According to a new report from The National Enquirer, Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz is believed to have engaged in affairs with as many as five different women while married to Heidi Cruz, his wife since 2001.
According to the scandalous report, Republican political operatives are currently investigating the claims, which could have profound damage on the Texas senator's bid for the White House.
“Private detectives are digging into at least five affairs Ted Cruz supposedly had,” an anonymous insider tells the tabloid.
"The leaked details are an attempt to destroy what’s left of his White House campaign."
The news comes at a time when Cruz's wife has taken center stage in his campaign following Donald Trump's crass insults about her appearance.
The Enquirer has not identified the women involved, but has published blurred photos along with descriptions of the alleged mistresses.
One is referred to as a sex worker, and another as a well-known political consultant.
Many on Twitter believe the latter to be current Trump spokesperson Katrina Pierson, though there is no conclusive evidence to support that claim.
Earlier this week, the Trump campaign threatened to "spill the beans" about an allegedly volatile situation involving Cruz and his wife.
Last week, the hacker group Anonymous revealed plans to expose a sex scandal involving Cruz.
It is not known at this time if either group was referring to the current affair allegations.
We will have updates on this story as more information becomes available.