If there is one thing we have learned from telenovelas is that cheating happens. Not only does it happen, it can be intense af. It is one of the most emotionally charged moments in anyone’s life and we’ve seen it tear our favorite celebrities apart.
Here’s a list of Latino celebrities who had serious lapses of judgement while they were involved in long-term relationships.
Did the rugged Latin pop + ranchera singer-songwriter bask in his cheating ways in his 2001 ballad, “Secreto de Amor”? The song does say the person is his secret love. He might have been referring to the woman he cheated with while with his longtime love Maribel Guardia.
Before settling down with his current wife and being known as one of Hollywood’s most doting fathers, Mario Lopez had to overcome his playboy image after a hard-partying bachelor weekend. Engaged to Ali Landry at the time, Lopez told Howard Stern on his radio show that he got caught in a poolside photo with another woman in Mexico. Landry called off the wedding just days before they were to exchange vows.
Did Juanes have to get on his knees and ask “a Dios le pido” for his wife to forgive him after he became engulfed in a cheating scandal in 2004? Although the Colombian singer never explicitly admitted to having an affair, the couple decided to separate for a brief period. This lead the media and fans to believe it was because Juanes had been unfaithful. The couple reunited and our going strong while raising their beautiful family in Miami.
Shakira and Gerard Pique might have a storybook romance now including two adorable kids, but when they first met, both were in serious relationships with other people. The two met while filming Shakira’s music video for the 2010 World Cup and there was a serious attraction for the both of them.
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Model Daisy Fuentes had been in a decade-long relationship with her boyfriend Matt Goss when they were finally set to be engaged in 2003. After seven years of still being engaged, Fuentes seemed to have gotten the seven-year itch because she cheated on Goss with her ex, pop superstar Luis Miguel.
Kat Von D
Tattoo artist and TV personality Kat Von D was making a name for herself on shows “Miami Ink” and “LA Ink” but then turned into half of one of the most-hated couples in America. People were furious when they found out that Jesse James had cheated on America’s sweetheart, Sandra Bullock, with Kat Von D. Now Kat has moved on from James and recently married Prayers band member Rafael Reyes.
Before A-Rod was being a mood for boyfriends everywhere, he wasn’t meeting the standards of a faithful partner to his first wife. His wife Cynthia Rodriguez cited “emotional abandonment” as well as extra-marital affairs as reasons for divorcing the high-profile baseball player. Ten years later, it seems A-Rod has grown in his emotional maturity in regards to relationship.
Filmmaker and producer Robert Rodriguez had been in a 16-year relationship with his wife and business partner Elizabeth Avellán. Yet, in 2009, rumors started to pop up that he was having an on-set affair with actress Rose McGowan. The pair split up but continued their professional relationship. As for Rodriguez and McGowan, their relationship fizzled out after dating for two years.
Mexican television actor Gabriel Soto was embroiled in a cheating scandal with actress Marjorie de Sousa after she claimed he was the father of her child. DNA tests proved otherwise but that didn’t mean his relationship with his wife, actress Geraldine Bazán, was not affected as a result. The two actors divorced this year after three separate cheating scandals from Soto shook up their marriage.