You really have to give credit to YaVa. Those billboards are a pretty awesome way of saying “f-you” to a sugar daddy who’s done you wrong.
(Charles earned $2.95 million in salary for fiscal year 2009, in addition to the $4 million value of his options exercised for the last fiscal year, according to Yahoo Finance. No exact income numbers for YaVaughnie, but she lists herself as a journalist, so I’m gonna go out on a limb and guess she wasn’t picking up the tab for the pair’s Australian vacation.)
This strange story, along with John Edwards’ acknowledgement yesterday that he’s the father of his mistress Rielle Hunter’s baby, as well as Tiger’s trove of extra-marital texts has me wondering.
How dumb can these cheating husbands get?
You send late-night texts to these women, take them on vacations, mail them letters, promise them a wedding reception performance by the Dave Matthews Band – and then expect them to keep quiet? Someone always finds out – and your risk is directly proportional to your level of fame and/or income. Mistresses don’t just go away when you’re bored with them – especially if you’ve got a lot to lose.
(See also: Marilyn Monroe singing her sultry “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” to John F. Kennedy before all of Madison Square Garden. And Ashley Dupre, escort to infamous Client 9, Gov. Eliot Spitzer, writing a sex column for The New York Post.)
In fact, it’s the exact moment you stop paying attention to your mistress that she takes out a $50,000 billboard in Times Square outing you.
I hope we’ve all learned a valuable lesson from this modern cautionary tale: If you’re going to have an affair, pre-screen your lovers for access to outdoor media.
Tell us: What’s the worst thing you’ve done to get revenge on a guy?
Carrie Seim, Betty’s L.A. Correspondent, is a writer and comedian keeping it real in L.A., New York and @ carrieseim.com.