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Unfaithful: Hollywood stars who cheated on their partners

Hollywood has its share of stars who can easily add ‘serial cheater’ to their résumé

Unlike in Bollywood, matters between the sheets are seldom a hush-hush affair in Hollywood. Consequently, it’s easier to come across shocking details of dalliances between film actors from the West. And with Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow’s decade-long wedding coming to an abrupt end amid speculations that both of them cheated — hitlist points out some celebrities who have a ‘meandering’ character thanks to their much-publicised past…

Kristen Stewart, Age: 24
Kristen Stewart
Lowdown: Her unceremonious break-up with Robert Pattinson is well-known but what’s not are her philandering ways with ex-boyfriend Michael Angarano, whom she was seeing even while dating RPatz. Later, her ‘phase’ with co-star Taylor Lautner didn’t go down too well with her fans either.

Ashton Kutcher, Age: 36
Ashton Kutcher
Lowdown: Currently engaged to Mila Kunis and expecting a child, his breakup with Demi Moore highlighted altogether different shades. Reports of his unfaithfulness to Demi even irked her ex-hubby Bruce Willis.

Charlie Sheen, Age: 48
Charlie Sheen
Lowdown: The Hollywood actor has been married and divorced thrice. He was criticised for his ceaseless rendezvous with models and porn stars while he was still married. However, his I-don’t-care halo won him many fans.

Kate Bosworth, Age: 28
Kate Bosworth
Lowdown: When Kate Bosworth announced her split with actor Alex Skarsgard three years ago, it didn’t come as a surprise with some sources blaming the demise of the relationship on the British star’s wandering eye.

Claire Danes, Age: 35
Claire Danes
Lowdown: This multiple Emmy-winning actress cheated on Ben Lee with co-star Billy Crudup. Billy left Marie Louise Parker to be with Claire but she apparently cheated on Billy with another co-star of hers, Hugh Dancy. Ahem.

Jude Law, Age: 41
Jude Law
Lowdown: Very few actors have been candid the way Jude has! So much so he even admitted to repeatedly cheating on ex-wife Sadie Frost (with whom he has three kids) as well as on ex-girlfriend Sienna Miller.

Ethan Hawke, Age: 43
Ethan Hawke
Lowdown: Ethan was married to Uma Thurman for six years — during which they had two kids, Maya and Roan — before divorcing in 2004. He later married their nanny Ryan Shawhughes in 2008.

Eddie Murphy, Age: 53
Eddie Murphy
Lowdown: Once the highest-paid Hollywood actor, Eddie is also popular for his quote: “There’s no such thing as a faithful man!” True to his words, he contributed to his legend of infidelity by solicitation.

Angelina Jolie, Age: 38
Angelina Jolie
Lowdown: Jennifer Aniston’s fans would gladly call A-Jolie a home-breaker but it’s difficult to label her a cheater given the ‘complicated’ relationships she has been part of. Be it her tryst with Billy Bob Thornton or her ongoing love story with Brad Pitt. Nonetheless, in both the cases, she left behind an aggrieved woman. Tough luck, maybe.

Usher, Age: 35
Usher
Lowdown: Beginning with singer Rozonda Thomas back in 2003, who claimed he cheated on her, Usher has constantly been under the cloud of doubts when it came to fidelity. His only marriage till date, to stylist Tameka Foster, ended on an acrimonious note and he’s currently seeing his manager-girlfriend Grace Miguel. Commitment remains an issue for him!

Mel Gibson, Age: 58
Mel Gibson
Lowdown: This actor-filmmaker ruined a seemingly perfect family, and how! Gibson apparently cheated on his now estranged wife Robyn with at least three different mistresses from different countries.

Josh Hartnett, Age: 35
Josh Hartnett
Lowdown: You wouldn’t think of cheating on Scarlett Johansson, now would you? Well, you would if you were Josh. The American actor was caught fooling around with an unidentified woman on the sets.

Josh Duhamel, Age: 41
Josh Duhamel
Lowdown: In 2009, a high-profile stripper claimed that Josh had several ‘encounters’ with her. He didn’t deny the allegations. At that time, he was married to Fergie (of Black Eyed Peas fame) and interestingly enough, he still is.

Senior strayers
Some of the ‘senior citizens’ in Hollywood self-admittedly had a colourful past too

Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson

He is unparalleled not only in the acting department. His reputation as a womaniser is a stuff of legend, too.

Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg

She confessed that she ‘screwed up several times’ while staying married before calling them ‘mistakes’.

Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger

He ended up ruining his 25-year-old marriage with Maria thanks to his notorious ‘reputation’ with women.

David Duchovny
David Duchovny

He cheated on his wife Tea Leoni for years before he finally entered a rehab clinic for sex addiction.

Dennis Quaid
Dennis Quaid

The buzz was that Dennis Quaid’s straying led to the collapse of his decade-long marriage with Meg Ryan.

Reel and reality
Some popular cinema with protagonists who were blatant serial cheaters

Rush (2013)
Rush (2013)

F1 champion James Hunt, charismatically portrayed by Chris Hemsworth, beds women — no matter what.

Nymphomaniac (2013)
Nymphomaniac (2013)

After a point, it’s difficult to understand whether Charlotte Gainsbourg’s Joe is seeking love or lust or anything in between.

Anna Karenina (2012)
Anna Karenina (2012)

You understand Keira Knightley is an unscrupulous wife but Jude Law as a timid husband makes you ponder why he is so.

Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)

Javier Bardem’s Juan is the classic case of modern day Casanova. And that’s before stepping into a ménage à trois.

Days of Being Wild (1990)
Days of Being Wild (1990)

In this Wong Kar Wai beauty, Leslie Cheung doesn’t tire of breaking hearts because his mother abandoned him.

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