->'''Tommy:''' You say ''every'' girl that I date is going to break up the band.\\
'''Barry:''' Yeah, that's 'cause you only date band-breaker-uppers.
-->-- ''The Wedding Band''

Basically DieForOurShip, but aimed at a RealLife love interest of a celebrity or other public figure. She ([[AlwaysFemale and it almost always will be a woman]]) is hated by most of the fan base for "stealing him away from them", despite the painfully large probability that the fans have no hope of ever hooking up with him. [[FromBadToWorse The hate only intensifies if she happens to outlive him.]]

Seems to be most prevalent with musicians, but also happens with actors' and athletes' love interests. Whether or not they ''deserve'' the hate is another matter entirely. Here there be FanDumb, for you can rest assured that it will never, ''ever'' occur to any of the people who buy into this trope that the lives and relationships of celebrities are simply ''none of their business'', or that celebrities are as entitled to pursue relationships with whomever they choose as anyone.

Characters like this pop up in fiction, of course, and not just with musicians - any group of friends is liable to complain that the hero's new girlfriend is trying to "break up the FiveManBand". If she's a TemporaryLoveInterest introduced solely to use this plot, the girl in question may even be a direct parody of Music/YokoOno herself. Whether this character is treated with cynicism, sympathy, or indifference varies from show to show.

Related to DungeonmastersGirlfriend, if the love interest and the rest of the band don't see eye-to-eye. Also see LoveMakesYouUncreative if the love interest somehow manages to adversely affect the performance of the musician, actor, athlete, writer, or artist. See also AppleOfDiscord, ParentWithNewParamour, CoupleBomb, and FriendVersusLover. For the exact opposite, see CreatorCouple and ContractualPurity. If you were thinking of [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann another Yoko]], see LastKiss.

!!RealLife examples


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* Music/YokoOno, the {{Trope Namer|s}} and widow of [[Music/TheBeatles Beatle]] Music/JohnLennon. She's [[{{Misblamed}} frequently blamed]] for breaking up the Beatles, as per John's preference that she be by his side at all times despite the band's longstanding "no girlfriends in the studio" rule. Some claim Yoko upset the group dynamic by suggesting changes to the music or influencing John's opinions. While John was indeed inspired by Yoko and her work, arguably at the expense of his friendship with the others, the other Beatles themselves have acknowledged that the break-up was caused less by any scheming or maliciousness on her part (though they maintain that she wasn't the easiest person to get along with) and more by the fact that they'd simply been drifting apart musically and personally for some time, and she just happened to be there when it all imploded, leading to her becoming a scapegoat in the media.
** During the Beatles' first appearance on ''The Ed Sullivan Show'' in 1964, the caption "SORRY GIRLS, HE'S MARRIED" was superimposed over John. This referred to John Lennon's first wife, Cynthia. He actually married her in 1962, just as the Beatles were taking off in Britain, but was convinced to keep his marriage secret by Brian Epstein precisely because Epstein was worried about the effect a married Beatle would have on the fans. In other words, this trope was kicking in for John Lennon before he'd even ''heard'' of Yoko Ono.
** John Lennon to David Sheff in 1980: "When I met Yoko is when you meet your first woman and you leave the guys at the bar... The old gang of mine was over the moment I met her... but it so happened that the boys were well known and weren't just the local boys at the bar."

