Kelley, 37, was the woman allegedly receiving harassing emails from Paula Broadwell, former mistress and biographer of Petraeus, who resigned as head of the CIA Nov. 9 after an FBI investigation uncovered his extramarital affair.
The Associated Press described Kelley as a “local concerned citizen who volunteers to help the military,” but it seems Broadwell may have viewed her as a possible rival for the retired general's affections.
Kelley notified the FBI about the emails which they traced to Broadwell’s inbox. There FBI investigators discovered intimate emails indicating Petraeus and Broadwell were lovers.
Their relationship ended four months ago, U.S. Army Col. Steve Boylan told ABC News.
ABC News reported Kelley and her husband, Scott, were longtime friends of Petraeus and his wife, Holly.
The couples met when Petraeus was the head of the military’s Central Command in Tampa before he served in Afghanistan and then as director of the CIA, the New York Times reported.
Additionally, BuzzFeed Politics reported Monday morning that Petraeus flew his mistress to Paris on a government-funded trip.