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Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s divorce is finalized

October 6, 2010 |  9:27 am

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