Political mistresses are as common as ants at a picnic, and the women behind — rather, under — the politicians are probably more compelling than most of their political careers.
Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad is the most recent ruler who has raised speculation about keeping a mistress, following recently leaked e-mails showed a half-naked woman in Assad’s inbox. It’s truly shocking. (That was a NOT joke, by the way.)
At least King Henry VIII didn’t have the Internet issue, or else he would have been really screwed with all those consorts running gossiping about each other.
Take a look back at some of the most notorious mistresses in history.