Arnold Schwarzenegger and Other Famous Affairs With the Boss
According to a 2011 CareerBuilder Office Romance Survey, close to 40 percent of workers say that they have dated someone they have worked with over the course of their career and 10 percent have done so over the past year.
While 65 percent of those surveyed said they aren't keeping their workplace romance a secret, many others (particularly those whose office romance is also an extramarital affair) try to keep things on the QT but are frequently found out.
Here are 10 celebrities and famous politicians who were outed for an affair with a subordinate or co-worker.
1. Arnold Schwarzenegger
Schwarzenegger just admitted to fathering a child with household staff member, Mildred Patricia Baena. As a result, Maria Shriver now holds the title of "Terminator" -- of their marriage, that is.
2. Jude Law
Law was discovered cheating with his kids' babysitter, Daisy Wright, in 2005, while he was engaged to Sienna Miller. In 2010 the couple got back together. Hopefully, Law has made alternative child-care arrangements.
3. David Letterman
Letterman admitted to having affairs with several Late Show staffers after a CBS news producer threatened to expose him unless he forked over $2M. It's not clear how many staffers Letterman had affairs with, but let's just say it would make a great Top 10 list.
4. Tiki Barber
Barber dumped his pregnant wife in 2010 for 23-year-old NBC intern, Traci Lynn Johnson. The ex-Giants superstar turned Today Show correspondent found himself in the middle of a media circus that was better than any Superbowl half-time show on record.
5. Mark Souder
The eight-term Indiana representative resigned in 2010 after admitting to an affair with a female aide, Tracy Jackson, who worked in his district office. Good to know Souder was a politician known for his support of traditional family values. Whoops!
6. Bill Clinton
President Clinton lied about his relationship with White House intern Monica Lewinsky in 1998 and then later admitted to the affair once the threat of DNA evidence on Lewinsky's clothing was uncovered. Sometimes it pays to hold off on the dry cleaning.
7. John Edwards
Edwards admitted to an affair with 42-year-old campaign aide Rielle Hunter in 2008 while his wife Elizabeth Edwards battled cancer. It later was revealed that Edwards fathered a child with Hunter.
8. Brad Pitt & 9. Angelina Jolie
Pitt and Jolie met while filming "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" in 2004. Jennifer Aniston filed for divorce the following year. Seven years and six kids later, Brad and Angelina appear to still be together despite rampant reports of them splitting up.
10. Ethan Hawke
Hawke hooked up with 28-year-old Ryan Shawhughes while married to Uma Thurman. At the time, Shawhuges was working as the couple's nanny. The couple's divorce was finalized in 2005 and Hawke later had a child with Shawhughes. At least this time around he won't have to pay for a babysitter.
The list could go on and on. Whom would you add?
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