9 Most Shocking Celebrity Scandals of the Past DecadePublished on July 23, 2013. Updated March 12, 2014
An athlete who cheated on his hot wife with over 10 women, 2 celebrities who were caught getting hot and heavy with the nanny (one of whom fathered a love child), an affair with an 18-year-old staff member and, of course, a man who cheats on one of the hottest singers in the world – with her best friend.
Here are the 9 biggest celebrity scandals of the past decade:
1. Jude Law Cheats on Sienna Miller with the Nanny
In the summer of 2005, actor Jude Law was engaged to actress Sienna Miller. But then, on July 17, a British newspaper published an interview with Daisy Wright, who earlier that year had been a nanny to Law’s three children. Wright said she’d had an affair with Law during March and April in New Orleans, where Law filmed “All the King’s Men.” The day the interview came out, Law publicly expressed regret.
Miller and Law stayed together until November 2006. Then, in December 2009, they became an item again, only to separate once more in February 2011.
2. Tiger Woods Cheats on Elin with Over 10 Women
Tiger Woods’ nightmare began November 25, 2009, when the National Enquirer revealed he’d cheated on wife Elin Nordegren, a model from Sweden, with Rachel Uchitel, a nightclub manager. Two days later, the SUV Woods was driving hit a tree near his home in Florida; according to some accounts, Nordegren had hit the SUV with a golf club.
On December 1, waitress Jaimee Grubbs announced she’d been having an affair with Woods for several years. On January 16, 2010, after several more women came forward, the golfer began receiving sex addiction treatment;, he and Nordegren subsequently divorced.
3. Kristen Stewart Cheats on Robert Pattinson with Director
Kristen Stewart, famous for the “Twilight” movies, began dating co-star Robert Pattinson in 2008. In July 2012, Us Weekly reported that Stewart had been involved in an affair with Rupert Sanders. Sanders, the director of Stewart’s movie “Snow White and the Huntsman,” was 41 years old and married during this indiscretion; Stewart was 22. Stewart and Pattinson remained an item until May 2013, when Pattinson broke things off.
4. Jesse James Cheats on Sandra Bullock
Jesse James, star of the cable hit “Jesse James: Outlaw Garage,” married Sandra Bullock on July 16, 2005. But their marriage fell apart in March 2010 when several women — including tattoo model Michelle “Bombshell” McGee — announced that James had cheated with them. James released a statement apologizing to Bullock on March 18, 2010, and entered rehab on March 30. It was too late: Bullock filed for divorce on April 28.
5. Peter Cook Cheats on Christie Brinkley with 18-Year-Old Staff Member
Architect Peter Cook had been supermodel Christie Brinkley’s fourth husband for ten years when, on June 25, 2006, she learned of his affair with Diana Bianchi. Cook met Bianchi, a 17-year-old sales clerk, when he was Christmas shopping in 2004. He hired Bianchi as his personal assistant, and the two soon initiated a relationship. After incredibly nasty proceedings, the Brinkley-Cook divorce was finalized in the fall of 2008.
6. Brad Pitt Leaves Jennifer Aniston for Angelina Jolie
Brad Pitt married lovable “Friends” star Jennifer Aniston in July 2000. The marriage crumbled, however, when Pitt met Angelina Jolie on the set of “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” in 2004. Pitt and Aniston separated in January 2005, and she filed for divorce in March.
7. Arnold Schwarzenegger Has Love Child with Staff Member
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver seemed to have a storybook romance. They married on April 26, 1986, and they raised four children. But in late 1996, Schwarzenegger began an affair with housekeeper Mildred Baena. And on October 2, 1997, Baena bore Joseph, Arnold’s child. Schwarzenegger didn’t reveal to Maria that he was Joseph’s father until January 4, 2011. Maria soon filed for divorce.
8. Eddie Cibrian Has Affair with Leann Rimes
Married country singer Leann Rimes met married actor Eddie Cibrian on the set of “Northern Lights,” a Lifetime television movie. Sparks flew. When tabloids learned of the affair that summer, both stars found that their marriages were over. Rimes and Dean Sheremet, her former backup dancer and husband since 2002, separated in July 2009 and divorced soon after. And Cibrian’s wife filed for divorce in August, after the two had been married eight years. Rimes and Cibrian got engaged in December 2010 and married on April 22, 2011.
9. Mutt Lang Cheats on Shania Twain with Her Best Friend
Music producer Robert John “Mutt” Lange and country superstar Shania Twain wed on December 28, 1993, and they too seemed to enjoy marital bliss. But then, on May 15, 2008, they announced their separation; Lange had cheated on his wife with Twain’s best friend Marie-Anne Thiebaud. Twain and Lange’s divorce was finalized in June 2010. In an interesting twist, on January 1, 2011, Twain married Frederic Thiebaud, the ex-husband of her ex-friend.