Celebrity scandals are what I live for. Okay, that is a slight exaggeration. But I love the thrill of knowing a new piece of gossip that lowers the level of perfection my fav celebrities have and makes them seem more human. 2017 was a pretty good year for celebrity scandals, but the celebrity scandals of 2018 did not disappoint. From feuds with the President to cheating scandals, 2018 was a dramatic AF year. Personally, I’m just glad it’s almost over. Then again, I said that about 2017, and 2018 turned out to be a way worse year. Well, whatever. I guess I have no way of knowing. Anyway, in no particular order, here were the biggest celebrity scandals of 2018.
1. Stormy Daniels Vs. Donald Trump
The year started off with a BANG. On January 12, the Wall Street Journal disclosed that Trump’s lawyer paid Stormy $130,000 of hush money a month before the 2016 elections. After this was publicized, it snowballed into a major scandal, as it always does when Trump is involved. In October, Stormy appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live and disclosed some juicy gossip. If you want to know what the President’s penis looks like, I highly recommend watching it (if you haven’t already), or you can read this article where we broke it down. Or—and this is what I recommend—you could do neither and live your life in a relative state of bliss, never knowing the details of our president’s penis.
2. Tristan Thompson Cheatin
In April, a day before Khloé Kardashian gave birth to their daughter True, TMZ released videos of Tristan cheating on Koko. There had been rumors in the past of Tristan cheating, but it takes a real a**hole to cheat on his girlfriend WHILE SHE IS IN LABOR. While the couple has stayed rather hush-hush about the major scandal, Kim Kardashian (thank god) couldn’t keep her opinions to herself. She said, “I hate him. Sorry not sorry.” You bet I’m watching this season of KUWTK to see all the drama unfold.
3. Allison Mack Sex Trafficking Scandal
WTF. Former Smallville actress Allison Mack was charged with sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy, and forced labor conspiracy for her involvement with the organization NXIVM. Women were recruited to join the alleged sex cult that was branded as “a female mentorship group that addressed their weaknesses.” Well, that’s one way to put it. She is currently out on a $5 million bond and under house arrest in her parents’ California home. And my parents wouldn’t even let me come home if I got a public urination ticket.
4. The Markle Family Drama
Every family has their fair share of drama when it comes time for a wedding. But Meghan and Harry’s wedding had a unique set of dramatic events. First, Meghan’s half-sister, Samantha Markle, started commenting on multiple “mistakes” she believes Meghan has been making. Rightfully so, Meghan decided the only family members to be invited to her wedding would be her father and mother. But wait, there’s more (obvs). After news broke that Meghan’s father staged photos for the paparazzi to take of him and earned some money, he decided he would not be attending the wedding “because he was getting heart surgery that same day”. I guess becoming a princess really isn’t as glamorous as I thought.
5. Kylie Jenner’s Secret Pregnancy
This list wouldn’t be complete without the most ULTIMATE secret celebrity pregnancy of all time. Although rumors started circulating in September 2017, Kylie’s pregnancy was not *officially* revealed until the birth of her daughter, Stormi, in February through an incredible video. But that didn’t stop fans from coming up with the most absurd theories for her pregnancy, including that she was Kim’s surrogate or her baby daddy was actually her bodyguard. Nonetheless, this was one of the biggest celebrity scandals of the year.
6. Nicki Minaj and Cardi B… Still
The drama between Cardi B and Nicki Minaj has been brewing since early 2017, but the real tea spilled at the Harper’s Bazaar ICONS party on September 7, 2018. A physical fight broke out at New York Fashion Week, where Cardi threw her heel at Nicki, but ended up with a bruise on her own face. Like, LMK how that happens. The feud is never-ending. It even led Cardi to post some nasty words about Nicki on Instagram. The timeline of their fight is too exhausting to even think about so read all the details here.
