In 1991, Long before loquacious speaker Rev. Jesse Jackson put a bad taste in the mouths of many when he was recorded saying that he wanted to "cut [the] balls off" of then-presidential candidate Barack Obama for "talking down to black people," Jackson faced the big mouth of the National Enquirer, which threatened to release their story about reverend's extra-marital affair with a woman, Karin Stanford, an employee of his Rainbow/PUSH Coalition. Jackson admitted that he had not only had an affair with Stanford, but that also fathered her daughter Ashley, then 20 months old. "I love this child very much and have assumed responsibility for her emotional and financial support since she was born," said Jackson, who took some time off "to revive my spirit and reconnect with my family before I return to my public ministry." Three days later, revival complete. Jackson appeared at Chicago's Salem Baptist Church with wife, Jacqueline, whom he married in 1962. "After 38 years and five children, Jackie, we are still here," he said from the pulpit that day. Friends at the time told the media that "Jackson's family, especially Jackie, are devastated by the affair."