In the wake of the Tiger Woods sex scandal, we wonder if any celebrity trysts in recent history ever came close to blowing up as big as this one. There are a few that come to mind – take a trip down memory lane as we explore a few that had us gossiping at the water cooler.

David Letterman: Just this year, David Letterman surprised everyone when he made a statement on his show admitting to an affair with a co-worker. Letterman came clean due to a blackmail attempt and even apologized to his wife on air (which probably saved him a golf club upside his vehicle). The woman in question was Stephanie Birkitt, his former assistant as well as ex-girlfriend of the accused extortionist, Robert Halderman. It looks like he’s sticking with his marriage, as there’s been no high-profile divorce talk as of yet.

David Duchovny: After years of sex addition and reported cheating, Duchovny checked himself into rehab after his wife, actress Tea Leoni, filed for separation. The actor, who plays a sex-obsessed womanizer in TV series Californication, came clean because the tabloids where about to release their own story. We are happy to say the Duchovny and Leoni are still together and are getting ready to renew the wedding vows.

Kobe Bryant: In 2004, a hotel employee accused Kobe of sexually assaulting her. And how did Kobe react? He bought his wife a $4 million diamond ring. His wife stayed, and Kobe settled out of court with the woman in question. The ring must have erased her memory, because Kobe’s wife is still around (and sporting that honking piece of bling!).

Hugh Grant: This Brit was a bad boy in 1995 when he was picked up by police with hooker Divine Brown in Hollywood. At the time, he was dating actress and former model Liz Hurley, who stayed with him several years after he was caught with his pants down. Two weeks after the incident, he admitted his wrong doing on the Jay Leno Show and made no excuses for his behavior.

Charlie Sheen: He might be happily married now, but Sheen as seen his share of sex scandal. In 1995, a woman sued him and said that he had struck her in the head when she refused to have sex with him. Soon after, it was revealed during the trial of Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss that Sheen had shelled out some $50,000 for ordering her call girls more than 20 times.

In Tryst We Trust