The public has always been fascinated with celebrities and their love lives. Yet, for some celebrities, their romantic engagements have gone beyond being the topic of gossip – they have caused substantial harm to their careers. Lost in a sea of scandals, public humiliation, legal conflicts, and vanished endorsements, these 14 celebrity duos found themselves involved in relationships that ushered the end of their professional decline.
Golf champion Tiger was the sporting world’s baby-faced golden boy.
Until a National Enquirer article unearthed an affair with a New York nightclub hostess in 2009, squandering his wholesome image.
And his career.
Exactly. The former Mr. Halle Berry is said to have cheated on his Oscar-winner wife with ten other women in the early 2000s. Fast-forward 20 years, and where is he now?
We don’t know, either.
The actor piddled his marriage to Friends star Courteney Cox up the wall when he had “a fling” with a bartender – and his career was quick to follow.
The Brit director’s career was off to a brilliant start until he was caught by paps kissing actress Kristen Stewart while married.
Even a public apology couldn’t salvage Rupert Sanders’ career from that train wreck.
You might call Billy Crudup a “one-hit wonder.” His career glittered for a minute, owing to taking the leading role in Almost Famous.
However, it quickly fizzled out when it was revealed he’d cheated on his pregnant partner of 8 years, Claire Danes.
Ryan was a heartthrob throughout the late 90s and made everyone say “aww” when he wed his Cruel Intentions co-star, Reese Witherspoon.
However, his image and career never recovered from rumors of his infidelity with actress Abbie Cornish.
Can’t fight the moonlight – or the tabloids.
The songstress is rumored to have cheated on her hubby with actor Eddie Cibrian.
Releasing the song Blurred Lines wasn’t horrendous enough for Thicke, who then went embroiled in cheating and abuse allegations.
Hopefully, there weren’t any “blurred lines” in the divorce papers…
First of all – we’re not talking about the infamous outlaw.
We’re talking about another guy who faded into footnotes when he cheated on the amazing Sandra Bullock.
… and then, later, Kat Von D. Since then, no one has cared about his career in the slightest.
Oh, Meg. You had it all. You were America’s sweetheart.
Now you’re America’s has-been after cheating on hubby Dennis Quaid with Aussie ruffian Russell Crowe.
The OG nanny philanderer.
This guy was a singer or something. He was also married to Gwen Stefani. He was caught “pulling a Jude Law” when saucy texts were found between him and his nanny on an iPad the whole family (including the staff) shared.
Way to go, Gav…. *eyeroll*
Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore
This guy clearly let the fame and fortune he cultivated in the late 90s and early 2000s go to his head when he cheated on Demi Moore.
Although his career hasn’t completely crashed and burned, you rarely hear about it.
Coincidence? We think not…
Actor and writer Billy-Bob allegedly cheated on his wife, Laura Dern, with his future wife, Angelina Jolie.
While Angelina and Laura have gone on to have prolific careers, the same cannot be said about Billy-Bob.
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