Gennifer Flowers, Bill Clinton’s former mistress of 12 years, speaks out with MailOnline.
“We have some unresolved issues that it would be nice to sit down and talk about now. He was the love of my life and I was the love of his life and you don’t get over those things.”
MailOnline’s Laura Collins writes:
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Their 12-year affair made Gennifer Flowers one of the most high profile mistresses in America. Now, two decades after they split amid scandal, the former news reporter from Little Rock, Arkansas wants to ‘sit down and talk’ with Bill Clinton.
In an exclusive interview with MailOnline, Gennifer has spoken of her deep regret at turning down Clinton’s pleas to talk some eight years ago and revealed her belief that they would still be together today, were it not the birth of Clinton’s daughter, Chelsea.
She said: ‘We have some unresolved issues that it would be nice to sit down and talk about now. He was the love of my life and I was the love of his life and you don’t get over those things.’
As well as speaking candidly about the affair and its ongoing impact on her life, Gennifer has released previously unseen images from her Penthouse shoot to MailOnline. She was featured in the magazine’s December 1992 issue.
By then all lines of communication with Clinton had been severed and she had no contact with him for 13 years when he called out of the blue. She said: ‘He called me back in 2005 in New Orleans. He wanted to put on the hoodie and jog on over like he used to.
‘First I was just shocked. He was so adamant about wanting to sit down and talk to me in person.
‘It almost seemed like what I had heard of people who were going through a 12 step program and wanted to atone to people for various things.’
Bill Clinton certainly has many misdeeds to atone for. The interview is lengthy, and Gennifer confirms many suspicions about Bill and Hillary’s relationship, and Hillary’s “non-traditional” wife role and gender identity.
Well, he that is without sin can cast the first stone.
But I certainly hope the sordid Bill Clinton/Gennifer Flowers facts instruct Americans that character is far more important than charisma.