As Meatloaf put it best, "I would do anything for love". While most of us tend to agree with the romantic statement, we don't mean anything, nor are we really capable of anything. But that lyric takes a new meaning when virtually endless money meets out-of-touch stars- which must be why celebrities have done some actually insane things in the name of love. Have you ever done anything this crazy, or did these celebs go too far? Read on to see for yourself!
You know we had to start off with a bang, or in this case, a slap. Will Smith really shook up the Oscars this year when comedian Chris Rock made a joke pointed at Jada Pinkett-Smith's bald head (which she has stated is caused by alopecia). While Will first appeared to be laughing, we all saw Jada's discomfort and he must have, too. What followed could only be described as the slap heard around the world.
To defend his wife, Will marched on stage and gave Chris Rock a huge slap to the face, followed by a tense exchange that caused major backlash. Will later apologized and said it himself: "Love will make you do crazy things".
We know, we know, whether love is involved or not Kanye is gonna be Kanye. But his behavior surrounding his split from Kim Kardashian has been seriously bizarre and even a bit worrisome. Incessant posts about wanting Kim back are one thing- but when Kanye bought the house next door to her, publicly threatened her new beau, and has only dated women with a striking resemblance to Kim, we think it's time to rein it in.
We hope these two can peacefully move forward for the sake of their kids, but in the meantime, we'll be refreshing social media to see what crazy thing Ye does next.
Speaking of Kim Kardashian, her new boyfriend has also gone above and beyond for her. Not only did he stand up to Kanye West, but the SNL star also branded Kim's name onto his body- yes, an actual branding. He also got several tattoos for her, as she revealed on the Ellen show. Kim is a beauty, but seriously, what is this woman's secret to making men do such crazy things for her?
We know material girl Kim loves a good brand name, but now her name is a literal brand. We hope these two last so Pete didn't burn himself for nothing!
The 20-year age gap between these two was, surprisingly, not the strangest detail of their relationship. Billy-Bob Thornton admitted he was "afraid" of Jolie, and maybe for a good reason: she came up with the idea to cut their fingers open, mix their blood together, and wear it in vials around each-others necks. Call us old-fashioned, but we think they could've just stuck to wedding bands as a sign of devotion.
Another fun detail about this wacky couple? Angelina Jolie was in a psych ward up until their wedding which took place while Billy-Bob was still engaged to fellow actress Laura Dern.
After a tumultuous relationship full of ups, downs, and cheating scandals, now husband and wife Cardi B and Offset were on the outs when she was performing at the Rolling Loud festival in 2018. Offset clearly decided that was the time for a grand gesture to save their relationship, and he crashed her set with a display that said "take me back Cardi". The pair had a visibly tense off-mic conversation, he left, and she finished her set like a true professional.
While this didn't seem to work at the time, we're happy to say the couple has since gotten back together and even welcomed a second child. They seem happy, and we hope they stay that way.
While Pamela Anderson and ex-husband Tommy Lee are best known for a certain ehem "home movie", their story is even crazier than what you think. When introduced, Tommy licked Pam's face. Not a typical move, but it seemed to work. Shortly after, the two went on their first date to Mexico where they got married after just four days. In true Baywatch fashion, Pam wore a white bikini to the wedding where the pair tattooed their names on each others' fingers.
Unsurprisingly, the relationship built on sex, drugs, and rock and roll didn't last forever, and after 3 years and 2 kids, the couple called it quits. They both moved on to better matches and seem to be happy.
Unless you've been living under a rock the last year, you've probably heard something about Kravis. The new couple moved quickly and got engaged nearly a year into their headline-making relationship. These two seem to love the attention as they pack on the PDA and continue posting cringeworthy photos we have to imagine their kids are embarrassed over. Travis even got Kourtney's name tattooed above his heart, as well as her lips tattooed on his arm after a romantic proposal last October.
The Kravis Kringe doesn't seem to be ending anytime soon, but we have to admit it: we're happy for them. We hope they last forever (because those tattoos sure will)!
Did you know these two are high school sweethearts? We sure didn't. The pair met in 2005 at ages 14 and 15, and as you can guess, had lots of growing up to do together. As Thicke's career started blowing up with the hit Blurred Lines, his marriage started to crumble. By 2014 the pair had divorced with allegations of drug use and physical abuse being the core reason. Tragic! But Robin wasn't ready to give up on his sweetheart.
