Who is mayor antonio villaraigosa dating

Last May, the LA Weekly reported he was dating actress Kristanna Loken.

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 09: Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (L) and broadcast journalist Lu Parker attend the Inaugural Gala of LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes on April 9, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.

Villarigosa, 63, mentioned the news at a lunch-time appearance at Town Hall Los Angeles in downtown then followed up on Twitter.

Govea attended Thursday's lunch event — a discussion about Los Angeles with former mayor Richard Riordan, moderated by former LA Times publisher Austin Beutner — and can be seen at the end of this KCAL 9 report by Dave Lopez.

Harris did not give any specifics as to why Villaraigosa, a Mexican-American, and Parker split.

Villaraigosa, who in September will chair the Democratic National Convention in North Carolina, dated Parker for three years. Parker, who lived with the mayor in his mansion, was accustomed to attending charity events and was always seen with Villaraigosa on the red carpet in social gatherings.

In that context, any Villaraigosa marriage plans are a bit newsy because his love life has been a recurring factor in his political career.

An extra-marital affair early in his political career threatened to scuttle his support among key LA Democrats, but he remained married to Corina Raigosa (his name is a blend of hers and his family last name, Villar) until the news broke in 2007, while he was mayor, about an affair with TV reporter Mirthala Salinas, who had covered Villaraigosa for Telemundo.

The day after, the 37-year-old actress tweeted, “Bye bye 2012!

Villaraigosa didn't talk about who she is or how they met.

At the Town Hall event at downtown's City Club, Villaraigosa didn't discourage speculation that he is running for governor and just waiting for the right time to make it official. He has been traveling the state on talking tours and having stories done about him testing the political waters.

The mayor of Los Angeles is dating a local TV reporter -- two years after having an affair with another newscaster that led to his divorce.

The Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday that Lu Parker, a KTLA-TV reporter and anchor in Los Angeles and a former Miss U. A, has been dating Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa since March 2009.

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