Meet the former model who has had more than 100 affairs and says she 'keeps couples together'
Marital affairs are a such a common occurrence in modern day society, that there are now specialist dating websites set up for those people who want to escape the "mundane" married life for a life of thrills, lies and deceit. Not much is known about the people who occupy these websites, as they obviously tend to not want to come forward and discuss their affairs. However, one woman has done just that.
Gweneth Lee, 47, lost her husband to cancer 10 years ago. But rather than living a life or mourning and sadness, Gweneth undertook a lifestyle that many people would consider shocking. The financial consultant was used to the finer things in life, with her husband Robert being an oil executive. After his untimely death, she decided to sign up to a dating website which specialises in affairs for married people and she claims that she offers the "perfect solution" for unhappy husbands.
According to Gweneth, she has had over 100 illicit affairs and has a number of partners on the go at once. The former model believes that cheating can save a marriage and that half of the wives of the men she dates are aware of the affair, but choose to turn a blind eye.
"I know a lot of people will condemn what I do but I really don't have any regrets because I honestly believe that I help to keep a lot of couples together.
"So many marriages in the UK are in crisis, particular couples in middle age with children.
"They have been together for ten or 15 years and they have very busy and stressful lives combining careers with the care of their kids.
"For many women in particular sex just shuts down and disappears from their weekly routine.
"That is fine for the women who find fulfilment through their friends and their children.
"But that leaves a lot of men craving sex and excitement - they don't want to leave their wives but they do want a release from all that pent-up frustration.
"I am the perfect solution for them. We can go out and have fun but they know with absolute certainty that I am not going to turn up on their doorstep and rat on them to their wives or demand that they divorce.
"I just want to have some fun and some great sex - which is all the men want from me, too.
"Sleeping with someone new can be good for a marriage. It takes the pressure off many wives whose libidos have died and keeps the man happy.
"Clearly the reverse can be true, too, when the man goes off sex. Lots of women are having affair while their husbands stay faithful."
Gweneth has met the majority of men on Illicit Encounters, a website which matches people who are already married. On average, the men earn £52,000 a year and she claims that she jets all over the world to meet her lovers.
"I am happy to go exclusive if the relationship is special to me and I have seen some men for prolonged periods. But most of the time I am a free agent and I see more than one man at the same time.
"They don't mind - as long as I am free when they need me."
Gweneth says she has been involved with a pharmaceutical tycoon who treats her to the "finest lingerie" as well as "feasting on wonderful champagne caviar, oysters and fresh strawberries". She also claims to have been seeing a hedge fund manager, who is "fabulously wealthy" and committed to his wife and handicapped child but need a "release" from time-to-time.
Christian Grant, a spokesman for Illicit Encounters said that Gweneth was typical of the women on the site, saying: "IllicitEncounters.com provides an outlet for men and women who would have an affair whether we were there or not.
"In coming to us, they can be assured of meeting a like-minded partner seeking some added excitement in their life who doesn't want to upset things at home."
The website claims to have 20,000 active users a week, with the majority of them being in London and the Home Counties.
What do you think, is Gweneth doing anything wrong by meeting up with these men, or should the blam all be on them? It sure is a funny world right now.