->'''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 the RealLife love interest of a celebrity or other public figure. She ([[AlwaysFemale and it almost always will be a woman]]) is a lightning rod of hatred from the fanbase, either for [[LoveMakesYouUncreative negatively affecting the quality of his work]], upsetting group dynamics, or just “stealing him away” from them.

It’s most prevalent among musicians, followed by actors and athletes. Most of the time (but not always), the hatred is entirely undeserved and just goes to show [[FanDumb how obsessed and delusional fans can be]]. At its worst, it amounts to an invasion of the celebrity’s privacy; after all, even famous people are human beings entitled to pursue romantic relationships as they please.

Fictional examples also pop up from time to time. Very often, such characters will be a musician’s girlfriend whose antics or presence cause the band to break up; she’s often a direct send-up of {{Trope Namer|s}} Music/YokoOno. A common twist is for her to be perfectly nice and sweet, but for the rest of the band to be so paranoid about this happening (or at least jealous of the attention she’s getting from their bandmate) that the band breaks up anyway.

Related tropes include DungeonmastersGirlfriend (if the other bandmates think she gets special treatment); ContractualPurity (where the fans demand that the celebrity not date ''anyone'' to keep an image of virginal “purity”); LoveMakesYouUncreative (a common consequence); AppleOfDiscord; ParentWithNewParamour; and CoupleBomb. Contrast CreatorCouple, where the pair becomes ''more'' creative after hooking up.

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!!RealLife examples

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[[folder:The TropeNamer]]
* The {{Trope Namer|s}} is Music/YokoOno, widow of Music/TheBeatles’ Music/JohnLennon. She’s [[{{Misblamed}} frequently blamed]] for breaking up the Beatles; fans and the media accuse her of monopolizing John’s attention, influencing his music and opinions, and just upsetting group dynamics. It is known that John would routinely bring her to recording sessions (in violation of the band’s longstanding “no girlfriends in the studio” rule), and he cited her as a big inspiration to his work. The other Beatles, for their part, don’t specifically blame her for the breakup, or at least don’t consider her scheming or malicious; they instead blame it on the group drifting apart musically and personally for some time. Yoko just happened to be there when it all imploded (although they do maintain that she wasn’t the easiest person to get along with, which may not have been entirely helpful, either).
-->'''Lennon:''' ''(to David Sheff, 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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[[folder:Musicians' Love Interests]]
* Yoko is not the only love interest of a Beatle to be harangued by the fans:
** John Lennon married his first wife, Cynthia, in 1962; band manager Brian Epstein tried to keep that marriage a secret precisely because he was concerned about the fans’ reaction to a married Beatle. Their cover was blown on the Beatles’ first appearance on ''Series/TheEdSullivanShow'' in 1964, when John got the caption, “SORRY GIRLS, HE’S MARRIED.”
** Music/GeorgeHarrison’s first wife Pattie Boyd and Music/RingoStarr’s first wife Maureen Cox were routinely subject to attacks and death threats, just because fans were upset that “their boys” had been removed from the dating pool.
** Music/PaulMcCartney’s first wife, Linda Eastman, got a lot of flak from fans. From the start, they compared her unfavorably with Paul’s previous girlfriend, the upper-class and ladylike Jane Asher. The hatred intensified when Paul invited her to join his post-Beatles band Music/{{Wings}}; she was a photographer, not a musician, and by her own admission wasn’t very good. Persistent rumors suggest she was so bad that they would just turn off her microphone during recording sessions. But she and Paul were HappilyMarried for 29 years before her death from cancer, and her struggle with the disease (and Paul’s return to his solo career) [[IllGirl endeared her more]] to the public.
** Paul’s second wife, Heather Mills, was not so lucky. She was behind early for being a ReplacementScrappy, Paul having met and married her not long after Linda died. She wasn’t as nice a person as Linda, either; in particular, the public was put off by her [[AnimalWrongsGroup extreme and confrontational approach to animal rights]]. And she and Paul broke up very publicly and messily; she didn’t endear herself to the public after that, either. Some fans claim that she was even worse than Yoko.
* Music/AliciaKeys got some flak for having an affair with Swizz Beats while he was married to Mashonda (although they were separated at the time).
* Music/CourtneyLove, widow of Music/{{Nirvana}} frontman Music/KurtCobain, is a particularly famous example. Fans blame her for Cobain’s untimely death; conspiracy theorists go so far as to suggest she caused it or ordered it. It is known that Cobain killed himself after a long battle with depression, bipolar disorder, and drug addiction; he even tried to name an album “I Hate Myself and I Want to Die”. He even left a suicide note, which fans claim was either forged or just a rationalization for quitting the band. Some claim that she introduced him to his destructive habits (ignoring that he had been well on the way to addiction before they met) or that she tried to induce a fatal overdose (ignoring that she’s on record as [[http://archive.alternativenation.net/10-reasons-why-kurt-cobain-wasnt-murdered/ having saved him from several such overdoses]]). It didn’t help that Kurt’s family and bandmates didn’t like her, she made several enemies among other musicians, and she called Kurt an asshole after his death (though she called him an asshole for killing himself, and anger ''is'' a [[HowDareYouDieOnMe natural stage of grief]]). Fans still haven’t forgiven her, booing her when she tried to make a speech on Nirvana’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014.
* Kaori Moritani, a former idol singer, married Music/XJapan’s Music/ToshimitsuDeyama (better known as Toshi) in 1996. Soon after, she recruited him into a religious group led by her friend (and likely lover) Tooru Kurabuchi. By 1997, Toshi would leave the band and denounce rock music and VisualKei as evil; the band broke up shortly thereafter, and Moritani was vilified by fans and bandmates alike. The fans were vindicated in 2009, when it emerged that the group was a ScamReligion that had [[FinancialAbuse extorted money]] from Toshi; he divorced Moritani and declared bankruptcy.
* Nancy Spungen is often considered the “Yoko Ono” of seminal British punk band Music/TheSexPistols. She’s the subject of considerable controversy, as she was a troubled and mentally ill teenage groupie who got involved with troubled Sex Pistols “bassist” Music/SidVicious. The rest of the band hated her (being an American didn’t help), and the press ridiculed her. She is often blamed for Sid’s heroin addiction and degeneration; while she did introduce him to heroin, he was well-known to have already been regularly abusing a number of other drugs (mostly speed) before they met, and her influence on his already dramatically self-destructive behaviour is very likely exaggerated (though her wildly unstable and abusive behavior ''is'' something that everyone can agree on). Then she was murdered shortly after the Sex Pistols broke up; Sid was arrested for it, although many now believe that she was killed by a drug dealer in a deal gone bad. [[DestructiveRomance Maybe those crazy kids were just meant for each other.]]
* 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. The name “Sublime” was copyrighted under Brad’s name alone, leaving full rights to all of the band’s music and merchandise in the hands of his widow, rather than his former bandmates Eric Wilson and Bud Gaugh. This culminated in a fierce legal battle, where Wilson and Gaugh attempted to reunite the band with a new singer. Although many fans don’t like the reuse of the name, they do agree that the decision to use it should be with the surviving band members and not the singer’s girlfriend.
* 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.
* Both members of Japanese band Music/PuffyAmiYumi fell victim to this when they got married. Yumi Yoshimura married popular singer Takanori Nishikawa, better known as Music/TMRevolution; they divorced four years later when evidence surfaced that she cheated on him, which intensified the hatred. Ami Onuki married [=GLAY’s=] Teruhiko “Teru” Kobashi; while they’re HappilyMarried, the fangirls insist that they’re “just about to get divorced”, and nothing she says or does will convince them otherwise.
* Megumi Oishi, media talent wife of the J-Rock star Hyde. The hatred is mitigated somewhat by Hyde never making a secret of his longtime crush on her, which goes back to before they even met in person.
* Miyavi (first from Due Le Quartz, now in S.K.I.N) married IdolSinger Miyuki “Melody” Ishikawa. [[http://community.livejournal.com/jrocksecret/30843.html#cutid1 Fangirl wankery ensued.]]
* Iman, wife of Music/DavidBowie, gets some of this. If you believe the Areaologists (who worship “the Area”, ''i.e.'' David Bowie’s nether regions), it’s because she officially ended the age of “Free [=ShArea=]”.
