Hollywood is a tremendously fickle place. There are so many things that can cause a celebrity’s career to suddenly veer off track – coming out can do it, but so can an affair or a drug addiction. We decided to take a look at celebrities who were involved in relationships that caused their careers to totally derail. There are so many factors at play in these situations, but we think we have a pretty good idea of why some of these relationships caused their careers to divert off course. Luckily, many of the people involved have managed to salvage their careers; however, there are a few that haven’t been able to do so.
7. Ben Affleck
When Ben Affleck hooked up with Jennifer Lopez, he went from being a critically acclaimed actor to tabloid fodder. No one could escape their over-the-top relationship. He was in one of her music videos, “Jenny on the Block,” and they even starred in a really bad movie together, “Gigli.” Everyone was sick of Affleck at that point – even the actor himself. He literally had to take a step back and reevaluate his life because “Bennifer” totally derailed his promising career. Even though it has taken years, Affleck finally has his professional life back on track.