Holly Petraeus, David Petraeus’ wife, is reportedly incensed that the now-former CIA Director cheated on her with Paula Broadwell after 37 years of marriage.
To say she’s furious would be an understatement, his former spokesman says.
Holly has not commented on Petraeus’ resignation from the CIA, but former spokesman and family friend Ret. U.S. Army Col. Steve Boylan revealed what she’s feeling.
“As you can imagine, she’s not exactly pleased right now,” Boylan told GMA, revealing that Petraeus told him that Holly was irate over the situation.
“In a conversation with David Petraeus this weekend, he said, ‘Furious would be an understatement.'”
“I think anyone that’s been put in that situation would probably agree. He deeply hurt the family.”
Boylan also gave a timeline of the affair Petraeus had with Paula Broadwell, his biographer.
The spokesman revealed that the relationship began several months after his retirement from the Army in August 2011 and ended four months ago.
He said David Petreaus, whose affair was apparently revealed to the FBI by a second woman, Jill Kelley, recognizes the magnitude of his indiscretion.
“He had a huge job and he felt he was doing great work and that is all gone now.”
Petraeus knows “this was poor judgment on his part. It was a colossal mistake. … He’s acknowledged that,” Boylan said. His next move is anyone’s guess.