Los Angeles Mayor-elect Antonio R. Villaraigosa sits with his wife Corina as they listen to speakers from different faiths at the Interfaith Prayer Service for the Inauguration of Villaraigosa at the Cathedral of Our lady Queen of Angeles, in this Friday, July 1, 2005 photo, in Los Angeles. Villaraigosa, who is in the midst of divorce proceedings with his wife, acknowledged Tuesday, July 3, 2007 that he is in a relationship with a Spanish-language television reporter, Mirthala Salinas.
In her first public appearance since filing for divorce against Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Corina Villaraigosa speaks before “Girls Today, Women Tomorrow,” a mentoring group, at a downtown Los Angeles fundraiser.
“Know that when you keep commitments to yourself, it’s easier to keep commitments to others.”
She said she thought about canceling the keynote address, but decided to go ahead with the speech because the cause is important to her.
“Due to very personal reasons, I have chosen to attend very few public events in the last few months,” she said.
In the meantime, the Mayor now seeing the Firecracker with Chiclets, Mirthala Salinas, was being heckled at an MTA board meeting.
John Walsh heckles Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villarigosa at MTA meeting, July 26, 2007
This will NOT be an easy divorce for Mayor Villaraigosa.
City Councilman Antonio Villaraigosa is interviewed by reporter Mirthala Salinas of Telemundo at Factorâ€™s Famous Deli on May 19, 2005 in Los Angeles
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