Some people say that love is forever, but finding a true love and making it last over time seems to be an impossible mission in our time. Especially in the hallways of Hollywood, where fidelity seems a difficult virtue to find between certain celebrities.
But even more difficult than the promise of eternal love is trying to capture it on our skin. In my opinion, getting a tattoo that refers to a partner is not the best option or idea, especially because no one knows exactly how long they will be with that person. Do not get me wrong, I'm a hopeless romantic, but it's better to keep the ink away from the skin in certain cases.
For these reasons, today we will talk about those celebrities who thought they had found their soulmate and decided to express their love with ink. But unfortunately they did not find their "and they lived happily ever after", and they were left just with a tattoo that will be a reminder about that person and their relationship for the rest of their lives. And although there are solutions for this type of problem, either laser sessions to remove the tattoo or trying to cover it with another tattoo, in the depths of our hearts we will always know the reason for that tattoo. That's why it is better to think twice before getting a tattoo of the name of a boyfriend or something similar.
15 Adrienne Bailon And Rob Kardashian
Adrienne Bailon, is an actress, singer, and television personality, although most of us remember her for her role in the films of Disney Channel, such as the Cheetah Girls, between 2003 and 2008.
Currently, Adrienne is married to Israel Houghton, an American producer and Christian music singer. In addition, Adrienne is the stepmother of the 4 children of her husband: Mariah Houghton, Israel Houghton Sonny, Milan Houghton, and Houghton Jordan, from his previous marriage. And although Adrienne seems to have a different life now, focusing on business and home away from the Hollywood cameras, there was a time when it was not like that. Adrienne used to date Robert Kardashian. In early 2007 until they decided to split in 2009. And according to the Daily Mail, the reason for the breakup was that both had their moments of infidelity. Adrienne pointed out that Rob was not innocent during an interview, saying: 'It's common knowledge that he cheated on me. It always bothered me that people were like, "But why couldn't you forgive him?"
However, according to Cosmopolitan, Adrianne not only got a broken heart, she also got the name of Rob Kardashian tattooed on her backside. The former Cheetah Girl had to undergo 3 laser sessions to remove her tattoo.
14 Nick Cannon Has The Biggest Tattoos
Nick Cannon is an American rapper, actor and television host, who is best known for hosting programs such as The Nick Cannon Show, Wild 'N Out, and America's Got Talent. According to the Bustle website Mariah Carey and Nick met in 2005, when Nick presented her with the Choice Music R&B Artist award at the Teen Choice Awards, and although they initially started as friends, the feelings between both turned to love and in 2008 they publicly announced that they were a couple.
In April of that same year they announced that they were married, and both showed off their tattoos bearing the other's name.
In April 2011 the couple welcomed their twins, Monroe and Moroccan.
However, what seemed like a perfect relationship for them, for the rest of the world was not. The couple received strong criticism throughout their relationship because of the difference of age: Mariah is 11 years older than Nick. The couple divorced in 2016, but they have not made any statements regarding the real reasons why they decided to divorce. And according to News24, Nick said during an interview the following: "I feel like when two people are in a relationship, it should be about growth," he told U.S. TV host Wendy Williams. "It should be a situation where everyone's becoming a better human being in the relationship... So when you get to a point where there's no longer any growth and you're not bettering each other... I felt like it was probably best, especially for our children, since they're the number one priority if I could be the best human being and the best father from outside of that house."
In the end, Nick decided to cover his ex-wife's name with another tattoo.
13 Heidi Klum Has A Seal On Her Arm
Heidi Klum was the first German model to become one of the Victoria's Secret Angels and since then she got the title of "The Body." She has become one of the most desired women by men around the world.
However, Heidi seems not to have been so lucky in love after a first divorce in 2002 with Ric Pipino, known for his role in the movie Zoolander, after almost 5 years of marriage. Subsequently, Heidi started dating Flavio Briatore, managing director of Renault's Formula One team, and in December of that year she got pregnant. However, the couple decided to split before she gave birth. And after Briatore, Heidi thought she had found true love when she started dating singer Seal. Briatore did not want to be responsible for his daughter with the model, so Seal became the father figure of her daughter. Heidi and Seal were married in 2005.
And it was then that Heidi decided to get tattooed the name of her new husband on the arm. Unfortunately, the couple divorced in 2014 and Heidi had to undergo the laser to remove the tattoo.
Currently, it is rumored that the model and businesswoman is dating the German band Tokio Hotel guitarist, Tom Kaulitz, 28 years old.
12 Keith Urban Before Nicole Kidman
Keith Urban is a country music singer from New Zealand and Australia, known for songs like "Blue Is Not Your Color" (2016), "The Fighter" (2016), and "Somebody Like You" (2002). Since 2006 he has been married to the Australian actress Nicole Kidman with whom he has two daughters, Sunday Rose Kidman Urban who was born in 2008 and Faith Margaret Kidman Urban who was born in 2010.
