10 Celebrity Relationships Which Survived Despite Scandal

Celebs August 24, 2018 By Hugo

Ask any married couple what the secret to a long and successful courtship is, and they'll probably all tell you the same thing: listen to them! Indeed, communication is of the utmost importance for any type of relationship, be it platonic or romantic, and marriage is no exception.

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However, marriage as a concept is seemingly becoming more and more outdated as people become more picky and impatient, but these couples have proved that even the rockiest of marriages can still last the distance.

With that said, here are 10 celebrity couples who stuck by each other despite well-publicised scandals.


1. Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban

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These two Australian lovebirds are one of the cutest and most talented couples in the whole of Hollywood, but it hasn't all been rosy for them. Nicole Kidman and her country crooner husband were tested when he entered rehab. To make matters worse, rumors started coming out regarding Keith's apparent affair with a fellow patient.

Despite this rumored infidelity, the couple remains strong and have opted to live in Nashville with their two daughters, Faith Margaret and Sunday Rose, instead of the hedonistic vices that present themselves more readily in L.A.


2. Victoria and David Beckham

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One of the longest and most publicised celebrity marriages in recent memory, Victoria and David Beckham have probably been together longer than you've been walking, such has been the impressive longevity of their union- but it hasn't come without its fair share of ups and downs.

In 2004, only five years after they tied the knot, Becks' assistant, Rebecca Loos, alleged she'd had an affair with David. However, the couple overcame the scandal and remain together with four kids, though there were reports earlier this year that David had got his daughter's primary school teacher pregnant.

However, this soon turned out to be social media gossip and little else.


3. Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake

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It has taken a lot of work to get Justin Timberlake to commit- Jessica Biel knows that more than anyone. Having dated the hitmaker on and off, she finally had enough of Timberlake's indecision until he eventually agreed to settle with Biel after she threatened to leave him.

The pop star and his actress first dated in 2007, but four years in, they called it quits due to rumors circulating in Hollywood that Justin had been unfaithful. Still, they cleared the air and a year later decided to get married.


4. Beyonce and Jay-Z

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Who'd have thought Jay-Z would have been capable of cheating on one of the most beautiful women in the world? Well, people make mistakes, but cheating on Beyonce is a whole other ballgame. Hove was facing the all-too-real possibility of divorce, and many aware of the scandal expected the same before the Crazy In Love hitmaker gave him another chance.

For a woman who prides herself on female empowerment and independence, many rolled their eyes, not least when she revealed half the details on her most recent album, Lemonade. 


5. Kobe and Vanessa Bryant

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One of the NBA's all-time great basketball players got himself into hot water with not only his wife but also the law when he had unfaithful relations with a woman who later claimed Bryant had sexually assaulted her.

A distraught Vanessa filed for divorce, but after much apologizing from Bryant, as well as an "apology ring" worth $4 million, the whole drama was put to bed, both in and out of the courtroom. However, in 2011, Vanessa filed for divorce once more, citing irreconcilable differences before they got back together again in 2013.


6. Will and Jada Pinkett Smith

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One of Hollywood's longest marriages has certainly gone the distance, but in the 20+ years they've been together, divorce rumors have plagued their union, though many believe the couple are actually in an open relationship. 

Will also found himself in hot water when Star Magazine published racy photos of himself and Focus co-star Margot Robbie partying in New Orleans.  Despite all this, the couple is very much an item, and have three beautiful children, two of whom are now in the business themselves.


7. John Travolta and Kelly Preston

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It is widely believed that John Travolta has had gay affairs, but the star himself has ever confirmed this despite numerous male massage therapists speaking out against him for inappropriate behavior. 

Nonetheless, his wife Kelly Preston has stayed with her Grease hubby through thick and thin. They even had to endure the untimely death of their son when he was just 16 years old.


8. Bill and Hillary Clinton

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Turning it up a notch in the celebrity couple scandal department is probably the biggest cheating scandal of all time. For those who don't know, Bill cheated on his beloved wife and fellow Democrat Hillary with intern Monica Lewinsky, reportedly doing the deed in the Oval Office when he was president. 

Other women have also accused Bill Clinton of indecent behavior over the years as well, a murky past which reared its ugly head in the 2016 presidential election when Donald Trump, himself coming under similar accusations, used this to his advantage by bringing various women who had claimed to have been assaulted by the former president. 

Anyway, to cut a long story short, Hillary forgave him and they have withered everything a couple can go through, including one of the most surprising presidential election losses in recent political history. 


9. Snoop Dog and Shante Taylor

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It's hard to believe that the legendary West Coast rapper Snoop Dog has been married to his wife Shante Taylor since 1997. Without generalizing, rappers don't tend to be the type that sticks to just one woman, but Snoop has proved that you can still be a global hip-hop star without rapping about how many women you've slept with. Well, kind of.

While Snoop has remained married for over 20 years, that hasn't stopped him cheating on his lovely wife, so much so that he even filed for divorce in 2004 before the couple had a change of heart.


10. Rhea Perlman and Danny DeVito

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Is there a cuter couple in Hollywood than these two seasoned performers? We think not. They're a shining light on a town where divorce is more common than an overpriced plate of organic avocado toast. Though such is the promiscuous nature of DeVito, his flirting with women got on the nerves of his wife, and eventually, she got fed up and left him in 2012. Thankfully, the two reconciled and their marriage remains intact. Let's hope they keep it that way!

As for the rest of us? Well, if there's one thing we've learned from this article, it's that relationships take work, so next time you start lusting over that Instagram model with 400k followers when you have a beautiful girlfriend waiting for you at home, count yourself lucky you have someone in this world that cares about you.

It really is that simple. If you're willing to forgive various wrongs as well, that is...


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