It is not surprising that those in a position of power would want to enjoy all the perks and facilities that come with it. One of these perks is the overall charm that the position holds, making influential people the most desirable personalities across the country and worldwide. Throughout the history of the world, there have been powerful men taking on mistresses. And US presidents are no different. After all, they are the heads of the world’s superpower, so we can understand how desirable this aspect would make their personalities to be.
From upcoming to established starlets, celebrities, and famous people get attracted to powerful people to share their limelight and enhance their reputation. It could be greed, lust, or pure love, we never know, but there have been many presidents in the history of the USA who have had extramarital affairs with famous females. US presidents are known to have better public relations teams to manage all of their fall-outs or at least try their best to hide the affairs. Still, their efforts weren’t as effective many times, and people got to know about what their heads of state were up to. Today we scour through the USA’s history most scandalous presidential affairs.
John F. Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe
Monroe features in several movies but wasn’t even involved in such a heated scandal with any of her co-stars, but her affair with late US president John F Kennedy is still the talk of the town, even after so many decades. In fact, her role as JFK’s mistress in Palm Springs, where they both spent the weekend at the vacation house of Bing Crosby in California, is arguably her most famous to date. Reportedly, Monroe said that the night she spent with JFK in March was the only time they were together. People thought that their affair also subsided after that weekend, but that clearly wasn’t the case.
However, the JFK-Monroe affair quickly made headlines. It took the world by storm, and the news remained an issue of debate until both personalities encountered their untimely demise. The evidence surrounding this affair is scant, but at that time, rumors were ripe that JFK it all started when Monroe performed the famous rendition of Happy Birthday at Madison Square Garden in May 1962, days ahead of the then-US President’s 45th birthday. It is also believed that the two were already in a relationship, and the breathy rendition only sealed the deal. According to Monroe’s close friend Ralph Roberts, she informed the first lady, Jackie Kennedy, about their alleged affair, and given the playboy image of JFK, Jackie wasn’t shocked at all. Instead, she said to Marilyn that:” Marilyn, you’ll marry Jack, that’s great . . . and you’ll move into the White House and you’ll assume the responsibilities of the First Lady, and I’ll move out and you’ll have all the problems.”
John F. Kennedy and Judith Campbell Exner
Rumor has it that JFK’s affair with Judith Campbell started when Frank Sinatra introduced and acquainted the two after his show in Las Vegas. Slowly the pair developed a connection and ended up having a romantic relationship. Reportedly, Exner became the primary communication channel between mobster Sam Giancana and JFK. Later on, Judith recalled that JFK had this fantastic ability to get one engrossed in chatting with him.
“When you talked to Jack (John F. Kennedy), he talked just to you. He was endlessly curious about everything and everybody. He loved gossip. That night he did not want me to leave his side,” she said in an interview. Judith was the first person to admit her affair with the late President openly and spilled the beans over whatever conspired between the two. “Jack never in a million years thought he was doing anything that would hurt me, but that’s the way he conducted himself; the Kennedys have their own set of rules.” “Jack was reckless, so reckless,“ Exner revealed. Their affair started in 1963 and lasted for two years. Judith later revealed that she had to abort the child that the President had fathered.