11 Celebrities Whose Marriages Had a Scandalous Start

Kiri Blakeley | Oct 13, 2014 Celebrities

They say one of the dumbest things you can fall for is believing your paramour will leave his or her spouse and marry you, but it does happen. At least in Hollywood, it does. In fact, some of our most durable, most beloved married couples started out by having an affair. Sure, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie still get shade for their affair, but did you know that Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson also had that kind of scandalous start to their relationship? Here are 11 celebrities who married the people they allegedly cheated with.


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  • LeAnn Rimes & Eddie Cibrian


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    While some couples have affairs and get married and everyone loves them, this couldn't be said of LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian. The two have gotten serious shade since they broke up their respective marriages to be together. It probably helped that Eddie's ex, Brandi Glanville, went on to become famous and to diss the two every chance she got.

  • Tori Spelling & Dean McDermott


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    Both Tori and Dean were married to other people when the two met on the set of a movie no one remembers the name of (Mind Over Murder -- see, did you remember that?). Tori swiftly booted Charlie Shanian and Dean did the same with Mary Jo Eustice and the two lived happily ever after. Haha. Kidding. They're totally miserable.

  • Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie


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    A modern day Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, Brad and Angie caused a firestorm of outrage when their affair (which they've just barely admitted to) broke up Brad's marriage to America's sweetheart, Jennifer Aniston. Jennifer then went on to find love with Justin Theroux -- who was living with his long-term girlfriend Heidi Bivens when he met Jen on the set of a movie. Soooooo, ya know, these things happen.

  • Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson


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    These two seem like such obvious and wholesome soul mates, there's no WAY they could be homewreckers, right? Wrong. When the pair fell in instant love on the set of the movie Volunteers, Hanks was married to the mother of his first two children, Samantha Lewes. Tom told GQ: "Rita and I just looked at each other and -- kaboing -- that was that. I asked Rita if it was the real thing for her, and it just couldn't be denied." Apparently not!

  • Julia Roberts & Danny Moder


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    Hey, even America's Sweetheart can be a homewrecker. When Julia Roberts first laid eyes on future hubby Danny Moder, he was married to makeup artist Vera Steimberg and Julia was dating Benjamin Bratt. The two now have three children. And I still don't see how anyone can cheat on Benjamin Bratt!!!

  • Steven Spielberg & Kate Capshaw


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    Steven and Kate first began an affair while on the set of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. A few years later, the two reconnected while Steven was married to Amy Irving, and rumor has it this time the two hooked up again, and Steven eventually dumped Amy for Kate. Amy was consoled with a $100 million divorce settlement. Kate and Steve have been married for 23 years.

  • Jerry & Jessica Seinfeld


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    Jerry met Jessica at a gym while Jessica was engaged to theatrical producer Eric Nederlander. He must have made quite an impression because as soon as Jessica and her husband returned from their honeymoon, Jessica dumped him and ran off with Jerry. Eric filed for divorce four months after their wedding. Jerry and Jessica have been married 15 years.

  • Woody Allen & Soon-Yi Previn


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    In one of the most shocking affairs Hollywood has ever seen, Woody Allen was caught by his long-time partner and mother of his child, Mia Farrow, having an affair with her adopted daughter, Soon-Yi. Allen left Mia and married Soon-Yi. The two have been together for 17 years.

  • Jason Aldean & Brittany Kerr


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    Two years ago, Jason was caught kissing American Idol contestant Brittany Kerr in a bar -- despite being married. Jason chalked it up to too many Jell-O shots, or maybe Jagermeisters, and the world basically forgot about it. But then suddenly Jason divorced his wife of 13 years and got engaged to Kerr. Sooooo I guess he got her number that night?

  • Bruce Springsteen & Patti Scialfa


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    Bruce Springsteen ... a cheater?! Say it ain't so! Well, maybe, maybe not. Bruce was married to model/actress Julianne Phillips when he began seeing backup singer Patti. However, according to Wikipedia, Bruce and Julianne were separated at the time. Guess they were on one of those Ross Geller "break" type things. Either way, Julianne filed for divorce soon after Bruce and Patti hooked up on the road.

  • Melanie Griffith & Antonio Banderas


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    Hard to remember, but when Melanie met Antonio on the set of some movie no one remembers (Two Much), the Spanish hunk was married to actress Ana Leza. Melanie and Antonio were together for 18 years and had one child before announcing their split this year. Ana probably isn't crying.

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