He also added, “There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.” These celebrities can surely relate. Their stories are filled with drama and tragedy, something both we and them just can’t seem to get enough of.
Ben McKenzie and Morena Baccarin
Ben McKenzie and Morena Baccarin met on the set of "The O.C., but fell in love while filming "Gotham". She was just a guest star on "The O.C.", adoring Ben from afar. In "Gotham" Ben finally noticed her. When he did, they were both married, but the passionate affair only grew hotter.
When Morena became pregnant, she filed for divorce and then gave birth to Ben’s daughter in March 2016. They married on Morena’s birthday in Brooklyn, New York. It was June 2nd, 2017.
Owen Wilson and Kate Hudson
Owen Wilson and Kate Hudson tumbled into love on the set of the 2006 romantic comedy 'You, Me and Dupree'. Kate happened to be married to Black Crows' lead singer, Chris Robinson, so by the time the film was released, Kate and Chris separated.
But things weren’t perfect. For three years, Owen and Kate yo-yoed through breakups and makeups. In 2008 they married after Owen tried to take his own life. But the marriage didn’t last.
Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O'Neal
Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O'Neal were once one of Hollywood's most beloved couples. Starting in 1979, the relationship between these two A-list actors lasted nearly 20 years. They even had a son named Redmond James Fawcett O'Neal, in 1985. However, throughout the 90s, this celeb relationship was more than just a little tumultuous.
The relationship ended after Fawcett caught O'neal cheating in 1997. But, in 2001, even after O'neal's daughter reported her father had been violent with Fawcett many times, the two actors got back together. Fawcett and O'Neal stayed together up until 2009 when she tragically passed away after a three-year battle with cancer.
Amber Heard and Johnny Depp
This marriage was more like a street fight than holy matrimony. Hollywood A-listers Amber Heard and Johnny Depp’s knot stayed tied for less than two years. The fallout is a he-said-she-said melee of accusations including physical abuse, restraining orders, and photos of facial bruising.
Depp filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit against Amber. After a very public trial that will most likely become a Netflix show one day, Depp won.
Leann Rimes and Eddie Cibrian
Leann Rimes and Eddie Cibrian fell hard for each other while filming a made-for-TV romantic drama. The sizzling affair nearly crashed and burned. Eddie was still, in fact, married to "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Brandi Glanville, and Leann was still married to Dean Sheremet.
Brandi and Leann sparred publicly. After the divorces, custody issues, and drama simmered down, Leann and Eddie married in 2011.
Jesse Williams and Minka Kelly
Jesse Williams’ tumultuous divorce from Aryn Drake-Lee didn't go as he expected. The crisis started when Jesse hooked up with "Friday Night Lights" co-star, Minka Kelly. A tabloid tsunami ensued, ruining Minka and scaring her away from the whole mess.
After it all, for Jesse, the affair produced barely a year with Minka and a devastated ex-wife who is now using her voice to empower other moms with a new podcast. She’s also been vocal about "Grey’s Anatomy" star exposing her two kids to a “revolving door” of women following the separation.
Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake
Jessica Biel waited years to win Justin Timberlake. Now, she gets a Justin that gushes over their relationship using religious terms to describe it.
He said, “It’s like, once you find that person, it’s like a baptism, where you’re like, ‘I can’t go back,’ you know what I mean?” Still, if it might seem to you like everything is perfect about this romance, you'd be wrong. For some reason, Jessica added a clause to their prenuptial agreement saying that cheating is not allowed.
Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus
Liam Hemsworth wants what is best for Miley Cyrus, “even if it’s not him,” according to Us Weekly. Yes, they split again, even after the reunion and engagement and the year of marriage.
Next to a sunset image on Instagram, Liam wrote, “Just a quick note to say that Miley and I have recently separated and I wish her nothing but health and happiness going forward.” But don't buy what celebs try to sell you on Instagram, the decade the two spent dating each other on and off definitely did a number on them.
Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres
Over a decade of marriage doesn’t mean it’s been a smooth sail. The two married in 2008 before it was legalized nationally. In 2014 and 2015, buzzes of a pending divorce were shot down by the two. Rumors of Ellen’s hot temper and Portia’s rehab tarnished the reputation of one of the first gay celeb marriages.
As for becoming a tabloid couple, Portia thought it was cool. It was like being accepted as an official Hollywood couple.
Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli
Lauren Morelli realized she was gay while writing the story of the Netflix characters, Alex and Piper. Contemplating their relationship as she wrote it for 'Orange Is the New Black' spawned a personal sea of change in her life.