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* Music/AliciaKeys has been getting some of this, since she had an affair with Swizz Beats while he was married to Mashonda (though they were separated at the time).
* Music/CourtneyLove, widow of Music/{{Nirvana}} lead Music/KurtCobain. Frequently accused by conspiracy theorists of having Kurt Cobain killed. The fact that she referred to Cobain as an "asshole" shortly after his death didn't help (although she called him an asshole [[HowDareYouDieOnMe for killing himself]], and anger '''is''' a natural stage of grief.) Courtney's hostile relationship with the surviving members of Nirvana and Kurt's family didn't help. She also made a lot of enemies among fellow musicians. Suffice it to say that when Nirvana was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014, Courtney was booed when she stepped up to make a speech.
** The more rational Cobain fans/Love haters will sometimes suggest that Love ''indirectly'' killed Cobain by introducing him to the infamous bad habits that ''did'' take his life. Even when Cobain was ''already'' on the road to addiction way before he met her.
** The timing of Cobain's death right before the release of Hole's ''Live Through This'' makes one wonder. There's also the matter than Eldon Hoke, aka El Duce of Music/TheMentors, claims Love once offered to pay him a large sum of money to off Cobain (though the fact that Hoke was a deranged sex offender who later ended up being killed by a train while drunk doesn't make him the most credible source in the world). Also, Cobain's suicide note didn't actually mention suicide; it read more like a rationalization for Cobain's merely wanting to ''quit the band''.
*** The sheer ''logistics'' of somebody having somehow killed Cobain are absurd. But don't tell that to the [[FanDumb Fandom]]. They'll go apeshit if you even ''DARE'' suggest Courtney Love isn't a horrible human being.
** Nevermind ([[Music/{{Nevermind}} pun definitely intended]]) that Cobain exuded every conceivable sign of being suicidal and severely bipolar for his entire life (including trying to name an album "I Hate Myself and I Want to Die", but producers forced him to change the unsubtle title to "In Utero") and left a suicide note, and that Courtney Love was probably incapable of pulling off such a scheme without getting caught. In fact, Courtney and others staged an intervention shortly before Kurt's death. He went to rehab but then escaped back to Seattle, where he committed suicide.
** Kurt Cobain overdosed quite a few times in his last years, and Love is blamed as trying to "poison" him. Except that she ''[[http://www.alternativenation.net/10-reasons-why-kurt-cobain-wasnt-murdered/ revived him each time]]''. If she wanted to poison him, or wanted him to die, she would certainly wait for him to die before she phoned paramedics to say she "found him" dead.
** Some Nirvana fans claim that Kurt Cobain wrote Hole's ''Music/LiveThroughThis''. Everyone involved in making the record had said that it was Hole's work (although Music/KurtCobain did sing backup on two songs, and you have to actually listen carefully to hear him.)
** Music/{{Primus}} and Music/TomWaits have [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxiLXiWRqQs their take on it too]]. Maybe.
* One case where the hate actually turned out to be ''entirely deserved'' (though only seen [[HarsherInHindsight years later]] by all involved ''except'' the other band members, his relatives, and an angry VocalMinority of fans) was when ex-IdolSinger Kaori Moritani married [[Music/ToshimitsuDeyama Toshi]] of Music/XJapan. Soon after the marriage around 1996, Kaori recruited Toshi into a religious group called Home of Heart led by her friend (and likely lover) Masaya/Tooru Kurabuchi, and as a result of joining the religious group, Toshi left Music/XJapan and renounced rock music and VisualKei entirely in 1997, denouncing it as evil, breaking up the band and destroying or straining his friendships with all of his bandmates for around ten to twelve years. It would take until late 2009 for him to realize that the religious group was a ScamReligion and he had been a victim of FinancialAbuse, and to seek a divorce and bankruptcy protection as a result.
* Heather Mills, ex-wife of Beatle Music/PaulMcCartney. Their very public breakup made matters worse, and Mills certainly didn't endear herself to the public after the divorce. The [[AnimalWrongsGroup extremist and confrontational]] approach Mills took to animal rights, in contrast to Linda's and Paul's more moderate stance, didn't help matters. It got to the point where some commenters claimed she had ''beaten out Yoko'' as most hated Beatles love interest.
** Before Heather Mills, there was Linda Eastman. She got far less hate, however (indeed, approximately half the shit that Mills received was based on the fact that [[ReplacementScrappy Paul met and married her not very long after Linda died]]). Linda did get flak for not being [[{{Ojou}} ladylike and upper class]] like Paul's first girlfriend Jane Asher, but most of it was during the period she and Paul performed, with other musicians, as Music/{{Wings}}. Her perceived lack of musical talent led to such cruel jokes as "What do you call a cow with wings?" This ended after Paul returned permanently to his solo career, and the fact that she was [[IllGirl struggling with cancer]] made the public averse to heckling her.
*** There's an in-concert recording in circulation, the authenticity of which was never denied by the [=McCartneys=], of [[BrainBleach Linda's singing isolated off the mixing board]]. Apparently, her microphone was always turned off, and she was just allowed to think that she was up there singing. Being a bad singer doesn't mean she was a horrible bitch like her haters used to say, though.
*** Besides, it was Paul's idea to put Linda in the band. Linda was a photographer, not a musician, and she had her own career before she met Paul. She always admitted that she was no virtuoso. The fact that she and Paul were HappilyMarried for 29 years helped diffuse the hate.
** The other Beatle wives and girlfriends had to deal with this in spades, particularly during the initial rush of Beatlemania. Pattie Boyd and Maureen Cox, the first wives of Music/GeorgeHarrison and Music/RingoStarr respectively, were subjected to beatings, scratchings, and death threats from fans who were upset that "their" boys had been stolen.
* Nancy Spungen was often considered the "Yoko Ono" of seminal British punk band Music/TheSexPistols and has been the subject of considerable controversy. A troubled and possibly mentally ill teenage groupie who got involved with troubled Sex Pistols "bassist" Music/SidVicious, Nancy has been blamed for Sid's heroin addiction and degeneration. She was hated by other Pistols members (being an American didn't help) and ridiculed by the press. While most agree that she did introduce Sid to heroin, he was well-known to have already been regularly abusing a number of other drugs (mostly speed) and her influence on his already dramatically self-destructive behaviour is very likely exaggerated. She was murdered shortly after the Sex Pistols broke up. Although Sid was arrested for the murder, many believe that her murder was committed by a drug dealer in a deal gone bad. [[DestructiveRomance Those crazy kids may just have been meant for each other.]] Keep in mind that Sid's own ''mother'' Anne was a heroin addict, who provided him with his fatal dose. For some, intentionally.
* Brad Nowell of Music/{{Sublime}} was married to his wife, Troy, for all of two weeks before dying of a heroin overdose on the very day the band finished recording the album that would make them famous. It didn't help that the name "Sublime" was copyrighted only under Brad's name, leaving full rights to all of the band's music and merchandising in the hands of his widow, and not his former bandmates, Eric Wilson and Bud Gaugh. This culminated in a fierce legal battle when Wilson and Gaugh attempted to reunite the band with a new singer. Although many fans opposed the use of the Sublime name themselves, the argument that the decision to use it should be in the hands of the surviving band members and not the singer's girlfriend has some merit.
* When she was dating Ritchie Neville from the BoyBand ''Five'', Creator/BilliePiper was subject to this. These days, Billie Piper is a household name and well-accepted actress in Britain and no one cares about ''Five'' any more.
* Another Japanese victim: Ami Onuki from Music/PuffyAmiYumi, the wife of Teruhiko "Teru" Kobashi from GLAY. Western fangirls keep insisting they're "just about to get divorced", no matter what Ami does and says about that (like, you know, using ''both'' her engagement and wedding rings ''in almost any Puffy picture she's featured in'').
* The other half of Puffy, Yumi Yoshimura, was subject to a lot of fangirl ire when she married very popular singer Takanori Nishikawa, better known as T.M.Revolution. When Nishikawa divorced her four years later after evidence she had cheated on him surfaced, the hatred intensified, but was surely accompanied by plenty of schadenfreudic glee.
* Megumi Oishi, media talent wife of the J-Rock star Hyde. For his part, Hyde never made a secret of his longtime crush on her, which dates to from before he even met her in person; consequently, there are just as many fans that were very happy at the news of their engagement and marriage.
* Miyavi (first from Due Le Quartz, now in S.K.I.N) marries IdolSinger Miyuki "Melody" Ishikawa. [[http://community.livejournal.com/jrocksecret/30843.html#cutid1 Fangirl wankery ensues.]]
* Rare male example: some fans of the Music/SpiceGirls went up in arms for this reason when David and Victoria Beckham first got engaged. These days feelings seem to be reversed, with Victoria getting flak from David Beckham fans, and even worse if said fangirls are into slashing Beckham with Michael Owen.
* Iman, wife of Music/DavidBowie, gets some of this. (If you believe the Areaologists, it's because she's officially ended the age of Free [=ShArea=].)
** Not as much as Angie, despite the fact that she didn't really ''have'' to DieForOurShip.
* Tiffany Darwich was a popular IdolSinger during the mid and late [[TheEighties 1980]]s. When she had the Music/NewKidsOnTheBlock as back-up artists during her tour, their fame sky-rocketed and soon they were more famous than she was. When Tiffany briefly dated one of the New Kids, Jonathan "Jon" Knight... well, Hell broke loose, and Tiffany was hotly bashed by the same teenage girls who used to love her.
** Made HilariousInHindsight by the fact that Jonathan later revealed he was StraightGay, and that he and Tiffany actually were more like PlatonicLifePartners: ''Tiffany'' was among the first ones who said so, which later Jon himself confirmed. She was rather worried because she was the one who (accidentally) outed Jon to the public, but he told her not to worry about it; he had came out to friends and family years before, and although he never made any real public announcement, it was never really a ''secret.''
* [[HappilyMarried Gerard Way from My Chemical Romance and Lyn-Z from Mindless Self Indulgence]]. Somewhat unusual in that the bitching comes from both bands' fanbases.
** Two words: Eliza Cuts. His marriage to the lovely and talented Lyn-Z is considered by some to be an upgrade by several miles, especially since reading the "I am not just Mrs. [[Music/MyChemicalRomance Gerard Way]]" article.
* Many fans of the progressive metal band Music/{{Queensryche}} feel that ever since lead singer Geoff Tate's wife, Susan, took over the band's management, things have gone downhill. [[http://www.anybodylistening.net/breakdownroom/index.php?topic=1449.0;viewResults This discussion elaborates further on the point]], and Michael Wilton's testimony [[http://www.blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=176587 confirmed as much]] once the band fired both Geoff and Susan Tate in June 2012.
* Marcello Cabuli. The husband of Tarja Turunen from Music/{{Nightwish}}, who's earned a lot of the flak for Tarja's problems with the band, ending in a rather nasty TakeThat firing.
** Also, you wouldn't even ''believe'' how crazy some of Tuomas Holopainen's fangirls can get if they even vaguely suspect someone is his girlfriend. Death threats have been involved.
* Inversion: pretty much nobody doubts that Music/OzzyOsbourne's success and wealth since TheEighties (not to mention his not having died yet from his drug and alcohol abuse) is almost entirely due to his wife and manager Sharon.
** Somewhat inverted inversion: the involvement of Sharon Osbourne in Blizzard of Ozz caused significant discord between Ozzy and his bandmates, the bassist Bob Daisley and drummer Lee Kerslake, and they soon departed from Ozzy's band.
** And don't let us get started on what she did to Music/IronMaiden in Ozzfest 2005...
* Rock guitar hero and nice guy extraordinaire Music/BrianMay got some flak from the press in the late 80's when he left his wife and children for actress Anita Dobson, with whom he'd already been involved for a few years but hitherto strongly denied there'd been anything going on. Fans seemed not to mind, though, and they welcomed her. When it was later revealed Brian had cheated on Anita as well, for a while, with his secretary, both Brian and Anita got redemption and it was the other woman who received public humiliation. She's probably relieved there was no Twitter back then.
* Some Music/{{NSYNC}} fans still blame their demise on Creator/CameronDiaz, who Music/JustinTimberlake began dating around the same time he started to seriously work on his solo career. Music/BritneySpears also received a lot more hatred than was warranted back in the late 90's/early 2000's, when she was dating Timberlake. It was pretty much impossible to go on an *NSYNC message board/chat room where Spears wasn't being bashed ([[DieForOurShip to the point of wishing her dead)]]. Granted, all the Britney-hatred has eased up since then and people who dislike her nowadays will state reasons more valid than [[FanDumb "OH MY GOD SHE STOLE MY MAN!".]]
* Some of [[Music/NineInchNails Trent Reznor's]] fangirls predictably started whining after his engagement about how his relationship distracts him from music (they're just jealous it's not them, clearly). What's weird is seeing a ''[[http://www.theninhotline.net/news/archives/backissue.php?y=09&m=5#1242308700 46-year old fanboy]]'' whining about it. The guy who got sent his thoughts on Trent to assumed he was a disgruntled ''groupie'' at first (being named Irit doesn't help, though).
* David Gilmour's then-girlfriend/now-wife, Polly Samson, wrote the lyrics for Music/PinkFloyd's 1994 album, ''Music/TheDivisionBell''. Gilmour said this was because he's never felt like he was particularly good at writing lyrics (with the lone exception of "Sorrow") - Music/SydBarrett and Music/RogerWaters always took care of that, and once he buggered off Gilmour had to pick up the slack.
* A notable aversion is [[CreatorCouple Rasa Davies, first wife of]] Music/TheKinks' Ray Davies. She contributed some well-regarded backing vocals to several of the band's greatest songs (e.g. "Sunny Afternoon", "Waterloo Sunset", "Autumn Almanac") and acted as a peacemaker between Davies and the rest of the group. After she divorced him, the group recorded some of their worst albums.
* [[Music/TheJonasBrothers Nick Jonas]] dated Music/MileyCyrus. Both of which received a lot of hate for doing that.
** Cyrus' current boyfriend, actor Liam Hemsworth, who she [[RomanceOnTheSet met on the set]] of ''Literature/TheLastSong'', tends to get backlash from "Niley" ''supporters''. It probably didn't help that Miley's move to a more mature image occurred around the same time as her romance with Liam.
** And now, Nick and Delta Goodrem are both getting this since they got together in June 2011.
*** News that, ironically enough, Goodrem was/is a rabid Miley fangirl made some waves online.
*** Music/NickJonas is almost due for a bunch of flak from Delta fans (And former Delta fans) for "Distracting her from her music".
** Music/SelenaGomez also got hate while dating Nick. Pretty much any girl dating a Jonas Brother has to go through this; even Kevin's wife has this problem sometimes.
* Music/{{Gorillaz}}'s ex-guitarist Paula Cracker is not popular among the fans, even though she left before the band ever recorded an album and was replaced by Noodle. Admittedly they have some reason; she was 2D's girlfriend and cheated on him with Murdoc... [[DoubleStandard but HE isn't blamed by the fangirls]].
