Fox News hotshot Megyn Kelly has been has been more famous than ever since her notorious feud with GOP frontrunner Donald Trump began. Although their battle didn't fully form until 2015, the 45-year-old journalist has been in the center of several scandals since joining the news network in 2004.
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In the August 2015 Republican presidential debate, Kelly was under fire for insinuating that Trump does not respect women and made "disparaging comments about women's looks" in the past. Trump called Kelly "very hostile and unprofessional."
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As RadarOnline.com reported in 2008, Kelly was once accused of being involved in a steamy affair with another FOX employee! At the time, the married reporter was a general-assignment correspondent. Over a half a dozen sources claimed that her rumored affair with then-managing editor Brit Hume, who was also married, was real. Hume and Kelly denied the claims on several occasions.
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In February 2015, Kelly's ex-husband Daniel Kendall claimed that she "wanted a wife!" Kelly and Kendall were married for 4 ½ years before divorcing amicably in 2006. Kendall, who is an anesthesiologist and pain management physician, told the Daily Mail that his ex's personality might have been the reason behind their divorce. "I wanted a wife and she wanted a wife – we both needed someone to cook and clean and support us. She has very much a Type A personality. I couldn't imagine her staying at home," Kendall claimed.
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"She needed more of a Type B husband. Sometimes with two professionals it doesn't work out, we were both working extremely hard and both excelling at what we did. It is just a matter that sometimes two personalities can clash," he added. Now, Kelly is married to Douglas Brunt, a writer who works from home.
Still, Kendall also claimed that he was badly hurt when Kelly publically claimed that she was cheated on. In 2011, she made the shocking claim during an interview with USA Weekend. While discussing former congressman Anthony Weiner's nude photo scandal, she said: "His wife doesn't deserve this. I have been in the position, not with my current marriage, where I've been betrayed," she said. She did not insinuate it was Kendall who did the cheating, however.
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In 2013, she mentioned cheating again on the air while talking to Chris Stirewalt, an online editor for Fox News. While discussing allegations against former Attorney General Eric Holder, she interjected and asked, "Have you ever caught somebody cheating on you?" Stirewalt said no, which prompted the anchor to respond: "OK, I have, and I'm sure a lot of our viewers have. Not my husband of course!" "It bugged me," Kendall said about his ex's statements. "I can say with 100% certainty that I was completely faithful to Megyn – when she made that comment about it not being in her current marriage it irritated me a bit because it seemed like she was suggesting it was me." Kendall revealed that Kelly eventually apologized.
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"It bugged me," Kendall said about his ex's statements. "I can say with 100% certainty that I was completely faithful to Megyn – when she made that comment about it not being in her current marriage it irritated me a bit because it seemed like she was suggesting it was me." Kendall revealed that Kelly eventually apologized.
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In September 2011, Aaron Marjala, a disabled ex-firefighter, sued Kelly and Fox News for defamation after she allegedly mocked him on an episode of Kelly's Court. Although deemed disabled by the state of Wisconsin, Marjala maintained an active lifestyle that led to his story to be covered by Fox's Milwaukee affiliate, Fox 6. Kelly, who later picked up on the story, said, "The ironman too injured to fight fires, Aaron Marjala, was one of Wisconsin's bravest until he banged his funny bone on a kitchen counter at a Milwaukee firehouse. Oh, the horror." A Milwaukee county judge eventually ruled in her favor in July 2015. In 2010, the mother-of-three sat down for a racy photo-shoot with GQ Magazine. While posing nearly nude, she also revealed that she once appeared in an aerobics tape.