In 2014 following their separation he released the album titled- you guessed it- Paula. Patton wasn't impressed by this last-ditch effort and the couple both moved on and now seem to be happily co-parenting their son.
Yet another example of the crazy things men will do for Kim Kardashian. In 2013, Kanye gifted Kim a Birkin bag estimated to be worth about $40,000. We know, that in itself is an insane gift, right? Well, in true Kanye fashion, he took it a step further. He had George Condo, a famous artist and friend of his, hand paint the bag. Imagine messing up on such an expensive canvas? That's a lot of pressure!
While the Kardashians aren't known for economizing, we're still blown away by the extravagance of this gift. It seems like Pete Davidson may have some pretty big shoes to fill!
It's like these two are in a competition with themselves to be as cringey as possible. We don't even know where to start with the strange behavior the world has been forced to witness between these two, but let's give it a try. How about the fact that during their first encounter, when the actress remarked that Kelly smelled like weed, he replied: "I am weed." Unfortunately for all of us, it got even weirder from there.
Not only does Kelly wear a pendant containing Megan's blood, but the pair also DRANK each other's blood during their engagement. Speaking of, Megan's ring is designed to hurt should she decide to remove it. Yikes!
Joe actually has multiple tattoos dedicated to his wife, Sophie. The two got married in 2019 and already have one baby and another on the way, so it looks like so far, no regrets. She even got one of his initials tatted! It looks like these two are in it for the long haul, and we sure hope that's true because not only are kids a lifetime commitment but so are tattoos!
Aside from raising their daughter and getting matching tattoos, these two don't seem to do anything out of the ordinary and seem to live a low-key life. Seems like a recipe for success if you ask us!
Oh Whitney, how we miss you. While the superstar will always live on in our memories, it goes without saying she had her troubles. One of them being her husband, Bobby Brown. There's no denying the two were bad for each other and knowing what we know now about Whitney's life makes their relationship even sadder. For most couples, cheating is a dealbreaker, but not for these two. Before they wed, Whitney gave Bobby permission to do whatever he wanted to get it out of his system.
This included wild parties and tons of women. While we wish he did get it out of his system, of course, he didn't. Their tumultuous relationship continued for years as the pair enabled each other, and we all know the outcome.
Did you also forget these two were married? While they've both now happily moved on and married great matches, the two were once one. During this time Scarlett wanted to get Ryan a special birthday gift- where she came up with this idea is anybody's guess. For some bizarre reason, the actress took her recently removed wisdom tooth, had it dipped in gold, strung on a necklace, and gifted it to her then-husband.
We know Ryan Reynolds for his silly sense of humor, so maybe this is just a wacky inside joke we don't understand? Either way, we'd have loved to have been a fly on the wall when he received this strange gift.
In 2002, before Bennifer graced the world (for the first time), they were just co-stars. Jennifer Lopez was still married to then-husband Cris Judd when Ben Affleck poured out tons of money in advertisements congratulating her for winning ShoWest's Female Star of the Year and showering her with compliments. Shortly after, she divorced her husband and the two became a pair. Within months they were engaged, but eventually broke up and married other people. We thought we'd seen the last of them.
Ben, however, as we've learned is persistent- nearly 20 years later Bennifer is back and the pair seem stronger than ever (and have somehow hardly aged?!). We hope this time it sticks!
Nope, you didn't read that the wrong way around. Apparently, the King of Pop was so afraid of Lisa-Marie seeing him without makeup, he even wore it to bed and while the two were intimate. According to Presley, if his makeup somehow came off, he would shriek and run away to reapply. Speaking of shrieking in the bedroom, apparently Jackson liked to sing in the bedroom until the deed was done.
While that doesn't seem like the worst thing in the world coming from someone as talented as Michael Jackson, it's bizarre and a bit sad that he had such strict rules for intimacy with his own wife. Was he ever comfortable with himself?