7. Roseanne, The Racist
Twitter tends to be the source of many large scandals these days, and TBH, I’m not mad about it. But the glory of the internet is that even though something may be deleted, we can always find it. On May 28th, Roseanne took to Twitter to address Valerie Jarett, Barack Obama’s adviser, and wrote “Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby = vj.” ABC worked fast and canceled her show revival immediately and released a statement explaining that her views do not align with theirs. She then got dropped by her talent agent and Roseanne reruns were no longer showed on Viacom channels. What did Roseanne have to say about this? She blames the tweets on the Ambien she had taken. Which literally nobody believed, and even the creators of Ambien clarified is not a real side effect.
People of all races, religions and nationalities work at Sanofi every day to improve the lives of people around the world. While all pharmaceutical treatments have side effects, racism is not a known side effect of any Sanofi medication.
— Sanofi US (@SanofiUS) May 30, 2018
When you get burned by a pharmaceutical company, take every seat.
Images: Giphy (2); @iamcardib / Instagram ; SanofiUS / Twitter
Looks like Duchess Meghan Markle’s dad, Thomas, is back to his old tricks of making his daughter’s newfound royalty all about him. Since he was unfortunately unable to attend his daughter’s wedding and perhaps the most important wedding of this year (besides Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson of course), he had to come back to stir up some trouble. Here’s all the unsettling things he recently said in an interview on Piers Morgan’s talk show.
1) Prince Harry is “an Interesting Guy”
This might seem harmless, but Mr. Markle mentions with an averted gaze that the man he gave permission to marry his daughter is “interesting,” which is how I describe my worst ex when I run into his friends at the 24-hour deli.
2) Prince Harry Told Him to “Give Trump a Chance”
Mr. Markle told Morgan that he discussed Trump with Prince Harry which is first of all, pretty strange. It seems unlikely that Prince Harry would disclose his personal opinions on American politics to even his wife’s father in a casual phone conversation, but maybe he was feeling adventurous? When Morgan pried further on the Trump issue, Mr. Markle added that he hopes that Prince Harry is no longer a Trump supporter, but he may have been at the time they spoke.
3) Prince Harry is Open to Brexit
Mr. Markle said that Prince Harry described Brexit as something that “we had to try” and that he thinks his son-in-law is “open to the experiment.” This could be true, but even if Prince Harry is the most hardcore Brexit and Trump fan, sporting a red cap that says “Make Britain Great Again,” the British Royal family is incredibly careful to never disclose their personal opinions on internal affairs.
Prince Harry spoke to Thomas Markle about #Brexit. His father-in-law tells @GMB Harry thinks Brexit is ‘an experiment’ that ‘we have to try’.
All a little too close to the political debate for the Royal Family … pic.twitter.com/hyLDyGjaYd
— Chris Ship (@chrisshipitv) June 18, 2018
All of this politics talk is a BFD for a member of the Royal Family, because they’re supposed to stay away from politics in general and focus on more important things, like corgis and hats.
4) His One Condition for Marrying His Daughter Was That Harry Never Abuses Her
Of course no father wants his daughter to become a victim of domestic violence, but if she’s marrying into a very public royal family, it would seem like there would be other concerns. Mr. Markle said that he gave Meghan’s hand to Prince Harry over the phone and that he told him to promise “he’ll never raise your hand against my daughter and of course I give you my permission.” So as long as a man doesn’t hit, anything goes! Is this 1910?
In brighter news, he says Meghan wants kids, so look out for that:
WORLD EXCLUSIVE: ’She has wanted children for a long time’ – Thomas Markle #GMB pic.twitter.com/XYg7O4P8gW
— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) June 18, 2018
5) He Thinks of Himself at a Footnote in History
For a man that got caught selling photos to paparazzi, it’s no surprise he enjoys the spotlight. When discussing his sadness for not being able to attend his daughter’s wedding due to a heart condition, he said “the unfortunate thing now is that I’m a footnote in one of the greatest moments in history instead of a dad walking his daughter down the aisle.” This is sad, and we do genuinely feel for you, Mr. Markle. However, this isn’t about you.
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