Hollywood stars may seem above it all, but they're still human. So of course it's devastating to their relationships when famous people get caught cheating. Actors, directors, and athletes have all been busted for having affairs. Many celebrities have even been caught cheating multiple times.
Who is the most famous celebrity who was caught cheating? Jay-Z's infidelity became headline news when Beyonce's album Lemonade seemed to confirm the rapper had cheated. Tristan Thompson also caused quite the stir when it came out that he had cheated on the mother of his child, Khloe Kardashian, with Kylie Jenner's (former) best friend Jordyn Woods.
Some of the celebrities on this list were very literally caught in the act of cheating, and their dalliances were confirmed by paparazzi photos or confessions from the celebs themselves. Others, however, have never had their widely believed indiscretions confirmed.
Photos surfaced in April 2019, allegedly showing Tristan Thompson cheating on then-nine-month-pregnant girlfriend Khloe Kardashian. She took him back initially, even though more photos and videos surfaced of him cheating. Then, all hell broke loose when it was reported he had cheated again with Kylie Jenner's (former) best friend and roommate, Jordyn Woods.
Jay-Z's infidelities famously inspired Beyonce's hit album Lemonade. On the song, "Sorry," Beyonce sings, "He better call Becky with the good hair," leading to a manhunt, with the public trying to figure out who Becky was. In November 2017, Jay-Z finally came clean, admitting that he had cheated on Beyonce. He also rapped about the infidelity on "4:44."
Birthplace: Castle Hill, New York City, New York, United States of America
Jennifer Lopez was married to Cris Judd from 2001-2003. She met Ben Affleck on the set of the 2003 film Gigli, and the two started dating. Judd and Lopez quickly divorced.
Birthplace: Berkeley, California, United States of America
Ben Affleck infamously took the family nanny, Christine Ouzounian, to a charity poker tournament in Las Vegas in June 2015, after leaving a family vacation. He insisted that nothing romantic had happened between the two of them, though it was rumored he had been dating the 28-year-old for some time. Just days later, it was announced that the two were divorcing.
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Larry King's wife Shawn – 26 years his junior – left him after he reportedly cheated on her with her younger sister. She was supposedly having an affair of her own. They eventually made up for the good of the family and never actually got divorced.
Birthplace: Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
Heidi Klum was married to Seal from 2005-2012. Their marriage ended amongst accusations that Klum was cheating on Seal with her bodyguard. After the divorce was finalized, Klum admitted that she was "seeing" her bodyguard, but claimed she never cheated on Seal.
Birthplace: Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States of America
There may not be photo evidence of Brad Pitt cheating on Jennifer Aniston with Angelina Jolie, but the timeline pretty much confirms it. Pitt was married to Aniston when he began filming the 2005 film Mr. and Mrs. Smith with Jolie. He divorced Aniston that same year and immediately took up a relationship with Jolie. The British magazine The Sun claimed that Pitt and Jolie had been checking into hotels together while Pitt was still a married man.
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
In 2012, Kristen Stewart was caught cheating on her on-again off-again boyfriend, Robert Pattinson, with her Snow White and the Huntsman director, Rupert Sanders, who was married.
Birthplace: Abilene, Texas, United States of America
Jessica Simpson was married to Nick Lachey from 2002-2006. Throughout 2005, Simpson was rumored to be having an affair with Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine. The affair was all but confirmed in January of 2006, when Simpson was seen leaving an LA hotel wearing Levine's t-shirt after the two supposedly spent the night together.
Birthplace: McComb, Mississippi, United States of America
Britney Spears allegedly cheated on Justin Timberlake, according to an ex of hers named Jason Alexander. She was previously accused of cheating on Timberlake with her choreographer at the time, Wade Robson.
Birthplace: Thal, Austria
In 2011, Arnold Schwarzenegger was found to have a teenaged son with his housekeeper, with whom he had been having an affair for years. Schwarzenegger was married to Maria Shriver from 1986–2011.
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
Sienna Miller and Jude Law were engaged when Law was caught cheating with his nanny in 2005. Miller then cheated on Law with her Layer Cake co-star, Daniel Craig. Various publications printed evidence of both affairs, and during a 2014 trial regarding illegally taped voicemails, Miller confirmed that she did have a "brief encounter" with the Skyfall actor.
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States of America
Kris Jenner admitted to cheating on Robert Kardashian, having an "insanely intense affair" and even taking her daughter Khloe on dates with her partner, later making her lie to her father about what she saw.
Birthplace: Aurora, Ohio, United States of America
Birthplace: Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States of America
Ashton Kutcher cheated on his then-wife Demi Moore with a young woman named Sara Leal in 2013. Leal has spoken to many publications about her night with Kutcher.
Birthplace: Fairfield, Connecticut, United States of America
Meg Ryan was caught cheating with her Proof of Life co-star Russell Crowe in 2000, causing the end of her 10 year marriage to Dennis Quaid.
Birthplace: USA, New York, Manhasset
Billy Crudup cheated on his pregnant girlfriend Mary Louise Parker with Claire Danes in 2003. He left Parker when she was seven months pregnant.
Birthplace: United Kingdom
Elizabeth Taylor had an affair with Richard Burton in 1963, while she was still married to Eddie Fisher. Taylor and Burton married in 1964 and again in 1975.
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Robert Kardashian was apparently serious about Adrienne Bailon; he even had the Cheetah Girls star's name tattooed across his chest. The two split up in 2010 when rumors began circling that he had cheated on her.
Birthplace: Neptune City, New Jersey, United States of America
Jack Nicholson was caught cheating on Anjelica Huston in 1989 after he got Rebecca Broussard pregnant. The affair ended Nicholson and Huston's 17 year-long on-again off-again relationship.
Birthplace: Michigan, USA, Bay City
Madonna denied cheating on her then-husband Guy Ritchie with Alex Rodriguez in 2008, but she was frequently photographed with A-Rod. The baseball superstar was also seen visiting Madonna's apartment during late-night hours. Madonna and Ritchie divorced later that year, as did Rodriguez and his wife Cynthia Scurtis.
Birthplace: England, London
Hugh Grant was arrested in 1995 for lewd conduct after he was found with Divine Brown, a sex worker, in his car. The incident ended his eight year relationship with Elizabeth Hurley.