36 Celebs Who Stayed With Their Cheating Partners

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Admit it: Every time you hear of a celeb cheating scandal, you immediately wonder if they’re going to stay together. Many celebrity couples call it quits immediately after infidelity strikes, while others try to make it work. (No judgement, either way!)

These celeb romances have been through some seriously tough times, and some of them are still in it for the long haul.

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Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick

The sex and the City star let Matthew get away with a bunch of cheating throughout their marriage, and even when those rumors became confirmations around 2008, she still stayed with him to make the marriage work. The couple has three children together.

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Pink and Carey Hart

Although Carey strayed back in 2008, Pink ended up sticking by her man, thinking he’d be a great father and husband moving forward. They’ve been through a few hurdles—break ups, cheating rumors, marriage, and a separation—yet they found their way back, and are now raising their two children together.

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Brittany Cartwright and Jax Taylor

After Jax did in fact cheat during season 6 of Vanderpump Rules with SURver Faith Stowers, Brittany couldn’t let her heart give him up. She’s since given him a second chance and the pair are currently engaged. “I see him every single day making efforts and he’s completely changed the way he treats me, the way he talks to me, the way he listens to me. Every single thing about our relationship is better,” she told Us Weekly back in 2018.

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Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas

Rumors about a divorce were in the air in 2012 after Antonio was caught cheating on Melanie. Plus, it supposedly wasn’t his first act of unfaithfulness, either. Despite it all, she forgave him and tried to work on their marriage before they eventually split up in 2014.

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Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott

After YouTube sensation Christian Adam G threated to break up this pair, both Kylie and Travis defended themselves and their family. Kylie got active over YouTube and Instagram and said, “Idk if this is really a social experiment to some people but you’re messing with real people, real relationships, real family.” Truth. Whether or not there was cheating or not, Stormi’s mom and dad got back together and didn’t let it rock them.

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Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber

When this popular duo was together from 2011-2014, it was reported that Justin had cheated on Selena all the damn time—but she stuck with him anyway for several years. While they didn’t last, she certainly had gotten used to hearing “I’m sorry,” and letting things slide. Justin is now married to childhood pal Hailey Baldwin.

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Kim Porter and Diddy

A scandal of all scandals—the model and actress learned that Diddy had fathered a child with another woman after they’d been together for 12 years. And what’s worse? She was currently pregnant with twins at the time. They broke up a year later in 2010, but she did give him another chance. (Kim tragically passed away in 2018.)

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Cardi B and Offset

After rumors circulated about her husband Offset having an affair just four months after their wedding, Cardi took to Twitter, according to People. She addressed the rumors by tweeting: “This s— happens to everyone and I be too, you too…People handle they relationship different soo.” The two are still married and have a three-month-old daughter.

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Beyoncé and Jay-Z

I mean, I’ll tell you what happened, but you could just listen to Lemonade. Beyoncé and Jay-Z reconciled after Bey discovered Jay had been cheating on her, according to The Washington Post. She dropped an album about it, and then he dropped one as an apology, and then they dropped one together singing about how they’re “happily in love.”

Though, since Jay “f*cked up the first stone,” the couple renewed their vows.

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Hillary and Bill Clinton

The former secretary of state and presidential candidate stayed with her husband despite his scandalous affair with an intern during his presidency, reports TIME.

Many called for Bill Clinton’s resignation, but in an interview with CBS Hillary said, “Absolutely not,” when asked if her husband should have resigned. She still stands by him today.

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Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union

Even Instagram’s favorite couple has had their struggles. When the two first got together in 2009, Dwyane was in the middle of divorcing his first wife and Gabrielle was quickly labeled the mistress, according to E! News.

Just 10 days after their 2013 engagement news broke, it was revealed that Dwyane fathered a son with another woman. But the two stayed together and continued to the plan their lavish Miami wedding. They have been married ever since.

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Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin

Former New York congressman Anthony Weiner sent a photo of his, well, wiener to a 15-year-old girl and, in 2017, was sentenced to 21 months in prison for sexting the minor, per USA Today. This came after he accidentally tweeted a photo of his crotch and before he sent a photo of himself while aroused to a different woman.

His wife Huma Abedin stood by her disgraced husband…at first. However the two divorced in early 2018, according to The Washington Post.

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Fergie and Josh Duhamel

Though divorced now, Fergie and Josh were stronger than ever after a stripper named Nicole Forrester claimed she’d had a one-night stand with Josh, per People. The news came just nine months after he married Fergie in 2009.

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Kobe and Vanessa Bryant

Vanessa Bryant filed for divorce after Kobe admitted to having an affair in 2003—he called it consensual, while the woman involved accused him of rape, according to People. The couple, however, got back together and are still married now.

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David Letterman and Regina Lasko

In 2009, a producer of David’s show tried to extort $2 million dollars from him after discovering he was having an affair with his assistant, per People. Before the man could make David’s affairs public, the former host of the Late Show went on air and admitted to having sex with women who worked for him. Part of his admission was an apology to his wife Regina, who stayed with him.