* Tiffany Darwich was a popular IdolSinger during the mid and late [[TheEighties 1980s]]. She brought the Music/NewKidsOnTheBlock as backup artists during one tour, which boosted them to popularity. Then she briefly dated New Kid Jonathan “Jon” Knight, which caused a ton of backlash from the teenage fangirls who used to worship her. What’s funny is that Jon was StraightGay and he and Tiffany were more like PlatonicLifePartners; Tiffany would accidentally out him to the public (although he forgave her for it, and [[TransparentCloset it was never really a secret anyway]]).
* Music/MyChemicalRomance’s Gerard Way married Music/MindlessSelfIndulgence’s Lyn-Z, which led to them both getting this treatment from each other’s fanbases.
* Progressive metal band Music/{{Queensryche}}’s lead singer Geoff Tate invited his wife Susan to take over the band’s management. Fans believe things have been [[http://www.anybodylistening.net/breakdownroom/index.php?topic=1449.0;viewResults going downhill ever since]]. The band eventually gave up and fired both Geoff and Susan in 2012, and Michael Wilton’s testimony [[http://www.blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=176587 confirmed what everyone thought.]]
* Music/TarjaTurunen's husband Marcello Cabuli is frequently blamed for Tarja's problems with her original band Music/{{Nightwish}}, culminating in her rather nasty firing.
* Music/OzzyOsbourne’s relationship with his wife and manager Sharon is both praised and lambasted. Sharon’s involvement in ''Blizzard of Ozz'' caused significant discord between Ozzy and his bandmates; bassist Bob Daisley and drummer Lee Kerskale left the band as a result. That said, no one would deny that Ozzy’s wealth and success since TheEighties -- heck, the fact that he’s still alive despite his drug and alcohol abuse -- owes a lot to Sharon’s love and support.
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%% She apparently also did something to Music/IronMaiden during Ozzfest 2005, but the troper who added that didn’t say what.
* Music/{{Queen}}’s Music/BrianMay, rock guitar hero and nice guy extraordinaire, got some flak from the press in the late 80s for leaving his wife and children for actress Anita Dobson; he had already been involved with her for a few years but strongly denied that there was anything going on. Fans seemed not to mind, though. Then it was revealed that Brian cheated on Anita with his secretary; weirdly, both Brian and Anita got off fine, but the secretary was publicly humiliated.
* Some Music/{{NSYNC}} fans still blame the band’s demise on Creator/CameronDiaz, whom Music/JustinTimberlake began dating around the time he started to seriously work on his solo career. Music/BritneySpears also got more hatred than was warranted when she was dating Timberlake in the late 90s and early 2000s, most of it of the [[FanDumb “Aah she stole my man!”]] variety; it was pretty much impossible to go to an *NSYNC message board at the time without [[DieForOurShip fangirls wishing death on her]].
* Some of Music/NineInchNails’ Trent Reznor’s fangirls predictably started whining after his engagement. What’s weird is seeing a [[http://www.theninhotline.net/news/archives/backissue.php?y=09&m=5#1242308700 46-year-old fanboy named Trit]] whining about it; he was originally assumed to be a disgruntled groupie, but he’s actually just a LoonyFan.
* Fans dislike Polly Samson, then-girlfriend (and current wife) of Music/PinkFloyd’s David Gilmour, at least partly because he asked her to write the lyrics for the 1994 album ''Music/TheDivisionBell''. Gilmour claimed this was because he never felt 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 Waters buggered off, Gilmour had to pick up the slack.
* An interesting aversion is Rasa Davies, first wife of Music/TheKinks’ Ray Davies. They became a CreatorCouple; she contributed some well-regarded backing vocals to several of the band’s greatest songs (like “Sunny Afternoon, “Waterloo Sunset”, and “Autumn Almanac”), and she acted as a peacemaker between Davies and the rest of the group. After she divorced him, the group recorded some of its worst albums.
* Any girl dating Music/TheJonasBrothers’ Nick Jonas would be subject to fan hatred. First it was Music/MileyCyrus; they both got flak from each other’s fanbases while they dated. Then it was Delta Goodrem (who ironically enough was reportedly a rabid Miley fangirl); her fans also blame Jonas for [[LoveMakesYouUncreative distracting her from her music]]. And Music/SelenaGomez wasn’t immune to the hatred either.
* Music/{{Gorillaz}}’ ex-guitarist Paula Cracker is not popular among the fans, even though she left before the band ever recorded an album. This is largely because she was 2D’s girlfriend and cheated on him with Murdoc ([[DoubleStandard but the fangirls don’t hate him nearly as much]]).
* Adrienne Armstrong, wife of Music/GreenDay’s Billie Joe Armstrong, is virulently hated by the fangirls, mostly for dating him to begin with. Divorce petitions and [[MurderTheHypotenuse death threats]] are frequent, most of them disturbingly coming from 13- to 16-year-old girls.
* 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 during TheNineties for being Jon’s VictoriousChildhoodFriend. One of those fangirls was, of all people, Music/{{Pink}}, who told of how as a young girl, she burst out crying and ripped up all her Bon Jovi posters when she heard Jon was getting married. Jon’s response to hearing this was to send her a pair of his pants, with a note reading, “Now you can finally get in my pants!”
* Music/JustinBieber has a large number of truly creepy {{loony fan}}girls, who will attack any woman who goes so far as to take a picture with him. Kim Kardashian got death threats after Bieber jokingly captioned a picture with her “My Girlfriend”, and with Music/SelenaGomez, it [[http://technolog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/01/04/5765102-justin-bieber-army-fills-twitter-with-death-threats-again started with death threats]] and escalated when the two actually started dating.
* Creator/KimKardashian got hatred on hip-hop sites and forums after she started dating Music/KanyeWest; it intensified when he impregnated her. Fans were concerned about her [[LoveMakesYouUncreative negatively impacting his image and street cred]]; it didn’t help that one of Kanye’s biggest hits is called “GoldDigger”.
* Music/{{Journey}}’s Steve Perry and his girlfriend Sherrie got a lot of flak while they were dating, which hasn’t died down completely; in the mid-90s, a Yahoo group called “Steve Perry’s Photo Palace” was discovered to contain huge numbers of defaced pictures of Sherrie accompanied with hateful, derogatory, and violent comments toward her. Scarily, they had been broken up for over a decade.
* Music/{{Usher}} didn’t have many problems while dating Rozanda Thomas/Chilli from TLC, as his fans loved to see them together. But Hell broke loose when he dated and then married his stylist, a single mother named Tameka Foster. Fans (and Usher’s own family) saw Tameka as a GoldDigger and gave her the cold shoulder; Usher’s mother even refused to attend their wedding. His first album after his marriage completely tanked, and everyone blamed Tameka for that, to the point that Usher had to publicly defend his married life. 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 a lot of this from the Fall Out Boy fanbase.
* When Music/{{Rihanna}} and Music/ChrisBrown were dating, this reaction wasn’t any worse than usual. Then Brown got arrested for DomesticAbuse. Many of his fans went off the deep end, saying the nastiest things they could about Rihanna and [[VictimBlaming blaming her]] for it (excuses ranging from her cheating on him to giving him herpes). When they got back together, ''her'' fans got all over him for “tricking” her into get back together with an abuser.
* 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. Minogue’s fans returned the favor to Hutchence, claiming he was “corrupting” her.
* Korea has many boy bands, and accordingly, it has many crazy {{fangirl}}s who will attack any band member who dates anybody.
** Music/SHINee’s Kim Jong-hyun is constantly {{shipp|ing}}ed with fellow bandmates, especially Key. When he briefly dated actress Shin Se-kyung, that didn’t sit well with the rabid shippers, who frequently painted her as a villainous, awful, and generally unpleasant person. Fans later got over it when they realized that the relationship helped to grow [=SHINee=]’s fanbase.
** Music/{{Juniel}} got some hatred to mentioning that she was ''friends'' with some Music/{{Exo}} members; fans took this as her dating one of them and accused her of being an attention whore.
** Music/{{Exo}}’s Baekhyun and Music/GirlsGeneration’s Taeyon were caught dating in 2014, and since both bands were wildly popular, they each got a ton of flak from each other’s fanbase. The fans insanity extended to claims that they shouldn’t be allowed to talk to each other on social media (this being reserved for the fans) and that fans are “entitled” to vet their personal lives [[FanDumb because they buy their merchandise]]. But everyone knows it’s really because it destroyed their [[{{Shipping}} slash pairings]].
