All that glitters is certainly not gold. Some of our favourite Hollywood stars who live a life we could only dream of have had, and still have, trouble in paradise. It is true that no relationship is perfect, but with fame and more money than one would know what to do with, you would think that such a person would not have the same “regular people” problems that the rest of us have.
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Life’s hardships teach us valuable lessons and make us appreciate the good times. Maybe this is why the four famous wives below stuck by their men through the rumours, the cheating and extramarital children. What can we learn from them?
- Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and Shawn Carter (Jay-Z)
Beyoncé and Jay-Z are black Hollywood royalty, worth a mind-blowing Sh137 billion ($1.35 billion). The famous couple officially began dating in 2001, after talking on the phone for one and a half years. Relationship dynamics are certainly very different today, many couples rush through the process of getting to truly know one another. Therefore, what could have possibly gone wrong if the billionaire pair started off on such a humble and positive note?
The two tied the knot on April 4, 2008, in a private wedding ceremony. Despite the couple making it official, Jay-Z later admitted to being unfaithful to his wife in his album, 4:44. Jay-Z and Beyoncé have proven the famous belief that money cannot buy you happiness. If you are still in the dating pool, don’t be lured into a relationship by material things because those are temporary possessions, and they will not fix a broken heart.
- Eniko Hart and Kevin Hart
Within just three years of getting married, Eniko and Kevin have experienced their fair share of rumours and scandals. The pair began dating in 2009 and got engaged in 2014. The millionaire comedian and actor won over Eniko’s heart with his sense of humour, something that would typically attract any woman to a man. Are humour and laughter an important foundation in marriage?
In the Netflix documentary series, Kevin Hart: Don’t F**k This Up, the couple opened up about Kevin’s 2017 affair that rocked their marriage. Eniko emotionally shared her experience during that difficult time and the impact that it had on their marriage. Today, the mother of one has stuck by her husband despite the public humiliation that the affair put her through, and she said that that situation made them stronger. They have shown us that marriage is not always rosy, and that difficult seasons can be conquered.
- Shante Broadus and Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr (Snoop Dogg)
When it comes to this famous couple, Shante Broadus takes more of a backseat from the limelight. Many people may actually be surprised that the American rapper has been married since 1997, judging from the lifestyle that he portrays in his music. The couple is currently alleged to be separated after Shante shared cryptic posts on her Instagram account following a recently exposed affair that Snoop Dogg had.
This same situation happened in 2004 when the couple separated and then reconciled four years later. Could this be the reason behind his unchanged behaviour? This may be the case of a man doing whatever he wants knowing that his wife will never leave him, and even when she does, she will come right back and the cycle will continue. Sometimes, walking away should be the final and only decision.
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- Tameka Harris and Clifford Joseph Harris (T.I)
T.I. was recently under fire for his comments stating that he accompanies his 18-year old daughter, Deyjah Harris, to OB-GYN appointments to ensure that she is still a virgin. This made the public at large question his wife’s lack of concern for this. The couple met in 2001 and got married in 2010.
The two nearly divorced in 2016 following rumours of an affair that he had. In a recent Red Table Talk sit-down with Jada Pinkett Smith, some viewers felt that T.I. came off as a controlling and manipulative man. Those are characteristics of a man brainwashing a woman into staying in a toxic relationship. In a relationship, take the rose-coloured glasses off and look at the situation for what it really is, love aside.
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