Our favorite songstress isn't new to romantic gestures- that's what most of her songs are about, after all. However, she may have taken this one a little too far. After only six weeks of dating, the star spent 4.9 million dollars on a mansion near the Kennedy family's Cape Cod compound. We've all gotten excited over a new relationship, but that's a bit too much, and Conor thought so, too.
We'll give Taylor a pass and chalk this one up to excitement and immaturity. After all, she was only 22 and Conor 18. Luckily, she was able to sell the house and make a nice profit.
Before starting a family with Travis Scott, now billionaire Kylie Jenner was once dating rapper Tyga in another highly speculated relationship that began when she was only 17. At this time, Tyga was facing some troubles as he owed his landlord $50,000 in unpaid rent despite living a flashy life which included showering Kylie with expensive gifts. Somehow, Tyga was able to convince his then-girlfriend to pay his rent for him!
Apparently, it didn't take much convincing. Sources close to the couple said $50,000 is nothing to Kylie, and she was happy to help out her boo with money she would've otherwise spent in a week on purses. Must be nice!
After a beautiful royal wedding, Harry and Meghan were crowned the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. However, after seemingly endless abuse from the British tabloids and speculation of racism against Meghan and fighting within the royal family, the duo decided to step away from their titles in an unprecedented move. We can imagine it wasn't an easy choice for Harry who must love his family, but he did what was necessary to protect his wife and for that we commend him.
Although they're no longer technically royals, the pair continue a philanthropic life in the spotlight. As far as we can see, not much has changed aside from their professional titles and their zip code.
In 2020, rumors were swirling about Jada Pinkett-Smith being unfaithful to her husband, Will. In this case, she did what any normal person would do and had herself and Will as guests on her own talk show, Red Table Talk. There is was revealed that Jada had a years-long relationship with August Alsina with Will's blessing. The couple said they have unconditional love and joked about having a "bad marriage for life."
Now, we'd do a lot of things to make the ones we love happy- but giving your blessing for them to cheat?! Maybe we're old-fashioned, but that is truly bizarre.
Ah, Jelena. What a throwback! We really thought these two were gonna make it after nearly ten years of dating. Justin was only 17 when he took Selena on a special date for dinner and a movie. Totally normal date for two teenagers in love, right? We just forgot to mention one tiny detail: the superstar rented out the entire 20,000 seat Staples Center in Los Angeles to surprise Selena with a fancy steak dinner and private viewing of the movie Titanic.
After their night out, Bieber tweeted "Romance isn't dead. treat your lady right fellas". Though these two had a nasty breakup in the end, we're sure he's keeping the romantic energy going for his new wife, Hailey!
We're not crying, you're crying! These two were married and ultimately divorced, but never stopped loving each other. Marilyn was in Joe's care toward the end of her life and even called him her hero. He wanted to re-marry, but she died before they could. In life, he made a promise to send her roses every week, and he came through. Until the day he died, he had red roses sent to Marilyn's grave a few times a week.
As if that weren't sweet enough, apparently when it was time for Joe himself to pass on his last words were "I'll finally get to see Marilyn again". Phew! Does anyone have a tissue?
Frank Sinatra was married when he met Ava Gardner, whom he was already enamored with (can you blame him)? The pair met on a drunken night when they decided to leave an event together and go for a drive. We know, drinking and driving, already a rough start. Sinatra then got so worked up after his first kiss with the actress, he pulled out two guns and started shooting at street lamps, which may horrify any ordinary woman...
But Ava Gardner was no ordinary woman. She grabbed a gun and started shooting as well until the two were rightfully arrested. As happened in the old days, MGM Studios paid off the police and the couple was free to go.
Nearly ten years ago, Katy Perry was married to comedian Russell Brand, who's known for being a bit out there. So far out, in fact, that for his birthday Katy thought of the perfect gift: a ticket to outer space. She shelled out $200,000 for him to join Virgin Galactic's mission to space, which would require an intensive three-day space training and allows participants to see Earth from 800 miles away while floating in space.
In the end, Brand didn't get to cash in on the experience, although Katy probably wishes he took a one-way shuttle and stayed out there. The pair had an unfortunate breakup after a very short-lived marriage.
