The First Lady of Missouri, Sheena Chestnut Greitens might have forgiven her husband, but will people see him in the same light? Eric Greitens’ wife released a joint statement about the matter and the two are standing strong in unison. We have everything you need to know about Eric Greitens’ affair, so keep reading to find out more!
Eric Greitens seems to be in a heap of trouble, after confirming that he did indeed have an extramarital affair before he was elected. Not only is he under fire for the story just coming out now, but because of the accusations against him surrounding the ordeal. He’s been accused of threatening the woman (who has chosen to stay anonymous) with blackmail to keep quiet. It is alleged that the Governor of Missouri threatened her with nude photos taken when they were together.
The news has spread like wildfire and now everyone wants to know how Eric Greitens’ wife has reacted. But first, let’s get to know her better. Here are some details about her from Sheena Chestnut Greitens’ wiki.
A Doctor in Politics
Sheena Chestnut Greitens is a highly qualified woman. She hails from Washington and has an adopted sibling named Catherine, who has always been close to her heart.
Sheena Greitens received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the esteemed Stanford University and went on to earn her Master’s degree in philosophy from Oxford.
Between 2007 and 2013, Greitens worked hard to obtain her Ph.D. in Political Science from Harvard University.
Greitens is an alumnus now and often teaches at the universities she studied at. She teaches Chinese politics and Foreign Policy for the undergraduate program at Harvard, along with Democracy and Dictatorship. She is a well-respected personality among her circle.
“When I’m on campus, I’m not here as the first lady, I’m here as their professor,” Greitens told U.S. News.
“My role is to teach and do research. My time is really a hundred percent devoted to my role as a professor and researcher,” added Greitens.
Sheena Chestnut and Eric Greitens
Greitens married Chestnut in 2011 at Beacon Hill, which is his wife’s hometown. They are proud parents to two adorable boys named Joshua and Jacob Greitens.
Sheena Greitens feels that her family is like any normal American family with two working parents and little kids. And, she wants to do her job right, which is an important part of their lives.
During her husband’s campaign, Greitens chose to stay home with the kids, as Joshua was a baby at the time. She made sure to always look over his schedule to keep the kids away from the media frenzy.
Sheena Chestnut Greitens Was Robbed
In December 2016, it was reported that three teenagers robbed the current First Lady at gunpoint! The story was plastered all over the news, along with information that the police had nabbed three teens hours later.
The ruffians ambushed Greitens in a parking lot of a restaurant and snatched her phone and laptop before she could contact anyone. The cops began tracing for her cell phone and found the three crooks fleeing in a stolen car.
Greitens was shaken from the incident, but later released a statement confirming that she was safe and no personal harm had come to her. Nonetheless, it was a terrifying experience, and she was sure to thank the cops who came to her rescue.
The Cheating Scandal
Greitens was left heartbroken when she recently found out her that her husband had cheated on her in the past. He released a statement where he admitted to cheating on his wife in 2015. However, Eric Greitens blatantly denies blackmailing his mistress with graphic photos.
Eric and Sheena Greitens released a joint statement on Wednesday night:
“A few years ago, before Greitens was elected governor, there was a time when he was unfaithful in our marriage,” the couple said.
“This was a deeply personal mistake. Eric took responsibility, and we dealt with this together honestly and privately. While we never would have wished for this pain in our marriage, or the pain that this has caused others, with God’s mercy Sheena has forgiven and we have emerged stronger. We understand that there will be some people who cannot forgive – but for those who can find it in your heart, Eric asks for your forgiveness, and we are grateful for your love, your compassion, and your prayers.”
Sheena Chestnut Greitens made her own statement, which mentions why the media must leave the family alone during this difficult time. She said that she has reconciled with her husband and they have a “loving marriage and an awesome family.” She added, “Anything beyond that is between us and God. We want the media and those who wish to peddle gossip to stay away from me and my children.”