Editor's Note: The following article contains spoilers for the penultimate episode of Succession, "Church and State" which aired on Sunday, May 21. Read at your own risk and don’t say we didn’t warn you.
After years of standing as one of pop culture’s favorite villains, mistresses are finally having their moment, saturating nearly every aspect of pop culture with all the good and bad (and by bad, we mean Earth-shatteringly terrible) that comes with engaging in an affair.
“What a wild month for side chicks,” mused Twitter user @MarlowNYC in their now-viral tweet, depicting three of the zeitgeist’s buzziest “other women,” Queen Camilla, who famously got with King Charles III during his marriage to Princess Diana, Vanderpump Rules’ Raquel Leviss who slept with her close friend’s boyfriend of nine years Tom Sandoval (Scandoval) and a still of Succession patriarch Logan Roy’s various wives and lovers seated together during drama’s latest episode.
what a wild month for side chicks pic.twitter.com/NXpRPIFhIg— Marlow Stern (@MarlowNYC) May 22, 2023
@MarlowNYC was far from alone in noticing just how much side chicks have landed in the limelight lately.
“Understatement of the year,” replied @robbyfacerinc.
“Just spit out my coffee,” joked @mariaaa_carmen.
Meanwhile, others took note of other side chicks making headlines.
In early March, Leviss and her Vanderpump Rules co-star, Tom Sandoval shook the Bravo-verse – and the pop culture universe as a whole – after news broke that the pair had been engaging in a months-long affair while Sandoval was still with his girlfriend of nine years, Leviss’ close friend Ariana Maddox.
“Lauren Sanchez is now engaged to Jeff moneybags Besos,” wrote @SierraBo22, referencing Sanchez, the recipient of the Amazon mogul’s now-infamous “alive girl” sexts, while user @SerenneMusto uploaded a snap of Spanish soccer player Gerard Pique and girlfriend Clara Chia Marti, with whom he cheated on his longtime lover, music icon/jam jar detective, Shakira.
I want to add one more to this list Clara Chia this is what Shakiras ex left her for pic.twitter.com/zElH9AykO8— Serennè Musto (@SerenneMusto) May 22, 2023