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Eliot Spitzer and Silda Wall Spitzer in New York City on March 10, 2008. Eliot Spitzer was delivering an apology to his family after his reported links to a prostitution ring.

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Corina and Antonio Villaraigosa at his inauguration as Los Angeles Mayor, July 1, 2005

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John and Elizabeth Edwards at the 27th Annual kennedy Center Honors Gala, December 5, 2004

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Here are a few of the marriages that were hurt by a spouse's inappropriate behavior that led to marriage scandal headlines. Some spouses tried to justify their hurtful acts and bad decisions. Others humbly acknowledged their failures and mistakes. Some of the marriages survived and some failed.

Sheila Nevins about cheating husbands: "Are they selfish? Are they mean spirited? Are they essentially mentally impotent?"
Source: "Is 'The Good Wife' the 'Smart Wife'?" wowOwow.com. 10/06/2009.

Kelly and Vance McAllister
(Infidelity)

Marriage Date: 1997.
Scandal Revealed: April 2014.
Marriage Status: Married.
Kelly and Vance McAllister Marriage Profile

Holly and David Petraeus
(Infidelity)
Met One Another: 1973.
Marriage Date: July 6, 1974.
Marriage Status: Married.
Holly and David Petraeus Marriage Profile.

Robyn Moore and Mel Gibson
(Infidelities)

Met One Another: 1977.
Marriage Date: June 7, 1980.
Separated: August 2006.
Marriage Status: Divorced. Filed for divorce in April 2009. Divorce final in December 2011.
Robyn and Mel Gibson Marriage Profile.

Vanessa and Kobe Bryant
(Infidelity)

Marriage Date: April 18, 2001.
Scandal: June 2003.
Marriage Status: Considered Divorcing in 2012.
Vanessa and Kobe Bryant Marriage Profile

Gloria and Herman Cain
(Alleged Infidelity)

Began Dating: Abt. 1967.
Engaged: May 1968.
Marriage Date: June 23, 1968.
Scandal Revealed: November 28, 2011.
Marriage Status: Married.
Gloria and Herman Cain Marriage Profile.

Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher
(Alleged Infidelity)

Began Dating: 2003.
Marriage Date: September 24, 2005.
Scandal Revealed: 2011.
Marriage Status: Divorced.
Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher Marriage Profile.

Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin
(Online Infidelity)

Began Dating: 2008.
Engaged: 2009.
Marriage Date: 2010.
Scandal Revealed: June 6, 2011.
Marriage Status: Married.
Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin Marriage Profile.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Anne Sinclair
(Alleged Infidelity)

Began Dating: 1989.
Marriage Date: 1991.
Latest Scandal Revealed: May 14, 2011.
Marriage Status: Married.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Anne Sinclair Marriage Profile

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver
(Infidelity)

Began Dating: 1977.
Marriage Date: April 26, 1986.
Scandal Revealed: May 17, 2011.
Marriage Status: Divorcing.
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver Marriage Profile

Diane and Mark Souder
(Infidelity)

Marriage Date: 1974.
Scandal Revealed: May 18, 2010.
Marriage Status: Married.
Diane and Mark Souder Marriage Profile

Sandra Bullock and Jesse James
(Infidelity)

Began Dating: 2003.
Marriage Date: July 16, 2005.
Scandal Revealed: March 17, 2010.
Marriage Status: Divorced on June 28, 2010.
Sandra Bullock and Jesse James Marriage Profile

Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren
(Numerous Affairs)

Began Dating: 2001.
Marriage Date: October 5, 2004.
Scandal Revealed: December 2, 2009.
Marriage Status: Divorced on August 23, 2010.
Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren Marriage Profile

David Letterman and Regina Lasko
(Infidelity Before They Married)

Began Dating: February 1986.
Marriage Date: March 19, 2009.
Scandal Revealed: 2009.
Marriage Status: Married.
David Letterman and Regina Lasko Marriage Profile

Jenny and Mark Sanford
(Infidelity)

Marriage Date: 1989.
Scandal Revealed: 2009.
Marriage Status: Divorced March 2010.
Jenny and Mark Sanford Marriage Profile

Silda and Eliot Spitzer
(Infidelity)

Marriage Date: October 17, 1987.
Scandal Revealed: March 2008.
Marriage Status: Divorced February 2014.
Silda and Eliot Spitzer Marriage Profile

Leisha and Chip Pickering
(Infidelity)

Marriage Date: May 14, 1988.
Scandal Revealed: 2008.
Marriage Status: Separated, filed for divorce.
Leisha and Chip Pickering Marriage Profile

Darlene and John Ensign
(Infidelity)

Marriage Date: November 7, 1987.
Scandal: 2007. Admission in June 2009.
Marriage Status: Married.
Darlene and John Ensign Marriage Profile

Suzanne and Larry Craig
(Arrest for Lewd Conduct)

Marriage Date: 1983.
Scandal: August 2007.
Marriage Status: Married.

Wendy and David Vitter
(Infidelity)

Marriage Date: 1990.
Scandal Revealed: July 2007.
Marriage Status: Married.
Wendy and David Vitter Marriage Profile

Elizabeth and John Edwards
(Infidelity)

Marriage Date: July 30, 1977.
Scandal: 2006. Admission in August 2008.
Marriage Status: Separated January 2010. Elizabeth died December 2010.
Elizabeth and John Edwards Marriage Profile

Gayle and Ted Haggard
(Infidelity)

Marriage Date: 1978.
Scandal: 2006.
Marriage Status: Married.
Gayle and Ted Haggard Marriage Profile

Anthony Villaraigosa and Corina Raigosa
(Infidelity)

Met: 1985.
Marriage Date: November 28, 1987.
Scandal: 2006.
Marriage Status: Divorced.
Anthony Villaraigosa and Corina Raigosa Marriage Profile

Dina and James McGreevey
(Infidelity)

Met: 1996.
Marriage Date: 2000.
Scandal: August 2004.
Marriage Status: Divorced.
Dina and James McGreevey Marriage Profile

Donna Hanover and Rudy Giuliani
(Infidelity)

Met: 1982.
Marriage Date: April 15, 1984.
Scandal: 2000.
Marriage Status: Divorced.
Donna Hanover and Rudy Giuliani Marriage Info

Marianne Ginther and Newt Gingrich
(Infidelity)

Met: 1980.
Marriage Date: August 8, 1981.
Scandal: 1990s.
Marriage Status: Divorced.
Marianne and Newt Gingrich Marriage Profile

Bill and Hillary Clinton
(Infidelity)

Met: 1970.
Marriage Date: October 11, 1975.
Scandal: Late 1990s.
Marriage Status: Married.
Hillary and Bill Clinton Marriage Profile

Jackie Battley and Newt Gingrich
(Infidelity)

Marriage Date: June 19, 1962.
Scandal: 1980.
Marriage Status: Divorced.
Jackie and Newt Gingrich Marriage Profile

Carol and John McCain
(Infidelity)

Started Dating: 1964.
Marriage Date: July 3, 1965.
Scandal: Late 1970s.
Marriage Status: Divorced.
Carol and John McCain Marriage Profile

Patricia Neal and Roald Dahl
(Infidelity)

Met: October 20, 1952.
Marriage Date: July 2, 1953.
Scandal Revealed: 1983.
Marriage Status: Divorced on November 17, 1983.
Patricia Neal and Roald Dahl Marriage Profile

Catherine Tobin and Frank Lloyd Wright
(Infidelity)

Met: 1889.
Marriage Date: June 1, 1889.
Scandal: Throughout their marriage.
Marriage Status: Divorced.
Catherine and Frank Lloyd Wright Marriage profile

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