* Sarah Orzechowski got flak when she married Music/PanicAtTheDisco's Brendon Urie. It didn’t help that their engagement announcement was originally labeled as a “joke”. {{Fangirl}}s freaked out and started calling her a whore (with creative use of Panic’s own lyrics).
* According to the other members of Music/MotleyCrue, Creator/PamelaAnderson became a “Yoko” when she married drummer Tommy Lee. Nikki Sixx claimed that 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. Tommy would thus demand more creative control, which caused tension with the rest of the band. Sixx also blames her 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.
* Music/OneDirection, being a popular boy band, has its share of problems with crazy fangirls:
** When [[ChristmasCake 32-year-old]] ''[[Series/TheXFactor Xtra Factor]]'' co-host Caroline Flack started dating Music/OneDirection's youngest member, then-17-year-old [[LikesOlderWomen Harry Styles]], there were the 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 they just didn't like her.
** While on tour in Australia, a secretary for a radio station struck 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.]]
** Zayn decided to quit the group in 2015, and most fans blamed that on his fiancée, Music/LittleMix singer Perrie Edwards. It didn’t help that 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]].
** Liam also dated an older woman, Danielle, who was a background dancer on ''Series/TheXFactor'' when they struck up a RomanceOnTheSet. Fans warmed up to her after a while, though.
** Harry Styles dated Music/TaylorSwift briefly in late 2012, which caused spewing from each other’s fandoms, largely for {{Shipping}} reasons (many Swifties shipped her with one of her former boyfriends, particularly Taylor Lautner, and many One Direction fans shipped Harry with [[HoYay bandmate Louis Tomlinson]]). Directioners also hated Swift for supposedly mocking Harry during the 2012 Grammys and 2013 Brit Awards (leading fans to tell her to “get out of England”). Harry went on to date Kendall Jenner, herself notorious for being a member of the hated Kardashian family.
** Louis’ first girlfriend, Hannah, was actually universally adored by the fans, and the other boys liked her too. Fans were even crushed when they broke up (but chalked it up to ExecutiveMeddling). Louis started dating a model a few months later, and that rubbed the fans the wrong way. She did gain more popularity, though, by being very nice to the fans she meets (and also being really pretty herself).
* Music/GuySebastian became something of a sex symbol and a TeenIdol after winning ''Australian Idol'' in 2003. Not long afterward, he announced publicly his relationship with his girlfriend, which caused the typical anguished reaction from the fangirls. Then the public discovered that the couple had known each other for more than a decade and had been romantically involved for much of that time, and they grew to accept her more. They subsequently got married, and she hasn’t seen nearly as much ire as before.
* 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 married 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 thought 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. It ultimately led to 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-1970s 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.
* Music/FrankZappa’s widow Gail gets a lot of hatred, mostly from how she handled Zappa’s career after his death. The fans are most irked by her only releasing new albums with Zappa music in small quantities, despite there being literally four vaults with unreleased recordings in Zappa’s archives. She has also been very aggressive in protecting Zappa’s musical copyright, to the point to suing people who organize festivals to honor Frank’s music.
* 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 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 fans don’t seem so upset about Lena and Yulia having kids; they [[LesYay just want them to reconcile and get back together]]. Yulia completely nixed any chance of a reunion with her “my way or the highway” attitude; the ironically-named “Love in Every Moment” single was filmed separately because Lena didn’t want to be in the same room as Yulia.
* Elyssa Jerret, ex-wife of Music/{{Aerosmith}} guitarist Joe Perry, 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 their wives, one of which led to Perry quitting the band from 1979 to 1985.
* Both Creator/DitaVonTeese and Music/MarilynManson got flak from each other’s fans when they got together and later married. In addition to the usual insane “removal from the dating pool” reaction, many fans expressed concern about Von Teese [[LoveMakesYouUncreative negatively affecting Manson’s art]]. Then they broke up just as fans were getting used to it (and Von Teese’s fans were blindsided when she started dating a dashing French aristrocrat).
* Erik Nelson, Frank Chin, and Blake Anderson all left Music/{{Vektor}} at the very end of 2016 after a lengthy history of progressively worsening tensions between them and Katy [=DiSanto=] (the wife of frontman Dave [=DiSanto=]) eventually grew to include Dave himself as she gained progressively more control over how the band was run.
* Producer Glenn Fricker has never been through this himself, but he has seen it ruin so many promising careers it's something he warns about ''very'' often on his YouTube channel. He is very much against romantic partners being in the same band, or any romantic partner who isn't in the band hanging out at the studio during recording. He claims to have designated a specific uncomfortable spot in the corner for the LoveInterest to sit while his/her partner works in the studio. He says it works so well they leave and never return. His main examples are of girlfriends tailing their rockstar boyfriends, but he [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwuzIIPZ9A8 will gladly swap the genders around to show he's an equal-opportunity opponent here]].
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[[folder:Athletes' Love Interests]]
* [[UsefulNotes/IceHockey Wayne Gretzky]]’s wife Janet has been explicitly compared to Yoko Ono. When they married, Gretzky was in the midst of a streak of four [[UsefulNotes/TheStanleyCup Stanley Cups]] in five years with the Edmonton Oilers. Then he got traded to the Los Angeles Kings, and the Oilers were never quite the same again. Oiler fans blame Janet for the trade, thinking she wanted to be in L.A. to further her acting career.
* At the height of Tony Romo’s career as [[UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball the Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback]], many fans blamed his [[EveryYearTheyFizzleOut failure to perform in big games]] on his dating Music/JessicaSimpson and thinking about her more than football. Or just their dating, given how superstitious sports fans can be. Simpson’s detractors even called her “Yoko Romo”. In hindsight, it clearly had nothing to do with his play, as Romo’s reputation continued even after they broke up, and his most famous gaffe (a botched snap on what would have been a playoff game-winning field goal) happened nearly a year before they began dating. The most she ''can'' be blamed for (whether or not she should) is taking Romo and some teammates to Cabo San Lucas in the team's week off before a playoff game, which they would end up losing.
* New England Patriots fans aren’t very enamored with supermodel Gisele Bundchen, wife of Patriots quarterback Creator/TomBrady. While Brady had led the Patriots to three UsefulNotes/SuperBowl titles in four years, that was before they started dating in 2007. Then the Patriots underwent a bit of a title drought, including losing the 2008 Super Bowl after having won every single game that season. (They finally won another Super Bowl in 2015, though.) Gisele didn’t endear herself to the fans when she criticized the Patriots’ receivers for not helping Brady (which Brady himself [[http://boston.cbslocal.com/2012/09/27/tom-brady-recalls-embarrassing-super-bowl-memory-created-by-gisele-bundchen/ called her out on]]):
-->''“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 they dropped the ball so many times.”''
* UsefulNotes/FormulaOne fans very much dislike Adriane Galisteu, girlfriend of champion driver Ayrton Senna. They regard her as a self-serving vulture, and hate how she used her husband’s death in a race crash to seemingly draw attention to herself. They also compare her unfavorably to Senna’s former girlfriend, porn actress-turned-children’s show host Maria Gracia Meneghel (better known as Xuxa); Senna himself even claimed that after his first wife, Xuxa was the only woman he ever wanted to marry, and Senna’s family gave Xuxa (and not Galisteu) the “widow’s seat” at his funeral.
* F1 fans also don’t like Nicole Scherzinger, one of the Music/PussycatDolls and Lewis Hamilton’s girlfriend. They claim that she’s an AttentionWhore and blame her for Lewis splitting up with his manager and his father Anthony (even though Anthony was apparently a [[StageMom Stage Dad]] by all accounts). Others think [[DieForOurShip she’s in the way]] of their favorite ship, Hamilton with Adrian Sutil.
* UsefulNotes/IndyCar driver Dario Franchitti’s wife Ashley Judd is Indy Car’s Scherzinger equivalent. Fans considered her an attention whore and resented her being even more popular than her husband (at least partly because Indy Car is not as well-known as F1 or NASCAR). When they divorced, speculation ran rampant; they said she was clingy (a view shared by fellow driver Tony Kanaan), chose her family over him, or didn’t want to be married to an immigrant while she was running for a Senate seat (which she never did anyway). And after Dario’s career-ending crash, she claimed that they had gotten back together in spite of Dario having already found a new girlfriend.
