Infidelity usually leads to breakups — especially when a couple is in the spotlight — but some celebrity duos have managed to move past cheating scandals and rebuild their relationships. Wonderwall.com is revisiting some of the famous star pairings who've overcome infidelity, starting with this reality TV couple. It's been pretty hard to keep up with the latest drama between Khloe Kardashian and her on-again off-again boo, NBA star Tristan Thompson. In 2018, the "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star chose to forgive Tristan despite learning he'd been unfaithful just days before she gave birth to their daughter, True. In early 2019, their relationship was rocked by another betrayal, and this time, Khloe ended things after learning Tristan had kissed her little sister Kylie Jenner's then-BFF Jordyn Woods at a party. But more than a year later during 2020 coronavirus lockdowns, Khloe and Tristan slowly but surely rekindled their tumultuous romance. Keep reading to see what other celeb couples have moved past cheating scandals…
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For years, Beyonce and JAY-Z were haunted by cheating rumors that were confirmed when Bey's explosive "Lemonade" album was released in 2016. Jay released his own soul-baring tracks about cheating on his 2017 album "4:44" and later admitted he'd been unfaithful. "The hardest thing is seeing pain on someone's face that you caused, and then have to deal with yourself," he told The New York Times. Thanks in part to therapy, Jay revealed, he and Beyonce were able to overcome his painful betrayal and move forward, welcoming twins — Sir and Rumi Carter — in June 2017.
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While Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel appear to be blissfully in love, their marriage has faced some serious challenges. In November 2019, the former boybander was accused of cheating on his actress wife after photos surfaced showing him touching and holding hands with his "Palmer" co-star Alisha Wainwright on a New Orleans balcony during an alcohol-fueled night out. Justin ultimately issued a public apology. "A few weeks ago I displayed a strong lapse in judgement — but let me be clear — nothing happened between me and my co-star," he wrote on Instagram in December 2019. "I drank way too much that night and I regret my behavior. I should have known better." He and Jessica laid low and in July, they quietly welcomed their second son. Fans who did the math realized that Jessica would have been newly pregnant during JT's cheating scandal.
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David Beckham and Victoria Beckham have been married since 1999, but that doesn't mean their relationship hasn't encountered some bumps in the road. The former soccer star allegedly cheated on Posh Spice with multiple women including his former personal assistant Rebecca Loos, who detailed their affair in the now-defunct British tabloid News of the World in 2004. The A-list couple denied the allegations and persevered through it all, welcoming two more kids in 2005 and 2011.
David Letterman and his wife, Regina Lasko, were rocked by scandal when the late night talk show host revealed that he was the victim of a blackmail attempt related to his cheating. David explained on his show that someone was threatening to reveal that he'd had sex with several of his female employees — including his longtime personal assistant Stephanie Birkitt — and he confirmed that the relationships took place. He publicly apologized to his wife and staff during a segment on his show in October 2009 and the couple moved forward.
Woody Harrelson and Laura Louie seem like a picture-perfect couple today, but years ago, they faced a low point. The actor got drunk and had a foursome in 2002. "I went to this bar in London, and afterward these girls came up to me, these two girls, and asked me, 'So you want to take a walk on the wild side?' So I said, 'I guess I do.' And then I hopped in the car and another girl I didn't even know hopped in," he told The Hollywood Reporter in 2017. "We went to my place and one of the girls was a razzi [paparazzi] or worked for them, worked for the rags. And she got a photographer to come out. That one girl manipulated the other two." Laura was able to forgive Woody for his indiscretion and the parents of three — who went on to marry in 2008 after more than 20 years as a couple — are still together.
Kevin Hart often refers to wife Eniko Parrish as his "rib" but that didn't stop the comedian from stepping out on his then-pregnant spouse. Kevin all but admitted to cheating and publicly apologized to his wife and family in an Instagram video in 2017 after an unknown person allegedly tried to extort the comedian by threatening to release a tape showing Kevin engaged in sexual activity with a woman who wasn't his then-pregnant wife during a trip to Las Vegas. "I'm guilty, regardless of how it happened and what was involved," Kevin told radio show "The Breakfast Club." "That's Kevin Hart in his dumbest moment. That's not the finest hour of my life. With that being said, you make your bed, you lay in it." Eniko forgave her husband and the pair welcomed a son, Kenzo Kash, in November 2017. Daughter Kaori Mai came along in 2020.
