LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Scott Broadwell, Paula Broadwell’s husband (photos below), cancelled her birthday last weekend, blindsided by the General David Petraeus scandal. Scott Broadwell was allegedly set to host Paula Broadwell’s 40th birthday celebration last weekend, but allegedly cancelled it, sending out a message to guests that the party was off. And the Broadwells, reportedly romancing at a hotel destination, cancelled their trip abruptly well as the news story grew larger Saturday.
The Paula Broadwell – David Petraeus alleged affair reportedly happened last year and ended four months later. So when the scandal erupted last Friday, Paula Broadwell and the General had allegedly already split. But unconfirmed reports claim that Paula Broadwell and her husband had even invited Petraeus to her birthday celebration on Saturday.
Yet, on Friday, as the scandal erupted, Paula Broadwell and her husband Scott abruptly cancelled the fun. “The party is canceled on Saturday. Thanks!” the email read, news reports claim.
Scott Broadwell also reportedly ended his vacation with Middleton Inn abruptly as well. The Washingtonian reports that the couple had booked a room at the Middleton Inn weeks earlier. “Waiting for Paula when they checked in, as pre-arranged by her husband when he made the reservation two weeks ago, were Champagne and a bouquet of pink roses and white lilies to mark her 40th birthday. ”
But the situation changed quickly thereafter. “They checked out earlier than expected on Saturday morning after an abrupt breakfast, at a table for two, at which Scott Broadwell was described as “not talkative”, claimed the Washingtonian.
Paula was reportedly texting excessively on Friday when the scandal erupted. On Monday, a Scott Broadwell page was deleted from Wikipedia. One person contested the deletion stating “This article should not be speedily deleted for lack of asserted importance”.
The Washington Post told news today that “Paula Broadwell, then 37, had never written a book and had almost no journalistic experience” when she did the Petraeus book. “But that wasn’t the only thing about her that made the general’s aides nervous.”
Paula Broadwell once said of the General “I later discovered that he was famous for this type of mentoring and networking, especially with aspiring soldier-scholars. I took full advantage of his open-door policy to seek insight and share perspectives.”