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Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa speaks to the crowd during a rally against California's controversial Proposition 8 in Los Angeles on March 4, 2009.

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After the divorce announcement, The Times reported that Villaraigosa had been dating former Telemundo anchor Mirthala Salinas and traced their relationship back at least 18 months.On Tuesday, prompted by a report in the Daily News of Los Angeles, Villaraigosa officially confirmed what had long been whispered around City Hall."I have a relationship with Ms.Salinas, and I take full responsibility for my actions," he said at a news conference after a swearing-in ceremony for school board members at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion downtown.Villaraigosa is unable to run for a third term in 2013 due to term limits.Before being elected to public office, Villaraigosa was a labor organizer.Antonio Ramón Villaraigosa (pronounced /ˌviː.əraɪˈɡoʊsə/; born January 23, 1953), born Antonio Ramón Villar, Jr., is the 41st and current Mayor of Los Angeles, California, the third Mexican American to have ever held office in the city of Los Angeles and the first in over 130 years.

He is also the current president of the United States Conference of Mayors.

Two hours later, Telemundo television anchor Mirthala Salinas delivered the story to her Spanish-language viewers on the Friday evening news."The rumors were true," she declared of the split after an introduction that described the story as a "political scandal" that had left "many people with their mouth open."What Salinas, 35, did not say in the newscast was that she was the other woman.

She and Villaraigosa, 54, had been in a relationship even though she had previously been the political reporter assigned to cover local politics and the mayor.

(Robert Durell / Los Angeles Times) Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa acknowledged he's in a relationship with Telemundo TV news anchorwoman Mirthala Salinas (above, left).

The revelation comes a month after he announced he was separating from his wife. Actor Tom Hanks had a great line in the movie "A League of Their Own." Playing the crusty manager of a women's baseball team, he berates one member into tears and shouts: "There's no crying!

In Thursday's summer of love installment, inquiring minds wondered if taxpayers have ever footed the bill for Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's dalliances with Telemundo news anchor/reporter Mirthala Salinas.