While infidelity in marriages is often a deal-breaker for many, David Boreanaz admitted that cheating on his pregnant wife made their marriage all the more solid.
Fans recognize David Boreanaz as the vampire-turned-private investigator Angel on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and its spin-off "Angel." He also played FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth in "Bones."
But while his career in the film industry appeared to be on the rise, his marriage to Jaime Bergman has not always been smooth sailing. In 2010, the actor admitted to having cheated on his wife.
Jaime Bergman and David Boreanaz attend the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. | Photo: Getty Images
Bergman, a former Playboy Playmate, and Boreanaz met in 2001 at Valentine's day party at the Playboy mansion. They began dating soon after and married nine months later.
Speaking to People, the "Valentine" actor said he had an affair with an unnamed woman. Long after the love affair ended, his lover began contacting and blackmailing him, threatening to get an attorney and contact media outlets. He said:
"Our marriage has been tainted with my infidelities. I just want to be open and honest. I was irresponsible."
Emerging reports later revealed that the woman in question was Rachel Uchitel. Her identity became public after a series of photos of Uchitel and Boreanaz appeared alongside a series of text messages exchanged between the two.
Reports also say that Uchitel had a fling with golf icon Tiger Woods. The affair, according to DailyMail, happened when Bergman was pregnant with the couple's second child.
Following the affair and his admission to cheating, Boreanaz disclosed that he hoped to reconcile with his wife and would be getting down to the difficult task of salvaging their damaged marriage. He told People:
"We're working on our marriage. We're working on repairing what has been damaged so badly."
A few months after the highly publicized news, Boreanza was involved in a sexual harassment lawsuit, claiming that he'd tried making moves on an extra on the "Bones" set. According to HuffPost, they eventually resolved the case, but no further details are known.
Though it was a long and rocky road towards recovery, Bergman eventually forgave her husband, and the two have since moved on and are enjoying parenting their children.
The "These Girls" actor says their marriage became more robust following the infidelity. He named the reconciliation process "a bonding experience, in the long run."
WELCOMING A DAUGHTER
Following their now-strengthened marriage, the couple welcomed their second child, daughter Bella Boreanaz, becoming parents to two children. Bella was born weighing 7 lbs., 14 oz., and is the little sister to Jaden Rayne. They shared:
"We've been trying to have another baby for a couple of years now, so we are beyond excited. We're over the moon."
The couple who'd been trying for a second baby for years was ecstatic about their new addition. Today, their children are all grown and have taken up exciting hobbies.
Bella is in competitive horse riding, and the proud mother could not stay calm. After her daughter's competition at USHJA National Championships in Las Vegas, Bergman shared the news that Bella had brought home the 3rd, 4th, 8th, and 9th ribbons.
On the other hand, Jaden seems to have taken up construction, and in a post on Bergman's Instagram, the 18-year-old appeared to be operating a bulldozer.