Megyn Kelly’s husband joked that his wife was setting a “trap” for him by telling her podcast listeners that she would rather he have a one-off sex romp than form an emotional bond with another woman.
The topic was broached on Wednesday when Kelly, the host of the SiriusXM podcast “The Megyn Kelly Show,” and her guest, the Canadian professor Gad Saad, were discussing reports of an imminent divorce between NFL quarterback Tom Brady and his supermodel wife, Gisele Bündchen.
Saad said that while he was admittedly “entering speculation land,” he noted that “statistically speaking, [Brady returning to the NFL] seems to be an unlikely reason they would have broken up.”
Saad said that from the perspective of “evolutionary psychology,” women “get more triggered and more angry and more jealous by emotional infidelity rather than sexual infidelity.”
“I can see that,” Kelly responded. “I’m thinking about my own husband — I’d much rather he have a one-night stand with a woman than sit and cry with her.”
Kelly didn’t elaborate at the time, but a day later on Thursday, she posted a screenshot of a text message she received from her novelist husband, Doug Brunt, who is the former CEO of a cybersecurity firm. The couple have three children together.
“This feels like a trap,” Brunt texted his wife along with a link to Thursday’s Post write-up of Kelly’s remarks on her Wednesday podcast.
“LOL,” Kelly added in the caption with the attached screenshot.
During the podcast, Kelly had read from a Page Six exclusive report that the couple hired divorce lawyers after what was described as an “epic fight” amid Bündchen’s reported unhappiness over Brady’s decision to play another season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
According to Saad, the top two reasons couples split are “financial conflict” and “infidelity.”
“Infidelity is much more of a death blow [to the relationship] if a woman cheats on a man than vice versa — not because of the patriarchy but because when a woman cheats on a guy, it triggers paternity uncertainty from an evolutionary perspective,” according to Saad.
“Whereas when a man cheats on a woman, it’s not quite the same thing.”
“It doesn’t mean that they’re happy if their man sleeps around with other women,” Saad added.
“But if he develops an emotional, platonic bond with another woman … that might actually be a greater precursor of them splitting because emotional infidelity is the greatest threat to a woman’s interest.”