2022 Biggest Cheating Scandals - From Adam Levine To Gerard Piqué
From Adam Levine to Travis Scott, 2022 biggest cheating scandals involving well-known people from all over the world made news and sent the internet into a frenzy. Even after their partners found out about their affairs, some celebrity couples stayed together, while others broke up and started a new life.
So much so that it became known as the year that "Wife Guys" (guys whose whole personalities revolve around how much they love and adore their partners) fell off.
We're finally getting back to the basics of tabloids. There's no more hate, no more politics, and no more FBI investigations. Instead, there's just good old-fashioned cheating between two famous people.
How Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo Are Navigating Cheating Scandal (Source)
Adam Levine, who is said to have cheated on his pregnant wife of eight years, Behati Prinsloo, with Instagram model Sumner Stroh, is a good place to start. Sumner said in a now-deleted TikTok post that she and Adam, who has two kids with Behati, had "an affair" that lasted "about a year." She said in the September video:
At the time, I was young, I was naive, and, I mean, quite frankly, I feel exploited. I wasn’t in ‘the scene’ like I am now, so I was definitely very easily manipulated.- Sumner Stroh
Sumner then posted a bunch of screenshots that seemed to show Adam making weird comments about her body. In one of the photos, the lead singer of Maroon 5 seemed to ask the model if he could use her name for his new child with Behati.
Obviously, the whole thing blew up on the internet, and Adam's supposed texts in particular became a sort of meme. And more women came forward to say that the singer was cheating on them. Adam later said in a statement about the scandal that he didn't cheat on Behati, but he did admit that he'd "crossed the line."
Next is Ned Fulmer, who used to be a member of the comedy group The Try Guys. In September of that same year, his cheating caused a huge stir. Ned got married to Ariel Fulmer in 2012. After photos on Reddit seemed to show him kissing his coworker Alex Herring in a bar, he admitted to having a "consensual workplace relationship."
Ned and Ariel have two kids together, and Ned's whole brand is based on how much he loves and cares for his family. This has made him one of the most well-known "Wife Guys" on the internet. Ned said in a written statement,
Family should have always been my priority, but I lost focus and had a consensual workplace relationship. I’m sorry for any pain that my actions may have caused to the guys and the fans but most of all to Ariel. The only thing that matters right now is my marriage and my children, and that’s where I am going to focus my attention.- Ned Fulmer
Keith, Zach, and Eugene, the other members of the Try Guys, confirmed that Ned was no longer working with them because of the scandal. “We do not see a path forward together,” they shared. “We thank you for your support as we navigate this change.”
In their first YouTube video about the situation, the Try Guys couldn't hide their anger. Fans later praised them for how well they cut Ned out of all the footage they shot before the scandal broke.
Emily Ratajkowski & Husband Sebastian Bear-McClard SPLIT | E! News
Just a few months before the Try Guys drama, Emily Ratajkowski hinted that her husband of four years, Sebastian Bear-McClard, had cheated on her. The internet went crazy over this.
When Emily was seen without her wedding ring in July, rumors spread that the couple, who have a son named Sylvester, had broken up. A source told Entertainment Tonight soon after that, “Emily and Sebastian have split. They’d been having issues as a couple for a bit. Emily is adjusting to this change and plans to file for divorce soon.”
Then, some fans with sharp eyes noticed that Emily liked a series of tweets that were very direct about Sebastian cheating on her, including one that called him a "little bitch." In September, the newscame out that the model had officially asked Sebastian for a divorce.
Ne-Yo's Wife Files for DIVORCE After Exposing Cheating Allegations
On a much less subtle note, R&B singer Ne-Yo made a lot of people angry in September when his wife, Crystal Renay, said he had "lied and cheated for 8 years."
The couple started dating in 2014 and got engaged the next year. They have three children together: Shaffer, Roman, and Isabella. Ne-Yo and Crystal were married for four years before they announced they were getting a divorce. They got back together soon after and renewed their vows in April 2022.
But in July, things got worse between them again when Crystal said Ne-Yo had cheated on her "with many women."
8 years of lies and deception. 8 years of unknowingly sharing my life and my husband with numerous women who sell their bodies to him unprotected...every last one of them!- Crystal Renay
To say I’m heartbroken and disgusted is an understatement. To ask me to stay and accept it is absolutely insane. The mentality of a narcissist. I will no longer lie to the public or pretend that this is something it isn't. I choose me, I choose my happiness and health and my respect.- Crystal Renay
I gained 3 beautiful children out of this but nothing else but wasted years and heartache. I ask that you all please stop sending me videos or information of him cheating because what he does is no longer my concern.- Crystal Renay
Ne-Yo didn't directly address the cheating claims, but he did respond quickly to Crystal's claims via Twitter.
For the sake of our children, my family and I will work through our challenges behind closed doors.- Ne-Yo
Personal issues shouldn't be talked about and picked apart in public. I just ask that you give me and my family some privacy right now.- Ne-Yo
A few days later, people found out that Crystal had filed for divorce.
Shakira & Gerard Pique SPLIT After 11 Years Together | E! News
After 11 years together, Shakira and Gerard Piqué broke fans' hearts when they said in June that they were breaking up. In an interview with Elle, Shakira talked about the breakup. She said that some details were "too private" to talk about because things were "so raw and new."
This is really hard to talk about personally especially because I’m still going through it, and because I’m in the public eye, and because our separation is not like a regular separation.- Shakira
And so it’s been tough not only for me, but also for my kids. Incredibly difficult. I can only say that I put everything I had into this relationship and my family- Shakira
Soon, there were rumors on the Internet that Gerard had cheated on Shakira, but neither person said anything about them. But some people thought that Shakira might have said something bad about Gerard in some of her lyrics.
Shakira sings in Spanish in her April song "Te Felicito (I Congratulate You)": “To make you whole / I broke myself in pieces / I was warned, but I didn't take heed / Don't tell me you're sorry / I know you well and I know you’re lying.”
Shakira was asked in an Elle interview about that particular lyric and if it had anything to do with her relationship with Gerard. She said,
I can only say that either consciously or subconsciously, everything I feel, everything I go through is reflected in the lyrics I write, in the videos I make.- Shakira
This year, if there's one thing that celebrities did, it was cheating. It's true, sorry. We showed you five times when celebrities caught their partners cheating or called them out on it. Love is so blind that it hurts. What do you do when someone cheats on you? Here are just a few of the most embarrassing and biggest celebrity cheating scandals of 2022.