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Mark Foley was once a well-respected Republican congressman. That is, until it was revealed that he had been sending explicit e-mails and instant messages to underage male pages, some even as young as 16. The Florida rep’s rep was beyond damaged, and perhaps it was around this time that his successors realized it was better to make babies than make passes at them. But with their wives? Nah, that’s boring.

2010 and 2011 brought back the time-honored tradition of the love child, first with John Edwards’ big reveal, then Arnold’s. Unfortunately, the celebrity governor’s wife wasn’t quite as understanding as some of the others. She bid her husband a final hasta la vista before filing for divorce.