10 most controversial love stories in Hollywood history

Non only Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, but here are all the love stories, official and otherwise, that have shaken the star system

by Lorenzo Ciotti
10 most controversial love stories in Hollywood history
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Hollywood is synonymous with glamour, movie stars and passionate love stories. Over the years, there have been many relationships that have rocked the film industry and have been the subject of controversy and gossip.

Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton met on the set of Cleopatra in 1963. Both were already married but the attraction was irresistible. Their tumultuous and passionate relationship created much controversy and scandal, so much so that they married and divorced twice.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were one of the most discussed couples in Hollywood. They began a relationship on the set of Mr. & Mrs. Smith in 2004, when both were still married to other people. Their love story was the center of media attention for many years, until their breakup in 2016.

Marilyn Monroe was one of the most fascinating and desired women in Hollywood, while John F. Kennedy was the President of the United States. Their alleged affair created a huge scandal, especially since Kennedy was already married.

Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall formed one of the most iconic Hollywood couples of the 1940s. Their relationship was controversial because Bogart was already married when they met on the set of To Have and Have Not.

The relationship between Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt seemed perfect until Brad started an affair with Angelina Jolie on the set of Mr. & Mrs. Smith. Jennifer and Brad's breakup and the beginning of their relationship with Angelina made the whole world talk.

10 Most Controversial Love Stories in Hollywood History

Woody Allen has generated much controversy for his relationship with Soon-Yi Previn, the adopted daughter of his ex-partner Mia Farrow. Despite many scandals, Allen and Previn are still married today.

Mick Jagger, the frontman of the Rolling Stones, has always had a reputation as a womanizer. Despite this, his relationship with Jerry Hall, model and actress, created a certain sensation because they only got married after having four children together.

Ingrid Bergman, an actress famous for her romantic roles, created a big scandal when she started a relationship with the Italian director Roberto Rossellini. Both were already married, but their affair led to the end of their marriages and Ingrid's exile from the United States.

Charlie Chaplin was a celebrated actor and director, while Oona O'Neill was the daughter of beloved playwright Eugene O'Neill. Their relationship created a lot of controversy because Chaplin was 54 years old and Oona was only 18. Despite the criticism, they remained together until Chaplin's death.

Clark Gable, one of classic cinema's most charming actors, married Carole Lombard in 1939. Their relationship was controversial because Gable was already married and Lombard was considered scandalous for her sarcastic humor and uninhibited behavior.

Controversial love stories in Hollywood history have not only fueled gossip and scandals, but also shown that famous relationships are often full of passion and compromise. The glamor and tumultuousness of these couples will remain an integral part of Hollywood mythology forever.

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