Everybody loves juicy celebrity scandals—except maybe the celebrities themselves. It’s hard to feel sorry for Paris Hilton about her sex tape, or Russell Crowe for his hotel temper tantrum, but these stars have it so good most of the time, who can blame us for wanting to gossip when they massively screw up? It makes us feel a little better about that fact that we’re not spending our time lounging on yachts and getting Oscar nominations.
There have been plenty of celebrity scandals over the years. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton’s love affair was called “Le Scandal” in the 1960s, and it knocked John Glenn’s orbit of the moon off the covers of some newspapers. Crazy. We all know about Kobe, and Kate Moss and her cocaine habit. The list of celeb scandals could go on for days. So let’s just keep it confined to the last few decades, OK? And you’ll probably have a whole celeb scandal crib sheet of your own–feel free to share it in the comments. There’s plenty to go around.
Here are some of the biggest celebrity scandals of the last few decades:
10.) Ben Affleck
This was a celebrity scandal that had the nanny involved (it’s a common theme in celeb scandals, it seems!).
In 2015, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner announced they were separating after 10 years of marriage. According to some reports, the split was a result of Affleck’s affair with the family’s nanny, Christine Ouzounian.
But it wasn’t until the following March that Garner said the rumored affair “had nothing to do with the decision to divorce.”