Quite a few entertainment scandals are based on speculation and secondhand information, so when a celebrity confirms an aspect of their relationship, it’s always a big deal. And it’s an even bigger deal if it involves cheating.
Some couples credit cheating with making their relationships better than ever—putting a lot of hard work confronting their problems and upping their communication skills—a lesson any couple could learn from.
Here are 7 known Hollywood couples who are still together and better than ever after a cheating scandal.
1. Beyonce and Jay Z
The world first suspected Jay-Z cheating on Beyoncé when an infamous clip was released of her sister Solange attacking him in an elevator. In 2016, Beyoncé released the record-breaking “Lemonade,” in which she put a spotlight onto her marriage with Jay-Z. There was so much speculation about who “Becky with the good hair” was that it became a meme.
But it wasn’t until Jay-Z sat down for a wide-ranging interview with The New York Times’ T Magazine in 2017 that he finally admitted to cheating on his wife. He said, “The hardest thing is seeing pain on someone’s face that you caused, and then have to deal with yourself.”
2. Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson
On April 11, 2018, someone released photos of Tristan appearing to cheat on then-nine-months-pregnant Khloe Kardashian—things then immediately went from bad to worse. Couple of days later, another video footage allegedly taken from October 2017 showed Tristan supposedly kissing two other women at a club.
Despite the cheating rumors, Tristan was with Khloe during the birth of their child, as seen on an episode of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.” Despite the scandal, Khloe eventually took him back and the two remained a couple.
However, on February 19, 2019, Tristan has cheated on Khloe again—this time with a close friend of the family, Kylie Jenner’s best friend and housemate, Jordyn Woods. It created a war between the black community and the Kardashian fans on Twitter, when the Kardashian Klan chose to fully blame Jordyn on the matter instead of Tristan.
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3. Victoria Beckham and David Beckham
They may be one of the world’s favourite power couples, but David and Victoria Beckham famously weathered a cheating scandal in 2004 when the soccer star’s personal assistant Rebecca Loos claimed they had a four-month affair the year prior.
David always maintained his fidelity in the press, and Victoria never openly acknowledged the story in the media. In fact, the couple continued to build their family in the years that followed, welcoming their second son, Cruz, in 2005, and a daughter, Harper, in 2011, and are still world’s top #CoupleGoals to this day.
4. Cardi B and Offset
The Migos member faced multiple allegations of infidelity in 2017 after he appeared to be caught in bed with other women in videos that surfaced online. The “Bodak Yellow” rapper responded to the rumors about her husband on Twitter: “This shit happens to everyone and I be too, you too… People handle their relationship differently’’
She then added, “When me and my husband got into our issues—you know, he cheated and everything—and I decided to stay with him and work together with him, a lot of people were so mad at me; a lot of women felt disappointed in me. But it’s real-life sh*t. If you love somebody and you stop being with them, and you’re depressed and social media is telling you not to talk to that person because he cheated, you’re not really happy on the inside until you have the conversation.’’
However, at the end of September 2020, Cardi filed for divorce from Offset, saying their marriage was “irretrievably broken” and “there are no prospects for a reconciliation.” But just within a few weeks, they decided to reconcile. The 28-years-old rapper described the separation as ”a way to tech my husband a lesson”.
5. Kevin Hart and Eniko Hart
The famous Hollywood comedian admitted in a 2017 interview that he cheated on his then-pregnant wife during a trip to Las Vegas (after being pressured by someone who was trying to extort him with video footage of the incident).
Eniko gave birth to their son in the same year, and the couple remain together to date. In May 2020, Hart opened up about his relationship with Eniko following his infidelity, saying she “held me accountable” post-scandal. He told Power 105.1 FM’s The Breakfast Club, “I’m hoping that she has a heart to where she can forgive me and understand that this is not going to be a reoccurring thing and allow me to recover from my f—king massive mistake.”
On September 2020, the two welcomed their second baby, but Kevin’s fourth child.
6. Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade
Although they might have one of the cutest celebrity love stories of all time, the actress and the NBA star went through a rough patch when Wade allegedly cheated on Union and fathered a child with another woman in 2012, four years into their relationship.
“My Life mistakes gave me you and my life mistakes almost made me lose you but your love has conquered all and I hope to spend the rest of my life with you,” he wrote on Instagram in 2014. Despite the drama, the couple tied the knot later that year.
7. Jada Pinkett-Smith and Will Smith
Though the Smiths themselves wouldn’t call it a scandal, the rest of the world was shocked when Alsina spoke about a relationship he had with Jada during an interview on which he admitted “I totally gave myself to that relationship for years of my life, and I truly and really, really deeply love and have a ton of love for her,” He went on to claim that Will knew about the relationship, and gave August and Jada his “blessing.”
Numerous memes were created ever since then, the Smiths sat down at the red table, and discussed their relationship. They spoke about a dark period in their marriage, when they thought they were going to separate and “never speak again.” That’s when Jada and August began their relationship—or, what Jada called “an entanglement.”
However, August and Jada’s relationship came to an end, once she and her husband decided to try and work things out, which they did. Till’ now, they’re still going strong.