But before becoming one of the most stable marriages of our time with the beautiful Nicole Kidman, the singer had other girlfriends. Apparently, at some point, he was really in love a long time ago because he decided to get matching tattoos with his girlfriend Niki Taylor, the American model and tv host. According to Cosmopolitan website, the couple was dating between 2002 and 2004 after meeting on the set for his music video "Someone Like You".
The couple decided to get a matching tattoo with a phrase that said "Amor Vincit Omnia" ("Love Conquers All" in Latin), but after they split and Urban started dating Kidman he decided to cover up the phrase with another tattoo.
He got some flames on his wrist. And according to Yahoo Entertainment, Urban's ex-girlfriend has gone through a difficult time trying to eliminate her tattoo. During an interview, the model said: "I'd rather give birth than have my tattoo removed, that's how painful it is."
11 Johnny Depp And Winona Ryder Weren't Forever
Johnny Depp has been one of the most desirable men in Hollywood since he achieved fame thanks to his role in the film A Nightmare on Elm Street in 1984, and since then has had a successful career under the spotlight and among women. This classic bad boy from Hollywood dated the most beautiful celebrities since '84, among which we can mention Lori Allison, Kate Moss, Juliette Lewis, Sherilyn Fenn, Jennifer Gray and Winona Ryder.
But before we knew about Brad and Jennifer, there was another It couple in Hollywood. Between the years 1989 until 1993, Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder was one of the most influential couples in the entertainment industry. In fact, the actor decided to tattoo on his arm "Winona Forever". But after their break up in 1993 Depp had to modify his tattoo to eliminate the memory of his ex-girlfriend. Now the tattoo says "Wino Forever". The couple supposedly decided to split because they could not stand the pressure of the media towards them.
Winona recently spoke of her relationship with Depp for the Times magazine and said that the actor was never aggressive to her, or anything like that. "I can only speak from my own experience, which was wildly different than what is being said," Ryder, told the magazine. "He was never, never that way towards me. Never [like that] at all towards me. I only know him as a really good, loving, caring guy who is very, very protective of the people that he loves. "
10 Angelina Jolie Replaced Billy Bob With Her Kids
Angelina Jolie was one of the most sought-after actresses in the 2000s and our time, especially after playing the iconic character of Lara Croft in the 2001 film Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. After that movie, she captivated the world. But before all the drama about Brad Pitt and becoming the iconic couple Brangelina, after starring together in the movie Mr. & Mrs. Smith. in 2003, Angelina had a more rebellious Hollywood lifestyle.
Her first marriage was between 1996 and 1999 with Jonny Lee Miller, the English-American film and TV actor. Then Angelina met actor and filmmaker Billy Bob Thornton with whom she was married between the years 2000-2003. The couple was so in love that at some point in their relationship they decided to put a bit of both of their blood in a small bottle and put it on a necklace, as a token of love. And according to Eonline, Billy explained the whole thing during an event at the Loyola Marymount University's School of Film & Television: "She thought it would be interesting and romantic... [to] wear it around your neck just like you wear your son or daughter's baby hair in one. Same thing. From that we were wearing quart jars of blood around our necks," he joked as the crowd laughed. He added, "And we were vampires and we lived in a dungeon."
But that was not the only extreme thing they did to show their love to the world, Angelina decided to get a tattoo of her husband's name on her arm. But after their divorce, she decided to remove it and replace it with the coordinates of the birthplaces of each of her children.
9 Nick Carter Got Paris's Tattoo, Then They Broke Up Three Weeks Later
Nick Carter achieved fame thanks to the boy band Backstreet Boy in 1993 along with the other members of the bad, AJ McLean, Brian Littrell, Howie Dorough, and Kevin Richardson. Carter was the youngest member. During the '90s and early 2000s, they conquered the hearts of young teenager everywhere with their music and lyrics.
During the '90s all the women wanted to go out with one of the members of the Backstreet Boyband. In 2003 Carter started dating one of the most powerful heiresses in the hospitality industry: Carter conquered the heart of Paris Hilton.
The couple seemed quite in love at that time because Nick decided to get a tattoo of the name of his girlfriend on his wrist. But unfortunately the couple split three weeks after the singer got his tattoo.
Back then, Carter told People magazine “Our relationship totally was based on distrust. She didn’t trust me. I didn’t trust her. I just want everybody to know that I’m single and ready to have fun again. I’m a wild and crazy guy.” The singer decided to cover his tattoo and got a skull-and-crossbones tattoo. Currently, the singer is married to fitness expert Lauren Kitt. The couple tied the knot in 2014 and have a kid together.
