Hillary Clinton says the gutsiest thing she ever did was stay with Bill after Monica Lewinsky scandal
Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has revealed that continuing her marriage with her husband Bill Clinton after his affair was the “gutsiest” thing she’s ever done.
Clinton made the candid statement during an appearance on Good Morning America, where she sat alongside her daughter Chelsea to promote their new book The Book of Gutsy Women: Favourite Stories of Courage and Resilience.
When asked about her own “gutsy moments” throughout her career, Clinton didn’t hold back saying that it was standing by her husband after the 1998 cheating scandal that she considers her most courageous moment.
“I think the gutsiest thing I’ve ever done – well, personally – was make the decision to stay in my marriage,” she said.
Chelsea was taken aback by her mother’s comments, telling hosts: “I think I’m so overwhelmed by my mother’s answer that I’m a bit out of words. I’m so proud to be her daughter.”
In 1988 a scandal broke out after it was revealed that the then US President Bill Clinton took part in a sexual relationship with then-White House intern Monica Lewinsky, who was only 22 at the time.
The news came as a shock to the First Lady and the American public, who were disgusted that the leader of the free world was sleeping with an employee almost 30 years his junior.
Despite the betrayal, Hillary decided to stick by Bill’s side even as he went through multiple trials and faced major public scrutiny.
He was later acquitted and allowed to remain in office, but the incident took a toll on both their personal and political lives.