She discovered she was gay, fell head over heels for OITNB star, Samira Wiley, filed for divorce from fellow writer Steve Basilone, and landed in a transformational love story that she says sanctified and clarified her understanding of self. The women married on March 25th, 2017.
Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston has endured her share of tabloid headlines. Flaring up first when Brad Pitt dumped her for Angelina Jolie, they raged again with rumors of secret rendezvous and a possible reunion.
Hubby number two, Justin Theroux, dumped his girlfriend of 11 years for Jen. At first, it seemed like she finally found a safe haven. And then, plot twist, Justin and Jen announced their divorce in February 2018, ending a not-quite three-year marriage.
Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union
When Gabrielle met Dwayne he was going through a divorce. NBA Heat player Dwayne Wade’s divorce and custody battle was brutal and ugly. One fight included allegations of objects being thrown.
But getting to the point, Dwyane and Gabrielle met in 2009, he got down on one knee in 2013, and they married in 2014. Shortly before the engagement, fans were shocked to learn that Dwyane fathered another child that was not Gabrielle’s. But she loves her man. She’s at all his games cheering him on and heckling his bad shots.
Ewan McGregor and Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Six months after being spotted kissing Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ewan McGregor filed for divorce from Eve Mavakis. The couple's daughter lashed out at Mary on social media, prompting Mary to back away from the relationship.
Mary didn’t appreciate the “homewrecker” epithets, but they also didn't scare her, as she stuck with the relationship. The couple, who hooked up on the set of 'Fargo', reconciled and have been happy ever since.
Scottie Pippen and Larsa Pippen
This couple filed for divorce twice as they bounced through a bumpy end to a long marriage. 'Real Housewives of Miami' star, Larsa Pippen, was served divorce papers by Bulls great, Scottie Pippen, after rumors surfaced that Larsa was spending a little too much time with rapper Future.
Both denied the affair, and Scottie and Larsa reunited by February of the next year. A giant 14-carat diamond ring Valentine’s Day gift seemed to smooth things over. But after 20 years of marriage, she filed for divorce, the second time, and it was official.
Ike Turner and Tina Turner
Another tumultuous rock and roll relationship is Ike and Tina Turner’s marriage. Ike openly brought other women in and out of the house, and when he did demand affection from Tina, it was “an expression of hostility”, Tina explained in her 2018 memoir "My Love Story".
He drove her to harm herself in 1968, but fortunately, she recovered and escaped the marriage in 1976, literally running across a freeway to safety at a Ramada Inn. Ike died of an overdose in 2007. In 2013, Tina married her true love, Erwin Bach. He saved her life in 2017 by donating a kidney.
Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys
Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys played secret KGB agents and love interests on the FX spy drama, 'The Americans'. The romance between the two sparked while on set, but there was just one problem, at the time, Keri was still married to Shane Deary, but the divorce was not far behind.
But, everything turned out just peachy. The trio even chills on vacays together and dines out as friends. Weird. In 2016, Keri and Matthew announced they were expecting their first child.
Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott
Dean McDermott and Beverly Hills star Tori Spelling met in 2005, on the set of a little-known Lifetime movie called "Mind Over Murder". Both were married at the time, Tori to Charlie Shanian and Dean to Mary Jo Eustace. “It was love at first sight. I fell so hard. [. . .] Then I noticed he had a wedding ring,”
Recalling, from under the spell of true love, that she was married herself, she said she thought nothing would come of it. A flood of scandals ensued, they eloped to Fiji, and the two pulled through, but not without bouts of suffering and Dean’s cheating.
Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber
Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber’s wild romance burned through many issues of celebrity tabloids in the 2010s. When they called it quits in 2018, everyone waited for the kiss-and-make-up. Their splits and reunions were like a daytime soap opera tennis match. But when Bieber announced his marriage to Hailey Baldwin, the crazy ride screeched to an abrupt halt.
Nevertheless, fans still rooted for Selena and Justin’s love. Meanwhile, Selena decided she isn't really going to let anyone into her life that easily ever again.
Jim Toth and Reese Witherspoon
The DUI incident was humiliating. Husband Jim Toth was driving while intoxicated After Reese Witherspoon asked a cop, “Do you know who I am?” at a traffic stop while intoxicated, husband Jim Toth packed up and left for a while.
But on March 26, 2019, the couple’s 8th wedding anniversary, they showed a loving front having a happy day in Los Angeles. They were pictured with Reese’s son, Deacon Phillippe, from her first marriage with Ryan Phillippe.
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Mildred Baena
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver, niece of President John F. Kennedy and NBC news correspondent, were married and living in their Pacific Palisades mansion. Meanwhile, Arnold was spending some quality time with housekeeper Mildred Baena. Quite a bit!
