What is love in Hollywood, other than the convenient momentary passing of like-minded narcissists who like to take themselves up on self-indulgent whims? Well, it’s also good reading, that’s what. Reading about the notorious mistresses of Hollywood is always as self-indulgent as the infidelities themselves. Okay, maybe not that indulgent, but still, it’s pretty fascinating how freely people under the scope will throw away their love lives. Between actors, athletes, directors and musicians, we have some of the most infamous Hollywood homewreckers in history right here (and yes, the men are guilty, too).
The former “Beverly Hills 90210” actress admitted to sleeping with reality star, Dean McDermott, the day they met, while he happened to be married to Mary Jo Eustace. The couple would go on to star in several reality shows, including “Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood.” He would later cheat on her as well, which Spelling had captured in a Lifetime documentary, “True Tori.” Does anyone else here hate these terrible movie title puns?
She’s a veteran in this game, breaking up Billy Bob Thornton’s relationship with his supposed fiancé, actress Laura Dern, while he and Jolie filmed the 1999 film “Pushing Tin” together. And Jolie was at it again in 2004, helping to end Brad Pitt’s relationship with Jennifer Aniston around the filming of 2005’s “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” in which the two co-starred as a dysfunctional couple. Coincidence? We think not. She’s a solid co-star, apparently, but these guys must not have seen “Gone in 60 Seconds.”
The “Pretty Woman” actress met her cameraman husband, Danny Moder, on the set of 2001’s “The Mexican,” also starring Brad Pitt. Moder was married to a makeup artist before he jumped ship to be with the leading lady. As of June 2015, Roberts was possibly filing for divorce around the time he failed to show at her mother’s funeral. Burn. But the couple did just celebrate their 13th anniversary with George Clooney and his wife in July.
She may have been the apple of one great pop star’s eye once upon a time, but Britney’s downward spiral was unmatched by her involvement with back-up dancer/failed musician, Kevin Federline, a fedora-loving grease ball who was already engaged to another woman, who just happened to be carrying his child at the time. After three months with Spears in 2004, he was all in, and her closet would soon be littered with shame and sweaty fedoras. The two divorced in 2006.
Rimes met actor, Eddie Cibrian, in 2009 on set of Lifetime’s “Northern Lights,” and though she was married, as was he to reality star wife, Brandi Glanville, Cibrian chose the former hit country singer while Glanville was busy shooting “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” Talk about irony. The couple married in 2011 and have had a scripted TV show of their own, “LeAnn & Eddie,” since 2014.
Oh, Woody. The crime of love took a turn for the worst when director Woody Allen’s relationship was revealed to be more of a borderline incestuous step-daughter phase. He was previously with Previn’s adoptive mother, Mia Farrow, for 12 years — they never married and lived in separate homes — when she discovered nude photos he’d taken of her adopted daughter. At the time it started, Allen was 56 and young Soon-Yi was about 21. This in turn brought back one of the awesomely outdated ’90s phrases, “who’s your daddy?” Allen married Soon-Yi in 1997 and is still married to her. That had to be just as terrifying as “Rosemary’s Baby” for Mia Farrow.
The R&B singer was dating hip-hopper, Swizz Beatz, in 2008 while he was married to another R&B singer, Mashonda, with a newborn child. Keys was a mistress before moving up to “baby mama'” status after having his child, then eventually became a missus in 2010. That’s Mrs. Beatz to you.
Dwyane Wade met Gabrielle while married to his high school sweetheart, Siohvaughn, during a lengthy divorce, which started in 2007, carried on until 2010, during which time he started dating Union. Since then, his ex-wife has claimed he abused her and gave her a sexually transmitted disease. While Wade and Union took a short break in 2013, he reportedly fathered a child with a third woman, a long-time friend, but now is married to Union as of 2014. And at 33 years of age, he’s never been more desirable, despite his terrible knees and fading jump shot.
Traci Lynn Johnson
Former New York Giants running back, Tiki Barber, left his pregnant wife — eight months along with twins, no less — Ginny Cha, for another woman. That woman was Traci Lynn Johnson, an NBC intern and pin-up girl. Talk about a miserable athlete divorce disaster! Barber and Johnson would later marry after he settled his divorce and child support of his previous marriage.
Both her and Antonio Banderas were married separately when they met on the set of “Two Much,” the 1995 rom-com. Art and Betty, their respective names in the film, were married shortly after the pages were stapled in their individual divorces. Who says men can’t be mistresses too? The couple recently divorced after about two decades of marriage.
Ethan and Uma met on set of the 1997 thriller, “Gattaca,” before getting married in 1998. Hawke then divorced Uma Thurman in 2004 to be with his tatted-up nanny, Ryan Shawhughes. Smart, and not at all cliche. Is it me, or does Ethan Hawke look too much like he’s singing for Sugar Ray?
Marc Anthony reportedly started dating J-Lo while his marriage to Miss Universe, Dayanara Torres, was on the way out in 2003. Apparently less than a week after his divorce was finalized, he was remarried to the Puerto Rican pop princess. The two divorced in 2011.
12 OF THE MOST NOTORIOUS HOLLYWOOD HOMEWRECKERS