From Elizabeth Taylor to Lindsay Lohan, these celebs have been all over the map and back again!
- Carolyn French, BettyConfidential.com
Two infuriating questions have been driving me and my fellow pop culture junkies berserk for the past several months. One, why is 2010 the year of betrayal, and two, why does every cheater in Hollywood always trade down?
Case in point: Justin Timberlake and the incredibly nondescript Olivia Munn. This girl is so beige that it was like nails on a chalkboard when Us Weekly first reported that the two had "amazing sex" while JT's partner of three years, the lovely Jessica Biel, was out of town.
Another shining example of the down trading trend is David Arquette and waitress/h*e-bag Jasmine Waltz. You're telling me that goofy, hardly attractive David went from Cougar Town vixen Courteney Cox to that? Was he wearing beer goggles for a month straight?
D and C have supposedly been separated for a while and were allowed to see other people, but if you were David wouldn't you do everything in your power to rectify the situation? What a fool!
Lest we forget about Jesse James, who brought love triangles back this year when it came out that the alleged white supremacist was sneaking around with Michelle "Bombshell" McGee during his marriage to Oscar-winner Sandra Bullock.
All this stupidity makes you wonder how these jerks make it through a day without falling into a manhole or torching the kitchen while attempting to light a cigarette on the stove after a pub crawl with Jose Cuervo and Jack Daniels!
Read on for more of our favorite, over the top screw-ups, and prepare to flip your lid…
Debbie Reynolds/Eddie Fisher/Elizabeth Taylor/Richard Burton
Let's start off with a classic triangle that is actually more of a square! Beloved Singer Eddie Fisher married Debbie Reynolds in 1955, only to ditch her for Hollywood bombshell Elizabeth Taylor four years later. The two were happily married until 1963, which is when Lizzy had an affair with her Cleopatra co-star, Richard Burton. The thespians wed in March of '64 and divorced in '74. They gave it another go the following year, and then signed the divorce papers once again in '76. Keeping up with Liz's love life must have been a headache and a half for tabloid reporters!
Eddie Cibrian/Brandi Glanville/LeAnn Rimes/Dean Sheremet
Another square! PDA obsessed nitwits Eddie Cibrian and LeAnn Rimes caused jaws to drop across the board when they openly admitted to cheating on their significant others (Brandi Glanville and Dean Sheremet) while shooting the Lifetime movie Northern Lights. The most surprising aspect of the side-action was that both stars had this sort of eh, whatever attitude about it, and apparently still do.
Aaron Carter/Lindsay Lohan/Hilary Duff
Unless you were a teenager when it went down, there's a chance you don't know about this juicy scandal! Former bubblegum pop crooner Aaron Carter began dating Hilary Duff on his 13th birthday. A year-and-a-half later, he "got a little bored" and ditched Hil for Lindsay Lohan. "Then I didn't want to do that anymore, so I got back with Hilary," Aaron divulged on a late-night talk show. "And then I ended up cheating on Hilary with her best friend. That's nothing to smile about. She wasn't even that good looking either." Yeah, because that's really what matters here.
Britney Spears/Kevin Federline/Shar Jackson
Oh, if only they knew. Kevin Federline, better known as K-Fed or Well-Fed in some circles, knocked up onetime fiancé Shar Jackson with their second child while fooling around with employer Britney Spears. Federline soon ditched his pregnant babymama for the pop princess, and the fried chicken fanatics were hitched within a couple of months. Sadly, it didn't take a rocket scientist to realize how short lived their lovefest would be. At least they got two beautiful sons out of it…
Meg Ryan/Dennis Quaid/Russell Crowe
A ten-year marriage is a terrible thing to waste, right? Meg Ryan didn't think so. The once stunning actress whose face has been pulled in 50 different directions since the late '90s famously left hubby Dennis Quaid for Aussie hottie Russell Crowe while filming the kidnapping drama Proof of Life. It's too bad their union was shorter than Russell's fuse. He did not reportedly throw any telephones at her during their tryst.
Danny Moder/ Vera Steimberg/Julia Roberts
Yet another behind-the-scenes hookup! Julia Roberts was slammed by columnists in 2001 after she slept with then married cameraman Danny Moder (Roberts was filming The Mexican at the time). Although she denied any wrongdoing, the affair was later confirmed by Vera Steimberg (the now ex-wife). Roberts married Moder in the summer of 2002, and the couple now has three children together.
Brad Pitt /Jennifer Aniston/Angelina Jolie
To this day Brad Pitt denies rumors that he cheated on former wife Jennifer Aniston with magnetic sexpot Angelina Jolie. The doting father of six did own up to the fact that he "fell in love" with Angie during the making of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, but that's as far as it went at the time … that we know of.
Tom Brady/Bridget Moynahan/Gisele Bundchen
Did they, or didn't they? Football stud Tom Brady dated Coyote Ugly star Bridget Moynahan from 2004 to December of 2006. The following February, Bridget announced that she was pregnant. Here's where the scandal comes in: Tom and Gisele had allegedly been knocking boots for months by that point. We love you guys, but if the rumors are true then that's pretty f-ed up.
Sherlock Holmes director Guy Ritchie was more than willing to play the role of Madonna's personal slave loving hubby for a good 11 years. Just after the crap hit the fan, and the two filed for divorce, Madge was spotted arm in arm with the Yankees' Alex Rodriguez. What's more, A-Rod's wife had listed "extramarital affairs" as her reason for calling off their marriage. S-U-S-P-I-C-I-O-U-S!
Cris Judd/Jennifer Lopez/Ben Affleck
Jennifer Lopez fell for choreographer Cris Judd on the set of her "Love Don't Cost a Thing" video. By the fall of 2001 they were husband and wife, and everything was perfect until J.Lo starred opposite Ben Affleck in the horrendous 2002 comedy - if you use the term loosely - Gigli. The rise and fall of "Bennifer" was quite the train wreck, but hey at least it was entertaining (sorry Cris!).
Tell us: Have you ever been caught up in a love triangle?
Carolyn French is an assistant editor at BettyConfidential.
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