From Mistress To Mrs. – Stars That Married ‘The Other Woman’
Celebrities are in many things, just like ordinary people. They are born, they go through challenging high school days, and they get to fall in love, to suffer, and make everyday decisions. The only difference between non-celebrities and celebrities is that they can wake up this morning and buy a house, new car, or fly from one point A to Earth’s most distant place.
However, it can be extra juicy and drama-filled every day, just like movies they star in when it comes to their love life. When they fall in love, go through a divorce, or into a wedding ceremony, they can’t do so in private – their life is always public, even when they have affairs. These celebrity relationships started as scandals hurt many along the way, but they still manage to maintain their love. Prepare to be amazed. We’ve rounded up ten stars who went from mistress to Mrs.
25. Miranda Lambert
Miranda and Shelton first met in far 2005. That same year they had a mutual performance. Both claim that the first spark happened on that stage, and they knew that they should be together. At the time, Shelton was married to Kanyette Williams, but that didn’t stop him from pursuing Lambert.
He and Williams separated in 2006, and in 2011 Shelton and Lambert were engaged. However, they weren’t meant to last because Shelton found true love with Gwen Stefani as coaches on ‘The Voice.’
24. Angelina Jolie
Brad was married to Jennifer Aniston when rumors about cheating with Jolie started. They worked together on Mr. & Mrs. Smith when it became clear that they have an enormous mutual attraction toward each other.
Pitt and Aniston went separate ways, and one year later, Brad and Angeline went public with a baby on board. Together they raised six children. Unfortunately, they also separated.
23. Britney Spears
Britney had a pretty rough life during the 2000s. Back in 2004, a famous singer was involved with a backup dancer, Kevin Federline. After three months of dating, the two were engaged. At the time, Kevin was engaged to someone else, Shar Jackson. Moreover, Shar was pregnant at the time with her second child with Federline.
Ignoring this, Britney and Kevin tied a knot a few months later, and the couple and two sons together. Spears and Federline ended up divorcing in 2006.
22. LeAnn Rimes
Leann Rimes is mostly known as a famous country star who delivered one of the biggest soundtracks hits ever, ‘Can’t Fight the Moonlight’ for the movie ‘Coyote Ugly.’ Everyone saw her as this sweet and gentle country star until she met the famous actor Eddie Cibrian on the set of Lifetime’s Northern Lights in 2009.
They both were married at the time, but that didn’t stop them from falling in love. Cibrian was married with two children to real housewives of Beverly Hills reality star Brandi Glanville who speaks very candidly about the whole mess on the show, although she isn’t the biggest LeAnn fan. Rimes and Eddie got married in 2011.
21. Tori Spelling
Spelling and McDermott first met in far 2005, on the set of Mind Over Murder in 2005. Rumor has it that from that moment, they knew that they are made one for another. However, there was a tiny issue… they were married to other people! After only one month that both filled for divorce and the following year, they walked down the aisle.
Although they seem happy and have a big family, McDermott admitted to cheating on Spelling, and the two are trying to work everything out. Sounds like true love, right?
20. Gabrielle Union
Union and Wade started dating back while he was still married to wife Siohvaughn Funches-Wade, mother of his two children. Union still denies those allegations. Wade divorced his wife, who sued Union for emotional damage. Union and Wade were forced to admit their relationship but decided to take it slow since their marriages fall apart.
Wade’s divorce lasted for six years, and the couple decides to take a little break. In the meantime, Wade got another woman pregnant. Somehow they managed to get past behind them, and they got married in 2014.
19. Alicia Keys
Can you imagine Alicia Keys being the ‘other woman’? Yes, that’s right. When Alicia first started dating Swizz, he was married to R&B singer Mashonda with a newborn.
According to Keys, Swizz and his wife were already calling it quits when she stepped in. Mashonda doesn’t agree with this claim, but Alicia and Swizz got married in 2010. They have two children together.
18. Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts and Danny Moder have one of the most stable marriages in Hollywood. However, they had a bumpy start. The famous couple met on the set of The Mexican, where Moder was a cameraman.
At the time, Julia was in a relationship with Benjamin Bratt, and Moder was married to makeup artist Vera Steimberg. Still, that didn’t stop them from dating and creating their mutual fairytale.
17. Amber Heard
In far 2009, Amber Heard and Johnny Depp met while filming The Run Diary. At the time, Heard was 28-year-old, and Depp was with his children’s mother, Vanessa Paradis.
However, he fell in love with young Amber and separated from Vanessa. The two got married and enjoyed many years in love until they started with some destructive relationship behavior. Today, Depp and Amber are separated.
16. Melanie Griffith
Melanie and Antonio met on the set of Two Much when they both were married. However, they fell madly in love, and both divorced their spouses quickly.
The two were fast to get married and wen ton to have one of Hollywood’s most solid relationships. Sadly, after 20 years of marriage, they decided to divorce.
15. Claire Danes
Danes and Crudup initially met on the set of Stage Beauty. What started as a fling became such a serious romance that Crudup left his pregnant wife. This was pretty shocking even for Hollywood.
Danes and Billy got married, and everything looked OK, until 2006 when Danes got involved with co-star Hugh Dancy on the set of Evening. Danes left Billy and married Hugh in 2009. The couple welcomed their first child in 2013.
14. Jennifer Lopez
When Lopez and Anthony announced that they are together, people loved it. Seeing them together performing and being together in private life seemed fitting because their energy was easy to spot.
They were married less than a week after his divorce was finalized with former Miss Universe, Dayanara Torres. Naturally, people assumed that they were dating while Marc was married to Torres. They tied the knot in 2004. Together, they have two children, twins. Sadly, the two decided to divorce in 2011.
