7 couples who stayed together after cheating scandals

Taryn Ryder

Amid Kevin Hart’s alleged cheating and extortion scandal, it’s been reported that his pregnant wife, Eniko Parrish, is “upset,” but staying with the actor. Take a look at other couples who survived similar scandals and are still together.

<p>After Beyoncé dropped <em>Lemonade</em> — which strongly insinuated that Jay-Z cheated — fans eagerly awaited the rapper’s response. Would he mention, “Becky with the good hair”? He addressed that and more on his latest album, <em>4:44</em>. On the title track, he raps, “Look, I apologize/ Often womanize/ Took for my child to be born to see through a woman’s eyes/ Took for these natural twins to believe in miracles.” The rapper also acknowledged their difficult time in a “footnotes” video on Tidal, saying their relationship “wasn’t totally built on the 100 percent truth.” (Photo: Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic) </p>
Jay Z and Beyoncé

After Beyoncé dropped Lemonade — which strongly insinuated that Jay-Z cheated — fans eagerly awaited the rapper’s response. Would he mention, “Becky with the good hair”? He addressed that and more on his latest album, 4:44. On the title track, he raps, “Look, I apologize/ Often womanize/ Took for my child to be born to see through a woman’s eyes/ Took for these natural twins to believe in miracles.” The rapper also acknowledged their difficult time in a “footnotes” video on Tidal, saying their relationship “wasn’t totally built on the 100 percent truth.” (Photo: Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)

<p>In 2009, the <em>Late Night</em> host was forced to come forward and admit his infidelities — just months after marrying longtime love, Regina Lasko — when a CBS producer attempted to extort him over his wandering eye. Letterman admitted on-air to having relationships with women who worked for him. “It was easily the lowest point in my life,” <a href="http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/david-letterman-says-goodbye-inside-rolling-stones-new-issue-20150506" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Letterman reflected to" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Letterman reflected to</a><em> Rolling Stone </em>in 2015. “I don’t know how else to describe it. I felt like I’d dug a bottomless pit, and I was falling into it.” The TV icon expressed gratitude that his wife stuck with him and acknowledged he will have to have a conversation with his son about it one day when he’s older. (Photo: Walter McBride/Corbis via Getty Images) </p>
David Letterman and Regina Lasko

In 2009, the Late Night host was forced to come forward and admit his infidelities — just months after marrying longtime love, Regina Lasko — when a CBS producer attempted to extort him over his wandering eye. Letterman admitted on-air to having relationships with women who worked for him. “It was easily the lowest point in my life,” Letterman reflected to Rolling Stone in 2015. “I don’t know how else to describe it. I felt like I’d dug a bottomless pit, and I was falling into it.” The TV icon expressed gratitude that his wife stuck with him and acknowledged he will have to have a conversation with his son about it one day when he’s older. (Photo: Walter McBride/Corbis via Getty Images)

<p>After meeting on the set of a music video in 1999, the couple’s love story had its up and downs. Vanessa stayed by the NBA player’s side when he was charged with sexually assaulting a 19-year-old in Colorado. The Lakers star admitted to cheating, but denied assault allegations, which were later dropped. (<a href="http://www.eonline.com/news/378071/kobe-bryant-wife-vanessa-reveal-they-ve-called-off-their-divorce" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Who can forget" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Who can forget</a> that $4 million “I’m sorry” ring?) The couple eventually held a recommitment ceremony in 2011, but filed for divorce later that year. Two years later, they had a change of heart. “I am happy to say that Vanessa and I are moving on with our lives together as a family. When the show ends and the music stops, the journey is made beautiful by having that someone to share it with,” Kobe said in a statement. “Thank you all for your support and prayers! Much luv, Mamba out.” (Photo: Noam Galai/WireImage) </p>
Vanessa and Kobe Bryant

After meeting on the set of a music video in 1999, the couple’s love story had its up and downs. Vanessa stayed by the NBA player’s side when he was charged with sexually assaulting a 19-year-old in Colorado. The Lakers star admitted to cheating, but denied assault allegations, which were later dropped. (Who can forget that $4 million “I’m sorry” ring?) The couple eventually held a recommitment ceremony in 2011, but filed for divorce later that year. Two years later, they had a change of heart. “I am happy to say that Vanessa and I are moving on with our lives together as a family. When the show ends and the music stops, the journey is made beautiful by having that someone to share it with,” Kobe said in a statement. “Thank you all for your support and prayers! Much luv, Mamba out.” (Photo: Noam Galai/WireImage)

<p>After finding out about Ozzy’s affair with hairstylist Michelle Pugh, Sharon Osbourne had had enough. <em>The Talk</em> host kicked the singer out of their home and was ready to give up on their 30-plus years of marriage… until she wasn’t. Despite finding out “<a href="https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/sharon-osbourne-apos-were-six-175603340.html" data-ylk="slk:there were six women;outcm:mb_qualified_link;_E:mb_qualified_link" class="link rapid-noclick-resp newsroom-embed-article">there were six women</a>” with whom Ozzy cheated with, Sharon decided to give him another chance. The Black Sabbath frontman issued an apology to his family and revealed he was going to seek treatment for sex addiction. “I am mortified at what my behavior has done to my family. I thank God that my incredible wife is at my side to support me,” Ozzy said at the time. “I’m sorry if Ms. Pugh took our sexual relationship out of context. I’d also like to apologize to the other women I have been have sexual relationships with. Out of bad comes good.”<br> (Photo: Bryan Steffy/Getty Images for Showtime) </p>
Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne

