Barbara Walters Secret Exposed!

On Oprah’s May 6 show, Barbara Walters “exposed” her affair with former U.S. Senator Edward Brooke, who happens to be a black man. Who knew! Actually, I already knew because of the “promos” for the show. What I found intriguing was this: Barbara Walters did not consider herself a mistress because she was not supported financially by her former lover. Oprah mentioned how she had an affair with a married man and considered herself a mistress. But, she changed her mind because of what Barbara said about being a mistress. What?

Not to get religious on all of you, but I recall from my Catholic school days (see mom I did learn something) The Ten Commandments, specifically “Thou shalt not commit adultery!” I may as well throw in “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbor’s!” What does not having been supported by former U.S. Senator Edward Brooke have to do with the affair? An affair is an affair no matter how you try to “spin” it!

I cannot believe Barbara said she was not a “mistress” because former U.S. Senator Edward Brooke did not support her financially. I did chuckle when Barbara spoke those words. What a great line! If that’s what it takes for Barbara to sleep at night, I say peace! I’m sure many people were shocked by Barbara’s revelation that she had an affair, let alone that is was with a black man. I can just hear the “thoughts” of those who grew up watching Barbara Walters or are from her generation. I believe the word “condemnation” will probably be thrown around a bit!

FYI: Former U.S. Senator Edward Brooke eventually divorced his wife and remarried.

Personally, I’m not phased by the fact that Barbara Walters had an affair with a black man. Whatever! She is a human being (see Eckhart Tolle and “A New Earth”) and is prone to make mistakes. Just because she is very well known does not mean a thing. She is not perfect! Who is!

To purchase Barbara Walter’s memoir “Audition” or other books, visit Barnes and Noble.

No secrets here,
~ Rebecca