* Teresa Earnhardt, wife of UsefulNotes/{{NASCAR}} driver Dale Earnhardt, Sr., took over Dale Earnhardt, Inc. after his fatal crash in 2001. She did such a good job running it into the ground that she drove both Michael Waltrip and her own stepson Dale Earnhardt, Jr. to leave the team. The younger Earnhardt even jumped ship to Hendrick Motorsports, home of the elder Earnhardt’s longtime rival Jeff Gordon. Teresa wound up having to sell the team in 2009 due to financial difficulties, was slowly excluded from racetrack activities, and saw the last of “her” drivers, Martin Truex, Jr., flee to Waltrip’s team in 2010. A year later, her team became a client of Hendrick Motorsports, and she was completely removed from the team’s ownership. Dale Jr., meanwhile seems to be quite adept at running his own team, which makes Teresa’s unilateral decision to not let him take over Dale Earnhardt, Inc. in 2007 all the dumber.
* Spanish football fans (and ([[http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/06/18/spanish-goalkeepers-girlfriend-distracts-british-press/ the foreign press]]) briefly turned their ire to Sara Carbonero, the HotScoop girlfriend of Spanish national team goalkeeper Iker Casillas, after a single loss at the 2010 UsefulNotes/{{FIFA World Cup}} where she supposedly distracted him while he conceded the winning goal. Spain wound up winning the whole tournament anyway, so all was forgiven.
* Fans of [[UsefulNotes/{{Basketball}} the NBA]]’s Dallas Mavericks consider R&B singer Toni Braxton their “Yoko”, allegedly for dating star players Jason Kidd and Jim Jackson at the same time during the early 1990s. They claim this sparked a rift between the two players and eventually led to the breakup of a potentially powerful Mavericks team. Both Kidd and Jackson denied ever dating Braxton; Braxton herself never confirmed or denied it.
* Fans of [[UsefulNotes/IceHockey the NHL]]’s Buffalo Sabres (and the local media) blame actress Noureen Dewulf, wife of star goaltender Ryan Miller, for a decline in his form around 2011; he was also rumored to have asked for a trade to a West Coast team to be closer to her in California. He was indeed traded to the Vancouver Canucks a couple of years later.
* UsefulNotes/{{Tennis}} star Roger Federer’s wife Mirka is a complicated case. Federer’s most dedicated and knowledgeable fans tend to think highly of her, known how much she has contributed to her husband’s career. The rest of the public has not been so kind. First, they resent her [[BeautyEqualsGoodness losing her athletic build and getting fatter]] after ending her tennis career (while Roger turned out to be BeautifulAllAlong). They also blamed her for Federer parting with his then-coach in early 2004; she stopped giving interviews after that. The yellower Swiss press has especially told stories about her being controlling and dating an older member of the Emirati royal family before getting involved with Roger.
* Olympic gold medalist and world’s fastest man Usain Bolt got a lot of flak for dating a white woman, especially from fellow Jamaicans. He ended up dumping her, ostensibly to focus on the 2012 Track & Field trials and the upcoming Olympic games.
* [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball AC Milan]] footballer Kevin-Prince Boateng’s girlfriend Melissa Satta was blamed for Boateng’s poor start to the 2012-13 season, not just from the fans, but even from manager Massimiliano Allegri.
* [[UsefulNotes/{{Baseball}} St. Louis Cardinals]] superstar Albert Pujols’ wife Deidre (derisively referred to as “Dee Dee”) is often blamed by Cardinals fans for his decision to sign with the Los Angeles Angels[[note]] [[InsistentTerminology of Anaheim]][[/note]] as a free agent in December 2011. Fans believe she wanted to move to California, and she even started making the rounds on local TV and radio explaining why Pujols made his decision and what would have made him stay in St. Louis. Oddly, the family still lives in St. Louis anyway.
* The saga of then-Manchester United star David Beckham and his girlfriend and later wife Victoria, “Posh Spice” of the Music/SpiceGirls, is a long one with fans from both ends showing their ire. Folklore on the football end has it that Victoria was too snooty and [[BritainIsOnlyLondon London-centric]] to want to slum it in [[OopNorth a city like Manchester]], a whole 200 miles from London and without Harrod’s. Man United fans also tend to blame her for his leaving Manchester for Real Madrid. That’s ''kind of'' true, but the reality is more complicated; Beckham had a tumultuous relationship with famously autocratic manager Sir Alex Ferguson, who apparently even screamed into his face two inches away when Beckham dared suggest that his wife’s difficult pregnancy with their first child might have been more important than football.
* Russian skater Evgeni Plushenko had it happen twice. His first wife, Maria Ermak, was widely considered a bitch and was blamed for his retirement. His second wife Yana Rudovskaya was better received, at least partly for talking him into coming out of retirement, but she still receives hatred in some quarters, in particular blaming her for Plushenko’s less than gracious behavior after he lost the gold at the Vancouver Olympic games. (And there’s also [[http://community.livejournal.com/fandomsecrets/611809.html?thread=384095201#t384095201 this guy]] who thinks she’s “[[BeautyEqualsGoodness too old and wrinkly and ugly]]” for him.)
* Although tennis player 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, given that she’s 22-time Grand Slam winner Steffi Graf.
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* Creator/OrlandoBloom’s former girlfriend Kate Bosworth and ex-wife (and mother of his child) Miranda Kerr both got some measure of this treatment by the fans. Most of it seems to be ShipToShipCombat (''i.e.'' people who prefer Bosworth don’t like Kerr, or people [[ActorShipping ship Bloom with his costars]]). That still doesn’t make it appropriate to [[http://deadpan.wordpress.com/2009/02/06/live-from-the-set-of-sympathy-for-delicious/ harass Kerr with lines about dingo-eating babies]] just because she’s from Australia.
* Fans of Katie Holmes routinely bash her ex-husband Creator/TomCruise. They claim her career took a sharp nosedive after they got married (''e.g.'' she was in ''Film/BatmanBegins'' but [[TheOtherDarrin was replaced]] for ''Film/TheDarkKnight''), and they accuse Cruise of having a corrupting influence in her personal life, including converting her to Scientology.
* Creator/TedHughes endured a negative reputation among fans of his wife Creator/SylviaPlath; they blame [[DrivenToSuicide her suicide]] on his infidelity and their divorce. He also edited her poetry and shuffled her works around in her poetry collections, and he became more successful than Sylvia after her death as well. They acknowledge her existing emotional fragility and untreated mental problems, but claim those just provided him an excuse to cheat on her. And it doesn’t help that his second wife [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assia_Wevill Assia Wevill]], the woman for whom he left Sylvia, also killed herself (and their daughter) in the same way Sylvia did.
* Both Creator/EddieMurphy and Music/{{Spice Girl|s}} Mel B got flak from each other’s fans when they were dating and subsequently broke up. It got more complicated when she became pregnant, Eddie denied that he was the father, and then it turned out he was.
* Creator/DavidTennant’s former girlfriend Creator/SophiaMyles got a lot of hatred from fans of ''Series/DoctorWho'', for the usual reasons. Fans even claim she only appeared on the show at Tennant’s insistence, ignoring that [[RomanceOnTheSet they met on the set]]. Tennant’s current wife Creator/GeorgiaMoffett doesn’t get nearly as much ire, but that’s likely because she’s also the daughter of Fifth Doctor Creator/PeterDavison, which outweighs all the {{Shipping}} considerations in the nerdiest communities.
* Shortly after the release of ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' movies, many of the actors’ girlfriends were vilified for breaking up the fans’ ActorShipping slash pairings; the most popular such pairing was Creator/ElijahWood and Creator/DominicMonaghan, which led to much hand-wringing and FanFiction writing.
* Creator/DavidDuchovny’s marriage to Creator/TeaLeoni is much reviled by fans of ''Series/TheXFiles''. The (relatively) saner ones claim that Duchovny, wanting to be closer to his wife, forced the shooting location to move from Vancouver to [[SoCalization Los Angeles]], shifting the tone of the show somewhat. The truly crazy ones [[DieForOurShip hate her for interfering with their preferred ship]]: Duchovny [[ActorShipping with his co-star]] Creator/GillianAnderson. At their height, the crazy ones had message boards and hatelistings suggesting that Leoni “tricked” Duchovny into marrying her, that Leoni’s children were not Duchovny’s (but Anderson’s were), and that Leoni had massive amounts of plastic surgery ([[BeautyEqualsGoodness this apparently making her evil]]). Leoni, oddly, took it all in stride, practically [[ShipperOnDeck shipping her husband with Anderson]] herself! It was supposedly her idea that Scully be naked when Mulder carries her out of the spacecraft in the first movie, and she claimed that she was openly cheering them on during the AlmostKiss scene (which makes [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQ4T2_eWbTc this outtake]] even more hilarious).
