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Jay-Z on Dealing With Infidelity: Get to the 'Middle of the Pain'

'NYT' interview dives into his relationship with Kanye, how he and Beyonce dealt with discord

(Newser) - Whispers have long abounded about what exactly went on in Jay-Z and Beyonce's marriage to spur some of the lyrics in the former's 4:44 album, and his in-depth interview with Dean Baquet for T Magazine finally offers some confirmation. After the New York Times executive editor tells... More »

Rob Kardashian Shares Nude Pics in Attack on Blac Chyna

He accuses his former fiancee of cheating on him with multiple men

(Newser) - Five months after the end of their engagement, Rob Kardashian attacked Blac Chyna on Instagram, sharing naked photos of her and accusing her of cheating on him, People reports. "Come spend time with your daughter instead of f---ing me and then this dude right after. U need help,"... More »

Jay-Z's 4:44 Album Says Sorry to Bey, Disses Eric Benet

Rapper apologizes for apparent infidelities, alludes to his mom being a lesbian

(Newser) - Jay-Z vowed last year he'd respond to Beyonce's scathing Lemonade album —and he just delivered on that promise. Rolling Stone offers the 411 on 4:44, a continued documentation of the celebrity couple's marital woes via what USA Today calls an "explosive response" and the... More »

Fox News Correspondent Off the Air After Alleged Affair

Las Vegas hostess says she and Ed Henry 'pretty much just have sex'

(Newser) - Fox News has taken reporter Ed Henry off the air—at least for the time being—after reports of an affair with a Las Vegas hostess surfaced this week, Politico reports. Henry has been Fox News' chief White House correspondent since 2011. In Touch Weekly was the first to report... More »

There's an Upside for Women Who Get Cheated On

'Higher mating intelligence'

(Newser) - Having a relationship end because of an unfaithful partner can be devastating. But a new study suggests that women who lose their significant other to another by way of infidelity "actually win in the long run" because the experience bestows "higher mating intelligence," according to a press... More »

At Public Meeting, Mayor Accused of Sleeping With Man's Wife

'I saw him in my house for Thanksgiving with the food inside'

(Newser) - The mayor of a village in New York was accused of sleeping with a village worker's wife during a raucous public meeting on Tuesday, the Journal News reports. "Mr. Delhomme is trying to use his power to get into my house," 48-year-old maintenance worker Reginald Alfred said... More »

Legislators Reject Bill to Decriminalize Adultery

Virginia legislator says it should be just a civil offense

(Newser) - A legislative panel has rejected a bill to decriminalize adultery in Virginia, one of about a dozen states where infidelity is a crime. Virginia law classifies marital infidelity as a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of $250. Democratic Sen. Scott Surovell of Fairfax County proposed keeping the $250 penalty but... More »

Female Ashley Madison User's Case Holds a Lesson

Glenn Greenwald: It's too easy to judge from afar

(Newser) - In the wake of the Ashley Madison hack, Glenn Greenwald has been making the case that a couple's infidelity trouble is nobody's business but their own. Now, at the Intercept , he's printed an email he received from an anonymous female user of the site to amplify the... More »

Ashley Madison Gets Sued by 'John Doe'

Suit seeks class-action status over emotional distress

(Newser) - In a not-so-surprising development, the lawsuits are piling up against Ashley Madison. In California, for example, "John Doe" filed a suit in federal court accusing parent company Avid Life Media of negligence for failing to stop the hack of customers' data, reports the Guardian . The suit, which is seeking... More »

Gloating Over Duggar Doesn't Make Madison Leak Right

Salon writer says redirect ire to hackers sifting 'through our most intimate data'

(Newser) - Addressing what she calls the "cesspool story" of the Ashley Madison data leak , Mary Elizabeth Williams acknowledges in Salon the schadenfreude that's taken hold after revelations came to light of Josh Duggar possibly being among the exposed cheaters. "On the spectrum of individuals whose glass houses seem... More »

Study: Who's More Likely to Cheat in a Relationship

Breadwinners are less likely to cheat than those who are economically dependent

(Newser) - What's the likelihood your spouse will cheat on you? University of Connecticut professor Christin Munsch attempts to answer that question through an economic lens in a study published today in American Sociological Review . Munsch looks at how likely it is a breadwinner will cheat—as well as how likely... More »

Nebraska Pol Quits Over 2K Late-Night Calls to Women

Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy already had marital problems

(Newser) - Nebraska's lieutenant governor quit today and didn't have a word to say about it. Gov. Dave Heineman announced Rick Sheehy's resignation after a newspaper uncovered 2,000 late-night phone calls Sheehy made to women other than his wife. "I've got a knot in my stomach,... More »

Don Juans Have a Secret: the 'Infidelity Phone'

Japanese cheaters stick with the Fujitsu F-Series

(Newser) - Japanese philanderers know their weak spot: the smartphone. Afraid that girlfriends and wives will spot incoming calls from certain secret someones, Lotharios in Japan are sticking with Fujitsu's old "F-Series" flip phones, the Wall Street Journal reports. The so-called "infidelity phones" can easily be programmed to conceal... More »

Women Cheat Almost as Much as Men

Study shows women are closing the gender gap

(Newser) - Blame Desperate Housewives. Women cheat in their relationships about as much as men, but for different reasons, according to a new study. Researchers at Indiana University polled more than 900 participants and found that 23% of men and 19% of women reported being unfaithful. Only 10% to 15% of women... More »

Celebs We Want to Cheat With

Jessica Alba, Johnny Depp, survey shows

(Newser) - Dating site, where you can go in search of an extramarital affair, recently surveyed its members to find out which celebrities they'd most like to cheat with. Fox News reports on the findings from 30,000 US members. The women:
  1. Jessica Alba: Fifteen percent of the males
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Princess Di Lover Eyed Suicide After Their Affair

Perturbed James Hewitt also denies he's Harry dad

(Newser) - The handsome British calvary officer who had an affair with Princess Diana contemplated suicide when their five-year relationship became public, he revealed . "I got in my car to go to France—to shoot myself," James Hewitt told Inside Edition . But his mother insisted on accompanying him. If she... More »

China to Post Marriage Records to Snag Cheaters

Databases should be up nationwide in 5 years

(Newser) - One byproduct of the rising standard of living in China has been an explosion of infidelity—more than a few businessmen have secret mistresses and even second wives. To clamp down on the trend, the government plans to post marriage records online so people can check on suspected cheaters. Databases... More »

Can't Stay Faithful? Blame Your DNA

Doctors link gene to uncommitted sex

(Newser) - Have a tendency to cheat or sleep around? It may not be your fault. A new study shows that people with a particular version of the dopamine receptor gene DRD4 are more likely to be unfaithful or have one-night stands, LiveScience reports. The same gene has already been linked to... More »

Mistresses, Wives Clash Over Chilean Miners

Officials trying to sort out rival claims for compensation

(Newser) - If those 33 trapped Chilean miners make it to the surface safely, some of them may end up wishing they'd stayed underground. Officials at the camp where families have gathered say at least five miners' wives have encountered surprise mistresses. Ugly scenes have ensued as women clash over compensation packages,... More »

Men More Likely to Cheat on Female Breadwinners

Least likely to stray on women who earn 75% what they do

(Newser) - Ladies, if you want your man to stay faithful, you'd better be earning about three-quarters as much as he does. So claims a new study, which found that while being economically dependent on your partner makes women less likely to cheat, it makes men more likely to stray: Men who... More »

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