Just because a celebrity has a successful career doesn’t mean they have a successful dating life. It just goes to show that even if you’re one of the most famous people in the world, you can still get caught up with the wrong guy. Is it really so hard to find a guy who will be honest, communicative, loyal, and loving? Apparently, it is—especially in Hollywood! Even the beautiful, famous, and successful stars can still fall for a guy who isn’t good for them. Unfortunately, it can happen to the best of us.
There are some celebrities who were obviously in some risky relationships such as Rihanna/Chris Brown and Tom Cruise/Katie Holmes but hindsight is 20/20. It’s obvious that those relationships were doomed from the start now but was it possible to see it coming before the breakup? On this list, you’ll see some candid photos that show just how miserable these women were in their relationships—before we knew that anything was wrong. One of the miserable couples even got back together last year! Oh no!
Then there are some celeb relationships that may seem perfect on the outside but may not be so perfect behind closed doors. These photos prove that there is trouble in paradise for some of your favorite stars. You’ll be shocked when you see which celebrity was choked by her husband in public! These relationships are definitely not what they seem.
1. Jennifer Garner & Ben Affleck—Cheaters Never Prosper 2.0
Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck announced they were splitting up a few years back and it broke our hearts. Soon rumors began flying about Affleck’s wondering eye and we later found out that he had broken their vows with their children’s nanny. For a few years after the announcement, they co-parented and lived together (Affleck stayed in the guest house) for and they were often spotted together running errands or spending time with their kids. They finally filed for divorce in April 2017 right before the Batman vs. Superman actor went public with his relationship with SNL producer Lindsay Shookus. The few years before their divorce was long and it was obviously hard on Garner to part ways with her adulterous husband. This photo breaks our heart because it is one of many photos of Garner in tears as her marriage falls apart. Justice for Jen!
2. Katie Holmes & Tom Cruise—The Demise of TomKat
At first, meeting and marrying Tom Cruise must have been a dream come true for Katie Holmes but it eventually turned out to be a five-year-long nightmare. Their relationship was always weird, starting with Cruise jumping up and down on Oprah’s couch, and there were some strange moments that were covered by the media but were just ignored until after the marriage fell apart. For example, Cruise bought a personal sonogram machine to monitor Holmes’ pregnancy, Holmes was constantly accompanied by a Scientology chaperone, and she had to sign a bizarre prenup. The marriage obviously took its toll on Holmes and she actually had to leave the country in order to get her and their daughter Suri out of Cruise’s grasp. Even after the divorce, she had strange rules to follow including keeping her relationship with Jamie Foxx a secret for years.