Celebrities Who Kept Their Lovers A Secret All The Way To The Grave

Celebrities live in the spotlight — that’s something that comes with the territory of being rich and famous. Things can get tricky, though, when it comes to their personal lives. After all, occurrences which would usually stay behind closed doors for an ordinary Joe instead tend to get splashed all over the front pages. Amazingly, though, over the years some celebs have managed to take intimate and scandalous stories of clandestine lovers to the grave: only after they’d died were their secrets exposed!

1. Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson

After pop icon Whitney Houston passed away, a former bodyguard came forward to allege she’d had a short affair with another iconic superstar: the King of Pop, Michael Jackson! What’s more, Matt Fiddes, who worked for Jackson, also claimed to be the biological father of Blanket, Jackson’s youngest child.

He told The Sun, “They met because they were two of the biggest recording artists on the planet and mixing in the same circles. They instantly connected as kindred spirits because they understood each other’s massive fame.”

This secret celebrity power couple supposedly wanted to marry

Fiddes continued, “Whitney practically moved into Michael’s ranch, and they had a fling like any other young couple. But Michael said later he had always hoped the relationship had gone further, and I know he dreamed of marrying her.”

According to Fiddes, there was a fly in the ointment, though: Houston had been intimate with Jackson’s older brother in the ‘80s! Fiddes claimed Jackson “was furious when he heard she had also slept with Jermaine, but this didn’t stop him holding a candle for her his whole life.”

2. Heath Ledger and Mary-Kate Olsen

Heath Ledger’s death in January 2008 shocked the world. A few short months later he would become immortalized thanks to his posthumously Oscar-winning performance in The Dark Knight. In 2007 he had been romantically linked with supermodel Gemma Ward, but after he’d passed away, a relationship with Mary-Kate Olsen was also revealed.

An anonymous source told People magazine they’d dated for three months, adding, “They were hooking up, but neither were particularly interested in making it exclusive. They had a bond that was based on partying.”

Drugs-supply claims

The authorities looked into Olsen as the source of the hydrocodone and oxycodone found in Ledger’s system at the time of his death. Allegedly, this possibility had been entertained because of the party-girl reputation she’d shared with the late star. And it was suspected the drugs had been procured using a phoney prescription or through other illegal means.

Olsen’s lawyers quickly put together a statement, though, categorically stating the former child star “had nothing whatsoever to do with the drugs found in Heath Ledger's home or his body, and she does not know where he obtained them.”