal on her show “The Royals.” Her character hired a male escort who called himself “Huge Grant.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger famously fathered a son with his family’s housekeeper during his marriage to Maria Shriver.

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The couple seen here in 2006.  Ethan Miller/Getty Images

It was a bombshell when Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver announced their separation after 25 years in 2011 — and it became even more shocking when it was revealed Schwarzenegger fathered a son back in 1997 with Mildred Patricia Baena. She was their housekeeper at the time.

Schwarzenegger admitted that he thinks about his affair “every so often,” but he does have a healthy relationship with his son Joseph Baena (who really is the spitting image of his famous father).

Tiger Woods had one of the most explosive divorces in celebrity history.

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It took years for Woods’ golf game to recover.  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

On Thanksgiving in 2009, Tiger Woods’ life was forever changed — news of his serial cheating became public. When all was said and done, Woods admitted to sleeping with multiple women, though it all started with one: Rachel Uchitel.

Woods’ televised statement about the scandal was long. But the confession was relatively succinct: “I was unfaithful. I had affairs. I cheated.”

Jada Pinkett Smith admitted on “Red Table Talk” that she had an “entanglement” with R&B singer August Alsina during her marriage to Will Smith, although they were separated at the time.

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The two worked through it.  Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Though the Smiths themselves wouldn’t call it a scandal, the rest of the world was shocked when Alsina spoke about a relationship he had with Pinkett Smith during an interview in June 2020.

“I totally gave myself to that relationship for years of my life, and I truly and really, really deeply love and have a ton of love for her,” he said. He went on to claim that Smith knew about the relationship, and gave Alsina and Pinkett Smith his “blessing.”

Naturally, people were shocked, as the Smiths are one of the longest-lasting and famous Hollywood couples in recent history. First, the couple issued a quick statement denying the relationship, but Pinkett Smith announced on her Twitter that she was “taking [herself] to the Red Table.”

On July 10, the Smiths sat down at the red table, and discussed their relationship. They spoke about a dark period in their marriage, when they thought they were going to separate and “never speak again.” That’s when Pinkett Smith and Alsina began their relationship — or, what Pinkett Smith originally called “an entanglement.” Smith denied giving Alsina “permission” (although Alsina didn’t call it that), but did know that the two were seeing each other.

However, Alsina and Pinkett Smith’s relationship came to an end, once she and her husband decided to try and work things out, which they did.

Kris Jenner had an affair during her marriage to Robert Kardashian.

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Kardashian was famously OJ Simpson’s defense attorney.  Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images and Nick Ut/AP Images

Kris Jenner admitted to having an affair with friend Todd Waterman (written about with the false name Ryan in her 2011 memoir “Kris Jenner … And All Things Kardashian.” Waterman later admitted he was Ryan in an interview.

Jenner later stated that her only regret in life was divorcing Kardashian.

Waterman, for his part, has spoken about the affair too. “There’s several things I regret and it’s definitely the pain that it did cause Robert and the children specifically.  I think it affected Kourtney the most. I know she was definitely affected and I always felt bad about that,” he told the Daily Mail in 2012

Kevin Hart admitted to cheating on his pregnant wife.

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Hart and his wife, Eniko Parrish at the “Jumanji” premiere.  Christopher Polk/Getty Images
The story of Kevin Hart’s infidelity is confusing, to say the least.

He first denied any cheating in July 2017, then posted a video on Instagram apologizing with the caption, “Sending so many apologies to my wife & kids. I gotta do better and I will. I’m not perfect and have never claimed to be …I love you all.”

It was revealed later that Hart was in the center of an alleged extortion attempt. Someone allegedly was in possession of a video of Hart and a woman engaging in sexual activity, and was trying to expose Hart and receive money. During an interview with “The Breakfast Club,” Hart admitted to his cheating.

Hart spoke about the scandal in 2020 on a podcast. He said that when Parrish found out, it “wasn’t a walk in the park,” but she “came to an amazing conclusion of, ‘I like the fact that we have a family, that we have a household, and I like the fact that we now got a job to do to get better,'” Hart said. “‘That’s what you owe me. You owe me [to] get better.'”

Tristan Thompson reportedly cheated on Khloe Kardashian more than once.

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Thompson and Kardashian.  Jerritt Clark/Getty Images

On April 11, 2018, photos of Thompson appearing to cheat on his then-nine-months-pregnant girlfriend Khloe Kardashian surfaced — and immediately things went from bad to worse. TMZ then revealed video footage from October 2017 that showed Thompson supposedly kissing two other women at a club.

Despite the cheating rumors, Thompson was with Kardashian for the birth of their child, as seen on an episode of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.” The two remained a couple: an anonymous source told Us Weekly that the pair were “fully back together.”

However, on February 19, 2019, reports surfaced that Kardashian and Thompson had split because he had cheated on her again — this time with a close friend of the family, Kylie Jenner’s best friend and roommate, Jordyn Woods.

Anonymous party attendees told TMZ that Thompson and Woods “were all over each other” and “making out.” Since then, Woods and Jenner severed all ties, Kardashian and Woods got in a public spat on social media, and Woods broke her silence on Jada Pinkett-Smith’s talk show, “Red Table Talk.”

While Kardashian and Thompson remain broken up, they regularly appear together to support their daughter.

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