Celebrity couples are followed by drama everywhere they go. However, sometimes, they cause their own drama and get themselves into big trouble! In our gallery above, check out 10 celebrities who made a major mistake in their relationships and did the worst thing a partner can do: cheat.
By Michelle Rebecca
Have you stayed in a bad relationship way too long because you were afraid of being alone? Have you rebounded from a breakup too quickly because you missed having a partner? If so, your view of single life may be unrealistically negative. You don’t need a boyfriend to make you complete. In fact, being on your own can give you the chance to attend to your own needs and find your own strengths.
We’ve all gone through our own breakups, and no matter how painful they can be, sometimes seeing celebrities break up is even worse. Celebrity splits involve not only the two in the relationship, but also their entire fan base. Breakups in the celebrity world means more than just broken hearts. They also mean no longer seeing them pose together on the red carpet, waving goodbye to those PDA-filled paparazzi shots and saying sayonara to those lengthy interviews where they gush about how much in love they are. Here are three celebrity breakups that had us screaming:
After splitting with her husband, Jesse James in 2010, Sandra Bullock did not rush back to work. In fact, she told the Associated Press, “I was perfectly content to be permanently broken.” And by broken she means not able to act. Director Stephen Daldry pushed for her to be in Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and that finally changed her mind. “I honestly didn’t think I was in a place where I wanted to work or wanted to step out of where I was… I wasn’t prepared. But that opportunity was louder than my head,” she said according to People. “We had a great time. It’s no longer ‘selfish actress’ in the moment,” she says. “I wanted to have an amazing time with him and, fortunately, Mr. Daldry presented it. In every possible way, it was the best!”
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Ryan Gosling’s nostalgia is keeping him off the dating market, reports Hollyscoop. The Drive actor revealed in an interview that he is not currently dating, despite many rumors. “There’s interest, but I’m in a committed relationship with film,” said Gosling. “I’m giving as much to it as marriage.” Gosling also mentioned his previous girlfriends, Sandra Bullock and Rachel McAdams, and said they were ” two of the greatest girlfriends of all time. I haven’t met anybody who could top them.”
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Yet another celebrity is jumping on the adoption bandwagon, reports Hollyscoop. At the premiere of her new movie The Help, Viola Davis and husband Julius Tennon confirmed that they are about to adopt a baby domestically. This is the first child for the couple and third for Tennon, who has two children from previous relationships. Davis is following in the footsteps of many celebrity moms who have also recently adopted, including Sandra Bullock and Denise Richards. Bullock adopted son Louis Bardo after splitting from husband Jesse James. Denise Richards, who has two children with Charlie Sheen, adopted daughter Eloise Joni around the time her new book, The Real Girl Next Door, was released. Who will be next?
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Famed serial cheater Jesse James recently defended his bad behavior by pointing out that he’s not the only one, reports UsMagazine.com. The Monster Garage star told Men’s Journal, “I never shied away from anything I did. I took full responsibility. I cheated on my wife. Guess what? So do millions of other men.” The 42-year-old, who divorced Sandra Bullock last year, is currently engaged to Kat Von D.
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We all make mistakes in relationships, but Jesse James doesn’t regret any of his. The former Discovery channel star told Howard Stern Thursday that Kat Von D is more fun in bed than Bullock. “She’s a vixen,” he raved of his bride-to-be. “The way she gets in my head and makes me feel.” James, who according to UsMagazine.com, loved and cared about Bullock, has found exactly what he was looking for with Von D. He sometimes felt insecure with a big-time movie star. “I’ve met someone that makes me happy — an amazing woman that is willing to accept me for my faults and not try to change me and loves me like crazy and has my back,” the former Monster Garage star explained.
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By Krissy Dolor
Think women over 40 don’t have a place in Hollywood? After reading this list you’ll see that isn’t the case. While The Moviefone Blog came up with 40 actresses over 40 that are killin’ it on the big screen, we wanted to narrow it down to our favorite 10 – but they had to be single. Why? Simple! While there’s no doubt that every woman on the list is sexy and successful, we wanted to highlight the celebrities who prove that you don’t need a man (or woman!) by your side to make it big. So go ahead ladies – keep doing what you’re doing! Read on to see our picks for powerhouse women in Hollywood:
She’ll be writing about this one in her diary. Reports from RadarOnline say that Bridget Jones star Renee Zellweger and Bradley Cooper, the star of The Hangover and Limitless, have broken up after two years together. Neither have commented on the split, but sources have told UsMagazine.com that things ended following the release of photos which depict Cooper with another woman. “I just don’t want to talk about that,” Cooper told Howard Stern while on the shock jock’s radio show. Star Magazine revealed Cooper was sneaking around with Hollywood girls such as Sandra Bullock and Jessica Biel.
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Academy Award winner Sandra Bullock dazzled in red this past Sunday at the 2011 Oscars. Bullock received her 2010 Best Actress Oscar (for Blind Side) only to find herself filing for divorce from now ex-husband Jesse James just weeks later. So what was on Bullock’s mind this past Sunday when she was being questioned on the red carpet? According to UsMagazine.com, it’s on her new main man, baby Louis. Bullock adopted in secret in January of 2010 finally making it public later that spring. The actress, who has returned to making movies again after a year and a half sabbatical gushed about her new life. “It’s made me a better person. I’m more patient and accommodating. I really appreciate where I am.”
