From Mistress To Mrs. – Stars That Married “The Other Woman”
The lives they live are just about as juicy and drama-filled as the movies they star in. When you’re a celebrity, reality is: What’s done in the dark almost always comes to light – come on, you’ve got a gang of paparazzi tracking your every move! These celebrity relationships started off scandalous – and most likely a whole lot of people got hurt along the way – but they’ve weathered the storm all in the name of LOVE. Prepare to be amazed, We’ve rounded up 25 stars who went from mistress to Mrs.
After performing together at the CMT 100 Greatest Duets concert in 2005, love was in the air for Lambert and Shelton. Only problem was… Shelton was not exactly single. He was still married to Kanyette Williams, but that didn’t seem to stop him from pursuing Lambert. In fact Shelton has been pretty honest about how he fell for the female country star, “We were singing as part of a duets concert that CMT was putting on. They paired me with Miranda, and we were on stage for rehearsal, and I don’t know, something just happened and we both knew it,” said Shelton in an interview with People.com. He also commented on the moment he felt the sparks during Lambert’s Behind The Music special saying “Looking back on that, I was falling in love with her, right there on stage.” What a scandal! Shelton divorced Williams in 2006 and after four years of dating, he and Lambert were finally engaged. The couple got hitched in 2011.
This one was a heart-breaker! Their affair began while the pair was filming Mr. & Mrs. Smith in 2004. At the time, Brad was still married to Jennifer Aniston – We were all hurting for Jen! Pitt and Aniston split in 2005 and just a year later “Brangelina” went public, with a baby on board no less. The pair finally tied the knot in 2014 and now have six children. Oh and we should mention this was’t the first time Ms. Jolie snatched a man from another woman. Remember when Jolie married Billy Bob Thorton back in 2000? Well nobody was more surprised by that news than Thorton’s fiancé, actress Laura Dern!
Back in 2004 the pop star got involved with backup dancer, Kevin Federline and after 3 months of dating they were engaged. But there was a semi-major problem with that – Federline was already engaged to someone else, Shar Jackson. Oh and that’s not all, Shar was actually pregnant at the time with her second child with Federline. Still Spears and Federline tied the knot a few months later and the couple had two sons together. Spears and Federline ended up divorcing in 2006.
LeAnn Rimes seemed like such a sweet and innocent country star… that is until she met actor Eddie Cibrian on the set of Lifetime’s The Northern Lights in 2009. The pair didn’t seem to let the fact that they were both married at the time get in the way of their romance. In fact, they eventually divorced their spouses and got hitched in 2011. At the time of the affair, Cibrian was married with two children to Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reality star Brandi Glanville who speaks very candidly about the whole mess on the show. Let’s just say she isn’t LeAnn Rimes’ biggest fan.
Spelling and McDermott were convinced they were “soul mates” from the moment they met on the set of Mind Over Murder in 2005. Only issue… they were both married to other people! One month later they each filed for divorce and by 2006 they were walking down the aisle! Sadly last summer McDermott came clean after rumors of him being unfaithful began surfacing. He admitted to cheating on Spelling and the two are trying to work everything out. The couple has four children together.
Union and Wade started dating back while he was still married wife Siohvaughn, mother of his two children – though Union denies those allegations. Wade ended up filing for divorce and Siohvaughn didn’t take it too well – she even took it to court in the name of her children, suing Union for emotional damage that her kids suffer as a result of the affair. Things got ugly. Union and Wade finally admitted to their relationship, but decided to take it slow after both had just expierienced the pains of watching their marriages fall apart. Once Wade’s six year divorce was finalized, the couple decided to take a little break and it was during this time that Wade brought some more drama into the mix when it was revealed that he got another woman pregnant! Somehow the pair managed to get past all the craziness and in 2014 they became husband and wife.
Who doesn’t love Alicia Keys. It was even hard to have a problem with her when we learn she happened to be the “other woman.” When Alicia Keys first started dating Swizz in 2008 he was actually married to R&B singer Mashonda with a newborn! According to Alicia, Swizz and Mashonda were already calling it quits and it was just a matter of finalizing the split, but you can be sure that Mashonda sees things differently. Swizz and Keys were married in 2010 and now have two children together. Who knows why, but you can’t help but love this couple!
Julia Roberts met husband Danny Moder on the set of The Mexican – Moder was actually a cameraman! The couple started dating even though Roberts was still in a relationship with Benjamin Bratt and Moder was actually married to makeup artist, Vera Steimberg.
The romance between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard allegedly started while the two were on the set filming The Rum Diary in 2009. Depp must have really fallen hard for 28 year old Heard because he ended his 14 year long relationship with the mother of his children, Vanessa Paradis. Today Depp and his former mistress are newlyweds!
Danes romance with actor Billy Crudup began on the set of Stage Beauty. The romance got serious – or at least serious enough for Crudup to leave his very pregnant wife. What a mess. The pair eventually married, but in 2006 Danes pulled a repeat offense while on the set of Evening when she became romantically involved with costar Hugh Dancy. This time it was Crudup who got left! in 2009, Danes and Dancy tied the knot and the couple welcomed their first child in 2013.
This Hollywood power couple met on the set of Two Much. At the time both were married, but the two fell madly in love and and each ended up divorcing their spouses pretty quickly. Just as the ink dried on the divorce papers, the couple got married and went on to have one of Hollywoods most solid relationships. Sadly that can’t be said any longer – Griffith recently filed for divorce after 20 years of marriage. We’ve also been noticing her famous “Antonio” tattoo has been slowly disappearing from her arm. We really thought these two would be together forever!!
Lopez and Anthony were married less than a week after his divorce was finalized with former Miss Universe, Dayanara Torres, so of course one would only make sense that the couple started dating while Mr. Anthony was still married. The two were married in 2004 and have two children – twins – together, but were later divorced in 2011.
