5 Celebrity Love Triangles That Made Headlines

Seems the Drake-Rihanna-Chris Brown situation is just the newest love triangle to ruffle feathers in Hollywood. Many other stars have gotten caught up in lover spats and relationship drama, and we’ve watched while they’ve sorted it out (not to mention, read all the juicy details in tabloids and online). Let’s take a walk down memory (lovers) lane, shall we?

1. Love Triangle: Dayanara-Marc-Jennifer

Dayanara Torres, Marc Anthony & Jennifer Lopez 

Dayanara Torres was married to Marc Anthony for a little over two years, when they split in 2002. Marc was preparing to produce and costar with ex-girlfriend Jennifer Lopez in an upcoming film at the time, and had previously worked together on her album. They started dating once his divorce proceedings began, with many speculating that those feelings had returned prior to the divorce. They married in 2004, less than a week after his divorce was finalized.


2. Love Triangle: Cynthia-Alex-Madonna

Cynthia Scurtis, Alex Rodriguez & Madonna 

Oh, A-Rod. Married to Cynthia Scurtis in 2002, their marriage deteriorated when Rodriguez reportedly fell head-over-heels with Madonna.  They divorced in 2008, with Madonna reportedly the last in a number of affairs had by A-Rod. Madonna denied the claims of a relationship, saying they were “just friends”, but the rumor mill was turning, with many claiming they were seeing each other and that Madonna even brainwashed him, with help of a rabbi. Talk about gossip! 

3. Love Triangle: Mashonda-Swizz-Alicia

Mashonda, Swizz Beatz & Alicia Keys

Swizz Beatz does not have a good track record. He had one son prior to his relationship with Mashonda, whom he married in 2004. Together, they had one child. In April of 2008, they announced plans to divorce. In May 2008, another singer gave birth to his daughter. In the fall of 2008, he was dating Alicia Keys. (Still with us here?) Then the kicker: In May of 2009, reports surfaced that Alicia and Swizz were dating before his divorce was finalized, but Alicia denies those claims. 

4. Love Triangle: Brandi-Eddie-LeAnn

Brandi Glanville, Eddie Cibrian & Leann Rimes

Now this is one that really caused a stir. Eddie Cibrian married former model Brandi Glanville in 2001 and had two sons. In July 2009, they separated as rumors (and paparazzi pictures!) emerged that showed Eddie canoodling with movie co-star Leann Rimes. Eddie and Leann went public in August 2009, and Eddie and Brandi filed for divorce that same month. Eddie and Leann were married in 2011. 

5. Love Triangle: Cris-Jennifer-Ben

Cris Judd, Jennifer Lopez & Ben Affleck

Cris Judd met Jennifer Lopez as a backup dancer. They married in September of 2001 and ended their marriage in 2002. At that same time, Jennifer was linked to Ben Affleck while filming their film Gigli. In July 2002, less than two months after Jennifer and Cris split, Ben threw her a birthday party and presented her with a diamond bracelet. He proposed in the fall. J.Lo, your relationships never cease to captivate us!