Back in the day, Cyrus meets Fitz and Mellie when they’re just beginning their political career. He comes in trying to explain strategy and what Fitz and Mellie would need to do in order to get to the White House. When Cyrus tells Fitz he’ll need to play up his military background and Fitz refuses, he leaves. As he’s leaving Mellie asks what it is that she can do to help. He tells her essentially that she’ll have to abandon her interests and focus solely on Fitz. And in the middle of that speech, he says that he has a wife. It was a record scratch moment. Whether he was really married or not, Cyrus wasn’t living his truth.