Who is Monica Lewinsky dating? High school ex-lover called her sex obsessed
Decades after the political scandal that rocked the White House to its very core, Monica Lewinsky's side of the story is finally being depicted in a televised format by FX's 'American Crime Story: Impeachment'. What had started as a tryst between the then-president Bill Clinton and his 22-year-old intern soon morphed into an impeachment that saw Clinton redefining the entire meaning of engaging in sexual acts.
The sensational scandal sure left Lewinsky embroiled in a mess, but she emerged back into society with activism and a sharp wit surrounding her notoriety as an intern. Since then she has engaged in some 20 TV stints and gone on to become a pop culture icon. Her activist life sees her spread awareness against cyberbullying as she continues to drop hilarious quips here and there with her Democratic political beliefs.
But it does make one curious about the personal aspects of the international celebrity's highly publicized life: Is Lewinsky dating anyone? Or has she shied away from mingling with the big names ever since?
Who is Monica Lewinsky dating?
Lewinsky, as of 2021, is very much single. But she no longer feels alone - as she has admitted in several interviews. “You can ask it, but I keep my personal life private,” the former White House intern told People. “I think people have known enough about my romantic life for a lifetime.” Ever since she gained international notoreity, Lewinsky has been fiercely protective of her personal life.
Lewinsky's affair with the former POTUS was outed after she began confiding in coworker Linda Tripp, who subsequently began recording their conversations. Tripp then handed over the tapes to independent counsel Kenneth Star, who was investigating the Clintons' Whitewater Scandal and dragged Lewinsky into the case too. With a close friend exposing her secret affair, Lewinsky has been tight-lipped about her personal life ever since.
Initially portrayed as the villain of the scandal, with Clinton denying any involvement whatsoever despite incriminating evidence, Lewinsky took almost a decade to return back to society. And once she did, she boomed as a pop culture success. From memoirs to television appearances, as well as a famous handbag design line - Lewinsky was met with incredible success and acceptance. And even though nobody really knows whom she has dated in the past, Lewinsky's time of return to the public eye was extremely opportune for her.
With a terrific TED Talk in 2014, Lewinsky was already climbing the popularity radar. But the ultimate game changer for her was the 2017 #MeToo movement that worked in favour of victims of sexual assault and put bosses in powerful positions of authority under the spotlight of shame and accountability. At the time of the scandal in the late 90s, Lewinsky "ceased being a three-dimensional person," she wrote for Vanity Fair in 2018. "Instead, I became a whore, a bimbo, a slut, and worse," Lewinsky wrote.
Her affair with her high school teacher coming into light further pummelled her down a hole of hate and public shaming.
In fact, the only time Lewinsky has been associated with a man romantically outside of the Clinton scandal, it was her high school teacher Andy Bleiler, who once made headlines for claiming she was apparently obsessed with sex.
Lewinsky had also allegedly confided in the drama teacher that her affair with a "creepy" White House official had resulted in an abortion. Legal personnel had also claimed the purported pregnancy wasn't a result of the affair between Clinton and Lewinsky, as it had happened after she had left the White House - further slut shaming and tarnishing Lewinsky's image in the public eye.
Expectedly, Lewinsky became severely guarded about her personal life. Even if she has dated anybody since then, nobody has heard or reported on that. But with a man or without one, Lewinsky is definitely not alone anymore.
"I know one thing for certain: part of what has allowed me to shift is knowing I’m not alone any more. And for that I am grateful," she added in the Vanity Fair essay.