* Adrienne Armstrong. Music/GreenDay has some pretty crazy fangirls who start online petitions calling for Billie Joe to divorce Adie (with [[{{Yandere}} a select few]] expressing desires to ''[[MurderTheHypotenuse kill]]'' her). Creepy thing is, most of these girls are between the ages of 13 and 16.
* Caron Bernstein, the now ex-wife of Music/{{Rammstein}} guitarist Richard Z. Kruspe, got a lot of this treatment during their marriage. The significant others of the other band members have had this treatment, too, but not ''nearly'' to the same extent that Caron had.
* Dorothea Hurley, the wife of [[Music/BonJovi Jon Bon Jovi]], got fangirl hatred ''in spades'' in TheNineties for being Jon's [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Victorious Childhood Friend]]. Since they're HappilyMarried even now, it looks like things have worn off. ''Hopefully''.
** One of those fangirls was, of all people, Music/{{Pink}}. She once went on record as saying that as a young girl, she burst out crying and ripped up all her Bon Jovi posters when she heard Jon was getting married...and in a CrowningMomentOfAwesome, upon hearing about the interview, Jon actually sent her a pair of his pants, with a note that said "Now you can finally get in my pants!"
* Arguably, could be applied to Chantal Kreviazuk, pop singer and wife to OurLadyPeace frontman Raine Maida. Then again, the [[FanCommunityNicknames Clumsy Congress]] was [[BrokenBase too busy fighting with itself to notice her influence.]]
* Averted with Music/TheFall. The band's numerous line-ups have often featured Mark E. Smith's current girlfriend or wife, who generally provides a stabilising influence. The years with then-wives Brix Smith (in the 1980s and early 1990) and Elena Poulou (in the 2000s) coincided with some of the band's most successful and critically acclaimed albums.
* Averted with Music/TomWaits. His wife Kathleen Brennan is often referred to as "his muse" by both himself and by the media, and is responsible for introducing him to the music of Music/CaptainBeefheart, heavily influencing his musical direction and leading to his most critically-acclaimed albums.
* A truly creepy amount of hatred, including death threats, is being aimed at Music/SelenaGomez. Her crime? Being seen snuggling with Music/JustinBieber. [[http://technolog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/01/04/5765102-justin-bieber-army-fills-twitter-with-death-threats-again Here's a report on that]]. Now that they're confirmed to be dating, she has received even ''more'' constant bashing on the internet.
** There are also [[LesYay Demi/Selena]] shippers who despise Justin.
** She's barely the first one: Kim Kardashian got similar threats too, after she posed with Justin for a Twitter photo which the latter jokingly captioned "my girlfriend", which some fans took very seriously.
* Selena Gomez also got hate when she briefly dated Taylor Lautner of ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' fame.
** She also has issues because even when the fans aren't bashing her, she'll have more people show up at the backstage door to mob Justin leaving than came to her concerts.
* Creator/KimKardashian also got hate on hip-hop sites and forums after she started dating (and then got pregnant by) Music/KanyeWest. This was not as much about fans wanting to be with Kanye, as much as an issue of how his fans felt about whatever effect she would have on his image and street credibility. There is also the public perception issue of Kim, and the (to some) irony of Kanye's biggest hit being "Gold Digger" only caught her further flak.
** A lot of people on these same forums criticised Kanye (and Kim by extension) for mentioning her on [[ProductionPosse GOOD Music]]'s collaboration album ''Cruel Summer'' three times (in the three singles) - "Mercy", "Clique" and "Cold" (the last one of these three is a good TakeThat at Kim's ex Kris Humphries).
* A really creepy example for Music/{{Journey}}: in the mid-90s, there was a Yahoo group called "Steve Perry's Photo Palace" (now defunct). Said group had huge amounts of defaced pictures of Steve's former girlfriend, Sherrie, along with hateful, derogatory, and violent comments directed towards the poor woman. The horrible thing? At that point, Perry had been broken up with her for well over 10 years. [[FanDumb Yeah. That.]]
* Music/{{Usher}} didn't have many problems while dating Rozanda Thomas/Chilli from TLC, as his fans loved to see them together. Hell broke loose when he dated and then married his stylist, a single mother named Tameka Foster. Fandom and Usher's own family saw Tameka as a GoldDigger and gave her the cold shoulder, even more after she and Usher got married (which Usher's dear mom refused to attend, and it'd take 'em a while to rekindle their bond). His first album after his marriage completely tanked, and everyone blamed Tameka for that, to the point that Usher had to defend his married life on live TV. Even after the birth of their second kid, the pressure on them didn't diminish, and soon they got divorced.
* Music/AshleeSimpson, when she started dating and later married Music/FallOutBoy bassist Pete Wentz, got this a ''lot'' from the Fall Out Boy fanbase.
* When Music/{{Rihanna}} and Music/ChrisBrown were dating, this reaction wasn't any worse than usual. Then he got arrested for domestic abuse. Many fans proceeded to say some of the most nasty things they could, saying it was her fault because she gave him herpes/cheated on him/etc.
** And now that they're back together, the roles have been reversed with Music/ChrisBrown getting the lump sum of criticism because of the previous DomesticAbuse.
* Music/TaylorSwift got this when she was dating Music/JoeJonas. Then Joe infamously dumped her via a phone call [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap and the fans took her side.]] The fact Joe started dating Camilla Belle so soon after did not help matters.
* Music/KylieMinogue got some of this from Music/{{INXS}} fans when the late Michael Hutchence dated her. The flipside also happened - some people gave this treatment to Hutchence, as they felt he was "corrupting" Minogue.
* Noting on how many boybands are marketed in Korea, some {{fangirl}}s can create a huge InternetBackdraft when their bias is getting hitched on a girl. Same goes for girl groups, but it's more prominent with boy band fangirls.
** Music/SHINee's Kim Jonghyun, who's constantly shipped with fellow members (especially Key) and actress Shin Sekyung once briefly dated. Right after this was revealed, fans went wild and a fan theory even began that it was just a cover story for [=JongKey=]. Despite Sekyung's public image as a kindhearted young woman, fanfics rolled in with her portrayed as a villainous, awful and generally unpleasant person, and she's sometimes used as the main antagonist, killed, or simply disregarded entirely (though the latter generally occurs in fics specifically set in an alternate universe). Fans later accepted the relationship since it made [=SHINee=]'s fanbase grow.
** Just merely ''mentioning'' that one's a friend of a certain idol can get hate. Music/{{Juniel}} was a case of this when she casually mentioned she's friends with some Music/{{Exo}} members. Some are her school friends and she's also filmed a CF with them so it was natural, yet Exo-Ls interpreted this as Juniel dating one of them and being an attention whore.
** What do you get when idols from two extremely popular groups, say Music/GirlsGeneration and Music/{{Exo}}, date? The Taeyon/Baekhyun fiasco. Fans were ''outraged'' when the two were caught dating and having left couple subliminal messages to each other in 2014, angry they ruined their slash pairings or simply didn't stay single. Many try to justify their hate with "fan entitlement" excuses (e.g. their social media is "only for fans", fans have a right to their private lives because they buy their merchandise), but others with common sense know what their real deal is.
* Sarah Orzechowski and Music/PanicAtTheDisco's Brendon Urie. There was a "joke" about them being engaged, which actually was real. Needless to say, {{fangirl}}s began to freak out and get jealous (even using some of Panic's lyrics to basically call Sarah a whore).
* According to the other members of Music/MotleyCrue, Creator/PamelaAnderson became this when she married drummer Tommy Lee. According to Nikki Sixx, Pamela Anderson convinced Tommy that he was the most talented and important member of the band and that he deserved to be in the spotlight more. This apparently caused tension between Tommy and the rest of his band when he began to demand more creative control on the albums. Sixx also blames Anderson for Tommy's eventual departure from the band.
* Dave Lombardo of Music/{{Slayer}} once quit the band because the other members would not allow him to bring his wife on tour with them.
* When [[ChristmasCake 32-year-old]] [[Series/TheXFactor Xtra Factor]] Co-host, Caroline Flack started dating Music/OneDirection's youngest member, 17-year-old (at the time) [[LikesOlderWomen Harry Styles]], there were the to-be-expected [[MayDecemberRomance cradle robbing]] jokes... and then there were the death threats. Some fans hated her because she "stole" Harry away from them, some because she got in the way of [[PortmanteauCoupleName Larry]] [[HeterosexualLifePartners Stylinson]], and some because... well, they just didn't like her.
** The other boy's girlfriends have all seen varying degrees of hate as well, with the exception being Louis' girlfriend from before he auditioned for X Factor, Hannah, who was friends with the other boys and seemed to be universally adored. Fans were crushed when they broke up, but chalked it up to ExecutiveMeddling. That is until he started dating a model a few months later. Needless to say, the model was not popular with the fans initially. She has developed a bit of a fan-base herself since then because she is ''really pretty'' and apparently quite nice to fans she meets, (which is also what caused fans to eventually accept Liam's older girlfriend, Danielle, [[RomanceOnTheSet who was a background dancer on their series of X Factor]].)
*** Whilst on tour in Australia, a secretary for a radio station struck up a rapport with Zayn Malik, who asked her out for drinks. It wasn't long before [[GreenEyedMonster the fanbase]] caught wind of it, and they immediately flooded her Facebook with abusive messages and rang up the radio station to declare their outrage. [[http://entertainment.msn.co.nz/article.aspx?id=8450727 The poor woman was so overwhelmed that she cancelled the date]].
* When Music/GuySebastian first went public with his girlfriend in March 2004, many fangirls were upset over not getting the chance to be his ... erm ... ''first''. (Sebastian was something of a sex symbol and a TeenIdol when he won ''Australian Idol'' some months before.) However, negative reactions to their relationship decreased ''dramatically'' once the public discovered that the couple had known each other for almost a ''decade'' and had been romantically involved for much of that time. Since Sebastian married her in 2008 and had his first child with her in 2012, there's actually been growing support for the couple.
* When Music/TaylorSwift and Harry Styles of Music/OneDirection dated in late 2012, there was hate spewing from both fandoms. Fans of One Direction flocked to the idea of Larry Stylinson (the ship of Styles and his fellow bandmate Louis Tomlinson), while Swifites supported Taylor Squared (Swift and Taylor Lautner), or any one of her and her other boyfriends. The backlash was notably a lot worse with the DIrectioners than the Swift fanbase: for example, when Swift supposedly mocked Styles during the 2012 Grammys and then went to the 2013 Brit Awards, many One Direction fans told her to 'get out of England'.
** Harry Styles and Kendall Jenner. Like Swift who is infamous for writing TakeThat songs at her ex-boyfriends, Jenner has a notorious reputation as a member of the hated Kardashian family.
** When Harry's Music/OneDirection bandmate Zayn Malik decided to quite the group in March 2015, Malik's fiancee, Music/LittleMix singer Perrie Edwards was widely blamed by the fandom for his exit. This was not helped when former Boyzone and Westlife manager Louis Walsh weighed in by implying that [[http://www.mtv.co.uk/zayn-malik/news/is-louis-walsh-actually-blaming-perrie-edwards-for-zayn-malik-1d-split girlfriends were often the causes of band break-ups]].
* When Kris Tait replaced the Amazing Stacia as Music/{{Hawkwind}}'s resident stage dancer, she very quickly extended her remit to cover choreography, stage direction, and even playlist choices. It helped that she had become Mrs Dave Brock, the distaff half of the band's legendarily autocratic leader. several band members were sidelined, or left in disgust, and both they and a sizeable minority of fans considered she had gained far too much influence over the Hawkwind Collective.
* Anita Pallenberg, girlfriend of Music/TheRollingStones' Music/BrianJones, threw him over for bandmate Music/KeithRichards (while Jones was being hospitalized for pneumonia) during a visit by the trio to Morocco. While Jones helped drive Pallenberg away with physical and emotional abuse (Although it was mutual), the betrayal worsened his already-deteriorating mental and emotional state, destroyed his already-shaky relationship with Richards, and increased his marginalization within the Stones' camp...ultimately resulting in his expulsion from the band and subsequent untimely death.
* Former Music/{{Supertramp}} member Roger Hodgson has cited Rick Davies' wife managing the band as one of the reasons for leaving and not participating in the reunions. Their mid-1970's producer Ken Scott [[WordOfGod mentioned in his memoirs]] that by ''Crisis? What Crisis?'', the bandmembers' girlfriends and wives were constantly at odds with each other; he describes that the way many people are led to believe (falsely) that The Beatles' group tensions were precipitated by Yoko Ono and Linda [=McCartney=] was actually the atmosphere Supertramp were in at the time.
* Even Gail Zappa, widow of Music/FrankZappa, gets a lot of hate nowadays. But this has more to do with how she handled Zappa's career after his death than during his life. Two things seem to irk fans the most: 1) Only releasing new albums with Zappa music in small quantities, despite the fact that there are literally four vaults with unreleased recordings by Zappa available in his archives. 2) Protecting Zappa's musical copyright to the point that even people who organize festivals to honor Frank's music are sued.
* Both former members of [[Music/{{Tatu}} t.A.T.u.]] [[OldShame have long since moved past their]] [[BaitAndSwitchLesbians "lesbian"]] days, but fans still want them to be together. Yulia's ex- "husband"(they weren't legally married but she called him such), Parviz, wasn't seen as good enough or attractive as her.
** The other vocalist, Lena Katina, also got married and her husband got [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aX_ISxOuh2Y about the same reaction as Yulia's]] as shown in the comments.
** The best part is fans don't seem upset about Lena and Yulia having kids. Some fans are perfectly fine with them being themselves, but there are some who [[LesYay want them to reconcile and get back together]] despite evidence of Yulia completely destroying any chance of a reunion with her "my way or the high way" attitude, thus having their ironically named "Love In Every Moment" single filmed separately [[DownerEnding because Lena didn't want to be in the same room as Yulia.]]
* Elyssa Jerret, ex-wife of Music/{{Aerosmith}} guitarist Joe Perry. She has been described as someone who drove wedges between Perry and vocalist Music/StevenTyler, despite being childhood friends with the latter. And she had a penchant for getting into fights with band members and/or band wives, one of which led to Perry quitting the band from 1979 to 1985.

