Pile on the turkey, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, and DRAMA!
We’ve had a lot of celeb scandals in the last 365 days — so take a break from family time (you probably need it, LOLz) and scroll through our perfectly curated list of OMG moments from the last year! Don’t worry, they’re abridged versions. These sagas are complicated AF!
We have a feeling you’ll be thankful for many things after reading what these stars have been through!
Jordyn Woods / Tristan Thompson / Khloé Kardashian
This was honestly a gift for many reasons, and we know Khloé Kardashian is thankful! She was finally able to break free from Tristan Thompson‘s d**k spell after it was revealed he and Kylie Jenner‘s BFF Jordyn Woods spent the night partying together and shared a kiss.
Following the February revelation, there was a ton of back and fourth between the three celebs. Kylie lost a BFF, and Jordyn even appeared on Red Table Talk to share her side of the drama. Since then, Khloé has thrown her sole focus on daughter True Thompson, and Tristan has attempted to win his baby momma back time and time again.
Ultimately she has moved on, but the scars are definitely still there for all involved!
Operation Varsity Blues
This one is a doozie! A slew of rich parents were caught in a massive FBI investigation called Operation Varsity Blues, where they stand accused of doing things like doctor SAT results, falsify athletic records, and more to get their kids an easy pass into various universities and colleges. Many parents apparently paid $200,000 and up to $6.5 million in alleged bribes.
Two of those parents just happened to be famous — Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman. For what it’s worth, Huffman took the high road and declared she was guilty of paying $15K to allow her daughter more time for testing AND having a proctor alter her answers for a higher score. She served a 14 day sentence, agreed to pay a $30,000 fine, be under one-year of probation, and perform 250 hours of community service.
Lori and her husband Mossimo Giuliani, however, are still maintaining their innocence and have plead not guilty to the charges of conspiring to commit mail fraud, money laundering, and conspiring to commit federal programs bribery. They are accused of paying $500K for false athletic documents so their daughters Olivia Jade and Isabella Rose could attend USC as crew recruits — despite never playing the sport. 2020 is going to be an exciting (and terrifying) time for the former Fuller House star and her fashion designer beau. They face A TON of potential prison time for the alleged crimes.
Royal Family Tea
While Meghan Markle and Prince Harry had an exciting year, becoming first time parents to Master Archie, the drama surrounding them, royal customs, familial rifts, and prying press have been anything but ideal for the young couple.
The family, specifically Prince William and Harry, have also spoke openly about not seeing eye to eye on certain things. We mean, Will is in line for the throne, so we have a feeling he’s very by the book, as Harry has always been a wild child! Couple that with the feud reports between Meghan and Kate Middleton — and we’ve got ourselves lots of juicy rumors!
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have also been steadfast on breaking away from Queen Elizabeth‘s hold, dashing many traditions. Additionally, the duo have been duking it out with British press over a letter Meghan sent to her father before her wedding, as well as false reports about excessive spending.
The court cases are just heating up, so he have a lot yet to be exposed! At least Meghan and Harry will be spending the holidays in Los Angeles, away from all the U.K. chaos!
Wendy Williams’ Messy Divorce
Wendy Williams is usually dishing out the tea, but in 2019 she was front and center for a scandal involving her very own family! The talk show host’s now ex-husband, Kevin Hunter, fathered a love child with his young masseuse — and s**t hit the fan.
Kev, who executive produced his wife’s show, was swiftly given the boot, and Wendy moved into a sober halfway house to battle ongoing demons associated with addiction. Since the chaos unfolded, Wendy seems to be doing good — she’s dating younger men, and enjoying life.
Hopefully things will go a lot smoother for her next year!
Jussie Smollett Scandal
In January, Empire actor Jussie Smollett claimed he was attacked by two masked men in Chicago, where bleach was allegedly tossed on him and a noose was tied around his neck. He also alleged they yelled “MAGA Country” before fleeing the scene. At first, the public rallied around the openly gay actor and supported him after suffering from the alleged hate crime. Fast forward a few days, and Jussie’s story started getting looser and looser with new evidence coming to light. Two brothers, Ola and Abel Osundairo, were labeled as “persons of interest” before claiming the star paid them to help him stage the attack.
Jussie was ultimately arrested, charged with filing a false police report. In court, he pled not guilty for lying about the alleged attack. Police claim the star staged the incident in an effort to generate publicity because he was dissatisfied with his Empire salary.
Chicago P.D. was shocked after the 16 felony charges against the 37-year-old were dropped in March — a decision that prompted the City of Chicago to file a civil lawsuit against the actor to recoup $130,000 in overtime costs stemming from the high-profile investigation. Oh and thanks to the scandal, Smollett was cut from Empire entirely.
Currently, Jussie is suing Chicago for malicious prosecution!! And he’s still claiming complete innocence. Can’t wait to see how this one pans out!
Miley Cyrus / Liam Hemsworth
Ok, this was such a rollercoaster to watch unfold. Hold on tight as we dive in to the end of Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus‘ decade-long relationship.
As most of you know, Miam met on the set of their movie The Last Song in 2009. They fell deeply in love, got engaged, and ended up breaking things off in 2013. Then, Miley went through her Bangerz era, and Liam did his solo thing for a while. The pair eventually reunited in 2016, making all of their shippers’ wildest dreams come true! They got married in an intimate 2018 ceremony and we all thought things were picture perfect… until this summer!
Miley’s rep abruptly announces their separation in August, and then she’s spotted with Brody Jenner‘s ex-wife Kaitlynn Carter getting handsy on a yacht in Italy. The internet literally goes WILD, as the pair post all over Instagram. Liam retreats to Australia to get away from the press madness.
More info comes out about their breakup — like Miley was the one who initiated it because she was tired of Liam’s hard partying ways. Oh, and she released the song Slide Away, which directly references their crash and burn. After this, Hemsworth files for divorce citing the ever popular “irreconcilable differences”. Miley then goes on a Twitter tirade, slamming reports she cheated on Liam.
Among all of this, Kait and Miles hot and heavy fling fizzles out, and the singer was soon spotted with Aussie hunk Cody Simpson. Liam was also seen seemingly moving on with Australian actress Maddison Brown. Although there were some Miley and Cody split reports, both couples appear to be thriving!
See, we told you it was a rollercoaster! All that and MORE happened in a three month span! LOLz!
What was your favorite scandal this year?? Let us know in the comments (below), Perezcious readers! And have a happy Thanksgiving!
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