Huffpost Fifty

David Petraeus Cheating: Another Post 50 Admits Infidelity

Posted: Updated:

Central Intelligence Agency Director David Petraeus has resigned, citing an extramarital affair that showed "extremely poor judgment."

"Yesterday afternoon, I went to the White House and asked the President to be allowed, for personal reasons, to resign from my position," Petraeus said in his resignation letter. "After being married for over 37 years, I showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. Such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours."

But Petraeus, 60, is hardly the first high-profile figure to admit to fooling around on a significant other. Here's a list of a post 50 celebs who have strayed. Feel free to add your own recollections of affairs in the news in the comments section.

Also on The Huffington Post

Famous Extramarital Affairs
Share this
Current Slide

Suggest a correction

Around the Web

David Petraeus | RedState

David Petraeus -

Videos Tagged David Petraeus | The Daily Show with Jon Stewart ...

David Petraeus -

United States Military Academy | Best College | US News

David Petraeus - The Economic Times

David Petraeus News and Updates from The Economic Times

CIA Director David Petraeus Resigns after Cheating on His Wife

A surprise departure

CIA chief Petraeus quits over admitted affair