Whoopi Goldberg admits she screwed around “5 or 6 times” while married

Damn! On this morning’s View, Whoopi Goldberg was defending Jesse James (sort of) and Whoopi ended up admitting that when she was married, she got her swerve on with other dudes all the time. Whoopi told her peeps: “I screwed around while I was married. Yeah. I made those mistakes, too. It happens sometimes. It happens.” But Whoopi isn’t saying she’s all Team JJ, only that Jesse and Sandra might have had problems, and she’s not “excusing”. Whoopi said: “I’m not excusing. What I’m doing is saying, ‘Hey, maybe there’s something else to look at here.’” Here’s more from E! News:

Add Whoopi Goldberg to the roster of Team Jesse.

The View’s Hot Topics got especially heated when the subject of Jesse James’ alleged infidelities against wife Sandra Bullock came up…and the Oscar-winning hostess had his back, even going so far as to say she doesn’t think he’s a bonehead.

“It’s nobody’s fault. Maybe he was looking for something different,” Goldberg says, before dropping her boyfriend-on-the-side bombshell.

“Hey, listen, I did it five or six times,” she says. “Yes, I screwed around. Yes, while I was married. I made those mistakes, too, yeah. It happens sometimes. It happens…Maybe he wanted something wonderful in his life but couldn’t deal with it.”

But that’s not the only thing Whoopi has in common with Mr. Monster Garage.

“I have tattoos!” she declares.

“Not over your whole body,” Joy Behar interjects. “You’ve got one.”

“No, I have seven,” Whoopi confesses. When Joy asks where, she answers, “Wouldn’t you like to know?”

[From E! News]

I know she’s crazy, but I actually like Whoopi for the most part, and I do think she has a valid point. Not that Jesse James isn’t a f-cking idiot who should have his head examined, but that although Jesse is an idiot, there probably were problems and strains in Jesse and Sandra’s marriage. It’s not always black-and-white. Plus, I liked Whoopi talking about the “five or six” times she screwed around, just because I just like to hear about a wife cheating on a husband occasionally, just because I think the media seems to go overboard when it’s the husband cheating on his wife. Infidelity goes both ways, and lots of women cheat too!

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  1. Sarah says:

    I like Whoopi. I don’t always agree with everything she says, but I still like her. I see what she’s trying to get across on this one.

  2. Sudini says:

    Infidelity is still a choice. It’s such a tired excuse to just say that it’s a “symptom of a bigger problem within the relationship”.

    It’s symptomatic of that person’s selfishness, cowardice, denial, among other things..

  3. Praise St. Angie! says:

    yeah, I used to like Whoopi, too…until she excused Polanski with the famous “it wasn’t ‘rape’ rape” quote.

    sorry, Whoopi…when a man drugs a 13 YEAR OLD GIRL and FORCIBLY SODOMIZES HER, that’s rape…yes, it’s ‘rape’ rape, too.

    Between Whoopi, Sherri “the world is flat” Sheppard and crybaby-Fox-News-apologist Hasselcrack, I cannot tolerate that show.

    EDIT: to Sudini…well said. you can have all sorts of problems in a relationship…that doesn’t mean you go and F someone else, it means you try to work on said problems.

  4. lisa says:

    Let’s see if Sherry and Elizabeth or Joy call Whoopie a who*re.. they are quick to label other women and say they ruined marriages. Hmm Barbara Walters sits there and admitted she had an affair with a married man. HOW is she any different then the Jessie and Tiger Skanks.. The women on the View are two faced. And act as if they are so much better then someone else. But we see they have a lot of dirty dishes to clean before they mouth off about someone elses house..

    Lets see what they say about other celebs. I bet they won’t play the moral police with Whoopie and Barbara.. Yeah Some View.

  5. Sincerity says:

    Whoopi plays the role of the “devil’s advocate” very well. However, if the tables were turned and Whoopi was in Sandra Bullocks shoes, I sincerely doubt, if she would be so “understanding”.

    She’s right married couples do have their problems but BETRAYAL AND PUBLIC HUMILIATION HURTS!!! None of us knows what Sandra Bullock actually knew beforehand but the public humiliation would be enough for any woman to terminate her marriage.

  6. Wow says:

    Yes, women do this crap too. Still doesn’t make it less tacky.

  7. Anti-icon says:

    1/3 of sex addicts are women. I had one as a friend. She was hideous, even though she was a good wife and mother. I dumped her as a friend. I also had a sex addict for a husband for 16 years and didn’t know it, which is why I think the universe sent me this slutty friend, following my divorce, so I could see how these people operate. It is pretty vile. I like Whoppi, but sometimes I wish she would STFU.

