Just like us, celebrities like to party and have fun.
They mingle with some of the most beautiful people in the world and with fame and wealth at their disposal, attaining the attention of potential partners isn’t hard. It shouldn’t be surprising then that some of the biggest names in Hollywood have suffered from sex addiction.
And no, we’re not just talking about the guys. Many women feature on this list too, and as you’ll soon find out, some of the names will shock you.
- Russell Brand
Russell Brand’s career is known as much for its ups and downs as it is for his work. Starting out as a host on MTV, Brand’s first taste of fame quickly saw him spiral into a lengthy battle with drugs and alcohol. Thankfully, the British comedian is clean, but one vice he didn’t eradicate from his life was sex. Yes, Russell has long been a sex addict, and besides from a failed marriage to pop superstar Katy Perry, Brand is hard to pin down. In fact, at one point in his life, Brand admitted to having a harem of 10 women!
- David Duchovny
David’s handsome looks and natural charisma means he’s never short on female attention. Amusingly, this was showcased somewhat autobiographically when cast as the novelist and sex addict Hank Moody in Showtime’s hit series, Californication.
- Tiger Woods
In perhaps sport’s biggest downfall, Tiger Woods went from hero to zero when it emerged he had cheated on his wife with hundreds of escorts. Because of his prolific infidelity, Woods checked himself into rehab to aid his sex addiction, but it wasn’t enough to save his marriage with Swedish model, Elin Nordegren.
- Britney Spears
The “Hit me Baby One More Time” hitmaker was certainly true to her word if her marathon rumps with ex-husband Kevin Federline are anything to go by. According to many, the two married each other because they were crazy about one another and would often have regular sex marathons that lasted well into the early hours.
It seems passion in the bedroom is important for Spears, who reportedly dumped heartthrob Justin Timberlake because he couldn’t live up to her expectations under the sheets.
- Bill Clinton
Known as much for his cheating scandal with White House intern Monica Lewinski as he is for his 8 years as President of the United States, Bill Clinton has long been plagued with other sex scandal rumours.
According to former President Gerald Ford, the rumours are likely correct. Speaking to the writer Thomas M. DeFrank, he said “I’m convinced that Clinton has a sexual addiction. He needs to get help – for his sake. He’s already damaged his presidency beyond repair.”
- Collin Farrell
Irish actor Colin Farrell’s addiction to alcohol and sex was so bad that after having sex sober, he described it as “terrifying.”
- Wilt Chamberlain
As the only player to score 100 points in an NBA match, Chamberlain not only cemented his reputation as a legendary basketball player, but he also became a hit with the ladies. Such a reality led him to estimate that he had slept with over 20,000 women in his lifetime. While such a number is dubious, ex-teammates admitted that Chamberlain would regularly participate in threesomes and once slept with 25 different women over the course a 10-day road trip.
- Charlie Sheen
Serial womaniser Charlie Sheen reckons he’s slept with over 5000 women during a career which has seen him wreck three marriages.
In 2015, the actor sensationally revealed that he had contracted HIV.
- Mel B
Many former lovers claimed Melanie Brown was a sex addict before she settled down with producer husband Stephen Belafonte.
- Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan’s Hollywood career is all but over following a wild lifestyle which saw her experiment with drink and drugs. Now sober, Lohan still likes to go all-out when it comes to getting jiggy with it according to her ex-boyfriend Riley Giles, a snowboarder she met in rehab who accused her of being a nymphomaniac.
- Rob Lowe
Rob Lowe thinks life can be tough when you’re as good-looking as he is, but there’s no question that Lowe didn’t enjoy the female attention his looks and celebrity bought him. In fact, the actor like the attention a lot, and wrote candidly about his treatment for sex addiction in his memoir, Love Life.
- Kanye West
The controversial rapper admitted to being a sex addict in an interview with Details magazine in 2010. His ex-girlfriend Brooke Crittendon even warned Kim Kardashian about it before they began dating.
- Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas’ ex-wife Andra Luker, cited Michael’s sex addiction as the reason behind the couple’s divorce.
- David Letterman
David Letterman said goodbye to his late night show in 2015, six years after being blackmailed by a producer who threatened to expose him for having several sexual relationships with female staffers on the Late Show with David Letterman. The talk show host later admitted his infidelity and was forgiven by his wife.
- The Weeknd
Arguably the hottest recording artist in Hollywood, The Weeknd, real name Abel Tesfaye, became a lothario the moment he lost his virginity aged 16. Whether he is a sex addict or simply a lover of women is debatable, but his sombre and raunchy lyrics would suggest Abel, who is now dating the supermodel Bella Hadid, certainly wasn’t someone to turn down a night of passion in his younger years.