* [[{{Seiyuu}} Japanese voice actor]] Creator/MamoruMiyano was aware of this phenomenon and tried to keep his marriage a secret. But when the nearly-infertile Miyano successfully impregnated his wife, he couldn’t contain his excitement and announced everything in an interview uploaded to Website/NicoNicoDouga. Fans reacted poorly; the craziest ones wished for his career to collapse and his wife to miscarry. [[http://community.livejournal.com/vampire_knight/468566.html More details here.]]
* Voice actress [[Creator/{{Yukana}} Yukana Nogami]] was widely vilified when she replaced Creator/SaekoShimazu as the voice of Four Murasame in the ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'' movies. It was bad enough that she was the ReplacementScrappy; then rumors suggested that she [[CastingCouch got the role by sleeping with the cast director]]. They ''did'' apparently have a relationship in the past, and it wasn’t pretty for his marriage. Yukana was called a slut and a homewrecker; the abuse was so nasty that she briefly shut down her blog. Then she voiced C.C. on ''Anime/CodeGeass'' and [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap she surged back to popularity]].
* Creator/JackieChan has seen this sort of thing happen to his girlfriends and fans, and it unnerves him to the point that he no longer discusses his personal life in interviews. In his autobiography, he cites two particularly disturbing instances: one where a Japanese {{fangirl}}, upon learning he had a girlfriend, [[DrivenToSuicide jumped in front of a train]], and a second where a girl reacted to news of his marriage by strolling into the lobby of his production studio’s office and guzzling poison.
* ''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 the fans who would rather not get lumped in with the crazies. The worst came when Jared Padalecki announced his wife’s pregnancy; the poor woman was flooded with hateful comments.
* Creator/HughJackman’s wife Deborra-Lee Furness gets a lot of hatred, intensified by the fact that [[MayDecemberRomance she’s a good ten years his senior]]. They’re HappilyMarried nonetheless. Many fans insist Jackman is gay and she’s TheBeard, laboring under the bizarre belief that the only reason for an attractive man to be with an older woman is subterfuge.
* Japanese voice actress Creator/MegumiOgata caused no end of headaches from her {{fangirl}}s when she got married. Some were mad because [[MayDecemberRomance he’s 13 years younger than she is]]. Others flipped out because [[LesYay they wanted her to be a lesbian.]]
* ''Literature/HarryPotter'' fandom is already terrible for its ShipToShipCombat, and this extends to ActorShipping as well. Anyone who dates someone who played in [[Film/HarryPotter the film adaptations]] is going to get a massive dose of irrational fan hatred. The craziest ones insist that Creator/DanielRadcliffe should get together with Creator/EmmaWatson, even though their characters Harry and Hermione don’t hook up in the books or films; that’s how crazy it gets. Perhaps the worst hatred went to Jade Olivia, who dated Creator/TomFelton, portrayer of Draco Malfoy, by-word for [[DracoInLeatherPants bad boy the fangirls lust after]].
* 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]] after seeing how good their chemistry is on screen. Problem is, they’re both married to other people. As such, their significant others get a lot of hate for [[DieForOurShip being in the way of the preferred ship]]. Claudia’s husband Jamie is not in show business and can thus keep a low profile. Browder’s wife Francesca Buller is not so lucky and has even appeared in the show (playing four different characters). The amount of irrational hatred and criticism of her looks, her acting, and [[{{Nepotism}} her being on the show]] is staggering.
* Creator/TetsuyaKakihara provoked many fans by admitting to dating fellow voice talent Creator/MamikoNoto. Part of the problem was that Mamiko was also one of Creator/HitomiNabatame’s “secret wives”, and the {{Otaku}} absolutely ''love'' lesbian romances, so [[HetIsEw if some guy gets in the way of that]], woe betide that guy. At least Nabatame herself is a much better sport.
* Many fans actively ship Creator/KateWinslet and Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio solely on the basis of their chemistry in ''Film/{{Titanic|1997}}''. They’re both married to other people (who are repeatedly vilified by the shippers), and they insist that they’re LikeBrotherAndSister and now even find kissing awkward.
* Fans of film director Creator/FritzLang commonly blame his wife, screenwriter Thea von Harbou, for anything they don’t like about his early films. They were a CreatorCouple early in his career; they often co-wrote screenplays. Von Harbou went on to join the Nazi party and wrote propaganda films during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, while Lang fled to Hollywood and basically had to start his career over.
* Music/{{Madonna}} and Creator/GuyRitchie’s relationship is an odd one in that it’s the musician, Madonna, getting more of the hatred for ruining the other artist’s career. In this case, fans consider two of Ritchie’s worst movies, ''Film/SweptAway'' and ''Film/{{Revolver}}'', to have suffered under her direct influence; ''Swept Away'' was even a NonActorVehicle for Madonna. After they divorced, Ritchie bounced back with the ''Film/SherlockHolmes'' films, by far his most commercially successful movies.
* Some fans of ''Series/{{House}}'' want the actors who play House and Cuddy, Creator/HughLaurie and Creator/LisaEdelstein, to [[ActorShipping hook up in real life]]. Laurie has been married to his wife since 1989 and has three children with her; when reminded of this, these fans lambast her for [[FanDumb not having any on-screen chemistry with him.]]
* Creator/IoanGruffudd was once so receptive to his fans that he funded, out of his own pocket, the largest fansite dedicated to him. That all changed when he got engaged to actress Alice Evans; fans started posting disparaging comments about her. Gruffudd responded by pulling funding for the site, which collapsed for lack of funding shortly thereafter.
* Creator/BradPitt can’t catch a break, because he’s been in tabloid-fodder romances with first Creator/JenniferAniston and then Creator/AngelinaJolie. Fans who ship him with one girl will routinely hate on the other one. Angelina-haters consider her a vulture who swooped in on him right after he divorced Jennifer; they insist that he’s still in love with Jennifer, that Angelina is a horrible person and mother, and that they’re always on the verge of breaking up (before they actually did in 2016). The tabloids are very keen to get in on the act, enough that Brad and Angelina once successfully sued the ''[[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers News of the World]]'' for publishing such a story. Jennifer-haters hit back, essentially saying she deserved everything he may or may not have done to her; the tabloids are also in on ''this'' side, judging everything she’s done since she broke up with Brad under that microscope.
* Creator/RussellCrowe’s wife Danielle Spencer gets quite the hate from her husband’s rabid {{fangirl}}s. [[http://www.journalfen.net/community/the_hms_stfu/473113.html?thread=15019033#t15019033 This one]], for instance, refers to her as the “Wife and Womb Unit” for committing the sin of being married to him.
* ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' fans are already notorious for their [[ShipToShipCombat shipping wars]], and that extends to the actors who play in the films. The two contingents are those who ship Creator/RobertPattinson with Creator/KristenStewart (matching their characters’ relationship) and those who ship Creator/RobertPattinson with nobody (except perhaps themselves). Pattinson never really respected the role anyway and cheekily admitted to maybe signing on to chase some tail, which fuels the fire somewhat. Then it burst open when Stewart and Pattinson ''actually'' started dating each other. Then it got [[FromBadToWorse even worse]] when they started drifting apart, and shippers started attacking anyone Pattinson might be drifting to instead (''e.g.'' [[http://www.journalfen.net/community/fandom_wank/1244151.html this comment]] decrying Pattinson hanging with another co-star, Nikki Reed). And then it got positively nuclear when Stewart cheated on Pattinson with the married director of ''Film/SnowWhiteAndTheHuntsman''; the hatred piled on her was staggering (while the director more or less [[DoubleStandard got off scot-free]]). Pattinson went on to date singer/musician [[{{Music/FKATwigs}} FKA twigs]], who predictably got attacked by shippers -- but since she’s black, the abuse naturally manifested itself as [[http://jezebel.com/racist-trolls-stalk-fka-twigs-because-shes-dating-rober-1640152835 disgustingly racist.]]
