5 Of Hollywood’s Most Famous Love Triangles

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For as long as there have been celebrity love stories, there have been scandalous love triangles that followed. After all, the heart wants what it wants.

Commitment is hard, especially when you are an A-list celebrity. That’s why Hollywood is filled with all kinds of love triangles. Let’s discover 5 such famous and juicy love triangles.

Johnny Cash, Vivian Liberto, and June Carter

Before Johnny Cash became a top-billed perfomer, he was married to Vivian Liberto. The couple had four kids. After Cash made it big, while he was on a tour, he met June Carter with whom he began an affair. He then divorced Vivian to be with June, and the two stayed together until Cash died in 2003.

To this day, the love story between Cash and Carter is considered to still be one of the best.

Charles Chaplin, Oona O’Neill, and Joan Barry

Although Charles Chaplin is seen as a Hollywood legend, everyone knows he had a controversial preference for young women. Chaplin rarely dated a woman over 18 years old. He was also married four times over the course of his life.

He met Oona O’Neill when she was 18, and he was 54. She later became his fourth wife. They married while he was in the middle of a messy paternity test court case with actress Joan Barry. The two had eight children.

Eddie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, and Elizabeth Taylor

Debbie Reynolds and Elizabeth Taylor went to school together at MGM and became good friends. When Elizabeth married her third husband, Mike Todd, Debbie and Eddie were the maid of honor and best man. So, needless to say the four were close friends. Sadly, Todd died in a plane crash. That’s when Taylor turned to Fisher for comfort.

Eddie and Debbie divorced, so Fisher married Taylor just one year after Todd’s death.

Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, And Nickolas Muray

Although Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera had an open relationship, they would both become very jealous when they would find out about the other’s indiscretions.

Shortly after Kahlo married Rivera, she began an affair with photographer Nickolas Muray, that lasted almost a decade. They called it quits when Muray realized that Frida never wanted to marry him.

Frank Sinatra, Ava Gardner, and Nancy Barbato

Frank Sinatra had his first marriage when he was only 19. The lucky lady was Nancy Barbato. When in 1950 it became public knowledge that Sinatra was having an affair with high-profile Hollywood actress Ava Gardner, Nancy and Frank separated.

Sinatra and Gardner married only a few days after the divorce was final, but their marriage was never easy. They were both possessive and jealous, with short tempers. Their marriage lasted seven years.

So, it seems that especially in Hollywood marriage and love are not always easy or fair. Sometimes love triangles just happen, and when you are famous everyone wants to know every little juicy detail about how things went down.

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