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Sadly, US Presidential affairs are not an uncommon occurrence (heck, around 14 were more or less caught cheating on their wives). It seems as though if the world is a stage, then the White House and Hollywood are the main locations. While nearly everyone and their mothers know about the parade of alleged affairs John F Kennedy had with A-list actresses, not much is known about the one Richard Nixon may have had with an actress-turned-socialite, Zsa Zsa Gabor.
While many fans know about her nine marriages and topsy-turvy love life that the paper couldn’t get enough of, this Nixon news came as a bit of a shock.
Leigh wrote, “President Richard Nixon, for example, had an affair with her, which consisted in part of him quizzing Zsa Zsa on Turkish politics (her first husband was in the Turkish diplomatic corps) and part Zsa Zsa praising him for his sexual prowess and vast endowment.”
It’s unclear how long this alleged affair happened, but Gabor did tell David Lettermen back in 1987 that she and Nixon were close. They were so close that Nixon had set her up on a blind date with Henry Kissinger!
There were also quite a few photos taken of Gabor hanging out with Nixon and his wife Patricia Nixon, including at her own birthday party in resurfaced photos.