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Khloé Kardashian and Lamar Odom

After only a month of dating, Khloé and Lamar married and gave us a Kardashian spinoff show that made us swoon every Sunday. That is, until news broke that Lamar had been struggling with substance abuse (which Khloé knew about) and cheating on Koko (which she didn’t). The couple stayed together at first and tried to reconcile, according to People, but Khloé filed for divorce in 2013.

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Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson

Just when it looked like Khloé found a faithful man, images of Tristan cheating made their rounds on the internet…while she was pregnant. Tristan and Khloé stayed together to raise their daughter—that is, until she allegedly found out he cheated with family friend Jordyn Woods. They finally split for good in February.

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Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson

The Twilight stars fulfilled my 13-year-old self’s dreams by dating IRL. Then, they crushed them when photos of Kristen getting cozy with another man (her married director for Snow White and the Huntsman) surfaced in 2012, according to E! News. After Kristen publicly apologized, R-Patz forgave her…but the two broke up the following year.

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Josh and Anna Duggar

In 2015, a number of profiles were leaked on the cheating site ashley madison, including Josh Duggar’s, reports People. He admitted to cheating on his wife, Anna, and checked himself in for treatment in 2015. The couple began counseling shortly after

That same year, two of Josh’s sisters, Jill and Jessa Duggar, former co-stars on the family’s reality show 19 Kids and Counting, revealed Josh had molested them as children. Still, Anna stood by her husband, and in 2017, the couple announced on their site they were expecting their fifth child. “For nearly the last two years, we have quietly worked to save our marriage, focus on our children, and rebuild our lives together as a family,” they wrote. “Doing so is never easy after a breach of trust.”

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Kendra Wilkinson and Hank Baskett

This couple documented their marital troubles on their reality show, Kendra On Top in 2014, when rumors of Hank stepping out on a pregnant Kendra surfaced. The two worked on their marriage in front of the cameras for as long as they could before separating and divorcing in 2018, per People.

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Larsa and Scottie Pippen

Scottie believed Larsa, his wife of 19 years, cheated on him with rapper Future while she was on a trip visiting her bestie, Kim Kardashian, per Us Weekly. He filed for divorce, but the couple called off the split in 2017 and moved from Miami to Los Angeles to work on their marriage.

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Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott

The couple addressed Dean’s infidelity on their reality show True Tori because Tori wanted to document their reconciliation, per People. Dean cheated on Tori while she and their children were celebrating the holidays and, soon after, checked into a rehab facility. He expressed his shame on screen and called his actions “disgusting.” The couple is still married and in counseling.

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Donald Trump Jr. and Vanessa Trump

The couple filed for divorce in March 2018, but this happened a whole seven years after Donald Jr. allegedly cheated on his wife in 2011. The tabloids named Aubrey O’Day (formerly of the singing group Danity Kane and contestant on Celebrity Apprentice) his mistress, according to Vanity Fair.

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Kevin and Eniko Hart

Kevin went on the radio and confessed to cheating on a then pregnant Eniko, according to CNN. The comedian said, “I’m guilty, regardless of how it happened and what was involved.” He also took the opportunity to ask for his wife’s forgiveness.

Looks like he got it, the couple has been married since 2017 and are raising their children together.

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Woody Harrelson and Laura Louie

Laura stayed with her husband Woody and even bailed him out of jail the same week she discovered he’d had a drunken foursome, per People. Woody described the headline-making arrest following the affair as “one of the worst nights of my life,” when he spoke to The Hollywood Reporter. The two got married in 2008 and have been together since.

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Shannon and David Beador

Real Housewives of Orange County star Shannon discovered her husband of 17 years was cheating on her—and her cast-mates didn’t help quell the scandal. They alleged David cheated with multiple women and abused Shannon physically, per People. Shannon and David worked on their marriage on screen with therapy, retreats, and even a vow renewal, but ultimately filed for divorce in 2017. The two have three daughters.

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Hugh Grant and Elizabeth Hurley

While dating Elizabeth in 1995, Hugh was arrested with a prostitute named Divine Brown on Sunset Boulevard, People writes. Hugh owned up to it and apologized. The couple dated for five years after the arrest before splitting up. they still have a great relationship.

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Sienna Miller and Jude Law

The actors were engaged when allegations that Jude had a relationship with his children’s nanny came to light in 2005, per People. The nanny spilled all the deets to a British newspaper. And then Jude delivered a public apology (which was printed in the same newspaper). After a brief separation, he reconciled with Sienna in 2009, according to Bravo.

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Sienna Miller and Jude Law (Again)

According to Us Weekly, Sienna was also two-timing her fiancé in 2005—and she was doing it with his former co-star and friend, Daniel Craig. It was revealed when a voicemail, in which Sienna told Daniel she loved him, was made public. But Jude stood by her, at least, until they ultimately split in 2011 and married other people.

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Chris Brown and Karrueche Tran

Karrueche discovered Chris was cheating on her with his ex, Rihanna, on social media in 2012, according to Cosmo. He’d told her he was going out, and then she saw photos of him with Riri (who he’d been arrested for assaulting the year before) at a basketball game. He and Rihanna had apparently reconciled. In an interview with Iyanla Vanzana for OWN, Karrueche said, “I knew, but I didn’t want to believe it.”


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