  8. RobN says:

    Actually it is black and white. If you want to date, don’t get married. If you discover after getting married that you still want to date, then get divorced and don’t be a lying piece of crap. It’s not complicated at all; people just want it to be so that they can excuse their total lack of respect for their partner.

  9. Taya says:

    I do not always agree with Whoopie, but I do agree with her here. There were probably problems within their relationship before JJ cheated on SB. And this could have been before they were even married. Not to blame SB, but putting a ring on a man’s finger does not guarantee he will be faithful, happy or solve everyone’s problems.

  10. Icecat says:

    I watched “Jumping Jack Flash” the other day. I forgot how damn funny that movie is. Love Whoppi!!

  11. Moore says:

    Praise St. Angie! – that’s when I stopped caring for her too. Rape is rape. You don’t excuse it in any situation.

  12. Chelly says:

    To think that not only has she been married MORE than 2xs BUT she ALSO CHEATED and stepped outside the marriages!!! Wth! YUCK…I just puked is my mouth a ltl. Blehhh.

    Ps…I love Polanski films. That man is a genius. His victim moved on, u guys really shld too. Shit.

  13. Pete says:

    The problem is this: if there is an issue in your relationship you don’t address it by cheating. If you can’t handle that, end the relationship.

  14. Praise St. Angie! says:

    pardon me, but I don’t think we should just “move on”.

    I don’t care how great a film maker he is (and I agree, he’s a good director), he’s still a rapist. a pedophile rapist.

    just because someone has a great talent for something does not excuse his penchant for butt-raping teenager(s).

    OJ Simpson was a great football player. does that mean I should just “move on” from the fact that he’s ALSO a double-murderer?

    if you’ve “moved on” and are able to stomach his movies, good for you. You’re entitled to that, just as I am entitled to NOT “move on”, and NOT watch his movies.

  15. meme says:

    i need whoppi to explain the difference between “rape” and “rape rape” to me because as far as i’m concerned rape is rape. end of story.

  16. velvet elvis says:

    I think I’m more shocked to hear that she could actually find 5-6 men who would sleep with her

  17. canadianchick says:

    @Pete yep that’s how I feel. Cheating isn’t the only way to say to your partner that you are unhappy in your marriage.

    I usually like Whoopi too, don’t like her rape comments and she must have issues to have multiple marriages in which she cheats. It was good when she clarified what she meant about Jesse not being able to handle what he thought he wanted as, at first, it totally looked like she was blaming Sandy for not being enough. Oh cmon what marriage doesn’t get dull-many ways to spice the gumbo whithout resorting to white supremacy and adultery. And if it doesn’t work for you anymore then set your partner free to find love somewhere else.

  18. Diva says:

    Unfortunately, it’s how many men, and women, END the relationship. It’s such a cowardly, selfish, hurtful thing to do… and it gets them out of one relationship with someone right there to make them feel like they did “the right thing”… bullshit.

  19. wif says:

    I just checked her Wikipedia and she has been married 3 times. To the first husband for 6 years, the second husband for 2 years and the third for 1 year. If she had 5 or 6 affairs in a 6 year marriage that’s pretty bad. Clearly this is not a woman that’s good at long-term monogamy; not that everyone has to be, but it hurts people when you make a promise and then don’t follow through. If that’s how you’re inclined it’s best to stay single.

  20. lucy2 says:

    I could understand her being more sympathetic to him and maybe trying to explain why someone would do such a thing, but she lost me when she said it’s nobody’s fault. Sorry, it is his fault, just like it was Whoopi’s fault when she did it too.
    Praise, I’m with you on the Polanski thing too.

  21. Chelly says:

    Wow at “penchant for butt raping teens” talk abt excessive.

    Now…pipe down, this thread is abt Whoopi not Polanski.


    Hahaha @ Velvet Elvis…my thghts exactly.

  22. Zelda says:

    I think that people generally have their heads in the sand about how much people ACTUALLY cheat.
    And I’ve never been cheated on (that I know of, of course), so this does not come from a place of bitterness or lost trust or whining.
    I just think people are in denial and unrealistic about how natural the urge is to have sex outside your marriage, how many people do it, and how easy it REALLY is to get away with it.

    That said, I really hate Whoopi post-Polanski-comment, and nothing she ever says will redeem her from that particular asshattery.

