Would you forgive a cheating spouse?
Though some succumb to the belief, "once a cheater, always a cheater," others find a way to look past their partner's infidelity and forge a happy, healthy relationship moving forward. One example? About.com contributor Sheri Stritof, who divorced her husband Bob early in their marriage after he had an affair, only to reconcile and remarry him a year and a half later. The pair have now been together for 49 years.
Stritof opened up about the experience on HuffPost Live Wednesday and confessed to turning "his family against him" after learning about the affair. But that's not all she did:
"I was furious, I shouted it from the housetops, rooftops -- I wanted everyone in the whole world to know what a big creep he was, and that made our reconciliation a year and a half later even more difficult," she said. "In fact, I lied at work when flowers arrived because I didn't want anyone to know that Bob was sending me flowers -- that we were getting back together. I made him into such an evil being that it was really difficult, and I recognize that my own anger at the time made it even harder for the two of us to forgive one another."
Watch the video above for more on Stritof's story, then click through the slideshow below to test your knowledge of celebs who reconciled after calling it quits.
QUESTION: Balthazar Getty said his wife was "understanding" enough to reconcile with him after his affair with which British actress?
<strong>a) Gemma Arterton b) Sienna Miller c) Rosamund Pike 4) Keira Knightley </strong>
ANSWER: Sienna Miller
In 2008, Balthazar Getty had a <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/20/balthazar-getty-wife-rose_n_731137.html" target="_hplink">highly publicized affair with Sienna Miller</a>, which led to a separation from wife Rosetta. But by September 2010, Balthazar and Rosetta were back on track and <a href="http://www.harpersbazaar.com/magazine/feature-articles/fashionable-life-getty-interview-1010" target="_hplink">opening up to <em>Harpers Bazaar </em></a>about the "challenging time" in their lives. "I loved and missed my family too much not to make it work," the "Brothers and Sisters" actor told the magazine.
QUESTION: Which of Elizabeth Taylor's eight ex-husbands did she marry twice?
<strong>a) Eddie Fisher b) Richard Burton c) Michael Todd d) Conrad "Nicky" Hilton </strong>
ANSWER: Richard Burton
Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton ended their famously volatile <a href="http://www.hellomagazine.com/brides/201004293402/iconic-weddings/elizabeth-taylor/richard-burton/" target="_hplink">10 year marriage in 1974</a>. The split didn't last long, though; sixteen months later, <a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/october/10/newsid_4089000/4089030.stm" target="_hplink">on October 10, 1975</a>, the passionate pair remarried in a private ceremony in Africa. Less than a year later, in July 1976, the <a href="http://www.hellomagazine.com/brides/201004293402/iconic-weddings/elizabeth-taylor/richard-burton/" target="_hplink">couple divorced for a second time</a>.
QUESTION: Which '90s supermodel reconciled with her billionaire husband after making a peace offering of a Navajo blanket?
<strong>a) Naomi Campbell b) Cindy Crawford c) Stephanie Seymour d) Kirsty Hume</strong>
ANSWER: Stephanie Seymour
Supermodel Stephanie Seymour <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/12/stephanie-seymour-peter-brant-divorce-blanket_n_847915.html" target="_hplink">filed for divorce from billionaire Peter Brant in March 2009</a>, but by September 2010, the two had called off the proceedings and reconciled. The reason? In 2011, Seymour <a href="http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/gossip/2011/04/model-stephanie-seymour-divorce-reconcile-husband-peter-brant-navajo-blanket.htm" target="_hplink">told <em>Town & Country</em> that returning a cherished Navajo blanket</a> to her estranged spouse during the divorce helped start a dialogue between them.
QUESTION: Which pop star recently had a baby with her husband, whom she split from in 2008 before reconciling in April 2009?
