10 Controversial Presidential Love Affairs

Franklin Delano Roosevelt
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1. Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin D. Roosevelt is regarded as one of the most celebrated presidents in the History of the United States who led them during the Great Depression and World War 2. FDR was known to have several mistresses and the most notable of them was Lucy Mercer, his wife Eleanor’s social secretary.

When Eleanor Roosevelt discovered their love letters, she became distant from her husband and their marriage became more of a political partnership. Eleanor Roosevelt was famous for having an aversion to sex and considering it an ‘ordeal.’ After discovering her husband’s affairs, she began courting women, and her relationship with journalist Lorena Hickock was widely known.

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