We covered the early details of this story this morning, so go here for the initial story. The National Enquirer and Radar seemed to break the story first thing this morning – apparently, Matthew Fox may have cheated on his wife of 19 years, Margherita Ronchi, with a 26-year-old stripper. This alleged cheating happened in Oregon, and the stripper, Stefani Talbott, seems to have sold her story to both the National Enquirer and In Touch Weekly. While the Enquirer is just running a simple “Fox cheated on his wife” story online, In Touch released part of their interview with this Talbott woman, and it’s just as bad as you would think. Here’s a photo of Talbott and the In Touch excerpt:
“He didn’t tell me to keep it a secret or anything. He didn’t even use protection. He didn’t seem concerned at all,” Stefani Talbott tells In Touch exclusively, about the married Lost star.
In an exclusive interview with In Touch, 25-year-old stripper Stefani Talbott claims that she slept with Lost star Matthew Fox twice in the past year.
While Matthew’s rep says “These accusations are false,” Stefani says she first met the 43-year-old last July, soon after she started working at Stars Cabaret in Bend, Oregon.
“I was dancing onstage, and I made eye contact with him immediately. I got so excited,” Stefani tells In Touch.
Since she was a big Party of Five fan, she recognized him right away — but she soon found out he was much different from the clean-cut characters he plays. Matthew, Stefani says, started by buying her a drink, then paid for four private dances, each worth $20.
“He asked me, ‘Why are you working in a place like this?’ I told him that I am a single mom and needed the money,” Stefani says. “He absolutely did not mention a wife or family, and I don’t remember him wearing a wedding ring.”
Despite the club’s strict rules about dating customers, Stefani left her 5-year-old son with a babysitter and claims she met Matthew later that night at the house he was staying in with his entourage.
“We sat around and talked about his show. He complimented me and was saying how down-to-earth I am. He told me he was going to be in town for a couple of days,” she tells In Touch. Pretty soon, things heated up.
“He didn’t tell me to keep it a secret or anything. He didn’t even use protection. He didn’t seem concerned at all,” says Stefani.
[From In Touch Weekly]
Ugh. Jesus. Fox is 43 years old, he should know better. The Enquirer reported that Talbott had kept voicemail and text messages from Fox, and Radar reports that there’s an eyewitness account of Fox getting physical with Talbott – the cab driver who took them back to Talbott’s place. In a piece that has now been taken down, Radar had the taxi driver saying: “They kissed and touched each other in the cab… [afterwards] they were more romantic than before, kissing a lot more and hugging each other.”
At this point it just seems like Matthew wanted to be caught, right? Dumbass. Matthew and Margherita Ronchi have two children together, daughter Klye Allison (age 12) and son Byron (age nine). And you know this isn’t the end of this sh-t, either. Once the print editions of the tabloids come out, there will be even more sketchy details floating around.
When I was looking for new photos of Fox, I found this adorable one of him and Josh Holloway. Let’s leave this post on a high note… mmm, LaFleur.
Photo of Stefani Talbott courtesy of In Touch Weekly. Photo of Fox and Josh Holloway on January 30, 2010. Credit: WENN.