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20 Celebrities Who Surprisingly Stayed With Their Partners After They Cheated 

Evan Lambert
Updated June 14, 2019 590.3k views 19 items

Celebrities who stayed with cheating spouses or partners are more common than you might think. No one is ever thrilled to find out their partner was caught cheating, but sometimes it's more appealing to work things out with an unfaithful significant other than to end a once-beautiful relationship. Plenty of famous people who stayed together after an affair seemed to regain trust and intimacy.

Celebrity cheating doesn't always end in divorce or a messy split. Stars who were cheated on but stayed range from internationally-renowned singers to major movie stars to career politicians. Some of these celebrities who stayed after affairs later broke up with their partners, while others are seemingly still going strong.

These notable couples didn't let infidelity break them up. Whether the cheaters in question reformed, however, is anyone's guess.

Beyoncé Knowles ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 20 Celebrities Who Surprisingly Stayed With Their Partners After They Cheated
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When footage leaked in 2014 of Beyoncé's sister Solange fighting with Jay-Z in an elevator, fans around the world speculated that the fight was over Jay-Z's relationship with designer Rachel Roy. Bey-Z even released a rare public statement at the time:

"Families have problems and we're no different. We love each other and above all we are family. We've put this behind us and hope everyone else will do the same."

When Beyoncé's album Lemonade arrived in 2016 with the infamous lyric "Becky with the good hair," many listeners took it as a sign that those cheating rumors were true. However, the couple remains married.

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Hillary Clinton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 20 Celebrities Who Surprisingly Stayed With Their Partners After They Cheated
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Ever since President Bill Clinton's 1998 impeachment trial over his affair with Monica Lewinsky, Hillary Clinton has received equal counts praise and criticism for standing by her husband. The couple remains married, but Clinton's personal life still often overshadows her political career.

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Elizabeth Hurley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 20 Celebrities Who Surprisingly Stayed With Their Partners After They Cheated
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Hugh Grant and Elizabeth Hurley got pretty serious after meeting in 1988. Hurley even stayed by Grant's side when he was arrested for soliciting a prostitute in 1995. Although the couple split in 2000, Hurley says she still talks to Grant every day.

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Selena Gomez is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 20 Celebrities Who Surprisingly Stayed With Their Partners After They Cheated
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Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber were together from 2011-2014, and Gomez stood by Bieber as he seemingly cheated on her left and right. The exact details of their tumultuous relationship are under wraps, but Gomez has hinted that his unfaithful moments were pretty frequent.

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