More shocking than Monica Lewinsky resurfacing with a piece she did for the forthcoming edition of Vanity Fair, was the fact that she now is 40 years old.
Lewinsky was a mere age 22 in 1995 when she as a White House intern began her “other woman” relationship with then-President Bill Clinton. The president’s lies — remember: “I did not have sex with that woman” — led to his impeachment by the House in 1998, but the Senate declined to pull the trigger to convict Clinton and oust him from office.
Lewinsky, who has a master’s degree in social psychology from the London School of Economics, has had a hard time landing a job because of what she called “a consensual relationship” with Clinton, The New York Times reports.
She has stayed in the shadows and shunned eight-figure offers to tell all, deferring to former first lady Hillary Clinton’s failed 2008 run for the White House. Lewinsky says she remains timid about coming out as the former secretary of state considers pursuing a 2016 presidential run.
But it’s a free country, and Lewinsky has a right to start having a regular, totally boring life like any other middle-age, soon to be AARP-eligible American.