Biggest celebrity scandals as of late
We all love reading juicy, gossipy magazine stories and the media houses love them even more! The year 2018 was quite an eventful one as far as scandals are concerned. From Kylie Jenner’s pregnancy that was made a top-secret to Ariana-Pete relationship news, the year turned out to be quite a rollercoaster for the celebs (and readers!). And it is quite surprising to see so many scandals break out within a span of twelve months! Without further ado, let’s check out the biggest celebrity scandals of 2018 now.
Nicki Minaj and Cardi B battle it out!
The two famous rappers did have tension brewing between them that started as early as 2017, but it wasn’t really an all-out war that we saw in 2018! At Harper’s Bazaar ICONS party that took place on the seventh of September, the ‘war’ officially broke out. Eyewitnesses point out that a physical altercation took place and Cardi threw her heel at Nicki Minaj, but strangely it was she who ended up getting a visible bruise on her forehead. And after the event was over, she went ahead and wrote a statement on her Instagram handle, revealing that Nicki Minaj talked rubbish about not only her parenting skills, but also her rapping career!
Nicki, however, refused the allegations, but oddly enough decided not to press any charges against Cardi. The rapper, on the September 10 episode of Queen radio show, talked about the incident, saying: “The other night I was part of something so mortifying and so humiliating to go through in front of a bunch upper echelon… people who have their life together.” However, the rapper didn’t just stop at that. She also released a march on the fourth of October that was clearly meant to mock Cardi B’s statement from the night the brawl took place!
Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin’s surprise engagement (and wedding)
2018 for sure the year of quick engagements, and when Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin announced their engagement only after dating for close to a month, in July, fans were shocked. They did actually share a brief period of romance, but that was way back in the year 2016. The fans were in for another surprise when the duo was spotted visiting a courthouse in New York City in September, adding fuel to the rumors of their marriage.
The drama didn’t just end there. There were numerous conflicting news reports that made it quite puzzling whether or not they were married, but it does seem the couple has tied the knot, as they are often seen calling each other “husband” and “wife” on quite a few occasions.
And while the two do seem happy together, Bieber apparently hasn’t been able to move over Selene just yet. According to several media outlets, when Selena was hospitalized after a mental breakdown in October the same year, the singer was seen weeping in public, and that he “felt guilty and confused” about it.
Cheating Scandal – Tristan Thompson
Even though Tristan was caught on one more than occasion having “inappropriate encounters” with women before, it was in April that the NBA star was caught cheating on KoKo with solid proof. Just a day before baby True’s birth took place, TMZ went ahead and released videos where Tristan was seen kissing and getting all cozy with a group of women that also included famous Instagram model Lani Blair.
And while Tristan and Khloe decided to stay tight-lipped regarding the entire incident for months now, Kim Kardashian couldn’t hide her displeasure for the NBA star. In a KUWTK preview, she revealed that she has unfollowed Tristan and that she hates him for what he has done. And after True was born, quite a few sources have alleged that the NBA star has cheated on KoKo multiple times.
A People source shared that as of October 15, Khloe was very much stable, happy and content with being a mother, and the anger between her and Tristan was still quite there.
Kim Kardashian comments on anorexia
July was the month when Kim Kardashian found herself in controversy over her Instagram stories. In one of the videos, Kendall could be heard, saying “No, I’m really concerned. I don’t think you’re eating.” Kim responded to her, saying “OMG, thank you!” In another video of hers, Khloe can be heard saying “You are a walking Facetune doll,” and actually called Kim “anorexic” in her waist! Kim seemed more than flattered by that, and fans were quick to respond to her apparent insensitivity.
A few months later, she finally accepted her fault and apologized on Pretty Big Deal, a podcast that is hosted by Ashley Graham. Kim said: “My intention is never to offend anyone and I really apologize if I offended anyone… I know people that have serious eating disorders that have been in and out of the hospital for 15 years, close people. So I’ve been through it, I’ve experienced it enough to have known better… It was insensitive.”
Kendall Jenner and the love triangle
The Kendall Jenner-Anwar Hadid-Ben Simmons love triangle apparently fizzled out sometime in September, but Kendall was still seen hanging out with Anwar, her BFF’s brother – a lot. Okay, let us rewind a bit. Kendall Jenner and Philadelphia 76er were dating in and around May when the couple was spotted having lunch dates and riding bikes together. However, in early June, Kendall was seen making out with the eighteen-year-old model during a CFDA after party. So, we can safely assume that she split with the NBA star, right? Well, not quite!