So much so that there is an 18-year-old, Arnold-look-alike son named Joseph, who now feels estranged from his siblings, even though he actually he grew up around them at the mansion. It’s a touchy situation.
Kendra Wilkinson and Hank Baskett
The "Girls Next Door" star and former Playboy model filed for divorce in April 2018, but they are still co-parenting the kids. A few months after their divorce, they were at the soccer fields, cheering their kids on.
She posted a comment on Instagram, “I’m beyond sad and heartbroken because I did believe in forever, that’s why I said yes but unfortunately too much fear has gotten in the way.” One thing that got in the way was the time Hank cheated on her with transgender British model Ava Sabrina, while Kendra was pregnant with their daughter.
Kim Porter and Sean “Diddy” Combs
Model and actress Kim Porter and Diddy’s rollercoaster relationship began in the 1990s. In 2007, her final departure was grand. She waited until Diddy was out of town and moved out. She took the kids, the cars, the nursery room furniture, everything, saying, “I wanted to be dramatic.”
She did so after learning he fathered a child with another woman. Tragically, Kim Porter died in November 2018, at 47 years old. Diddy has been consumed by grief, lamenting the fact he didn’t marry her and sobbing through interviews.
Todd Chrisley and Julie Chrisley
Todd Chrisley’s been accused of mistreating his first wife and of inappropriate behavior against a male crew member of his reality TV show, but his marriage seems to be fine, at least from the outside. However, there is a scandal lodged between Todd and his wife, Julie Chrisley.
They’ve been convicted of 12-counts of tax evasion and fraud. Plus, there's family drama. One sibling extorted another over a personal tape, prompting Todd to say, “It is a shame. [...] the greed and the backstabbing that has been exhibited towards a sibling is unconscionable.”
Pink and Carey Hart
Pink and Carey Hart have been in couples counseling for longer than they've been married. In 2008, they separated. The emotional rollercoaster ended with reconciliation the following year. Pink says counseling is the only reason they are still together.
The Grammy-winner told the Today show’s Carson Daly that since they both come from broken families, they had no model as to how they were supposed to keep their family together.
Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas
In the mid-90s, the drama was all about Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith’s sizzling romance on the set of 'Two Much'. It was salacious, considering Banderas’ wife, Ana Leza, was back home in Spain.
Then, in 2014, Melanie and Antonio divorced. It was a civil split. They released a statement that read: "We have thoughtfully and consensually decided to finalize our almost twenty years of marriage in a loving and friendly manner honoring and respecting each other, our family and friends and the beautiful time we have spent together".
Shannon Beador and David Beador
Reality star Shannon Beador is a member of '"The Real Housewives of Orange County" cast. Her real-life husband, David Beador, was very much a character on RHOC with his cheating ways. In 2015, Shannon caught him whispering on the phone with someone.
In true dramatic form, she appropriated his phone and pleaded with the mistress to back off. They divorced after 17 years of marriage. Shannon’s new man is John Janssen.
Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick
Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker met on Broadway in the 1996 play, 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying', playing husband and wife, and now they’re returning to the stage. They have also played husband and wife in 'Plaza Suite'.
Meanwhile, tabloid reports of a rocky marriage have plagued the couple. He’s been accused of cheating, and she does not want to talk about it. If you ask us, reports like these don't come out of nowhere, but we understand why Jessica doesn't really want to say anything.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
You’ll never guess where these two met. It was on the set of '"Mr. and Mrs. Smith". Playing a married couple was too much fun.
The drop-dead gorgeous couple didn’t want it to end when the film wrapped, so Brad left Jennifer Aniston and married Angelina for real. Luckily, she had recently filed for divorce from Billy Bob Thornton. Still, in 2016 the couple ended up divorcing, and rumors about Brad being a harsh dad started circulating.
Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love
Few celeb love stories are as tragic and volatile as this one. Only Sid and Nancy’s from punk rock’s Sex Pistols days compare. It’s rumored Courtney Love introduced Kurt Cobain to the drug he struggled to the end to kick. The two frolicked passionately through a four-month lovefest before Courtney became pregnant with Frances Bean.
The relationship ended for good when Kurt took his own life. Reportedly, he had tried it before because he feared Courtney was cheating on him. (She was only thinking about it, she said.)
Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn
There are many mysteries and theories swirling around about Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn's relationship and for good reason. Taylor, at the time, was dating Tom Hiddleston but left him for Alwyn.
As Perez Hilton put it, “They went to such great lengths in 2018 to never be seen in public together. Now, finally, not only are they going to events and supporting each other but PDA all over the place.” Still, many wonder what it feels like for Alwyn to be in a relationship with someone so much more successful than him.
Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale
Gwen Stefani and Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale were rock’s most loveable couple. Thing is, fidelity was not Gavin’s strong point. Gwen finally put an end to it after she discovered him sleeping with the nanny.
In February of 2015, she told Harper’s Bazaar, “It was the beginning of hell.” She described the next few months as “torture.” Learning the details of the secret affair going on in her own home was excruciating. She wrote a song about it called "I Used to Love You". At the time the 13-year marriage imploded, they had three kids together.
Cardi B. and Offset
We first learned of the fact that Cardi B and Offset eloped in June of 2018, having furtively tied the knot in September of 2017. By December of 2018, their split was announced. On Instagram, Cardi wrote, “And it’s nobody’s fault, I guess we just grew out of love, but we’re not together anymore.”
But lo and behold, for Cardi B’s 27th birthday, rapper hubby Offset surprised her with a 100-carat diamond heart-shaped ring. After getting married the two welcomed a son. The rapper also posted about the singer “I love you 4ever and after life, we keep learning and growing. That's what marriage is about.”
Stephanie Davis and Jeremy McConnell
British reality TV stars Stephanie Davis and Jeremy McConnell met on "Celebrity Big Brother". Their relationship was rocky and tumultuous—chock-full of cheating, drugs, mistreatment, and two pregnancies. When the first baby was born, Jeremy came back to Stephanie, only to end up in jail the next month for beating her.
Proud of his time served, he tattooed his prison number and continued with his coked-out lifestyle. When Stephanie lost the second pregnancy, it seemed clear it was due to Jeremy’s abuse. However, she got a few hits in. Her latest swing? She announced their son Caben calls her new man, Owen Warner, “daddy.”
Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid
This two-year, on-again, off-again fan-favorite romance thriller is off for now. But everyone’s on the edge of their seat waiting for word it’s on again. One of their splits came in August 2019, after supermodel Gigi Hadid was spotted with Tyler Cameron.
One Direction singer Zayn Malik had just bought an NYC apartment to be close to her, too. That’s up for sale. On January 4, 2019, the two said it was over, but then two weeks later, Gigi and Zayn were chilling at his NYC apartment. The two had a daughter together in 2020 but ended up breaking up again in 2021.
Big Sean and Jhene Aiko
This couple, whose infidelity has had both to blame, broke up officially in March 2019 but ended up also officially getting back together that same year. In June of 2022, there were reports saying that they were expecting a child together.
The amicable breakup was documented in Big Sean’s song, “Single Again”, featuring backup vocals by Jhene. We hope that the two have now reached a more stable period in their relationship and that the baby won't cause too much drama.
Tristan Thompson and Khloe Kardashian
These two were a cute couple until photos of Cleveland Cavaliers forward, Tristan Thompson, smooching another woman surfaced just days before Khloe Kardashian gave birth to Tristan’s daughter, True.
Daddy’s cheating scandal with Jordyn Woods, a friend of the Kardashian family, led to the breakup. Poor Khloe! But she’s hanging tough. She’s forgiven Tristan and is co-parenting the best she can.
Kristen Stewart and Rupert Sanders
This affair ripped apart four lives with just one kiss. Rupert Sanders, who was married to Liberty Ross while directing "Snow White and the Huntsman" (with both his wife and new affection, lead actress Kristen Stewart starring), was caught kissing Kristen.
In 2012, the photos hit the tabloids. Kristen, who was in a relationship with 'Twilight' co-star Robert Pattinson at the time, said, “I lit my universe on fire, and I watched it burn". None of these couples are still together.
Brooklyn Beckham and Chloe Grace Moretz
These two were one of the most adorable celeb couples ever, while it lasted. Victoria and David Beckham’s son, Brooklyn Beckham, was quite a catch for actress Chloe Moretz, and the two Millennial love bugs delighted us all with their cuddly Instagram posts.
Since then, it’s like Instagram has turned against a heartbroken Chloe as she was often tagged to see pics of her old beau loving another. They debuted their romance on the Teen Choice red carpet in 2014. After a few years of a yo-yo relationship, they split for good in 2018, on Valentine’s Day.
Sam Thompson and Tiffany Watson
'Celebs Go Dating' stars Sam Thompson and Tiffany Watson had a complicated dating scene for two and a half years. He took the breakup hard, crying in his mom and sister’s arms. “It’s not Tiff’s fault—I haven’t been the perfect boyfriend.”
He said he wants her back, but she told him she doesn’t want to be part of his life anymore. He truly regrets taking a break from the relationship and meeting someone on the Big Brother dating site. The very site where Sam and Tiff met.
