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Scandal Exposed: A-List Celebs Who Aired Their Dirty Laundry In Public

Darren November 20, 2023
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Selena Gomez and Zedd

Zedd didn’t speak too badly about Gomez but he revealed how their relationship took a toll on his mental health. Gomez is a true A-Lister with hundreds of millions of fans. They obsess over everything she does and scrutinize her boyfriends. Zedd said that this was a nightmarish experience.


“Reporters were calling my parents,” he told Billboard. “People were hacking my friends’ phones. I was p****d even though I kind of knew what I was getting myself into. She is one of the most talked-about people in the world, but I had no idea how much that would change my life.”

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Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston

Pitt infamously ditched Aniston for Angelina Jolie. But before this, they were the movie world’s hottest couple. Unfortunately, things didn’t end well for them but many fans still dream that they’ll get back together. However, we wouldn’t bet on it because Aniston is open about their dirty laundry.

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She once told Vanity Fair: “I have to think there’s some reason I have called this into my life. I have to believe that—otherwise, it’s just cruel.” It’s difficult to read this because it shows that she was going through a very tough time. Hopefully, she’s in a better place today.

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Joe Jonas and Gigi Hadid

Karma struck Jonas in 2016 after Hadid broke up with him and moved on two weeks later. She began dating former One Direction star Zayn Malik. This rattled Jonas and there were questions over whether he thought she cheated on him. Meanwhile, Taylor Swift’s fans have no love for Jonas and thought it was hilarious.

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Jonas told the Metro: “I think it’s interesting that she moved on so quickly, I mean it was definitely quick. It’s comical that I’m compared to him. That dude and I have been compared for years, I think it’s just funny.” This didn’t stop him from deleting a picture of him with Malik (via The Metro).

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Kat Von D and Jesse James

James is featured a couple of times on this list for being an emotionally abusive partner. First, he ditched Sandra Bullock for Von D and claimed he was happy to be with someone who understood him. But this didn’t stop him from cheating on her with an alleged 19 women (via Us Magazine).

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Von D said: “I dated someone who cheated on me intensely. I don’t even know how it’s physically possible to f*** so many people.” This is almost beyond parody because it’s so over-the-top. Von D is a polarizing figure but nobody can blame her for airing their dirty laundry in public.

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Taylor Swift and John Mayer

Mayer was one of Swift’s first celebrity boyfriends but their relationship didn’t end well. In 2023, Swift even asked her fans to stop cyberbullying him. However, she wrote about him in multiple songs over the years including Dear John. He responded angrily and she called him ‘presumptuous’ to assume they were about him.

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“It made me feel terrible because I didn’t deserve it,” Mayer told Rolling Stone. “I’m pretty good at taking accountability now, and I never did anything to deserve that. It was a really lousy thing for her to do. I never got an email, I never got a phone call…I was really caught off guard.”


Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher

Kutcher is a problematic person because he seduced an underage Mila Kunis and defended a convicted rapist. But before that, he married Moore and had a six-year marriage. After they finally divorced, Moore spilled the beans in her memoir. She aired their dirty laundry in public as she showed his reportedly abusive antics.

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Moore said that he coerced her into threesomes against her will. She acquiesced because she wanted to please him but felt shame. Meanwhile, he also allegedly used these experiences to justify cheating on her. It made their relationship very toxic and uncomfortable for her (via The Mercury News).


Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman

We’re being a little harsh by including this one because Kidman reluctantly talks about her marriage to Cruise. She was 22 when they married in the 1990s. Kidman said: “I got married very young, but it definitely wasn’t power for me ― it was protection (via Hello!).”


But she also delivered one of the biggest putdowns ever when David Letterman asked her about the divorce. “Well I can wear heels now,” she said cuttingly as she mocked her former spouse’s height. Cruise is very sensitive about his short stature and she knew it.

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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

Pitt and Jolie were one of Hollywood’s most powerful couples but things ended badly. It seems that Pitt isn’t an easy man to live with as they had several high-profile spats. Paparazzi snapped them arguing publically at Legoland in Great Britain. Finally, they had a messy, complicated divorce.