After being caught publicly, one of the People sources confirmed that Kendall isn’t really looking for a serious relationship, but is enjoying her singlehood. And throughout the summer she was seen cozying it up with the NBA player and even attended some family gatherings alongside him. However, somewhere around the end of August, a source claimed that the couple eventually broke up because of scheduling conflicts.
And just after a couple of days, Kendall was spotted with none other than Anwar! After enjoying their time in Europe, they were pictured with giant hickeys on different occasions. While the two of them are yet to confirm (or deny!) the relationship, the couple seems to be enjoying themselves!
Younes Bendjima and Kourtney Kardashian – the breakup drama
Even though there’s a fourteen-year age difference between the two, Younes and Kourtney did look great together – until the relationship lasted. After meeting for the first time in October 2016, they not only posted some really intimate Instagram posts, but also attended a number of family gatherings together. However, in March 2018, things started turning bad for the duo. Kourtney didn’t stop at just unfollowing Younes on Instagram, she even deleted her own profile for a brief period. Oddly, the couple was still together and was going strong!
Now, a few months after Younes denied all the allegations of cheating leveled against him, the two of them had a public spat on Instagram. On one instance, Kourtney posted a picture of her baring her booty, and Younes was quick to take a jab at her, saying “that’s what you need to show to get likes?” Well, that was indeed rude. A few weeks later, TMZ claimed that they broke up, and the model was seen cuddling with a Hooters waitress, Jordan Ozuna.
And this drama was far from over! The exes were seen hanging out in Malibu in the early days of September! So, what’s the big deal in this? Well, Kourtney was spotted with her new beau this time, none other than model Luka Sabbat. And if this wasn’t confusing enough, she was again seen with a Younes lookalike a couple of days later! A source claimed that Kourt is currently single and isn’t dating Luka. Well, seems like the KUWTK star’s relationship status is going to remain TBD for a while!
Noah Cyrus and Lil Xan’s relationship drama
Well, we were never really sure if this couple actually dated or not. The two apparently started dating sometime in June, when Lil Xan supposedly slipped in Cyrus’s DMs. But even after releasing a romantic track that they worked on, and later making the relationship status official, the whole thing still went downhill!
In early September, the Make Me singer posted a cute picture of her and Ookay on Instagram, which made Lil go crazy with his stories where he alleged that she was cheating on him and that he felt used. Noah was quick to respond on Twitter and Instagram both, that she never cheated on anybody, and it was, in fact, him who was cheating! Apparently, she had seen a hickey on Lil Xan’s neck.
And after a tiring battle that went on for quite some time, Lil Xan did accept on Instagram Live that the whole relationship was nothing but fake and was actually set up by none other than Columbia Records! However, adding another twist to the story, the claim was denied not only by Columbia Records but also Noah! A few days later, Noah posted the apology DM she got from the girl who gave her ex the hickey! Well, the exes still cannot get over it and can be seen presenting their own views as to why their relationship actually ended.
Jeffree Star and the YouTube drama – all of it!
We don’t really think there is anybody left with whom Jeffree hasn’t fought with this year! Well, this famous YouTuber isn’t really unfamiliar to drama, but the year 2018 was surely the craziest of all the years. The spats began as early as the month of February when he mocked Kylie Jenner, who removed him from the press list of Kylie Cosmetics. After a few months, in July, he went on to accuse Huda Kattan that she stole the packaging concept from Beauty Bakerie brand and made it Huda Beauty packaging!
In the same month, Shane Dawson released the documentary series that was based on Jeffree and his past secrets, known as Jeffree’s World. Gabriel Zamora was quick to pounce on that opportunity and call out Jeffree for his racist comments made around a decade ago. This triggered Jeffree’s fans who then found some very offensive tweets that Gabriel made himself, along with those of Manny MUA, Laura, and even Nikita Dragun. Ultimately, he dropped a video where he apologized as well!
And as though this whole drama wasn’t enough, he wore cornrows in the new cosmetics campaign he launched in September, which not only angered fans but also Jackie Alina. She not only called him out for his racist tweets but also gave a new spark to her feud with him. Barely a month had passed when Jeffree got into trouble with YouTube star Thomas Halbert, who actually accused Jeffree of being racist! Jeffree shot back soon, obviously! And though he hinted that things would be better; we are still waiting for that!
Fifth Harmony breakup
When Fifth Harmony decided to part ways by announcing the “indefinite hiatus” way back in March, their fans were left shocked. But most of them should have seen this coming, especially after 5H decided to cancel their Australian tour way back in February itself. And add to that the fact that Normani Kordei and Lauren Jauregui got to sign their individual music deals, and one should have been able to put two and two together. Sadly, that wasn’t the case for Harmonizers.
