Where Are They Now? The Real Hollywood Exes (And Mistresses) Of Music’s Biggest Players

October 11, 2012  |  
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It all started off so sweet! Lionel Richie and Brenda Richie were head-over-heels in love college sweethearts who took the big jump and got married in 1975. By the early ’80s, they adopted Nicole Escovedo, the daughter of a member of Richie’s band since they were having trouble conceiving together, and things were actually all good. But by the mid to late ’80s, things started to get ugly. Richie started cheating on Brenda with his mistress, Diane Alexander. As the infamous story goes, Lionel and Brenda separated for a short while, and in that time, Brenda caught him and his mistress getting down in a hotel room in Beverly Hills and decided to beat the breaks off of both Lionel and his new lady. They finally divorced in 1993. These days though, Brenda and Lionel are cool, and who knows, they could make things work in the future…you know, since Lionel’s mistress/wife left him high and dry and all…

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