London (ANI): After Mark Owen, it is now the turn of his fellow Take That member Howard Donald to be exposed as a love rat following reports he bedded a married Dutch beauty while dating his girlfriend. The 41-year-old was said to have had an eight-month affair with 28-year-old Merith Van Onselen while still with girlfriend, 32-year-old Marie Christine Musswessels, also the mother of his youngest daughter.
The Rule The World singer allegedly wooed Merith while high on cannabis and worried about being found out. "He made it clear that he fancied me. But he smoked a joint to get the Dutch courage to tell me. The first time I met him I told him I was married and he pulled a sad face and shrugged. I thought that was the end of it," the News of the World quoted Merith as saying.
Merith continued: "He said cannabis gave him confidence and kept telling me he had been thinking about me all the time. We kept running into each other at different DJ nights. He would say I was beautiful and special. Then one day I gave in. It was the start of a passionate relationship. He has a very high sex drive. He wanted exciting sex and he sure got what he was looking for."