Dating can be hard. It’s supposed to be fun, but we all know that it’s a challenge. Now imagine that you are a celebrity whose every move is being scrutinized by millions of people. Suddenly the challenge becomes a disaster. I know that we have all experienced painful dating drama at some point, and I’m certainly glad that mine was never on public display. Nobody’s a saint in the dating arena, but you know it had to be tough for the following celebs.
Kristen Stewart and Rupert Sanders
Years after Kristen Stewart made a name for herself in the Twilight series, she and her Snow White and the Huntsman director were caught canoodling. This might not have been front-page news except for the fact that they were both cheating on their respective partners. Stewart was famously in a five-year relationship with her Twilight co-star Robert Pattinson, and Sanders was married with two kids. What followed were two very public splits, a lot of negative press and a scandal that eclipsed the Snow White film. While I don’t condone their actions, breaking up and having your life torn apart in public has to be crushing.
Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson
It would be great if we all had space in which to explore all of the possibilities of dating and sexuality behind closed doors. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case, especially if you’re a celebrity. The media wasn’t exactly sure what was happening when Lindsay Lohan started “hanging out” with Samantha Ronson, but they had a field day with it nonetheless. When it finally came out that the pair were dating, the public scrutiny just intensified. Everyone wanted comments, they tried to define and put labels on their romance, and some even expressed outright hostility. Throughout much of 2007 and 2008, this couple was the subject of endless tabloid coverage. Hey, live and let love!
Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna
There is so much drama in this one that I feel I can only discuss it in bullet points. To understand it all, we have to go back a bit.
Kanye West dates Amber Rose before Kim Kardashian
Blac Chyna and rapper Tyga are engaged with a baby
Kim K and Blac Chyna are besties
Tyga and Chyna double-date with Kim and Kanye
Tyga dumps Chyna and starts dating Kylie Jenner
Chyna and Amber Rose become besties and troll the Kardashians
Chyna starts dating Rob Kardashian
BONUS: Amber starts following Khloe’s ex, Scott Disick, on Instagram
So Rob is dating (and is expecting a child with) the woman who has a kid with the current flame of his sister. I guess this makes family reunions a bit fraught.
What crazy dating drama do you think is going to pop up next? Will Alex Trebek and Pat Sajak reveal that they’ve been a couple for ages a la Frankie and Grace? Will 86-year-old Sean Connery start dating Gigi Hadid because “they have so much in common?” Or maybe we’ll get a trifecta/polyamorous triad with Katy Perry, John Mayer and Jennifer Love Hewitt.