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Jesse James has been part of quite a lot of controversy in Hollywood over the past year. Sandra Bullock’s ex was the center of a cheating scandal, and then shocked us once again with a surprise engagement to tattoo artist Kat Von D. Now, James has signed a book deal with Simon & Schuster’s Gallery Books, reports E! Online. The book will include details about James’ marriage to Sandra Bullock, and will also contain information on James’ engagement to Kat Von D. There is no set release date as of yet, but Simon & Schuster’s Gallery Books appears to be looking at a release date later this year.
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Right now, it seems the internet is a buzz with the news of Jesse James and Kat Von D’s engagement. I was fairly surprised at the intense debate their announcement fueled, but then I got to thinking about second chances and leaving the past in the past. We all know what transpired between Jesse James and Sandra Bullock. America’s sweetheart was left betrayed and left to adopt a son alone, so who wouldn’t be on her side? Now there’s Jesse, the resident bad boy now starting a new life with Kat Von D, who is about as opposite from a Sandra Bullock type as you can get. Same story, different couple.
Just about everyone loves America’s sweetheart Sandra Bullock. She showed such grace and charm winning the Golden Globe Award just months after filing for divorce following the devastating cheating scandal with ex-hubby Jesse James. Bullock maintained her dignity while her husband’s tawdry affairs were displayed on just about every magazine cover. Most of us couldn’t image the pain she was going through.
Now the grocery store checkout lane is displaying Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds in a rebound romance. Bullock divorced Jesse James in June 2010, while Reynolds’ marriage with Scarlett Johansson just ended a few weeks ago.
It’s wedding bells for one of the most controversial couples in Hollywood: Jesse James and Kat Von D have announced their engagement. James and now ex-wife Sandra Bullock split in June after news of his multiple affairs surfaced. The motorcycle mogul, who began dating Kat Von D shortly after the divorce, professed his love for his fiancee to People. “You know sometimes the public and press gets it wrong. This is one of those times. 2010 was actually the best year of my life because I fell in love with my best friend. An amazing woman who stood behind me when the world turned their backs.”
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Apparently, Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds are not “lovahs,” at least according to Bullock’s interview with Al Roker in an interview earlier this week. The actors have been close friends for 10 years, but at this time in her life the only man Bullock looks forward to seeing at the end of her day is her son, Louis, according to People. “I think there will be a collective sigh amomgst women across the united States when I say he’s not my lovah,” she said.
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Former Proposal co-stars Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock were seen ringing in the new year at Bess Bistro in Austin, Texas,according to UsMagazine.com. Sources said the two looked “very playful” and were “smiling all the time and sometimes touching.” Reynolds, who filed for divorce from Scarlett Johannson at the end of last year after a two-year marriage, and Bullock, who’s been divorced from Jesse James since last June, may be bonding over their breakups. And although Bullock’s rep says there is nothing going on between Reynolds and Bullock, a friend of Reynolds said that chemistry is obvious between the two.
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Monster Garage host and Sandra Bullock’s ex, Jesse James, won physical custody of daughter Sunny on Tuesday, reported E! Online. James and his ex-wife Janine Lindemulder have gone through a tug-of-war custody battle over their child, specifically because James wanted to take Sunny to his home in Austin, TX. The reason? James told the judge that he wanted Sunny to live close to Bullock, who has a positive influence on his daughter. Sunny will remain with her mother until the end of the summer, and will then head to Austin with James.
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Jesse James, ex-husband of Sandra Bullock and West Coast Choppers CEO, won the first round of his custody battle with second wife, the New York Post reported Monday. James and ex-wife Janine Lindemulder, an ex-porn star, both provided statements against each other, including James claiming Lindemulder told him she was on anti-depressant drugs. For now, James has sole custody of their daughter, Sunny.
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Spotted! Sandra Bullock was seen last weekend at an airport in Austin with baby Louis, People reported Monday. The mother-son duo was en route to California, where Bullock attended a funeral. Since her much publicized divorce from Jesse James last month, the actress has slowly stepped back into the public eye, attending award shows, and toting Louis around, enthusiastically accepting her new role as a mom.
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Sandra Bullock and Jesse James finalized their divorce last week, People Magazine reported. Though it’s uncertain if the couple had filed a pre-nuptial agreement, the Associated Press confirmed that the papers cited “discord or conflict of personalities” as the reason for the split, and the proceedings were amicable.
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They may be broken up, but Jesse James won’t stay too far from Sandra Bullock. The TV personality told TMZ last weekend that he will move into his Texas house so his ex-wife can stay closely involved in his kid’s lives. James said his three children — from different women — want to remain close to the actress. Regarding the future of his relationship with Bullock, with whom he is estranged from due to his infidelity, James told TMZ, “Whatever happens, happens.” The move will take place after he returns to the U.S. after filming a special in Israel for the History Channel on a kibbutz.
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