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Famous Couples That Began as Affairs

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List RulesCelebrity couples that started their relationship while one or both parties was dating or married to another person

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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.
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  • Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward

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    Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward are one of Hollywood's greatest love stories (they've been married for 50 years). But he was still married to his first wife, Jackie Witte, when they first met in 1953.

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  • Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert

    Blake Shelton was married to Kaynette Williams when he started to fall in love with his future wife Miranda Lambert back in 2005. Shelton and Lambert split in 2015 among cheating rumors on both sides.

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  • LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian

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    LeAnn Rimes was married to Dean Sheremet and Eddie Cibrian was married to Brandi Glanville when the couple had an affair while filming Northern Lights. Rimes and Cibrian have been married to each other since 2011.

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  • Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash

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    Johnny Cash was married to his wife, Vivian, when he began his affair with June Carter. Cash and Carter went on to be married from 1968 until her death in 2003.

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