He’s just celebrated his 75th birthday but it looks like the party is well and truly over for Bill Clinton.
Seen in these exclusive pictures obtained by DailyMail.com, the former president and wife Hillary, 73, looked more like glum and glummer than a couple enjoying the Hampton’s sunshine when they went for a stroll on the beach earlier on Tuesday.
And perhaps it’s little wonder. Because, while the Clintons have long since enjoyed an annual getaway to the Hamptons town of Amagansett, there is no escaping the past.
On September 7 the scandal that has dogged Clinton through the years is set to resurface once more as Ryan Murphy’s much anticipated drama, ‘Impeachment: American Crime Story,’ will bring the Monica Lewinsky scandal roaring back onto our screens.
Bill and Hillary Clinton are seen in exclusive DailyMail.com photos taking a stroll on the beach Tuesday during their annual Hamptons getaway. But it’s likely the calm before the storm as the scandal that has dogged Clinton through the years is set to resurface once more in Ryan Murphy’s much anticipated drama, Impeachment: American Crime Story
The failed presidential candidate appeared to be avoiding the sun, sporting a long sleeve shirt, baggy pants, and sunhat, as she walked on the beach in Amagansett
Hillary and Bill looked more like glum and glummer than a couple enjoying the Hampton’s sunshine. Bill was seen days earlier at a charity softball game in the Hamptons
The former president, who just turned 75 on Thursday, cut a sober figure dressed in black T-shirt and blue-jeans, his eyes shielded by his black base-ball cap
Centering on the ‘national crisis’ that blew up around Clinton’s sexual relations with Lewinsky – and his infamous denial of having had them – the show will track the events that led to Clinton’s impeachment on December 19, 1998.
Starring Clive Owen as Clinton, Edie Falco as Hillary, Sarah Paulson as Linda Tripp, and Beanie Feldstein as Monica, the drama is spread across ten hour-long episodes but the most intimate it gets is a kiss between Lewinsky and Clinton.
Cold comfort for Hillary as, according to show writer Sarah Burgess, the reason for such restraint is that everybody already knows the ‘graphic sexual detail’ of the 90s scandal that made Monica’s blue dress as notorious as the White House intern herself.
While the Clintons have long since enjoyed an annual summer getaway, there is no escaping the past, or the scandal that has dogged Bill through the years since he was impeached
The sighting comes ahead of the Ryan Murphy’s much anticipated drama, ‘Impeachment: American Crime Story,’ which is set to bring the Monica Lewinsky scandal roaring back onto television screens
The couple had walked almost half a mile when Hillary took a short break on the pier, watched over by Secret Service Agents
Meanwhile, her husband headed off the beach and up the stairs towards Amagansett’s famous Bell Estate – an enclave of multi-million dollar houses
Neither Bill nor Hillary seemed in much of a mood to talk as they walked along the beach Tuesday, shadowed by their Secret Service detail.
The last time Clinton was seen in public was Saturday when he seemed in high spirits as he took part in the 73rd East Hampton Artist and Writers Annual Softball Game.
The former president has a long association with the charity game and was the first president to participate in it – playing before his election, in 1988, and serving as umpire in 2019.
Then, he wore a flamboyant Hawaiian shirt tucked into red pants as he joked and laughed, gladhanding participants and signing autographs.
Today Clinton cut an altogether more sober figure dressed in black T-shirt and blue-jeans, his eyes shielded by his black base-ball cap.
Neither Bill nor Hillary seemed in much of a mood to talk as they walked along the beach Tuesday
The couple just days ago celebrated Bill’s 75th birthday. Hillary shared a photo on Instagram Thursday wishing her ‘dear Bill’, a happy birthday
Bill returned to the pier after a brief sojourn and the couple resumed their trudge along the shoreline
While beachgoers basked in the sun in the background Hillary seemed intent on avoiding it.
Dressed in blue cotton pants, sneakers and a long-sleeved top, her sun-hat was pulled down so firmly its brim all but met the large sunglasses she wore.
The couple had walked almost half a mile when Hillary took a break on a boardwalk while her husband headed off the beach and up the stairs towards Amagansett’s famous Bell Estate – an enclave of multi-million dollar houses.
He returned after a brief sojourn and the couple resumed their trudge along the shoreline.
In a new cover story for W Magazine, Beanie Feinstein detailed the similarities she shares with Lewinsky, who had a sexual relationship with then-President Clinton as a 22-year-old unpaid White House intern.
Scandal: Lewinsky had a sexual relationship with then-President Clinton as a 22-year-old unpaid White House intern, and the affair led to his impeachment in 1998
Getting into character: Feldstein plays Lewinsky in the upcoming FX series Impeachment: American Crime Story (pictured)
The FX drama is set to premiere September 7, with Clive Owen starring as President Bill Clinton
News of the affair rocked the nation in the late ’90s and led to the president’s impeachment, turning Lewinsky into tabloid fodder for decades.
‘I felt gutted by some of the things that Monica went through,’ Feldstein, 28, told W. ‘My task is to be Monica’s bodyguard – to put my body in front of hers. It’s my job to portray her pain, because I feel so much for her.’
Feldstein, who has been in a relationship with film producer Bonnie Chance Roberts since 2018, felt connected to Lewinsky in a number of ways.
‘We’re both Jewish girls from L.A. who listen to show tunes on the treadmill!’ she explained.
‘But still, I never felt less in my comfort place than when I was playing Monica. Obviously, I’m queer, so I don’t know if I’d flirt with the president, but who knows?