Herpes is a viral disease which is caused by the Herpes simplex virus comprising of two types 1 and 2 also known as HSV-1 and HSV-2 respectively. This virus has various forms which are categorized in accordance with the site of attack. For example Oral Herpes manifests itself in the form of cold sores and fever blisters. The most common form of this virus is Genital Herpes also referred to as herpes. People belonging to different walks of life are affected by herpes, but the most noticeable people are celebrities.
As celebrities are widely loved and followed so people also like to know about what they do and what are they going through. Celebrities with herpes suffer more than just the disease. Their image is distorted and intrusions into their privacy begin. Given below is a list of celebrities who suffer from herpes and celebrities with stds.
28. JESSICA ALBA
Jessica Alba is one of those celebrities who have suffered from herpes. Aged 33, this model turned actor allegedly caught this disease from her ex-boyfriend named Derek Jeter.
27. SCARLETT JOHANSSON
This 30 years old damsel is said to have contracted herpes from the Derek Jeter, the American Professional Baseball Player from whom Jessica Alba had got infected. Scarlett Johansson is reported to recover from the disease.
26. PARIS HILTON
Rumour has it that Paris Hilton suffered from Genital herpes. This 33 year diva had a prescription in her position which got public and this prescription was for a medicine used to treat Genital Herpes.
25. BRITNEY SPEARS
The singing sensation, Britney Spears, who is a heart-throb of many across the world was seen buying medicine used to treat herpes. She has been known for her bold and blunt image but even celebrities like her have to hide what they are going through, just sometimes they can’t.
24. KIM KARDASHIAN
Kim Kardashian is known for her extra-bold image. She never hesitates when she has to bare it all for the camera as it was seen recently in a magazine. This dream girl of many people all across America is on the list of celebrities with herpes as she was photographed once with an infectious lip most probably herpes.
The black nightingale, Rihanna, and her boyfriend were spotted together having scars on their lips which were visibly a result of the Herpes infection. There have been indirect reports from her side denying it but there is photo evidence which speaks otherwise.
22. JESSICA BIEL
The beautiful and gorgeous Jessica Biel has also been a victim of this virus. What is more interesting is that she contracted this virus from the same person who was the source of this virus for Jessica Alba and Scarlet Johansson, i. e,, Derek Jeter.
21. BRAD PITT
Brad Pitt is one of the male celebrities with herpes. This actor who has had a diverse Hollywood career and is one of the most successful Hollywood actors is said to have contracted herpes even before his first marriage to Jennifer Aniston.
20. PAMELA ANDERSON
Pamela Anderson who is a model, a television producer and a nude glamour model also has also suffered from this disease called herpes. She has been a front page celebrity numerous times in her career.
19. MARIAH CAREY
Mariah Carey, aged 44, is another addition to the list of people affected by herpes and people who contracted it from Derek Jeter. It seems that Derek Jeter has given tough time to a lot of world famous celebrities.
18. ALYSSA MILANO
Actor singer and also a television producer, Alyssa Milano, is also affected by the infamous herpes virus. The rumour has it that she also contracted it from Derek who may be called a herpes distribution centre after all these cases.
17. KATIE HOLMES
The model cum actor Katie Holmes is allegedly suffering from herpes for a number of years. She studied at Columbia University and Notre Dame Academy and has made a good fortune out of her modeling and acting career.
16. MICHAEL JACKSON
Michael Jackson was suspected to have herpes. This suspicion found evidence when he was sued by a woman in a court of law on the charges that he had transmitted herpes to her. Jackson who remained a controversial as well as massively famous celebrity throughout his life died of cardiac arrest back in 2009.
15. DAVID BECKHAM
Model, athlete and soccer sensation David Beckham was reported to have been suffering from herpes. Beckham who has a very successful career as a soccer player was suspected of contracting this virus from her wife Victoria Beckham.
14. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
A very successful artist, Justin Timberlake, has dated a lot of women but most probably he caught this virus from his wife Jessica Biel who has also been mentioned in this list of celebrities with herpes. As it is a viral disease so chances are ample that when one person is suffering from it then his/her partner is also prone to contracting this virus.
13. KATE MOSS
Kate Moss is a very trendy model and actor. She is rumored to have been on drugs for quite a while whereas reports of her being infected with herpes are almost confirmed. It is not clear that from whom did she catch this virus but some rumors are already in the air about that person.
12. VICTORIA BECKHAM
Victoria Beckham wife of David Beckham is also a victim of this virus. It has not been established that who brought this virus into their lives but both husband and wife are suffering from it. Victoria is a song-writer, model and a fashion designer as well.
11. ROBIN WILLIAMS
Robin Williams who was most famous for his stand-up comedy is an addition to the list of celebrities with herpes. His suffering became public when he was sued in a court of law by an ex-girlfriend for 6.2 million dollars in 1986. This was reported by New York Times. Later this case was sorted by an out of court settlement.
10. JANET JACKSON
Janet Jackson is a fashion designer, song writer and a film producer. She also suffers from herpes. This came to light when her chef blew the whistle as she used to get the medication for herpes on her chef’s name.
9. ORLANDO BLOOM
Orlando Bloom a very well known Hollywood actor is also on the list of celebrities with herpes. He is reported to have contracted herpes from Vanessa Minnillo. Ms Minnillo is an American TV show personality, a model and actor as well.
8. CHRIS BROWN
Chris Brown is the ex-boyfriend of famous singer Rihanna. As is mentioned above that Rihanna is also suffering from herpes so is Chris Brown. A photograph of this couple was taken in which they were witnessed having herpes infection on their lips.
7. COLIN FARRELL
The actor turned Film Producer, Colin Farrell, who has a Bad Boy image in Hollywood is also known to have herpes. Nothing can be said about the person from whom he got this disease, but he is suffering from it.
6. DEREK JETER
He is a famous baseball player, actor and athlete. Not only he is suffering from herpes but he has also been a source of the transmission of this virus to a number of notable Hollywood ladies. He hasn’t been as disturbed by this virus himself as he has disturbed others.
5. MICHAEL VICK
Michael Vick met the same fate as Robin Williams. He has herpes and was sued by her partner for not disclosing his infection to her and transmitting it to her as well. This sports personality also resorted to an out of court settlement.
4. JOSHUA JACKSON
Joshua Jackson, a Canadian born actor, is also a victim of the herpes virus. The rumor has it that he transmitted this virus to two women. One was his ex-girlfriend and the other is a notable Hollywood personality named Katie Holmes.
3. ANNE HECHE
Anne Heche is a television director and producer as well as an actor. She is rumored to have got herpes from her father. Her father was accused molesting her sexually until the age of 12. Her father died when she was 13.
2. FRED DURST
He is a guitarist, musician and song writer who is a attacked by this virus. Nothing has been revealed about the transmitting person. But Fred, aged 44, has been a victim of this virus for quite a time.
1. TONY BENNET
Tony Bennet is also on the infamous list of celebrities with herpes. Now aged 88, he remained a very successful and versatile person. He was involved in different activities, like painting, acting, music composition and singing as well. He was sued by a woman for transmitting herpes to her. Tony Bennet didn’t resort to out of court settlement rather he completely denied the charges against him and sued the lady back on the charges of defamation.
There has been enough hue and cry about the celebrities with herpes. Some were spotted having herpes publicly for example in photographs etc, while others came to light when they were brought to courts on the charges of transmitting herpes to others. Over all it has been a dirty game for everyone involved because Herpes is a virus which can’t be cured completely, but it can be treated safely