Oscar De La Hoya does not shy absent from his numerous controversies in portion 2 of The Golden Boy — and his ex Shanna Moakler plays a essential purpose in checking out his various affairs and a lot more.
In the course of the next 50 percent of the HBO documentary — which is at this time streaming on Max — the retired boxer recalled setting eyes on Moakler for the initial time in the ‘90s.
“I’m like this tiny child in the candy retail store, hanging out with celebs. There is females everywhere — attractive gals. But then I noticed her. [A] lovely, blonde-haired girl, tall, slender, appears to be like like a silhouette. It was just about like a ghost,” he explained “She was the first American that I dated. She was an actress, and she was Miss United states. For a tiny Mexican from East L.A., I was like, ‘Whoa, this is gonna boost or aid my job.’”
Moakler, for her element, said she understood she had just “met a soulmate” when she crossed paths with the athlete.
“He was enjoyment. He normally made me sense so gorgeous,” she reported. “I fell in really like with him.”
De La Hoya and Moakler squandered no time as they began dating. “Being portion of a electricity couple was points I, you know, dreamt about when I was a minor lady,” she spelled out. “I liked the attention and liked our lifetime. … I would go to the fights. I experienced a motor vehicle to pick me up in my apartment and push me to Large Bear and then we flew on this non-public jet. And, you know, we’re escorted by stability guards and bodyguards and the top secret tunnels, you know, by means of the Bellagio to these penthouses.”
Six months into their whirlwind romance, Moakler discovered she was expecting in 1998. “We were engaged. We moved into this stunning dream dwelling. It was like a fairy tale,” Moakler, who gave birth to daughter Atiana in March 1999, stated. “But then matters obtained strange.”
A single of the couple’s 1st massive hurdles arrived when De La Hoya’s ex-girlfriend claimed he was the father of her son Jacob, who was born in February 1998.
“I try to remember him stating, ‘I really don’t have a son.’ And he went and purchased me a tennis bracelet,” Moakler mentioned. “I was like well, ’It’s Ok if you do, like, I just have to have to know.’ I bear in mind them undertaking the paternity examination. And Jacob did convert out to be his son. And I was like ‘OK, well, we’re gonna enjoy him and you have a son, congratulations.’”
The exact year Jacob was born, De La Hoya experienced unknowingly fathered one more son. Immediately after supplying delivery in November 1998, Angelique McQueen came forward and revealed they conceived a kid named Devon right after a one particular-night time stand.
“I have three little ones now,” De Le Hoya recalled. “It’s a massive obligation. I just didn’t know how to do it. I did not know how to be a parent. And my solution was to drink.”
As De Le Hoya struggled with material abuse, Moakler claimed he turned “a distinctive individual when he drinks.”
“Even now I search back on it and I just didn’t want to imagine it,” she explained. “I didn’t want to imagine — even though it was going on to me even however I was dwelling it, you know, I was observing it — perhaps I was in appreciate with the thought. You know what I envisioned him in my thoughts to be. Ladies would connect with me up and say, ‘I slept with your fiancé.’ And I would say ‘No, you did not. He would in no way do that to me. You just want his dollars.’”
When De La Hoya’s indiscretions grew to become a lot more recurrent, Moakler didn’t want to stroll absent.
“I would chase him down in the nightclubs and safety guards would see me and they would rush him out the again door so I couldn’t capture him. He would usually just tell me like ‘No, I really like you,’” she reported. “And then I had listened to that he was accused of rape by women in Mexico. Issues like that commenced to happen and I stood by him mainly because I just did not consider any of it.”
De La Hoya denied the rape promises following the girl filed a lawsuit in opposition to him when she turned 18. (The civil go well with was settled out of court in 2001.)
“I hardly ever imagined he was guilty of any of it,” Moakler mentioned in the doc. “You know, I assumed these women have been just attempting to make a quick buck.”
Moakler went on to recall an additional accusation towards De La Hoya.
“We were being expending Christmas in Palm Springs. His good friends ended up having a social gathering at our household in Bel Air, so he left and he went to that social gathering and I was seriously harm. I was like, ‘This is Christmas.’ And then a different lady accused him of rape at our household,” she claimed.
There were no legal fees filed from De La Hoya for the December 1999 allegation, which he denied. De La Hoya informed the HBO cameras: “Did I put myself in the position the place I was vulnerable? Exactly where individuals can, you know, accuse me of something? Yeah, I did put myself in positions like that. For the reason that I was reckless. But I’m not a terrible person. I would hardly ever. It’s not in my DNA. It’s not in my bones to ever do some thing like that.”
After two huge losses in the ring, De La Hoya fired his workforce and employed a company manager named Richard Schaefer.
“I just understood. I was like, ‘This is so negative,’” Moakler mentioned.
Among the De La Hoya’s new occupation strategies was a Latin pop singing career.
“We flew to Florida and I was there for about three months although he recorded this album. Richard instructed Oscar I wasn’t Latina more than enough and that he required in the public eye to be respected by the Mexican local community to be with a Mexican or Latina girl,” Moakler claimed.
De La Hoya claimed his producer confirmed him a photograph of singer Millie Corretjer, whom he described as “angelic.” The recording firm then made it a priority for the twosome to fulfill and he place her in a music movie.
“I went to established that day. I keep in mind getting with Richard Schaefer in the golfing cart. I was declaring, ‘Oscar and I are kind of possessing some complications.’ And he goes, ‘Well, you know, Shanna, I simply cannot handle the heart.’ And I was like, ‘Oh, you son of a bitch! Like, you did it,’” Moakler said.
Moakler claimed that De La Hoya told her that the pair had been heading to “start fresh” right after he returned from a vacation to New York City. Right after she “didn’t hear from him,” as Moakler recalled, she observed him keeping hands with Corretjer on the purple carpet at the Latin Grammy Awards.
In the film, Moakler and De La Hoya disagreed on irrespective of whether they were even now a pair at the time of the 2000 awards demonstrate.
“The next working day, he received in the automobile with me. I just said, ‘Why did you do that?’ He appeared me lifeless in the deal with — he goes, ‘I don’t adore you any longer,’” she claimed. “He goes, ‘Shanna, I have a lot more revenue than God.’ And he obtained out of the car or truck. And he arrived around to the window exactly where I was sitting there bawling and he knocked on the window. And he goes, ‘Don’t be too difficult on me!’ Nothing he reported to me was the truth of the matter.”
De La Hoya went on to marry Corretjer in 2001 and they welcomed a few kids ahead of contacting it quits in 2016. For the duration of their marriage, De La Hoya — who admitted he didn’t notify his new wife about son Devon right until she browse about him in a journal — was accused of dishonest with Russian dancer Milana Dravnel.
Dravnel recalled meeting “very charismatic” De La Hoya at a nightclub in NYC, boasting that the twosome struck up a “no strings” hooked up romance. Dravnel was with De La Hoya when he was famously photographed dressed in fishnets and substantial heels but denied that she was the one who took the illustrations or photos. Right after paying $1 million to unsuccessfully prevent the photographs from leaking, De La Hoya vehemently denied that the photos were actual at the time.
In the doc, De La Hoya comprehensive how he and his group certain the earth they ended up fake pics, hiring “experts” to comment on the illustrations or photos and Dravnel agreeing to lie for him.
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Parts 1 and 2 of The Golden Boy are streaming now on Max.