* The nuttier fans of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'' consider director Mitsuo Fukuda’s wife Chiaki Morosawa to be the show’s “Yoko”. He let her be the writer for many series, and fans tend to blame her for a dip in the plot’s quality. Further rumors suggest that she was jealous of voice actress Creator/NaomiShindo and deliberately [[CharacterDerailment derailed her character]], Princess Cagalli, to spite her. The only true accusation was that many of the scripts were late, but that turned out to be because she was [[IllGirl struggling with cancer]], which would eventually kill her ([[http://khandri.tumblr.com/post/85172578225/things-i-wish-the-gundam-fandom-would-stop-doing not that the nutty fans had any sympathy for her]]).
* In Japan, female celebrities get married at a much lower rate than men. This is because {{Otaku}} have a nasty tendency to [[SlutShaming attack female celebrities]] for as little as ''dating'' someone else. Essentially, they demand that these celebrities remain as "pure" as possible; some are even [[ThereShouldBeALaw demanding an outright law]] prohibiting voice actresses from even being in contact with men until the end of their voice acting career. The men have it better, but not by much. Basically the only way to avoid the fans' ire for dating if you're a celebrity in Japan is to be with someone [[CreatorCouple in the same industry]] (or [[HetIsEw a lesbian]]). The worst instances are:
** Fans wished death on Creator/AyaHirano because [[http://community.livejournal.com/aramatheydidnt/1026153.html?page=1&style=mine#comments because she has]] [[ChristmasCake an older boyfriend]]. She was also part of a larger scandal where she was found to have had consensual sex with several male coworkers, leading to a scandal that precipitated her leaving the Lantis studio. They were treating her like dirt -- she was the first of four voice actresses to quit the studio in the span of a month -- but fans will generally point to the sex scandal as the ''real'' reason why she had to go.
** 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 was living with her boyfriend. The fan response was hundreds of posts on [[ImageBoards 2ch]] showing destroyed merchandise, including several that had threatening imagery -- weapons pointing at pictures of her and the like.
** Another 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 with Toyosaki -- destroyed merch, threatening imagery, and a demand that she be fired for not remaining single and virginal.
** When singer Ayaka and actor Hiro Mizushima got married in secret and the news leaked, ''both'' had to leave their management agencies.
** Creator/RieTanaka got engaged to Creator/KoichiYamadera, which drew ire because it was Yamadera's second marriage (the first one was to Creator/MikaKanai) and [[MayDecemberRomance there's an age gap between the two]]. The backlash led to a premiere screening of ''Anime/HyperdimensionNeptunia'' to be cancelled because of a single fan openly threatening to murder Tanaka.
** Creator/HikaruMidorikawa [[WhyFandomCantHaveNiceThings shut down his blog]] in 2014 after he introduced an accessory which a female fan was found wearing, and the fandom immediately concluded [[MistakenForCheating that he was cheating on his wife]].
* ProfessionalWrestling
** 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. They had a child in 2010 and got married for real in 2011. And Beth has stayed with Jeff through plenty of insane personal turmoil. Despite that, plenty of the nuttier fangirls are positive Beth is a money-grubbing come-lately bitch, mostly because they ship Jeff with themselves.
** The late Wrestling/OwenHart's widow Martha receives a lot of fan hatred. Wrestling fans consider Owen Hart a talented, remarkable guy who spent thirteen years entertaining the fans and his peers, and whose work should be shown to future generations. Martha, meanwhile, sues the WWE every few years to erase her husband's place from wrestling history. Every time her name comes up in headlines, death threats are guaranteed.
** There are fans who hate Wrestling/JohnCena's girlfriend, [[Wrestling/BellaTwins Nikki Bella]], and call her a GoldDigger based solely on her behavior on ''Series/TotalDivas''. Then there are the opposite set who vilify ''him'' for not wanting children or marrying Nikki - despite the fact that he stated it openly and reasonably to her from the start, and Nikki herself affirms to her family that she knew what she was getting into.
** When Wrestling/{{Lita}} left Wrestling/MattHardy for Wrestling/{{Edge}}, the scandal forced her to retire because she couldn't shake off the XPacHeat. After Matt Hardy became an internet laughing stock in 2011, fans switched their sympathy to Lita for how she was essentially forced out of a job.
** Due to John Morrison's on-again-off-again relationship with {{Wrestling/Melina}}, she tends to get blamed for everything he does involving her. Apparently it's her fault that he infamously snubbed Trish Stratus after their match at [=WrestleMania=] 27 because he thought she should have been in the match instead, or that he kept bringing her to shows after she was released. The IWC paints him as an innocent henpecked boyfriend under her cruel spell. It's also apparently because of Melina that he never became a world champion, despite the company having no problem putting five titles on her during her time with the company.
** Wrestling/VickieGuerrero received massive amounts of smark hate over appearing as an on-screen character after Eddie's passing, as she was apparently exploiting his memory by working in the same company - to the point where one sign read "The wrong Guerrero died" in the crowd. [[XPacHeat And because they found her annoying]]. She did however turn this around and evolve into a popular character in her own right.
** A gender flipped example came when the WWE management disliked that ''Series/TotalDivas'' showed the female employees in relationships, effectively ruining their desirability for a lot of male fans. Trinity angsts over this on an episode, where she's hesitant to be seen wearing her engagement ring on TV.
** Kristal Marshall claimed that she was released from WWE because her boyfriend Bobby Lashley was unhappy at some of the segments she was being asked to do, and he kept complaining to management. She suspects that they hoped if she was released, he would simply find another Diva on the roster.
* 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 Creator/TaylorLautner, thus "taking him away" from the ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' crazies (who now refer to her as "Slutena Homez"). She moved on to Music/JustinBieber, who has his own legion of crazy fangirls who are quick with the death threats.
* The wives and girlfriends of the Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses crew get a scary amount of hatred from the fans -- and half of these relationships don't even survive long enough for the fans to simmer down.
** [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara's]] girlfriend WebVideo/IronLiz is the butt of many crude "lol, she's really a man" jokes, mostly from people upset at how often she's appeared in Linkara's reviews.
** [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony's]] girlfriend Scarlett was similarly called a "ginger fat pig" and is responsible for a ton of people getting banned from Spoony's forum.
** Creator/DougWalker's wife has a ''single'' picture floating around the Internet, which is enough for the idiot fans to rage on her for [[BeautyEqualsGoodness not being hot enough]].
** WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic and WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick get this from each other's fanbases when there's any sign of a ShipTease between the two. Her fanboys threatened to kill him in his sleep, and his fangirls threatened violence on her for not seeing him as "adorable" as they do. This causes confusion for people who genuinely like both reviewers.
** WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob [[https://www.facebook.com/TheCinemaSnob/posts/414403215260763 broke up with his wife Jillian]], whom the fans actually kind of liked. They instead turned their ire onto whomever Brad started dating after her. Brad tried to tone it down by insisting that [[AmicableExes the split was mutual]] and they were BetterAsFriends, but it didn't stop the hatred. They hated his first girlfriend just because she wasn't Jillian. They hated his second for better reasons, as she [[spoiler:ran off with Brad's then-friend Jake]]. They accepted Violet for a while, but then she broke up with him (when he was on the verge of proposing, no less), and they went bananas anyway.
** When WebVideo/{{Phelous}} and Creator/AllisonPregler hooked up, it was mostly accepted, but a VocalMinority accused Allison of [[LoveMakesYouUncreative ruining Phelous' 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 pretty much laid everything to rest.
** When [[WebWideo/JesuOtaku Jacob Hope]] left [[WebVideo/WhatTheFuckIsWrongWithYou Nash]] for fellow ANN writer Zac Bertschy (who has been receiving a lot of hate himself), the fans let him have it, and [[http://swamitime.tumblr.com/post/52760739920/enough-of-this he didn't take it well.]][[note]]The post was written before Jacob came out as trans, hence the use of she/her pronouns and the word "girlfriend" instead of "boyfriend".[[/note]]
* Creator/OscarWilde's boyfriend Lord Alfred "Bosie" Douglas is commonly accused of ending the writer's great career. Fans accuse Douglas' behaviour (''e.g.'' openly hiring male prostitutes) as tipping people off to Wilde's homosexuality. That ruined his career, got him arrested and put in a labor camp for two years (ruining what was left of his health), and forced his family to flee to Europe under an assumed name. Douglas' father accused Wilde of "posing as a somdomite" ''[sic]'', for which Douglas insisted Wilde sue him for libel; he lost, and basically guaranteed his own prosecution. Douglas also neglected Wilde in prison (something of which Wilde complains bitterly in "De Profundis"), spurned him in exile once Wilde's money ran out, engineered the final rift between Wilde and the legal guardians of his two sons (whom Wilde never saw again), and spent the rest of his life persecuting Wilde's old boyfriends, including the much better-received Robbie Ross.
