These U.S. Presidents Had the Worst Relationships With Their Wives

Presidential relationships are often scrutinized.

Donald and Melania Trump’s every move is in the spotlight nowadays, as were Barack and Michelle Obama’s when Barack Obama was still in office. Unfortunately, many presidents have not always had the best relationships with their wives, leading them to have extramarital affairs or other serious troubles behind closed doors.

Let’s take a quick look at the presidents who have had publicized troubles in their marriages, including one president who allegedly abused his wife and was rumored to have an affair with a man (No. 11).

1. Donald Trump

Melania Trump and Donald Trump departing from a plane.

Melania doesn’t seem comfortable around her husband. | Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images

Donald and Melania Trump’s marriage has made headlines a few times. Reports surfaced in early 2018 that Donald Trump had reportedly paid off a porn star to hide the affair he’d had with her in 2006 — a year after he married Melania Trump, and the same year their son was born. Melania Trump has been seen refusing to hold his hand and frequently pouts when she is with the president. This signals there could be many problems behind the scenes.

Next: This president’s scandal almost ruined his presidency. 

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