Later Jolie told Harper’s Bazaar: “My body has been through a lot over the past decade, particularly the past four years, and I have both the visible and invisible scars to show for it. The invisible ones are harder to wrestle with. Life takes many turns. Sometimes you get hurt, you see those you love in pain, and you can’t be as free and open as your spirit desires.”

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Shia LaBeouf and FKA Twigs

FKA Twigs and LaBeouf dated for a year before she finally escaped his alleged abusive clutches. She accused him of gaslighting her as well as emotional and physical abuse. Furthermore, she went as far as saying that it’s a miracle that she escaped alive in a horrifying interview with Elle.


The British star aired their dirty laundry and instantly won sympathy. She said: “If you put a frog in a boiling pot of water, that frog is going to jump out straight away. Whereas if you put a frog in cool water and heat it up slowly, that frog is going to boil to death. That was my experience being with LaBeouf.”


Jesse James and Sandra Bullock

James has a history of being one of the most repulsive A-listers on the planet. He openly admits that he has cheated dozens of times on his partners. Meanwhile, he speaks horribly about them too. He went on Howard Stern’s radio show and denigrated Bullock with some scathing comments.

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First, he compared her sexual performance to Kat Von D’s. Then he aired their dirty laundry. He said: “I’ve met someone that makes me happy. An amazing woman who is willing to accept me for my faults and not try to change me and loves me like crazy and has my back (via Best Life Online).”

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Zayn Malk and Perrie Edwards

Edwards and Malik emerged from two of the UK’s biggest pop groups of the century. It seemed that they were a match made in heaven but in the end, things fell apart. Malik was scathing about Edwards’ intellect. Meanwhile, she sneered at his sexual performance in her song lyrics.


Malik told Billboard: “I need a challenge. Also, I like girls who are a bit chunky in certain areas. The nice areas; I like a fuller woman. I enjoy an intellectual conversation as well, where someone can construct a sentence beyond what hair and makeup they’re wearing, and talk about something political or about the world.”

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Shakira and Gerard Pique

This couple rocked the world in 2022 when they split up after years of marriage. A scandal erupted when the news broke that Pique cheated on his popstar wife with Clara Chia Marti. Shakira swept their daughters away to Miami and left him in Barcelona with his new partner (via People).


Meanwhile, Shakira continuously destroyed him with her song lyrics. She made it clear that she was carrying a grudge and couldn’t believe he dumped her for a young woman who achieved nothing. Most people agreed that Pique was the wrong person in this situation but he didn’t care.


Taylor Swift and Taylor Lautner

First, let’s caveat this by saying that Lautner and Swift are good friends now. They broke up because they were in different places in their lives and couldn’t sustain a relationship. However, one aspect of their break-up infuriated the former Twilight star as he told Lea Michele.

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Michele mentioned in an interview that Swift wrote a song about him. ‘That’s what she does,” Lautner replied cuttingly as he showed his displeasure. It’s not the most dramatic exchange on this list but it’s interesting. Even the most amicable break-ups have dirty laundry (via Time).


Sophie Turner and Nick Jonas

This was one of the biggest celebrity breakups of 2023. Jonas filed for divorce as he cited irreconcilable differences from his wife of four years. He alleged that she liked to party more than he did and their lifestyles were too separate. Then he brought their children back to the U.S. against Turner’s will.


Turner sued her husband and accused him of kidnapping their children as they aired their dirty laundry. The Game of Thrones actress even began hanging out with Taylor Swift during the scandal. It was catnip for gossip columns because the couple played everything out in public (via Page Six).


Johnny Depp and Amber Heard

When we think of celebrities who aired their dirty laundry in public, this is probably the most dramatic example by a wide margin. It involved a horrific situation where Heard accused Depp of violently abusing her throughout their marriage. The culmination was a dramatic public trial that saw them reveal the worst aspects of their relationship.

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Depp accused Heard of defecating on their bed before she went to Coachella. Meanwhile, Heard alleged that Depp penetrated her with a bottle and committed other heinous actions. Ultimately, a jury awarded Depp $10 million in damages and two million dollars to Heard (via Entertainment Weekly).