Even though we don’t know them personally – and probably never will – we all wince when we see a beloved celebrity making a romantic mistake. To make matters worse, they sometimes even end up married to that mistake. Regretfully, these 20 celebs would have been much better off if they had said, “I don’t” to their respective partners. These heroes all got hitched to villains who had no chance of offering a happily-ever-after outcome. Sadly, in some cases, what happened following the wedding vows was no honeymoon – but a genuine scandal.
20. Denise Richards to Charlie Sheen
Starlet Denise Richards married Charlie Sheen in 2002 – only to divorce the notorious hell-raiser four years later. Subsequently, Sheen was required by law to stay away from her and their kids, leaving Richards with full custody of their children, daughters Sam and Lola. Considering how the sex, drugs and violence allegations against Sheen have piled up ever since, Richards has dodged several bullets.
19. Jennifer Lopez to Ojani Noa
In the wake of the Bennifer media phenomenon – the celebrated relationship between J-Lo and Ben Affleck – it was easy to forget about Lopez’s first husband. But perhaps Ojani Noa deserved to be forgotten – she should have just said Noa. In 2009, the Cuban actor threatened to release a sex tape of Lopez, and she is still fighting in the courts to prevent him from doing so.