8. John Edwards Love Child
John Edwards cheated on his cancer-stricken wife with Rielle Hunter, which is pretty much the most disgusting thing we’ve ever heard of. He gets bonus scandal points for producing a baby with her and trying to cover it up. Extra bonus points for this story almost landing The National Enquirer its first Pulitzer.
9. Sandra Bullock Wins Oscar, Loses Husband
It felt like mere moments after Sandra Bullock finished her acceptance speech for Best Actress for her role in The Blind Side that photos of a tattoo-laden Michelle “Bombshell” McGee were stealing her spotlight. It turned out Sandra’s ex-hubby Jesse James had been helping himself to full exposure of her vagina tattoo. More women Jesse cheated with came forward naturally a la Tiger Woods.
10. Eliot Spitzer’s Prostitute
What is it about politics that makes us want to pay for sex? It must be the mark Eliot Spitzer left on the world after it came out that he had seven or eight sexual liaisons with prostitutes over six months costing over $15,000. The New York governor resigned from his post and has been living quietly in shame ever since, which teaches us all to think before we hump.
Sarah Polonsky is a senior editor at BettyConfidential.