Earlier this week, David Boreanaz revealed that he had been involved in an extramarital affair with an unnamed woman. Now, the "Bones" star told People, he's focused on repairing his marriage of nine years to Jaime Bergman.
Boreanaz told the magazine that he and Bergman, who have two children together, are currently in therapy to work through their issues. "We're putting the pieces back together, [maybe] in a better way," he confessed. "And that's what I'm committed to."
While rumors had plagued the actor for some time, Boreanaz said that guilt finally prompted him to fess up — well, that, and what he described as the other woman's threat to blackmail him.
"It eats you up," he said. "I found myself hurting on the inside but trying to cover up on the outside, and it was a lie. I was living a lie. [My actions were prompted by] narcissism and arrogance. There was a lot of selfishness."
Boreanaz wouldn't name the other woman, who is being represented by celebrity attorney Gloria Alred. "She asked for money," he said. "I felt as though I was being blackmailed or there was some sort of extortion."
But now that he's admitted to what happened, he wants to work on fixing things. "I just want to be open and honest. I was irresponsible," he admitted. "We're working on our marriage. We're working on repairing what has been damaged so badly."
"Bones" showrunner Hart Hanson took to Twitter on Wednesday to speak on behalf of his show's star. "David Boreanaz has asked me to express to fans his sincere pain, thanks for support, and determination that his family will 'get thru this,' " Hanson wrote.
Bergman's mother spoke to E! News about the couple's relationship, noting that she supports their decision to try to work out the relationship. "Jaime can see what would happen to the children and the family if they let something like this get a hold of them," Sue Scallion said. "They're not going to give in to it."
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