10 Celebrities Who Took Back People Who Cheated on Them

Forgive and forget?

By Celeste Durve

Celebrity relationships always seem so bittersweet. They start out glam with gifts and beautiful vacations, but they often end in affairs with nannies and the birthing of love children. Thanks to the increased desirability and sense of entitlement that comes with fame and fortune, celebrities and affairs go together like peanut butter and jelly, and their relationships are usually destroyed by it. Especially when you’re famous and could have someone new in a second, why would you put up with someone cheating on you? Most don’t. But these 15 celebs chose to stay with and try to work it out with their significant other despite the acknowledged infidelity. Did they all work out? Well….

  • 1 Beyoncé (Jay Z)
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    Rumors that Jay Z cheated on Bey plagued the couple for years. However, with Bey’s new album Lemonade, we received (kind of) a confirmation. In Queen B’s song “Sorry,” she alleges Jay stepped out on her for a mistress nicknamed “Becky with the Good Hair.” However, the two have seemed to move past any (alleged) infidelity. On the opening night of her Formation World Tour, Bey dedicated “Halo” to her “beautiful husband.”

  • 2 Iggy Azalea (Nick Young)
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    A video emerged of Azalea’s Los Angeles Lakers boo talking about how he got freaky with a 19-year-old. While there was no cold-hard evidence, the implication was that Young cheated on Azalea with this girl. However, Azalea isn’t sweating any of this. “I got engaged. That’s going good,” she told Ellen Degeneres. “We’re good. There isn’t [controversy] at home, just on the Internet.”

  • 3 Hillary Clinton (Bill Clinton)
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    He actually did have sexual relations with that woman. The ’98 scandal of Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky had the entire nation’s attention, and was more than a little embarrassing, but Hillary decided to stay with her man, even through the threat of impeachment.

  • 4 Tori Spelling (Dean Spelling)
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    Earlier this year, Dean was caught cheating on wife Tori Spelling with his ex-wife, Mary Jo Eustace. And by “caught,” I mean, his ex spilled the beans herself on Brandi Glanville’s podcast. Nonetheless, they are still together and are reportedly working on their relationship. Sources say Tori is terrified of being alone and being a single mom.

  • 5 Kourtney Kardashian (Scott Disick)
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    If you thought the Kardashians were a lot to keep up with, try keeping up with Scott and his affairs. Kourtney repeatedly took him back—until a few months back, when Scott was photographed all over his ex, Chloe Bartoli. This is reportedly the incident that made Kourt call it quits “for good.”

  • 6 Vanessa Bryant (Kobe Bryant)
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    Remember in 2003, when, facing a sexual assault charge, Kobe admitted publicly to having an adulterous affair with his accuser? Vanessa was by his side at his uncomfortable press conference and stayed with him despite his infidelity. Whether or not that had anything to do with the $4 million apology ring he gifted her, we’ll never know. She filed for divorce in 2011 but they decided to stay together in 2013.

  • 7 Robert Pattinson (Kristen Stewart)
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    Turns out Kristen wasn’t fully #TeamEdward after all. Although she was caught cheating on Rob with married director Rupert Sanders the couple actually got back together after she made several public apologies. The two tried to work things out, but ultimately it just didn’t last. Worth a shot.

  • 8 Stacy Ann “Fergie” Ferguson (Josh Duhamel)
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    In 2009, nine months into his marriage to Fergie, tabloids reported that Josh had slept with Atlanta stripper Nicole Forrester. He adamantly denied cheating but Nicole was equally adamant that she was telling the truth about the affair. Fergie, who knows big girls don’t cry, stuck with Josh and they told Oprah in 2012 that the incident made them stronger.

  • 9 Huma Abedin (Anthony Weiner)
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    An accomplished staffer for Hillary Clinton, Huma twice welcomed her politician husband back after he was caught sexting numerous women. Weiner, who has the worst surname to get caught up in a political cheating scandal (and also used the ridiculous pseudonym “Carlos Danger”) is beyond lucky to still be with her.

  • 10 Elizabeth Hurley (Hugh Grant)
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    In 1995, police arrested Hugh for having oral sex in public with Hollywood prostitute Divine Brown. He was dating Elizabeth at the time and, perhaps because he owned up to everything and made no excuses, she stayed with him until 2000, when they split amicably after 13 years together.

  • 11 Sienna Miller (Jude Law)
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    In July 2005, after being engaged for less than a year, Jude publicly admitted and apologized for having an affair with his children’s nanny, Daisy Wright, who’d given a tell-all interview. Law and Miller tried to work on their relationship into the next year, but she in turn had a fling with Daniel Craig, and they eventually separated in November 2006.

  • 12 Téa Leoni (David Duchovny)
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    David’s much publicized sexual addiction caused the couple, which wed in 1997, to separate in 2008. Téa did, however, take him back and they tried to fix their relationship, but they eventually separated again in 2011 before divorcing for good in 2014. Can’t say they didn’t try.