Cara de la Hoyde and Nathan Massey
You know it’s real love when two contestants on 'Love Island' win the series. Cara de la Hoyde and Nathan Massey met on the second season of the British reality TV show in 2016 and showcased their wedding and new child in 2017.
Commendably, Nathan and Cara are the only 'Love Island' winners who have remained married. However, love does have its ups and downs, and the two split briefly while Cara was pregnant. But by the time Freddie was born, the two were together again.
Jake Gyllenhaal and Reese Witherspoon
Gyllenhaal met Reese on a movie set as she was trying to finalize her divorce from actor Ryan Phillippe. They spent a total of almost three years together, including some breaks in the middle. But, alas, the "Legally Blonde" actress ended up breaking Jake's heart. They claimed that the relationship ended without any drama, but there's no such thing as a breakup without drama!
They don't want you to know this, but sources close to them claimed that Jake asked Resse to marry him. It's just that the newly divorced actress was not ready to go down the aisle again and said no. Ouch!
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
The British-American power couple has been making waves for their radical exit from the Royal House. Prince Harry didn't want to live in the limelight of the Royal House so he sought out the unconventional path and followed the love of his life.
Despite living a life of fame and having cameras in their face almost all the time, the two just want to live a normal life with their children. Still, drama is one of the couple's defining traits. That's what you get when you marry a prince.
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard
In both love and comedy, these guys have vowed to always be there for each other. The pair started dating in 2007. Three years later, they announced their engagement.
The two are known for airing out their dirty laundry in public, and they don't feel sorry about it at all. They have shared a lot about terrible fights they've had with each other. They also refuse to be referred to as "couple goals" because they claim that their relationship, like all relationships, is far from perfect.
Beyonce and Jay Z
Queen B and Jay Z are known as one of the most iconic couples, ever. Jay Z angered quite a few people when they learned that he had been engaged in extra-marital activities with someone else. After all, how could the rapper, who is 12 years senior to the Queen, turn away from Beyonce?
Despite public opinion, the two stayed together. No one can know what goes on behind the scenes, but they do seem happy together.
Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy
Mary-Kate didn't let the 17-year age difference get in the way of her marriage with billionaire Olivier Sarkozy, who just so happened to be related to the former President of France, Nicolas Sarkozy.
When the former 'Full House' star met Sarkozy, she hadn’t even turned 30 years old yet and he was going on 47. The couple tied the knot in 2015 but the relationship ended in an ugly divorce. We bet there is a lot more drama we don't know about behind the scenes.
Emmanuel Macron and Brigitte Trogneux
President of France Emmanuel Macron surprised everyone when he announced his relationship with Brigitte Trogneux. Why? Well, she’s a little bit older than him – over two decades older, that is. When he married Brigitte, critics had a lot to say about it, but the two stayed strong and remain happily married.
He first met his wife in high school, when he was 15, and she was his teacher, which is one of the biggest reasons why some frowned upon the unorthodox romance.
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith
Will Smith first met Jada when she auditioned for a role in "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air". They have been rumored to have an open relationship, but it's hard to tell if that's actually the case.
Not to mention the Oscar incident in which Will slapped Chris Rock for laughing at Jada. Whatever is going on behind the scenes, one thing is clear: these two can create drama in their sleep.
Ari Cooper and Deryck Whibley
Ari Cooper stands at 6’0”, half a foot taller than Whibley. Love’s ability to transcend such details as an unconventional height difference wasn’t the only wonder Whibley discovered when he met Ari.
In 2014, he suffered organ failure due to excessive alcohol consumption. He had to stay in the hospital for months, during which time his loving fiancé never left his side. He even said in an interview that she was a huge help in turning his life around. A turbulent year later, the two got married.
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon
Mariah Carey broke a lot of hearts when she decided to tie the knot with singer Nick Cannon in 2008. At the time the two got married, Cannon was 28 and Mariah was 38. The gap in age didn’t seem to bother either of the stars, who remained happily married for quite some time. Unfortunately, they did start to grow apart, and eventually, they split up.
Several speculations exist as to why the couple got divorced in 2016. Many swear that they were doomed from the beginning because of their difference in age.
Aaron and Sam Taylor-Johnson
Sam Taylor-Johnson met Aaron in 2009 when she directed a film that he just so happened to be acting in. The director was 42 years old and the actor – was 19. But the age gap didn’t seem to have any effect on the connection they made, and they started dating not too long after the meetup.
Just because they don’t have an issue with the 23-year age difference, doesn’t mean that everyone felt the same way. The couple was torn apart by several media outlets who criticized the morality of the relationship. During their marriage, the couple has had two daughters.
