At the time, the revelation of an extramarital affair surfaced between the mayor and TV newscaster Mirthala Salinas.
Villaraigosa later responded, saying he took the blame for the failure of his marriage. The court action ends the couple's 20 year marriage.
In 1994, Corina Villaraigosa submitted papers to end their the couple's marriage but the divorce was never finalized and they reconciled more than 2 years later.
The couple has two children.