Barbara Walters Got Around In The ’70s

In her new autobiography, Auditions, Barbara Walters discusses a years long affair she had in the 1970’s with Massachusetts Senator Edward Brooke, the first black Senator since reconstruction. Apparently, at one point Brooke told her she was the oldest woman he had ever been with, to which Babs replied, “Oh yeah? Well you are the blackest man I have ever been with.” Brooke was so in love with Walters, that he wanted to divorce his wife, who then tried to ruin both of their careers by trying to sell the story to the tabloids. Eventually the two ended their affair, when they realized that their relationship could ruin both of their careers. Who knew Barbara was so scandalous? [NY Daily News]