Yeah, this was a weird one… Woody Allen was in a 10 year relationship with actress Mia Farrow and although the two never married, their relationship ended in one of the most controversial scandals in Hollywood history! Turns out Allen was having a sexual relationship with Farrows adopted daughter, Soon-Yi Previn. The relationship came to light in 1992 when Farrow found nude pictures of her daughter in Allen’s apartment. Allen was 56 at the time and Soon-Yi only 21 – talk about some major family drama! In 1997 Allen and Soon-Yi married and went on to adopt two children of their own. It’s been almost two decades and the couple is still going strong.
Just after filing for divorce from ex-husband Daniel Zelman , Debra Messing’s romance with co-star, Will Chase, from TV musical Smash was exposed. Chase was still married at the time but later divorced. Ok, so she never became Mrs. Chase, but the relationship only ended recently in late 2014 and lasted over three years!
Did Gisele break up a marriage? No. Did she steal someones baby daddy? Yes. Tom Brady left girlfriend of 3 years, Bridget Moynahan, who was pregnant with his child for the supermodel. The insanely good-looking couple was married in 2009 and now have two children together.
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
These two first met back in 1970 at a polo match and dated for a bit. Then they parted ways and each went on to marry and have children with other people – Prince Charles wed Princess Diana in a wedding watched by over 750 million people around the globe, while Camilla lead a much less public life marrying Andrew Parker Bowles. Regardless of their marriages, the two always seemed to be linked to one another and speculation of an affair began in the 1980’s. Eventually they each split from their spouses – Charles and Diana in 1992 and Camilla and Andrew in 1995 – and in 1999 the couple made their first public appearance together (three years after the tragic death of Diana). In 2005 the couple finally got engaged and just two months later they made it official and became husband and wife.
Traci Lynn Johnson
Former NFL star Tiki Barber was on his way to a new broadcasting career after retiring from the NFL but he lost his way when he met intern Traci Lynn Johnson. Johnson and Barber’s romance was in full effect while Barber’s wife of 11 years was at home eight months pregnant with twins! Barber and Johnson eventually tied the knot only eight days after and his divorce was official. The couple now have a daughter together.
In this particular case, it was Mr. Seinfeld who was the mistress! His now-wife, Jessica, left her marriage only days after returning home from the honeymoon for the comedian who she met in a gym! The two were engaged in 1998 – the same year she and her first husband were married – a big year for Jessica – only a month after her divorce was finalized. The happy couple have three children together.
Every mothers worst fear – your husband runs off with the nanny. Well that’s just what Ethan Hawke did to his wife, actress Uma Thurman, back in 2004. Hawke’s six year marriage to Thurman ended once she discovered that he had been having an affair with the couples nanny, Ryan Shawhughes, who took care of their two children. What a disgrace. Well Hawke and Shawhughes never gave up on their relationship and the two were married in 2008 and now have two children. You would have to imagine Shawhughes screens her nannies with a much more critical eye than most, knowing what her now-husband is capable of!
Trump was actually dating Maples for a couple years while he was married to wife Ivana Trump. Ivana found out about the affair and confronted Maples on a ski slope in Aspen, Colorado which of course the media had a field day with. The pair ended up marrying a couple years later, had a child together and then divorced in 1999. Trump is now on his third marriage.
Just as his wife Camille was making her reality TV debut on Bravo’s Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Kelsey Grammer was having an affair with British flight attendant Kayte Walsh, a woman 25 years his junior. In 2010 wife Camille filed for divorce – it was a very ugly and public divorce – and Kelsey went public with his new romance. Just two weeks after the the divorce was finalized in 2011, Grammer and Walsh were heading down the aisle at the Plaza Hotel in NYC. The couple now have two children together making him a father of six – Grammer also had two children with Camille and another two with his first wife).
In 2012 these two were caught in a major moment of PDA. Country star Jason Aldean was spotted kissing former American Idol contestant Brittany Kerr in a bar on the sunset strip and the news made headlines. Aldean’s initial response was to blame it on the alcohol and drag his then wife, Jessica Ussery, along to various media outlets to show that she stood by her man – father of her two daughters – and that he was only human and humans make mistakes. Well come 2013 and the country star was filing for divorce and a year later he was engaged to his former mistress. Kerr and Aldean were married this spring and word on the street is that he’s hoping to expand his family.
We recently learned that the romance between Romijn and O’Connell began when O’Connell was not exactly single. Turns out he was cheating on then girlfriend, E! News anchor Giuliana Rancic, with Romijn who was very newly single after separating from ex-husband John Stamos. No home-wrecking took place here, but it did leave Rancic with a broken heart. Romijn and O’Connell married in 2007 and they have two children together.
They met at work! Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band member Patti Scialfa found themselves falling in love during the 1988 Tunnel of Love Express Tour. Unfortunately at the time Springsteen was married to actress Julianne Phillips, but the marriage came to an end just as Springsteen wrapped up the tour. By 1991 Scialfa and Springsteen tied the knot and have three children together.
30 years of marriage – one of the longest in Hollywood history – to wife Robyn Moore didn’t seem to weigh too heavy on Gibson when he decided to leave Moore for young Russian beauty Oksana Grigorieva who happened to be pregnant with his child. The couple never married. But don’t worry, Karma kicked in – just six months after Grigorieva gave birth to the couples daughter it was splitsville for the two. Actually, things ended up getting pretty ugly when Grigorieva had to file a restraining order against Gibson, and tapes of Gibson threatening to kill Grigorieva made their way into the publics hands after being leaked online. Oh and if you were worried about Gibson’s ex-wife Robyn Moore – she’s doing just fine! She walked away a whopping $400 million – one of the largest settlement payouts of all time.