Boss made uncomfortable comments to me about her husband...
At a work event, my boss (after she had some drinks) informed me that her ex-husband had told her, at some point during their marriage, that I was interested in him. I didn't get much context, like when this happened, or what had made him say that. I was too shocked (and disgusted) to even ask.
They are amidst a divorce now for other reasons. I was completely at a loss for words, and she's brought it up again recently, but this time in the office. This goes without saying, its completely not true. Men in relationships are off the table 100%, and relationships involving anyone near your job are off the table 5000%! It's just my personal preference. I'm not even single myself! The majority of times I've seen him have been at work events, and truth be told, he was always pretty rude and standoffish to everyone, unemployed, with some substance abuse issues anyways.
The only thing I could muster saying to her at the time was "that its a strange thing, but I can only tell you now that it's not true". Of course, I wanted to scream some harsher expletives, but even though he is her ex-husband now, I thought it was best not to start insulting and keep calm (not that it was a mutual concern).
My question is, has anyone had a similar experience, and what should I do? We are both formally educated, working in a more conservative but fast passed field for quite some time. We work in a normal office setting, where sense of decorum is required. I'm really feeling overwhelmed by how inappropriate and unprofessional the accusation was, and I'm not sure what she's expecting from me now.