Celebrity Couples Who Started As Affairs

While some celebrity couples met their spouses when they were single, other love stories started when they were in other relationships. Other couples were undergoing a divorce from their previous spouses when they met their current soul mates.

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Not everyone can meet in perfect circumstances, but for these couples, their love started scandalously. They didn’t let their former relationships get in the way of true love so let’s find out which celebrity couples started affairs. First, we start with pop star Alicia Keys and producer Swizz Beatz.

Alicia Keys & Swizz Beatz

Alicia and producer Swizz Beatz started an affair because the producer was married. When they met as teenagers, Alicia did not like Swizz because she thought he was annoying. However, their relationship blossomed when they started working together.

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Alicia and Swizz got married in 2010, and Swizz was going through a divorce with his then-wife, singer Mashonda. This relationship has grown, and Alicia and her producer husband have two kids. While the two may have received much criticism at the start, they’ve proved their love was meant to be.

Blake Shelton & Miranda Lambert

Miranda and Blake Shelton of the famous song, ‘You’re The Reason God Made Oklahoma’ met through an affair. Blake was married to Kaynette Williams, but he fell in love with Miranda after singing together. Miranda says that although she knew Blake was married, that wouldn’t stop her from chasing him.

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She had even seen Blake’s wedding pictures. However, Miranda had a resisting force as her parents were private investigators. But although she had seen many affair cases, she was ready to risk it for love. However, these two broke up in 2015.

Tori Spelling & Dean McDermott, and Ryan Phillipe & Abbie Cornish

Actors Tori and Dean met during the filming of the movie “Mind Over Murder.” Tori was married, and Dean McDermott had a wife at the time, but they fell in love. Tori revealed that she slept with Dean on the first night they met because they were in love.

Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott / Ryan Phillipe and Abbie Cornish
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Ryan was married to Reese Witherspoon when he met Abbie. The rumors about Ryan cheating on Reese were unbelievable because everyone knows Reese as a badass woman. However, she divorced Ryan, who immediately started dating Abbie Cornish. Unfortunately, these two did not last long. They separated after three years of dating.

Meg Ryan & Russel Crowe, and Antonio Banderas & Melanie Griffith

Meg was affected by her divorce from Dennis Quaid when happened in 2001. Meg Ryan had an affair with Russell Crowe, and it became public, hence the divorce from her husband. However, she was strong enough and let go.

Meg Ryan and Russel Crowe / Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith
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Antonio and Melanie met on set during the acting of Two Much. Antonio was married to Ana Lenz and Melanie to Don Johnson. Antonio said that when they met, they tried to be respectful because it felt like an infatuation. However, the two dated but later divorced, so it wasn’t a love that was meant to be.