Embattled Los Angeles mayor and chairman of the Democratic National Convention Antonio Villaraigosa and his girlfriend Lu Parker, a local news reporter for KTLA, have ended their relationship. According to the Los Angeles Times:
“I can confirm that Lu Parker ended her three-year committed relationship with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa as of May 25,” said Juliette Harris, the owner of It Girl Public Relations, which represents Parker. Harris would not provide the reason for the split.
Villaraigosa was in Colorado on Monday attending the Aspen Ideas Festival and a spokesman had no comment. …
Villaraigosa declined to answer The Times’ questions in recent weeks about the status of his relationship with Parker — calling one reporter an “idiot” and another a “bottom-feeder” for asking. He also refused to say whether Parker has moved out of Getty House.
“My personal life isn’t any of your business any more than yours is mine,” he said Wednesday after an appearance at Loyola Marymount University, where he publicly mused about the breakup of his marriage to Corina Villaraigosa five years ago.
Villaraigosa’s marriage ended due to an affair he had with Telemundo reporter Mirthala Salinas, who was assigned to cover him.