Celebrities who treat their significant others like trash

Love isn't easy, but it's a whole lot harder when your significant other treats you like utter trash. Though Hollywood relationships are notoriously short-lived (blame the pressures of fame and red carpet-worthy egos,) some stars are undeniably terrible partners. From Gwyneth Paltrow, who's totally willing to admit she's hard to date, to Chris Brown, who was put on probation for his disturbing crimes against Rihanna, the spectrum of inconsiderate partners is notably vast. There are hundreds of ways to hurt the one you love — and even more if you've got money.

Not every celebrity bad boy (or girl) stays that way, though. Some regretful partners actually do change. Take Adam Levine, for example, who allegedly apologized to his exes before settling down, or Justin Bieber, whose plea for forgiveness infected airwaves in 2015. Then there's John Mayer, who still seems sort of bitter about that one Taylor Swift song (yeah, we're still waiting on the world to change, too.)

If the bad press is true, these celebrities are notoriously inconsiderate partners that you wouldn't want to date.

Chris Brown calls himself a 'monster'

In 2008, it seemed like Chris Brown and Rihanna were hip hop's "it" couple. The pair met as teenagers at the Vibe Awards, and over the next few years, they grew from collaborators to best friends to totally in love. Unfortunately, not all was as rosy as it seemed from the red carpet. 

In 2009, TMZ released disturbing photographs of Rihanna, who was reportedly beaten by Brown after a pre-Grammy party. Not long after, the full police report surfaced online, and Brown pleaded guilty to felony assault. He was sentenced to five years probation and six months community labor, reported Billboard. Brown later admitted that he "felt like a f***ing monster" after the incident with Rihanna.

He eventually did find love with model Karrueche Tran. Unfortunately, old patterns appeared to resurface. According to E! News, Tran alleged Brown punched her in the stomach, pushed her down the stairs, and threatened to shoot her and kill her on numerous occasions. Tran was granted a permanent restraining order after sharing angry voicemails of Brown threatening to "beat the s**t" out of her.

Johnny Depp's reputation comes under fire

Johnny Depp is known for taking roles that depict complicated men, whether it's Captain Jack Sparrow, the boozing womanizer in Pirates of the Caribbean, or Paul Kemp, the boozing journalist in The Rum Diary. Sometimes, it appears that Depp isn't far off from the characters he portrays, at least when it comes to the drama surrounding his marriage to Amber Heard.

Depp and Heard met while filming The Rum Diary in 2009 and got engaged in 2014. Nine months after tying the knot, Heard asked for a temporary restraining order. TMZ published photos of her battered face — Heard claimed Depp smashed a phone into it, and that wasn't the only alleged incident. According to Heard's court filing, Depp was drunk and high when he showed up to her birthday party a couple of months later, violently grabbed the actress by her hair, and shoved her to the ground. Then there was a leaked video of Depp apparently throwing a wine bottle and glass at his wife.

Depp and his team ferociously denied Heard's allegations and claimed the video was heavily edited, reported the Daily Beast. In fact, a great deal of celebrity friends came to the actor's defense, including director David Yates, who cast Depp in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and J.K. Rowling, the billionaire author behind the Harry Potter franchise. 

Heard filed for divorce in 2016, negotiated a $7 million settlement, which she donated to charity, and dropped the domestic violence case against her ex. Whatever really happened between these two, Depp doesn't come out smelling like roses.

Mariah Carey allegedly 'has issues'

Mariah Carey has certainly been through the ringer when it comes to love. Her early marriage to her label boss Tommy Mottola was allegedly so abusive that she had to get permission to leave the house. She's endured a traumatic child abuse investigation (her and father Nick Cannon came out in the clear) and a highly-publicized mental breakdown. Through it all, Nick Cannon seemed to be a solid support for the troubled singer. It was only after the pair divorced that Carey started allegedly treating her romantic partners like garbage, and it was fiancé James Packer who supposedly bore the brunt of that bad juju.

According to the Daily Mail, Carey allegedly threw Packer's laptop out a window in 2016 because he played a Beyoncé song. The pair split before tying the knot, with Carey's team claiming she wasn't happy with his behavior. Packer's rep fired back, telling People, "Typical Mariah to just twist things that don't sound good to her. They split because she has issues."

