10 Most Awkward Celebrity Love Triangles (PHOTOS)

Boy meets girl. Girl dumps boy. Boy meets girl's friend. Girls feud over boy.

It sounds like the plot of a romantic comedy or a soap, but love triangles are just as common in real life Hollywood. It seems celebrities are not any more immune to falling in love with their ex's friend (or worse, their friend's ex) than the characters they play on-screen.

Is it any wonder that tabloid magazines are filled with the angst of famous reality stars scorned or teen BFFs feuding over a hunk du jour?

Read on for 10 of Hollywood's most awkward love triangles.

 

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  • Jamie Foxx, Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes

    1

    Tom Cruise was reportedly blindsided by Katie Holmes when she divorced him in 2012, but he may have another surprise coming. Earlier this year, rumor had it that his ex-wife and good friend Jamie Foxx were hooking up, and now it seems that Katie may have even moved across the country in order to be closer to her new paramour. 

    "Katie's been linked with several different guys recently," said a source, "but the truth is that her heart still belongs to 
Jamie. She's never gotten over him and they still talk to each 
other all the time."

    Don't expect to see the two holding hands on a red carpet anytime soon, however, because Jamie is trying to keep their relationship on the DL for now.

    "Jamie wanted to keep it quiet because he figured Tom would consider it a betrayal of their friendship."

  • Kendall Jenner, Selena Gomez & Justin Bieber

    2

    Don't let the photos of Kendall Jenner and Selena Gomez looking like besties on Instagram fool you. If recent reports are to be believed, the two girls are frenemies at best. 

    Supposedly, Kendall, 19, hooked up with Justin Bieber this past spring, shortly after he and 22-year-old Selena had called it quits on their on-again, off-again relationship. But the drama doesn't end there. Just this past month, Kendall was reportedly telling everyone in their social circle that Justin and Selena's relationship is fake and all for PR.

    "Kendall couldn’t care less about Selena and is telling all their mutual friends that Justin never loved her and she wants the word to get back to Selena," said a source close to the trio. 

    Meow!

  • Nikki Reed, Nina Dobrev & Ian Somerhalder

    3

    There once was a time when Nikki Reed and Vampire Diaries star Nina Dobrev were BFFs, but apparently their friendship went down the drain when Nina learned that Nikki was dating her ex and fellow vampire co-star Ian Somerhalder, whom she was with from 2011 to 2013.

    Nikki apparently spends lots of time on the set with her boyfriend, a fact that doesn't sit well with Nina, claims a source close to the love triangle.

    "Ian and Nikki’s relationship is causing a lot of drama, to the point where the producers have asked Ian not to bring Nikki to set when Nina is there because they are very worried about losing her."

  • Bruce Jenner, Kris Jenner & Ronda Kamihira

    4

    In what we've coined the "ultimate betrayal," Bruce Jenner, who is currently in the middle of a divorce battle from his wife of 22 years, Kris Jenner, is reportedly dating Kris' longtime friend and former assistant, Ronda Kamihira.

    "This was her former assistant and best friend of 20 years," said an insider. 

    Kris apparently has been "shocked" by the news. Luckily, she has a new love interest of her own to cry it out with.

  • Kristen Wiig, Drew Barrymore & Fabrizio Moretti

    5

    Maybe it's because she is happily married to husband Will Kopelman with two adorable kids, or maybe because Drew Barrymore is the kind of person we aspire to be, but the actress doesn't harbor any ill-will against friend Kristen Wiig for dating her musician ex, Fabrizio Moretti, back in 2012.

    "It all seems so wacky and incestuous, but that's kind of how life works," she said of the relationship. "It seems fitting that they would find each other. I was like, 'Right, of course, that makes perfect sense.'"

  • Denise Richards, Heather Locklear & Richie Sambora

    6

    Denise Richards and Heather Locklear weren't just friends when Denise hooked up with Heather's husband of 12 years, Richie Sambora, back in 2007, they were best friends and neighbors.

    Considering that the couple had only been separated for a few months before Denise swooped in, we definitely sided with Team Heather on this one.

  • Shania Twain, Mutt Lange, Marie-Anne Thiebaud & Frederic Thiebaud

    7

    Country crooner Shania Twain's relationship history isn't so much a love triangle as a love square.

    Back in 2008, the singer discovered that Robert "Mutt" Lange, her husband of 14 years, was having an affair with her then best friend Marie-Anne Thiébaud, who was also married at the time to Swiss businessman Frédéric Thiébaud

    In a bizarre twist, Shania and Frédéric started spending time together after their marriages fell apart, only to find themselves in love again ... with each other.

    The two married in 2011. We're guessing their cheating exes didn't make the wedding invite list.

  • Cameron Diaz, Kate Hudson & Alex Rodriguez

    8

    Baseball rivalries usually occur between two opposing teams, but in this case, the rivalry between friends Cameron Diaz and Kate Hudson occurred over a baseball player. Former Yankee Alex Rodriguez dated Kate for six months in 2009 before he reportedly dumped her and moved on to her good friend Cameron, a fact that made Kate "so pissed." However, Cameron had no sympathy for Kate and felt it was payback for Kate hooking up with Justin Timberlake days after he and Cameron broke up.

    However, since then, the two ladies have moved on and mended their friendship with Kate even inviting Cameron to her birthday party in 2013.

  • Sheryl Crow, Kate Hudson, Owen Wilson & Lance Armstrong

    9

    Cameron Diaz isn't the only woman in Hollywood to have shared a man with Kate Hudson! Apparently, Sheryl Crow and Kate have the exact same taste in men as well. The singer and the recently single actress both dated Owen Wilson and Lance Armstrong (although, fortunately for them, not at the same time).

    If we see Sheryl hanging out with Kate's ex Matthew Bellamy in the coming weeks, then we will really know that something is going on with these two women.

  • Taylor Lautner, Taylor Swift & Selena Gomez

    10

    Who can forget the glory days of 2009 when Taylor Lautner and Taylor Swift, aka T Squared, were the hottest young celebrity couple around?

    After meeting on the set of Valentine's Day, the two Taylors dated for three months before their relationship sizzled out.

    A few weeks later, Male Taylor moved on to female Taylor's good friend Selena Gomez. However, it seems that for once in her life, Swiftie didn't hold a grudge, as she and Selena were seen hanging out getting frozen yogurt later that summer. 

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