Was She Worth It? Meet Paula Broadwell, The Military Mistress Who Brought Down CIA Chief David Petraeus And Ended His Career

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Paula Broadwell Is David Petraeus’ Mistress

CIA Director David Petraeus’ steamy extramarital affair led to his shocking resignation.

The four star general-turned spy chief, 60, had an illicit relationship with the married Paula Broadwell during which he sent her a barrage of explicit emails including explicit ones about having “sex under the desk.”

According to RadarOnline reports:

Broadwell served for more than a decade in the U.S. Army, earning the rank of Major. Department of Defense and CIA jobs followed.

She then received her Masters degree at Harvard, and began competing in Ironman triathlons

She became a researcher at Harvard and first met Petraeus six years ago when she was a researcher at Harvard pursuing her PhD, and he came to speak at the university.

With her radiologist husband, Scott, she has two young sons, Lucien and Landon.

“As a working mother of two, I realize it is more difficult to compete in certain areas. I think it is important for working moms to recognize that family is the most important,” she said earlier this year.

Broadwell become involved with Petraeus when she took on the project of researching him. When he went to Afghanistan as head of the coalition’s efforts she was embedded with him for a year, between July 2010 and 2011.

She reportedly broke off the affair after he became CIA chief on September 5, 2011.

Her biography, All In: The Education of General David Petraeus, was published in February.

Their romance was uncovered by accident six months ago when the FBI began an investigation into whether a computer used by Petraeus had been compromised.

After stepping down from his post on Friday, Petraeus released a statement in which he apologized for his actions.

Petraeus worked closely with his mistress and she even had close encounters with his wife….

DAMN! The akward moment when your side ho is sitting with your main chick. He had to have known he was going to get caught up. Check out more photos of the military mistress below, was she worth it?

Paula Broadwell/AP

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