“I think it’s hard to get out of any relationship, and I don’t think the way I did it was right.”
Relationships can start in a variety of ways, from a blind date to a dating app, but sometimes things go a little more outrageously. In fact, some relationships actually start with an affair. And, surprisingly, there are a few celebrity couples who have admitted that they ended up together because of cheating. While it’s not the most moral way to start a relationship, for some stars it’s actually successful.
Keep reading to find out which relationships started with an affair…
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1. LeAnn Rimes & Eddie Cibrian
LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian were married – to Dean Sheremet and Brandi Glanville, respectively – when they were captured on security camera holding hands and kissing at a romantic dinner date. Shortly after their affair made headlines, they separated from their partners and began pursuing a relationship with each other. The couple ended up getting married and, looking back, LeAnn says she regrets how she chose to leave her first marriage.
“My relationship with Dean was great, but ultimately it wasn’t a fulfilling marriage for either of us. We got married so young: I was 19 and he was 21, so as we got older, we went our separate ways. I understand why people are disappointed in me, especially since I grew up as America’s sweetheart…I think it’s hard to get out of any relationship, and I don’t think the way I I did was good,” LeAnn said.
2. Tori Spelling & Dean McDermott
When Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott first met on the set of “Mind Over Murder,” they fell in love. Unfortunately, they were both married to other people. At the time, Dean was married to his first wife, Mary Jane Eustace, while Tori was married to her first husband, Charlie Shanian. This didn’t stop Tori and Dean from getting together and they ended up having sex the first night they met.
“He was married… We had sex the first night we met. It wasn’t like, ‘Oh, let it go, have sex with someone just to have sex,’ You know? It was a conscious decision, like, fell head over heels in love with you,” Tori revealed on “True Tori.”
The couple later divorced their first wives and married in 2006. They are still together.
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3. Kelsey Grammar & Kayte Walsh
Kelsey Grammer was still married to his wife Camille when he met flight attendant Kayte Walsh. Her affair with Kayte unfolded during the first season of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” as Camille dealt with Kelsey seeing another woman in New York. Eventually, Kelsey separated from Camille and went on to marry Kayte. Looking back, Kayte admits she doesn’t like the way their relationship started.
“I’m not proud of how we started because he was married,” Kayte said on an episode of “Oprah’s Next Chapter.”
4. Jason Aldean & Brittany
In 2012, Jason Aldean was still married to his first wife Jessica Ussery when he was photographed kissing “American Idol” alum Brittany Kerr. Jason admitted to the cheating allegations, telling fans he “screwed up” during a night of drinking.
“I drank too much, let the party get out of control and acted inappropriately at a bar. I left alone, took the bus to our next show and that’s the end of the day. story. I ended up embarrassing my family and myself in the end. I’m not perfect, and I’m sorry to have disappointed you. I really appreciate being able to get through this privately with my family and for all of your support. continuous,” Jason wrote on his Facebook.
Jason and Jessica ended up calling it quits the following year, and in 2014 Jason started dating Brittany. The couple married in 2015 and are still together.
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5. Britney Spears & Kevin Federline
When Britney Spears started dating Kevin Federline, her then-fiancée Shar Jackson was pregnant with their second child. After Britney and Kevin’s relationship made headlines, Shar publicly accused Kevin of starting his relationship with Britney before ending things with her. At the time, Shar said “it wasn’t like breaking up a relationship, it was like breaking up a family.”
Britney and Kevin went on to marry just months after Shar gave birth, had two children of their own, before later splitting.
6. Angelina Jolie & Billy Bob Thorton
When Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton met on the set of “Pushing Tin,” he was engaged to Laura Dern. It didn’t take long for a passionate relationship to develop between Angelina and Billy Bob – and the couple ended up getting married while Laura was away from home working on a film.
“I left our house to work on a movie, and while I was away my boyfriend got married and I never heard from him again,” Laura said at the time. “It’s like sudden death. For no one there has been any closure or clarity.”
Billy Bob later apologized for “causing pain” and remained married to Angelina until 2003.