David & Victoria Beckham
The English footballer has had his fair share of infidelity rumours ever since he married Posh Spice Victoria Beckham, now 45, in 1999.
In 2004, his one-time personal assistant Rebecca Loos revealed in an interview that she had an affair with Beckham, now 43.
Later that year, another woman – Sarah Marbeck – said she had a two-year affair with Beckham after first meeting him in Singapore in 2001.
While the interviews caused a huge stir, the Beckhams denied the affairs, calling the news “ludicrous”.
The couple – dubbed Posh and Becks by tabloid media – are still happily married and will celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary this year. They have four children aged seven to 20: sons Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz and daughter Harper.
Jackie Chan & Joan Lin
Action movie star Chan, 65, is at the heart of the most notorious infidelity scandal in the Chinese entertainment scene.
In 1999, it was reported that Chan, who is married to former Taiwanese screen idol Joan Lin, had fathered a child with 1990 Miss Asia, Elaine Ng.
Ng gave birth to their daughter Etta in November that year.
At a a press conference, Chan admitted his indiscretion and said the now-famous line: “I made a mistake that every man in the world makes.”
Lin, 65, who has been married to Chan since 1982 and has a 36-year-old son – Jaycee – with him, forgave Chan and the couple are still married.
Chan – the fifth highest paid actor in the world last year – has reportedly never met his estranged daughter, never provided any financial support to her and did not include her in his will.
Jack Neo & Irene Kng
At the tearful press conference that local director Jack Neo gave in 2010 after his affair with a model-actress was exposed, his wife not only turned up but also caused a stir when she fainted at the end.
Model-actress Wendy Chong, who is more than 25 years Neo’s junior, had earlier shared lurid details of their affair with the media, including how they once had sex in his car.
Two other women later came forward to speak of Neo’s advances.
At the press conference, Madam Irene Kng, now 55, spoke of her decision to forgive her husband, who she married in 1988. She then sobbed uncontrollably and collapsed on the way out of the conference venue.
In the media scrum that ensued, Neo, now 59, held onto his wife as he yelled “Go away!”
Justin Timeberlake & Jessica Biel
Justin and Jessica’s earliest years together were riddled with cheating rumours and other wild speculation about why or why not they were close to splitting up.
They actually did part ways in 2011, allegedly due to his not-so-secret indiscretion with fellow celebrities Olivia Munn and Elizabeth Olsen.
Justin reps strongly denied the allegations, and just a year later he and Jessica got back together to walk down the aisle.
But even after their breakup and before their marriage, Justin called his wife “the single-handedly most significant person in my life. In my 30 years, she is the most special person.”
Chapman To & Kristal Tin
Hong Kong actors, Chapman and Kristal, have been married for a 14 happy years but it wasn’t always smooth sailing for the long-term couple.
After dating in 1999 and tying the knot in 2005, the duo were hit with news that Chapman has cheated.
She said of the incident, “I knew who the mistress was, but I couldn’t bring myself to face the issue so I would continue to play mahjong every day. I had lost my sense of direction in life.”
Kristal left her husband temporarily but ultimately decided to forgive him and stuck by his side as his career took a turn for the worse.
The couple are still happily married to this day.
Bill & Hillary Clinton
The former president of the United States became the subject of a major controversy when he was caught having an affair with Monica Lewinsky.
Bill Clinton infamously denied any romantic involvement at first, but later acknowledged his inappropriate relationship with the White House intern.
You might think that Hilary would immediately divorce her two-timing hubby, right? But decades after the shocking cheating revelations took the world by storm, Bill and Hillary are still much an item.
Kristen Stewart & Robert Pattinson
In 2012, Kristen cheated on Twilight co-star and real-life boyfriend Robert Pattinson with her married Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders.
She issued a public apology saying, “I’m deeply sorry for the hurt and embarrassment I’ve caused to those close to me and everyone this has affected. 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.”
The two made up and stayed together for one year before breaking up for good in 2013.
Beyoncé & Jay Z
There was so much speculation about who “Becky with the good hair” was when Bey came out with her album, Lemonade.
She threw a spotlight on her marriage with that album and it was pretty much confirmed that Jay Z had cheated on her at several points during their union.
But the songstress clearly forgave him and was committed to making their relationship work.
Jay then released his own album, 4:44, where he apologised for his philandering ways. He also came clean during an interview and revealed that they used their albums and music as “therapy sessions” to get over their marital issues.
(Text: Jan Lee, Straits Times / Additional reporting: Natalya Molok)