The remaining members of 5H posted a message that said that they were all trying to focus on their individual careers, and as a result of that, the six-year-old 5H had to be split. They even went ahead and thanked all their fans for standing by them through thick and thin, and gave a slight hint at a possible future reunion of the group. It genuinely seemed as though there wasn’t any bad blood among the 5H. But can that be said about Camila as well? Well, that’s completely another story altogether!
Tiffany Haddish takes a dig at Fifth Harmony!
2018’s VMAs was so interesting, and it got even better when the comedian presenting the awards took a dig at 5H and Camila Cabello. After she was done butchering her name, she said, “Camila Cabello is here nominated for 5 awards. For all the fans watching at home.. heyyy Fifth Harmony!” Well, that was quite awkward, to be honest. However, it didn’t really end at that!
When Nicki Minaj was invited on stage for accepting the Best Hip Hop Video award, she not only clapped at the presenter but also said: “Don’t be coming for Fifth Harmony because Normani is that bitch!” Well, that as indeed a bit too much. She also made fun of her when she said that Normani’s song “Love Lies” was actually a more popular song than Camila’s song “Havana”. Moments after that, Lauren Jauregui and Normani tweeted their responses.
Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid’s difficult relationship
Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid, or “Zigi”, as paparazzi like to call them, actually started dating sometime in late 2015, and they were going strong for most of that part. The keyword here is “most”! Well, they did go through some really rough patches during this time. For instance, in March of 2018, a reputed newspaper reported that Zigi had broken up, and soon after the post became public, the two decided to post their own tweets regarding the same. In fact, the duo even unfollowed each other on Instagram (Zayn even unfollowed Gigi’s mom, Yolanda!). Well, sad.
However, around a month or so later, TMZ caught the couple making out in the public. And as if the whole scenario wasn’t confusing enough, Zayn said in one of his interviews that they do not need any kind of label regarding their relationship status. But things became much clearer when Gigi posted a cute picture of the singer on her Instagram, which made it quite clear that the couple was together again. A month later, in July, a fan account made a big revelation saying that Zigi was nothing but fake and for “promotion!”, and that Zayn wasn’t going to follow her or go ahead and post any pictures of her on his Instagram handle. While this was expected to be ignored, Gigi actually responded and said that she didn’t need Zayn’s follow because apparently “[her] eyes are tattooed to his chest”.
Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande – engagement that escalated to breakup!
Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson perhaps made more news than any other couple in 2018. Right from their sudden announcement about the engagement to the shocking breakup, the relationship had the drama of a soap opera for sure! Let’s go back a few months to understand the whole story. The two started dating sometime in May, and that was right after they had broken up. And add to that, they decided to get engaged for not even dating for three weeks completely!
The couple shared a cozy and great romance all throughout the summer – they got themselves matching tattoos inked to their bodies, got a pig as a pet, and even decided to move into a brand-new NYC apartment worth over $16 million.
The fans sensed something was amiss when they heard the news of Mac Miller dying a tragic death after he overdosed on the 8th of September. And while Ari was fully supportive of Pete in public, rumors started doing rounds when the actor was seen with his covered-up tattoo on the 10th of October. And finally, on the 14th of the same month, the two called off the engagement. A news source revealed that Mac’s death was the main reason behind the split and that both parties are relieved that the relationship is over.
Kylie Jenner and the top-secret pregnancy
Probably the most talked about event of the year, the birth of Kylie’s daughter, Stormi Webster on the fourth of February was quite interesting news, to say the least. The rumors started doing rounds way back in September 2017, when she was seen and snapped wearing baggy attire. She also dropped quite a few hints here and there on social media platforms such as Instagram and Snapchat, where she is quite active. For instance, she would often post pink photos that clearly were an indication that she was about to have a baby girl. However, she didn’t reveal the secret well until November, when she decided to lash out at the paparazzi for editing pictures in order to give her a pregnant look in those photos. However, she never denied that she wasn’t having a baby.
She kept a low profile for the next few months, and she hardly stepped out in public. In fact, some fans even made speculations that she was carrying not hers but Kim’s baby! However, the news became clearer sometime in January when several news outlets reported that she was indeed pregnant. It was then when she finally revealed the pregnancy – posting a video that documented her pregnancy.
And if this wasn’t enough, netizens started speculating that Stormi was actually fathered by none other than Tim Chung, Kylie’s bodyguard! Well, this rumor was shot down by Tim himself, we do have to admit that Stormi and Tim do look quite similar!