The following year, one of Carey's former security guards threatened to sue the songstress for sexual harassment. According to TMZ, he claimed she exposed herself to him and intentionally performed sexual acts while he was in view. 

Carey came clean about her struggle with bipolar disorder in early 2018, so perhaps she has changed for the better after seeking treatment.

Brad Pitt was 'boozing or had a spliff' every day

Brad Pitt has certainly had some tumultuous relationships, and if you asked his ex-wives, he seems to be the common denominator.

In the early '00s, Pitt's divorce from Jennifer Aniston prompted the press to essentially frame the actress as the world's saddest lady for the rest of her career. What happened? Pitt supposedly had an emotional affair with co-star Angelina Jolie on the set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith. The new lovers claimed they took things to the next level only after his split with Aniston, though Pitt later said that the aforementioned movie is his favorite because it's where he "fell in love."

And get this: Before his divorce from Aniston was finalized, Pitt posed for an epic W magazine photo shoot with Jolie. The piece, titled "Domestic Bliss," cast the two "friends" as a sexy husband and wife with kids. In response to the spread, Aniston told Vanity Fair that Pitt has "a sensitivity chip that's missing." 

As for Brangelina, those two appeared to have it good for nearly a decade, but in 2016, they went through an explosive breakup and nasty custody battle. Pitt told GQ that substance abuse was at the root of the "self-inflicted" collapse of his relationship with Jolie. "I can't remember a day since I got out of college when I wasn't boozing or had a spliff, or something. Something," he said.

Though all that sounds awful trashy, Pitt has now reportedly embarked on a cleaner lifestyle.

Calvin Harris: perhaps not the best romantic collaborator

It seems like mixing business with pleasure is a recipe for disaster — at least for Calvin Harris' girlfriends. The Scottish DJ has a terrible track record when it comes to working with his significant others. 

His 2014 split with pop star Rita Ora seemed amicable, until Harris allegedly blindsided her by publicly announcing their breakup months after the fact — weird, but okay. Things got worse from there. Ora was scheduled to perform her hit "I Will Never Let You Down" at the 2014 Teen Choice Awards, but Harris reportedly wouldn't give her legal permission to do so. Ora had to cancel the performance because Harris owned the copyright.

If Harris' experience with Ora didn't reach peak-level petty, the demise of his relationship with Taylor Swift certainly did. The drama unfolded when fans discovered Swift helped write Harris' Rihanna collaboration, "This Is What You Came For." Swift used the pseudonym "Nils Sjoberg" to reportedly avoid overshadowing anyone on the track (girl gets a lot of attention.) After its release, Harris claimed he "couldn't see" himself working with Swift — something Swift's camp apparently took as a mega-burn and whad'ya know, word soon got out that Swift helped Harris write the track. 

Harris eventually came clean, but in the same breath, he also accused his ex of trying to make him look bad in a Twitter tantrum. As ill-fated as that tweetstorm was, Harris did eventually apologize.  

Justin Bieber's sorry track record

Jalena is an inescapable force, even in 2018. The notorious relationship began in 2010 when Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber were innocent teens on an innocent date at IHOP. Oh, how things went so wrong in a few long years (it felt like a lifetime, did it not?)

Bieber was reportedly not the best boyfriend to sweet Selena. After all, he allegedly penned the track "Sorry" about the "Good For You" songstress. What does he have to be sorry for? A whole lot. Some highlights include that time he got into a fist fight with Orlando Bloom after allegedly hooking up with Bloom's ex-wife. This move seemed purely spiteful because Gomez was rumored to be canoodling with Bloom at the time. While Gomez was struggling with Lupus, Biebs was busy getting arrested for drunk driving and resisting arrest, egging his neighbor's home, and urinating in a custodian's mop bucket. Classy.

Though they've both dated other people, these two keep winding up together. In 2018, after reportedly reuniting for the umteenth time, Gomez's mom, Mandy Teefey, admitted she was "not happy" about the rumored return of the Biebs. 

Adam Levine owed a lot of ladies apologies

Adam Levine may have a voice that's sweet as sugar, but the way he's acted in past relationships is anything but. 

Lavine allegedly dumped his supermodel girlfriend Nina Agdal by completely ghosting her. According to Us Weekly, he stopped answering her calls, then eventually informed her of his engagement to on-off flame and fellow model Behati Prinsloo through a text message.