[[folder:Athletes' Love Interests]]
* The biggest sports equivalent of John and Yoko may be Wayne Gretzky and wife Janet. Many Edmonton Oiler fans still believe Janet's acting career was one of the main reasons Gretzky OK'd the 1988 trade to Los Angeles, beginning the breakup of an Oilers team that won the Stanley Cup five times in seven years.
* Music/JessicaSimpson caught a rather ridiculous amount of flak for dating Dallas Cowboys' QB Tony Romo. In this case, it was from other ''men'' because Romo had a few high-profile bad games shortly afterwards.
** And as befits the trope, some of Simpson's detractors nicknamed her "Yoko Romo."
** Obviously a parody, but Artie Lange referred to her as "the cunt who broke up 98°".
** The Music/JessicaSimpson example is probably the purest version of this trope due to some sports fans, particularly US football fans, being rather superstitious. If his game goes downhill around the same time that he starts dating or marries someone, that someone is to blame for upsetting the apple cart. If it wasn't her, it would have been something else that was going on at that time. Some Cowboys fans accused Jessica of ruining Romo's concentration simply by being in the stands during the games (which begs the question: if he couldn't concentrate on the game--and he actually DID concentrate perfectly fine as far as we can tell--wouldn't it be ''his'' fault and not hers?)
*** In hindsight, it seems unfair to hang Romo's failures on Music/JessicaSimpson. As of 2013 Romo has well established himself as a "December Dud". Playing very poorly late in the season and often choking in clutch situations where the whole season is on the line. As of Summer 2013, in 9 seasons cowboys he has led them to the playoffs only 3 times and only won a single playoff game.
*** Need more proof? His infamous "botched snap" against Seattle, occurred nearly a year before they began dating.
* Romo and Jessica was preceded by Jason Sehorn and Angie Harmon. The fact that Sehorn played for the New York Giants while Harmon was a Cowboys fan didn't help.
* Supermodel Gisele Bundchen has become subject to the ire of many of New England Patriots quarterback Creator/TomBrady's fans for supposed negative influence on his postseason performances. Since the two began dating in 2007, Brady has failed to lead his team to a championship despite winning two MVP awards and twice taking them to the best regular season record in the league (including an undefeated 16-0 in 2007, which ended in one of the biggest upsets in sports history when the Patriots lost the Super Bowl to the New York Giants). Couple this with Bundchen's occasionally controversial public statements, ''especially'' when she was caught on camera criticizing the Patriots' receivers, after she endured being taunted and heckled by rowdy Giants fans, you can see why football fans would be wary of her.
-->''You've got to catch the ball when you're supposed to catch the ball. My husband cannot [[PrecisionFStrike fucking]] throw the ball and catch the ball at the same time. I can't believe [the Patriots' receivers] dropped the ball so many times.'' -- '''Gisele Bundchen'''
** Brady's Patriots did lose the next two Super Bowls, both of them against the Giants ''and'' Eli Manning, since he, in late 2006, dated and, in 2009, married Gisele. During a roundtable discussion at a fundraiser appearance in California, [[http://boston.cbslocal.com/2012/09/27/tom-brady-recalls-embarrassing-super-bowl-memory-created-by-gisele-bundchen/ Brady regretted what Gisele said]] after learning of the news, and even told her, "Why did you say that?" It remains to be seen if all will be forgiven now that Brady and the Patriots won Super Bowl XLIX against the Seahawks.
* When UsefulNotes/FormulaOne champion Ayrton Senna was killed, his girlfriend Adriane Galisteu managed to get media prominence, in a Creator/ParisHilton kind of way. F1 fans regard her as a self-serving vulture.
** Some people compared her unfavorably to Senna's former girlfriend, ex-porn actress turned children show's host Maria Gracia Meneghel aka Xuxa. Really not helped by Senna saying in two interviews that, after his first wife, Xuxa was the only woman he ever wanted to marry.
*** Even his family ''hated'' Adriane: they gave Xuxa the 'widow's' seat.
** Going to present day F1, Nicole Scherzinger, one of the Pussycat Dolls and Lewis Hamilton's girlfriend, gets a lot of ire from fangirls, mainly for drawing attention to herself and showboating when the camera's on her. She's been blamed for the splitting of Lewis and his manager and father Anthony, nevermind that Anthony apparently was a [[StageMom Stage Dad]]. Yes, some number of people that hate her want to ship Hamilton with Adrian Sutil, but let's note that as of this edit, she's the only present day F1 WAG to get this much ire.
** Ashley Judd is UsefulNotes/IndyCar's equivalent, getting as many accusations about showboating and drawing attention to herself as Scherzinger. It doesn't help that, since UsefulNotes/IndyCar is not as well known as F1 or NASCAR, she ''does'' get more attention than her husband Dario Franchitti in the press, even in his home country of the UK. They have since divorced. WildMassGuessing immediately ensued as to why. (Popular theories include that she was clingy, a view shared by fellow driver Tony Kanaan, chose her family over him, or because it'd be awkward to have who is technically an immigrant for a husband when she's trying to get a Senate seat, back when it was thought she would run for one.) No one was very shocked when they announced they were divorcing, but few were impressed when Ashley tried to use Dario's career ending crash as a reason to get back together with him and claimed they ''were'' back together, despite Dario having already found a new girlfriend.
** Teresa Earnhardt is this in UsefulNotes/{{NASCAR}}. She took over Dale Earnhardt, Inc. after Dale Sr.'s death, and did such a good job of running it into the ground that she ended up driving both Michael Waltrip and Dale Earnhardt Jr. from the team (Waltrip moved his own race team to full-time status in response; Junior now drives for Hendrick Motorsports, which initially caused a row since this makes him a teammate to Dale Sr.'s one-time rival Jeff Gordon). After being forced to sell the team in early 2009 due to financial difficulties, she became an InNameOnly partner at the merged Earnhardt Ganassi Racing, and all but stopped showing up at the racetrack (instead, fellow owners Chip Ganassi and Felix Sabates took public duites); the last of "her" drivers, Martin Truex, Jr., fled to Waltrip's team in 2010, and was replaced by a former/returning Ganassi driver, Jamie [=McMurray=]. Three years later, EGR abandoned the engine alliance that she had established with Dale Sr's former owner Richard Childress and became a client of the aforementioned Hendrick Motorsports, which foreshadowed her complete removal from the team's ownership group the next year.
*** It didn't help that she rejected Junior's offer to take over Dale Earnhardt, Inc. back in 2007, which ultimately led to his decision to leave for Hendrick. Junior would later prove that he's an excellent team owner, as seen by his Xfinity/Truck series team JR Motorsports, which regularly fields top-tier teams in each series and won the 2014 Xfinity championship with Chase Elliott behind the wheel. Note that Junior is her stepson, also making her a WickedStepmother of sorts.
* While supporters of the Spanish football team didn't have anything against Sara Carbonero, the HotScoop girlfriend of goalkeeper Casillas (except maybe some jealous female fans), after Spain lost to Switzerland in the 2010 {{FIFA World Cup}}, some put the blame on Sara, accusing her of distracting Casillas ([[http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/06/18/spanish-goalkeepers-girlfriend-distracts-british-press/ the foreign press in particular...]]). All was forgiven and forgotten after Spain won the tournament (specially after [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMmAXEIjuhw this]]).
* R&B singer Toni Braxton is particularly despised by [[UsefulNotes/{{Basketball}} Dallas Mavericks]] fans: During the early 1990's, she allegedly was dating team stars Jason Kidd and Jim Jackson at the same time, sparking a rift between the two and eventually leading to the break up of a potentially powerful Mavericks team. Both Kidd and Jackson have denied ever dating Braxton. Braxton never confirmed or denied it, further stoking fan hate.
* Actress Noureen Dewulf got this treatment from fans of [[UsefulNotes/NationalHockeyLeague the Buffalo Sabres]]. Having married the Vezina Trophy winning goaltender Ryan Miller not long before the start of the 2011-2012 NHL season, she was targeted by Sabres fans and ''[[SeriousBusiness the local media]]'' not long after Miller struggled during the first half of the season. The rumors of Miller requesting a trade to the Anaheim Ducks so he could be closer to his wife only made it worse.
* Roger Federer's wife Mirka is a somewhat complicated case. His most dedicated and knowledgeable fans tend to think highly of her, knowing how much she's contributed to her husband's career. But her looks has been the target of very nasty comments from both fans and media, especially after they had started out with her being the prettier of the pair, he turned out to be BeautifulAllAlong and she lost her athletic build after her own tennis career ended and got fat. Meanwhile, the media has occasionally gone after her, particularly at the end of 2003/beginning of 2004, when she was blamed for his parting with his then-coach (shortly after that she stopped giving interviews). The yellower Swiss press has especially told stories about her dating an older member of the United Arab Emirates royal family before she got involved with Roger, and tried to portray her as controlling.
* This happened to the fastest man in the world and Olympic gold medalist, UsainBolt, who caved in to the pressure from his fans as well as his countrymen's disapproval of his dating a white woman and ended up dumping his girlfriend, stating that he need to focus on the 2012 Track & Field trials and the upcoming the Olympic games.
* As a result of her boyfriend Kevin-Prince Boateng's poor start of the 2012-2013 season, Melissa Satta is getting this not just from [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball AC Milan]] fans, but from the manager Massimiliano Allegri as well.
* When Albert Pujols signed a 10-year, $254 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in December 2011, his wife, Deidre, started appearing on St. Louis TV and radio news shows, making statements about why Albert made his decision and what would have made him stay, which led to St. Louis Cardinals fans viewing "DeeDee" as a Yoko figure. Their ire has died down considerably since then, but some people still think he left because she wanted to move to California (but ultimately, she and Albert kept their family in St. Louis).
* The saga of then Manchester United star David Beckham and love interest Victoria ("Posh Spice"). Many Manchester United fans despise her, blaming her negative influence for his move away from the club. Folklore has it that she was too snooty and London-biaised to want to slum it in a [[OopNorth Third World city]] like Manchester, an impossible 200 miles away from London and therefore hideously remote. And besides, Manchester ''had no shops!'' No Selfridges, No Harrods, no Oxford Street... Reality is a lot more complicated than this, and involved famously autocratic boss Alex Ferguson screaming into Beckham's face from two inches away, when Beckham dared imply that (just sometimes) football was less important than, say, his wife's difficult pregnancy with their first child... the breakdown in trust and respect between Beckham and Ferguson was probably a far bigger factor than Victoria in his electing to leave the club. But try telling the fans this...
* Yana Rudovskaya, the second wife of Russian skater Evgeni Plushenko, is apparently [[http://community.livejournal.com/fandomsecrets/611809.html?thread=384095201#t384095201 "too old and wringly and ugly" AND "too opinionated and bitchy" for him.]]
** [[VocalMinority That person was in the minority.]] Most of the Plushenko fans adore her, especially since she had a hand into him coming out of retirement. Everyone agrees that his first wife (and mother of his first child) Maria Ermak was a bitch, though. (Not so surprisingly, she's been blamed for his retirement.)
** The real people who have gone after Rudovskaya are those who objected to Plushenko's less than gracious behavior when he lost the gold in Vancouver, especially those that liked him in general; it was easier for them to believe she spurred him to it, rather than fully blame him alone.
* Although Andre Agassi's marriage to BrookeShields didn't seem to attract much criticism, it didn't escape notice that it was only after the divorce that he began to be seen as something more than unfulfilled promise. Fortunately, his marriage to his second wife (and eventual mother to his children) did not attract any notion of him possibly getting distracted from tennis, what with his second wife being 22-time Grand Slam winner Steffi Graf.