The year was 2005 and Tom Cruise was on top of the world. His career was at its peak and he had a beautiful new girlfriend, Katie Holmes. Cruise was invited to The Oprah Winfrey Show to discuss his life and career, as people usually do on talk shows, but Tom just couldn't contain his joy. Within 15 minutes he was on the couch-jumping up and down and declaring his love for Holmes.
While most of the world mocked Cruise, apparently it worked for Katie and the two were married the following year. Ultimately they divorced and Tom Cruise remains a punchline of many jokes thanks to this bizarre scene.
When legendary tennis player Serena Williams made her return to tennis after the birth of her daughter, her husband spared no expense. He had four billboards put up en route to the stadium she'd be playing at declaring her the "Greatest Momma Of All Time". As if this couple wasn't sweet enough! Serena responded to the gesture by saying she felt so lucky to have her husband and daughter by her side.
Clearly, the good wishes worked as Serena jumped back into a successful career. Not only is she the greatest momma of all time, but one of the greatest athletes of all time, too.
Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen are well-known tragedies. Both victims of drug addiction, the two enabled each other to their untimely demise. While most of their relationship was spent abusing drugs together, Nancy, unfortunately, died in a suspicious murder that's still a mystery. Shortly after her death, Sid told her mother that the two had a death pact, writing "I promised my baby that I would kill myself if anything ever happened to her, and she promised me the same".
Sid sadly kept his end of the deal, and only months after Nancy was found dead, so was he. In the short period before his death, he was constantly expressing his wishes to die and be with Nancy. The two were only 20 and 21.
Yep, you read that right. This one isn't quite so romantic- more so creepy and legally murky. In 1973 the then 25-year-old rockstar Steven Tyler met 16-year-old groupie Julia Holcomb and the two became a couple. So that the minor could travel out of state with Tyler while he toured with his band, he took legal guardianship over her and what followed was a years-long relationship saturated in drug use.
In the end, Julia became pregnant and Steven Tyler coerced the teen to have an abortion. Their relationship dissolved quickly as he had already become involved with Bebe Buell, the mother of his first child. Ew Steven!
That's right, the song Marry Me was in fact, about asking Jordin's hand in marriage. Well, at least it was about the idea of proposing. Derulo said: "The reason why I wrote the song in the first place was because I wanted her to know that when the time is right then it will happen." The pair actually broke up before an engagement could even take place. If you're wondering why just wait until you hear this:
Derulo blames the pressures of marriage for the downfall of their relationship. Excuse us if we're wrong, but nobody forced you to write that song, Jason. Men!
Mike Tyson is known for freely spending his money on some weird things- expensive jewelry, lions and tigers, and most notably, a 2.2 million dollar bathtub. What made this bathtub so expensive, you may wonder? Well, it was made of pure gold. Apparently, he bought it as a Christmas gift for his then-wife, Robin Givens. Imagine bathing in pure gold- this man really spares no expense for anything, but especially for love!
Sadly this duo divorced only a year later, and Mike sold the tub- a bit confusing as it was meant to be a gift, but when $2.2 million are at play, who are we to judge?
During their 8-year marriage, Mariah and Nick Cannon renewed their vows an excessive five times. Looking back at how their marriage ended, we have to wonder if they were overcompensating for something. Regardless, they spared no expense in showing their love off to the world. After the previous year was spent in Paris, they needed to think of the next best thing. What else but a fairytale-themed renewal in Disneyland would do?
Mariah arrived at the venue in a pumpkin-shaped carriage where she met Nick who was dressed as prince charming. We know it sounds super extra, but what else would you expect from such an iconic diva?
You know we couldn't leave these two off the list. John Lennon's All Of Me won him multiple prestigious awards, and it wouldn't have been possible without his wife Chrissy, who inspired the lyrics. According to Legend she even cried the first time she heard it! The couple incorporated scenes from their wedding into the music video, which makes the song even more romantic. The song also made them tons of money, which never hurts.
The fact that these two are a one-night-stand that never ended makes their relationship even cuter, and we're not afraid to admit we might be a little jealous of their love.
In simpler times, Johnny Depp was with Vanessa Paradis, the mother of his two children. The pair were together for 14 years and we really thought they could last forever! In 2007, Paradis released an album, and instead of celebrating over a bottle of wine like us commoners might, Depp decided his girlfriend deserved the whole vineyard. The two lived nearby with their kids and even dabbled in winemaking together.
