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Of course one of the Chilean miners has a mistress

October 13, 2010 | 12:56 pm


Amid the joy surrounding the rescue of the 33 miners in Chile, there was bound to be a scandal: Seems one Chilean miner, Yonni Barrios, has a wife and a mistress waiting for him back on the surface of the Earth.

Wife Marta Salinas and mistress Susana Valenzuela figured out what was going on when Salinas heard Valenzuela crying out her husband's name at a prayer vigil for the men, London's Daily Mail reports.

We suppose that's an improvement over hearing your guy cry out another woman's name in bed — barely.

Salinas said her husband, scheduled to be the 21st man brought up, asked her to be present at his rescue, but that isn't happening. "It turns out that he also asked the other lady, and I am a decent woman," she said. "Things are clear: It's her or me."

Let's just wedge this one firmly into the "gossip" category, shall we, and keep watching that little capsule deliver the goods?

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Susana Valenzuela holds a photograph of Yonni Barrios and a statue of the Virgin Mary on Aug. 28 at the camp where the relatives of 33 miners trapped in an Aug. 5 collapse wait outside the collapsed San Jose mine in Copiapo, Chile. Credit: Roberto Candia / Associated Press.