Much like us regular, non-famous folk, celebs aren’t immune to serious relationship problems.
Over the years, there have been tons of celebrities who have stepped out on their significant
others, not only cheating on them, but also leaving them behind for A-listers.
That’s gotta sting.
Let's explore the celebs who broke their significant others’ hearts by leaving them for Hollywood’s
even brighter stars.
Musician Marilyn Manson had been dating burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese for six years before
they married in November 2005, but there would soon be trouble in paradise.
In 2006, Manson, then in his late 30s, sparked a romance with actress Evan Rachel Wood who
was 18 years old at the time after meeting at a party.
Wood told Rolling Stone she was instantly fascinated, despite their age gap, saying,
"[I] was craving danger and excitement."
Manson, on the other hand, told Spin magazine that he felt trapped and "completely destroyed"
in his marriage to Von Teese.
Their marriage officially ended when Von Teese filed for divorce in December 2006.
Manson and Wood went on to have an off-and-on relationship for years before getting engaged
at one of Manson’s concerts in 2010.
Unfortunately, the couple would never make it to the altar because they broke up the
Manson later called the ill-fated relationship a "mistake.”
Jeremy 'Prison Bae' Meeks
Bad boy Jeremy "Prison Bae" Meeks might be one of the hottest convicted felons on the
planet, surprising the world with his perfectly chiseled jawline and piercing blue eyes he
sported in his now-famous 2014 mugshot.
Meeks surprised everyone again in 2017 when photos of him cheating on his wife of eight
years with Topshop heiress Chloe Green were released.
“I felt hurt.
I felt betrayed.”
He filed for divorce in October 2017, just months after being spotted locking lips with
His estranged wife would go on to say that she missed him, despite being blindsided by
his infidelity but Meeks had already moved on.
In June 2018, after only one year of dating, Meeks and Green welcomed their first son,
Basketball star Dwyane Wade was still married to his wife and high school sweetheart, Siohvaughn
Funches, when he met actress Gabrielle Union at a Super Bowl party in February 2007.
Wade filed for separation from Funches just four months later, and as their divorce proceedings
began, so did the rumors of an affair between Wade and Union.
In the middle of the divorce battle, Funches filed a lawsuit against the Bring It On actress,
seeking $50,000 in damages from Union for behavior she said caused her and Wade's two
children emotional distress, even literally taking her case to the streets.
A judge tossed out Funches' lawsuit in August 2010 a month after Wade and Union made their
first public appearance as a couple.
But drama can’t keep these lovebirds down.
In August 2014, Wade and Union tied the knot in a lavish, romantic ceremony.
“You’re my best friend, I don't want to be on this planet without you.
I don’t want to do anything that you’re not a part of.”
Rapper Tyga dated model Blac Chyna for around three years after meeting in 2011, marrying
and welcoming a child with her soon after.
However, he infamously ditched her in 2014 for a then-17-year-old Kylie Jenner.
What followed was a bunch of indirect jabs between the new couple and Chyna on social
media, but no one could have predicted what happened next: In what many people suspect
was a revenge-based power play for the lip kit mogul stealing her man, Chyna started
dating Jenner's older brother, Rob Kardashian.
Kardashian and Chyna went on to welcome their daughter, Dream Kardashian, in 2016.
However, both of these relationships crashed and burned in 2017.
Jenner went on to date rapper Travis Scott, and Kardashian and Chyna suffered a nasty
split after she allegedly cheated on him.
“Hopefully, you know, me and Rob can learn, you know, to have common ground.”
Before Liam Hemsworth cozied up to Miley Cyrus, he was reported to have been in a six-year
relationship with his high school sweetheart, Laura Griffin.
However, he allegedly left her for Cyrus in 2009, after he and the singer clicked on the
set of The Last Song.
When Hemsworth and Cyrus became engaged shortly after meeting, Griffin recalled being hurt
and blindsided by her former longtime beau.
Griffin confessed to Celebuzz,
"Hearing your high school sweetheart who is the same age as you is getting married, is
Of course it hurts seeing someone I spent so many years with moving on, especially when
I learned from the media.”
One could say Cyrus came in like a wrecking ball and completely demolished Hemsworth’s
relationship with Griffin.
The timeline of Tristan Thompson's relationship with Khloé Kardashian is pretty fuzzy, but
rumor has it that the NBA baller left his then-pregnant girlfriend, blogger and boutique
owner Jordan Craig.
for the reality star in August 2016.
In December 2017, Kardashian and Thompson announced they were expecting a child of their
own in a sweet message posted to the Good American business-woman's Instagram.
But by April 2018, the pregnant reality star was blindsided by photos and videos that allegedly
showed Thompson cheating on her with multiple women throughout the course of their relationship.
While many people might have expected Thompson’s ex to chime in and ridicule Kardashian for
the sad moment, Craig took the high road, writing on Instagram,
"If you respect yourself and you respect others, you would never make light of the misfortune
of anyone, nor would you feel indemnified when it comes at the expense of others.
Wishing peace for everyone."
Before Justin Theroux snatched up Friends star Jennifer Aniston, he was in a long-term
relationship with stylist Heidi Bivens.
The two were together for 14 years before splitting in 2011, at which point Theroux
quickly moved on to Aniston, whom he'd gotten to know during the filming of Wanderlust in
Although Aniston's rep denied the two were dating in 2011, the celebs were spotted nearly
Within just a few months, rumors spread that they were already living together.
By the end of 2012, Theroux and Aniston were engaged to be married.
The two tied the knot in August 2015, but the marriage would crumble just two and a
half years later.
According to a joint statement from Aniston's publicist, their decision to split was made
mutually and "lovingly" at the end of 2017, and the two were looking forward to continuing
their "cherished friendship."