Levine certainly has a way with words in his songs, but when it comes to real-life communication, that's apparently not the case. He allegedly also dumped Jessica Simpson with a text message. He embarrassed cocktail waitress Rebecca Ginos by telling Howard Stern (via E! News) they had sex on the first day they met, and he shamed actress Lindsay Lohan by simultaneously saying that he never slept with her and that she probably slept with a lot of people. Oh, and he reportedly mortified Victoria's Secret model Anne Vyalitsyna by telling the world they used the "pull-out method."

It seems Levine has never been one for relationship tact, but he did allegedly reach out to his exes to apologize before marrying Prinsloo in the summer of 2014.

Tom Cruise: relationship impossible

Most of us remember Tom Cruise's relationships by their fairy-tale moments, like his famous movies alongside Nicole Kidman, or that time he jumped on Oprah's couch to exuberantly proclaim his love for Katie Holmes. What we don't remember are how those love stories played out. 

Amidst his growing dedication to Scientology in 2001, Cruise abruptly filed for divorce from Kidman after 10 years of marriage. Though Kidman admitted it was a "shock to [her] system," she did quip to David Letterman, "At least I can wear heels now." In no world is stealthily exiting a decade-long marriage like it's Mission: Impossible commendable behavior, but apparently Cruise did it anyway.

His relationship with Katie Holmes, which was long-rumored to be a contract marriage, may have been even more out of control. According to the Mirror, Holmes had to follow a long list of bizarre marriage rules, including requiring complete silence during labor. She allegedly wasn't allowed to utter a single peep while delivering Suri, and according to some reports, she feared for her safety after filing for divorce because of the church.

Of course, this is speculation at its finest, but it's certainly the kind of trash-talking that would make us wary of another Cruise wedding.

Gwyneth Paltrow: architect of misery?

Gwyneth Paltrow has painted herself as a well-intentioned (albeit sometimes clueless) wealthy single mama. She spends her days promoting bizarre vaginal steam spas and $1,220 casserole dishes. Nothing about her carefully-crafted image would lead us to believe she's a terrible romantic partner, but the actress admitted she has her flaws.

"I'm actually a pretty good friend, and a good sister and daughter and mother, but I'm at my potentially most vulnerable and f**ked up in the romantic slice of the pie," she told Girlboss Radio (via E! News).

Paltrow does at least make an effort to "consciously uncouple" rather than ghosting her flames, and that's probably why she remains in good-standing with most of her exes. However, that doesn't mean dating the Oscar-winning actress is all roses. According to E! News, cheating rumors emerged when Paltrow was spotted kissing her ex, Donovan Leitch, at a Dodgers game just six days after announcing her split from Coldplay frontman Chris Martin. 

In the past, Paltrow has admitted that her relationships rarely make it past six weeks and that she's sometimes the "architect of [her] own misery." Well, at least she's honest. 

Rob Kardashian takes social media rants to new levels

Kardashians generally take the moral high road when it comes to relationships — from Khloé Kardashian supporting her troubled ex-husband during his recovery to Kris Jenner supporting her ex-husband's transition into womanhood long after their divorce. Rob Kardashian is the exception to the rule.

Rob's relationship with Blac Chyna seems insanely tumultuous by tabloid accounts. From explosive fights documented throughout their reality TV show, Rob & Chyna, to abuse claims and restraining orders, to their apparent affinity for airing their grievances on social media. 

In 2017, after an exhausting year and a half of on-and-off dating, Chyna took to Snapchat to claim Rob beat her up. She also allegedly sent Rob a video of herself kissing another man in an effort to get him to leave her alone. Rob countered by posting several explicit photos of her online in what appeared to be some sort of deranged (and potentially criminal) hours-long social media rant.

This incident was the final straw for Chyna, who filed a restraining order. Her lawyer, Lisa Bloom, had this to say in a statement: "Mr. Kardashian, you are now on notice: revenge porn is illegal. Cyberbullying your ex is harassment ... Your attempts to shame and control [Chyna] are hereby rejected."

Emma Roberts: love story or horror story?

Actress Emma Roberts may look like an innocent girl next door, but that doesn't mean she isn't vicious when it comes to matters of the heart. Rumor has it the actress physically abused her boyfriend, actor Evan Peters.

