Movie icon Doris Day and late actor-turned-U.S. President Ronald Reagan enjoyed a steam affair, according to the author of a new expose on the beloved actress.
In Doris Day: Reluctant Star, author David Bret claims Reagan was one of the star's six lovers in the years before her career took off in the 1940s.
Bret tells U.S. tabloid the Globe, "She said two things impressed her about Reagan - his skill on the dance floor and his ability to have an intelligent conversation.
"The two would sneak off to his apartment high in the Hollywood Hills and make love."
The shocking new book also reveals Day, real name Doris Kappelhoff, was beaten black and blue by her first husband Al Jorden, who once threatened to shoot the actress/singer and her unborn child before turning the gun on himself in a jealous rage.
In the book, Bret reveals Jorden, who committed suicide after divorcing Day in 1943, pulled a gun on his pregnant wife during a car ride just four weeks before the couple's baby was due.
He writes, "He pulled the car over and pushed the nozzle of the gun into Doris' stomach, intent on carrying out his plan - shooting her and their baby before blowing his brains out.
"Somehow she managed to talk him out of this, instead he beat her when they got home."
Bret claims the incident left Day with a fear of riding in the front of cars.