When it comes to her personal life, Nikki Haley has flipped the expected script on politicians and affairs. She, not her husband, was twice accused of having an affair — once with a lobbyist and once with a blogger. She denied the accusations and had her loyal husband (who serves in the National Guard) stand by her side in a political ad, much like the wives of allegedly philandering male politicians have done.
In her memoir, Can't Is Not an Option, Haley addressed the affair accusations, writing: “Once again, I was being forced into the humiliating position of having to deny being unfaithful to my husband. It was a lie, it was ugly, it was sexist, and it was crowding out all the issues the people really cared about in the campaign."