Why do celebrities, politicians, sports figures, and other rich and famous men cheat on their wives?
It’s a question that gets asked repeatedly when celebrity infidelity makes the news.
Below are 10 common reasons why many rich and famous men cheat on their wives.
Increased Opportunities to Cheat
The lifestyle that rich and famous men lead, affords them far more opportunities to cheat than the average man next door. Sports stars, entertainers, and politicians are surrounded by groupies, adoring fans, gold diggers and other women who are willing to sleep with them because they’re impressed with the man’s status or his wealth.
A Sense of Entitlement
Many politicians, corporate executives, and other men in positions of power feel they can cheat and get away with it because of who they are and the status they have. They consider themselves exempt from the rules that govern everyone else.
Viewing Infidelity as a Status Symbol
Many rich and famous men feel that the ability to afford a mistress, or patronize high-priced call girls is a status symbol – one of the trappings of success – like a mansion, a yacht or an expensive car.
Friends, associates , teammates, even family members of a rich and famous man will sometimes egg him on or encourage him to cheat on his wife. For a sports star who is a member of a basketball, baseball or football player team, turning down opportunities to bed beautiful women would mean losing face among his peers. Many of his teammates are more than willing to help the cheater cover his tracks.
Long Periods of Time Away from His Wife
Actors may spend several weeks or months in a distant location filming a movie. Musicians may be constantly on tour. Politicians may spend weeks or months on the campaign trail. Sports stars, in may be are subjected to long periods of time away from their wives, during practice season, or traveling from place to place when football, baseball and basketball seasons are in full swing. Prolonged absences from their wives can makes these men very vulnerable to temptation. Many of them succumb.
Inability to Resist Temptation or Say No
It can be quite a challenge for a rich or famous man to remain faithful to his wife when he is constantly confronted with women brazenly offering to perform any sex act imaginable. Some men are just not strong enough to resist such temptation. Others may simply be unwilling, or unable to say “No”.
The Belief that They Won’t Get Caught
The main reason many rich and famous men cheat on their wives is that they feel confident they can pull it off without getting caught. If they thought for one minute that their affairs would be exposed, most of them would never take the chance.
A Belief that Money Can Buy Them Anything
Rich and famous men are well aware that women are attracted to them because of their wealth and are confident that they can buy their way into any woman’s bed. They are equally confident that if, through some quirk of fate, they do get caught, they can buy their way out of the situation.
As we have seen with recent episodes of celebrity infidelity, a small percentage of rich and famous men cheat because they are sex addicts – a condition which requires medical help.
They Know Their Wives Will Allow It
Many rich and famous men are married to women who are so accustomed to the lifestyle their husband’s wealth and fame afford that they they’re willing to look the other way, stand by him or forgive him rather than leave him, if he has an extramarital affair. These men know their wives will accept their infidelity as long as they are discreet with it, and keep things low key.
The next time a celebrity, politician, sports figure, or well-known corporate cheats on his wife and you wonder why, come back and consult this list.
*** © copyright 2011 Ruth Houston / All Rights Reserved.
Ruth Houston isa New York-based infidelity expert who is frequently called on by the media to comment on high profile infidelity and popular infidelity issues in the news. She is the founder ofwww.InfidelityAdvice.com, the author of Is He Cheating on You? – 829 Telltale Signs, and publishes the Infidelity News and Views blog. To interview infidelity expert Ruth Houston, or have her speak at your next event, call 718 592-6029 or e-mail [email protected]