These 14 Women Became Mistresses To U.S. Presidents

There’s a lot about the U.S. government that we just don’t know. It’s not just closed door meetings and secret military operations, either; sometimes even the presidents themselves are hiding skeletons in their closets.

If there was one “vice” that was most shared among past presidents, it would have to be adultery. While almost every U.S. president was married, that didn’t stop many from having numerous affairs. Some were very public, while others have been rumors for decades. Either way, here are the 14 biggest presidential mistresses. We’re sure a couple will be familiar, but #4 will blow your socks off!


#14 Maria Crofts Halpin


Presidential elections have been getting ugly for over 100 years. In 1884, Grover Cleveland’s opponent alleged that he had fathered a child with Halpin. As it turned out, that was correct and he was paying her child support. However, this scandal didn’t stop Cleveland from becoming the president twice.