Hillary Clinton has opened up about her marriage to former President Bill Clinton and revealed that she didn’t leave Bill because she loves him. She said this in her new memoir— What Happened.
“There were times that I was deeply unsure about whether our marriage could or should survive,” writes the former first lady, according to CNN, which obtained an early copy of the memoir. “But on those days, I asked myself the questions that mattered to me: Do I still love him? And can I still be in this marriage without becoming unrecognizable to myself — twisted by anger, resentment, or remoteness? The answers were always yes.”
Hillary shared that there are “many, many more happy days than sad or angry ones” with Bill, despite what the public might believe.
“I heard it again on the 2016 campaign … it’s just a marriage on paper now,” she writes, adding, “(He is reading this over my shoulder in our kitchen with our dogs underfoot and in a minute he will reorganize our bookshelves for the millionth time … but I don’t mind because he really loves to organize those bookshelves).”
The couple got married in October 1975, and the White House intern Monica Lewinsky in 1998 was a big challenge to them.
Hillary told reporter Pamela Brown in a 2016 CNN documentary, “It was really hard. It was painful. And I was so supported by my friends. My friends just rallied around.”
She added that her friends would visit and “try to make me laugh, they would recommend books to read, we’d go for long walks, we’d hang out, you know eat bad food.”