Married to the Mistress: Celebrities Who Tied the Knot With Their Secret Lovers
There have been more celebrity relationships over the years than one could even imagine. However, not all of them started out faithfully. Some celebrities had secret affairs behind their spouses’ backs — and sometimes, they led to marriage.
Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles
This could be the most famous affair in history. Prince Charles cheated on Princess Diana with his longtime love interest, Camilla Parker Bowles. Diana was fully aware of the affair and once said the famous quote, “There were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded.” Diana was killed in a car accident in 1997. Charles and Camilla wed in 2005.
Next: This country music star was photographed kissing his mistress.
Jason Aldean and Brittany Kerr
Country singer Jason Aldean was photographed in 2013 kissing former American Idol contestant Brittany Kerr. Aldean said it was the result of too much alcohol and that he and his now-former-wife were working on their marriage. However, the couple divorced in 2013, and Aldean and Kerr tied the knot in 2015. Kerr gave birth to their first child in December 2017. Aldean has two daughters with his former wife.
Next: These country singers have been plagued with cheating rumors.
Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert
Before Blake Shelton was married to Miranda Lambert, he wed high school sweetheart Kaynette Gern in 2003. The couple divorced in 2006 after three years of marriage. Gern made clear accusations that Shelton had been cheating behind her back, most likely with Lambert, whom he had met in 2005. The pair made their relationship public soon after Shelton and his ex announced their split. Shelton and Lambert divorced in 2015, after rumors that both had cheated.
Next: This actor met his mistress mid flight.
Kelsey Grammer and Kayte Walsh
Kelsey Grammer met his then-mistress Kayte Walsh on a flight to New York back in 2009, when Walsh was working as a stewardess for Virgin Atlantic. Harvey Fierstein, one of Grammer’s co-stars in a play, told Bravo’s Andy Cohen that Grammer often brought Walsh into his dressing room. The pair were together for more than six months before his split from then-wife, Camille Grammer. Grammer and Walsh married in 2015.
Next: This “Karma” singer was once the other woman.
Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys
When Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys first started seeing each other, Beatz was still married to R&B singer Mashonda. Keys has defended herself over the allegations, saying that Beatz and Mashonda had been separated for some time before she started seeing him. However, that has never been confirmed. Keys and Beatz kept their relationship extremely private in the beginning, so nobody knew for sure when they started dating. Mashonda reportedly did not agree, saying that she had just given birth to their child, and she and Beatz were still in a sexual relationship when he began dating Keys.
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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
When the 2000s’ biggest power couple met on the set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith in 2005, a romance quickly budded. The couple denied it for years, but Jolie’s former bodyguard told UsWeekly in 2016 that there was definitely a fling there. Pitt was still married to his former wife, Jennifer Aniston, while the movie was being filmed.
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Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa
Yes, the legendary Bruce Springsteen was unfaithful to his former wife. Springsteen and his bandmate, Patti Scialfa, started secretly dating while his then-wife, Julianne Phillips, was away filming. He eventually divorced Phillips in 1989, and soon after, he and Scialfa were spotted with one another on vacation in Rome. The two married in 1991 and have been together ever since.
Next: This Friends star was once the mistress of her now-husband.
Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston
Justin Theroux was still “very much involved” with former girlfriend Heidi Bivens when he started seeing Jennifer Aniston. A friend reportedly said Theroux “broke [Bivens’] heart” and “totally lied to her” about his romance with Aniston. Theroux and Bivens had been together for 14 years when he cheated. He and Aniston tied the knot in 2015.
Next: These two met on the set of their 2009 film.
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard
Johnny Depp was on set filming The Rum Diary in 2009 when he first met Amber Heard. Although he was in a committed relationship with Vanessa Paradis at the time, it didn’t take long for rumors to swirl about Depp and Heard’s secret romance. Eventually, Depp and Paradis split, and the actor married Heard in 2015. Depp and Heard divorced after less than two years of marriage.
Next: This infamous affair plagued these two for years.
Eddie Cibrian and LeAnn Rimes
This widely-publicized affair got a lot of heat since both Cibrian and Rimes were married to other people at the time. The couple met on a film set in 2009. Both celebrities acknowledged in various interviews that what they did was wrong, but both have said they don’t regret it. Rimes has been at the center of a few conflicts, being called a “homewrecker” and “stalker” by Cibrian’s ex-wife, Brandi Glanville. Rimes and Cibrian have been married since 2011.
Next: This NBA star married his mistress, then allegedly cheated on her.
Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union
Gabrielle Union still denies stealing NBA star Dwyane Wade from his former wife. Union and Wade met in 2007 while co-hosting a Super Bowl party, and Union claims Wade was already going through a divorce when the two started dating. However, friends beg to differ, saying there was an affair between the two prior to Wade’s divorce. The two took a break before getting married, during which Wade fathered a child with another woman.
Next: This filmmaker left his wife for her adopted daughter.
Woody Allen and Soon-Yi Previn
Woody Allen previously date dated Mia Farrow for 12 years. Farrow adopted her daughter, Soon-Yi Previn, when Previn was eight. While Farrow and Allen were in a relationship, he began having an affair with Previn. Farrow cut Previn out of the family when she learned of the affair. Allen and Previn married in 1997 and are still together. They have two adopted daughters.
Next: This actor left his wife for another actress, and then she left him.
Billy Crudup and Claire Danes
In 2003, actor Billy Crudup struck up a romance with actress Claire Danes after the two met on set of Stage Beauty. He left his pregnant wife, Mary-Louise Parker, for Danes shortly after their affair began. The couple were together for four years, until Danes left Crudup for her now-husband, Hugh Dancy.
Next: This pop star’s husband was engaged when the two met.
Britney Spears and Kevin Federline
When dancer Kevin Federline met pop star Britney Spears, Spears became “the other woman.” Federline was reportedly still engaged to former fiancé Shar Jackson when the two met and started seeing each other. Spears and Federline dated for just three months before they got engaged. The marriage ended in divorce, with Spears filing in November 2006. In 2010, Federline finally admitted to cheating on his pregnant fiancé with Spears.
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Julia Roberts and Danny Moder
When actress Julia Roberts met cameraman Danny Moder, Moder had been married to Vera Steimberg for about four years. Roberts became the other woman, similar to Spears in her relationship with Federline. Roberts had previously been in a relationship with Benjamin Bratt, who was also married at the time they met. Roberts and Moder married in 2002, and they are still together.
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