Olivia Wilde and Harry Styles
Olivia Wilde met funnyman, Jason Sudeikis, in 2011. Over a decade and two children later, Olivia left him for former One Direction heartthrob, Harry Styles.
The relationship attracted negative media attention, with her leaving the father of her children for a man who is 10 years younger than her. Still, the two ignore everyone, because they are just having the time of their lives being in love with each other.
Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo
Adam Levine made a lot of guys jealous when he married his wife, Victoria's Secret model Behati Prinsloo, in 2014. When the attractive lovebirds tied the knot, a decade of age difference separated them, with Adam being 35 and Prinsloo, just 25.
Things weren’t always smooth sailing between the stars, and they ended up breaking up for a short period of time before they actually got married, but after those initial bumps, they seemed to work things out.
Kris Jenner and Corey Gamble
Jenner met her boyfriend while attending a fashion designer's birthday party in 2014. However, the two aren’t exactly overly emotional about each other, especially not in public, and it would seem that Jenner doesn’t have any (immediate) intentions of putting a ring on Gamble’s finger.
But even without PDA and wedding rings, they’ve maintained a solid romance, which is pretty incredible when you take into consideration that she is 25 years older than him.
Carla Bruni and Nicolas Sarkozy
Italian-French singer Carla Bruni has decidedly mesmerized former French President, Nicolas Sarkozy. They met at a dinner party in 2007. Sarkozy was Bruni’s first husband, while she was his third wife.
It’s rumored that the president is actually quite sensitive about their height difference so whenever they visit other states, Bruni wears flats. It’s all not much of a secret that Sarkozy wears heeled shoes to try to square up with his wife’s height.
Mel Gibson and Rosalind Ross
Gibson has a lot of children, 7 of which are with his first wife, Robyn Denise Moore. But after that 26-year-long marriage came to an end, Mel Gibson found love again in the form of 28-year-old writer, Rosalind Ross.
Gibson and Ross first met back in 2014, when the writer was signed to work for the actor’s production company. They hit it off immediately and Rosalind fell head over heels for the Hollywood legend. Gibson is an entire 35 years senior to his current wife, and she is 10 years younger than his oldest kid. That must cause some family drama.
Ashley Olsen and Richard Sachs
It would seem that the Olsen twins share a lot more than just their faces – like their taste in older men. But while her sister married someone who is nearly two decades older than her, Ashley took an even bigger leap with Richard Sachs, who is a whole 28 years older than her. With that discrepancy, in certain places around the world, you could say Sachs is almost old enough to be her grandfather.
No one is entirely sure why, but the couple ended up breaking things off in 2017. Maybe it had something to do with the fact that Sachs was twice her age?
Jodie Turner-Smith and Joshua Jackson
Jodie says Joshua Jackson loves that she is obsessed with him. She watches videos of the “Dawson’s Creek” actor whenever they are apart. Yet their blissful true love story has not escaped prejudice. Turner-Smith said she was actually shocked at the reactions of some people.
It came from within her own community. “In America, interracial dating or marriage is not something that is as accepted. I don’t want to give it too much energy,” she said. “The horrific things that people were saying” taught her to keep things to herself.
Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt
Let’s go back to a simpler time — a time full of Juicy Couture velour tracksuits and girls on “The Hills” unironically crying mascara tears over guys wearing trucker hats. In 2006, “Hills” cast member Heidi Montag began dating (villain) Spencer Pratt — incurring the wrath of every television viewer.
But why did we loathe this couple so much? It seems that Heidi broke the ultimate girl code rule in pursuit of Spencer — she chose him over BFF Lauren Conrad. After many televised arguments and countless tabloid articles, the early 2000s' least-liked couple is still together.
Patrick Dempsey and Jillian Fink
Thanks to the popularity of “Grey’s Anatomy,” the world wanted to know — who was the lucky Mrs. McDreamy? It turns out that while Patrick Dempsey is a huge star in film and television, his wife is better-known off the screen.
Patrick met Jillian Fink, a makeup artist and hairstylist to the stars when he stopped by her salon. After marrying in 1999, the couple went through a rough spot in 2015 when they announced their separation. Much to the surprise of everyone, they called off their divorce and are still happily married today.
Mo’Nique and Sidney Hicks
In 2006, actress and comedian Mo’Nique sent the gossip mill into overdrive when she revealed that she and her husband, Sidney Hicks, were in an open relationship. Mo’Nique revealed to "Essence" magazine that the idea was hers, contrary to what many people assumed.
