Comedian and radio show host D.L. Hughley admitted in an interview that his wife has been paying a lot of money to the woman he cheated with that produced an out-of-wedlock child.
Yes, you read that right. The wife is paying the mistress.
In recent years, Hughley, 55, The Original Kings of Comedy alum, has come clean and been very candid about his infidelity during his 30-year marriage to wife LaDonna Hughley.
His transgressions wound up having had multiple unintended consequences, one of which turned out to be tragic. Last year, Hughley opened up about an affair that resulted in the birth of a baby boy. Hughley, who said he was overwhelmed, said he prayed, asking God to “ ‘…take this off me.’ [Then] my prayer was answered in the worse possible way,” the comedian told VLAD TV.
When the toddler was a mere 9 months old, he was killed by the mistress’ boyfriend. Hughley’s wife had no idea about the affair or the baby for years. He mentioned during the interview how his wife came to find out:
“Years later, the girl, it jammed her up too like it did me. She started asking for money. She needed some money. And I told her my wife would have to take care of it. Because I couldn’t.”
He revealed that his wife handled their finances and took care of the financial arrangement between him and the mistress.
“So, she and my wife started talking, and my wife started giving her money. The condition was that she could never ask me and my wife to take care of her, so my wife took it from my allowance that I’ve never gotten back.”
LaDonna Hughley — who some would consider to be the ultimate ride-or die-chick — may still be dishing out money to her husband’s former mistress for all he knows. But he doesn’t dare ask. “I don’t know if she’s still giving it to her or not,” he said. “But I know that I don’t get that money anymore. And I can’t go, ‘Are you still?..’ I can’t do that.”
Hughley struggled to share this story with his wife and the world.
“I knew that one day I would be man enough to tell my woman what happened,” he explained. “Finally, one day, I tell my wife. You know what she said to me? ‘I wish you would’ve told me, and we could’ve went through this together.’ ”