Even though it took nearly 20 years to admit, Jean-Claude Van Damme finally came clean about having an affair with singer Kylie Minogue back in 1994 during a recent interview to The Guardian.
During the interview, in which the actor promoted his latest movie “Expendables 2,” he decided to make the unexpected revelation.
Van Damme admitted to having an affair with Minogue 18 years ago when the two co-starred in the silver-screen adaptation of the “Street Fighter” video games.
“Oh … who said that to you?” Van Damme said when questioned about the rumour by the Guardian’s Alex Godfrey. “I tell you what, you should ask her.”
“She’ll have a better memory. I’m 51 years old, do you know how much I was punched in the face on ‘The Expendables’? No, no. No. And let’s just say it happened, so what? Who wants to know?”
Van Damme continued: “Sometimes you let go of stuff … I don’t know, maybe. Yes. OK. Yes, yes, yes. It happened.”
The actor then n went on to give an extremely detailed account of their brief fling: “I was in Thailand, we had an affair. Sweet kiss, beautiful lovemaking. It would be abnormal not to have had an affair, she’s so beautiful and she was there in front of me every day with a beautiful smile, simpatico, so charming, she wasn’t acting like a big star. I knew Thailand very well, so I showed her my Thailand. She’s a great lady.”
However, tt is unclear whether the actor was cheating on a partner at the time as while the movie was released in 1994, it’s unclear when exactly it was shot.
According to The Huff Post, the affair between Van Damme and Minogue happened in 1994. He was married to his third wife, Gladys Portugues, until 1992, when he began an affair with actress Darcy LaPier, whom he married in February 1994.
Van Damme remarried his first wife, Portugues, in 1999.
Kylie Minogue is currently dating Andrés Velencoso, a Spanish male model.
It has long been rumored that the pair had an affair, but this is the first time that one of them has spoken out about it.