Men behaving badly are in the news regularly. We are riveted by the stories of Anthony Weiner, former governor and San Diego mayor Bob Filner. These public figures create spectacular media sensations when their actions become exposed. When the famous are exposed they attract headlines as well as our fascination, think of Tiger Woods or Eliot Spitzer or Mark Sanford or Kobe Bryant or Bill Clinton or Arnold Schwarzenegger. This type of drama goes on in private too, causing pain and heartache to thousands of families out of the public eye.
As technology progresses, the manner in which we express love has gradually changed. Gone are the days of handwritten love letters as we venture onto the information superhighway and become restricted to 140 words or less. From emails to texts and IMing, many of us would deem ourselves lucky if we ever receive a post-it note with an "I love you" on it. In celebration of the ever-evolving love letter, here are 7 famous men who will go down in history for declaring their love in writing.
Jenny Sanford's top choice to replace her cheating husband in South Carolina, Nikki Haley, has just been accused of having an affair of her own. Could Gov. Mark Sanford's ex-wife really be that poor a judge of character? Or is this just more political mudslinging? Conservative blogger and former aide to Gov. Sanford, Will Folks, announced today on his blog, FITSNews, that he had a sexual relationship with Nikki several years ago...
While they may not have been able to control the actual man himself, the Tiger Woods camp has been known for fiercely protecting The Brand Tiger Woods and all the images and slogans that come with it. It comes as no surprise then that quick legal action was taken when they heard about PETA's plans to plaster his face on billboards along with the slogan, "Too much sex can be a bad thing."
Jenny Sanford is talking to everyone in the hopes of selling a bazillion copies of her new book, "Staying True"...One interviewer who didn't just lob softballs at Jenny was GMA's new co-host George Stephanopoulos, who asked her if, after the scandal broke, she "called legislators to save her husband's job." Although she was thrown for a second, Jenny proved that living with a politician all those years rubbed off on her by answering, "Not to my knowledge. I don't recall calling anybody."
In an exclusive interview with 20/20's Barbara Walters, the governor's wife, Jenny Sanford, opens up about her marriage, revealing that Mark requested to remove the fidelity clause from their marriage vows. In a huge WTF moment, Jenny married Mark anyway, explaining "I questioned it, but I got past it ... along with other doubts that I had."
Sarah Palin, Ted Kennedy, John Edwards and Mark Sanford shocked us in summer of '09. Read the highlights of their scandals, courtesy of YourTango's Celebrity Love blog.
Diamonds, God and reality shows. What do these three things have in common? They're all ways and means recent celebrity women have handled their part in an affair. In more simplified terms, high-profile ladies seem to go one of three routes when trying to get over their part in an affair:
Coming from a divorced family, I have spent my life questioning the idea of a life-long commitment. Most of the adults I know have been divorced at least once, and of the couples who are still married, most of them (along with their kids) appear miserable. And so, while I would love to find a companion whose company I will enjoy "'til death do us part," I've learned from observation that this just might not be a realistic goal. And is it so horrible to think that maybe we weren't supposed to spend our entire lives with one person? Is traditional marriage the best—or only—way? Caitlin Flanagan, author of the Time article "Is There Hope for the American Marriage?" thinks so. But I just don't agree with the lady who claims that there is "no other single force causing as much measurable hardship and human misery in this country as the collapse of marriage."
This July 4th, perhaps the focus for Mr. and Mrs. Politician should be more on the fireworks happening between their sheets (or lack thereof) rather than the one’s overlooking the Washington Monument. That’s right, this holiday, if you love your country then please shag your partner.
It's been a rough week or so for South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford. Not only has his affair with Argentina native Maria Belen Shapur come out, but since this revelation many of the state's lawmakers are calling on Sanford to step down. And while the governor insists that he is ready to "fall back in love" with his wife, Jenny, he has also sought to take control of the situation. And by control, we mean blow up any credibility he had left. In an inteview with The Associated Press, Sanford said he has flirtations with other women, but "didn't cross the sex line." He also called Belen Shapur his "soul mate," but said he was committed to his wife.
This story has it all: infidelity, Argentina, the state of South Carolina, sex, lies and the Appalachian Trail. Governor Mark Sanford trysted in South America while South Carolina was operating sans a chief executive. On top of that, his wife, Jenny Sanford, knew of his perfidy and was in the midst of separating from him.
South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford recently revealed he's been having an affair with a woman in Argentina, Maria Belen Shapur. To add insult to injury, The State, Columbia-S.C.'s daily newspaper, got their hands on exclusive e-mails between the now-disgraced governor and his senorita from South America, Maria, from almost a year ago. Of course, you can read all the boring, voyeuristic details about the love affair, or you can be like us... and read the article to glean love tips from the philandering duo.