Herpes is a virus infection caused by Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) which is transmitted through the mouth or genitals. Herpes causes painful blisters or sores most often around the mouth or external genitalia. The initial symptoms of herpes are pain, swelling, fatigue and fever in an individual. Symptoms can be relieved by self-medicated remedies like applying cold aloe vera on blisters or by consuming pain relief medication like acetaminophen.
This STI is also commonly found in a few famed names and this list of celebrities with herpes is here to create the buzz amongst their fans.
5 Celebrities With Herpes
1. Derek Jeter
Read till the end to find out why this former baseball shortstop’s name comes first in this list of celebrities with Herpes. Derek Jeter is a smashing personality who played for the Yankees. Derek has also been a seductive player who has had his fair share of flings and relationships which marked the onset of the herpes epidemic in Hollywood. Although there is no concrete information on whether Derek Jeter has HSV 2 but his list of former girlfriends suggest that they got infected from him.
2. Scarlett Johansson
Next up on our list of celebrities with herpes is 2018 and 2019’s highest paid actress – Scarlett Johansson. Scarlett Johansson has reportedly recovered from herpes but the crux is who gave it to her. And it is unsurprisingly her former boyfriend she dated back in 2004 – Derek Jeter. Scarlett was rumored to be dating the iconic sports personality for a rather short period and well it is only natural why that didn’t last.
3. Jessica Alba
Actress turned entrepreneur – Jessica Alba is next on our list of celebrities with herpes. Jessica Alba has created her name as the most bankable lady in Hollywood since her appearance in the Fantastic Four. Alba is supposed to have a fling with the appealing Derek Jeter in the same year as Scarlett Johansson and seemingly contracted it from the popular man.
Alba went on to marry Cash Warren and it is rumored that her husband assisted her curing herpes by using Valtrex, an antiviral medication especially for treating outbreaks of herpes.
4. Jessica Beil
Next on our list of celebrities with herpes is Mary from the cute family drama ‘7th Heaven’. Jessica Beil is also one of Derek’s ex-girlfriends and contracted the virus while they were dating in early 2007.
Jessica Beil and Derek Jeter did not last and the actress went on to marry Justin Timberlake in 2012.
5. Kim Kardarshian
Keeping up with the Kardashians is a real job and no hot topic can be wrapped up better than their mention. Kim Kardarshian is one of the celebrities with herpes who has supposedly recovered from it now. Back in 2012, the paparazzi spotted the make-up free Kardarshian relishing her milkshake and was ambitious enough to zoom into the blisters on her face. The news stimulated a thread of gossip regarding the celeb and her relationship with Kanye.
Now, it must not be surprising at all to know that even in the world of attractive famed personalities, an STI can flare things up quite differently. There are more celebs like Justin Timberlake, Brad Pitt and David Beckham who have herpes but did not make it to this list. It is a rather alternate side of the glamorous world wherein a small blister can flare gossip.