LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s divorce was finalized today; Villaraigosa remains dating KTLA’s Lu Parker. Antonio Villaraigosa’s marriage to Corina has been officially dissolved said a Mayor’s rep to local news Wednesday. Corina had filed for divorce in 2007 after 20 years of marriage.
During his time in office, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa responded to reports that he was dating Telemundo noticias anchor Mirthala Salinas. But in 2009, Villaraigosa was spotted on a date, with Lu Parker of KTLA, by a rival news station. Parker is a former Miss USA.
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NBC News had initially broke the romance in June of 2009 noting “Witnesses say they did not hold hands or kiss, but appeared very chummy. … She was also seen looking at a book about Kenya and overheard saying to Villaraigosa, ‘We should buy it for our trip.’ “
In 1994, Lu Parker won Miss South Carolina USA. Parker then nabbed the title of Miss USA 1994. Parker thereafter finished fourth in the Miss Universe competition.
Jason Ball, KTLA news director, issued the following statement in June 2009: “Now that we’re aware of the relationship, she will no longer be covering local politics. I have the utmost faith in Lu Parker’s abilities.” At the time, Parker had moved from the morning to evening news program.
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