7 Movies That Broke Up Marriages
Many actors meet their romantic partners on movie sets, since all that time together brings about a very quick intimacy. But for actors who are already married, new projects can mean new temptations. Here are seven movies that ended up breaking up marriages:
7. Snow White and The Huntsman
When Kristen Stewart starred in Snow White and The Huntsman, she ended up having a fling with director Rupert Sanders, who was married to Liberty Ross (Kristen was also dating Robert Pattinson, her boyfriend of three years, at the time). Many were quick to blame Kristen, though as the director, Rupert was essentially her boss — and 19 years older than Kristen, who was only 22 when it all went down. Creepy, right? “I’m deeply sorry for the hurt and embarrassment I’ve caused to those close to me and everyone this has affected,” Kristen said in a public apology. “This momentary indiscretion has jeopardized the most important thing in my life, the person I love and respect the most, Rob. I love him, I love him, I’m so sorry.” Rupert also apologized publicly: “I am utterly distraught about the pain I have caused my family,” Rupert said in his own statement. “My beautiful wife and heavenly children are all I have in this world. I love them with all my heart. I am praying that we can get through this together.” But they ended up getting divorced, and Rupert and Kristen dated a bit once Rupert was single again (Kristen and Rob broke up, too). Liberty has a very positive attitude about the whole thing, telling Harper’s Bazaar, “People need to learn to forgive. I have no problem with anyone involved. I’m completely compassionate, I really am. No life is perfect, we all have our problems and issues and I believe that it’s good to be true to who you are.”
6. Northern Lights
You may never have seen Northern Lights, the Lifetime movie based on the Nora Roberts novel of the same name, but you’ve probably heard of the love triangle it created in 2009: LeAnn Rimes, Eddie Cibrian and Brandi Glanville. LeAnn and Eddie were both married to other people when they starred as love interests — LeAnn to dancer Dean Sheremet, and Eddie to Brandi (who later become one of Bravo’s Real Housewives of Beverly Hills). “I did one of the most selfish things that I possibly could do, in hurting someone else,” LeAnn said about the affair in People magazine in 2010. “I take responsibility for everything I’ve done. I hate that people got hurt,” says Rimes. “But I don’t regret the outcome.” LeAnn and Brandi became very public enemies on social media, getting into Twitter feuds and even bringing the kids into it (Eddie and Brandi have two sons, Mason and Jake). In a shocking Us Weekly interview, Brandi also accused LeAnn of being addicted to Adderall, drinking like a fish and having mental issues. Eddie responded by saying that “wine and narcissism” consume Brandi.