Happily ever after isn’t always in the cards and more than a fair share of celebrities end up cheating on their spouses. From Lamar Odom’s multiple affairs while married to Khloé Kardashian to Hugh Grant’s romp with a sex worker while dating Elizabeth Hurley, plenty of stars regret cheating on their significant others.
Kris Jenner has spoken openly about her infidelity while married to Robert Kardashian, Sr. She discussed it in her memoir Kris Jenner… And All Things Kardashian, and Khloé broached the topic again during Hulu’s The Kardashians season 4.
“I think that I fell into a situation where I thought that the grass was greener somewhere else, and I made a huge mistake,” Kris told Khloé during the episode. “That’s my life’s biggest regret.”
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Kevin Hart opened up about cheating on his then-pregnant wife Eniko Parrish when he appeared as a guest on The Breakfast Club radio show in December 2017.
“I’m gonna address it, I’m gonna make my wife full aware of what’s going on in the situation that I have now put us in,” Kevin told listeners. “And 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.”
The Jumanji actor later called the scandal the “lowest moment of his life” during his docuseries called Kevin Hart: Don’t F–k This Up.
Eniko also addressed Kevin’s infidelity, saying, “This was a bad one. This was major. Nine years and I think looking forward, it’ll be better. I believe in second chances. I’m all about forgiveness, and you only get two times. Three strikes you’re out, you’re out of here. So, as long as he behaves, we’re good.”
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Halle Berry married singer-songwriter Eric Benét in January 2001 after the two had been dating for two years. However, by 2002, their relationship had hit a major roadblock when Eric admitted to cheating on the Oscar winner and checked into rehab for sex addiction.
He opened up about his regrets to People after their divorce was finalized in 2005.
“We all know I cheated. It was out there. It’s a betrayal,” he told the publication. “But I never did have sexual intercourse with anyone while I was with Halle. Going into rehab was presented to me by her mother that in order for the marriage to have a shot, this is what you need to do…. But I’m not a sex addict. I wanted to save my marriage and do anything necessary to do that. I went and heard other people’s stories and realized this is really not my struggle.”
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In 2014, a video of Solange Knowles attacking brother-in-law Jay-Z in an elevator popped up online and fans immediately began to suspect that all was not well in the rapper and Beyoncé’s marriage. Beyoncé and Jay-Z soon released albums with songs hinting at infidelity in the marriage, and in 2017, the “Empire State of Mind” rapper admitted that he cheated and regretted the decision.
“The hardest thing is seeing pain on someone’s face that you caused, and then have to deal with yourself,” Jay-Z told The New York Times Style Magazine on November 29, 2017.
He also hinted that divorce was potentially on the table, but the couple decided to go to therapy to work through their issues instead.
“You know, most people walk away, and, like, divorce rate is like 50% or something ’cause most people can’t see themselves,” he said.
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Hugh’s relationship with Elizabeth was a hot topic in the ‘90s. However, it really blew up when Hugh was arrested for “lewd conduct” in 1995.
The Love, Actually star was busted having sex in his car with a 23-year-old sex worker named Divine Brown (real name Estella Marie Thompson) in June 1995. Soon after the news broke, Hugh released a statement apologizing to Elizabeth.
“Last night I did something completely insane,” he said. “I have hurt people I love and embarrassed people I work with. For both things I am more sorry than I can ever possibly say.”
The Four Weddings and a Funeral actor also brought up the embarrassing mistake during an interview on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
“I was just an idiot. I didn’t try to say, ‘I’ve got this psychological problem.’ I just said, ‘I did it,’” Hugh told Jay during his appearance. “You know in life what’s a good thing to do and a bad thing to do. I did a bad thing.”
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Lamar’s struggles with drugs played a huge part in the downfall of his and Khloé’s relationship, but it was the multiple affairs that put the final nail in the coffin. The former NBA player has expressed regrets for cheating on the Good American founder and has spoken candidly about the situation.
“If there is one thing I regret when I was married, it was having multiple affairs with different women,” Lamar told Us Weekly in 2017. “That wasn’t the stand-up thing to do. I wish I could have kept my d–k in my pants.”