Cardi B and Nicki Minaj's beef was the fight heard around the world. 1
This was one of the most talked about events of the year. Nicki Minaj and Cardi B met face to face at a Harper's Baazar fashion week party in September, and things got messy. Cardi confronted the "Chun Li" rapper for allegedly criticizing Cardi's parenting online. The "Bodak Yellow" rapper left the party with a huge knot on her forehead she said she received from security after throwing her shoe at Nicki. What a mess! Check out a full breakdown of their feud here.
Kanye West met with President Donald Trump at the White House. 2
Kanye, who was once known to speak out against politics, racism and classism, shocked the world when he revealed that he supported Trump. Following a year of expressing his support for the president on Twitter, Kanye headed to the White House in October to meet with him in person. The rapper first shared a photo of himself wearing a controversial Make America Great Again hat in April, and constantly sent out his praise for the politician causing outrage among his fans.
Cardi B and Offset had one wild ride in 2018. 3
The former couple announced that they had secretly gotten married in September 2017, but just a couple of months after their anniversary Cardi announced they were broken up. The Migos star faced cheating accusations from several women on the internet, which eventually led to the relationship's demise. To make matters worse, Offset interrupted Cardi's Rolling Loud set in December to ask for forgiveness and it was super awkward.
Kylie Jenner's pregnancy was called the "greatest secret of this generation." 5
Although speculation and reports surfaced in 2017 that Kylie and Travis Scott were expecting a child together, the young couple kept their lips sealed about her pregnancy until February, when their baby, Stormi, was born. Kylie getting pregnant so young, at 19, was also a controversial topic.
Actress Daniela Castro was accused of stealing from a department store in Texas. 6
The actress was stopped by a security guard at a Saks 5th Avenue in San Antonio, Texas, after she was seen placing items inside her purse. It was later determined that she had clothing items in her bag that she hadn't paid for, valued at $750.
Khloé Kardashian was humiliated by her cheating boyfriend in front of the world. 7
No story made us cringe more this year than when videos and photos of Tristan Thompson being unfaithful to Khloé with various women surfaced online in April. What made matters worse was that the reality star was nearing the end of her first pregnancy, and just days after the news broke she went into labor and gave birth to daughter, True. Poor thing!
Aleks Syntek was caught up in some major drama. 8
A teenage boy from England exposed the singer for having inappropriate conversations via direct messages on Instagram.
Juan Soler split from his longtime wife, Maki Soler. 9
The couple shocked everyone in November when they revealed they were calling it quits after 15 years of marriage. The pair share two daughters together.
Lupillo Rivera filed for divorce after 12 years of marriage. 11
The singer's split from his wife, Mayeli Alonso, caused quite a shock for his fans. He filed for divorce in May and it was finalized by July.
An incident from the past came back to haunt Cristiano Ronaldo in 2018. 12
The footballer was forced to face an accusation of sexual abuse which allegedly took place in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2009. A woman named Kathryn Mayorga filed a lawsuit in September against the soccer star, and she gave details of her allegation to German magazine Der Spiegel. The magazine also reported that the athlete previously settled the case outside of court for $375,000 in 2010.
Kim Kardashian raised eyebrows in May when she met with President Donald Trump. 13
Nothing confused the world more than seeing Trump post a photo of himself with Kim in the oval office. It was later revealed that Kim was there to discuss prison reform and to ask the president to grant clemency to a woman named Alice Johnson who was serving a life sentence for a first-time drug offense. The meeting proved to be fruitful and the woman was eventually released from prison.
Justin Bieber shocked the world when he revealed he was engaged. 14
Justin shocked us all when he revealed that he was engaged to model Hailey Baldwin. The couple later got secretly married. The engagement and wedding news came just months after he had ended his rekindled romance with Selena Gomez. Love is a crazy thing!
Cardi B had to turn herself into the police. 15
A case was open against the Grammy-nominated rapper, following a fight that took place at a strip clup in August and she had to turn herself into the New York Police Department in October.
Roseanne Barr was kicked off her own show for making racists remarks on Twitter. 16
Social media hurt a lot of celebrities' careers this year. After the 80s sitcom Roseanne was rebooted in 2018, the actress caused the show to be canceled after she sent out a racist tweet comparing Valerie Jarrett, the former senior advisor to President Barack Obama, to Planet of the Apes. ABC canceled the show and proceeded to create a spin-off, The Conners, without Roseanne. Be careful of what you tweet!
Eileen Moreno shared her story with domestic violence on social media. 18
The Colombian actress gave a play by play of the abuse she said she endured at the hands of her ex-boyfriend Alejandro Garcia in September. She shared videos of their altercation as well as photos of her injuries, which prompted other women to share images of support for her on Instagram. Alejandro, in turn, denied the allegations and said the relationship was mutually abusive.
Eiza González fired back at critics after photos of her on vacation surfaced online. 19
Eiza took to Instagram to speak out against body shamers and critics who ridiculed her for having cellulite in the photos of her Mexico vacation with her then-beau, Josh Duhamel.
Ariana Grande's whirlwind romance with Pete Davidson caused quite a stir. 20
The entire relationship left the world with questions. The SNL comedian and the singer began dating in April, just weeks after she had ended her relationship with rapper Mac Miller. Pete and Ariana got engaged just weeks later, and Mac passed away in September. The "God Is a Woman" singer called off her engagement with Pete soon after, and things took a turn for the worse after he revealed that he was at his wit's end following online harassment from her fans. The NYPD did a wellness check on the actor in December after he posted a note that hinted at him being suicidal.
Telemundo had to suspend some of its on-air talent. 21
The network suspended Un Nuevo Día personalities, Chef James Tahhan and meteorologist Janice Bencosme, in June after they made some racists gestures during the World Cup against the South Korea team.
Marjorie de Sousa and Julián Gil were involved in what seemed like an endless custody battle. 22
This was a never-ending custody battle. The couple, who were seemingly so in love when they were together, headed to court to duke it out for the custody and child support regarding their son, Matías.