Gen. David Petraeus Affair: Spouses Scorned

Bianna Golodryga on how the respective spouses are handling the public airing of a private matter.
3:00 | 11/12/12

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We're going to get more on the cia sex scandal that is enveloping general david petraeus and the two spouse caught in the middle. Both petraeus and his laevned mistress are married with children. And this morning, there are new questions about why this affair happened in the first place and how their spouses are handling a very private matter. Abc's bianna golodryga joins us. On the two surfaces, these were rock solid marriages. Paula broadwell lav visualed hole little petraeus with praise. And as for her husband, scott, he was promoting the book she wrote about her lover. Reporter: Just three weeks ago, friends say general petraeus and his wife holly were beaming as their 30-year-old walked down the aisle. I think our kids are resilient because they do have situations. Reporter: The couple met in 1973 on a blind date at a football game at west point while holly was visiting her father, the superintendent, a retired four-star general. Military brat, that would be me. Reporter: A proud military family, the petraeuses have moved their home 24 times. Holly said she saw him more often on tv than in person. Like most other military spouses, you think about what you need to do that day, and you keep on walking forward, and you get the job done. My wife holly is here with me today. She has hung tough while I've been deployed for 5 1/2 years. Reporter: And while working for the financial protection agency, holly is tough. Families should not have to struggle to get the protection due to them under law. Reporter: Broadwell called the four-star general her mentor, often traveling to afghanistan to interview him. One of the great aphrodisiacs for women is power. This is a very powerful figure. Reporter: Broadwell met her husband scott while stationed in the military, training as ski patrollers. The self-proclaimed adventure junkies have two young sons. Scott even his wife to a taping of "the daily show" earlier this year. How about this, your husband and I will do push-ups? This how arguments are settled? Every time. I don't weigh much. Reporter: And now, a message of hope written outside the home, this message in chalk, dad loves mom. And friends were told us that he and holly are doing well. As for the broadwells, paula and scott reportedly spent the weekend holed up in an inn in little washington. They were celebrating her 40th birthday which happen to fall on friday. I'm not sure how much celebrating would go on. Probably a very tou weekend. To switch gears. Now to a ferocious tape caught

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