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Cheating in relationships is a sad fact of life, even glamorous and seemingly perfect celebrity couples. In fact, this list of famous couples that began as affairs proves that stars may be even more susceptible to cheating than the rest of us. Several of the most beloved celebrity couples started their relationships while still involved with other people. Some of these Hollywood love stories lasted for decades, while others fizzled out after a couple of years.

Who is the most famous couple that began as an affair? Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie top our list. While the couple never admitted to having an affair, Pitt stated that he "fell in love" with Jolie while filming Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Pitt was still married to Jennifer Aniston at the time. Blake Shelton was married to Kaynette Williams when he started to fall in love with his future wife Miranda Lambert back in 2005. It is also rumored that Shelton had an affair with his new love Gwen Stefani while he was still married to Lambert.

Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward are one of Hollywood's greatest love stories, having been married for 50 years. But he was still married to his first wife, Jackie Witte, when they first met in 1953. Bruce Springsteen and Patti Sciafia have been rock's royal couple since marrying in 1991, but their relationship is rumored to have began when the Boss was still married to his first wife, Julianne Phillips.

Are you surprised that so many famous couples started out with affairs? Take a look at this list and share your thoughts in the comments section.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie


Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Couples That Began as Affairs
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While the couple never admitted to having an affair, Brad Pitt stated that he "fell in love" with Angelina Jolie while filming Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Pitt was still married to Jennifer Aniston at the time.

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Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux


Jennifer Aniston and Justin Th... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Couples That Began as Affairs
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Timing is suspect in Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux's relationship. It is believed that he was still in a relationship with his girlfriend of 14 years, Heidi Bivens, when the Wanderlust co-stars started dating.

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Johnny Depp and Amber Heard


Johnny Depp and Amber Heard is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Couples That Began as Affairs
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Sources claim that Johnny Depp and Amber Heard were "hooking up" on the set of The Rum Diary, long before he split from his longtime love Vanessa Paradis. Depp and Heard got married in 2015.

Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade


Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wad... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Couples That Began as Affairs
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It was rumored that Dwyane Wade's divorce from Siohvaughn Funches was provoked by his budding relationship with his now-wife Gabrielle Union.

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