13. Soon-Yi Previn
Yeah, this was an unusual one… Woody Allen was in a decade-long relationship with actress Mia Farrow. The two never got married but had a stable and serious relationship until it ended. Their relationship is actually one of the most bizarre relationships in Hollywood.
Allen was having a relationship with Farrow’s adopted daughter, Soon-Yi Previn. Their relationship went public when arrow discovered it. At the time, Allen was 56 and Soon-Yi 21. The two got married in 1997, and they have two adopted children. They are still happily married.
12. Debra Messing
Before she started dating Chase, Debra was ending her marriage with Daniel Zelman. After filing for divorce, her romance with singer Willian Chase was exposed.
At the time, Chase was married, but he did divorce later. Debra and Will never married, although their relationship lasted for three years. They separated in far 2014.
11. Gisele Bunchen
Some attractions are so strong that people are okay with leaving their children behind to start a new life chapter. Gisele did not break up a marriage, but Tom Brady did leave his girlfriend of three years, Bridget Moynahan.
At the time, she was pregnant with Tom’s baby. Still, Brady pursued his happiness with Gisele, and the two got married in 2009. They have two children together.
10. Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
The world was in shock when Charles left Diana for another woman. Camilla and Charles met in 1970 at a polo match and dated for a bit. They went separate ways, married other people, had children, only to get back together again in the 1980s.
Eventually, they split from their spouses, and the couple made their first appearance in 1999, three years after the tragic death of Diana. They got engaged in 2005, and two months later, they said ‘I do.’
9. Traci Lynn Johnson
Tiki Barber is a former NFL star who was on his way to a new broadcasting career after retiring from the NFL, but he lost his way when he met intern Traci Lynn Johnson.
Johnson and Barber’s started their relationship when Barber’s wife was at home eight months pregnant with twins. At the time, Barber and his wife were together for 11 years. Eventually, Johnson and Barber tied the knot, and they have a daughter together.
8. Jerry Seinfeld
In this particular case, it was Mr. Seinfeld, who was the mistress! Seinfeld and Jessica met in a gym, and from that moment, they knew that they were meant to be together. At the time, Jessica was married. Moreover, she left her husband only days after returning home from the honeymoon for the famous comedian.
They got engaged in 1998, the same year she married her first husband. The couple has three children together, and they are still very happy. Some stories do end happily ever after.
7. Ryan Shawhughes
Have you ever heard about father running away with the nanny? This is exactly what Ethan Hawke did to his wife, actress Uma Thurman, back in 2004. They were married for six years before Uma discovered that he is having an affair with the couple’s nanny, Ryan Shawhughes.
Hawke and Shawhughes continued their relationship and ended up in front of the alter in 2008. Today, they have two children together. Do Shawhughes screens her nannies now? Who knows, maybe she trusts her husband completely.
6. Kayte Walsh
While Camille was making her reality TV debut on Bravo’s Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, her husband Kelsey Grammer was having an affair. Famous doctor Frasier had an affair with British flight attendant Kayte Walsh, a woman 25 years his junior.
In 2010, Camille filed for divorce, and Kelsey went public with his new romance. The divorce was very public and very ugly. However, only two weeks after the divorce was final, Grammer and Walsh headed down the aisle at the Plaza Hotel in NYC. The couple now have two children together, making him a father of six – Grammer also had two children with Camille and another two with his first wife).
5. Brittany Kerr
Brittany Kerr and Jason Aldean were caught in 2012, sharing an intimate moment. They were spotted kissing in a bar on the sunset strip, and headlines were full of this massive news.
Aldean blamed alcohol and did his best to show the world how his at-the-time wife, Jessica Ussery, supported him. After all, they had two children together. Yet, in 2013 the two decided to separate, and a year later, Jason was engaged to Kerr.
4. Rebecca Romijn
The romance between these two famous actors began when O’Connell was not exactly single. When he meets Romijn, he was dating Giuliana Rancic, E! News anchor. At the same time, Romjin was unmarried and has just separated from her ex-husband John Stamos.
Luckily, no home-wrecking happened here, but it did leave Rancic with a broken heart. Romijn and O’Connell married in 2007, and they have two children together.
3. Patti Sciafia
Like most couples on this list, Bruce and Patti met at work. Patti Scialfa was e street band member who rocked the stage when bruce’s fame peaked. They met and fell in love during the 1988 Tunnel Of Love express tour.
At the time, the famous singer was married to actress Julianne Phillips, but the marriage came to an end just as Springsteen wrapped up the tour. By 1991, Scialfa and Springsteen tied the knot and have three children together.
2. Oksana Grigorieva
Mel Gibson was married to Robyn Moore for 30 years. Their marriage was one of the longest in Hollywood history. However, once he met young Russian beauty Oksana Grigorieva, he forgot about Robyn and their happiness.
Gibson left Moore for Oksana, who was pregnant with his child. They never got married and had a turbulent life together. Just six months after Grigorieva gave birth to the couple’s daughter, it was splitsville for the two. Oksana even filed a restraining order against Gibson, so things got really ugly. What happened with Robyn? She walked away with a whopping $400 million – one of the most massive settlement payouts of all time.
1. Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor made a quite Hollywood drama when singer Eddie Fisher left his wife, Debbie Reynolds, to marry Elizabeth. At the time, the couple had two children together (including the late Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher).
What made the situation even worse was the fact that Elizabeth and Debbie were best friends. In a weird twist of fate, Liz ditched Eddie for her Cleopatra co-star and longtime love Richard Burton in 1964. Debbie and Liz reconciled their friendship in the late ’60 and kept in touch until Liz’s death in 2011.