Jenna Hamilton’s tryst with new kid Collin will send shock waves through Palos Hills High School when “Awkward.” returns in a few weeks. And while the cheating scandal will surely lead to a brokenhearted Matty McKibben (and a potentially broken-nosed Collin, thanks to a solid jab by Tamara), it’s certainly not the first time a relationship was turned upside-down by a case of infidelity. Ancient Rome was built on steamy affairs!
As intense as Collin and Jenna’s kiss was, there were many a case of adultery that came before. Take a look at eight real and fictional breakups that stemmed from cheating below, and hang tight to see how things in Palos Hills pan out on October 22 at 10:30/9:30c!
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson
The golden “Twilight” couple fell apart when Stewart admitted in a statement that she’d had an affair with “Snow White and the Huntsman” director Rupert Sanders while on set. “This momentary indiscretion has jeopardized the most important thing in my life, the person I love and respect the most, Rob. I love him, I love him, I’m so sorry,” she publicly stated.
Ross and Rachel, “Friends”
On a break or not on a break? When Rachel asked an overzealous Ross to back off for a bit so that she could handle the demands of her new job, he freaked out and had a one-night stand. When Rachel found out, she didn’t buy his defense that he was technically single and broke up with him.
LC and Jason, “Laguna Beach“
Lauren turned many heads when she started dating SoCal’s bad boy, but Jason was a shockingly good boyfriend to the bubbly blonde. That is, until he made moves on his ex-girlfriend at a fashion show, and when LC found out, she severed the tie without a second thought.
Cory and Topanga, “Boy Meets World“
The romance of a ski weekend made a verifiable cheater out of Cory. After busting his ankle and being forced to sit in the lodge while his classmates (and girlfriend) were on the slopes, he spent the better part of the vacation with a resort staff member named Lauren, whom he eventually kissed. Topanga couldn’t handle his deceit, and ultimately broke up with him when she found an intimate letter from Lauren addressed to Cory.
Nate and Blair, “Gossip Girl“
There are some people who will always have a place in your heart, and such was the case for Nate, who — though dating Blair — couldn’t get her best friend Serena out of his head. When he found himself alone with Serena behind a bar, he couldn’t help but give in, and though Blair tried to deny the tryst for some time, she ultimately confronted her boyfriend about it.
Carrie and Aidan, “Sex And The City“
Aidan was the best boyfriend Carrie ever had, but when Carrie ran into her ol’ flame, Big, who was more than forthcoming about his marital problems, she couldn’t resist his gravitational pull. After considerable struggle, Carrie came clean to Aidan about her affair with Big, but he couldn’t overlook her actions and ended their relationship.
Eddie Cibrian and Brandi Glanville
The “Real Housewife” of Beverly Hills had her world turned upside down when Us Magazine reported that Eddie Cibrian, her husband and the father of her kids, had an affair with “Northern Lights” co-star LeAnn Rimes while on set. The better part of Glanville’s spot on the show involves the fallout from Eddie’s infidelity.
Dennis and Liz, “30 Rock”
Liz could accept most of her boyfriend’s…uhhh…eccentric qualities, but when she accidentally saw the self-proclaimed sex maniac appear on “To Catch A Predator,” she flipped her lid. Oh, and he had an affair with her best friend, Jenna, too. Hardly girl code!
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