There's something about your spouse cheating that just makes you want to slash his or her tires. Or, more likely these days, find some way to humiliate your wandering spouse in some hugely public fashion sure to go viral. And then there's that sudden, overpowering urge to cheat too. Why not, right? Your husband (or wife) has broken the marriage vows, so why shouldn't you?! We so easily forget what we're told from the time we're children: Two wrongs don't make a right. Even if you're rich and famous! You know, like Clint Eastwood. The powerful actor/director/empty chair conversationalist is rumored to be dating a woman who is the ex-wife of the guy his estranged wife, Dina, supposedly cheated with. Confoozled? Intrigued? Inspired?!
You wouldn't expect ol' Clint to be involved in something so scandalous, but here it goes:
Recently, Dina announced that she and hubby Clint are separated after 17 years of marriage. I can't say this was totally shocking, as Dina seems like a bit of a Kris Jenner wannabe with that reality show Mrs. Eastwood & Co. and Clint does NOT seem like the Bruce Jenner type.
But I guess there was more to it than that. Apparently Dina has been seeing her high school flame, Scott Fisher, who had filed for divorce from HIS wife last year. And there's speculation (rumor, gossip, waggy tongues, blah blah) that Dina and Scott were reenacting their prom night long before Dina and Clint separated.
Now here comes the good part. Reportedly (supposedly, maybe, coulda happened, someone told someone ... ), Clint is now dating Scott's ex-wife, Erica Tomlinson-Fisher, and that THOSE two hooked up before Dina and Clint separated too. A source told US Weekly:
Erica called Clint's office last February to discuss her suspicions [about Dina and Scott] -- then he fell for her!
OMG, this is like the kind of sex comedy Clint would never agree to star in. If any of this is true, it sounds like a clear cut case of revenge sex. Even better: Partner swapping revenge sex.
Well, this kind of thing seems to happen quite a bit. Shania Twain is now married to the ex of the woman her husband, producer Mutt Lange, cheated on her with. I guess there's something about the partner of the person schtupping your partner that you can relate to. It certainly means you have a lot to talk about!
But on the whole I think it's a knee jerk reaction to the pain of betrayal -- and who else better to try to hurt than the person hurting you by sleeping with your spouse?
All's fair in love and war, and especially with cheaters; however, I think at the end of the day, you don't learn anything about yourself and don't take the time you need to process and heal when you immediately take up with anyone after being cheated on -- especially the spouse of the person cheating with your cheating spouse. If you can keep that straight.
But it sure feels like sweet revenge for awhile, don't it?
Have you ever had revenge sex?
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