Fans were shocked by the news that actress Kristen Stewart cheated on her long-time boyfriend and Twilight Saga costar, Robert Pattinson, with married father and director of Snow White and the Huntsman, director Rupert Sanders. Despite the cries (and tweets) of disbelief, infidelity in Hollywood has always been common headline fodder.
Here are a few other famous couples whose relationships were torn apart by cheating:
Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher
After a long courtship and several years of marriage, Moore filed for divorce from Kutcher in 2011 after months of scrutiny over claims from 22-year-old Sara Leal that the Two and a Half Men star had cheated on his wife with her. Recent reports have linked Kutcher to fellow That 70’s Show alum, Mila Kunis.
See: ‘Just friends’ Ashton & Mila caught in lip lock
Sandra Bullock and Jesse James
America’s sweetheart, Sandra Bullock, was shocked to find that husband Jesse James had been having an affair with tattoo model Michelle ‘Bombshell’ McGee. The news came immediately after Bullock won an academy award in 2010 for her role in The Blind Side. Fans and media outlets unanimously sided with Bullock and James was ostracized. Bullock has since bounced back, maintaining her status as a hot member of Hollywood’s A-list and raising her son, Louis.
Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren
One of the biggest celeb scandals of 2009 involved professional golfer Tiger Woods’ numerous infidelities while married to former Swedish model Elin Nordegren. Woods publicly apologized and sought treatment for “sex addiction” following the scandal, but the effort wasn’t able to salvage his marriage. Nordegran filed for divorce.
Brandi Glanville and Eddie Cibrian
Rumors swirled that the heat between actor Eddie Cibrian and singer Leann Rimes was continuing off screen during their work on the 2009 Lifetime original movie, Northern Lights. When the couple finally came clean about their affair, Cibrian’s wife Brandi Glanville was incensed and made no secret of her fury. Cibrian and Rimes are now married, but reality star Glanville has taken to Twitter once again, fuming over the parallels between the Kristen Stewart cheating scandal and her own experience of being cheated on. On July 25 she tweeted:
“I’m not happy with this K Stew BS. 2 close to home. Same story, friends with the wife and kids & f*** the husband [when] we think no one is looking.”
She reiterated her statement on July 26 with another tweet:
“My last quote of the day on the subject – home wreckers come in pairs #ittakes2.”