Kobe Bryant and wife Vanessa were stronger than ever before he and their daughter Gigi tragically died away in a helicopter crash in January 2020. But in 2003, they were on the brink of divorce. After the NBA star was accused of sexual assault by a hotel employee, he admitted to cheating on his wife but insisted the incident was consensual. The woman later declined to testify and charges against Kobe were dropped. The Los Angeles Lakers star famously bought Vanessa a $4 million apology ring and the couple worked out their differences. Vanessa then filed for divorce in 2011, but she and the basketball legend reconciled in 2013 and welcomed their fourth daughter, Capri, in 2019.
Hugh Grant was dating longtime girlfriend Elizabeth Hurley when he was arrested for soliciting prostitute Divine Brown in 1995. "I think you know in life what's a good thing to do and what's a bad thing, and I did a bad thing. And there you have it," the British star explained on "The Tonight Show" in the wake of the scandal. He and Liz weathered the storm and continued dating for five more years before amicably splitting in 2000. In fact, the former couple are still very close friends and Hugh is godfather to Elizabeth's son.
"Game of Thrones" star Kit Harington married co-star Rose Leslie in June 2018 but soon, their relationship was tested. In November 2018, model Olga Vlasova told the media that she'd engaged in a month-long affair with Kit in Luxembourg while he was dating Rose. Kit's rep, however, denied her claims. "The allegations in this story are completely false," the rep told Us Weekly. "He's never been to Luxembourg nor has he ever met Olga Vlasova."
Josh Duggar and his family were the picture of devout Christian propriety when a sex scandal rocked their world. Just a few months after In Touch magazine confirmed that Josh had molested five girls including some of his own sisters as a teen years earlier, the eldest Duggar brother admitted to cheating on his wife, Anna Duggar, after an AshleyMadison.com data breach exposed his unfaithful behavior in 2013. "I have been the biggest hypocrite ever. While espousing faith and family values, I have secretly over the last several years been viewing pornography on the internet and this became a secret addiction and I became unfaithful to my wife," Josh admitted in a statement. Days later, he checked into a faith-based treatment center where he remained for more than six months. Anna stood by her man and welcomed him home with open arms, giving birth to their fifth child in 2017 and their sixth in 2019.
Fans thought Cardi B and fiance Offset's relationship was coming to an end when a video surfaced of the Migos rapper with a naked woman in his hotel room in 2017. The two rappers worked it out, however, and Cardi later shared that she has done some dirt too. "It's not right, what he f****** did — but people don't know what I did, 'cause I ain't no angel," the "Motorsport" rapper said.
At the height of the "Twilight" franchise's popularity, co-stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson were one of Hollywood's hottest couples in real life. Fans (and Rob) were shocked when photos surfaced showing Kristen making out with Rupert Sanders, her married "Snow White and the Huntsman" director, in July 2012. Kristen publicly apologized to Rob, who moved out of their shared home, though the couple chose to work it out. The dated for nearly another year before splitting in 2013.
Jude Law became the ultimate Hollywood cliché when he began sleeping with his kids' nanny while he was in a relationship with then-fiancée Sienna Miller in 2005. After the explosive affair was revealed, Jude issued a public apology and Sienna forgave him. The actors continued to see each other for another year before splitting in 2006. They rekindled their relationship in 2009 and dated for another two years before breaking up again in 2011.
Shante Broadus has been with Snoop Dogg since high school and they're still a couple, even after the rapper was unfaithful. Snoop's admitted he cheated over the years while on tour, but Shante stood by him and they are still together today. "I did a 'Playboy' tour, and I had a bus follow me with 10 b****** on it," he shared during a 2013 interview. "It was never about the money; it was about the fascination of being a pimp. I love her to this day because she coulda shook out on a n*****, but she stayed in my corner. So when I decided to let it go, she was still there."
