L.A. is abuzz with confirmation from the mayor himself that he does indeed have a relationship with a Telemundo station reporter and back-up anchor.
Antonio Villaraigosa admitted his relationship with Mirthala Salinas to the Daily News:
“It is true that I have a relationship with Ms. Mirthala Salinas. As I’ve said I take full responsibility for my actions, and I once again ask that people respect my family’s privacy. For my part, I intend to stay focused on my job, and to work as hard as I can every day to be the best mayor I can be.”
Mirthala is saying nothing. The report points out that the both have been seen in public events and that he cleared his calendar to attend her mother’s funeral in Phoenix in January.
Rumors of a romance between the mayor and the reporter had been swirling for months.