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Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s divorce is finalized

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's marriage to Corina Villaraigosa is officially dissolved, a court spokesman said Wednesday.

Villaraigosa's wife, Corina Villaraigosa, filed for divorce in June 2007, citing "irreconcilable differences." She made the move to end their 20-year marriage after Villaraigosa publicly accepted responsibility for their separation, saying he felt a "personal sense of failure."

At the time, the announcement capped months of speculation about the status of their marriage. After the divorce announcement, The Times reported that Villaraigosa had been dating former Telemundo anchor Mirthala Salinas and traced their relationship back at least 18 months. He acknowledged they were dating and said, "I take full responsibility for my actions."

Villairagosa is now dating KTLA Channel 5 reporter Lu Parker, a former Miss USA. They have been together since March 2009.

-- Andrew Blankstein

Photo: Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa arrives on the red carpet with his girlfriend Lu Parker before the start of a pre-Grammy Awards gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Credit: Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times

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What a douche.

who cares???????

She made the move to end their 20-year marriage after Villaraigosa publicly accepted responsibility for their separation, saying he felt a "personal sense of failure."

He is also a professional failure as evidenced by the disastrous state of LA's economy.


I'm with Ricardo. How's he running the city? Good or bad? That's news, not if he's divorced or not.

cue "return of the mack"

You cannot separate a man's character and public persona from his private one. This sorry excuse for a mayor has cheated publicly on his wife, using her to get elected, and openly shows his disdain for our city on a daily basis. Has he ever done anything for Los Angeles in all his years in office? He would rather be seen on the red carpet than do anything about our cities problems, and his celebrity obsessed, serial dating of news reporters is a disgrace.

Our illustrious Mayor is a shameless, arrogant idiot who likes to cheat on his women. If he had been white, anglo-saxon and Christian, our media would have been all over this story. What a shame our media has such double standards.

he isn't even the slightest bit attractive to me...

Now he's free to play the field. Oh wait, he has already been doing that. Slimeball.

Oh, that's right...I don't think "Andrew" approves my comments...

Si se puede.

Now if the city of L.A could divorce him....

He may have been the worst and most anti American Mayor in the history of
Los Angeles

A typical hound dog.

thats allyways a think like light bulbe with a marriage with two of your kind , my suggestion is from a youn man prospective is get some like a actress instead of this t.v chicks , like a movie star chicks.

my suggestion is marry a movie star chicks . since you like getting married to t.v cast girls

The fact that Tony Villar cheated on his wife is completely irrelevant to his job as mayor. I would rather have a great mayor who is an infidel than a mayor who is incompetent, who panders to voters based entirely on ethnic appeals, who is so dumb he can't pass the bar exam, who puts in place terrible lieutenants who cannot do their jobs but have them simply because they are loyal to the mayor, who promoted giant increases in salaries for public employees every time new tax money flowed in but had no money to pay them when the housing bubble burst ... oh, wait. That is Tony Villar. L.A. got the infidel and the imbecile all in one package. Nice job, voters.

I always wondered if Mayor Antonio had married Mirthala Salinas if he would have changed his last name to Villasalinas.

I guess now we'll never know.

Yes blame one person for the mess that the City of Los Angeles is in. It is time that people stop using the race or religion of the mayor for the state of the city. Since you have so much time to post comments maybe you should consider getting into politics so that you coud improve the City of Los Angeles. I did't even vot for him nor do I think he is attractive but placing the blame on him is not very intelligent.

Good luck to his ex. Better late than never. He's a tool. And does that make his reporter girlfriends toolettes?

Remember, he took part of her name and combined it with Villar to create Villaraigosa. He should now go back to how he was really known -- Tony Villar.

AnVil is a self-serving hypocrite who cheated on his wife while she battled cancer. I say impeach him for doing nothing to stop L.A.'s free fall slide into economic oblivion!

Can we not divorce him too?

is this guy your mayor or some celebrity airing on episodes of tmz?

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