The challenge of love is sticking by each other through the thick and thin. But sometimes the “thick” gets damn near impenetrable and walking out the door is an almost-automatic response –well not for these women. Infidelities, liars and extended prison stays are usually breaking points for most marriages, but not for this special breed of women. This is a short list, honoring the women that have stuck with their partners through it all and deserve a round of applause because they’ve got a love that truly conquers all. Word to Shellie Zimmerman.
Check Out This Short List Of The Top 5 Celebrity Ride-Or-Die Wives!
1. Hillary Clinton
Sex scandals have to be completely devastating for the wife of such a public figure. First of all, it makes you look as if you’re not taking care of your man’s physical needs - having him step outside the marriage, risking his reputation and job just to get his rocks off. Everyone watched and waited for Hillary to walk away from her playboy President of a husband, but she was quoted in an interview saying that she never doubted their love and devotion to their family. She took a step back from her anger, humiliation and feelings of deception to draw closer to her family unit. She proved her bond to former President Clinton was and is unbreakable.
2. Vanessa Bryant
Even though Vancess couldn't take the infidelity with Kobe anymore and filed for divorce last year and reportedly received three of Kobe's mansions ($18.8 million), she's recently decided that she wants to keep her man and stop the divorce proceedings. When you're being promised a fortune for leaving a man that can't keep it in his pants, you take the money and run! Not when you're a ride or die wife!
Tiny is the epitome of a ride-or-die chick. During T.I.'s various jail stints, she's remained by his side. She even tried to give her man an illegal conjugal visit. Tiny and T.I. are the modern day Bonnie and Clyde and their love transcends media ridicule, groupie rumors and plain old haters. Tiny began their relationship as the breadwinner and stuck with T.I. through the uncertain pursuit of his own music career. How many of you would foot the bill until your man got on his feet, not knowing if he ever would? Her loyalty is what's got T.I. hooked.
4. Gloria Cain
Where do I begin? Here's a man that's been at the butt of every SNL political joke and has had scandals and infidelity highlight his short political career. The woman by his side that is unmoving is Gloria Cain. With 43 years of marriage, Gloria's proven that she's got that old-school love. The kind of love that won't budge no matter what. They just don't make 'em like that anymore. Herman needs to thank his lucky stars that through 13 of the 43 years they were together and he was in another relationship with Ginger White (where he provided for her), that Gloria never left him.
5. Kim Porter
Between all the Cassie, Cameron Diaz, Sienna Miller, Aubrey O'Day--should I go on--rumors, Kim's certainly getting an honorable mention on this one. Even though she's not Diddy's wife, she managed to stick around, mother his children and never open up to the media about of his deepest darkest secrets--like many other women scorned would more than likely do.
Do you have what it takes to be a true Ride or Die wife? It takes more than being the pretty face beside a powerful man. It takes more strength than many of us even have.
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