[[folder:Other Famous People's Love Interests]]
* Creator/OrlandoBloom's old girlfriend Kate Bosworth was despised by a large number of fans, and his ex wife (and the mother of his child) Miranda Kerr wasn't doing so well either. An example is [[http://www.journalfen.net/community/dl_anon/339373.html here]]. It's apparently [[http://deadpan.wordpress.com/2009/02/06/live-from-the-set-of-sympathy-for-delicious/ okay]] to yell "A dingo ate my baby" to Miranda because she's Australian, UnfortunateImplications (misogyny ''and'' xenophobia) be damned.
** For the most part it seems that the people bashing Kerr are the ones who were either most enamored of Bosworth or fully buy into the notion that [[ActorShipping he and]] [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Viggo Mortensen]] [[ActorShipping (or]] [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Johnny Depp]] [[ActorShipping or]] [[Film/{{Troy}} Eric Bana)]] [[ActorShipping are in a long term relationship]], so there may be some ShipToShipCombat going on.
* Male example: Some Katie Holmes fans bash her ex-husband Creator/TomCruise, accusing him of casting a corrupting influence on her personal life (her conversion to Scientology, her not appearing in ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', etc). It is notable that her promising rising career after ''Batman Begins'' took an immediate downturn into significantly smaller low-brow films during their marriage.
* Creator/TedHughes endured a negative reputation among Creator/SylviaPlath fans due to his infidelity and divorcing an emotionally fragile wife such as Sylvia Plath, [[DrivenToSuicide driving her to suicide]]. Editing her poems and shuffling the sequence of her poetry collections did not help matters at all. The fact that his second wife [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assia_Wevill Assia Wevill]] (the woman for whom he left Plath) killed herself and their daughter in the same way Sylvia did doesn't help...
** Ted had been more successful than Sylvia before her death, making her widely resented. Her poorly treated mental problems and equally MadArtist temperament made it relatively easy for Ted to find a FreudianExcuse to cheat on her.
* Spice Girl Mel B was rather despised due to her dating and breaking up with Creator/EddieMurphy, and being the mother of his baby. Eddie also got a lot of hate for this, mainly because they broke up after she became pregnant and '''then''' went on to claim that he wasn't the father (which, as it turned out, he was).
* Sophia Myles, former girlfriend of ''Series/DoctorWho'' star Creator/DavidTennant. Some outraged fans insisted that Myles had ''only'' appeared on the show because Tennant demanded she be given a part, despite reports that they actually met on the set while she was filming her role.
** Oddly, though, Tennant's now wife Creator/GeorgiaMoffett doesn't get much ire...likely because the rather amusing fact that she's ''also'' the daughter of Fifth Doctor Peter Davison outweighs any DieForOurShip tendencies. (Yes, the Doctor married the daughter of the Doctor, and the Doctor's daughter later gave birth to the Doctor's daughter. Talk about Tennant being a PromotedFanboy.)
* After the release of ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' movies, a fanbase sprang up believing that Creator/ElijahWood and Dominic Monaghan were a couple in real life. There was a great deal of SlashFic and one of the first known examples of "[[NewMedia wingfic]]". This led to quite a bit of vitriol being directed at both actors' respective girlfriends, but it seems to have died down now.
* There was once a hatelisting for actress Creator/TeaLeoni. For her acting, her roles, or something else? No. Because she married Creator/DavidDuchovny and took him away from his "Twu Wuv", Creator/GillianAnderson. The owner of the site went as far as swearing that Téa and David's kids were not his and Téa tricked him into marrying her, while on the other hand, she also swore Gillian's child was David's and that made them soulmates. One like-minded person even went so far as to claim that Duchovny and Leoni's oldest child was really Gillian's daughter. There was also once a website dedicated to supposedly proving that Leoni has had massive amounts of plastic surgery and was therefore evil. These folks are still around, albeit not as prominent as they used to be. They call themselves Snoggers and still pop up from time to time in the few remaining X-Files message boards. That said, Duchovny's relationship with Leoni supposedly did have a tangible effect on ''Series/TheXFiles'': Duchovny, wanting to be near his wife and encourage her movie career, managed to get the shooting location of the show shifted to Los Angeles from Vancouver. That's why there were fewer episodes set in the woods, and more in the desert, in later seasons. Still no excuse for the bashing, though. Téa Leoni, however, was more than good-natured about all of it -- [[ShipperOnDeck she was practically shipping her husband with Anderson herself!]] It was supposedly Leoni's idea that Scully be naked when Mulder carries her out of the spacecraft in the first movie. She then claimed that when she watched the movie and got to the near-kiss scene, she was saying, "Do it! Do it!" Which makes [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQ4T2_eWbTc this outtake]] even more hilarious.
* Poor, poor Creator/MamoruMiyano. This famous {{seiyuu}} hid the fact that he was getting married and his wife was pregnant (a big deal for him, due to [[IllBoy some health issues]] that almost rendered Miyano infertile) . When he announced his marriage in an interview and a video was uploaded to [[http://www.nicovideo.jp/ Nico Nico Douga]] (the Japanese equivalent of Youtube), Miyano's most rabid Japanese fans started writing ''very'' nasty insults at him and his wife in the comments, even wishing for his career to go down or for the lady to miscarry. [[http://community.livejournal.com/vampire_knight/468566.html Info here.]]
* A mix of this and TheOtherDarrin happened to another VoiceTalent, [[Creator/{{Yukana}} Yukana Nogami]]. Once she got to replace Creator/SaekoShimazu as Four Murasame in the ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'' movies, it was rumored that she had slept with the cast director to get the role (they ''were'', apparently, involved in the past, and it wasn't pretty for his marriage). Said rumors never were confirmed, but Japanese fans immediately accused her of being a homewrecker (the guy was divorced again and they blamed Yukana for it) and keep trolling her blog, calling her "slut", "whore" and "bitch"; it got so bad that Yukana had to close her blog temporarily to not get more online slutshaming. However, this [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap didn't stop her popularity from regrowing immensely]] when she played [[Anime/CodeGeass C.C.]].
* Supposedly, the reason Creator/JackieChan doesn't discuss his personal life in interviews anymore is that a Japanese {{fangirl}} jumped in front of a moving subway and killed herself after learning Chan had a girlfriend. Jackie relates that story in his autobiography, as well as an incident where a girl went into the lobby of his production studio's office and drank poison when news of his marriage came out.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' fandom has become ''[[http://www.journalfen.net/community/fandom_wank/1202644.html very]]'' [[http://www.journalfen.net/community/fandom_wank/1206633.html notorious]] for this, much to the ire of those fans who'd rather not get lumped in with the crazies. UpToEleven now that Jared Padalecki announced his wife's pregnancy.
* Deborra-Lee Furness, wife of heartthrob Creator/HughJackman, seems to get a lot of this, intensified by the fact that [[MayDecemberRomance she's a good ten years his senior]]. Never mind that they're actually ''[[HappilyMarried happy]]'' [[FanDumb together]]. Then there are those who insist he's gay and she's a beard, because in some minds, the only possible explanation for such an attractive man to be with an older, slightly plump woman is subterfuge.
* Japanese voice talent Creator/MegumiOgata gets married. [[MayDecemberRomance To a man 13 years her junior]]. The fangirls flipped out because they want her to be a lesbian.
* Some ''Literature/HarryPotter'' fans would like to see Creator/DanielRadcliffe and Creator/EmmaWatson, who play Harry and Hermione respectively in the [[Film/HarryPotter film adaptations]], become a couple offscreen. (This is partly connected to the ShipToShipCombat over Harry/Hermione vs. Ron/Hermione.) Thus a small contingent of fans go up in arms whenever either actor is romantically linked in the press to someone else, although this has died down somewhat since the release of the last book (in which [[spoiler:Ron ]] gets the girl).
** Also from Harry Potter, Jade Olivia. She gets a ''lot'' of hate from fans for dating Creator/TomFelton. To add to this jealousy, she also is criticized for---in their words---looking too thin, having a fake tan and makeup, looking cheap, looking like a smoker, the list goes on. Ironically, Tom is a smoker; or so it's been said.
* Some ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' fans are desperate for Ben Browder and Claudia Black, who play John Crichton and Aeryn Sun respectively, [[ActorShipping to become a real-life couple]]. (Admittedly, they have ''astonishing'' on-screen chemistry, but Ben was married ''ten years'' before the show started; Claudia, meanwhile, postponed her honeymoon to shoot the ''Peacekeeper Wars'' miniseries.) As a result, some despise Ben Browder's wife, Francesca Buller (who has appeared in the show playing four different characters) for "getting in the way of Ben and Claudia". Not only that, but [[{{Hatedom}} some fans]] have [[FanDumb accused her of being a "bad actress"]], [[{{Nepotism}} of only getting to be on the show in the first place because she's Ben's wife]], and apparently, at a convention, someone even told her ''to her face'' that they hated her. Possibly as a result of this, Claudia's husband Jamie has kept a much lower public profile (though as he apparently isn't in show business, this is probably easier)--his last name isn't even known to fans.
* Creator/TetsuyaKakihara provoked many fans, especially of the yuri type, when he posted pics of him dating Creator/MamikoNoto; voice talent romances are very fickle things, but when you date one of Creator/HitomiNabatame's "secret wives", it takes a lot of balls to admit that you are in love with her. Nabatame may be a good sport about her wives, but the fans are not.
** Just for the benefit of the doubt, apparently Japanese otakus have no qualms with same-sex romances (especially the LesYay type), but woe be on to you if you are romantically involved with the opposite sex, especially a voice talent. Since Creator/ShizukaIto and Creator/HitomiNabatame [[LesYay are lesbians]] and in a relationship...or so people thought when Shizuka Ito herself married another man on her 32nd birthday...
* Pick any interview with Creator/KateWinslet and Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio on Website/YouTube and there will be some comment on how they should ditch their current love interests for each other. After all, they had such great chemistry in ''Film/{{Titanic|1997}}''! Who cares if Creator/SamMendes and Bar Rafaeli get upset? Who cares that they themselves have repeatedly said that they're LikeBrotherAndSister and now find ''kissing'' awkward? At least Kate and Leo will be together forever.
* Male example: Some of Creator/DitaVonTeese's male fans aimed a lot of hate towards Music/MarilynManson when he got together with her. For that matter, fans of both sexes aimed a lot of hate towards Von Teese for marrying Manson. Many female fans complained about her "stealing" him, while male & female fans both complained about her "tying him down" or "distracting him from his art".
** When the fans began to accept the marriage, Von Teese divorced him and he began to date Creator/EvanRachelWood. They broke up in 2010.
** Dita's latest relationship, with Louis-Marie de Castelbajac, is something of a subversion of this trope. Her fanbase is virtually unanimous in approving of this romance (which may have something to do with the fact that he's tall, gorgeously handsome, possessed of an elegant sartorial sense, a French aristocrat, '''and''' the son of a well-known couturier); in fact, the trope is occasionally inverted in that some people think he's too good for ''her''.
* It's common for fans of film director Creator/FritzLang to blame his wife, screenwriter Thea von Harbou for anything undesirable in one of his early films, in spite of the fact that they often co-wrote the screenplays together. (In the second half of his career the blame is placed on ExecutiveMeddling.) It certainly doesn't help matters that von Harbou joined the Nazi party and wrote propaganda films during the war, while Lang fled to Hollywood and basically had to start his career over.
* Several people think that marrying Music/{{Madonna}} was bad for Creator/GuyRitchie's career - his most critically panned and at the same time least successful movies, ''Swept Away'' (which was [[VanityProject a vehicle for her]]) and ''Revolver'', were [[LoveMakesYouUncreative made during their marriage.]] After they divorced, Ritchie bounced back with the ''Film/SherlockHolmes'' films which were by far his most commercially successful movies.
* Go to Website/YouTube. Type "Ryan Higa and Tarynn Nago" into the search engine. Click on any video about them dating. Chances are, there ''will'' be comments from jealous girls saying things like "Ryan's mine!" and insulting Tarynn. Although Ryan and Tarynn aren't dating anymore, this only shows that any girlfriend Ryan gets will inevitably have to put up with those kinds of fangirls.
* And while you're on Website/YouTube, you may come across Kalel Cullen aka QueenBeeuty/Cozplai. She is the girlfriend of WebVideo/{{Smosh}} member Anthony Padilla. Many hardcore Smoshers look for any reason to badmouth her, make her out to look like a pathological liar, or even say she is going to break up Smosh (this came about when many fans suspected she was moving in with Anthony). Ironically, other Smosh member Ian Hecox's longtime girlfriend Melanie Moat is beloved by even the most hardcore Smoshers, even though she is good friends with Kalel Cullen.
** Thankfully, all of the hate (or most of it, at least) is gone, and a lot of fans say that they are very cute together. It could be possibly that this was assisted by her channel WonderlandWardrobe and then WatchUsLiveAndStuff with Anthony, where the fans got to know her and see her with Anthony better.
* A politics example, more from a PR perspective than actually changing policy: former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau's wife, Margaret, could count as a combination of this and TheLoad. In the leadup to his first election victory in 1968, Trudeau was embraced as a breath of fresh air in the eyes of Liberal Party supporters and Canadians in general: he was young, charismatic, attractive, bilingual and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuddle_duddle incredibly outspoken]]. Traditionally, unlike America's First Lady, Prime Ministers' wives don't play much of a role outside of moral support for their husbands, but Margaret Trudeau grabbed headlines for her wild lifestyle and a supposed affair with Music/MickJagger. [[NeverLiveItDown Most notoriously]], when her husband lost the May 22 1979 election to [[ButtMonkey Joe Clark's]] Conservative Party, she was off partying with Music/TheRollingStones in New York. Margaret fits this role because of the impact her actions had on Trudeau's image; his critics almost always brought up Margaret's lifestyle whenever they wanted to criticize the Prime Minister.
** Of course, Margaret was [[MayDecemberRomance 29 years Trudeau's junior]]; they married when he was 51 and she 22 (having been dating on and off for four years). In the end, she divorced him in 1984, just as his second stint as PM (Joe Clark lasted all of ten months) was ending.
* Some fans of the House/Cuddy ship from ''Series/{{House}}'' desperately wanted Creator/HughLaurie and Lisa Edelstein, who played House and Cuddy, respectively, to hook up in real life. When other fans pointed out that Laurie has been married to his wife, Jo, since 1989 and they have three children together, the shippers [[FanDumb angrily responded that Jo and Hugh had no chemistry and that his on-screen chemistry with Edelstein was enough to "prove" that Laurie and Edelstein belonged together.]]
* Creator/IoanGruffudd was once so receptive to his on-line fans that he even funded ioanonline.com, then the largest fansite dedicated to him, ''out of his own pocket'' and would interact with fans regularly on the board. That all changed when he got engaged to actress Alice Evans. The fans began to post disparaging comments about Evans, attacking her choice of past acting jobs and her character. Gruffudd responded by withdrawing his funding and support for ioanonline, which soon folded because the owner was unable to maintain the substantial monthly cost of running the site.
* Creator/AngelinaJolie. She ''still'' gets flak for getting together with Creator/BradPitt right after his divorce from Creator/JenniferAniston. The couple insist that [[RomanceOnTheSet they fell in love on the set]] of ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith'', ''but'' got together after his divorce, and EVEN Creator/JenniferAniston agreed with that, but jealous Angelina-haters will never let her off.
** What's worse is that many of the haters seem to write for the tabloids, given the countless cover headlines claiming that [[PortmanteauCoupleName Brangelina]] are about to break up (the couple were able to sue [[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers The News of the World]] for libel after such a story was published), that Brad hates every relationship Jennifer gets in, that Angelina has threatened Brad and their children with physical abuse, that Angelina is out to ruin Jennifer's life and that she's been secretly working to sabotage Jennifer's movies (somehow), that Brad has openly insulted Jennifer via dismissing their married years, that Brad and Jennifer are secretly sleeping with each other behind Angelina's back, that both Brad and Angelina are bad parents... (et cetera, et cetera...) It's as close to real-life DieForOurShip as you can get.
** On the flipside, Jennifer Aniston gets as much hate from some fans of [[PortmanteauCoupleName Brangelina]]. Lots of tabloids and gossip magazines will not let the woman in peace and insist that Jennifer still can't let go of Brad Pitt, never mind that ''years'' have passed and she dated plenty of people since then. Also, expect fans of Angelina calling her an old maid, make fun of her appearance as well as many {{Take That}}s about how it's all her fault for having rejected Brad's request of kids back then [[UnfortunateImplications instead of fulfilling "her natural role as a mother"]] unlike Angie.
** The tabloids... all one needs to do is look at a wardrobe review given by one gossip magazine for the Oscars. They gave Angelina's dress an incredibly low score solely because her being there with Brad must've caused Jennifer "stress and pain". Meanwhile, they gave Jennifer's dress a high score for being "brave enough to be at the Oscars and present an award knowing Brad and Angelina were there". And this was back in 2009!
** In addition, when Angelina appeared in ''Film/TheTourist'' with Creator/JohnnyDepp, several people got into an uproar, instantly assuming, based solely on the fact that Brad, along with Angelina's ex-husbands and ex-girlfriend were [[RomanceOnTheSet co-stars in movies]], that Angelina was going to cheat on Brad with Johnny.
** And then Angelina got a double mastectomy in 2013. Cue several people making nasty, misogynistic comments amounting to little more than "lol Brad's gonna leave her now".
* Creator/RussellCrowe's wife Danielle Spencer gets quite the hate from her husband's rabid fangirls. I.e, [[http://www.journalfen.net/community/the_hms_stfu/473113.html?thread=15019033#t15019033 this one]] refers to Danielle as "The Wife and Womb Unit" for committing the horrendous sin of being married to him.
* Even if their relationship is denied by those involved, the Nonsten fans have started to talk about the nasty things they will do to Creator/KristenStewart if she is indeed romantically involved with [[strike: Edward]] Creator/RobertPattinson from the Literature/{{Twilight}} movies. Most fans want Robsten to be true and root for the couple to make it.
** And some Robsten fans really don't like Nikki Reed, the actress playing Rosalie Hale. [[http://www.journalfen.net/community/fandom_wank/1244151.html In their words:]]
--> "She (Kristen) and Rob started to get really close again, taking it slow, then MA visited. This was during the Juno weekend. Rob was really upset to say the least. He felt Kristen might be stringing him along or that MA's presence there would change her mind. Nikki apparently tried to comfort him that night by the way....offering Rob her support if he needed her. Fucking bitch."
** And now it's all gone to hell with the revelation that Kristen cheated on Robert with the married director of ''Film/SnowWhiteAndTheHuntsman''. Even when [[YourCheatingHeart it takes TWO to tango and cheat]], all of the heat has gone towards Stewart and not towards the other dude, paired up with the already existing fangirl misogyny.
* On Robert Pattinson's side, the above mentioned group viciously descended on singer/musician [[{{Music/FKATwigs}} FKA twigs]] for daring to hamper the (already minuscule) chances of a Kristen Stewart reunion. And as twigs just so happens to be black, the abuse she was made to endure naturally manifested as [[http://jezebel.com/racist-trolls-stalk-fka-twigs-because-shes-dating-rober-1640152835 disgustingly racist.]]
* Director Mitsuo Fukuda has his wife Chiaki Morosawa serve as the story writer for many of his series. Fans tend to blame Morosawa for the dip in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'''s plot quality... While it ''is'' true that Morosawa was often late with the series's scripts, rumors about her ''[[KickTheDog deliberately]]'' [[{{Chickification}} derailing]] Princess Cagalli's personality out of personal hatred towards [[Creator/NaomiShindo her voice actress]] are simply ''ridiculous''... but the FanDumb love to believe them and eat them like candy, even when there's ''no'' proof about it.
** And it sure didn't help matters that Morosawa was developing ''cancer'' during Destiny's production, which is the reason why she was late with the scripts of the series. When fandom learnt it, more than one idiot said [[KickTheDog "How the bitch dies, she ruined my series!"]]
* In Japan, female entertainment stars have a much less likely rate to get married than men. Get caught dating one person and you could be deemed a [[SlutShaming "slut"]] by some [[FanDumb Otakus]] or fans. A few idols gotten caught in scandals that damaged their careers. However, as said earlier, being a lesbian on [=TV=] or drama [=CDs=] is perfectly acceptable since it is "[[HetIsEw pure]]".
