Kerry Washington isn’t the first celebrity who has had to defend their marriage, and certainly won’t be the last. Here, we take a closer look at 14 other couples who have been in the same boat.
Recently, rumors spread around the Internet that actress Kerry Washington and her husband, former football player Nnamdi Asomugha, were splitting up. Washington recently addressed the rumors at the SXSW Festival saying, “If I don’t talk about my personal life, it means I don’t talk about my personal life.” She also explained that she doesn’t refute claims about her marriage but she went on to reference Asomugha as her husband.
The hip hop couple have had their share of rumors when it comes to their marriage especially when it was reported that T.I. leased a new home closer to his studio and many claimed it was due to infidelity. On The Arsenio Hall Show, Tiny refuted the claims by saying: “We fuss, we fight, we go through our things, but we’re still together.”
T.I. and Tiny Harris
After the TV host and pop singer filed divorce papers, several media outlets started reporting on the reasons for their breakup. Cannon denounced tabloid claims on Twitter by saying: “I NEVER have, nor will I make a statement regarding my marriage. So whatever your favorite gossip outlet is reporting has been created within…”
fter almost two decades of marriage, actors Will and Jada Pinkett Smith have been plagued by divorce rumors multiple times. In summer 2015, Will took to his Facebook page to deny the reports once and for all.
From Elevatorgate to recent reports claiming that Queen Bey caused a scene at Kelly Rowland’s birthday party, this couple will likely always be plagued with rumors of a split. Although they have never vocally denied reports, their regular courtside appearances at basketball games and on vacation often show that they will remain a united front.
When rumors started swirling that Robin Thicke was cheating on his wife Paula Patton after an inappropriate photo surfaced, the singer insisted to Star magazine “my wife and I are perfectly in love and very happily married.” Thicke then pleaded to get his wife back for most of 2014, even dedicating his album to her. Unfortunately the couple didn’t stand the test of time and divorced in 2015.
Actress Mo’Nique and her husband Sidney Hicks defended their definition of an “open relationship” in their new podcast earlier this winter, and Mo’Nique also confirmed that having an open relationship was originally her idea in the first place.
In September 2014, Tamar Braxton appeared on The Breakfast Club and denied any and all rumors of marriage trouble between her and Vince. She said: “We have a lot to argue about. But you know, at the end of the day, that’s my best friend. I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for him. And…that’s it.”
After Heidi Klum and Seal filed for divorce, Seal spoke to TMZ and had assumed the supermodel had started having an affair with her bodyguard before they broke up. Heidi Klum denied an affair when she appeared on Katie Couric’s show, “Katie,” by saying: “When we were together, I never looked at another man.”
Tabloids may have reported that Kim Kardashian wasn’t going to stick by her husband after his recent Twitter rants, but that couldn’t be further from the truth if you ask Kim. On February 26, she posted on her site: “LOVING My Husband. HATING That people don’t get that Kanye will stand up against the whole world for his creativity and art.”
Cynthia Bailey and Peter Thomas
Rumors of actor Denzel Washington’s infidelity and the couple divorcing have floated around the Internet for a while, but Washington’s rep flat out denied the rumor: “They are not divorcing, not separating.” In 2013, Washington also told Ebony: “We go through ups and downs like any couple.”