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Lu Parker and Mayor Villaraigosa Are Done

KTLA reporter Lu Parker and LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa have called it quits.

“I can confirm that Lu Parker ended her three-year committed relationship with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa as of May 25,” Juliette Harris, Parker and KTLA’s publicist, told the LA Times.

In a city not exactly known for its hardcore coverage of civic affairs, Parker and Villaraigosa’s relationship was an anomaly. It probably got more press than the LA County Board of Supervisors. Couldn’t have helped things being under that kind of microscope. Then again, the Mayor probably could have expected the scrutiny based on the similar coverage he got for his previous relationship with Telemundo 52′s Mirthala Salinas.

Pols and journos aren’t supposed to mix. At least not until they get desperate and sell their souls to some debauched think tank. Then they can mix all they please. They’re dead to us.

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