52 Famous People Who Have Herpes

List of famous people with herpes, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. You might also be interested in the biggest celebrity manwhores in Hollywood. Herpes simplex is a viral disease that can occur either on the mouth or on the genitals. Herpes viruses have periods of activity in which blistering occurs for 2-21 days. Activity periods are followed by a remission period. Genital herpes can be asymptomatic, making it easy to pass along. There is currently no cure for herpes, but treatment can help to reduce the symptoms.

Who is the most famous person with herpes? Jessica Alba tops our list. Alba allegedly contracted the virus from MLB star Derek Jeter. A former assistant of Alba claims that the actress regularly had to refill a prescription for Valtrex after dating Jeter. Other beautiful actresses who allegedly contracted herpes from Derek Jeter include Jessica Biel, Scarlett Johansson, and Vanessa Minnillo.

Several celebs have actually been sued for allegedly giving their partners herpes. Robin Williams was sued for passing along the herpes virus, and he ended up settling out of court. Other famous people who were sued for passing along herpes include Michael Jackson, Kris Humphries, and Dennis Rodman.

Based on rumors of STDs and photos of cold sores and warts, this list of celebrity people who (allegedy) have herpes includes Paris Hilton, Kate Holmes, Brad Pitt, David Beckham, Pamela Anderson, Chris Brown, Usher, and Victoria Beckham. Featuring actors, rappers, musicians, athletes, and more, this list has it all.


Jessica Alba

It has been widely rumored that Jessica Alba contracted herpes from her former boyfriend, Derek Jeter.



According to court papers from 2012, Usher paid a stylist $1.1 million to settle a lawsuit after she claimed to have contracted herpes from him.

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Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton reportedly has genital herpes. A prescription for Valtrex, a herpes medication, made out to Hilton was found in her storage unit in 2007.

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Britney Spears

Britney Spears was supposedly seen purchasing the herpes medication Zovirax in a drug store.

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Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian has been photographed with what appears to be a herpes infection on her lip. Also, Kim’s ex-husband, Kris Humphries, was sued for allegedly passing herpes on to an unsuspecting fling. 

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Rihanna and ex-boyfriend, Chris Brown, have both been photographed with what appear to be scars on their lips from herpes infections.


Jessica Biel

Jessica Biel dated Derek Jeter and, like his other exes, is rumored to have contracted herpes from him.

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Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt is rumored to have had herpes since before he was married to Jennifer Aniston.


Pamela Anderson

Pamela Anderson contracted Hepatitis C from ex-husband Tommy Lee. She is also suspected of having herpes.

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Mariah Carey

Singer Mariah Carey dated Derek Jeter in the late ’90s and is rumored to have contracted herpes from him.

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Katie Holmes

Katie Holmes has allegedly been suffering from herpes for many years.


Michael Jackson

The Jackson estate was sued by a woman who claims that Michael Jackson gave her herpes back in the ’70s.


David Beckham

David Beckham and his wife, Victoria, are rumored to have herpes.


Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake has dated several of the women on this list that are thought to have herpes. Since his wife, Jessica Biel, has the virus, odds are JT does too.


Kate Moss

Supermodel Kate Moss is rumored to have the herpes virus.


Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham and her husband, David, are rumored have the herpes virus.

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Robin Williams

Robin Williams was sued by a waitress in 1986 who claims that he allegedly gave her herpes. The case was settled out of court for an undisclosed amount of money.


Jordana Brewster

Actress Jordana Brewster dated Derek Jeter in 2002 and is rumored to have contracted herpes from him.

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Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson’s former chef claims that the singer used his name to fill her herpes medication prescriptions.


Chris Brown

Chris Brown and his ex-girlfriend, Rihanna, have both been photographed with what appear to be herpes infections on their lips. A man claiming to be Christopher Maurice Brown also alleges that Rihanna gave him the virus.


Hannah Jeter

Sports Illustrated model Hannah Jeter (née Davis) married Derek Jeter in 2016 and is rumored to have contracted herpes from him.

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Kobe Bryant

Retired basketball star Kobe Bryant is rumored to have herpes.

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Adriana Lima

Model and actress Adriana Lima dated Derek Jeter in 2006 and is rumored to have contracted herpes from him, like many of his other exes.

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Dennis Rodman

Dennis Rodman was sued in 1997 for allegedly transmitting herpes to a former fling.


David Hasselhoff

During his divorce in 2006, David Hasselhoff’s ex-wife claimed that he had herpes.


Mary-Kate Olsen

Mary-Kate Olsen is rumored to have the herpes virus.


Vanessa Minnillo

American television personality Vanessa Minnillo allegedly contracted the herpes virus during her relationship with Derek Jeter from 2003 to 2006.

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Sheryl Crow

Musician Sheryl Crow is rumored to have the herpes virus.

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Colin Farrell

Actor Colin Farrell is rumored to have herpes.


Derek Jeter

Baseball player Derek Jeter is rumored have herpes and to have allegedly passed it on to his former girlfriends.

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Michael Vick

Michael Vick was sued in 2005 by woman who claimed that he gave her genital herpes, suing him specifically for negligence and battery.

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Charles Barkley

Inside the NBA analyst and retired professional basketball player Charles Barkley has been photographed with a mark on his lip that some are alleging could be a herpes infection.


Lauren Hutton

Actress Lauren Hutton is rumored to have the herpes virus.

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Electronic musician Moby is rumored to have the herpes virus.

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Nick Lachey

Actor, singer, and personality Nick Lachey allegedly contracted herpes from his wife Vanessa Minnillo, who is rumored to have contracted the virus her from Derek Jeter.

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Liza Minnelli

Liza Minnelli’s ex-husband, David Gest, claimed in court documents during their divorce that Minnelli allegedly has herpes.


Kristanna Loken

It is rumored that actress Kristanna Loken, has herpes.

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Jeff Goldblum

Jeff Goldblum is rumored to have herpes.

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Anne Heche

Anne Heche contracted the herpes virus from her father, who sexually molested her until she was 12. He died of HIV related symptoms when Heche was 13.


Billy Idol

In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Billy Idol talks about his experience with herpes, calling it, “the worst.”


Tony Bennett

Tony Bennett was sued in 1987 for allegedly giving a woman herpes.  Bennett denied the charges and counter sued the woman for defamation.

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Kris Humphries

American professional basketball player Kris Humphries was sued in 2012 by a woman who claimed he gave her herpes after an alleged hookup in 2010.


Fred Durst

Limp Bizkit front man Fred Durst is rumored to have herpes.

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Jason Kidd

NBA star Jason Kidd is rumored to have the herpes virus.

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Tawny Kitaen

Tawny Kitaen allegedly contracted herpes on a humanitarian mission in Rwanda.


Vernon Maxwell

NBA star Vernon Maxwell was sued for allegedly giving a woman herpes.


Morris Peterson

Morris Peterson was sued for allegedly giving a woman herpes.

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Lucie Arnaz

Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz’s daughter, Lucie, is rumored to have herpes.

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Juwan Howard

NBA star Juwan Howard has allegedly passed herpes on to two different women.( Source)  

Justin Whalin

Justin Whalin reportedly has herpes.( Source)  

Cliff Robinson

Former NBA star Cliff Robinson was sued for allegedly giving a woman herpes, but a mistrial was declared in 2003.

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Minka Kelly

Actress Minka Kelly dated Derek Jeter on and off between 2007 and 2011 and is rumored to have contracted herpes from him.