<strong>a) Kiley Minogue b) Shakira c) Mariah Carey d) Pink </strong>
Pink and husband Carey Hart split briefly in <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20178706,00.html" target="_hplink">2008 after two years of marriage</a>, but by April 2009, the <a href="http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1609017/pink-exhusband-carey-hart-reuniting.jhtml" target="_hplink">pair had reportedly reconciled</a>. "I never had anything in my life that I didn't work hard for and my relationship is that," a pregnant Pink <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20279142,00.html" target="_hplink">told Ellen DeGeneres in November 2010</a>. The singer gave birth to their first child, <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20484101,00.html" target="_hplink">Willow Sage, in In June 2011</a>.
QUESTION: At age 10, this actress passed by an 18-year-old Robert Wagner in a hallway at 20th Century Fox studios and knowingly told her mother, "I'm going to marry him." (She did end up marrying him -- not once, but twice.)
<strong>a) Joan Collins b) Natalie Wood c) Jane Fonda d) Ali MacGraw </strong>
ANSWER: Natalie Wood
Natalie Wood first married Robert Wagner in <a href="http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/la-me-natalie-wood05a_me_luudvapd,0,7472743.photo" target="_hplink">Scotsdale, Arizona on Dec. 28, 1957.</a> Six years later, they divorced. Though they both went on to marry other people, <a href="http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20067214,00.html" target="_hplink">Wood told <em>People</em> magazine</a> in December 1976 that they "never stopped loving each other," so it's little surprise that they <a href="http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20067214,00.html" target="_hplink">married again in 1972</a>. The pair were together until Wood mysteriously drowned in the waters off <a href="http://articles.latimes.com/2011/nov/22/opinion/la-ed-natalie-20111122" target="_hplink">Santa Catalina Island on November 29, 1981</a>.
QUESTION: Which comedian remarried two of the five women he was married to throughout his life?
<strong>a) Gene Wilder b) George Carlin c) Lenny Bruce d) Richard Pryor</strong>
ANSWER: Richard Pryor
Richard Pryor's first marriage to actress Jennifer Lee <a href="http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20093866,00.html" target="_hplink">lasted from August 1981 to October 1982.</a> The pair remarried in June 2001, 19 years after their divorce, and <a href="http://articles.cnn.com/2005-12-10/us/pryor.obit_1_richard-pryor-comedian-movies-multiple-sclerosis-stand-up-comedy?_s=PM:US" target="_hplink">remained married until his death in 2005</a>. In between his two marriages to Lee, <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/sns-ent-remarried-celebs-pg-006,0,3528882.photo" target="_hplink">Pryor married Flynn Belaine, first in 1986 and again in 1990</a>
QUESTION: Which rapper's wife said her husband's violent lyrics about her nearly drove her to suicide? (She married him twice, anyway.)
<strong>a) Ice-T b) Eminem c) Nas d) Big Daddy Kane </strong>
Eminem and Kim Mathers (nee Scott) have been <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20011971,00.html" target="_hplink">married twice, from 1999 to 2001</a>, and again, for <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20011971,00.html" target="_hplink">less than three months, in 2006</a>. In February 2007, Mathers told Dr. Keith Ablow that witnessing her husband beat a blow-up doll that looked like her while singing a song about her drove her to attempt suicide. "Seeing the crowd's response and everybody cheering, singing the words and laughing and it just felt like everyone was staring at me," <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20011971,00.html " target="_hplink">she said</a>.
QUESTION: Which talk show host married his former Playboy bunny wife once in 1961 and again in 1967?
<strong>a) David Letterman b) Johnny Carson c) Larry King d) Dick Cavett</strong>
ANSWER: Larry King
The talk show host has been <a href="http://www.eonline.com/news/larry_king_ditches_marriage_no_8/176456" target="_hplink">married eight times</a> -- <a href="http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/102334%7C0/Larry-King/" target="_hplink">twice to Playboy bunny Alene Akins</a>. Marriage hasn't always been about love for King; in <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/21/larry-king-famed-host-ope_n_799802.html" target="_hplink">December 2010, he opened up</a> to CBS "Early Show" co-anchor Erica Hill, saying, "I think in my life, I have loved three people. Married all three. The other marriages I wasn't in love, it was the thing to do."