After reports began to surface that "Bones" star David Boreanaz had been unfaithful to his wife of nine years, Jaime Bergman, the actor has opened up about his infidelities. Boreanaz told People that he hopes to save his marriage.
"Our marriage has been tainted with my infidelities," the actor said. "I just want to be open and honest. I was irresponsible." He said that he is speaking out now because the unnamed woman with whom he had an affair allegedly contacted an attorney and threatened to go to the media with the story.
"I was associated with a woman who I was involved with and had a relationship with. She asked for money. I felt as though I was being blackmailed or there was some sort of extortion," he said. Regarding his relationship with his wife, Boreanaz said, "We're working on our marriage. We're working on repairing what has been damaged so badly."
TMZ reports that the actor decided to confess after the woman, whom he saw for only a short time, started demanding more and more money from the star. The mistress hired legal ace Gloria Allred, who demanded more money for her silence. Instead, Boreanaz decided to go public with the affair. Despite reports, Allred says the woman is not Rachel Uchitel, who had also been linked to Tiger Woods.
Boreanaz, who got his start playing the brooding vampire Angel in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and its spin-off, "Angel," married Bergman in November 2001. The couple has an 8-year-old son, Jaden, and an 8-month-old daughter, Bardot. This is Boreanaz's second marriage.