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Cheating hurts. That's a given. But being cheated on and having the outside world know about brings a level of shame that is difficult to deal with. That has been the case for many celebrity couples who dealt with infidelity in their relationships and while some chose to work through it, others crashed and burned. Some people find it extremely hard to remain faithful in a relationship while others' past cause them to have slip ups because they haven't dealt with longstanding pain or issues. 

That was the case for power couple Jay-Z and Beyoncé. Her sixth studio album Lemonade was about Jay-Z's cheating, and he responded with his own album 4:44 as a form of a public apology. The rapper sat down with the New York Times T Magazine in November 2017 and said that he cheated on his wife and revealed how he was able to save their marriage. 

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Jay-Z believed that the deep-rooted issues he'd been carrying from his upbringing triggered his cheating. He always had trouble really expressing himself even to his wife because he had lived his life in survival, tough guy mode. "You have to survive. So you go into survival mode, and when you go into survival mode, what happens? You shut down all emotions," he said at the time. "So even with women, you gonna shut down, emotionally, so you can't connect … In my case, like it's, it's deep. And then all the things happen from there: infidelity."

In addition to Beyoncé, other famous women like Khloé Kardashian and Eva Longoria have had to endure a cheating scandal in front of the world, and we can't imagine how painful that was for them. Hollywood is also full of temptation because famous people have so much access to anything and anyone they might want. That poses a danger to their relationships and can sometimes end up tearing them and their loved ones apart if they fall victim to the temptations that exist in that world. Here a few celebs who have been open about dealing with cheating in their relationships. 

--Additional reporting by Sugey Palomares and Johanna Ferreira

Jay-Z had to seek therapy to save his marriage. 1

Jay-Z had to seek therapy to save his marriage.

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"You know, most people walk away, and the divorce rate is like 50 percent or something, 'cause most people can't see themselves. The hardest thing is seeing pain on someone's face that you caused and then have to deal with yourself," he said. "So, you know, most people don't want to do that. You don't want to look inside yourself. And so you walk away."

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In 2004, Ali Landry and Mario Lopez's marriage ended quickly after he reportedly had a slip up. 2

In 2004, Ali Landry and Mario Lopez's marriage ended quickly after he reportedly had a slip up.

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Mario has opened up about his cheating ways in the past. In 2011, he told Howard Stern, "It was spring break....everybody was hanging out. That was a situation where I was not mature and man enough. I had no business of being in that position."

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Khloé Kardashian has been honest about Lamar Odom's shadiness with other women while they were married. 3

Khloé Kardashian has been honest about Lamar Odom's shadiness with other women while they were married.

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"If there is one thing I regret when I was married, it was having multiple affairs with different women. That wasn’t the stand-up thing to do. I wish I could have kept my d--k in my pants," he told Us Weekly. The couple officially divorced in 2016.

Kris Jenner has admitted to being unfaithful to her ex-husband Rob Kardashian. 4

On The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, Kris Jenner revealed, "He was the only guy that I had dated. When you’re very young you do a lot of stupid things and it’s probably the biggest regret of my life that I ended up having an affair."

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Tristan Thompson was caught cheating on camera, multiple times. 5

Tristan Thompson was caught cheating on camera, multiple times.

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Khloé Kardashian seemed to have found her happy ended when she started dating the basketball player in 2016. They announced they were expecting their first child together in December 2017, but things took a turn for the worse in April 2018 when video was released of Tristan kissing a girl in a New York City nightclub just days before Khloé's due date. Several videos surfaced of him getting cozy with other women throughout their relationship. The new mom decided to stay with him for the sake of their child.

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In a 2012 interview with E!, LeAnn Rimes admitted to cheating on her ex-husband Dean Sheremet with now husband Eddie Cibrian. 6

In a 2012 interview with E!, LeAnn Rimes admitted to cheating on her ex-husband Dean Sheremet with now husband Eddie Cibrian.

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Eddie was also married to Brandi Glanville at the time the affair took place in 2009. "I never, ever, in my heart want to hurt anyone, but I don’t think anything can separate anything that’s super-connected," LeAnn said.

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Jesse James has confessed to cheating on ex-wife Sandra Bullock with numerous women. 7

Jesse James has confessed to cheating on ex-wife Sandra Bullock with numerous women.

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"I stood up like a man," James said to Yahoo! about owning up to the 2010 cheating scandal

Kobe and Vanessa Bryant have had a pretty bumpy marriage and his indiscretions have been out in the open. 8

Kobe and Vanessa Bryant have had a pretty bumpy marriage and his indiscretions have been out in the open.

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In 2003, the pro basketball player was on trial for rape. "Uh, this is what I need to know because uh, I did have sexual intercourse with her," he told police, "It was totally consensual." Vanessa forgave her husband and they welcomed their third daughter in 2016.

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In 2010, Christina Milian split from her husband The Dream after photos surfaced of him in the Caribbean with another woman. 9

In 2010, Christina Milian split from her husband The Dream after photos surfaced of him in the Caribbean with another woman.