  23. heebeegeebee says:

    My mother cheated and then left my father (and us kids) for another man. While I applaud Whoopi for owning her mistakes I think it is a bigger conversation than to just say “Yeah I did it too.” Anyone who cheats never ever thinks of the ramifications. They last a lifetime.

  24. EyeShouldBeWorking says:

    Supposedly half of all men in America cheat so I would expect that to be virtually 100% in Hollywood — men don’t seem to be programmed to say no.

    But I’m not excusing JJ either — UNPROTECTED sex with “women of questionable virtue” and with tattoos (AIDS risk) is unforgivable. Absolutely unforgivable. That’s why I can’t see how Silda stayed with Elliot Spitzer — unprotected sex with call girls and then he came home to his wife and daughters. Unforgivable (and stupid).

  25. asiont says:

    she has a point, it happens and it’s not usually a fault of only one person.

    I’m starting to like her, she seems to be intelligent and open-minded

  26. Belle Epoch says:

    I used to like Whoopi until she defended Michael Vick about the dogfighting. She tried using the argument that dogfighting was part of his culture, so it was OK, or some bullshit like that. Give me a break. Since when do we give people a pass for torturing animals?

    Ditto drugging and raping young girls?

    Ditto cheating on your wife with a white supremacist stripper? How on earth did Whoopi end up on the side of the neo-Nazi wannabes?

    These “views” are totally unacceptable.

  27. asiont says:

    EyeShouldBeWorkin, are you kidding me?? tattoos mean AIDS risk???
    get some life and education.

  28. Praise St. Angie! says:


    to you, perhaps. sorry if I offended your sensibilities.

    but absolutely accurate.

  29. lrm says:

    Whoopi bugs the complte and utter cr*p out of me! She has for a long time…and watching her on that show is something I avoid-b/c I find her so annoying, smug and not as alternative as she likes to think. I don’t find her that intelligent/smart, either.
    But she’s the media poster ch ild of ‘the other view’, for the show…she’s just awful, to me.

  30. Huma says:

    After Whoopi Cushion said that crap about Roman Polanski not raping that 13 year old, I couldn’t care less about what she has to say.

    Same with Natalie Portman. Same with Johnny Depp. Screw ’em all.

  31. Jag says:

    I used to really like Whoopi, but not anymore. Hearing that she cheated while married is just icing on the cake of her defending that horrible pedophile that it wasn’t “rape rape.” Not ever going to be a fan of hers again.

  32. Mistral says:

    What Polanski did was rape, because the girl said, “No.” Reading the transcript of the girl’s statement makes that pretty clear. Sure, we can point out all of the stupid/bad choices made by the girl and her mother, but the point is she said “NO.” If a wife says “No” to her husband, it is rape. So, in terms of Polanski, what he did is inexcusable.

    Whoopi admitting infidelity isn’t surprising. I think it really is getting more and more common, sadly enough. I know quite a few male/female cheaters. Some now divorced, others with totally clueless spouses. There isn’t really an excuse for such a betrayal. We all have a choice. What is completely inexcusable in all of these cases we’ve been hearing about is the whole unprotected sex thing.

    If you’re going to cheat on me, then at least don’t be a complete moron/a-hole and have the decency to use protection…not that that’s foolproof…

  33. Ruffian9 says:

    RobN: I could not have said it better.

  34. nycmom10024 says:

    I must have totally read Whoopie’s comments diffently than most. I think she was saying JJ wanted to be something more when he meet Sandra, both for himself and for her. But the sad fact for him was, he could not be that person both of them wanted him to be. He is only who he is. But I don’t think she was stating she thought problems in Bullocks marriage led him to cheat. He is just that a cheater.

  35. Lilias says:

    RobN definitely said it best.

    If you don’t want to be in a committed relationship, then don’t be in one.

    If you want to date, don’t get married.

    If you have problems in your relationship, work on them or break up.

    Don’t cheat. Cheating is vile and low. It’s just so beyond disrespectful.

    Whoopi, you are wrong as hell for cheating and you know it, like all other cheaters know it but try to pretend like it’s “normal”. It might be rampant, but disrespect of the person you are supposed to love and have the highest regard for is not normal, nor should it be.

  36. Diva says:

    Did I just read someone saying tattoos are an AIDS risk? Seriously?



