Double lives Stories

Double lives Stories, These smooth operators harbored hidden families, professions and even names from their loved ones. From suburban spouses to heads of state, check out their secret lives.

Douglas Cone
For nearly 30 years, the wealthy tycoon secretly kept two families living in the lap of luxury, 20 miles away from each other. He fathered three children with his wife of 52 years and two with another woman. Douglas Cone married Hillary Carlson two weeks after wife’s death,
John Edwards
The former senator and White House hopeful was exposed for having an extramarital affair with his campaign videographer, who then bore his child. He allegedly siphoned campaign funds to cover it all up. The National Enquirer + John Edwards affair + 2007, John Edwards + indicted + six felony charges, John Edwards + opening statements + April 23, John Edwards + Rielle Hunter + sex tape,
Michael Fenter
An organic farmer and boat repairman from Port Townsend seemed like your typical married father of three. In October 2009, his unwitting wife found out he was a suspected serial bank robber. Michael Fenter + arrested outside a Tacoma bank , Michael Fenter + $73,000,
Nicholas Francisco
When this former ad man returned home to his pregnant wife and two kids, police started a search and an online campaign got under way. He was later found living under a different name and leading a swinging lifestyle in clubs and online. Nicholas Francisco + wife found secret bank account,
Vito Fossella
He’s a former five-term congressman who fathered a child in an extramarital affair with a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel. Meanwhile, he had a wife and three kids at home. Vito Fossella + DWI arrest led to admitting affair, Vito Fossella + Staten Island GOP endorsement,
Gordon Getty
The oil heir billionaire had a longtime affair and fathered three children with his L.A. mistress, while his wife raised their four sons in his hometown. Gordon Getty + family fully supportive,
Anna Gristina
She’s a suburban mom of four who rescues animals by day but was arrested for allegedly running a high-profile brothel by night. Anna Gristina + five-year DA investigation, Alleged partner Jaynie Baker turns herself in,
Chris Hutcheson
Hutcheson — a longtime business partner with his celebrity chef son-in-law was discovered hiding a second family of two children with his mistress. Gordon Ramsay + hired private detectives to investigate father-in-law, Chris Hutcheson + obtained super-injunction,
Thomas Jefferson
The third U.S. president and author of the nation’s “self-evident truths” is believed to have had a slave mistress and fathered at least one of her six children. James T. Callender + Richmond newspaper accusation + Thomas Jefferson + Sally Hemings , Thomas Jefferson + Sally Hemings + DNA analysis in 1998,
Francois Mitterrand
France’s former president started a long-term extramarital affair before entering office and his mistress gave birth to a daughter. The secret went public shortly before his death in 1996. Paris Match + Francois Mitterrand + photo of illegitimate daughter,
Arnold Schwarzenegger
After a decade of secrecy, the former California governor and Hollywood action hero came clean about fathering a child with a household staffer. The baby was born less than a week after his famous wife gave birth to their son. Schwarzenegger + After leaving the governor’s office I told my wife about this event,
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