** Example: [[FanDumb Rabid fans]] plan the death of Creator/AyaHirano [[http://community.livejournal.com/aramatheydidnt/1026153.html?page=1&style=mine#comments because she has]] [[ChristmasCake an older boyfriend.]] Hirano was also found to have consensual sex with several male coworkers, the imminent revelation which was part of the reason she left her previous studio, Lantis. (The other reasons were that they were treating her like dirt -- 3 other voice actresses have followed her lead and left in the past month alone.)
** A stalker followed Creator/AkiToyosaki to her home, which was so far away from the train station that she has to take a taxi just to get to it. He discovered she is living with her boyfriend. The fan response was hundreds of posts on [[FanDumb 2ch]] showing destroyed merchandise, including several that had threatening imagery -- weapons pointing at pictures of her and the like.
** Similarly, a stalker followed Creator/AyanaTaketatsu to a shopping center, where they stole photographs she was taking in a photo booth with her boyfriend. Same reaction as the above -- destroyed merch, threatening imagery, and a demand that she be fired for not remaining single and virginal.
** The above 3 incidents have lead to what may possibly be the biggest FanDumb moment in Japanese history -- Japanese Voice Actress stalkers are now demanding a national law be passed requiring female voice actresses to remain single, virginal, and ''prohibit them from any contact from men'' until they retire from the voice acting industry. [[http://www.sankakucomplex.com/2011/09/20/seiyuu-otaku-ban-seiyuu-from-marriage-or-dating/ Not making this up]] (although the link is to Sankaku Complex and thus NSFW).
** While they don't have it ''as'' hard, male entertainers face similar difficulties. When the singer Ayaka and the actor Hiro Mizushima got married in secret and the news leaked, ''both'' of them had to leave their management agency; also, actor Yusuke Yamamoto got in trouble when [[http://community.livejournal.com/aramatheydidnt/1244593.html he was caught going into his apartment with his girlfriend.]] And then there's Creator/MamoruMiyano and Creator/TetsuyaKakihara, who got threats and abuse from their fans as well.
** The damage is minimized when their significant other works in the same industry as them. However, most didn't last. Creator/YuuAsakawa and Creator/ShowtaroMorikubo, Naomi Nagasawa and Creator/RyotaroOkiayu, and Creator/KoichiYamadera and Creator/MikaKanai were married and divorced later on... ouch. Okiayu and Nagasawa even had children together. Let us hope that Okiayu's latest marriage with Creator/AiMaeda, and Yamadera's to Creator/RieTanaka, will last.
** There however is an exception to the rule. Being the fact that Creator/ShowHayami and Creator/ReiIgarashi themselves are married and still are in RealLife. [[UnholyMatrimony Their known roles?]] [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Sosuke Aizen]] and [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Precia Testarossa]].
** Divorce rates are pretty high ''in Japan as a whole'' so its most likely have little to do with the fact that both parties are seiyuu. Also, Fans know a lot of seiyuu couples who have been married for a long time.
** Also other famous exceptions include Music/MegumiHayashibara and Creator/KikukoInoue, as they have been mothers thus far. (Hayashibara was at least smart enough to not release the name of her husband to the public for a long while). Also, when Creator/SayakaOhara announced that she's going to be married, no flaks arrive for her, thank goodness. And of course, thankfully the recent marriage between Creator/KenichiSuzumura and Creator/MaayaSakamoto was rained with congratulations and blessings. Only time will tell if their marriage won't share the same fate as Morikubo-Asakawa and Okiayu-Nagasawa as above.
** Mainly due to their age, since they should having kids sooner or later, younger seiyuus (20's) don't have the luxury of finding love without flak from fans.
*** And even age now turns out not to be a factor. When it was announced that Creator/KoichiYamadera is going to be re-married, to Creator/RieTanaka ([[MayDecemberRomance who's 18 years old younger]]), while there were those who congratulated them, some nutjob fans once again went batshit over the Rie Tanaka merchandises they got and started badmouthing her... when she's in her 30's! Even worse, someone solely caused a premiere screening of the [[Anime/HyperdimensionNeptunia anime spin-off]] for ''Hyperdimension Neptunia'' to be cancelled because he's openly trying to murder Rie because of the marriage. Probably the only reason they don't dare badmouth Yamadera is [[MemeticBadass because he's]] [[Anime/CowboyBebop Spike Siegel]], which is by itself rather weird because Anime/CowboyBebop is mostly a case of GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff, it's just 'another anime' in the eyes of Japanese, and this whole shaming on people in Anime industry is mostly alien to the Western community.
** At the start of 2014, Creator/HikaruMidorikawa shut down his blog after his rabid fans threw malicious comments at him because some female fan wore the same accessory as him which she bought after he introduced it in his blog. And these fans concluded that he's cheating on his wife!
* ProfessionalWrestling
** Even though Wrestling/JeffHardy and his girlfriend Beth have been together over a decade now (and in fact refer to each other as husband and wife and not boyfriend and girlfriend) and live together, and that Beth has stayed with Jeff through plenty of insane personal turmoil, plenty of the nuttier fangirls are positive Beth is some money-grubbing come-lately bitch. Though in this case, most girls don't have another ship they want her to die for, they seem to think (however wrongly) that they themselves are Jeff's unrealized dream girl. Beth's Twitter account has plenty of examples she's listed of girls threatening or name-calling her over it. They also have a baby girl now, born 2010, and married (for real) in 2011.
** Much worse in the case of the late Wrestling/OwenHart and his widow Martha. To wrestling fans, Owen Hart was a talented, remarkable guy who spent thirteen years entertaining the fans and his peers and whose work should be shown to future generations. Martha Hart? The money-grubbing bitch that sues the WWE every couple of years to erase her husband's place from wrestling history to the point that the relationship between her and her extended family is mutual hate. Every time Martha's name comes up in the headlines, death threats are ''guaranteed''.
** There are fans who hate Wrestling/JohnCena's girlfriend, [[Wrestling/BellaTwins Nikki Bella]], who is labelled a gold digger based on her behavior on ''Series/TotalDivas''.
** On the other hand, fans are rather supportive of Wrestling/AJLee marrying Wrestling/CMPunk despite (or because of) the latter's almost volatile relationship with WWE.
** Also averted with Wrestling/TheMiz and Wrestling/{{Maryse}}. Fans seem affectionate in calling him a "lucky bastard", and didn't mind seeing them together at the Hall of Fame 2015.
** Perhaps the most famous example would be Wrestling/{{Lita}} when she left Wrestling/MattHardy for Wrestling/{{Edge}}. The scandal forced Lita to retire because she couldn't shake off the XPacHeat.
* When she first started on ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'', everybody loved Music/SelenaGomez (she was seen as a better alternative to Music/MileyCyrus, who was at the peak of ''Series/HannahMontana'' overexposure). However, she made the fatal mistake of dating-and "taking away"-Taylor Lautner from ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' crazies, and she's now referred to as "Slutena Homez."
** Now she (apparently) gets a little too close to Music/JustinBieber and, ooooh boy...his more rabid fans were up in arms and send her '''death threats''' on her Twitter.
*** '''Anybody''' who gets close to Music/JustinBieber is going to fall victim to this. Same thing happened to Kim Kardashian after they did a photo shoot together.
* While averted by the shipping community, the wives and girlfriends of the crew of Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses get a scary amount of hate. WebVideo/IronLiz is the butt of many "lol, she's really a man" jokes and people are unhappy with the amount of times she's appeared in [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara's reviews]], Scarlett was called a "ginger fat pig" by trolls and she gets rage from people she's banned on [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony's forum]], while Creator/DougWalker's wife only has ''one'' picture floating around the Internet and people go crazy over the fact that he could be attracted to a large woman. The only one who doesn't seem to get any hate is Creator/BradJones' wife Jillian.
** Even WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic and WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick get this from the other's fanbase when there's any sign of ShipTease between the two. Her fanboys said they were going to kill him in his sleep for their fail date, and his fangirls like to talk about how they'd like to beat on her while at the same time squeeing over how "adorable" he is. It makes the people who [[strike: fancy]] enjoy them both slightly confused. Of course, now the crazy fans have at least some cause to celebrate, as Spoony and Scarlett split up in early 2011.
** In 2011 [[http://thefoundary.blogspot.com/2011/11/lewis-and-i-have-parted-ways.html#more Linkara and Iron Liz broke up]] although she appeared in the 300th episode.
** We can now add Brad and Jillian to the list of [[https://www.facebook.com/TheCinemaSnob/posts/414403215260763 separated couples among TGWTG reviewers]], although it hasn't affected their work a great deal. Brad later stated that [[AmicableExes the split was mutual]] and that he and Jillian would continue to work together, saying "[[BetterAsFriends she's always going to be one of my best friends]]". His first girlfriend after Jillian got a lot of flak simply because she wasn't Jillian. At least there was a ''good'' reason to dislike his second girlfriend [[spoiler: because she ran off with Brad's now-former friend Jake]]. Perhaps because of that, people have warmed up to his most recent girlfriend, Violet, more than they had the other two. Time will tell if this will stay the same now that Violet broke up with him (when he was on the verge of proposing, no less).
** Averted when two TGWTG reviewers hook up ([[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick Case]] [[WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows One]], [[Creator/AllisonPregler Case]] [[WebVideo/{{Phelous}} Two]], and [[WebVideo/JesuOtaku Case]] [[WebVideo/WhatTheFuckIsWrongWithYou Three]]). [[https://twitter.com/thelindsayellis/status/265613560397316096 At times hidden and leading to an engagement.]]
*** Sometimes fails if said TGWTG reviewers break up, but not always ([[WebVideo/PawDugan Case]] [[WebVideo/PushingUpRoses One]])
*** Not totally averted in Creator/{{Allison|Pregler}} and [[WebVideo/{{Phelous}} Phelan]]'s case, though. VocalMinority FanDumb of Phelous' fandom has attacked Allison at every corner and accused her of [[RuinedForever ruining his videos]]. Allison responded to these accusations with [[http://obscuruslupa.tumblr.com/post/42994299935/you-know-for-a-year-and-a-half-now-ive-been this post]], which qualifies as a CrowningMomentOfAwesome for her.
** Now [[WebWideo/JesuOtaku Jacob]] has left [[WebVideo/WhatTheFuckIsWrongWithYou Nash]] for fellow ANN writer Zac Bertschy, who has been receiving a lot of hate himself. [[http://swamitime.tumblr.com/post/52760739920/enough-of-this He has not taken it well.]] (The post was written before Jacob came out as trans, hence the use of she/her pronouns and the word "girlfriend" instead of "boyfriend").
** Beth Elderkin is not Doug's partner (him being married, her being engaged), but anti-clipless people have accused her of "forcing" him to do them because she's in a few episodes, even though he keeps saying he loves them a lot more than just when he's riffing on footage.
* Lord Alfred "Bosie" Douglas, Creator/OscarWilde's boyfriend gets this a lot. Wilde's previous partner, Robbie Ross, is usually looked on much more favourably. The main reasoning of this is that Douglas' behaviour (e.g. hiring male prostitutes) was the main reason Wilde's homosexuality was discovered, ruining Wilde's career, getting him arrested and put in labour jail for two years (ruining what was left of Wilde's health), forcing his family to move to Europe under false names (to escape the shame that homosexuality carried at the time) and ruined (and possibly indirectly killed) altogether one of the greatest writers that ever lived.
** There is also the fact that Douglas insisted Wilde sue Douglas's father for libel (Queensberry had accused Wilde in writing of "posing as a somdomite [sic]". Wilde sued and lost, which meant his own prosecution became inevitable); that Douglas neglected him when he was in prison (something Wilde complains of bitterly in "De Profundis") and spurned him in exile once Wilde's money had run out; that he engineered the final rift between Wilde and the legal guardians of Wilde's two sons, meaning they never saw each other again; and that Douglas spent the rest of a long life persecuting Wilde's old flames (including Ross) and any other homosexual men he could hear of.
* When ''[[Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit Law & Order: SVU]]'' actress Stephanie March got together with chef Bobby Flay, the fan reaction was overwhelmingly negative. Particularly among fans who shipped March's ''character'' Alex Cabot with [[LesYay Olivia Benson]], and blamed Flay for March's departure from the show. (The fact that Flay was, at the time, widely known as Iron Chef Morimoto's EagleLand Type 2 American rival didn't help.) Mariska Hargitay's real-life husband Peter Hermann wasn't too popular with fans either, but seemed to attract less outright vitriol than Flay.
* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' fandom, many people bash Creator/MattSmith (the 11th Doctor)'s girlfriend, DaisyLowe, in favor of him hooking up with his on-screen former "love interest" Creator/KarenGillan (Amy Pond). Or they want him for themselves.
* Creator/AaronJohnson's fiancee Music/SamTaylorWood gets this for being [[MayDecemberRomance 23 years older than him.]] She's often subject to vicious comments about how she is supposedly too old and ugly for him, and he is sure to dump her for a younger woman.
* Creator/TomHiddleston aka Loki from ''Film/{{Thor}}'' is seen with a (rather pretty) lady who seems to be either his girlfriend or his wife. Cue the screaming fangirl meltdown. Side note: [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2108090/All-Shook-Up-EasyJet-king-Sir-Stelios-Haji-Ioannous-party.html Hiddleston's single]] as of mid-late 2012 - he ended things with his girlfriend Susannah Fielding because "It’s just I am very driven right now and there isn’t really any time to have a proper girlfriend." The majority of "Hiddlestoners" also tend to look down on those who do anything that might cause him problems (like insulting a romantic partner).
* Rumour has it that Creator/ViggoMortensen is dating Ariadna Gil, his co-star from Literature/{{Alatriste}}. Fangirls everywhere pretty much broke down when that rumour started circulating around the 'net. To add to the fire, Ariadna is already married with two children, and would be cheating on her husband if the rumours are true.
* Of course, on ''Series/ICarly,'' you have your [[SlapSlapKiss Seddie]] and [[JustFriends Creddie]] fans, and fans who ship the actors who play those characters in real life (Jathan and Niranda, respectively). But when Nathan Kress's relationship with Madisen Hill got out in the open, things heated up on Twitter when incensed Jathan fans started sending hate tweets to Madisen for "getting in the way" of their ship, forcing Nathan to block many of them and thus sparking a heated controversy on whether or not he had done the right thing or had gone too far in blocking even those who hadn't directly bashed his girlfriend.
* Many fans were actually happy that Creator/ZooeyDeschanel got divorced because it meant that she would be 'free' to be with Creator/JosephGordonLevitt. Cue his fans getting angry over their insensitivity.
* [[Creator/MarxBrothers Groucho Marx]], in the last years of his life, had a caretaker/girlfriend named Erin Fleming. While she isn't blamed for breaking up the Marx Brothers (that happened a decade earlier with Chico's death), most Marx fans hold her in ire for the way she used Groucho. During the 1970s, as Groucho got increasingly ill and senile, Fleming was constantly shoving him in front of the camera and the public eye, all in the name of jumpstarting her own stillborn acting career. When Groucho died in 1977, the unspoken fan reaction was generally "Thank God he's finally free of her."
* When actor Bradley James from ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'' began dating actress Georgia King (who guest-starred on the show) many who shipped Bradley with his co-star Creator/ColinMorgan (under the portmanteau "Brolin") responded by throwing a fandom-wide hissy fit. This included leaving nasty messages on Georgia's Twitter, carefully scrutinizing the body language of the couple in an attempt to scientifically disprove their attraction to each other, complaining that all their Brolin fan-fiction was now ruined, or simply refusing to believe it was true.
* In Turkey and other neighboring countries, when a rumor said that local sex symbol Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ was getting married, many girls were so crushed that they were DrivenToSuicide or at least attempted it.
* In [[http://www.feministe.us/blog/archives/2012/10/03/fangirls-mean-girls-and-that-grand-pastime-of-calling-each-other-ugly-sluts/ "Fangirls, mean girls – and that grand pastime of calling each other "ugly sluts"]], Russian blogger Natalia Antonova (wife of a Russian actor and film/theater director) tells her and other women's experiences as friends/significant others of men popular in Russian media.
* Creator/DarrenCriss' (of ''Series/{{Glee}}'' fame) girlfriend Mia Swier gets a lot of hate from the fandom, as a worryingly large part of it thinks he is "meant to be" with co-star (and on-screen ex-boyfriend) Creator/ChrisColfer, in spite of Darren identifying as straight.
** Chris's boyfriend Will Sherrod has also gotten a lot of this from people who ship Chris with Darren.
* Poor Amanda Abbington. When it was announced she would be playing Mary Morstan on ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'', the Sherlock/John slash FanDumb [[http://jezebel.com/why-the-hell-did-sherlock-star-amanda-abbington-get-dea-1507186782 viciously descended on her]], sending her [[SeriousBusiness death threats]] for having the audacity to play the love interest of John Watson. The fact that John happens to be played by her real life partner Creator/MartinFreeman also played into some of this for anyone that [[ActorShipping actor ships]] Martin with Creator/BenedictCumberbatch.
** When Creator/BenedictCumberbatch became engaged, married and announced his partner's pregnancy and the birth of his first child within the span of a few months, a number of his fans became skeptical about how his relationship with Sophie Hunter might have been a "showmance" to campaign for his Academy Award nomination and to create the image as a family man in Hollywood. Some have branched the narrative out to include a fake pregnancy, rumours of blackmail, and that she was using him to boost her own fame level. It has caused an all-out fandom war, with some over zealous anti-skeptics being hellbent on "protecting" the couple that they have gone so far as to threaten and "out" those who do not believe that Benedict and Sophie they are actually a genuine and happy couple on Tumblr, as what they like to call a "taste of their own medicine".
* Creator/HenryCavill's girlfriend Marisa Gonzalo gets lots of hate because she's a proud hunter who post her graphic pictures on twitter. It doesn't help that Cavill is a self proclaimed animal right activist.
* Some fans of Creator/TimBurton complain that when he began his relationship with Creator/HelenaBonhamCarter, [[LoveMakesYouUncreative his films took a sharp downturn in quality.]] They also didn't like the fact [[DungeonmastersGirlfriend his most interesting female roles seemed to be always given to Bonham-Carter]] while other actresses had to make do with bland characters. On the other hand, some fans of Bonham-Carter think her hooking up with Burton resulted in her wasting the prime years of her acting career doing his "silly" movies.
* While Creator/NeilGaiman's first wife Mary [=McGrath=] stayed for the most part out of the media, his current wife Music/AmandaPalmer (with whom he has an open marriage) does the complete opposite. He goes on as many music/discussion tours with her as he does for his own work, if not more, and often promotes whatever she's doing on his Facebook page. While some of their fans are more than happy to see them together, others feel that she is stifling him as an author and he is prioritizing her over his writing. One article listing the "least sexy men" included Neil Gaiman, for the sole reason that he is so obsessed with Amanda. As the article said, "You are no longer Neil Gaiman. You are Gaimanda."
* Some fans of Internet animator/lets player Egoraptor/Arin Hanson have been known to direct quite a bit of hate towards his wife Suzy. Almost any ''WebVideo/GameGrumps'' video featuring Suzy gets a bunch of hate comments from people who claim she's "ruining the show" or that she's supposedly made her husband "less funny." When WebVideo/JonTron left ''Game Grumps'' in 2013 some even went so far as to blame Suzy for his departure, which was fueled by Jon's own girlfriend saying she didn't care much for Suzy during one of Jon's livestreams.
* In one case where this trope caused a ''constitutional crisis and the abdication of a king'', Wallis Simpson became this when she started seeing and eventually married Edward VIII of the United Kingdom. At the time she met Edward, then Prince of Wales, he was considered the most eligible bachelor in the world. Everyone would have rather Edward marry ''anyone else'' but her, as a) she had already been divorced once, and was married to her second husband when she started seeing him (and it should be noted that at the time the Church of England did not permit divorcees to remarry if their ex-spouse was still alive), b) they viewed her as ambitious and eager for the throne as Edward's consort, c) she was American, and d) they feared a woman who was twice divorced (and rumored to have had other lovers) might try to divorce the king. It didn't help that the general British public didn't find out about her until Edward became king. Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin threatened that the government would resign if the king married her, to which he responded that he was abdicating in order to marry her. Wallis had by this point fled to France, where she received tons of hate mail, and to rub in the hate, despite becoming the Duchess of Windsor by marriage, the royal family refused to grant her the style "Her Royal Highness", even to her grave. History shows that the abdication was honestly for the best (otherwise there might have been ''a Nazi sympathizer'' on the throne during World War II, and his brother and successor George VI was a very popular king), but to this day Wallis remains a controversial figure in history.
* Not necessarily a DieForOurShip example, but ''Manga/BlackCat'' creator Kentaro Yabuki was forced to end the original ''Manga/ToLoveRu'' manga due to the actions of his ex-wife. Yabuki based the ShrinkingViolet character [[WriteWhoYouKnow on his wife]]: at first, she was all right with it, but started making unreasonable demands about the character after some form of a breakdown. Following a drawn-out legal battle, Yabuki won the creative rights to the character only for the wife to ''kidnap their daughter and demand money for her return''; Yabuki ultimately caved and surrendered a lot to get her back safely, culminating in a divorce and [[CutShort an abrupt end to the first series]] as a result a combined CreatorBreakdown and ExecutiveMeddling. Fans absolutely ''loathed'' the ex-wife and projected it on her fictional {{expy}}, such that the ShrinkingViolet in the SpinOff sequel ''To Love-Ru Darkness'' is DemotedToExtra (she was one of two ''heroines'' in the original manga) while the {{Ensemble Darkhorse}}s turned into {{Ascended Extra}}s and new heroines.
* Creator/ChrisEvans' girlfriend, [[Film/{{Zootopia}} fellow actress Jenny Slate]], [[https://twitter.com/ChrisEvansx/status/730569529898602500 is too]] [[https://twitter.com/m_muffin/status/730476742876528640?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw ugly for him]], [[http://www.people.com/people/package/article/0,,20981907_21005814,00.html according to his fans.]]
* Again, another example that isn't quite DieForOurShip, but this trope is relevant anyway. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uber Uber]] CEO Travis Kalanick gets a lot of negativity and criticism from fangirls over whoever he's dating, including his current girlfriend Gabi Holzwarth, who [[InternetBackdraft is not popular with the fans]], to the point that they consider Travis "[[LoonyFan theirs]]". Uber already is OvershadowedByControversy anyway due to its taxi service and AutomatedAutomobiles, and this has added more controversy to the issue, but it is still relevant.
* R. K. Milholland, creator of the webcomic SomethingPositive, did his best for a long time to avoid mentioning his partner on his website. Apparently some of his fans took to harassing her online and, in one particularly creepy example, in person at her job, after meeting her at conventions Milholland was attending. Much of his fanbase was thus completely unaware that he was even in a relationship, let alone married, for a number of years.