Unfortunately, these two didn't last, and Depp went on to marry and divorce Amber Heard, which has set off a huge lawsuit embroiled with claims of abuse. We bet he wishes he could go back to those days on the vineyard.
In 2016, Rihanna was the recipient of the MTV Video Vanguard Award and was presented that honor by Drake. Despite the two never officially dating, he poured his heart out to her onstage in what many described as an uncomfortable moment. He also bought a massive billboard congratulating her on the award. After all that, the two seemed to be an item but things quickly became awkward again, as it seemed Drake's feelings for the star were much stronger than hers.
Rihanna later opened up about that moment, saying that she doesn't like to be put on the spot like that and that it made her extremely uncomfortable. She also clarified that the two were no longer friends. Sorry, Drizzy!
These two go way back. Miley and Liam started dating over ten years ago and were on and off for a long time. in 2013, after a particularly bad breakup that speculators say was caused by Miley's rebellious behavior, she decided she wasn't ready to let go yet. Her original plan to get her man back was to write a song, but because her public behavior was what strained their relationship, she made the right choice in keeping this one private and decided to hand-write him a love letter.
Cleary the letter worked as the two eventually made up and even got married a few years later. Sadly, the marriage didn't last and Miley is back to being untamed.
Jessica Simpson is known for being a blonde, so when she decided to dye her locks a dark brown to match then-boyfriend John Mayer, it seemed like we were living in an alternate universe. It was exceptionally weird because the two ended up looking a bit too alike. Jessica later explained that a main factor behind the big change was that she wanted her partner to see her as more than a "dumb blonde".
We can empathize with Jessica's logic, but we're glad she reconnected with her true self and eventually went back to blonde. They do have more fun, anyway!
Kanye once called Kim K the Marilyn Monroe of our generation and based on how many times she's made this list alone, we have to agree. Men just fall at their feet for her! One of the many grand gestures of Kim's life so far has included her engagement to now ex-husband, Kanye West. The proposal cost Kanye close to $3.3 million and was attended by all of their family and friends.
No matter how badly Kimye ended, we have to admit this gesture tugged at our heartstrings a little. Whatever lucky guy proposes to Kim next had better bring their A-game!
Did you have any idea the Biebs was such a romantic?! Though he and his wife, Hailey Bieber, aren't shy when it comes to PDA, he took their relationship to a new place when he shared a poem he wrote for her on Instagram. In the deleted and reposted poem, he called Hailey his soulmate. We have to be honest, the gesture was sweet but the poem wasn't quite as catchy as his lyrics tend to be.
A lot of people saw this as cringey, but we'll be the optimists here and give Justin credit for the kind gesture to his wife. It can't be easy being married to a superstar!
Kristen Stewart has been pretty open about how much she dislikes public speaking and being in the media, so when she was caught cheating on Robert Pattinson, she went big to get him back. She delivered a tearful public apology in which she called Pattinson the most important thing in her life and declared her love for him. The fact that she went so far out of her comfort zone to apologize was a big step!
It also seemed to work, as the couple got back together for some time before eventually breaking up again. The two have both since moved on from their Twilight days but still speak highly of each other.
If you follow the Kardashians at all, you probably know by now that poor Khloe Kardashian will do or endure just about anything for love. Before becoming involved with Tristan Thompson, she was married to another baller, Lamar Odom. When Odom and the LA Lakers won an NBA championship, the proud wife splurged on a brand new Rolls Royce for him. Since their break up, Khloe has taken the car. But is there a chance Lamar will get to ride in it again?
Since her public breakup with Tristan Thompson, it seems like Lamar has taken every chance he could get to let the public know he wants Khloe back. We wonder what the future holds!
When you see Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade today, like most people you probably think they have the ideal relationship, and they do. But did you have any idea what they overcame to get here? Nearly a decade ago Wade cheated on Union. How?! We don't understand either. Apparently, the two were in a bad spot and taking a break when Dwayne Wade got another woman pregnant, and Gabrielle was heartbroken.
However, the two managed to work through it and come out even stronger than before. We don't think everyone should forgive cheating, but these two show that sometimes it can be worth it.