LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – The Sen. John Ensign affair with mistress Cynthia Hampton (aka Cindy Hampton) has ended with Ensign’s resignation. Senator John Ensign will resign Friday, claims reports, two years after Ensign admitted to an affair with Cynthia Hampton, married to Ensign’s former senior aide Doug Hampton .
In a news statement in 2009, Ensign admitted to their affair. “Last year, I had an affair” said Ensign. “I violated the vows of my marriage. It is the worst thing I have ever done in my life. If there was ever anything in my life that I could take back, this would be it. I take full responsibility for my action.”
Ensign’s wife told news at the time “Since we found out last year, we have worked through the situation, and we have come to reconciliation.” She added “This has been difficult on both families. With the help of our family and close friends, our marriage has become stronger.”
In 2010, the U.S. Justice Department said it would not pursue criminal charges. However, he remains under investigation by the Senate Ethics Committee. Reports are claiming that the Senator has told his Washington and State offices that he will resign tomorrow.
In March, however, he told news he would not seek re-election in 2012, but fulfill his term. “This campaign would be exceptionally ugly,” he said. “I just came to the conclusion I couldn’t put my family through it.”