!!Fictional Examples

* A lot of {{Shoujo|Demographic}} and {{Josei}} series involve the new girl catching the eye of the resident hottie, causing all the other girls to get enraged and gang up on her. Jesus, and people wonder why the resident hottie opted to stay single. Who'd want to go out with any of those crazy bitches?:
** In ''Manga/SensualPhrase'', Aucifer songwriter and lead singer [[BastardBoyfriend Sakuya's]] girlfriend [[ShrinkingViolet Aine]] has to deal with overzealous, whiny and sometimes downright ''violent'' fangirls more than once. Once she befriended a girl named Sakura, only to be dumped by her new "friend" once she learnt that she was dating Sakuya. [[spoiler: Sakura later gets to briefly date Sakuya... but then we learn it's a BatmanGambit from him, since he wants to "punish" Sakura for taking Aine's friendship ''and'' position for granted.]]
** Miyako Sakuragawa from ''Manga/PrivatePrince'' got to meet up with Prince Wilfred in a high-class party that her friend Chiri smuggled her in. The next day, a bunch of bitchy girls were already on her case, and Wilfred's valet Robert had to bail her out.
** In ''Manga/PeachGirl'', Momo got attacked (and her locket with a picture of her crush ''smashed'') by a bunch of Kairi fangirls. She had just had a very short, ''and antagonistic'', conversation with the guy and they are warning her to "stay away from our man". So, if the fangirls had paid attention to what was said in that convo or actually looked at the locket before breaking it, they'd have realized Momo was not interested in Kairi at that point.
** In ''Manga/LovelyComplex'', Risa Koizumi is attacked by a girl named Mimi due to her closeness to the basketball captain Ootani, whom [[UnluckyChildhoodFriend Mimi]] has her heart set on. Mimi goes as far as ''almost stabbing Risa in the hand with a pen'' out of jealousy. Fortunately, she later gives up on it.
** In ''Manga/AkumaNaEros'', Miu is attacked by Amamiya's fangirls after they spot them speaking in the school grounds.
* ''Manga/TheGentlemensAlliance'' has Haine be reprimanded and intimidated by Shizumasa's fangirls, after she becomes his girlfriend. PlayedForLaughs, as they were [[YaoiFangirl just fine with Shizumasa dating Maguri]].
* At the start of ''Manga/HauntedJunction'', A female ghost attempts repeatedly to [[GrandTheftMe possess Kazumi]] to spend a whole night with her boyfriend... Turns out that said boyfriend was a rising rock singer and, the night she died, the poor girl was running away from [[GirlPosse three rabid fangirls]] who had been bullying her for dating him, [[LookBothWays getting accidentally hit by a car]] in the middle of her escape. [[spoiler: They get their asses ''literally'' kicked by the Ghost Giant (who punishes meddlers like that among Saitou High students), and the girl is reunited with the BF without needing to possess Kazumi.]]
* In the anime ''LoveLove'', Naoko got seduced by Natsumi due to the fact he was a scriptwriter, when it was time that she realized she actually loved him. Both got in trouble after they attempted to have sex at a love hotel
* In ''Anime/TheLegendOfBlackHeaven'', Oji's wife Yoshiko (or "[[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Yokko]]"), a groupie of the metal band Oji fronted in his glory days, is broadly hinted to have caused the breakup of the band by conceiving Oji's son Gen. Yoshiko is largely hostile and unsupportive when Oji takes up the guitar again [[spoiler: to the point of moving out of their house and ''filing for divorce'' when Oji won't quit the band]].
* In ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'', [[spoiler: Izaya's younger sister Mairu]] has a brief HeroicBSOD when she reads in a tabloid that her favorite actor [[spoiler: (Shizuo's brother Kasuka)]] might have a relationship with IdolSinger Ruri Hijiribe.
* Basically the plot of ''Manga/{{NANA}}''; Nana O is perceived as this due to her relationship with Ren, with far-reaching effects on her life and career.
* In ''Anime/MawaruPenguindrum'', three girls who were dumped by resident hottie Kanba Takakura (Asami, Yui and Chizuru) form a club named "Heart-Broken Victims of Takakura Kanba Assocation". As such, Yui and Chizuru corner Kanba at some point, asking him if he has a new girlfriend or a girl has taken their places in his heart. [[spoiler: Then, ActionGirl Masako then shows up and wipes their memories away... just like she did to an hospitalized Asami right beforehand.]]
** Averted in the case of the in-story famous Takarazuka actress Yuri Tokikago, who is dating Kanba and Shoma's teacher Keiju Tabuki and hasn't had problems coming from fans as far as the story shows. [[spoiler: This doesn't change when they get engaged, Yuri retires from acting and Tabuki moves into her BigFancyHouse. The only one really objecting is Ringo... and well, [[{{Yandere}} this]] ''[[PrecociousCrush is]]'' Ringo we're talking about. And she later stops objecting anyway.]]
* In ''Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows'', when popular idol Kanon publicly confesses to Keima, several of her fanboys are not pleased.
* ''Manga/{{Zetsuai 1989}}'': Koji's announcement that he's in love with [[YaoiGuys Izumi]] doesn't go over very well with his fans. [[spoiler: [[EspeciallyZoidberg Especially]] [[{{Yandere}} the already unstable Eri]].]]
** Before that, when Kouji helped Izumi's sister Serika and people mistakenly thought they were dating, Izumi got ''massively pissed off'' not just because he didn't want his little sister on the spotlight and be subjected to this trope, but because he feared that [[spoiler: this would bring the DarkAndTroubledPast of the Izumis out in the open]]. [[spoiler: And it did.]]
* In ''Manga/{{Bakuman}}'', when it comes out that [[spoiler: Miho Azuki, now a very popular voice actress, is dating the main character, Mashiro]], there is a massive amount of fan rage and InternetBackdraft. [[spoiler: And quite the consequences to Miho's career, as she must outperform ''everyone'' to voice the female lead in the anime version of Mashiro's manga '''because''' of her relationship with him.]]
* In ''Manga/KodomoNoOmocha'', Sana (already a child star in her own right) gets her leg broken by obsessed fangirls of another famous child star, [[spoiler:Naozumi Kamura (who happens to be her friend)]], because of rumors running around that they'd hooked up on an extended film shoot. [[spoiler:At first, they managed to convince these girls that it was pure gossip, but the rumors were too strong for them to think otherwise]].
* In ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', a lot of Elesa's fanboys assume that Black is her boyfriend when they see him with her and get pissed, apparently forgetting that she's a Gym Leader along with being a model.
* LesYay example: in ''Manga/KannazukiNoMiko'', when Chikane's [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer fangirls]] learn that she has her eyes set on her best friend Himeko, they take to bullying poor Himeko out of jealousy. Chikane ''and'' Souma are very displeased by this.
* A case in ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' featured an IdolSinger who [[SecretRelationship hid her romantic relationship]] with a guy in the TV industry because of this trope. [[spoiler: For worse, the IdolSinger died in ''very'' shady circumstances... and one year later, the boyfriend became the case's killer, trying both to have revenge and to find her body, hidden inside a BigFancyHouse.]]
** Both Kogoro ''and'' [[NotSoAboveItAll Ai Haibara]] invoke the trope when rumors leak about Kogoro's favorite IdolSinger Yoko Okino and Ai's favorite soccer player Ryuunosuke Higo are dating. i.e, Detective Kids notice that Ai, who normally likes Yoko's songs, has deleted them off her cellphone [[ClingyJealousGirl out of jealousy.]] [[spoiler: Since Yoko and Higo were actually MistakenForDating ''and'' a highschool friend of the two is murdered, the matter remains as a mere RunningGag; once everything's cleared up, a calmer Ai re-uploads her favorite Yoko songs to her 'phone.]]

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* In ''ComicBook/CerebusTheAardvark'', when Bear's obnoxious girlfriend Ziggy shows up and it's clear that he's going to be leaving the bar with her, almost everyone else there makes plans to leave for good the next day because it shatters the already-tenuous atmosphere in the bar.
* An early issue of ''ComicBook/GrimJack'' had him trying to protect a NoCelebritiesWereHarmed {{expy}} of Music/JohnLennon. In the end, he finds out too late that the stalker's target was the wife, not the musician as everybody had assumed. The killer had blamed her for 'ruining' her husband... but her death resulted in him quitting singing and music all together.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* The Moaning Myrtles, a Wizard Rock [[labelnote:*]]band that writes music about Harry Potter[[/labelnote]] band, plays Myrtle's crush on Harry for laughs and wrote a song about Cho called "Choko Ono"
* Enoby Darkness Dementia Tara Raven Way in ''FanFic/MyImmortal'' hates Music/HilaryDuff, probably because, at the time, she was dating [[Music/GoodCharlotte Joel Madden]], and she seems to have a major crush on any singer in a "goffic" band.

* David St. Hubbins' girlfriend from ''Film/ThisIsSpinalTap'', Jeanine Pettibone. She's intended as a parody of Yoko Ono, naturally.
* Emily Wang in ''Film/{{Clean}}'' gets blamed for the fall into obscurity and drug-related death of her boyfriend, a former rock star.
* A smaller-scale example; in the British romantic comedy ''Film/{{Confetti}}'', one of the main characters is in a low-level rock band. He's getting married, and his best friend / bandmate has taken to writing songs which are thinly veiled rants about how much of a bitch he thinks the main character's fiancee is and how she's breaking up the band and splitting them apart. She is, however, a perfectly lovely and sweet woman, but is savvy enough to get the references to her in his music and does not appreciate them.
* ''Film/AmericasSweethearts'' is one huge parody of this trope. When a Hollywood couple that have made several romantic comedies together break up prior to the release of their latest movie, interest in the film plummets, so the studio's promotion team tries to make it look like they're getting back together so the fans and press will care again.