8 Christina Aguilera's Matching Bilingual Tattoos
Christina Aguilera began her career at an early age and belonged to The Mickey Mouse Club, accompanied by other celebrities. But according to her biography on Wikipedia, her great jump to fame came after recording the theme of the Disney movie Mulan in 1998, getting her a contract with RCA Records. In 1999 her single "Genie in a Bottle" was positioned as number one on the US Billboard Hot 100.
Christina met her first husband, Jordan Bratman, through her manager and the company that represented her. They started dating and three years later when they were working on her album Back To Basics, the singer announced that they were engaged, and the happy couple got married in November 2005. In 2008 the couple welcomed their first child Max Dormouse. During the years that the couple was happy, Christina decided that as a wedding gift both would get tattoos referring to their relationship in Hebrew because her husband is Jewish. "It was my wedding gift. He got 'I love CA forever' in Hebrew," she revealed. ‘For him, I got 'I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine'."
The couple divorced in 2011 and during an interview with People Christina explained the reason for their divorce: "I've grown as a woman and he's grown as a person. We were both looking for different things. We just weren't right for each other. I couldn't face living another five years together and feeling that I wasted that time being unhappy."
7 Kat Von D Didn't See The Signs With Jesse James
Katherine von Drachenberg, better known as Kat Von D, is a tattoo artist and businesswoman who rose to fame thanks to the TLC reality show, LA Ink, which allowed her to boost her career and her personal brand by launching a makeup line among other products.
According to the Blabber Mouth website, between 2008 and 2010 Kat was dating the bassist from Motley Crue, Nikki Sixx. But the couple decided to break up for personal reasons: "We are taking a break from our relationship for reasons that we will choose to keep personal. You won't find me saying a bad word about her and I don't believe vice versa… We have too much wonderful history together to ever deface that." shared Sixx on his website.
Immediately after her break up Kat started dating Sandra Bullock's ex, Jesse James, host of the TV show Monster Garage. Kat was caught up in a storm when she started dating Jesse right after he admitted to being unfaithful to the actress with different women.
But Kat seemed to have found her soulmate because in an episode of L.A. Ink Kat decided to surprise Jesse by getting a tattoo inspired by a photograph of him when he was young. Unfortunately, Kat, did not see the red flags and the couple ended in 2011.
The artist decided to make a post on her Facebook explaining everything, titled "Thank You, Jesse James" where she explained that Jesse had been unfaithful with 19 different women. Currently, Kat is married to Leafar Seyer and is pregnant with her first child.
6 Marc Anthony Moved On From JLo
Marc Anthony is an American singer, actor, record producer and television producer, known worldwide for being the king of salsa. And according to his biography on Wikipedia the five-time Latin Grammy Award winner is reputed to be charming and romantic with women.
And after a failed first marriage in 2004 with Dayanara Torres Delgado who won Miss Universe 1993, he decided to go for a second chance with his ex-girlfriend Jennifer Lopez and they married that same year after he was legally divorced from Dayanara. Marc and Jennifer seemed to be the golden couple in the music industry. In fact, the couple had twins in 2008 (Emme Maribel Muñiz and Maximilian David Muñiz).
And it must have been an intense love because Marc got the name of Jennifer on his wrist. But when they split after 7 years of marriage, the singer preferred to cover his tattoo with a different design than try to go through a laser session that would be a more painful option.
Currently, Jennifer and Marc maintain an excellent relationship. Both stars maintain their relationship as friendly exes and enjoy co-parenting their 10-year-old twins, Max and Emme. Marc is dating the 30-year-old Italian model Raffaella Modugno, while Jennifer Lopez is dating ex-baseball player Alex Rodriguez.
5 Eva Longoria Had Three Tattoos From Her Ex
We all remember Eva Longoria for her role in the acclaimed television series Desperate Housewives that was on the air from 2004 to 2012. For 8 seasons she played the role of Gabrielle Solis.
Currently, Eva is married to Jose Baston, president of Televisa and businessman. According to the website InStyle, they met in 2013 through mutual friends and though they had no chemistry the first time they met, after 6 months the spark between the two arose, and after a while dating he popped the question in Dubai. Currently, the actress is pregnant with her first child. But before Baston, the actress went through two failed marriages, the first with actor Tyler Christopher (2002 2004), followed by her marriage to Tony Parker, professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs, (2007 -2011).
However, Eva seemed to be really in love with her second husband Parker, because she not only decided to get one tattoo.
Instead she got 3 tattoos devoted to her husband on her person: their wedding date on her wrist, his jersey number (9) on the back of her neck, and his initials in an undisclosed location. After their divorce, Eva decided to undergo laser sessions to remove the tattoos.
