Woman in Petraeus scandal visited White House

In this undated photo Dr. Scott Kelley, left and his wife Jill Kelley pose for a photo in Tampa, Fla. Jill Kelley's attempt to climb the Tampa social ladder _ the rungs of which included some high-ranking military officials _ has come to an ignominious halt. Accounts of lavish parties at her bayfront mansion have been replaced by reports of her family's financial woes and other dirty laundry, and claims that she traded on her acquaintance with David Petraeus to try to further lucrative business dealings. Now, even her "Friends of MacDill" Air Force base access pass has been unceremoniously revoked. (AP Photo/Tampa Bay Magazine) MANDATORY CREDIT

WASHINGTON - An Obama administration official says a Florida socialite whose emails triggered the eventual downfall of CIA director David Petraeus visited the White House three times this year with her sister, twice eating in the Executive Mansion cafeteria.

The official says Jill Kelley, who initiated an investigation that ultimately unveiled Petraeus' extramarital affair, and her sister had two "courtesy" meals at the White House cafeteria as guests of a mid-level White House aide. Kelley and her family also received a White House tour.

The visits occurred during the past three months.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because those visitor records have not yet been made public.

The official said the White House aide who hosted her met the Kelley family at MacDill Air Force Base near their Tampa home.