9 Celebrity Couples Whose Relationship Scandals Seem Suspiciously Fake (PHOTOS)

Kiri Blakeley | Sep 23, 2014 Celebrities

When we all heard about Sugar Bear cheating on Mama June, we were all like, Nooooooo. Love is deeeeeead!!! But then things got a little weird. For one, Sugar Bear denied he cheated on Mama June or was dating. And now it seems like the whole thing is perhaps nothing more than a ploy to boost Here Comes Honey Boo Boo's sagging ratings. If the cheating scandal IS fake, it seems Sugar and Mama are following in the PR footsteps of other couples whose breakups seem suspiciously bogus. Here are nine couples whose relationship woes may have been strictly for business.

  • Mama June Shannon & Sugar Bear Johnson


    The once powerhouse Here Comes Honey Boo Boo hasn't been doing well in the ratings lately, and a source swears that Sugar Bear signed up on a dating site merely to make the show a hit again. That's a pretty good excuse, if true. Not sure I'd buy it though.

  • Tori Spelling & Dean McDermott


    People were shocked when Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott chose to air their dirty laundry with such raw craziness -- but almost immediately rumors swirled that the entire premise of Dean getting caught cheating was fake. For one, no one could find Dean's paramour, Emily Goodhand. Also, Tori remained suspiciously close to US Weekly even after the tab broke the news about Dean's affair.

  • Kendra Wilkinson & Hank Baskett


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    Yet another favorite Hollywood couple seemed to fall apart over cheating accusations -- this time with a twist. Supposedly Hank hooked up with a transsexual. And Kendra was pregnant at the time! Sound far-fetched? Some think it's all a ploy for ratings gold, as Kendra on Top cameras were there for every dramatic screaming match. Even Kendra's mom suspects it's all a setup.

  • Beyonce & Jay Z



    We almost gave up entirely on love when rumors swirled that the world's most perfect couple, Jay Z and Beyonce, were on the rocks. Supposedly the two were getting divorced as soon as their tour was over. But -- surprise -- they're still together, and looking happier than EVER. All a ruse? Beyonce's father called the whole thing a "trick" to sell tickets. Lame!

  • Courtney Stodden & Doug Hutchison



    While it's hard to believe Courtney Stodden and Doug Hutchison, who are 34 years apart in age, are even married for real, there are those who believe their brief legal separation last year was all fake. It's unclear why they would fake a separation, but the two were incredibly close all through the break, with Doug continuing to guide Courtney's "career" -- such as it is.

  • Kris & Bruce Jenner


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    Kris Jenner and Bruce Jenner seemed to have one of the more solid celeb marriages -- no matter what you think of the family, the marriage had lasted 23 years, an eternity in Hollywood. But last year, the two separated. Despite that, they were also seen together all of the time, including wearing their wedding bands. No one seemed to believe they would ever really divorce, and the separation was viewed as a ratings ploy. But both just filed for real. Darn!

  • Porsha Williams & Kordell Stewart



    Last year, Real Housewives of Atlanta couple Porsha and Kordell Stewart split, but rumors were rife that they faked a breakup just to stay on the show (much like, supposedly, NeNe and Greg did). Surprise, surprise, they were invited on for another season. However, the thing then took a turn for the real and the two were officially divorced. She changed her name back to Williams.

  • Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart


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    Hard to believe now, but at the time Kristen Stewart was caught cheating on Robert Pattinson with her director, Rupert Sanders, tons of people seemed to think the photos of the two of them canoodling were some kind of Jedi mind trick or a brilliant but misguided conspiracy to drum up publicity for Twilight Saga: Eclipse. Actually, there are some people who still believe this. In their minds, somewhere, KStew & RPattz are eternally together and happy. Sigh.

  • Heidi Montag & Spencer Pratt


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    We're all surprised that Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt are still married -- but part of that surprise isn't just that Heidi changed her entire face, it's that the two had so many breakups while on The Hills. But lo and behold, they say all that was just drama for the cameras.

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