    No, really… was that person SERIOUS???? lmao

  37. Ana says:

    Tattoos can pose a risk for disease when not professionally done.
    That’s why they make you watch as they take the clean needles out of the sealed bags and watch as they dispose of them. At least that’s what my artist did.
    Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson got hep c from an infected tattoo needle. Although I don’t personally believe that…I think it was a drug needle. Or from them cheating.

    However tacky, the tattoos on that girl looks professionally done. I would be more concerned with the fact that she most likely sleeps around when it comes to disease transmission.

    I have been cheated on and have cheated. But with my spouse I don’t feel the urge to cheat. Yea, I can appreciate a good looking man but even considering cheating on my husband makes my stomach turn.

  38. Samsonite says:

    Diva, if you go to a disreputable tattoo parlor or one that doesn’t clean their supplies properly, you can contract all kinds of diseases and infections.

    Yes, that person was serious and it’s not a funny or a silly concern to have.

  39. Lilias says:

    Yes you can seriously get HIV from dirty tattoo needles.

    It’s a very serious concern. It’s not funny. It can and does happen. As long as you go to a place that uses sterilized equipment, you should be fine but there are PLENTY of places where they don’t do a good job of sterilization and people get all kinds of infections and diseases, including HIV.

  40. Dani says:

    I agree with Chelly on the Polanski thing, I think. I’m sick of hearing about it and would like people to move on.

    What he did was rape, and was wrong, and personally I’ve never seen any of his movies, but this thread wasn’t about Polanski so to once again read about THAT while trying to see what people thought about this is just annoying.

    Time to move on, and by move on I don’t mean forget what happened or suddenly not care and watch his movies again, but just to keep the talk to it’s own thread. It didn’t belong here, even if Whoopi said something about it months ago.

    One doesn’t relate to the other and people need to quit bringing it up when it’s not needed. Same with the Gosselins and the Jolie-Pitts. If the article isnt about them then for goodness sakes don’t make it about them.

    He’s an asshole and belongs in prison, yes, but in this thread? No

  41. ogechi says:

    Cheating in Marriages are not ok. Yes both sexes are culpable but that does not make it right. love whoopi anyway.

  42. Maritza says:

    If you can’t be loyal then don’t even bother in getting married. If there can’t be trust then why bother?

  43. asiont says:

    you can get AIDS if your tattoo artist is not proffesional just the same way you can get it if your doctor is not proffesional. so basicly if you say that tattoos mean an AIDS risk than flu vaccinations also mean an AIDS risk.

  44. SammyHammy says:

    “It’s nobody’s fault. Maybe he was looking for something different”

    That would make it HIS FAULT. Married people are not supposed to be looking for something different. If they are unhappy at home they should work on the issues with their spouse or separate, not screw around.

    Whoopi is just such an absolute moron. And apparently an unfaithful, dishonest slut, as well.

  45. Diva says:

    “you can get AIDS if your tattoo artist is not proffesional just the same way you can get it if your doctor is not proffesional. so basicly if you say that tattoos mean an AIDS risk than flu vaccinations also mean an AIDS risk.”

    THANK you, asiont!

    I wasn’t aware I was seen as a walking AIDS risk, lol, good to know!

  46. Lilias says:

    Diva: No one is saying that you have AIDS or that you are a walking AIDS risk.

    asiont: Yes, that’s basically what that means. Any unprofessional who deals with sticking something into your skin without sterilizing it first puts you at risk for HIV and other infections and diseases.

  47. coucou says:

    I LOVE that last pic of Whoopie, those eyes! She just looks like someone i’d love to meet and get to know. She’s great on the view, how ever the hell she tolerates that Hastle-hack, man i’ve got to hand it to her. I know the blonde white girl has to play her part, (conservative to Whoop’s liberal) but UGH (and i know what i’m talking ’bout, cuz i’m blonde and white) but that chick totally annoys the sh!t out of me. Love, love, love the Whoopi. She can be shocking, but she is never annoying, IMO.

    Anyway, i agree with what Whoopi is trying to say, and she totally has a point. I know it firsthand. I am divorced, and I cheated. It wasn’t because i was craving extra dong, it was because my emo-needs were not being met. Whoopi’s just trying to say that there are always underlying causes that sometimes the cheaters themselves aren’t even aware of. She’s got the courage and the cajonas to say it like it is. I guess i could say that as well for Hasselback, but damn, girl gets on my nerves – that voice! Aargh.

    Whoopi’s the Soul, Barb’s the Class, Joy’s the Bitch, and Elizabeth’s just the little harpy kewpy doll that pretty much props up the other real women’s personalities…