DIVORCE
11/09/2012 09:30 pm ET

David Petraeus Affair And 12 Other Politicians' Infidelities

CIA Director David Petraeus, testifies before the US Senate Intelligence Committee during a full committee hearing on 'World
CIA Director David Petraeus, testifies before the US Senate Intelligence Committee during a full committee hearing on 'World Wide Threats.' on January 31, 2012 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Witnesses include: Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, FBI Director Robert Mueller(L); Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lt. Gen. Ronald Burgess; National Counter terrorism Center Director Matthew Olsen; Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research Philip Goldberg; and Homeland Security Undersecretary for Intelligence and Analysis Caryn Wagner. AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Gen. David Petraeus' resignation and admission of an extramarital affair Friday shocked political insiders and the Twitterverse alike. Even President Obama reportedly "agonized" over Petraeus' letter of resignation for 24 hours before accepting it.

But should we really be surprised? After all, Washington has a long history of extramarital affairs, from President John F. Kennedy's rumored trysts with numerous women (including one famous celebrity) to President Bill Clinton's famed admission of infidelity and dozens of others in between. (For the record, Petraeus' reported mistress is Paula Broadwell, a Harvard researcher who co-wrote his biography.)

Here, 12 politicians who, like Petraeus, confessed to having engaged in extramarital affairs. Click through the slideshow below, than add any that we missed in the comments section.

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American Politicians Who Admitted To Extra-Marital Affairs
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