Congress' charismatic leader Shashi Tharoor found himself in the eye of a media storm after Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar professed her love for him on social media. Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda, apparently admitted to posting the messages herself and also believed Mehr was an ISI agent. However, Sunanda Pushkar refused to go public regarding the scandal. Both Shashi Tharoor and Mehr Tarar later denied having any sort of relationship and Tharoor and Sunanda released a joint statement
Veteran Congress leader and former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand Narayan Dutt Tiwari refused to accept his relationship with Ujjwala Sharma for a long time. However, his son Rohit Shekhar, who was born out of the affair, pursued the matter of Tiwari's paternity in a long legal battle. In the end, not only did Narayan Dutt Tiwari accept Shekhar as his own child, but he also married Ujjwala at the grand age of 88
Rajya Sabha MP and former actor Raj Babbar's affair with Smita Patil was one of the most sensational headlines to hit the tabloids in the 80's. The entire episode happened while Raj Babbar was still married to Nadira Zaheer. Raj Babbar went on to leave his wife and marry Smita Patil. Raj Babbar has a son Prateik Babbar, with Smita Patil. She passed away in December 1986 at the age of 31
Bollywood actor and former Lok Sabha representative from Mumbai, Govinda had once professed his love for actress Neelam. This caused friction between him and his wife Sunita. Govinda and Neelam worked together in several films including Ilzam, Hatya, Love 86, and Zordar. Govinda and Sunita have two children - daughter Tina and son Yashvardhan. Pic/AFP
Former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh landed in a hotbed of trouble after several of his tapped phone conversations were leaked. Among the tapes, was an allegedly explicit sexual conversation, between him and Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu
Former Rajasthan minister Mahipal Maderna admitted to the CBI that he had an affair with auxiliary nurse Bhanwari Devi. She allegedly blackmailed Maderna with videotapes of their affair. Her sudden death led to Mahipal Maderna's arrest.
Former US President Bill Clinton's affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky nearly brought his presidency to a screeching halt. At age 49, Bill Clinton's affair with then 22-year-old Monica Lewinsky brought impeachment and perjury charges upon him, as well as a hefty fine. Fortunately, his wife and then First Lady, Hillary Clinton, found it in her heart to forgive him and their marriage survived. Pic/AFP
While John F. Kennedy might have been a good President for the United States, his status as a monogamous man was not as strong. Among the more publicised of his affairs, was his relationship with Hollywood star Marilyn Monroe. He is also reported to have had sexual liaisons with reporters, other movie stars and even wives of gangsters!. Pic/Youtube
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh's rather close relationship with Pakistani journalist Aroosa Alam was quick to set tongues wagging. Singh, who married Preneet Kaur in 1964, met Alam during a trip to Pakistan in 2004. However, the duo stated that they were simply friends, with Alam even calling a press conference in Chandigarh to clarify the same
Former Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi was infamous for keeping a harem of virgin bodyguards. His many sexcapades included taking lavish vacations with Italian models. Pic/AFP
Among the numerous wrongs that tarnished Ugandan military dictator, Idi Amin Dada's reputation was his addiction to sex. Idi Amin is even known to have kept a string of concubines. Pic/AFP
When former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah got separated from his wife of seventeen years, Payal Nath, rumours were afloat that he was having an affair with a certain TV journalist. Abdullah however, vehemently denied the claims
Digvijay Singh, ND Tiwari, Bill Clinton and these other famous politicians were mired in alleged romantic affairs. Take a look
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