10+ Celebrity Couples That Started As Affairs (And Are Still Together)

When it comes to matters of the heart, things aren't always cut and dry.

There are tears, makeups and breakups, and even intense scandals along the way.

That was the case with these couples. While they got their Happily Ever Afters in the end, getting there wasn't easy.

Here are 10+ celebrity couples that began as scandals (and are still together).

1. Ethan Hawke and Ryan Shawhughes

Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman went from being one of Hollywood's "It" couples to one embroiled in scandal just like that.

This happened after Hawke reportedly had an affair with the couple's nanny, Ryan Shawhughes, in 2008.

While Hawke never confirmed this, he did say in an interview that "sexual fidelity can't be the whole thing you hang your relationship on."

Hawke eventually married the estranged couple's nanny and they now have two children together.

2. LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian

They had one of the most publicized affairs in the past two decades. The pair got involved when they were working on the 2008 Lifetime movie, Northern Lights.

At the time, LeAnn was married to chef Dean Sheremet and Eddie was involved with Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Brandi Glanville.

While Eddie and LeAnn are still together, the country singer does regret causing pain.

"I did one of the most selfish things that I possibly could do, in hurting someone else,” she told People.

“But I don’t regret the outcome.”

3. Jason Aldean and Brittany Kerr

In 2012, the country music singer was photographed kissing the American Idol contestant, and not his wife, Jessica Ussery.

Soon, Jason apologized for his actions. "The truth is that I screwed up," he wrote on his Facebook page.

Although Jason apologized to his wife, the attempts to patch up his marriage didn't work.

The couple divorced in 2013 and Jason and Brittany started dating shortly after.

They've now been married since 2015 and have two children.

4. Jerry Seinfeld and Jessica Sklar

Sklar and the Broadway mogul, Eric Nederlander, had barely been home from their honeymoon when she met the Seinfeld actor at the gym.

Since she quickly divorced Eric for Jerry, there were a lot of accusations of an affair.

5. Julia Roberts and Daniel Moder

The actress went from America's Sweetheart to alleged Homewrecker when she was accused of breaking up the marriage between Moder and his ex-wife, Vera Steimberg.

Regardless of the controversy, the couple is still going strong.

6. Kelsey Grammer and Kayte Walsh

The Frasier actor was still married to Camille Grammer when he started dating Kayte Walsh.

All of this drama played out on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills where Camille was a cast member.

In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Walsh said that she's not proud of how she and Kelsey started out.

Camille wasn't taking it well either, as she said this to Katie Couric on Good Morning America:

"My, my whole life was falling apart. My husband left me. He was having an affair with another woman in New York City," she said.

7. Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles

After much speculation of an affair, Charles finally admitted to cheating on his late wife, Princess Diana, during a 1994 interview.

In it, he called Camilla his mistress and said that he only cheated "until it became clear that the marriage had irretrievably broken down."

8. Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz

While the singer wasn't too fond of Swizz when they were teenagers, that all changed when they reconnected in 2008.

Problem was, Beatz was allegedly still married to his first wife, Mashonda Tifrere, at the time.

In a lengthy Twitter post, Tifrere accused Keys of "destroying a family."

"If you are reading this Alicia, let me start by saying, you know what you did. You know the role you played and you know how you contributed to the ending of my marriage."

9. Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady

They may look like the perfect couple, but their beginning was filled with plenty of ups and downs.

Two months after they started dating in 2006, Brady learned that his ex, Bridget Moynahan, who he had been dating right before Gisele, was pregnant.

Since the timeline of everything was so close, it was reported that Brady left Moynahan for Gisele.

Regardless, it appears to all be water under the bridge now.

Gisele and Tom have been together since 2006 and have two children together, and Tom is a great co-parent with Bridget.

10. Woody Allen and Soon-Yi Previn

There is a lot to unpack here.

Soon-Yi is the adopted daughter of Mia Farrow, the director's ex. The couple had been dating for 12 years when Farrow found naked photos of Soon-Yi in Allen's apartment.

Soon-Yi spoke candidly about the affair to *Vulture*.

"I wasn’t the one who went after Woody — where would I get the nerve? He pursued me. That’s why the relationship has worked: I felt valued. It’s quite flattering for me. He’s usually a meek person, and he took a big leap."

11. Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade

When the NBA player got involved with the Bring It On star, it was alleged that he was still married to his ex-wife Siohvaughn.

She even filed a lawsuit against Union for damages to her marriage! Despite the drama, which included another breakup and Wade getting a woman pregnant, the couple is going strong.

12. Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott

The couple has a similar beginning to LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian: They both got involved on the set of a Lifetime movie when they were both still married to other people.

On Tori’s show True Tori, she even revealed that she and Dean had sex the night they met.

When Dean eventually cheated, she saw this as karma.

"Dean and I met when we were both married to other people, so now that this has happened to me, I know a lot of people are like, 'Well, karma's a [expletive],'" she admitted.

13. Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward

Paul and Joanne first met in 1953, when Paul was still married to Jackie Witte. They reconnected on the film The Long, Hot Summer and began their affair on set.

The couple was wed shortly after Paul's divorce. He and Joanne stayed married for over 50 years until Paul's death.

14. Johnny Cash and June Carter

The film Walk the Line glosses over some of the more gory details regarding the relationship between Johnny Cash and June Carter. The two began touring together and Johnny fell in love — while married to another woman.

He and June were together until her death.

15. Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa

Patti was a member of Bruce's E Street Band. In the late '80s, rumors began swirling after a performance in Paris produced some serious on-stage chemistry.

Bruce would divorce his wife shortly after, and he and Patti were wed in 1991.

16. Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox

Megan and Machine Gun Kelly have been eager to show off their newly cemented relationship status. But before Megan and Machine Gun could make it official, Megan needed to end things with her then-beau Brian Austin Green.

Brian didn't take things very well, and quickly let his feelings be known via his Instagram.

He started things off with this not-so-subtle post of a butterfly sitting on a flower. While the language is cryptic, it's clear that he's talking about Megan.

To top it all off, Brian then posted a collage of his children with the identical caption from Megan's pic with MGK.

This goes far beyond being petty as far as I'm concerned. Brian was eliciting serious stalker tendencies with this one.

17. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

Kim has been accused of cheating by her ex-husband, Kris Humphries. The two were wed for only 72 days before calling it quits.

While Kim and Kanye have remained relatively silent on the issue, Kris has let his feelings be known.

He said in an interview that he felt betrayed by Kim's entire family.

Kris was even more upset after listening to Kanye's song "Theraflu," where he basically explains in very specific details how he fell in love with Kim Kardashian.