Our Love Beat A Scandal: Latinas Who Stood By Their Man

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    Nothing tests the strength of a celebrity couple’s bond more than an explosive, tabloid-hitting scandal. The majority of couples opt to just end things and walk away with what little dignity they have left. It’s a very select few that choose to publicly stand by their guilty partner and stick it out. As morbidly fascinated onlookers, we can only wonder at what behind-the-scenes torturing is going on at home, out of the public eye.

    There’s no denying that one of the top cheating scandals to ever hit the sports circuit came courtesy of Mr. Kobe Bryant. For 10 years the All-Star NBA player was married to his Mexican-American wife Vanessa Laine, having proposed to her when she was a 17-year-old high school student. For the first two years it was smooth sailing for this young couple’s marriage, that is until the summer of 2003 when Kobe was arrested in connection with a sexual assault investigation. A 19-year-old hotel employee accused Kobe of raping her in his hotel room. Bryant went on to admit to having had a sexual encounter with the woman, but denied the rape allegation. Eventually, prosecutors dropped the case after his accuser refused to testify and settled the civil suit out of court. Even after such a devastatingly embarrassing scandal Vanessa stood by her husband, presumably with the hope of keeping her family together. While to the public all seemed to have gone back to normal after the rape-accusation talk died out, an equally scandalous mess was brewing in the Bryant household. In December 2011 Vanessa exposed the fact that throughout their entire marriage Kobe had been unfaithful to her with over 100 women. Vanessa went on to file divorce papers, citing “irreconcilable differences,” and asked for joint legal and physical custody of their two daughters.

    The two are said to have later reached an amicable divorce agreement and have “resolved all issues incident to their divorce privately,” they still remain very much together and seem to be happily raising their two daughters: Natalia Diamante, 9, and Gianna Maria-Onore, 6. According to sources, Kobe decided to win back Vanessa and make the relationship work not only for the sake of his daughters, but also because Vanessa was never asked to sign a prenuptial agreement allowing for her to walk away with half of the millions he has earned in the past decade.

     

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    Another beautiful couple that survived a seriously nasty scandal was Sofia Vergara and her fiancé Nick Loeb. Just this past June Sofia’s on-again-off-again boyfriend got caught up in the mother of all sex scandals, which included strippers, orgies, prostitutes and drugs. The National Enquirer reported that Nick is a “sex addict” who engages in multi-partner orgies and loves to frequent strip clubs. To add insult to injury, the tabloid magazine featured interviews from two prostitutes who claim to know the actress’ future husband, way too well. The prostitutes revealed that Sofia is totally “in the dark” when it comes to her boyfriend’s alleged behavior. “Nick just can’t get enough. He’ll party with anyone from two to five girls, usually in luxury hotel penthouses, with porn playing on all the TVs, lines of cocaine laid out and liquor flowing like water,” one of the women, named Bianca, told the Enquirer. “Sofia would call in the middle of an orgy,” Cindy, the other prostitute, claims. “Nick would grab his cell phone and bolt. When he got back, I asked, ‘Does Sofia know what you’re doing?’ He said, ‘No way! She’d kill me.’” Of course Nick immediately came forward to deny the allegations telling Page Six: “I am mortified that false illicit behavior has been attributed to me. It’s hurtful and unfair. My first priority is to protect the people I love, and I hope they are not impacted by these lies and irresponsible reports.” Since then, Nick and Sofia seem to have decided to leave the past behind them and move to the next level. Just one month after this explosive report was published, the aspiring politician proposed to the “Modern Family” star while they were celebrating her 40th birthday with her family out in Mexico.

    Sex scandals are not limited to young couples. Back in 2002, Gloria Estefan and her producer husband Emilio Estefan Jr. who have been married sine 1976, found themselves trying to smooth out a major kink in their marriage when Venezuelan actor Juan Carlos Diaz sought a restraining order against Emilio, accusing him of threats and unwanted sexual advances. According to the soap opera actor, Emilio had threatened him, “touched him in an unwanted manner” at a gym, and had also asked him for sexual favors over a two-year time period. An upset Emilio denied the allegations through his lawyer and labeled the actor an unwanted trespasser who was harassing him and his family. Emilio went on to say that the allegations were unfounded, scandalous remarks and even called a press conference to address the scandal personally. “I am not gay. I love my family and I love my wife,” Emilio said during the press conference accompanied by his Grammy-winning wife. The accuser who at one point was arrested after he trespassed onto the couple’s Star Island mansion, was later slapped by Emilio with a one-million-dollar defamation lawsuit in which Emilio claimed that he was humiliated by the allegations and his reputation had been tarnished. Needless to say to the Estefans stood together in denying the allegations and the couple is still together today.

    Nothing brings more scandal to a couple than a husband revealing to his wife that he has a child she didn’t know existed. In July 2011 Salma Hayek was the victim of exactly that when supermodel Linda Evangelista revealed that Salma’s husband, Francois-Henri Pinault, is the father of her 5-year-old son Augustin James. Once the cat was out of the bag the supermodel decided that she would drag her disgustingly rich baby’s daddy into court to pay up all that backed-up child support she was owed for the four years she’d refused to reveal who the father was. The two went to court in an attempt to work out a child support agreement and that’s when the scandal got really messy. Linda, who was looking to take Salma’s hubby for $46,000 in monthly child-support, revealed that the French billionaire had “suggested she terminate the pregnancy.” Francois responding by revealing that he was “not involved in the decision” to have the child, but assured Linda he would “recognize the baby.” In this case, the Mexican actress played the loyal wife and not only stood by her man, but has all the while kept mum about the situation. At the time of writing she has yet to publicly address her husband’s baby-mama drama. In Salma’s defense, we must note that there was no issues of infidelity in this mess since Linda’s son was born in October 2006 and his half-sister, Salma’s daughter Valentina, was born a year and a half later.

    In each instance we can’t really tell the reason why the humiliated party decided to stay, forgive and forget. It might have to do with saving millions, salvaging the years you put into a relationship, or simply allowing love to conquer all, overcoming un tremendo escandalo. Good luck to them all, we say!

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