Marco Borsato had a relationship with Iris Hond ten years ago, the singer (52) and the pianist (32) admit Thursday in a statement to Privé . However, the weekly newspaper has information that the secret relationship only ended this year, but that is denied by the two.
Hond is currently the main character in the TV dating show Iris and the 12 dates on Net5. Borsato has been married to Leontine Ruiters (51) since 1997. They have three children: Luca (20), Senna (18) and Jada (16).
According to Privé , well-established sources confirm that the marriage between Borsato and his wife resisted the storm, but also that the relationship - which began in 2009 - would not have come to an end until this year.
In a joint response, Borsato and Hond let it be known that they had indeed had an affair, but that this happened ten years ago, at the time that Borsato's management company TEG went bankrupt, which brought him a huge financial loss.
"Fortunately, Leontine and I never lost each other"
Borsato then cheated with Hond, but his wife found out. Yet they stayed together. Borsato strongly denies that the relationship would have stopped until this year: "There has indeed been a friendship that went beyond what I had foreseen. However, this situation was very short-lived."
"Although Leontine and I sometimes lost ourselves and each other in those days, luckily we never really lost each other. The realization of how much we love each other and how to keep a critical eye on ourselves, after a 22-year marriage , made stronger than ever. "
Hond says in a response, among other things: "Together we were able to talk well about what was going on in our lives. A special bond like this can arise between two people at a certain stage in your life."
Thursday will publish the extensive story in private.
Dog in dating show looking for new love
Pianist and composer Hond goes in search of true love in the new Net5 program Iris and the 12 dates . In seven episodes, in which she has twelve blind dates, the musician investigates with the help of a psychologist what true love is for her.
The psychologist looks at the dates remotely and analyzes those encounters later. After the twelve dates, Hond chooses two men with whom she will go for a weekend.
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