Last week, the geniuses at Taiwan’s Next Media Animation speculated that the Governator’s fondness for “groping” may have been behind Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver’s split. As it turns out, they weren’t too far off base – Schwarzenegger revealed today that he fathered a child with a member of his household’s staff 10 years ago. LIFE.com is taking his confession as an opportunity to revisit previous incidents of celebrity infidelity in a 29-slide gallery called “Cheating Scandals of the Stars.” We begin with Arnold before moving on to the likes of Jesse James, Tiger Woods, Jude Law, LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian – both of whom were married when they began seeing each other – and Elizabeth Taylor, whose escapades were too numerous to be confined to just one slide.
Which of these scandals shocked you the most when you first learned about it?
Though it’s the newest one on the list, personally, I’d have to go with Schrivernegger. Over the years, so many articles had been written about the couple’s rock-solid, odd-couple marriage that I thought they’d be together forever. Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon would be a close second; I’d been rooting for those crazy kids since the days of Cruel Intentions. What say you, PopScandalWatchers?