The 10 Most Controversial Couples in History

Celebrity couples rarely go unnoticed in the public eye, but there are some that really stand out — and not always for the best reason. They have skeletons in the closet, an interesting backstory, or are simply an unlikely pair that made countless headlines in the news.

Here are the 10 most controversial couples in history:

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1. Kim Kardashian-West & Kanye West

Worlds collided when Kim Kardashian and Kanye West announced they were dating in 2012. The pair rarely goes a day without saying or doing something controversial.

2. Michael Jackson & Lisa Marie Presley

Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley may have been on top of the entertainment world, but their relationship was anything but. Throughout their time together, the two had to deal with Jackson's child molestation charges, ultimately resulting in a very public divorce.

3. O.J. Simpson & Nicole Brown Simpson

O.J. Simpson and Nicole Brown met in 1977, when Simpson was still married to his first wife. The retired football player's alleged involvement in Brown's murder continues to be one of the most controversial topics, ever.

4. Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz

Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz seemed to be the picture perfect couple on the set of I Love Lucy, but their real-life marriage was anything but. Their life was often reflected throughout the show, including their divorce in 1960. Ball once explained that her marriage to Arnaz as a "nightmare."

5. Sofia Vergara & Nick Loeb

Though Sofia Vergara is now happily engaged to Joe Manganiello, her past relationship with Nick Loeb still haunts her. Earlier this year, Loeb sued Vergara over rights to her embryos. 

6. Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera's relationship is well-known for being rather controversial. The two, who bonded over their passions for art, were known to have hot-headed temperaments. The couple also reportedly had extramarital affairs — a detail that was out in the open, yet added to their issues with one another.

7. Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon

Mariah Carey married Nick Cannon in 2008 — a relationship that at first made headlines simply because of their age difference. Two kids later, the couple filed for divorce in August of 2014.

8. Michelle Rodriguez & Cara Delevigne

Michelle Rodriguez and Cara Delevigne shocked Hollywood when the two claimed they were in a relationship. Both have loosely explained that they are bisexual, or simply choose to do as they want when convenient for them.

9. Jennifer Lopez & Casper Smart

Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart began their scandalous relationship after Smart was a backup dancer for Lopez. Though many assumed the relationship qould be a quick fling, the couple is still seen together today.

10. Evelyn Lozada & Chad Johnson

Evelyn Lozada and former husband Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson had a tumultuous, abusive marriage. Reports show that Johnson allegedly head-butted his wife, and he was arrested and charged of domestic battery in 2012.