Would you handle an affair the way rich people do?
Diamonds, God and reality shows. What do these three things have in common? They're all ways recent celebrity women have handled their part in an affair. In more inclusive terms, high-profile ladies seem to go one of three routes when trying to get over their part in an affair: Infidelity: Are Lawsuits The Best Revenge?
Going To The Jewelers: Whether it's running up his credit card bill or taking his diamond-studded gift and keeping your mouth shut, many famous women deal with their husband's infidelity by immersing in major retail therapy. Take the $4 million dollar "rock of apology" Kobe Bryant presented his wife three days after he was charged for sexual assaulting another woman in 2003. Or how about this recent news report from Reuters, in which one British woman racked up 40 sparkling pieces (worth $492,400) after 26 years with her philandering husband. Buying Your Way Out Of Infidelity
Taking The High Road: In times of helplessness, many people look for answers and forgiveness in their religion, including wives of cheating politicians. Jenny Sanford, still the wife of South Carolina's Gov. Mark Sanford, says she's turned to God when addressing the other woman, Argentinean Maria Belen Chapur. "I feel sorry for the other woman," she said to Vogue. "I am sure she is a fine person. It can't be fun for her, though I do sometimes question her judgment. All I can do is pray for her because she made some poor choices." You, Me And God: Interfaith Relationships
Going To The Presses: Perhaps the most public and scandalous way to handle your high-profile role in an affair is to feed the media sharks with it. That's exactly what country singer Mindy McCready did when she came clean about her alleged affair with baseball player Roger Clemens on a VH1 reality show. Typically, we see this behavior coming from the other woman more so than from the couple. After all, who can forget Daisy Wright and Rebecca Loos? Er, well, better known as the nanny whose kiss-and-sell story broke up Jude Law's engagement to Sienna Miller and the personal assistant who publicly claimed to moonlight as David Beckham's love on the side.
So what say you, readers? Do celebrities handle infidelity any differently than you would have?
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