The couple reportedly met while filming Adult World and were later cast together in American Horror Story. For the first year or so of their relationship, they were the poster children for millennial power couples. Then came 2013, when Roberts was arrested for allegedly assaulting Peters in Canada, reported TMZ. Though Peters reportedly suffered a bloody nose and bite marks, he didn't press charges, and Roberts was released.

According to a totally real and not at all made-up source that spoke to OK! magazine, Roberts has also brought her problematic relationship issues to set. "Basically, as soon as the director yells, 'Cut,' Emma and Evan are making out. That is, if they're not screaming at each other," said the anonymous insider.

At the time of this writing, these two are engaged, so let's hope their trashy moments are behind them.

Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, maybe lay off the Ron-Ron Juice?

You don't have to watch Jersey Shore for long to realize Ronnie Ortiz-Magro doesn't have much tact when it comes to relationships. Audiences may recall the anonymous note some housemates typed to warn Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola about her man's trifling ways. The infamous note said that when Giancola wasn't around, Ortiz-Magro "put his head between a cocktail waitress' breasts," made out with two girls, and "was grinding with multiple fat women." Believe it or not: those weren't his worst offences. 

As Life & Style reports, the star's relationship with Giancola was the most toxic on the show. How could it not be when it was clouded with a heavy stream of "Ron-Ron Juice" and fights that escalated to the point where he actually tried to throw Giancola and her entire bed onto the porch? If you think Giancola had it bad, you haven't yet tuned into Jersey Shore: Family Vacation.

Once Ortiz-Magro settled into the Miami house, it didn't take long for him to completely forget about his pregnant girlfriend Jen Harley. He invited a group of girls back to use the hot tub and did something suspicious behind a closed bathroom door. Later that year, Ortiz-Magro appeared to have a physical fight with Harley on Instagram live. 

We should mention that Harley was arrested for domestic battery after allegedly dragging her baby's daddy with a car, reported Us Weekly, so let's give thanks these two have since called it quits.

Jax Taylor can't pump the breaks on his wandering eye

Every reality show needs a villain. For Vanderpump Rules, Jax Taylor is the guy for the job. Sure, Taylor has done some pretty noble things in his time on the Bravo series. He paid for girlfriend Brittany Cartwright's breast implants and even convinced her to go bigger than planned. "I'm ready to throw some Ds on this,' he told doctors (via the Daily Mail). "Go big or go home." What a sweetheart, right? Wrong.

Fans who've been with the series since the start remember when the reality stud cheated on Stassi Schroeder with her best friend, Kristen Doute. Years later, Stassi introduced him on her podcast as a guy who did "bad things on the reg." Taylor has been surprisingly open about his flaws (at least the ones he's self-aware enough to recognize.) He admitted to Schroeder that he "didn't think" before cheating. "I just did it, and I didn't care."

Cartwright and Taylor became an item after meeting in Vegas in 2015. Though she claims he "fell in love with me at first sight," he's got a funny way of showing it. According to Bustle, he floated a salacious rumor that he walked in on Cartwright having sex with Doute, but in reality, he was the one sneaking around. In Season 6, we learn that Taylor slept with ex-SURver Faith Stowers and had been trashing Cartwright, reported Us Weekly. He has since sought reiki healing.

We've lost count of Jesse James' affairs

There's a reason Jesse James is a notorious Hollywood bad boy. The guy has a terrible track record with women. Beloved Oscar-winning actress Sandra Bullock famously divorced the Monster Garage star after he was caught cheating on her with the kind of gal who'd allegedly tattoo a swastika on her stomach. Not only did he mess with Miss Congeniality, but he also told the Daily Mail that cheating is a "part of life" and "a lot of good" came from the dissolution of his marriage. Nice, right?

Mistreating America's sweetheart wasn't an isolated incident. According to People, he announced his engagement to tattoo artist Kat Von D less than a year after divorcing Bullock, telling Howard Stern (via Us Weekly) that she was better in bed. Six months later, Von D called off the wedding, claiming in a lengthy Facebook post that James cheated on her with 19 different women. Shocking, right?

James has since moved on to wife No. 4, billionaire heiress Alexis DeJoria, who's been subject to the same cheating scandals as the women before her. In an interview with InTouch, hair stylist Myla Harris claimed she exchanged racy social media messages with James during his relationship with DeJoria. Is this really news?

