Fame may be a dream for many, but there’s no doubt that being a celebrity comes with some serious baggage. Toss a committed relationship into the mix and you have yourself somewhat of a full plate. That’s not even the thick of it: if you’re famous you’re always certain someone’s watching you, but don’t just take it from a normie like myself. These eight couples have had private disputes spill over into public and, in some instances, they were even caught on camera.
Jennifer Lawrence & Nicholas Hoult
This former couple’s argument actually occurred after they threw in the towel for good. Lawrence and Hoult’s relationship was a bit complicated after first meeting on the set of X-Men: First Class, resulting in their final breakup in 2014. But in 2015, the two had it out at Comic Con over a sushi date between Hoult and his ex Kristen Stewart in an alleged attempt to rekindle an old flame.
Selena Gomez & Justin Bieber
Let’s not kid ourselves: the whole world had (and still kind of has) a lot of hope for Selena and Justin, especially since they practically started dating when the Biebz was around 16 or 17. As they grew, so did their love, and eventually their arguments. The two said goodbye in 2014 after a supposed argument in a French airport. Oddly enough, the two have just recently resurfaced as a potential fling this year, a fling that already may be over.
Beyoncé & Jay-Z
The Queen B and Hova have seen some rocky times in the past to the point that they’ve both alluded to their relationship troubles in each other’s music. Of those rocky times (though less rocky than the elevator incident with Solange Knowles) was one which took place during dinner at a sushi restaurant. Apparently, JuJu wasn’t a fan of Jay’s persistent phone use at the table.
Kim Kardashian & Kris Humphries
If you don’t know who Kim Kardashian is by now, you might want to double check you even have a pulse. But a lot of people forget she’s actually been married to three different men, one of whom was pro basketball player Kris Humphries. Unfortunately, though, the marriage lasted only 72 days. The couple were once caught by paparazzi in a car having a heated discussion.
Karolyn Pho & Shia LaBeouf
Some films in Hollywood call for their cast to get busy in certain scenes, which can be a bit trying, especially if you have a significant other to come home to. This apparently was the case with Shia LaBeouf and his ex Karolyn Pho. They were seen having a tear-filled spell in public back in 2012, after which rumors surfaced that Shia’s role in Nymphomaniac–which required him to have full-on sexual intercourse with his co-stars–prompted the argument. Pho later admitted this to be false, though the two parted ways for good a few months later.
Emma Roberts & Evan Peters
This pair was a true power couple for a lot of people, particularly during the running of the disturbingly edgy cable series American Horror Story. To the public’s surprise, though, they eventually shared an American horror story of their own. Cameras caught Roberts reaching for Peters mid-cry after her domestic violence arrest in 2013 had gone public.
Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes & Andre Rison
An integral piece of the all-female 90s R&B trifecta TLC, the late Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes was married to former NFL player Andre Rison and boy was their relationship the definition of toxicity. Tensions had gotten so out of hand that in 1994, Lopes set Rison’s mansion ablaze after an alleged altercation over new sneakers!
Rihanna & Chris Brown
Reading the title of this list, you knew this one was coming, and deep down, you knew it’d be last. Long story short: Rihanna supposedly read some overly friendly texts on Brown’s phone after a Grammy party and things simply got out of hand far too quickly. Brown ended up doing some serious damage, leaving Rihanna bloodied and battered. It’s been said that the earth-shaking news of Chris Brown’s beatdown on Rihanna after the 2009 Grammys was the catalyst that brought domestic abuse center stage in contemporary America up to today.