* In the ''Literature/ConfessionsOfGeorgiaNicolson'' series, Georgia considers this trope the reason why Robbie's bandmates dislike her.
* In the ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' book ''Legends of the Ferengi'', one of the stories recounts how the popular Ferengi music group "Success" broke up after Grymi Success skipped the Isle of Grubs music festival to spend the evening in a tube grub sack with his wife, a Bolian performance artist named Pino.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* On ''Series/ThirtyRock'', Jack almost married a manipulative, vampy GoldDigger. She defended her actions thus:
-->'''Phoebe''': [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation You know how John Lennon was better than the rest of the Beatles but he didn't realize it until he met Yoko Ono?]] Well, I'm Jack's Yoko.\\
'''Liz''': You ''want'' to be Yoko?
** Later, Jenna--as part of a "sexual walkabout"--tries to do this with the singer from The Woggels, a color-themed Australian children's band who [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed are totally not]] Music/TheWiggles.
* John's Yoko is the {{Trope Namer|s}}, but the exact words "Yoko Oh No" were spoken in the ''Series/AllThat'' sketch "C.J. and the Cloudy Knights", where one of the Cloudy Knights has a girlfriend named Yoko who threatens to leave him if he doesn't become the lead singer.
** This exact phrase was uttered by Bubble in "Absolutely Fabulous"
** As well as Robert Wuhl in an HBO stand-up comedy routine.
** It was also the title of a ''Series/CaliforniaDreams'' episode.
* In the episode of ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' "The Cooper-Nowitzki Theorem", Sheldon's graduate student Ramona Nowitzki seeks to isolate him from the group and curtail his leisure activities in a effort to improve his scientific work. The soundtrack {{lampshade|Hanging}}s this by covering a {{montage|s}} of this activity with "Be My Yoko Ono". Sheldon eventually cuts ties with Ramona in order to avoid sharing credit with a lowly graduate student.
** A more direct version happens in Season 9. Raj and Howard start a "filk music" band. At first, they're in agreement about their music, then Raj plays the song for Emily and brings up new ideas. Howard accuses him of trying to break up the band, by going along with what Emily says.
* A late fourth-season episode of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' is called "The Yoko Factor". The Yoko in this case is an actively malicious one -- Spike, who can see a conflict brewing among the Scoobies, and pushes just the right buttons to set it off. Notably, Spike himself notes to Adam during the episode that Yoko, for all she got blamed, didn't break up the Beatles; it was internal strife, much as he wasn't so much the cause of the Scoobies' breakup, just the catalyst that (deliberately) brought their grievances into plain view. This example, however, is a subversion -- while the Scoobies do have a vicious argument and falling out thanks largely to Spike's prodding, when tempers have cooled a bit they're savvy enough to realise that Spike's been manipulating them, approach either other more calmly about their recent tensions, and mend bridges.
** In that same arc, Riley's friend Forrest views Buffy as the Yoko (with the Beatles represented by the Initiative).
*** Spike in turn, along with Riley Finn, served as examples to Angel/Buffy shippers who were furious that the relationship between the two characters was effectively ended due to Angel being spun off into his own series. Spike in particular gets blamed a lot, as the writers fleshed out Spike's character and made him more sympathetic to the audience. [[BadassDecay Some fans preferred the older characterization.]]
* Anya sees Willow as Yoko for her relationship with Xander. Can't say she's wrong. A big plot point for the season 5 episode ''Triangle''.
* Coco from ''Series/FlightOfTheConchords'': She's actually perfectly nice, but Jemaine insists that she'll break up the band, and comparing her to the trope namer.
-->'''Bret:''' ''Why did you say that, ‘cause she’s nothing like Yoko.''\\
'''Jemaine:''' ''Ono, she isn’t.''\\
'''Murray:''' ''Jemaine, you’re putting "oh no" together to sound like "Ono".''\\
'''Jemaine:''' ''Ono I didn't.''\\
'''Murray:''' ''You did it again.''\\
'''Jemaine:''' ''Ono, did I?''
** Coincidently Jemaine worrying that she'll break up the band is what makes Bret quit.
* Israeli sitcom ''The Foxes'', revolving around a group of friends making a poor quality horror series on Website/YouTube, made an ''[[CaptainErsatz ersatz]]''-Yoko girlfriend for the group writer and director [[UnfortunateNames Schmuckler]]. Her skin had a rather dark complexion and her eyes were always covered by sunglasses, making her appear more Asian. She frequently meddled with the production, whispering ‘suggestions’ to Schmuckler ([[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything who took the habit of wearing round sunglasses]]) and never uttering a word besides that. The rest of the group hated her guts, but let her stay because Schmuckler was a [[AManIsNotAVirgin virgin]] and they wanted to [[YouNeedToGetLaid give him an opportunity to finally get lucky]]. This got so bad she made him declare their break up (and smiled in ''Schadenfreude'' as he obeyed), but was soon allowed to be in the group’s new short instead. The actor playing the murderer in the scene was extra-cruel to her and wound up legitimately hurting her, leading to her leaving the group for an acting gig (apparently, no-one could play a dead body as well as her), and it turned out Schmuckler [[StatusQuoIsGod never got to do anything with her]].
* ''Series/FreaksAndGeeks'' : After Lindsay criticizes the group for sucking, they break up, and Ken calls Lindsay "Yoko."
* In an episode of ''Series/FullHouse'', Joey's latest girlfriend senses that he isn't happy with the way Jesse always takes the lead and makes decisions in their partnership/friendship and urges him to stand up for himself. Sure enough, this causes considerable friction and tension between the two, culminating in a huge fight in which Jesse outright refers to the woman as "Yoko" (a bit of FridgeBrilliance in this, given what a rabid music fan Jesse is).
* In ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'' season three episode 'Dorothy's New Friend', Dorothy becomes friends with author Barbara Thorndyke, who creates tension with Blanche and Rose because she looks down on them.
* Nina from ''Series/JustShootMe'' forced her boyfriend of the week (Huey Lewis) to quit his air band (he came back). She also broke up The Jackson Six. [[HistoricalInJoke Yes, there were six]].
* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'': In ''Film/GameraVsGuiron'', they reference Yoko Ono. During a closeup on young Tomoko, one of the SOL crew quips, "I'll show you! I'll grow up to break up the Beatles!"
* Shawn Ryan created his own personal example plot device on ''Series/TheShield'' in the form of Mara, Shane Vendrell's girlfriend and ultimately wife. Introduced at the start of the third season without bothering to show how she and Shane hooked up, Mara instantly shattered the loyalty of the members of the Strike Team with her existence, ultimately causing the group to break apart and to put Shane and Vic Mackey at bitter odds with each other. On the other hand, Mara is routinely written as being the [[OnlySaneMan only character]] who knows full well the true dark nature of the Strike Team and their crimes, and as such, reacts to their insane illegal/morally unethical schemes in a sensible fashion. Unfortunately, this in turn led to Shane Vendrell murdering his best friend, Detective Curtis "Lem" Lemanski, due to Mara lecturing Shane earlier in the season that he needed to put his family ahead of protecting Lem and his friends in the Strike Team, much to the horror of fans of the Lem/Shane slash pairings. [[spoiler: Ultimately, Shane ''kills'' Mara and their child, starting the chain of events that brings the DownerEnding on.]]
* Alluded to in ''Series/That70sShow''. When Eric and Donna find out that Hyde and Jackie are dating [[YourCheatingHeart behind Kelso's back]] (even though Kelso ''did'' run out on her for a while), Eric freaks out over the effect of the deal in their common friendship and tells Jackie "You'll be breaking up the band, Yoko!"
** Earlier, in the episode "The Third Wheel", he also calls Hyde's GirlOfTheWeek Yoko ("What? We're kind of the Beatles.")
* In ''Series/{{Whitechapel}}'', a band groupie is asked about any jealousies or rivalries within the band, to which she replies: "I'm no Yoko."
* On the Creator/{{Channel 4}} show ''Youngers'', Davina is almost an inversion of this. Despite being a member of the band, the LoveTriangle that occurs between her, Yemi, and Jay essentially breaks up the band. In series 2, when they are PuttingTheBandBackTogether, Yemi worries about this trope when they are trying to get Davina to join them again.
* ''Series/TheBoldAndTheBeautiful''. When younger brother Thorne Forrester marries Darla, she encourages him to take on a larger role in the family's fashion company and stand up to his bullying older brother Ridge. This eventually causes such tension that a huge blowup results in Thorne quitting to start his own company. A similar scenario played out several years earlier with brother Rick and his wife Amber.
* ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' discussed the {{Trope Namer|s}}.
-->'''Rory:''' Music/YokoOno? really?\\
'''Lane:''' A very misunderstood artist and Music/TheBeatles would’ve broken up anyways.\\
'''Rory:''' Have you shared this theory with anyone?\\
'''Lane:'''I know it, Yoko knows it, Sean knows it. Julian’s still in denial - but what can you do?
* In ''Series/Daredevil2015'', Wilson Fisk begins a romantic relationship with art curator Vanessa Marianna. Unfortunately, his associates Leland Owlsley and Madame Gao see Vanessa as distracting Fisk from the day to day needs of his criminal enterprise. Thus they try to have her killed at at a charity gala that Fisk is throwing by poisoning her wine. She barely survives due to Fisk immediately rushing her to an emergency room. When Fisk learns of Owlsley's role in the attempt, he throws him down an elevator shaft.

* Music/BarenakedLadies has a song called "Be My Yoko Ono" that discusses this trope.

* Inverted in ''Radio/OldHarrysGame'', one of the characters violently hates celebrity gardener Alan Titchmarsh because he fancies Titchmarsh's wife

[[folder:Video Games]]
* In ''VideoGame/ThePrinceOfTennis'' DatingSim ''Gakuensai no Oujisama'', if you place the main girl (default name: Shizuka Hirose) in Hyoutei Gakuen and she becomes close to Atobe, she will be threatened and physically attacked by his rabid fangirls. When Atobe finds out, he will lecture Shizuka harshly for ''not'' telling him about the incidents; later he'll protect her from his fans and, if the main girl manages to successfully woo him, in the end he announces that she will be his girlfriend ''in front of the whole school'', much to the dismay of the attackers.
* Parodied in the one of the loading screen messages for ''VideoGame/GuitarHero'': "When in doubt, blame the singer's girlfriend".
* In ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters XIII'', if you defeat [[ChivalrousPervert Benimaru Nikaido]] with [[BadassAdorable Athena Asamiya]], the latter (an IdolSinger in addition to being an ActionGirl) will allude to the aforementioned "female entertainers in Japan can't have boyfriends EVER or the FanDumb will go berserk" deal:
-->'''Athena''': "As an idol, scandals are taboo, so I can't go on a date with you! ♪ "
** In the Story mode, if you play as the Women's Team and face the Psycho Soldiers, Yuri starts the talk via asking about the trope:
-->'''Yuri''': Hey Athena... isn't it too hard to be an idol? I mean, you can't hang out with friends in public or date and stuff, right...?
-->'''Athena''': Yeah, there are some restrictions in my personal life... but I'm happy to be an idol, so I can accept these inconveniences!
** The trope is also directly used in the ''Days of Memories'' {{Dating Sim}}s, if Athena is the girl that you-as-the-MC want to romance. In ''Boku to Kanojo no Atsui Natsu'', [[spoiler: she's kidnapped by some {{Loony Fan}}s and the main boy must save her]]; in ''Boku no Ichiban Taisetsu na Kimi e'', there's the RunningGag of her fans [[MomentKiller interrupting the MC and Athena's dates]] [[spoiler: but later it's played more seriously when her manager threatens to resign if her image is "tainted"]]; in ''Boku to Kanojo to Koto no Koi'' [[spoiler: a scandal ''does'' take place when photos of the MC and Athena are taken and leaked to the Internet, but it's a misunderstanding and the fan who did so (Kaoru) apologizes for it]].

[[folder:Web Original]]
* In-universe example: In ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog'' Captain Hammer's fans hate Penny.
-->'''Fan 3:''' [[RescueRomance So they say he saved her life.]]
-->'''Fan 2:''' [[FriendToAllLivingThings They say she works with the homeless and doesn't eat meat.]]
-->'''All The Fans:''' [[WhatTheHellTownspeople ''We have a problem with her!'']]
-->'''Fan 1:''' [[StalkerWithACrush This is his hair.]]
* Parodied in ''Website/GaiaOnline'''s Famestar Hero RIG: the fail scenario in the Pascal route has the band break up over a girl... that [[http://s.cdn.gaiaonline.com/images/thumbnails/item_choice/june_famestarhero/fail_classical.png looks like]] [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Yoko Littner.]]
* Inverted in [[http://thecurvature.com/2009/01/03/yoko-ono-a-feminist-analysis-part-3-woman this]] article, which says that Yoko enhanced John's life. Unfortunately, it seems to hold that Creator/YokoOno, [[Music/{{Wings}} Linda McCartney]], and [[BreadEggsMilkSquick Heather]] [[GoldDigger Mills]] were [[PuritySue flawless heroines]] and that the Beatles were [[HeManWomanHater misogynist]] {{jerkass}}es. [[SarcasmMode After all,]] [[UnfortunateImplications none of them had any "real" flaws]], [[TheUnfairSex only misogynist husbands.]] The writer of this article obviously didn't bother with research.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* On ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', Stewie threatens Brian with doing the same thing to him he did to John Lennon. The CutawayGag shows Stewie making the introductions.
* On ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', Dale (acting as the manager of John Redcorn's band [[FunWithAcronyms Big Mountain Fudgecake]]) calls Luanne "Yoko" and blames her relationship with Lucky for hurting their success; Luanne doesn't get the reference. The band does break up shortly thereafter, but due to Redcorn going "mainstream" (becoming a childrens' entertainer) and not Luanne's influence.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'' references this one, in the episode "Girlfriendklok". Nathan Explosion's woman in that episode is, to say the least, a nuisance.
** Not to mention there were mass suicides when news of him having a girlfriend broke out. (And open warfare between fangirls once they broke up.)
** [[spoiler:And the band nearly broke up after a love triangle between Nathan, Pickles, and their new band manager Abigail goes horribly wrong.]]
* A ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'' episode featured The Brain introducing a "singer" named Yoyo Nono (who can't sing at all) to the popular 60's band The Feebles. The result?
-->'''[[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed George Harrison Lookalike]]''': She's awful.
-->'''Paul [=McCartney=] Lookalike''': She's terrible!
-->'''Ringo Starr Lookalike''': She can't sing.
-->'''John Lennon Lookalike''': I love her!
** Then the band breaks up so "Jim Lemon" can pursue a relationship with Nono, and The Feebles's fanbase ''immediately'' run Pinky and the Brain out of India for introducing them.
*** An out of universe example; many fans see [[WesternAnimation/PinkyElmyraAndTheBrain Elmyra]] as a unanimous example of this for the entire series.
* Moko Jono, Mojo Jojo's girlfriend in ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''' Beatles spoof "Meet the Beat-Alls". She helps the girls split up the band. Here, she's a good gal who is sent in as a ReverseMole of sorts. She was a nonsentient female ape of the same species, "cross"-dressed as a sentient being, brought in by the PPG to break up the four supervillains whose powers combined could beat all three of the girls.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
** Barney's girlfriend from "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS5E1HomersBarbershopQuartet Homer's Barbershop Quartet]]"; another Yoko parody.
--->'''Moe:''' What'll it be?
--->'''Barney:''' Gimme a beer.\\
'''Barney's Japanese Girlfriend:''' I'll have a single plum, floating in perfume, served in a man's hat.\\
(Upon which Moe ''immediately'' places the requested drinks on the bar.)
** The band's manager in the same episode gives Homer this advice. "I would prefer if we kept your marriage a secret. You see, a lot of women are going to want to have sex with you, and, er, we want them to think they can."
** In another episode, when someone mentions Yoko Ono, Homer says, in all sincerity, "Ew, she totally ruined the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plastic_Ono_Band Plastic Ono Band!"]]
* Batgirl in ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries Batman: The Animated Series]]''. There was already a growing rift between Batman and Robin, but Batman showing favoritism towards Batgirl, and keeping her identity and their partnership a secret from Dick Grayson is the catalyst for their falling-out.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Chozen}}'', after the title character reconnects with his prison boyfriend Jamal, Ricky and Crisco are less than thrilled. That Jamal starts pushing for Chozen to abandon rapping altogether doesn't help.
* On ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'', after finding out he was going to be forced into an arranged 'battle', Ling-Ling exclaims 'Yoko Ono'.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'': Some fans of the show feel this way about Tom Sloan. He starts dating Jane near the end of season 3, but his growing attraction to Daria causes a serious rift between the two girls, who, up until then, were inseparable for most of the show. This fact is not lost on Daria, and when she and Tom kiss each other it hurts her friendship with Jane for a while.
* In the episode "Fallen Arches" of ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBros'', the trope is discussed when Dr. Venture attempts to have TheTalk with his son Dean. The TimeCompressionMontage inexplicably ends with him ranting that Tawny Kitaen broke up {{Music/Whitesnake}}. (David Coverdale did replace most of the band around the time she [[ThreeMinutesOfWrithing appeared]] in their videos, and he later married her.)