Linked arm-in-arm, Paula Broadwell and her husband, Dr. Scott Broadwell, were seen together yesterday evening for the first time since the news broke of her affair with shamed former CIA Director David Petraeus.
Arriving at her brother’s home in the Mount Pleasant suburb of Washington D.C. in a black SUV, Paula and Scott Broadwell put on what was a clear show of solidarity as they marched from the garage to the back door of the $2.3 million property.
Since the scandalous revelations surrounding his wife first surfaced just over a week ago, Scott Broadwell has been conspicuous for his absence and his appearance last night indicates that he is standing by the West Point Graduate.
Looking stern and taking the lead from her husband, Paula Broadwell did not speak to the gathered news reporters as she marched into her sibling’s home.
Presumably, the pair had been out that evening, possibly at dinner and it is not clear when Scott Broadwell arrived at the home or when Paula herself left.
Indeed, this is the first time that Paula Broadwell has been seen since Tuesday evening, when she was photographed wearing a hot pink top in the kitchen of her brother’s home.
She has been holed up there since returning from what was supposed to be a romantic get-away with Scott Broadwell to celebrate her 40th birthday – which was curtailed when news of the Petraeus affair broke over one week ago.
Friends and family of the pair told reporters in the wake of the affair revelations that the Broadwell’s had built a happy home in Charlotte, North Carolina, where they live with their two sons, Lucien 6, and Landon, 4.
Dr. Scott Broadwell, 43, a radiologist, works at a hospital in the southern city and he and his wife “love to do Crossfit, run, ski and surf together”, according to a biography of Paula Broadwell published by the University of Denver,
In January, while promoting her now fated biography of David Petraeus, Paula Broadwell told the Charlotte Observer that she met Scott in Germany and described them both as “adventure junkies”.
At an alumni event for the University of Denver in October, Paula Broadwell said it was “very difficult to start a family” when the two of them were on active duty.
“We had decided before we got married that every other move would be the other person’s choice, since we are both very career-oriented,” said Paula Broadwell at the event, according to the Daily Beast.
“And he chose Colorado, he chose Denver.”
They moved into their $800,000 two-story brick home in Charlotte’s Dilworth suburb in 2009 and Scott Broadwell became an employee of Charlotte Radiology at the same time.
In the January interview with the Charlotte Observer Paula Broadwell said that when she was abroad with David Petraeus in Afghanistan, Scott and her mother took care of their two sons.
Scott Broadwell and his wife have also been involved in a number of groups that work to benefit veterans of the armed forces.
Since the affair broke, their home has been empty and visible on the driveway is power-washed writing, which reads in a flourishing font: “Dad loves Mom.”
Paula Broadwell’s affair with David Petraeus was exposed after she sent a series of messages to Florida socialite Jill Kelly, apparently warning her off her lover.