20. Rock Hudson and Phyllis Gates
Couple Nickname: None
Dated Between: 1955 - 1958
One of the original, biggest scandals to rock Hollywood was undoubtedly that which surrounded actor Rock Hudson back in the fifties. Though he was the object of desire of many screaming female fans back in the day, Hudson actually harbored a pretty big secret: He was gay.
Worried that this would affect his career—and back then, sadly, it really would have —Hudson kept it quiet and married his agent’s secretary Phyllis Gates in 1955. Though some believe it was well known amongst the Hollywood elite that Hudson was gay, Gates definitely did not know this. After three years, she filed for divorce citing “mental cruelty” as the reason for the dissolution of the marriage.
Divorces are hard enough without having to question whether or not your spouse was even attracted to you in the first place.