Photo: Corina and Antonio Villaraigosa
Los Angeles Mayor and the third Mexican-American to hold the post, Antonio Villaraigosa is officially single after his three year divorce finalized today. Many might think he was already a swinging single after his embarrassing affair with local TV news reporter Mirthala Salinas came to light.
It was actually this extramarital affair in 2007 that prompted Villaraigosa wife Corina Villaraigosa to file for divorce. The mayor did acknowledge the failure of his marriage as he fault. “I have had a relationship with Ms. Salinas over time. It has evolved, and today I have acknowledged that relationship,” said the mayor, when he announced his separation from his wife. Recently the Mayor has been linked to another newscaster, Lu Parker, a former Miss U.S.A.
It has been a rocky road for the couple having separated in 1994 when Villaraigosa is alleged to have had an affair with one of his wife’s friend and godmother to one of their children. Ouch!
The divorce ends the couple’s 20-year marriage. Villaraigosa had two children out of wedlock before marrying Corina; the couple has two children together.