For better or for worse, in sickness and in health, as long as you both shall live…it up as celebrities—star relationships are inherently expected to be a little bit rocky. But these famous pairs all have something else in common: one or both partners cheated, and they decided to try to power through it. For some of the couples, a little infidelity went a long way in permanently cementing their commitment to one another. Though it’s not the recommended course of action to create a healthy marriage, in many cases, cheating brings couples together.
But that’s only if they’re able to get through it! Unfortunately, not all couples can pick up the pieces after an affair. In spite of their best efforts, some favorite celebrity couples have parted ways.
What actually make them work it out? Did they stay together for the kids? Did they stay together out of convenience? Do they really love each other enough to forget about their partner’s affair?
Whatever their reasons for working it out, these 21 couples have weathered some major storms.