19. The Scandal in Maria’s Life
Like every public figure, Maria became part of a scandal. This is something that happens often when you are gorgeous and famous. According to the story, Maria took a great interest in one of the guest stars on her show. This wasn’t true. According to Maria, she was interested in the guest star in a professional capacity only. Because of her fame and success, the scandals didn’t stop there. Many rumors went around about Maria having several affairs and many boyfriends.
One of the rumors about Maria was regarding the nasty divorce of the ex-Citigroup bigwig, Todd S. Thompson. The rumors were that he offered Maria rides on his private corporate private jet. It was these rumors that led to Todd’s nasty divorce from his wife Melissa. Maria has stated that her relationship with Todd was always strictly professional and nothing more. She denied all of the rumors. Todd and Melissa eventually divorced, and luckily for Maria, she was not dragged into the scandal any further.
The biggest scandal was the one that said that Maria and Jonathan were going to get a divorce. This scandal was a popular story in the media. Maria wanted to put a stop to the rumors, so she decided to go public. She held a press conference to let the public know that everything being said were all just rumors and there was no truth to any of them. Maria stands by the fact that she loves her husband and that she has always been faithful to him.