In 1998, when Chelsea was just 18, her love life made front pages with news that she was allegedly dumped by college boyfriend Matthew Pierce. "Chelsea's Heartache," the New York Post screamed—accompanied by a teary-faced image of the teenager—after Clinton turned up at Stanford's medical center seeking help for stress. The incident prompted a backlash against digging into Chelsea's private life that defined her relationship with the press for years to come. The New York Post also reported that the break-up was an indirect result of Bill Clinton's Monica Lewinsky scandal, which apparently traumatized Chelsea and led her to rely very heavily on Pierce when she went back to Stanford. Incidentally, Pierce was on the swim team at the college, sharing a team with Clinton's next boyfriend, Jeremy Kane.