Her controversial relationship has often made her the subject of many jokes. But all that criticism doesn’t matter to the couple. Sidney stated that the change in their status wouldn’t “change the dynamic of our relationship.” The two even launched their own podcast about the subject called “Open Relationship.”
Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra
When Nick Jonas slid into Priyanka Chopra’s DMs, he had no idea their relationship would cause so much commotion. The pop star fell for the "Quantico" star and former "Miss World," despite Priyanka being about a decade older. Their age gap quickly made them a target for countless internet trolls and comedians.
Though the criticism didn’t keep the couple from tying the knot and starting a family, Priyanka doesn’t understand why when it’s an older man and younger woman no one cares and that “actually people like it”. She’s unfortunately right it seems!
Leonardo DiCaprio and Camila Morrone
It goes without saying that Leonardo DiCaprio’s type seems to be models who are decades younger than him. In fact, his specific dating preference was even made into a joke at the Oscars — we’re sure he didn’t find it that funny!
After being linked to various models, Leonardo stepped out with Camila in 2018. With more than two decades between them, the couple has received much criticism. In response to the comments, Camila hopes that “people learn to live with a little less hatred.”
David Foster and Katharine McPhee
From "American Idol" to the small screen, few predicted the success of “Smash” actress Katharine McPhee. Even fewer would have predicted that she would be married to musician David Foster — a man more than 30 years older than her!
It turns out that their relationship goes back — like, WAY back. David mentored Katharine on “American Idol,'' and even performed at her first wedding! Between their age gap and David’s multiple ex-wives, few thought they would last. This surprising couple, however, has proved everyone wrong by not only still being married but even welcoming a child together!
Jerry Seinfeld and Jessica Sklar
“Seinfeld” may have been a “show about nothing,” but Jerry Seinfeld’s romance with Jessica Sklar definitely is something. The two met at a Manhattan gym in 1998.
Though sparks flew, there was one problem — Jessica was actually married! She soon divorced her husband and married the comedian a year later. Though her ex-husband told media outlets that the couple had “no respect for decent values”, (ouch!) that didn’t put an end to their controversial love story. The pair have been married for more than two decades.
Kevin Jonas and Danielle Deleasa
Talk about a vacation to remember — when Danielle Deleasa met Kevin Jonas on a trip to the Bahamas, the New Jersey natives instantly clicked. The former hairdresser had no idea that Kevin’s band, The Jonas Brothers, would become the pop phenomenon it is today.
As their fame grew, Danielle began to experience the pitfalls of dating a teen heartthrob. She was subjected to online vitriol directed at her by both trolls and Jonas Brothers superfans. Thankfully, she has shrugged off the criticism and is still happily married to the oldest Jo-bro.
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani
The fact that ska-rocker Gwen Stefani would get together with country crooner Blake Shelton was shocking enough, but rumors that they began hooking up while he was still married were even harder to believe.
When Blake and then-wife Miranda Lambert ended their marriage in 2015, the celebrity gossip world immediately suspected that Blake’s co-host on “The Voice,” Gwen, had something to do with it. The couple also went public after Blake’s divorce — strange timing if you ask us. Though Blake and Gwen eventually married, the couple still faced controversy given their timing.
Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger
When Chris Pratt and comedic actress Anna Faris announced their separation, it’s safe to say that the internet lost it. Fans had placed so much hope in the adorably hilarious couple and were shocked to see that it didn’t work.
Fans even speculated that Chris left Anna after getting more famous (and buff!). While we’ll never know exactly what happened in their relationship, many fans have had trouble accepting his new marriage to Katherine Schwarzenegger (yes, Arnold’s little girl). Despite the frequent criticism directed at the new couple, they seem to be happily married.
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen
Musician John Legend and his wife Chrissy Teigen are often considered to be one of the most divisive couples in show business. Though it was cute at the beginning of their relationship, fans have grown tired of Chrissy’s constant oversharing of their marriage.
Things got even more controversial when Chrissy was allegedly engaging in some not-so-nice behavior on social media. Fans feared that Chrissy’s bullying would affect his career. Though the two are certainly less in the spotlight than they once were, they have remained together much to our surprise.
Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman
Simon Cowell may make the right calls as a judge on reality television shows, but behind the scenes, he doesn’t always use the best judgment. In 2013, the "X Factor" judge was dating celebrity Carmen Electra.
Though that union was unexpected enough, things got stranger when Carmen found Simon and now-fiancée Lauren Silverman in a rather compromising position. There was also the issue that Lauren was married to Simon’s good friend, Andrew Silverman. Though the couple got off to a dramatic start, Simon has continued his relationship with Lauren and even has a child with her.
