Twisted Fairy Tale? These Famous Women Married The Men They Cheated With And Lived Happily Ever After, Mostly

Date April 5, 2018

Mistresses are from hell, right? Well, that's the consensus until someone you genuinely or misguidedly consider to be 'not the type' enters into a complicated relationship. Then, you begin to question all your convictions about mistresses.


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Marilyn Monroe's famous affair

Throughout contemporary history, there has been 'the other woman'. Some of them have been famous and respected women who are greatly admired. And some have been greatly demonized as well.


When Marilyn Monroe sang the infamous "Happy Birthday" song to the President of the United States John .F. Kennedy, who she was seeing, it became a pop culture moment. And long before Donald Trump became President, his first marriage to Ivana Trump was ended by his affair with the actress and television personality, Marla Maples.

Hollywood's leading mistresses

Nowhere else has had its share of famous mistresses like Hollywood. In fact, they are pretty normal and expected. One of the most celebrated marriages of the last decade began as a complicated affair on a film set.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

Brad Pitt was still very married to Hollywood sweetheart, Jennifer Aniston, when he met and began to date Hollywood wild child, Angelina Jolie.


Their marriage came to an end in 2017 amid claims of his inappropriate abusive behavior towards one of their children.

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Other women who have become as famous for their art as they are for their mistress tales include: Britney Spears, Amber Heard, Tori Spelling, and Jennifer Lopez.

Britney Spears and Kevin Federline

Spears and Federline began to sneak around while the latter was in a relationship with Shar Jackson who was pregnant with their second child.

Their marriage ended in 2006 after Spears filed for divorce.

Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott

Both Spelling and McDermott were married to other people when they met on the set of the TV movie Mind Over Murder. They promptly divorced their spouses and were married less than a month later.

McDermott's wife, Mary Jo Eustace, even wrote a memoir of her experience titled The Other Woman

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp

It is likely that Heard's relationship with Johnny Depp started while they were filming The Rum Diary in 2012. She split from her photographer boyfriend of 3 years, Tasya van Ree, and got together with Depp.


Their marriage ended in 2017, amid rumours that she was cheating with the British model, Cara Delevingne.

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony

Marc Anthony's marriage to Miss Universe, Dayanara Torres Delgado, was still on when J.Lo came into the picture.

The pair got married and had twins, but the union fell apart shortly.

Camilla Parker Bowles and Prince Charles

And who can forget Camilla Parker Bowles who came between the marriage of Prince Charles and Lady Diana?


Theirs is perhaps one of the most scandalous affairs of all time. The Queen did not attend their marriage. And, it is likely that the origin of their relationship will prevent Camilla from being called Queen when Charles becomes King.

The truth about the other woman

As insensitive as mistresses may seem, particularly if they are women we do not know personally, most of them are aware of the harm they cause and feel guilty.


But, the truth is, love can happen in the strangest ways, and people fall for the wrong person all the time. We just live in a world that readily vilifies the woman for breaking up a home without taking the man to task for breaking his vows too.

While this isn't a call to absolve mistresses off guilt, it is important to understand that love can be messy sometimes, and endless love is not always guaranteed. People do get a chance at happiness on a second, third, or even fourth try.

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