John F. Kennedy & Marilyn Monroe
Most people have heard about the mutual attraction that JFK and Monroe shared for one another. The two initially met at a fundraiser at Bing Crosby’s California. According to Monroe’s biographer, Donald Spoto, the two had a one night stand at Crosby’s house. Spoto interviewed Ralph Roberts(Monroe’s masseuse) and Roberts said, “Marilyn told me that this night in March was the only time of her affair with JFK. Of course she was titillated beyond belief, because for a year he had been trying, through Lawford, to have an evening with her. A great many people thought, after that weekend, that there was more to it. But Marilyn gave me the impression that it was not a major event for either of them: it happened once, that weekend, and that was that.”
John F. Kennedy and Judith Campbell Exner
This tale is familiar but with different women who shared their time and bedroom with one of the most celebrated Presidents in our nation’s history. The affair between JFK and Judith Campbell began in 1960. A mutual friend,Frank Sinatra, was friends with Campbell and when they were at a Hollywood party with JFK, Sinatra introduced the young, green-eyed beauty to the then senator who was in the middle of a campaign to become President.
This was no passing fancy, their torrid affair continued as Kennedy moved into the White House, almost until his death in 1963. J. Edgar Hoover found out about the affair and told Kennedy that he knew of the relationship and recommend that they break it off. Campbell later said that the last time the two were together in mid 1963, she became pregnant and later had an abortion. It wasn’t until the 1970’s that her story became publicized and she was dragged through the mud of a senate hearing.
Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky
The former White House aide and the President had one of the most torrid affairs in Presidential history that almost resulted in the President getting thrown out of office. “The Lewinsky Scandal” as it is now known began in 1995 and lasted through March 1997 but wasn’t revealed until 1998 when a story by the Drudge Report hit the mainstream media.
While Clinton denied the allegations and claimed sternly to have never had sexual relations with her, she later provided and stained blue dress that contained the DNA of the besmirched President. Clinton was impeached then acquitted but never could step out from under the enormous shadow left by the scandal.
Warren Harding and Nan Britton/Carrie Fulton Phillips
It can be said that Warren G. Harding was America’s most prolific cheating President, having locked down multiple affairs during his time in office. There was Nan Britton, a teenager from Ohio who lost her virginity to Warren and even gave birth to his child. Then there was Carrie Fulton Phillips, whom he had a long affair with and paid her $5000 a month to keep her from revealing the relationship.
Abraham Lincoln and Joshua Speed
While many Presidents have found the time to have flings with various women, both in and out of the White House, only Lincoln had an affair with a man. The two men met in 1837 and lived together for four years. They shared a bed each night and stayed very close until their deaths. While no explicit stories have ever come forward, it is widely believed that the two were lovers for many years.
Lyndon Johnson and Helen G. Douglas
Lyndon Johnson was not yet President when he and future politico Helen Douglas had a torrid affair. He was in Congress and she was an aspiring actress who would change her path into a successful political career. In later years, Lady Bird Johnson, revealed that she knew about her husband’s affairs. From Alice Glass with whom Johnson had a very public relationship that lasted decades to Helen Douglas and even a woman who claimed Johnson fathered her child.
Dwight D. Eisenhower and Kay Summersby
Summersby was a British woman who, during World War II, served as a Eisenhower’s chauffeur and later as his personal secretary. In the many months they were together, reports surfaced that the two were more than working friends and that their relationship had become a hot affair and later she wrote about it in her 1975 autobiography, Past Forgetting: My Love Affair with Dwight D. Eisenhower.
John F. Kennedy and Ellen Rometsch
This affair was one that Kennedy couldn’t get enough of. The sassy, young East German woman would make special secret trips to the White House to visit Kennedy and when he was overseas, the two were almost inseparable. Then J. Edgar Hoover discovered that she was having multiple affairs and it turned out that she was working as a spy for the Soviets. As soon as Bobby Kennedy found out about the affair with his brother he had Rometsch deported back home to East Germany.
JFK and Mimi Alford
This baby faced White House intern(1962-63) was just 19 when she fell under the spell of JFK and entered into a year long affair with the President. In 2003,a researcher uncovered the affair as he was scouring previously classified documents. In 2011, Alford wrote a book about the affair that had begun 50 years earlier called, Once Upon a Secret: My Affair with President John F. Kennedy and Its Aftermath. In the book, she describes her first meeting with Kennedy as he showed her around the White House and the two had sex in Jackie Kennedy’s powder blue bedroom.
Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemmings
This affair is one that is much more than some simple love interest. The affair between Jefferson and a slave named Sally Hemings turned into a long-term relationship that resulted in the couple having as many as six children together. They started their relationship in 1787 when Hemings was just 14 after she accompanied Jefferson to Paris where the widowed Jefferson was the US Minister to France. The pair spent two years there together and soon formed a bond that lasted until Jefferson’s death in 1826.
Grover Cleveland and Maria Halpin
Halpin was an attractive 38-year-old sales clerk working at a department store in Buffalo, New York when she agreed to go to dinner with Grover, whom had been courting her for many months. Later that night, according to her written affidavit, Cleveland raped her. Six weeks later, Maria became aware that she was pregnant. Upon hearing the news months later, Cleveland waited for Halpin to have the child and then arranged to have the child forcibly removed and placed in the Buffalo Orphan Asylum. Later when he was running fro president and the news of his child came out he arranged a smear campaign against Halpin and distanced himself from any wrongdoing. He may be the biggest scumbag President of all-time.
George Bush and Margie Schoedinger
Never heard of this one? Well hold onto your boots because this one is pretty salacious.Margie Schoedinger was a woman who filed a civil suit against George W. Bush for brutally raping her and kidnapping her in 2000 in Sugar Land, Texas according to her complaint filed to the Sugar Land Police Department. Just 9 months after accusing the President of rape, she was found dead with a single gunshot wound to the head. The news of her accusations and her death never made it to the national news level: Her untimely death was ruled a suicide. There was also another accusation by a woman named Tammy Phillips, a former stripper. She claimed to have had an affair with W. in 1999 and just months after making the claim she later disappeared.
JFK and Marlene Dietrich
Where did JFK find the time to run a country, make some sweet moves in the Civil Rights movement, and hold off the commies to avoid World War III with all the women he was shuttling around with? The man was a menace and legend all at the same time! This tryst was revealed by Dietrich after the President’s death. She said she had a little time before an engagement where she was to receive an award. She said of the event, “It was all over sweetly and very soon.” Upon leaving the room, JFK asked Dietrich if she had ever slept with his father Joe, to which she replied, “no.”
JFK and Pamela Turnure
Turnure was Jackie’s press secretary, so this affair was very risky as it was done right under JFK’s wife’s nose while they were all in the White House! This photo was taken on Feb. 1, 1961. At right is Pamela Turnure, press secretary to the first lady, who is one of dozens of women who have come forward and admitted an affair with JFK.
Alexander Hamilton and Maria Reynolds
In 1791, Secretary of Treasury Alexander Hamilton had a two-year affair with Maria Reynolds and even payed her husband, James Reynolds, blackmail money to keep the whole thing hush-hush. It goes to show that politics and scandal are as old as time.