Ginger White, the alleged former love interest of Herman Cain, used to think about grocery store shopping while having sex with the former Republican presidential candidate.
White, who alleges a 13-year affair with Cain, told The Daily Beast what it was like to be romantically involved with the one-time candidate and Godfather's Pizza CEO.
One time we were having sex, and I was looking up at the ceiling, thinking about, 'What am I going to buy at the grocery store tomorrow? What am I going to do with my kids tomorrow?' White told The Daily Beast One time after we had sex, I cried. He said, 'Maybe we shouldn't do this for a while.' So maybe he did have a heart-or half a heart. But I knew I needed his financial help.
White coming forward with stories of her long-time affair likely played a major role in Cain's decision to suspend his presidential campaign on Saturday. At one point Cain emerged as the GOP frontrunner for the 2012 elections, but sexual harassment allegations and tales of affairs proved to be too much for him to deal with.
As of today, with a lot of prayer and soul searching, I am suspending my presidential campaign, Cain said on Saturday. I am suspending my presidential campaign because of the continued distraction, the continued hurt caused on me and my family. Not because we are not fighters.
Cain isn't the only one to face some difficulties from the public announcement of the affair. White told The Daily Beast that she has lost her job, financial support from Cain, and is now dealing with large amounts of media scrutiny since telling the world about her relationship with the married Cain.
White, a divorced mother of two, says she got consistent financial support from Cain over the years, but claims that Cain got a lot more from their arrangement than she did.
I didn't ask, but he did understand my situation: I was getting divorced, and I had two small kids. He would send me extra cash and things like that, she said. When he first started, it was pretty sporadic, but the last 2 1/2 years, there was consistent financial help every month. It was 'Here's something to help with this; here's something to help with that.' I was appreciative of that. I said thank you, every time. But I think every time he had sex with me, he was getting a lot more than I was getting.
Through his lawyer, Cain has denied any sexual relations with White, but has admitted to helping her out financially over the years. White's attorneys have released past text messages between the two, but Cain's attorney said there's a lack of any factual evidence to support her account.
In the long interview, White admits that Cain isn't the only businessman to financially provide for her in the past. Due to unemployment and the needs of her children she was at times forced to rely on men for sustenance, but hopes that she won't have to deal with that in the future.
Now, when I need it the most, I feel like I definitely won't do it again, she said. It doesn't make you feel very good about yourself. It makes you feel like you're not doing the right thing. It sucks, to be quite honest.