Fergie and Josh Duhamel were supposed to be enjoying their time as newlyweds in 2009 but instead, they were battling infidelity rumors. An Atlanta stripper went public with her claims that she and the "Transformers" actor had sex at the St. Regis hotel days after he came into her club for a dance — and just months after he'd married the singer. Josh denied the rumors and Fergie later explained during an Oprah Winfrey interview that the reports ultimately helped their marriage. "It was difficult. When you go through difficult times, it really makes you stronger as a unit, as a partnership," she explained. "It does for us, anyways. Our love today is a deeper love, definitely." The couple stayed together for eight more years before announcing their separation in 2017.
Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade were one of Hollywood's cutest couples when an alleged cheating scandal (and baby!) made headlines. Dwyane welcomed a son, Xavier Zechariah, in 2013 with a woman who is not Gabrielle. But the NBA player said at the time that the couple were "on a break" when the baby was conceived and that he considered his newest son a blessing. Gabrielle accepted the situation and the couple have been happily married since 2014.
Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman always look very much in love every time the hit the red carpet, but their marriage was rocked by cheating rumors in late 2006. That's when model Amanda Wyatt revealed details of her alleged affair with Keith, claiming they started hooking up in 2004, did drugs together and continued to see one another right up until Keith married Nicole in June 2006. The country singer and the Oscar winner never publicly addressed Amanda's claims and are still very much together today.
Just months after welcoming their first child together, daughter Jolie Rae, in January 2016, country singer Jana Kramer and her husband, Mike Caussin, temporarily separated due to his infidelity and sex addiction, for which he sought treatment. In June 2017, Jana revealed her reason for standing by her husband during that trying time. "I stayed in the beginning for Jolie," she said on her "Whine Down" podcast. Since welcoming son Jace in November 2018, Jana and Mike have continued to talk about their work-in-progress marriage.
Rapper-turned-actor Ice-T and wife Coco Austin were almost torn apart by rumors of an affair in 2012. Photos surfaced showing the model hugging, cheek-kissing and dancing with California rapper AP.9. The rapper took things a step further by claiming he had naked pictures of Coco and had slept with her. Ice-T commented on the pictures on Twitter, saying, "Don't get it twisted, I'm not happy about this s***. Most of [the pics are] disrespectful and in bad taste. She's made me look and feel like s***. I say this on Twitter because there's no way to avoid the obvious misconduct of a married couple." The pair were able to move past the incident, however, and welcomed a daughter, Chanel, in 2015.
"Bones" actor David Boreanaz admitted to cheating on wife Jaime Bergman while she was pregnant in 2010. He reportedly had an affair with Rachel Uchitel, the famed (first) other woman in the Tiger Woods cheating scandal. Jamie was able to forgive and move on and David later claimed the infidelity was "a bonding experience [for us], in the long run."
"Vanderpump Rules" star Brittany Cartwright and husband Jax Taylor once found themselves embroiled in a cheating scandal. In 2017, Jax admitted he was unfaithful with fellow "Vanderpump Rules" personality Faith Stowers. Brittany and Jax's relationship has since recovered and they married in 2019. "He was very persistent and just did not give up. There were some times — sorry to say this, Jax — where I'd have 30 missed calls from him," Brittany admitted to E! News. "I knew that I loved him still. I was trying to act like I didn't. In the end, I'm just so glad where we are right now because we are so much better than we ever have been."
Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott's relationship began with cheating — both of them were married when they began an affair on the set of a Lifetime movie — and the unfaithfulness continued into their own marriage. Dean admitted to cheating on Tori in 2014 and their ups and downs were broadcast on the reality TV show "True Tori." They worked it out and Tori said she has "100% moved past" the affair. "I believe that women have the power and it was a choice and people can judge me and say, 'Well, she stayed with him.' But I think it's more powerful to make the choice to try to heal the relationship and work on it and work through it if you truly love someone," Tori explained.
Magic Johnson was one of the biggest stars in the NBA during the 1980s and took part in some "extracurricular" activities after the games were over. In fact, it took an HIV diagnosis for the former Los Angeles Lakers player to stop philandering and fully commit to his family. Wife Cookie was able to move past his affairs and the couple have now been married for nearly three decades.