Hailey Baldwin (now Bieber) is one of the most talked-about members of her family thanks to her high-profile marriage to Justin Bieber. And her father, Stephen Baldwin, has made quite a splash in the past as well.
The ultra-religious actor married his wife, Kennya Baldwin, in 1990. But allegations of an affair in 2018 could’ve threatened the life they built together. Here’s what happened.
Stephen Baldwin’s masseuse said her alleged affair with him lasted 2 years
Stephen was in the news more than ever back in 2018. According to DailyMail, professional masseuse and musician Ruth Perez Anselmi claimed she was having an affair with Stephen that spanned two years. And she spoke to the publication about it.
“I fell in love with Stephen, he is a super nice man and he is a great lover,” Anselmi told DailyMail. “We have been seeing each other for two years and became very close. We talked about our sexual fantasies. That’s why we are together because he said, ‘I will make all your fantasies happen, anything you want,’ and that’s what we were doing.”
As for how the two meet, the publication explains Stephen allegedly came in to receive treatment at a physical therapy school back in 2016. At the time, Anselmi was receiving training to be a masseuse. Anselmi also noted that she didn’t know who Stephen was at the time. And it took her 11 months to realize he had a wife, too.
“Stephen, he never told me that he was married, never,” she added. “He just told me that he had a daughter and showed me the picture. She’s very pretty, he is very proud.”
Stephen Baldwin adamantly denied the claims
Stephen was certainly unhappy with these claims, and he vehemently denied that he had an affair with Anselmi. Us Weekly notes a reporter asked Stephen about the claims published by DailyMail. And the actor called the report “insane.”
“You’re out of your mind, brother … insane,” Stephen started. “Brother, God bless you. God bless you. You guys are just crazy.”
After the reporter continued to press Stephen for information, the actor started to get more upset. “Brother, watch what you’re saying now,” he continued. “Now you’re breaking the law, potentially, so be careful.”
The encounter ultimately came to an end when Stephen hopped on his scooter and announced, “God bless you guys,” to the reporters with questions. “Why do you guys do these sick things?” he added. It seems both Stephen and his daughter, Hailey, haven’t said much about the allegations since.
Kennya and Stephen Baldwin have maintained their marriage for 30 years
So, did the affair allegations affect Stephen’s marriage to Kennya? It doesn’t appear so, as the two are still going strong after 30 years. And Stephen’s discussed his marriage secrets in the past.
“I have a lot of young people say to me, ‘You’re the youngest Baldwin and you’ve been married the longest. How does that work?'” Stephen told CBS News back in 2012. “The truth is my wife’s awesome. She puts up with me. We’re meant to be together. More than anything when those interactions occur that rub you the wrong way you just learn to let it go. That’s the best thing you can do.”
While Baldwin adores Kennya, he also loves being a father to his two daughters. “I know when I married a beautiful woman 22 years ago, I should have thought, ‘Boy this is going to result in something I need to be prepared for years later,'” he added. “But the truth is, I’m super blessed. I’ve got great kids.”
We may never know what really happened between the masseuse and Stephen. But we’re glad his marriage is still going strong through thick and thin.
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