From infidelity to public humiliation, these celebrities exposed their partner’s cheating scandals in more ways than one.
Celebrities often face cheating scandals due to their high profile and constant media scrutiny. The resulting negative media attention as tabloids and gossip websites often thrive on scandalous stories can cause stress and invasion of privacy.
Fans may also react negatively to a celebrity's cheating scandal, as it can be seen as a personal betrayal. It can lead to a loss of support and a decline in fan engagement, which can be damaging to a celebrity's career.
While some couples break up after a cheating scandal, others choose to work through it and stay together. Here's what happened to Emily Ratajkowski, Charli D'Amelio, and other celebrities who exposed their partner's cheating scandal.
When Beyoncé released her album, "Lemonade," it contained references to extramarital affairs, but did not explicitly name anyone involved. Jay-Z then later released his album "4:44", which included a public apology to both Beyoncé and their daughter. After much speculation, fans believe that the mysterious "Becky with the good hair" mentioned in "Lemonade" was actually referring to fashion designer Rachel Roy.
Jay-Z publicly discussed his infidelity and the challenges he faced in dealing with the pain he caused Beyoncé. The singer told Van Jones, "For us, we chose to fight for our love, for our family. To give our kids a different outcome. To break that cycle for black men and women…"
Social media personality Chase Hudson, confessed to kissing fellow TikTok star Nessa Barrett, after breaking up with Charli D'Amelio. Although D'Amelio and Hudson broke up in April, the situation escalated after D'Amelio and several other TikTok personalities unfollowed Hudson on social media.
D'Amelio later posted a photo of herself on Instagram with the caption, "Your loss" and she also tweeted and then deleted a message saying "I hope she was worth it."
Hudson addressed the issue in a now-deleted Twitter statement claiming that he kissed Barrett when they were both single, but D'Amelio dismissed his explanation. Hudson then wrote a lengthy statement, alleging that many of his fellow social media stars were also unfaithful to their partners. D'Amelio replied to Hudson's accusations telling him to own up to his mistakes and stop playing the victim.
Emily Ratajkowski hinted that there's been infidelity in her marriage with Sebastian Bear-McClard. Speculations of a possible separation between the couple arose when Ratajkowski was seen without her wedding ring. The model's lack of message to Bear-McClard on Father's Day further contributed to the speculations. A source close to the couple confirmed to ET that the couple had been experiencing problems in their relationship for some time.
Another source disclosed that the couple are splitting up due to Bear-McClard's infidelity, describing him as a "serial cheater." While Ratajkowski has not made any public comments on the situation, she appeared to indirectly confirm the rumors via her Twitter likes.
Fans noticed that she liked a series of tweets discussing her marriage breakdown. Ratajkowski seemed to suggest that she was "celebrating" the separation by liking a tweet that called Bear-McClard a derogatory term.
R&B singer Ne-Yo and his wife, Crystal Renay got married in 2016. Four years after their marriage, the couple announced that they were filing for divorce, but later reconciled and renewed their vows in April 2022.
However, in July of the same year, their relationship hit a rough patch again, with Renay accusing Ne-Yo of cheating on her with multiple women. Renay took to Instagram to make the allegations, revealing that she had been unknowingly sharing her life and husband with these other women.
In the post, Renay also accused Ne-Yo of deceiving her for eight years, "To say I'm heartbroken and disgusted is an understatement… I will no longer lie to the public or pretend that this is something it isn't… I gained 3 beautiful children out of this but nothing else but wasted years and heartache." Renay wrote.
Shakira and Gerard Piqué announced their separation after being together for 11 years. During an interview with Elle, Shakira stated that certain aspects of their split were too personal to disclose and that the situation was still fresh and painful. Rumors then began to circulate that Piqué had been unfaithful to Shakira, but neither of them confirmed these allegations. However, people speculated that Shakira made indirect references to Piqué in her song "Te Felicito (I Congratulate You)."
When Shakira was asked about the connection of the song to her relationship with Piqué, she responded, "I can only say that either consciously or subconsciously, everything I feel, everything I go through is reflected in the lyrics I write, in the videos I make."
More allegations of Piqué's infidelity surfaced when paparazzi Jordi Martin alleged that Piqué cheated on Shakira with Israeli model Bar Refaeli since 2012. Martin posted videos online claiming that a mutual friend had confirmed Refaeli's frequent trips to Barcelona to meet with Piqué.
Jason Derulo made headlines when his ex-girlfriend, Jena Frumes accused him of cheating during their relationship. In a now-deleted tweet, Derulo announced their separation, saying that they both felt being apart would allow them to be the best versions of themselves and parents to their child.
However, in July 2022, Frumes publicly slammed Derulo after an Instagram user called her out for being unmarried. In her comment, Frumes stated that while she and Derulo had once aspired to be married, it was better to be single than to be in a relationship where she was constantly disrespected, cheated on, and lied to. Frumes also released a subsequent statement highlighting how women are often judged and blamed for their partner's decision to leave them.
Liam Payne's alleged cheating scandal created quite a stir online after some flirty photos of him holding hands and hugging a woman were posted on social media. Fans thought the photos featured Liam's then-girlfriend Maya Henry, so they began sharing them. One fan even tagged Henry in a post, gushing about how cute they looked together. However, it later emerged that the woman in the photos was not Henry, but rather the model, Aliana Mawla.
Henry quickly expressed her confusion and commented on the post, "I love all the fans so much, but please stop sending me these pictures of my fiancé wrapped around another woman…" Payne's representatives denied the cheating allegations and claimed that Payne and Henry already ended their relationship before the incident.
Ashton Kutcher was involved in at least two instances of infidelity during his marriage to Demi Moore. One incident involved a 21-year-old they met together at a bowling alley, while the other reportedly occurred with a 22-year-old during Kutcher and Moore's anniversary weekend. Moore wrote about both cheating incidents in her memoir, Inside Out.
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