2023 has been the year of numerous celebrity shenanigans that could rival even the best-selling blockbuster movie. The year has shown how messy our favs can be, from leaked chats to adultery and even social media posts that broke down Twitter. Grab your popcorn and settle in as we roll out 2023’s top 5 celebrity scandals that shook the world.
Donald Trump and His Unending List of Crimes
In a book she wrote in 2019, E. Jean Carroll accused former President Donald Trump of sexually assaulting her in the mid-1990s. She sued Trump for defamation and sexual battery and requested $10m in damages. Guess Trump’s reaction?
He denied knowing Carroll and called her a Whackjob on his Truth Social Media. This happened amid his ongoing political campaign for an election. After countless tussles, Trump was proven guilty in May 2023, and Carroll was awarded $5 million in damages.
Another fine addition to Taylor Swift’s Ex-files
Rumors began to fly when Taylor switched her usual “Folklore” love song to a sad one in one of her 2023 Eras Tour shows. Although Taylor kept her romantic relationship private, she has written numerous love tracks about her ex, Joe Alwyn.
Fans worldwide were surprised by the breakup of American pop star Taylor Swift and her longtime boyfriend, Joe Alwyn. A source close to the former couple said the breakup was due to their personality differences. However, they remain friends.
The Wolverine Made the News, and It’s Not For Killing Villains
Hugh Jackman resurfaced in the tabloids, and the reasons are not-so-happy. Hugh and Deborra-Lee Furness announced their split after 27 years of marriage. In an exclusive statement, they thanked everyone who has helped them in the last 27 years and acknowledged the moments they shared as a couple.
They then highlighted the need to seek and pursue individual growth and seek the support of others in these hard times. This news came as a shock to fans and Hollywood, as this marriage seemed to stand the test of time in the industry.
The Breakup Bug Strikes Once Again
Billie Eilish and Jesse Rutherford were not spared from the breakup bug of 2023. This couple got together in October 2022 and have openly expressed their love for one another. However, their love wasn’t enough to sustain their relationship.
Billie announced her breakup with her boyfriend in May 2023. Contrary to the cheating rumors in the news, Eilish confirmed that they split amicably and debunked that none of them cheated.
Gwyneth Paltrow Can Finally Breathe A Sigh of Relief
2023 witnessed another historic event: the end of the Gwyneth Paltrow lawsuit that has been ongoing since 2019. The 4-year tussle between Gwyneth and her accuser finally came to an end in a courtroom.
Terry Sanderson accused Gwyneth of causing a crash that injured him at a ski resort in 2016. The 76-year-old man demanded $300,000 in damages for bodily harm. This prompted Gwyneth to countersue Sanderson, requesting $1 in damages and reimbursement of all her legal expenses. She won.