2018 was dramatic AF guys. There were celebrity scandals left, right and centre, and we were low-key living for it. There was some serious tea spilled this year causing some of the biggest scandals we’ve witnessed for quite a while. From Kylie’s secret pregnancy to Ariana and Pete’s whirlwind romance and split, we’ve rounded up 10 of the most dramatic scandals to happen this year. *sips tea*
Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson’s engagement and split
Ariana and Pete’s relationship turned out to be the most talked about celeb coupling of the whole year. The pair got together in May, both having split with their exes weeks before, then suddenly announced they were engaged after only three, yes three, weeks of dating. They got matching tattoos and even adopted a pig all for it to abruptly end in October. Thank U, next…
Tristan Thompson’s cheating scandal
Tristan Thompson proved himself to be the snake of the year when videos of him cheating emerged literally days before Khloe Kardashian went into labour. Not ok! The Kardashians were quick to unfollow Tristan on social media and Kim didn’t hold back from talking about the scandal. The two have since reconciled the drama but are apparently still ‘working things out’.
Meghan Markle’s family drama
The wedding of the year was certainly not free of drama; ever since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement her half-sister has been bad mouthing Meghan calling her a gold digger and “The Duchess of Nonsense” – ouch. Days before the wedding Meghan’s dad, Thomas Markle, staged a series of embarrassing paparazzi photos; needless to say he didn’t attend the wedding.
Kylie Jenner’s secret pregnancy
Kylie Jenner pulled off the ultimate secret of 2018 by literally keeping an entire pregnancy under wraps. Although there were rumours circling from August 2017 that Kylie was preggers, there was no official announcement until after baby Stormi was born and Kylie released an 11-minute video chronicling her pregnancy which has since racked up over 78 million views. Bravo Kylie.
Nicki Minaj and Cardi B’s fight
There’s been beef between Cardi and Nicki since early 2017, but it all came to a head at a Harper’s Bazaar party in September during New York Fashion Week. An actual physical fight broke out when Cardi threw her shoe at Nicki but awkwardly ended up bruising her own face. She later posted a statement on Instagram claiming that Nicki had been talking sh*t about her parenting skills and career. Don’t mess with Cardi!
Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall’s feud
My Mom asked me today “When will that @sarahjessicaparker, that hypocrite, leave you alone?” Your continuous reaching out is a painful reminder of how cruel you really were then and now. Let me make this VERY clear. (If I haven’t already) You are not my family. You are not my friend. So I’m writing to tell you one last time to stop exploiting our tragedy in order to restore your ‘nice girl’ persona. Copy and paste link https://nypost.com/2017/10/07/inside-the-mean-girls-culture-that-destroyed-sex-and-the-city/
It seems the ladies of SATC don’t get along so well in real life. Back in February following the death of Kim Cattrall’s brother, SJP commented on KIm’s Instagram post offering her condolences, but Kim responded calling her “cruel” and a “hypocrite”. She continued to give SJP backlash by captioning an Instagram post with “My Mom asked me today ‘When will that @sarahjessicaparker, that hypocrite, leave you alone?’ Your continuous reaching out is a painful reminder of how cruel you really were then and now. Let me make this VERY clear. (If I haven’t already) You are not my family. You are not my friend. So I’m writing to tell you one last time to stop exploiting our tragedy in order to restore your ‘nice girl’ persona.”
Justin Bieber’s secret marriage
Was gonna wait a while to say anything but word travels fast, listen plain and simple Hailey I am soooo in love with everything about you! So committed to spending my life getting to know every single part of you loving you patiently and kindLY. I promise to lead our family with honor and integrity letting Jesus through his Holy Spirit guide us in everything we do and every decision we make. My heart is COMPLETELY and FULLY YOURS and I will ALWAYS put you first! You are the love of my life Hailey Baldwin and I wouldn’t want to spend it with anybody else. You make me so much better and we compliment eachother so well!! Can’t wait for the best season of life yet!. It’s funny because now with you everything seems to make sense! The thing I am most excited for is that my little brother and sister get to see another healthy stable marriage and look for the same!!! Gods timing really is literally perfect, we got engaged on the seventh day of the seventh month, the number seven is the number of spiritual perfection, it’s true GOOGLE IT! Isn’t that nuts? By the way I didn’t plan that, anyways My goodness does feel good to have our future secured! WERE GONNA BE BETTER AT 70 BABY HERE WE GO! “He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains FAVOR from the Lord!” This is the year of favor!!!!
2018 truly was the year of super speedy celebrity engagements.Hailey Baldwin and the Biebs confirmed their relationship and then after about a month of dating, announced their engagement in July. The pair were spotted visiting a courthouse in New York in September and rumours that the pair had tied the knot quickly began circling; they were even calling each other husband and wifey on Instagram. Eventually it was confirmed that they were actually married; who knew Justin was the settle down and get married type?
Kanye West’s slavery comments
Never one to hold back his (often controversial) opinions, Kanye has landed himself in it on more than one occasion, but this year he really took it there with his comments on slavery. Appearing on TMZ Live, Kanye said that he thought slavery was a choice: “When you hear about slavery for 400 years… for 400 years… That sounds like a choice. You were there for 400 years… It’s like we’re mentally imprisoned”. He received a lot of criticism and even his wife Kim Kardashian confessed she wasn’t happy about the comment with Kanye rapping about her response “Wife calling screaming saying we’re about to lose it all I had to calm her down ’cause she couldn’t breathe / I told her she could leave me now but she wouldn’t leave”. Not cool Kanye, not cool.
AlI of the YouTube beauty community drama
The YouTube beauty community is a hotbed of gossip and drama, trust us. There were several big scandals this year: Laura Lee’s racist tweets, James Charles’ and Jaclyn Hill’s Morphe collabs and Manny MUA’s tweets to name a few, but most seemed to revolve around Jeffree Starr. Seriously, who hasn’t Jeffree feuded with this year? Huda Beauty, Kat Von D, Laura Lee, Manny MUA, Jackie Aina, Thomas halbert and even Kylie Jenner. There was so much tea spilt we can’t even; if you’re interested in knowing the full tea we recommend John Kuckian’s YouTube channel as he delves into each scandal in great detail.
Gigi and Zayn’s rocky relationship
One of our fave celebrity couples Zigi had quite the rocky year; back in March after rumours of a split the pair both released Twitter statements to confirm our worst nightmare and Zayn even unfollowed Gigi and her mum on Instagram. That was way harsh Tai. Luckily, a month later the pair were caught kissing very publicly and still appear to be together now, even though Zayn said they “don’t need to put a label on [their relationship].”