Hollywood Tales That Turned Out To Be TruePublished on May 15, 2019. Updated November 14, 2019
So many rumors have rocked Hollywood over the years. While many of them are so obviously false, there have been a number of others that seemed as though they could be true — and some of them have turned out to be just that. We have 12 celebrity tales that turned out to be true:
12. Ben Affleck and His Nanny
When news broke in 2015 that Ben Affleck was having a relationship with his children’s nanny following his split from Jennifer Garner, the Argo star threatened to file a lawsuit but failed to do so. It wasn’t until Garner gave an interview to Vanity Fair in 2016 that she confirmed what everyone already suspected – that the rumor was 100% true. “We had been separated for months before I ever heard about the nanny,” the former Alias star said. “She had nothing to do with our decision to divorce. She was not a part of the equation. Bad judgment? Yes.” According to her, one of the toughest parts was explaining it to their three children. “It’s not great for your kids for [a nanny] to disappear from their lives,” she said. “I have had to have conversations about the meaning of ‘scandal.’”
11. Bill Cosby’s Sexual Assault Allegations
For years, women came forward accusing Bill Cosby of sexual assault. In 2005, the National Enquirer was going to publish an interview with Beth Ferrier, a model who accused the actor/comedian of sexually assaulting her in the mid-‘80s. Also in 2005, Andrea Constand accused him drugging and sexually assaulting her. Cosby managed to convince the National Enquirer in 2005 to bury Ferrier’s story by giving the magazine an exclusive interview. As a result, it wasn’t until 2014 when Hannibal Buress brought up the allegations during one of his standup routines that the world took notice. More and more and women came forward and Constand’s accusations from 2005 resulted in criminal charges against Cosby. Although the 2017 trial ended in a mistrial, in 2018, The Cosby Show star was found guilty of three counts of aggravated indecent assault and sentenced to three to 10 years in prison.
10. Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx Are a Thing
Starting in 2013, there were rumors that Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx were secretly dating. In 2015, Us Weekly published a photo of the two holding hands, which seemed to confirm the rumors; however, they continued to pretend to be just friends. It wasn’t until September 2017 that they finally confirmed their relationship by walking hand-in-hand on a beach in Malibu.
9. Dean McDermott Did Cheat on Tori Spelling with a Random Woman
In December 2013, Us Weekly broke the story that Dean McDermott cheated on Tori Spelling with a Canadian woman named Emily Goodhand. Following that story, neither one commented, but stories continued to leak about Tori and Dean’s troubled marriage and their sex life. It wasn’t until April 2014, however, when their reality show True Tori’s trailer came out that the rumors were finally confirmed — McDermott really did cheat on Spelling and their marriage was in trouble.
8. Bruce Jenner Was Transitioning
Prior to 2015, the story that Bruce Jenner was transitioning from male to female was just a rumor. There were stories that the former Olympic athlete had been cross-dressing since the 1970s and that he underwent a “laryngeal shave” procedure in 2014 and had been wearing nail polish, Spanx and taking estrogen. Even Kris Jenner dismissed the rumors. However, in 2015, he came out as transgender in a 20/20 interview with Diane Sawyer, admitting that he had had been cross-dressing for years, had his laryngeal shaved and was going to transition from male to female.
7. Tiger Woods Was Cheating on Elin Nordegren
The National Enquirer was the first one to break the news that Tiger Woods was cheating on his wife at the time, Elin Nordegren, with Rachel Uchitel in November 2009. Following this news, more women came forward, claiming that they were having affairs with the golf pro, but he and Nordegren remained silent. It took a couple of weeks, but then Woods came out and admitted that he had been unfaithful to his wife and apologized for his behavior. While Nordegren initially seemed like she might forgive him, less than a year later, they filed for divorce.
6. Mischa Barton’s 2009 Hospitalization Wasn’t Due to a Botched Wisdom Tooth Operation
During the summer of 2009, Mischa Barton was placed in the psychiatric ward on an involuntary 5150 hold. Although it seemed like something serious and psychologically-related had occurred, the former O.C. star played it off like it wasn’t a big deal and was the result of a botched wisdom tooth procedure. Fast forward four years and she finally came out and admitted that she was hospitalized because she had a full-on mental breakdown and had threatened to kill herself.
5. The Feud Between Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall Was Real
For years there were rumors that Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall did not get along on or off the set of Sex and the City; however, they were professional and kept whatever beef there was between them to themselves. That changed in 2017 when rumors began flying that Cattrall was the reason that a third Sex and the City movie was shelved indefinitely. Initially, Cattrall tried to defend herself, explaining that she was just no longer interested in playing Samantha anymore, but things got heated when Parker offered her condolences to Cattrall after her brother died. “A painful reminder of how cruel you really were then and now… You are not my family. You are not my friend. So I’m writing to tell you one last time to stop exploiting our tragedy in order to restore your ‘nice girl’ persona,” she wrote, confirming that there’s bad blood between them.
4. Angelina Jolie and Brad’s Relationship on the Set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith
Even before Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston filed for divorce in 2005, there were rumors that he and Angelina Jolie were growing really close on the set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Pitt, Aniston and Jolie all denied that there was any truth to the rumors; however, years later, Jolie admitted that they fell in love on set. “Not a lot of people get to see a movie where their parents fell in love,” she told The New York Times in 2008.
3. Beyonce and Jay Z’s Marriage Was on the Rocks
When Solange attacked Jay Z in an elevator at the Met Gala, rumors emerged that the fight had something to do with Rachel Roy and Jay-Z’s inappropriate relationship with her. Following the incident, Beyonce and Jay-Z went on tour together and the rumors that their relationship was on the rocks and that they were headed for divorce kept on coming. The couple never commented on this; however, in 2016, Beyonce dropped her album, Lemonade, which confirmed that Jay-Z had cheated on her and that their marriage had been in trouble. Then, in 2017, Jay-Z also confirmed that he had been unfaithful to Beyonce on his album, 4:44.
2. Prince Charles Was Cheating on Princess Diana
Prior to Prince Charles admitting that he was unfaithful to Princess Diana in 1994, there were taped conversations between him and Camilla Parker-Bowles released to the press in 1992 that seemed to confirm that he was having an extra-marital relationship with her. Although Prince Charles did his best to avoid naming his mistress, in 1994, Jonathan Dimbleby officially confirmed that Camilla was the other woman in his biography of Charles.
1. John Edwards’ Love Child with Rielle Hunter
When John Edwards was cheating on his cancer-stricken wife with Rielle Hunter in 2007 during his presidential campaign, The National Enquirer was the first to break the story with pictures of Edwards visiting her and her five-month-old baby girl. Edwards didn’t fess up, though, and continually denied the affair and that the child was his. To try and cover his tracks, he had his campaign manager, Andrew Young, come forward claiming that he was Hunter’s baby daddy. While Edwards did finally admit that he had had an affair with Hunter in 2008, he continued to deny that her baby was his. Then, in 2009, he came clean and confessed that Hunter’s daughter, Quinn, was his child.