* 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 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, Daisy Lowe, in favor of him hooking up [[ActorShipping with his on-screen former "love interest"]] Creator/KarenGillan (Amy Pond), or with 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 that he is sure to dump her for a younger woman.
* Creator/TomHiddleston, best kown as Loki from ''Film/{{Thor}}'', attracts ire whenever he's seen with a woman. One of those women happened to be Creator/TaylorSwift, who has her own legions of insane fans -- and there were persistent rumors that the relationship was just for show while they promoted a music video they did together. It doesn't help that Hiddleston is so focused on his acting that his relationships tend not to last very long.
* When rumours suggested that Creator/ViggoMortensen was 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 fuel to the fire, Ariadna is already married with two children, and would be cheating on her husband if the rumours are true; and to add ''dynamite'' to the fire, the rumours ''actually turned out to be true'': Ariadna left her husband for Mortensen, and they are still together as of this writing.
* On ''Series/ICarly,'' you have your [[SlapSlapKiss "Seddie"]] and [[JustFriends "Creddie"]] fans, and fans who [[ActorShipping ship the actors who play those characters]]. 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.
* 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|couplename}} "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. Colfer's boyfriend Will Sherrod has also gotten a lot of this from people who ship Chris with Darren.
* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' fans have a tendency to be crazy shippers, and a disturbingly large number of them not only ship [[HoYay Sherlock and John]], but also {{Actor Ship|ping}} Creator/BenedictCumberbatch and Creator/MartinFreeman. These fans accused Cumberbatch's marriage to Sophie Hunter of being a "showmance" designed to create a positive image for him and win him an Academy Award; some branch out the narrative to include a FakePregnancy, blackmail, and attempts to boost her own fame. And when Freeman's partner Amanda Abbington was cast as John's wife Mary Morstan, the fans [[http://jezebel.com/why-the-hell-did-sherlock-star-amanda-abbington-get-dea-1507186782 completely lost it]] and started lobbing death threats -- for breaking up ''two'' ships in one go.
* 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 that [[DungeonmastersGirlfriend his bigger or 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 ("You are no longer Neil Gaiman. You are Gaimanda").
* Some ''WebVideo/GameGrumps'' fans dislike Egoraptor/Arin Hanson's wife Suzy and accuse her of "ruining the show" and making her husband "less funny". When WebVideo/JonTron left ''Game Grumps'' in 2013, they went as 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.
* The original ''Manga/ToLoveRu'' ended abruptly thanks to creator Kentaro Yabuki's then-wife. He had based the ShrinkingViolet character [[WriteWhoYouKnow on her]]; she was cool with it at first, but then she had a breakdown of some sort and started making unreasonable demands regarding the character. This led to a drawn-out legal battle where Yabuki finally won the creative rights to the character; his wife retaliated by ''kidnapping and ransoming'' their daughter. Yabuki ultimately caved; it cost him not just money, but also his marriage, and the [[CutShort first series was ended abruptly]]. Fans absolutely ''loathed'' the ex-wife and projected their hatred onto her fictional counterpart, such that in the SpinOff sequel ''To Love-Ru Darkness'', she's been DemotedToExtra.
* Creator/ChrisEvans' girlfriend, fellow actress Creator/JennySlate, [[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.]]
* R. K. Milholland, creator of ''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.
* While it's mostly died down, there are still people who hate LetsPlay/{{Markiplier}}'s girlfriend Amy, their main argument being "she stole Mark away from Jack" (or they want him for themselves). There's a reason why the two prefer to keep their relationship private. Even when she does show up in videos (albeit briefly), expect at least ''one'' comment bashing her for "ruining Septiplier".
* LetsPlay/JackSepticEye's girlfriend Signe (aka Wiishu) got hate when Jack announced they were moving in together, and Jack actually had to yell at his fans on Tumblr for attacking her. Even today, some people accuse her of using Jack to get subs for her own channel and leeching off his fame.
* LetsPlay/DarksydePhil was [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment pretty divisive]] to begin with, but it only got worse when he shacked up with [=PandaLee=], whom fans consider to be a nuisance whenever she appears in any of his Let's Plays. Finally getting a job of her own hasn't averted accusations of being a mere gold digger because she repeatedly insults her employers on Twitter, and the couple have a very odd relationship dynamic that has been compared more to a father-daughter relationship than a romantic one (e.g. they go out on dates to places couples usually don't go to, like the zoo). They haven't been observed being romantic with each other either, and all of this is to say nothing about the [[MayDecemberRomance considerable gap in their ages]], to the point that trolls call her [[PaedoHunt his daughter]].
* Many ex-fans of Steve Shives cite his wife as the one who's influenced his change from just Atheist content to more SJW Feminist-fueled content. The fact that all of his personal viewpoints and how he expressed himself to the world completely flipped in many ways in a total 180 by the time they got together doesn't help. It's caused many a viewer who loved his older videos to turn away from him and many of his old friends in the internet Atheist community to disavow him due to him coming off as a hypocrite and whipped. Want proof? Just go to any video debunking a lot of what he says in a lot of his newer videos. The fact that he seems so programmed to say a lot of what he is in the ways he is doesn't bode well for anyone who doesn't blame his wife. There's actually a video confirming she's an SJW Feminist type where she calls him a sexist for liking male superheroes more than female ones, never mind any ''actual'' reasons he has for saying he does. She also apparently banned him from cosplaying as a male ''Star Wars'' character for the premiere of ''Episode VII'' for no other reason than sexism.
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[[folder:Other Famous People's Love Interests]]
* UsefulNotes/AnneBoleyn at the time she was at court was imagined as an evil, ambitious homewrecker who seduced Henry VIII away from his wife Catherine of Aragon. This ignored the fact that Henry had doubts about his marriage long before Anne arrived at court, and had affairs with other women and produced at least one illegitimate child out of it (Henry Fitzroy, son of a woman called Bessie Blount). Anne simply refused to become his mistress, and ended up becoming Queen instead. Most of this is because we actually know less about her than we should - since all her letters and writing were destroyed after her execution. Plenty of HistoricalFiction uses this narrative - most famously ''Literature/TheOtherBoleynGirl''.
* Former [[UsefulNotes/CanadianPolitics Canadian Prime Minister]] Pierre Elliott Trudeau’s wife Margaret is considered a “Yoko” not for affecting his policy so much as for just being a distraction through her wild lifestyle. She was [[MayDecemberRomance 29 years younger than Trudeau]] and married him when she was only 22. She even supposedly had an affair with Creator/MickJagger and was off partying with Music/TheRollingStones in New York when her husband was ousted in 1979. They divorced just before the end of Trudeau’s second stint as PM in 1984.
* Very few instances of this trope can claim to have caused a constitutional crisis and a king's abdication, but this is exactly what happened in Britain with [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfWindsor King Edward VIII]] and his wife Wallis Simpson. When Simpson met the then-Prince of Wales, she was ''(a)'' American, ''(b)'' had already been divorced once, and ''(c)'' already married to her ''second'' husband, whom she would divorce to marry Edward. And the Church of England at the time did not permit divorceés to marry if their spouse was still alive. People in the know about her feared that she was a GoldDigger, [[ReallyGetsAround had more lovers]] no one knew about, and could divorce Edward while he was King. The general public in Britain didn't learn about her until after his father died and he became king. In the end, Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin threatened that the entire government would resign if the king married her; he responded by abdicating in order to marry her and as a result, was never formally crowned. The couple fled to France, and Wallis received a ton of hate mail. The royal family refused to grant her the style "Her Royal Highness", even though she was entitled to it by marriage. History vindicated the abdication (if only because Edward turned out to be a Nazi sympathizer, and his brother and successor George VI was a very popular king), but Wallis remains a controversial figure in history to this day.
* Maike Kohl-Richter, second wife and widow of former German chancellor [[UsefulNotes/TheChancellorsOfGermany Helmut Kohl]] has often been accused of (further) isolating him from his family members and political friends and, more recently, hijacking control over his legacy. The fact that she was [[MayDecemberRomance 34 years his junior]] and he was already dealing with major physical and mental ramifications of aging by the time they got married isn't helping.
