And the Infidelity Capital of the U.S. Is…
Our nation’s capital is full of political leaders — and, as it turns out, cheaters. According to a recent study by AshleyMadison.com–a dating site for married men and women who are looking to stray–Washington, D.C., is once again America’s Least Faithful City, with the highest number of new sign-ups per capita.
“Living in D.C, it’s crucial to keep up appearances and therefore adultery has become a way of life for many of the city’s most powerful residents,” says Noel Biderman, founder and CEO of Ashley Madison.
For fun, we decided to revisit four of the most shocking cheating scandals ever to rock D.C. — beginning with the one that involved a now- infamous blue dress. Check out our list–and let us know if there are any we missed!
Monica Lewinsky and Bill Clinton (1998)
Lewinsky was just a 22-year-old intern when she began her affair with our 42nd president. Clinton later claimed that he “did not have sexual relations with that woman,” but stains found on Lewinsky’s blue dress told an entirely different story.
Marilyn Monroe and John F. Kennedy (1962)
Speculation of an affair between the actress and president have swirled for over 50 years, yet only one photo of Monroe and Kennedy exists. We don’t know about you, but Monroe’s sultry rendition of ‘Happy Birthday’ was proof enough for us.
General Petraeus and Paula Broadwell (2012)
Although the former CIA Director excelled at keeping the nation’s secrets, he failed to safeguard his own. Petraeus resigned from his position after news of an affair between him and Broadwell, his biographer, broke. The most uncomfortable part of the story? Broadwell conveniently named her book All In.
Anthony Weiner and Twitter (2011)
In an amateur move, Congressman Weiner (go ahead and laugh) accidentally sent a photo of his crotch to a young Seattle woman via Twitter. Later, a second woman came forward claiming that she had received numerous shirtless photos from the politician. Sexting. Weinergate. Whatever you call it, the whole thing was unfortunate.