Cupid's Pulse Article: Six Famous Relationships That Started with Celebrity ScandalsCupid's Pulse Article: Six Famous Relationships That Started with Celebrity Scandals

By Jessica Smith

Nothing in Hollywood is juicer than a celebrity scandal.  Many Hollywood couples work through humiliating experiences while dating, including Kim Kardashian and Reggie Bush, who went through a sex tape scandal; Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez, who recently dealt with Bieber’s accusation of getting a fan pregnant; and Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth, who had to deal with negative press on Cyrus’ sexual antics.

Many of us can relate to similar problems on a smaller scale, but it can still be exhilarating and deeply saddening to watch our favorite famous relationships let us down in these ways. Sometimes, celebrity couples even begin their love lives under this sort of scrutiny. Although not all celebrity affairs work out, some blossom into long-lasting relationships and love. Here are six famous couples that made the headlines with their scandalous splits, affairs, and ensuing sprint to the altar.

Celebrity Scandals That Turned Into Celebrity Relationships

1. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie: After being married to the beautiful Jennifer Aniston for five years, Brad Pitt and Aniston’s relationship began to fail when he confessed his love for Angelina Jolie. Pitt and Jolie worked together on the set of Mr. & Mrs. Smith as a sexy spy couple, and they took their on-screen romance off-screen — even while Pitt was still married. The humanitarian couple has now been together for seven years. We can thank their six children for pressuring them to get engaged, so they can finally tie the knot.

2. LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian: These two stars met on the set of Northern Lights, where  their characters’ relationship spiraled into a real-world celebrity affair that ended both of their marriages. While LeAnn Rimes and her ex-husband Dean Sheremet claimed to go their separate ways with plans to remain loving friends, Eddie Cibrian’s ex only had negative things to say about him. Rimes and Cibrian are now happily married.

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3. Richie Sambora and Denise Richards: This was a celebrity scandal  that cost Denise Richards a friendship but gained her a new man.  Richie Sambora was married to Heather Locklear for 12 years before things started to get shaky between them. Richards encouraged her good friend Locklear to file for divorce, and despite girl code, Sambora and Richards were caught making out like teenagers a few weeks later. This seemingly-forbidden romance also required Sambora and Richards to deal with some pretty messy divorces of their own.  Unfortunately, their relationship recently ended.

4. Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott: Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott fell in love on the set of the Lifetime movie Mind Over Murder, but they were both married at the time. The two quickly separated from their spouses. Before either one was legally divorced, they decided to announce their celebrity engagement.  The two were married just a month after Spelling’s divorce was finalized, and they have been married since 2006. They have three children and recently announced that they are expecting their fourth celebrity baby.

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From Celebrity Affair To Celebrity Engagement

5. Jesse James and Kat Von D: Jesse James and Sandra Bullock were married for five years and had just adopted a son together when rumors began about James’ unfaithfulness. After confirmation of numerous affairs, Bullock filed for a celebrity divorce and decided to raise her son as a single parent. Not soon after, James started dating tattoo artist Kat Von D. The two made it as far as an engagement, but they never made it to their wedding day.

6. Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds: Although the two didn’t date immediately after Ryan Reynolds’ divorce from wife Scarlett Johansson, it’s believed that Blake Lively was a factor that led to their split. Considering their marriage seemed to be going smoothly, their celebrity divorce announcement was surprising. The actor jumped from one serious relationship to another, as the celebrity couple was recently spotted house hunting.

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