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!!Fictional Examples

[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* A lot of {{Shoujo|Demographic}} and {{Josei}} series involve a new girl catching the eye of the resident hottie, causing all the other girls to get enraged and gang up on her. And people wonder why the resident hottie opted to stay single:
** 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 learned 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 into. 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, antagonistic conversation with the guy, and still that's enough for them to warn her to "stay away from our man" -- what was actually said isn't important to them.
** 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/KyoKoiOHajimemasu'': Tsubaki was a victim of this when it comes to being close to Kyota, even moreso when it got out that they started.
* ''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. It 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 a LiteralAssKicking by the Ghost Giant, who punishes meddlers like that among Saitou High students, and the girl is reunited with the boyfriend without needing to possess Kazumi.]]
* 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.
* It's basically the plot of ''Manga/{{NANA}}''; Nana O is perceived as a Yoko 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. [[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, a {{Yandere}} with a PrecociousCrush, and even she gets over it.
* In ''Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows'', when popular idol Kanon publicly confesses to Keima, several of her fanboys are not pleased.
* ''Manga/{{Zetsuai 1989}}'':
** When Koji helps Izumi's sister Serika, people mistakenly believe they're dating. This ''really'' pisses off Izumi, who not only doesn't want his little sister in the spotlight and subjected to this trope, but also [[spoiler:out of fear that it would bring the family's DarkAndTroubledPast out in the open -- which it did]].
** Koji's announcement that he's in love with [[YaoiGuys Izumi]] doesn't go over very well with his fans, [[EspeciallyZoidberg especially]] [[spoiler:[[{{Yandere}} the already unstable Eri]].]]
* In ''Manga/{{Bakuman}}'', when it comes out that [[spoiler:Miho Azuki, now a very popular voice actress]], is dating [[spoiler:the main character, Mashiro]], there is a massive amount of fan rage and InternetBackdraft. And it leads to quite the consequences for [[spoiler: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.
* In ''Manga/KannazukiNoMiko'', when Chikane's [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer fangirls]] learn that she has her eyes set on [[LesYay her best friend Himeko]], they take to bullying poor Himeko out of jealousy. Chikane ''and'' Souma are very displeased by this.
* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'':
** A case 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 suggest that Kogoro's favorite IdolSinger Yoko Okino and Ai's favorite soccer player Ryuunosuke Higo are dating. Specifically, the 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 high school friend of the two was murdered, the cast focused on finding the culprit instead, and the matter remains as a mere RunningGag. Once everything's cleared up, a calmer Ai re-uploads her favorite Yoko songs to her 'phone.]]
** In Yoko Okino's introduction story, its revealed when she became an Idol, her manager blackmailed her boyfriend in to breaking up with her for fear of a boyfriend hurting her popularity.
* ''Anime/YuriOnIce'' has the eponymous character being subjected to this in a professional way. Because the best skater in the world, Viktor Nikiforov, stopped skating to be his coach, skaters that still want to compete with him and Viktor's legion of fans that wanted to watch him skate again all started hating Yuri, something that Chris reiterates. Yuri though states that he wants to be hated as the [[HoYay man who stole Viktor from the world]]. Interestingly, everybody seems to ignore or not be aware that [[spoiler:Viktor and Yuri are in a relationship as of episode 7]].
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[[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.
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* The Moaning Myrtles, a Wizard Rock band (''i.e.'' they write about ''Franchise/HarryPotter''), referenced the trope in a song called "Choko Ono", about Moaning Myrtle, her crush on Harry, and what she thinks of Cho.
* 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.
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[[folder:Film]]
* David St. Hubbins' girlfriend from ''Film/ThisIsSpinalTap'', Jeanine Pettibone, is naturally intended to be a parody of Yoko Ono.
* Emily Wang in ''Film/{{Clean}}'' gets blamed for the fall into obscurity and drug-related death of her boyfriend, a former rock star.
* 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 and bandmate has taken to writing songs which are thinly veiled rants about how much of a bitch he thinks the main character's fianceé 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 breaks 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.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* 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.
* ''Literature/KingsOfTheWyld'': Valery, Gabe's wife, is often credited with breaking apart Saga by poisoning Gabe's ear and talking about coexisting with monsters. Clay notes that while Valery didn't really help, in the end she didn't have much to do with the band's troubles, and especially not with them breaking up.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* The exact title of the trope, "Yoko Oh No", occasionally appears on TV, such as 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.
* 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?
** 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.
* On ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'':
** In "The Cooper-Nowitzki Theorem", Sheldon's graduate student Ramona Nowitzki seeks to isolate him from the group and curtail his leisure activities in an 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.
** In Season 9, Raj and Howard start a "[[FilkSong filk music]]" band. Raj starts playing songs for Emily and listening to her ideas, to which Howard accuses him of trying to break up the band by doing whatever Emily says.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''
** A late fourth-season episode is called "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS4E20TheYokoFactor 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, but rather internal strife; similarly, he wasn't 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).
** Anya sees Willow as Yoko for her relationship with Xander. You can't say she's wrong. It's big plot point for the season 5 episode "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS5E11Triangle Triangle]]".
* Coco from ''Series/FlightOfTheConchords'': She's actually perfectly nice, but Jemaine insists that she'll break up the band, and compares her to the TropeNamer. As it happens, Jemaine worrying that she'll break up the band is exactly what makes Bret quit.
-->'''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?
* Israeli sitcom ''Series/TheFoxes'', 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 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 Schmuckler [[StatusQuoIsGod never got it on with her anyway]].
* ''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, given what a rabid music fan Jesse is).
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Talisa marrying Robb was already widely frowned upon while they were still alive. Years after the Red Wedding, even previously loyal Stark bannermen don't remember her as their late queen, but instead as a "foreign whore" (- Robett Glover) who brought the bane of House Stark and the whole Northern cause.
* Nina from ''Series/JustShootMe'' is a serial Yoko. She 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!"
* The ''Series/TheShield'' has 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 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 ''Series/{{Youngers}}'', Davina is a Yoko despite being a member of the band; the LoveTriangle 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 TropeNamer:
-->'''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 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.
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* Music/BarenakedLadies has a song called "Be My Yoko Ono" that discusses this trope.
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* {{Inverted|trope}} in ''Radio/OldHarrysGame'': One of the characters violently hates celebrity gardener Alan Titchmarsh because he fancies Titchmarsh's wife.
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* In ''VideoGame/ThePrinceOfTennis'' DatingSim ''Gakuensai no Oujisama'', if the player gets the main girl (default name: Shizuka Hirose) to attend Hyoutei 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 the player defeats [[ChivalrousPervert Benimaru Nikaido]] with [[BadassAdorable Athena Asamiya]], the latter (an IdolSinger in addition to being an ActionGirl) will allude to how female celebrities are treated in Japan:
-->'''Athena:''' "As an idol, scandals are taboo, so I can't go on a date with you! ♪ "
** In the Story mode, when the player uses the Women's Team and they face the Psycho Soldiers, Yuri starts the talk [[DiscussedTrope by 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 directly used in the ''Days of Memories'' {{Dating Sim}}s, if Athena is the girl that the MC wants 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"]]; and 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]].
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* In ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog'' Captain Hammer's fans hate Penny:
-->'''Fan 3:''' So they say [[RescueRomance he saved her life.]]\\
'''Fan 2:''' They say [[FriendToAllLivingThings 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]].
* WebVideo/TheElevenLittleRoosters: The Europop boy band/assassin group Sex Von Shaukel Boyz hits a rough patch when one of its members, Koko, starts dating the actual Yoko Ono.
-->'''Brüce:''' [[NotHyperbole I mean, that's not even a metaphorical Yoko!]] That's ''literally'' Yoko Ono! She's ''83''!
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* 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}}'': Nathan Explosion's woman is, to say the least, a nuisance. There were mass suicides when news of him having a girlfriend broke out. (And open warfare between fangirls once they broke up.) And [[spoiler: 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 '60s 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' fanbase ''immediately'' run Pinky and the Brain out of India for introducing them.
* 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]]" is a direct 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.\\
(Moe ''immediately'' places [[StrangeMindsThinkAlike both 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!"]]
* 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 Sloane. 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 they got married and divorced some time later.)
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