Andrew Cuomo called the allegations of infidelity made against him by his Republican rival "hurtful" and said it is the sort of thing that is turning people off of politics.
Cuomo said he addressed the issue with his three daughters, whom he had during his marriage with Kerry Kennedy, which ended in a messy divorce in 2003.
Cuomo also pointed out that even his opponent, Carl Paladino, now acknowledges he has no evidence to support his accusation.
Cuomo was speaking on Staten Island, where he picked up the endorsement of Staten Island Borough President Jim Molinaro, a registered conservative.
Molinaro said state government would "shut down" if Paladino were elected, but declined to address Paladino's temperament.