Kristen Stewart sucked the life out of her Twilight lover

Kristen Stewart may not have treated all her partners like trash, but she certainly did a doozy on Robert Pattinson. The Twilight lovers had the kind of glittering romance that Hollywood dies for (figuratively, of course, considering vampires live forever.) Less than four months before the premiere of Twilight's final installment, Stewart found herself embroiled in one of young Hollywood's most shocking cheating scandals.

According to Us Weekly, she became romantically involved with director Rupert Sanders while filming Snow White and the Huntsman. When photos emerged of the pair making out, Twilight fans were stunned. Sanders had a wife and children, by the way. 

"I lit my universe on fire and I watched it burn," the actress told Marie Claire (via the Daily Mail). "Speaking very candidly, it was a really traumatic period in my early 20s that kick-started something in me that was a bit more feral." So there you have it. She's more werewolf than vampire, after all.

Sienna Miller may have been a Bond villain in training

When you catch your British hunk cheating with the nanny, it's time to get yourself a James Bond-worthy love triangle — at least if we're going by the Sienna Miller playbook. According to Reuters, when a tabloid journalist pulled a 007 and hacked into actor Daniel Craig's cellphone, the spy found an incriminating voicemail of Miller saying "I love you" to the James Bond star. She was still with the philandering Jude Law at the time.

During the News Corp. phone-hacking trial, Miller addressed the incident, reportedly describing Craig as her best friend. "Whether or not I was in a relationship with Daniel Craig at the time, it was a very brief encounter," she said. Law also owned up to grilling Craig about the alleged affair during the trial. 

The starlet has admitted to doing "immoral" things. "When I wasn't at work, I wasn't behaving the way you should," she told Esquire (via Us Weekly). Perhaps she was referring to the whatever-it-was with Craig, or maybe she was alluding to her affair with actor Balthazar Getty, who was married with four children when he ran off with Miller. "I probably seem like not a particularly nice person, not a girl's girl," she told GQ (via the Us Weekly).

Peter Cook reportedly likes them young

Model Christie Brinkley and architect Peter Cook had a notoriously nasty divorce battle. In an interview with Matt Lauer (via Us Weekly), the starlet claimed her husband was purposely making her miserable. "I just want peace. And every time I have any joy or any kind of success in anything, he has to try to destroy it," she said.

Here's the thing: Peter Cook didn't just cheat on Brinkley — he reportedly cheated on her with a teenager he hired as an assistant. According to Today, Cook met Diana Bianchi when she was 18 years old. Their trysts occurred at the office and in Brinkley's homes in the Hamptons. During their divorce trial, Bianchi testified that Cook "hid cash for her under a rock and gave her $15,000 to help her buy a Nissan Maxima." When the affair ended, he reportedly sent Bianchi a $300,000 payout because he was concerned about her filing a sexual harassment lawsuit.

According to Page Six, Cook's divorce from Suzanne Shaw was equally ugly. She claimed he had a "pathological" desire for young women and filmed himself with a prostitute. Page Six also reported that he was spotted taking "creepy" photos of girls without their knowledge and snuggling up to a 21-year-old student. 

Eminem was a 'bad husband'

Eminem may be a rap icon, but the star rose to fame off the back of controversial lyrics that depicted extreme violence against women. Some of his songs targeted his ex-wife Kim Mathers, the mother of his child. A track titled "Kim" depicts a disturbing fantasy about a murder-suicide. It was so vulgar it was left off the clean version of The Marshall Mathers LP.

In an interview with Dr. Keith Ablow (via People), Kim claimed Eminem's abuse led her to attempt suicide. Things reportedly came to a head when she saw her on-and-off husband beating up a blow-up doll that looked like her on stage. "When Marshall's first tour started is when his ego just went 'poof,'" she told Ablow. "Like he was God, that's what he thought. ... I was just told that I should be grateful that he still talks to me."

In 2017, Eminem released the track "Bad Husband," which apologizes to his ex-wife.

Wilmer Valderrama kisses and tells and tells and tells

Wilmer Valderrama — yes, the dude who played Fez in That '70s Show — is one of Hollywood's most covert playboys. His dating history reads like a who's who of early '00s teen stars. Though Us Weekly reports that the actor remained a rock for long-term girlfriend Demi Lovato after their relationship ended, he wasn't always such a loyal guy.

