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Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 04/ 9/2010

Friday List: From Tiger to Tiki -- the worst relationship indiscretions in (recent) celebrity history

By Liz Kelly

Tiger Woods, Jesse James, Tiki Barber... What do these men have in common? Well, if you ask their exes the answer would likely be a variation on "the guy's a dog." No matter how much we may admire their professional prowess (or ability to transform a clunker into a "monster machine"), all three have traded fame for infamy thanks to extra-marital dalliances. (See Woods, Tiger; James, Jesse; and Barber, Tiki)

Which got us thinking about celebrity infidelities. Not to get all tabloid up in here, but with the recent outbreak of cheating scandals and power couple bust-ups we thought it was time to list the top 15 recent celebrity relationship indiscretions.

To see our picks, click through the gallery below...

Then vote your conscience in our handy-dandy ranking poll...

By Liz Kelly  | April 9, 2010; 10:47 AM ET
Categories:  Celebrities, Friday Lists  | Tags:  Jesse James, Tiger Woods, Tiki Barber, celebrity couples, celebrity splits  
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I guess that black men/white women thing is more than racist clap-trap, huh?

Posted by: ronjaboy | April 9, 2010 11:47 AM | Report abuse

Why is Grant and Letterman even on this list? Neither were married at the time...

Posted by: dcdoug | April 9, 2010 12:03 PM | Report abuse

But Letterman was living with the mother of his child/his long term partner.

Posted by: mcleve | April 9, 2010 12:05 PM | Report abuse

I think that anyone that leaves a pregnant wife is worse than someone that leaves a hot wife or someone that cheats with hookers & various other groupie types.

Which is why I gotta put Billy Crudup & Tiki Barber above Tiger & Jesse & the rest.

Posted by: wadejg | April 9, 2010 12:10 PM | Report abuse

I think I'd have to give Steve McNair at least a (dis)honorable mention. An indiscretion that leaves you in the morgue is not to be lightly dismissed.

Posted by: bobsewell | April 9, 2010 12:32 PM | Report abuse

South Park has pretty much said everything that needs to be said on this subject. Clearly, we are looking at attacks from alien wizards.

Posted by: DCCubefarm | April 9, 2010 12:32 PM | Report abuse

I'm not sure which disgusts me more: Jesse James' cheating, or finding out (TMI! TMI!!!) what he's into. Ew.

Posted by: Californian11 | April 9, 2010 12:50 PM | Report abuse

But Letterman was living with the mother of his child/his long term partner.

Posted by: mcleve

Oh,OK. Didn't know that much...

Posted by: dcdoug | April 9, 2010 1:13 PM | Report abuse

Where is Paul Newman?

Posted by: jezebel3 | April 9, 2010 1:17 PM | Report abuse

Clearly, Tiki is the worst for leaving his pregnant wife. Ahhh, the sanctity of marriage.

Posted by: mediajunky | April 9, 2010 1:25 PM | Report abuse

Where is Paul Newman?


Posted by: Nosy_Parker | April 9, 2010 1:29 PM | Report abuse

all are equally sickening... creepy people with no respect or strength to be honest... one affair to 15 affairs with a nanny, a hooker or a school teacher... man or woman. Yuck!

Posted by: shejoy | April 9, 2010 1:30 PM | Report abuse

Meg Ryan should not be on the list. Dennis Quad was an alcoholic who cheated on her repeatedly. She may not have made a good choice but she wasn't the only sinner in that marriage.

Posted by: listener1 | April 9, 2010 1:45 PM | Report abuse

Hello...John Edwards??? How did he not make this list?

Posted by: londonmom | April 9, 2010 2:00 PM | Report abuse

londonmom, we could add so many pols: Sanford, Spitzer, Ensign, Gingrich.

And the the figurative granddaddy of 'em all, John Schmitz of John Birch Society (I mean Orange County), California, who defiantly defended having a secret second family as part of his masculine prerogative. One of his kids by his marriage grew up to be Mary Kay Letourneau (and her dad's misbehavior didn't mess HER up much, did it?).

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | April 9, 2010 2:08 PM | Report abuse

Ditto on John Edwards . . . or do we need a separate poll for politicans only? For example . . .

John Edwards
Mark Sanford
John Ensign
Eliot Spitzer
Larry Craig
Jack Ryan
Mark Foley
David Vitter
Vito Fosella

I'm sure there are more we could add . . .

Posted by: pfallsgirl | April 9, 2010 2:11 PM | Report abuse

Politicians are not celebrities. And, we'd likely be better off if more people realized that.

Posted by: MStreet1 | April 9, 2010 3:01 PM | Report abuse

MStreet, maybe the real problem is that too many politicians think they ARE celebrities, with all the perks thereto appertaining.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | April 9, 2010 3:33 PM | Report abuse

Guys, take a look at the picture of Meg Ryan in the gallery. Did she steal Jay Leno's chin, or what?

And note that Liz did not put Angelina Jolie on the list alongside Brad Pitt. Liz, are you wearing a Team Angie shirt over that baby bump?

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | April 9, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

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