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Cheating is a deal-breaker for many people, but not for these celebrity couples. There are many celebrity couples who have stayed together after cheating scandals, and no one knows their relationships except for them. Fans can pass judgement as much as they want, but at the end of the day, these couples know what they have and it’s no one’s place to judge.
It’s hard to say if these couples will be together forever, but for now, these couples are determined to make it work. But who are these celebrity couples who have stayed together after cheating scandals? Well, some of them you might recognize, like Bill and Hillary Clinton, while others you might be surprised to hear about, like Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick and Victoria and David Beckham.
Not all of these cheating rumors have been confirmed (though many have been proven with photo and video evidence), so take what you read with a grain of salt. And though there are many couples who have stayed together after cheating scandals before deciding to go their separate ways, we’re focusing on couples who still currently together. And so, here are some celebrity couples who stayed together through cheating scandals.
A version of this story was originally published in January 2019.
Will and Jada Pinkett Smith
Will and Jada Pinkett Smith were involved in a cheating scandal in July 2020 when singer August Alsina claimed that he had a years-long affair with Jada in the mid-2010s and received Will’s blessing. Though she first denied the affair, Jada later confessed to the relationship in an episode on Facebook Watch’s Red Table Talk, where she claimed that she and Alsina dated around 2016 when she and Will were broken up. “I was done with your ass. I was done with you,” Will said in the interview. When Will and Jada started communicating again, Alsina ended the relationship, which led to Will and Jada reuniting to work on their marriage.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z
Not many details are known about Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s cheating scandal, aside from what was told on their albums, Lemonade and 4:44. Beyoncé first revealed her husband’s infidelity in her 2016 album Lemonade, which followed her side of the relationship at the time, from her discovery of Jay-Z’s cheating to their separation to their eventual reconciliation. Jay-Z told his side of the story in his 2017 album, 4:44. In a 2017 interview with The New York Times, Jay-Z talked about the experience and how he and his wife have grown. “The hardest thing is seeing pain on someone’s face that you caused, and then have to deal with yourself,” he said.
Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright
Taylor and Cartwright’s cheating scandal was documented on season six of Vanderpump Rules. On the show, one of Taylor and Cartwright’s coworkers, Faith Stowers, claimed that she had sex with Taylor while he was still with Cartwright. The aftermath of the reveal, which was later confirmed by Taylor, was explored in the rest of the season, with Cartwright eventually forgiving him and the two getting engaged in the premiere of Vanderpump Rules season seven.
“I see him every single day making efforts and he’s completely changed the way he treats me, the way he talks to me, the way he listens to me. Every single thing about our relationship is better,” she told Us Weekly in 2018.. “I know how much he’s wanting the wedding and how much he’s wanting to marry me, how much effort he’s putting into the wedding, just as much as me. I don’t know, whenever you know somebody as well as I know Jax, you can just tell.”
Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade
Though Wade claims he and Union were on a “break” when he fathered a child with another woman in 2012, TMZ reported that the couple was very much together and that Wade cheated on the Bring It On star. (Wade welcomed his son Xavier with his longtime friend, Aja Metomeyer, in November 2013.) However, despite the cheating scandal, Wade and Union stayed together. The two married in 2014 and welcomed their first child together, a daughter named Kaavia, in 2018.
David and Victoria Beckham
David and Victoria Beckham are one of Hollywood’s favorite couples, but they faced a cheating scandal in 2004 when David’s personal assistant, Rebecca Loos, claimed that they had a four-month affair in 2003. The two were also seen leaving a club together, though David denied any of the claims. “He always instigated it, I would never be the first to text. You have got to remember he is a married man. What if he is at lunch with Victoria? You have to wait for him to come to you,” Loos told SkyTV in 2004. Victoria has never acknowledged the accusations, and both she and her husband have continued to build their family. They welcomed their third son, Cruz, in 2005 and their only daughter, Harper, in 2011.
Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick
In 2008, Star magazine reported that Broderick cheated on Parker with a 25-year-old woman, described as a “stunning redhead.” The magazine reported that the two met at a bar and began texting, which eventually led them to see each other at Broderick’s friend’s townhouse. Though she didn’t address the rumors at the time, Parker denied them in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar in 2013. “Yeah, I didn’t comment on it,” Parker said. “People have asked me about my marriage, ‘How do you make it work, and I say, ‘We don’t talk about it.’ That’s not really true. It’s sort of a nasty response.”
Bill and Hillary Clinton
As many know, the Clintons endured a cheating scandal in the mid-90s when the former president’s White House intern at the time, Monica Lewinsky, claimed that she had sex with him. Though Bill denied the claims (stating that he “did not have sexual relations” with Lewinsky), the former White House intern appeared in front of prosecutors to tell her side of the story, leading to his eventual impeachment. In a 2016 interview with CNN, Hillary talked about the experience and how she healed: “It was really hard. It was painful. And I was so supported by my friends. My friends just rallied around.”