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The music producer wrote a blog post about the entire ordeal. "I’m sorry for the embarrassment to everyone involved! If there’s anyone to blame and you can't fathom this happening, please blame me and me alone for not being upfront," he wrote. 

Eva Longoria and ex-husband Tony Parker split after seven years together when she caught him sexting another woman. 10

Eva Longoria and ex-husband Tony Parker split after seven years together when she caught him sexting another woman.

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The actress revealed that she felt herself going into a negative cycle of asking herself if he had cheated because she wasn't enough but quickly snapped out of it. “Society usually thinks there’s something wrong with the woman. ‘Oh, he cheated on her, so she must not have been sexually satisfying him. She must have been a ball and chain!'” Eva said on The Conversations With Amanda de Cadenet in 2012. “Why did he have to have a reason to cheat that had do with me? … I am so secure in who I am. I really am! And I’m not conceited. I just think, ‘Wow, okay, that’s the life you want to live.'”

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Adamari Lopez and Luis Fonsi seemed like the perfect couple. 11

Adamari Lopez and Luis Fonsi seemed like the perfect couple.

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They were indeed super cute together. But the actress revealed in her book Viviendo that the "Despacito" singer had been unfaithful during their marriage, which eventually led to a divorce. 

Oscar de la Hoya came clean about his infidelity. 12

Oscar de la Hoya came clean about his infidelity.

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The boxer revealed that he had been unfaithful to wife, Millie Corretjer. "We are obviously not talking a Tiger Woods here, but I was unfaithful," he said on Univision. 

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Scott Disick and Kourtney Kardashian's nine-year relationship ended after he was spotted cheating on her in 2015. 13

Scott Disick and Kourtney Kardashian's nine-year relationship ended after he was spotted cheating on her in 2015.

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He reportedly also brought a mystery woman on their family Costa Rican vacation in January 2017. On KUWTK, Kim calls him out on being a "wh*re" and he responds, "I'm a sex addict!" That explains a lot.

Kim Kardashian revealed she had been cheating on in a previous relationship! 14

Kim revealed that she caught one of her ex-boyfriend's cheating by hacking into his voicemail and listening to his messages! "My hacking skills. I got into the voicemail thing. It was on my birthday," she told Jennifer Lawrence during an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live. "I was at dinner with all of my best friends, I put it on speaker wondering where my boyfriend was. His voicemail ... he was flying into town to meet another girl on my birthday and lied to me and said he was in a different city." On her birthday? Yikes! It's great to know that is behind her now and that she's happily married to Kanye West

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Jennifer Lopez opened up about being cheated on, without revealing who did it. 15

Jennifer Lopez opened up about being cheated on, without revealing who did it.

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If women as gorgeous and successful as Kim Kardashian, J.Lo and Beyoncé are being cheated on, it means that the cheating has little to do about them and more so with the men they are dating. "It's about realizing it's not about you," Jen told Glamour UK in 2015. "When someone cheats on you, it's about them…about their shortcomings. It makes it feel like it's about our shortcomings, like there was something wrong with us... but the truth is, that it's really their ego, and what they need to fill within themselves that drives them to do things like that. Not because you weren't enough."

In 2010, Rob Kardashian admitted to cheating on ex-girlfriend Adrienne Bailon. 16

In 2010, Rob Kardashian admitted to cheating on ex-girlfriend Adrienne Bailon.

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He revealed the truth about the split and confessed to cheating on KUWTK. "I want to get my girl back," he said after the split. 

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In 2005, it was confirmed that Jude Law was cheating on spouse Sienna Miller with their nanny. 17

In 2005, it was confirmed that Jude Law was cheating on spouse Sienna Miller with their nanny.

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"Following the reports in today’s papers, I just want to say I am deeply ashamed and upset that I’ve hurt Sienna and the people most close to us. I want to publicly apologize to Sienna and our respective families for the pain that I have caused," he said in a statement. 

In 2009, Tiger Woods was accused of cheating on wife Elin Nordegren with multiple women. 18

In 2009, Tiger Woods was accused of cheating on wife Elin Nordegren with multiple women.

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In 2010, he released a statement, "I thought I could get away with whatever I wanted to. I felt that I had worked hard my entire life and deserved to enjoy all the temptations around me. I felt I was entitled. Thanks to money and fame, I didn’t have to go far to find them. I was wrong. I was foolish."

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Arnold Schwarzenegger's reported infidelities caught up to him while he was married to Maria Shriver. 19

Arnold Schwarzenegger's reported infidelities caught up to him while he was married to Maria Shriver.

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After news hit that he fathered a child with their maid Mildred Patricia Baena, he told The Times, "I inflicted tremendous pain on Maria and unbelievable pain on the kids." In 2011, Shriver filed for divorce.

Alejandro Sanz had a baby outside of his marriage. 20

Alejandro Sanz had a baby outside of his marriage.

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He had been married to model Jaydy Michel for seven years and they had a baby together before he revealed to her that he had a son with another woman. Yikes.