The actor revealed some not-so-nice things during a salacious interview with Howard Stern. According to the Daily Beast, he gave actress Jennifer Love Hewitt a sex rating of eight; called singer Ashlee Simpson "a screamer," and commented on actress Lindsay Lohan's waxing habits. The class act also allegedly lied about taking Mandy Moore's virginity, claiming "the sex with Mandy was good, but it wasn't like warm apple pie." Moore told Elle that Valerrama's story was "utterly tacky," untrue, and hurtful. 

If you date this guy, you may want to make him sign a nondisclosure agreement. 

Kris Jenner's cheating is her 'biggest regret'

Kris Jenner is running an empire, but somehow, she still had time for the odd affair. There have long been rumors that the Kardashian matriarch bed O.J. Simpson — and that the football star is Khloe Kardashian's real father. Those rumors, which Simpson refuted, are so notorious that Khloe even cracked a joke about them in 2016.

The truth is that Kris did have an affair, but not with Simpson (at least as far as we know.) According to Us Weekly, the momager owned up to cheating on Simpson's attorney, Robert Kardashian, with soccer player-turned animator Todd Waterman in her 2011 memoir Kris Jenner ... And All Things Kardashian. In an episode of Kocktails with Khloe, the Revenge Body star admitted her mother's cheating "destroyed" her father and remains one of Kris' "biggest regrets." 

"I had the happiest life you could've dreamt about," Kris said during an interview on OBJECTified (via Us Weekly). "But when you're in something, sometimes people think the grass is always greener, and that was, like, what I think I went through at some point."

According to the Daily MailWaterman admitted Kris was still sleeping with him when she started dating Caitlyn Jenner, meaning she may have cheated on two different people with the same guy. 

John Mayer roasts his exes

It's no secret that John Mayer has a reputation as a womanizer. Whether it's totally warranted or not is up for debate (the singer claims he hasn't dated a lot of people "in the last five, six years.") Unfortunately, his recent good behavior doesn't erase his extensive Hollywood dating history, which is peppered by some not-so-nice moments. 

The singer-songwriter famously humiliated Jessica Simpson by calling her "sexual napalm" in a Playboy interview (via Us Weekly). He later referred to his, um, little John (yup, his penis) as a "white supremacist" because he had never been with a person of color.

Despite those poorly thought-out comments, Mayer somehow found himself in the arms of Taylor Swift. His 2009 relationship with the then-19-year-old was short-lived, but his alleged breakup song will live on forever. Swift penned a scathing track titled "Dear John," and rumors swirled about Mayer being her manipulative muse. He called the move "cheap songwriting" and said he was "humiliated." Swift claimed he was being "presumptuous" because she never technically said who the song was about. We don't know who occupies the moral high ground on this one, but one thing is clear: Mayer still hasn't let it go. In 2016, he called Swift's birthday the "lamest day of the year." He was 39 years old at the time.

And speaking of Swift...

Taylor Swift has a big reputation

Taylor Swift might be a total peach when she's in a relationship (Joe Alwyn certainly doesn't seem to mind), but her exes appear to be singing a totally different tune. The Reputation songstress has a notorious rep for doling out biting remarks and trashing her exes in her hit songs.

According to People, Swift made a big deal about Joe Jonas allegedly dumping her in a 27-second phone call, but the Jonas Brother claimed she was the one who hung up on him. Next up was Harry Styles, who reportedly received a passive aggressive shout-out during a VMA acceptance speech. Then there was John Mayer, who told Rolling Stone he was "really humiliated" by Swift's song "Dear John" and "didn't deserve it." (Honestly, what do you expect when a grown man dates a teenager?)

Calvin Harris may have seen Swift's ugliest side after their 2016 split. In some now-deleted tweets (via Stereogum), the DJ accused her of trying to tear him down "for something to do." Their relationship was also subject to cheating rumors, which Swift's Reputation lyrics didn't do a great job of dispelling. In addition, Cosmopolitan accused Swift of throwing actor Tom Hiddleston under the bus with "Getaway Car."

Moral of the story is: if you don't want a Taylor Swift breakup song written about you, marry her.