4 Melanie Griffith Third Marriage Led To Laser Removal
Melanie Griffith is an American actress who, according to her biography in IMDb, achieved fame thanks to her role in Brian De Palma's Body Double (1984) and since then she has had a successful career as an actress in Hollywood.
Melanie has been married three times. Her first marriage was with the actor Steven Bauer, (1981-1989) with whom she had her first son, Alexander Griffith Bauer. Later she married Don Johnson, known for her role in the Miami Vice series in the '80s, with whom she had a daughter, Dakota Johnson. But then she met the Spanish actor Antonio Banderas and they tied the knot in 1996.
Being her third marriage, Melanie seemed completely in love. In fact, when they met they were both still married to their respective partners. Melanie, as a sign of her love, decided to get a tattoo of a heart on her arm, where the name of Antonio was also read.
Unfortunately after more than 15 years together and having a daughter together, Stella Banderas, the couple decided to divorce.
According to Eonline, the actress explained the reason for her failed third marriage "I think part of the reason my marriage to Antonio fell apart was because I was stuck; nobody else is to blame," she explained of their split. "It's just that I personally got stuck and I won't let that happen again, I want to enjoy life, I want to do whatever I want to do."
And regarding her tattoo, the actress underwent laser sessions to eliminate it.
3 Amber Rose Has Wiz Khalifa's Face On Her Arm
Amber Rose is an American model that gained popularity after appearing in Young Jeezy's video, Put On ft. Kanye West. She then became more notorious when she posed for Louis Vuitton print featuring West's sneaker line, in addition to having participated in several music videos for other artists such as Nicki Minaj's "Massive Attack".
Amber has shown herself to be a woman with an attractive personality, who is proud of her curves and is not afraid to say what she thinks. During an interview with Us Magazine, the model explained how she met her husband Wiz Khalifa. "Initially we met through twitter" Rose explained to Us. "He did an interview about me and the guy who interviewed him asked, 'If there was one girl in the world who would you be with?' He said 'Amber Rose,' — and then I hit him on twitter, and I said, 'That's really cute' and we fell in love!"
They began dating in 2011 and despite having been dating for a few months, the couple seemed to be madly in love. Amber quickly became pregnant with her first child and they welcomed their son Sebastian 'The Bash' Taylor Thomaz, in February 2013, and a few months later they got married.
During their relationship, Amber decided to get a tattoo of her husband's name on one of her fingers and got Wiz's face on her arm. But according to Dailymail UK, she decided to get divorced in 2014 after finding her husband with another woman.
But despite accusing each other of infidelity, both celebrities try to maintain a friendly relationship and co-parenting their son.
2 Cheryl Cole Is Still Mrs. C
Cheryl Cole is a British television celebrity and singer who rose to fame by winning a spot in Girls Aloud, a singing group of girls created through the talent show Popstars: The Rivals. But currently she is best known for being the partner of Liam Payne, a former member of the band One Direction, whom the singer met when she was part of the jury of the talent show "The X Factor". But before Liam, Cheryl was married twice.
The British singer married in 2006 with Ashley Cole, a professional footballer who played as a left-back for Los Angeles Galaxy. Cheryl seemed to be madly in love because this ink-lover decided to get a tattoo on her neck that said "Mrs. C" referring to her husband.
Unfortunately, the couple divorced in 2010 after Mr. Cole was involved in a scandal with other women. It was learned that he had been cheating on Cheryl several times. But Cheryl doesn't spend too much time single. In 2014 she married Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini, a businessman who owns a restaurant and different businesses, and according to The Sun, it was at that time that she decided to undergo the laser to erase her tattoo on her neck. However, the couple divorced in 2016, and within a few months, the singer was linked to Liam Payne with whom she has a son.
1 Denise Richards And Charlie Sheen Have Covered It Up
Denise Richard is an American actress and former model who started her career in Hollywood in television shows like Saved By The Bell or with special appearances in tv shows. Although we all remember her for her role in the 1998 film Wild Things with the actress Neve Campbell.
According to her biography on Wikipedia Denise Richard met Charlie Sheen in 1991, on the set of Loaded Weapon 1. From that moment sparks arose between them. In 2002 the couple got married and during the following years they had two daughters, Sam J. Sheen who was born on March 9, 2004, and Lola Rose Sheen who was born on June 1, 2005. Richards seemed to ignore Sheen's "Bad Boy" reputation. In fact during an interview for Us magazine, the actress said “Charlie, when I married him, he wasn’t a bad boy. He was sober for almost four years. He was a very different person. His lifestyle was very, very different. He was a former bad boy, I guess.”
And they seemed to be madly in love because she decided to get a tattoo of her husband's name on her ankle, while Charlie had the name of Richards tattooed on his wrist.
After their divorce in 2006, both modified their respective tattoos. Denise covered her with a pixie and Charlie changed the name of his ex-wife to "Winning"
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