After finding out about Ozzy’s affair with hairstylist Michelle Pugh, Sharon Osbourne had had enough. The Talk host kicked the singer out of their home and was ready to give up on their 30-plus years of marriage… until she wasn’t. Despite finding out “there were six women” with whom Ozzy cheated with, Sharon decided to give him another chance. The Black Sabbath frontman issued an apology to his family and revealed he was going to seek treatment for sex addiction. “I am mortified at what my behavior has done to my family. I thank God that my incredible wife is at my side to support me,” Ozzy said at the time. “I’m sorry if Ms. Pugh took our sexual relationship out of context. I’d also like to apologize to the other women I have been have sexual relationships with. Out of bad comes good.”
(Photo: Bryan Steffy/Getty Images for Showtime)

<p>About seven years into their marriage, Dean cheated on the <em>Beverly Hills, 90210</em> star while he was in Toronto. The pair — who have five children together — entered intense personal and couples therapy and stuck it out. Of her decision to stay with her husband, <a href="http://people.com/tv/tori-spelling-dean-mcdermott-talk-saving-marriage-after-infidelity/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Spelling told People" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Spelling told <em>People</em></a>, “we made the conscious decision based on our love for each other to tough it out and work through it.” She added, “It was one of the worst times in our lives, but it was also one of the best times. I wouldn’t change anything because if we hadn’t started talking and opened up those lines of communication, maybe we wouldn’t be here today.” (Photo: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic) </p>
Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott

About seven years into their marriage, Dean cheated on the Beverly Hills, 90210 star while he was in Toronto. The pair — who have five children together — entered intense personal and couples therapy and stuck it out. Of her decision to stay with her husband, Spelling told People, “we made the conscious decision based on our love for each other to tough it out and work through it.” She added, “It was one of the worst times in our lives, but it was also one of the best times. I wouldn’t change anything because if we hadn’t started talking and opened up those lines of communication, maybe we wouldn’t be here today.” (Photo: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

<p>When news broke in 2014 that Hank reportedly cheated Kendra — who was eight months pregnant at the time — with a transgender model it seemed too salacious to be believed. However, the former NFL plater later acknowledged he made a mistake. “I messed up,” <a href="http://people.com/tv/kendra-wilkinson-hank-baskett-reveal-the-truth-about-sex-scandal/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:a teary-eyed Baskett told People" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">a teary-eyed Baskett told <em>People</em></a> one-year later. “I put myself in a bad situation. And everything through me brought pain upon this family.” Although he never fully admitting to cheating on the <em>Girls Next Door</em> star, Baskett did admit to being “fondled,” but then got himself out of the situation. “Hank was very naïve and gullible,” Kendra told the magazine. “He thinks everybody is his friend. That led him to the hell that we’ve lived.” (Photo: Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for WE tv) </p>
Kendra Wilkinson and Hank Baskett

When news broke in 2014 that Hank reportedly cheated Kendra — who was eight months pregnant at the time — with a transgender model it seemed too salacious to be believed. However, the former NFL plater later acknowledged he made a mistake. “I messed up,” a teary-eyed Baskett told People one-year later. “I put myself in a bad situation. And everything through me brought pain upon this family.” Although he never fully admitting to cheating on the Girls Next Door star, Baskett did admit to being “fondled,” but then got himself out of the situation. “Hank was very naïve and gullible,” Kendra told the magazine. “He thinks everybody is his friend. That led him to the hell that we’ve lived.” (Photo: Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for WE tv)

<p>After a former flame attempted to blackmail him for money, the Angel star publicly admitted to cheating on his wife nearly a decade after they first wed. “I haven’t been faithful to my wife,” the actor <a href="http://people.com/archive/bones-david-boreanaz-yes-i-cheated-vol-73-no-19/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:admitted to People" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">admitted to <em>People</em></a>. “Our marriage has been tainted with my infidelities. I was irresponsible.” The couple put on a united front and claimed they were dealing with the issues privately; however, they were forced to come forward after an extortion attempt. “There’s anger. There’s hurt. There’s disgust. But there is a love,” added Bergman. “For me to walk away from that, I don’t think would be the right thing to do.” Seven years later and the couple is still going strong. (Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images) </p>
David Boreanaz and Jaime Bergman

After a former flame attempted to blackmail him for money, the Angel star publicly admitted to cheating on his wife nearly a decade after they first wed. “I haven’t been faithful to my wife,” the actor admitted to People. “Our marriage has been tainted with my infidelities. I was irresponsible.” The couple put on a united front and claimed they were dealing with the issues privately; however, they were forced to come forward after an extortion attempt. “There’s anger. There’s hurt. There’s disgust. But there is a love,” added Bergman. “For me to walk away from that, I don’t think would be the right thing to do.” Seven years later and the couple is still going strong. (Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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