In 2003, “Almost Famous” star Billy Crudup left his eight-months-pregnant girlfriend, Mary-Louise Parker, to have an affair with Claire Danes. The press ripped the two apart, and while Danes’ career rebounded, Crudup only gets supporting roles these days.
Director Rupert Sanders’s first film “Snow White and the Huntsman” was a failure, and his marriage followed suit when he was caught with Kristen Stewart. Sanders finally landed a new gig with 2017's “Ghost in the Shell,” but the film was slammed for whitewashing Japanese characters, among other reasons.
Jude Law became a legend in an unsavory way when he cheated on actress Sienna Miller with his children's nanny. Law’s affair was the origin of the “cheating with the nanny” tabloid trope, and while he apologized for his actions, it took years for him to rebuild his mainstream appeal.
Country music star LeAnn Rimes got with actor Eddie Cibrian in 2009… while both stars were still married. Rimes’s acting career stalled, her record sales dropped, awards she may have won were passed to other artists, and Cibrian’s career was dragged through the mud, too.
Tiger Woods’ 2009 affairs make up one of the most infamous cheating scandals ever. His ex-wife Elin Nordegren had just given birth to their second child when Woods’ multiple dalliances with other women sent his public opinion, golf performance, net worth, and marriage into the ditch.