It can be an even tougher pill to swallow when you’re a public figure with millions watching your every move. No one has been pardoned from the scrutiny that infidelity brings. Political and Civil Rights figure, Martin Luther King Jr also cheated on his spouse, Coretta Scott King.
This was part of documents in a secret FBI dossier assessed in 1994 by an FBI task force on the JFK assassination. The allegations which appear to be reports of private conversations that claimed King had a mistress in California with whom he fathered a child. There is no evidence that any of the claims in the report were verified.
As the old adage goes, you reap what you sew, so can the following men really be surprised by the backlash they receive for their dirty deeds?
Here are six popular men who were caught cheating on their wives:
The Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-born and raised comedian has been a rising star for the past few years.
From his comedy specials to co-starring in blockbuster movies, Hart is definitely in the peak of his heydays.
However, in 2017, a series of pictures were released that threatened to railroad Hart’s marriage to his second wife, Eniko Parrish.
In December of last year, Hart finally admitted to stepping out on his wife calling it “a bad error in judgment.” He added, “that’s Kevin Hart in his dumbest moment. That’s not the finest hour of my life. With that being said, you make your bed, you lay in it.”
Tennis great Tiger Woods’s name was synonymous with winning in the late 90s and early 2000s.
Woods won just about every tournament he took part in, he was married to Elin Nordegren, and in 2009 he was named by Forbes as the first athlete to earn $1 billion.
It was also the same year his life took a turn for the worse when his wife found out he was cheating with not one but two women.
Nordegren chased him with a golf club, cursed him out and handed him a beating surely he won’t forget.
Woods and Nordegren divorced in 2010.
The former basketball star was accused of raping a 19-year-old hotel worker in Eagle, Colorado.
While he denied the sexual assault, Bryant admitted to having an extramarital affair with the accuser.
His sexual assault case was dropped but he was forced to settle with his accuser out of court as part of a civil case against him.
His wife, Vanessa has not left his side througout all of their ordeals.
After being married for 17 years, Michael Jordan and Juanita Vanoy Jordan divorced in 2006.
Regarded as one of the most expensive celebrity settlements, Vanoy received the former couple’s seven-acre estate in Chicago, custody of their three children and $168 million.
The demise of their marriage was attributed to cheating and excessive gambling.
R&B crooner Eric Benet was married to Halle Berry in 2001 for four years.
Amidst an admittance of a sex addiction and cheating on Berry numerous times, the couple split in 2003 and had their divorce finalized in 2005.
To add insult to injury, Benet admitted to sleeping with two of Berry’s closest friends.
Benet is now married to Manuela Testolini.