They say one of the dumbest things you can fall for is believing your paramour will leave his or her spouse and marry you, but it does happen.
At least in Hollywood, it does. In fact, some of our most durable, most beloved married couples started out by having an affair. Sure, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie still get shade for their affair, but did you know that Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson also had that kind of scandalous start to their relationship? Here are 11 celebrities who married the people they allegedly cheated with.
LeAnn Rimes & Eddie Cibrian
While some couples have affairs and get married and everyone loves them, this couldn’t be said of LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian. The two have gotten serious shade since they broke up their respective marriages to be together. It probably helped that Eddie’s ex, Brandi Glanville, went on to become famous and to diss the two every chance she got.
Tori Spelling & Dean McDermott
Both Tori and Dean were married to other people when the two met on the set of a movie no one remembers the name of (Mind Over Murder — see, did you remember that?). Tori swiftly booted Charlie Shanian and Dean did the same with Mary Jo Eustice and the two lived happily ever after. Haha. Kidding. They’re totally miserable.
Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson
These two seem like such obvious and wholesome soul mates, there’s no WAY they could be homewreckers, right? Wrong. When the pair fell in instant love on the set of the movie Volunteers, Hanks was married to the mother of his first two children, Samantha Lewes. Tom told GQ: “Rita and I just looked at each other and — kaboing — that was that. I asked Rita if it was the real thing for her, and it just couldn’t be denied.” Apparently not!
Julia Roberts & Danny Moder
Hey, even America’s Sweetheart can be a homewrecker. When Julia Roberts first laid eyes on future hubby Danny Moder, he was married to makeup artist Vera Steimberg and Julia was dating Benjamin Bratt. The two now have three children. And I still don’t see how anyone can cheat on Benjamin Bratt!!!
Steven Spielberg & Kate Capshaw
Steven and Kate first began an affair while on the set of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. A few years later, the two reconnected while Steven was married to Amy Irving, and rumor has it this time the two hooked up again, and Steven eventually dumped Amy for Kate. Amy was consoled with a $100 million divorce settlement. Kate and Steve have been married for 23 years.
Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie
A modern day Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, Brad and Angie caused a firestorm of outrage when their affair (which they’ve just barely admitted to) broke up Brad’s marriage to America’s sweetheart, Jennifer Aniston. Jennifer then went on to find love with Justin Theroux — who was living with his long-term girlfriend Heidi Bivens when he met Jen on the set of a movie. Soooooo, ya know, these things happen.
Get the full list from The Stir