Jason Aldean and Brittany Kerr
Country music is full of lovelorn partners and heartbreak, but that was nothing compared to what happened between country music star Jason Aldean and former cheerleader Brittany Kerr.
Jason was still married to his ex-wife, Jessica Ussery when pictures of him locking lips with Brittany at a nightclub hit the tabloids. Though Jason apologized and tried to make it work with Jessica, the couple separated a year later. Fans were shocked when Jason continued seeing Brittany, even marrying her in 2015. While the couple has gradually been accepted, many still haven’t forgotten their controversial start.
Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed
When it comes to navigating friendships and relationships, most people abide by the code “don’t date your friend’s ex.” "Twilight" actress Nikki Reed obviously didn’t get that memo when she began dating actor Ian Somerhalder — the ex of her best friend, actress Nina Dobrev. The two married just months after Nikki’s divorce from her first husband was finalized.
Some believe that Nina left “The Vampire Diaries” (the show that she and Ian starred in opposite one another) because of Ian and Nikki’s relationship. Though the couple insists that the three are friends, many fans still find their whole relationship questionable. Talk about a vampy love triangle!
Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin
There was no shortage of tears from Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez fans when the pop star announced his marriage to model Hailey Bieber. Given their tumultuous dating history, and Justin’s habit of running back to ex-Selena whenever times got tough, many Jelena fans thought they would see their favorite couple rise once again.
Unfortunately for them, Justin and Hailey tied the knot in 2018 sending shockwaves across the celebrity entertainment world. The couple seems happier than ever, aside from the occasional trolling that Hailey still receives from diehard "Jelena" fans.
Tilda Swinton and Sandro Kopp
Tilda Swinton is known for her unique look and unforgettable on-screen characters, but it turns out that her private life is just as fascinating. Tilda’s partner is Sandro Kopp, a German artist almost 20 years her junior. The actress is also surprisingly close with her first husband, John Byrne.
The three have become so close that many wonder if they are in some sort of “throuple” relationship. Despite the salacious rumors, Tilda calls her relationship with the two men “quite boring really” and says that “life doesn’t have to be complicated.” We agree Tilda!
Florence Pugh and Zach Braff
Zach Braff has been linked to some of Hollywood’s biggest stars so it wasn’t surprising when he hooked up with British actress Florence Pugh. What was surprising, however, was that the two have about 21 years between them!
Internet commenters instantly called Zach out for dating a woman far younger than him. But Florence didn’t let their criticism slide, she took to Instagram to defend her romance by telling the haters, "I'm 24 years old, I do not need you to tell me who I should and should not love."
Sam Hunt and Hannah Lee Fowler
Fans of country music know that Sam Hunt knows how to write an amazing love song, but in real life, his relationships have been less than a fairytale. In early 2022, the “Body Like a Back Road” singer shocked fans when his wife, Hannah Lee Fowler filed for divorce.
Hannah cited Sam’s less-than-faithful behavior as the main reason for wanting to separate. Shortly after filing for a divorce, the two surprised everyone by deciding to reconcile. The country couple recently welcomed a daughter, proving there’s more to their love story.
Victoria Beckham and David Beckham
We know what you’re probably thinking, Posh and Becks have been #CouplesGoals since the two got together in the late ‘90s. While the former Spice Girl and the soccer sensation have been together for more than two decades, their relationship hasn’t always been smooth.
Since they began dating, there have been rumors of David having eyes for women other than his wife. The British tabloids pounced on the couple after Rebecca Loos, David’s former PA, revealed that the two had an affair. Thankfully, those claims are now behind the couple and they seem stronger than ever!
Dominic West and Catherine Fitzgerald
His character Jimmy McNulty may have gotten into risky business in the police drama “The Wire,” but it seems that actor Dominic West also likes to get into risky situations off-screen.
In 2020, the actor was photographed getting cozy with actress Lily James in Italy. The problem? Dominic is married, and his Roman rendezvous did not seem that platonic. Celebrity gossip outlets broadcasted the scandalous pictures, resulting in Dominic and his wife giving a statement simply stating “Our marriage is strong and we're very much still together.” Fans hope it’s true!
JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers
While many people tune into reality television shows like “The Bachelorette” for the love story, most of us are just there for the drama. Season 12-star JoJo Fletcher’s relationship with suitor-turned-husband Jordan Rodgers has been filled with drama since the show aired.
From rumors of Jordan joining the show for fame (it is a reality show after all) to allegations of misbehavior, it seemed that everyone had something to say. Today, the couple tunes out the criticism thrown their way and are enjoying their marriage as a normal couple, “not characters on a show.”