I'm floored... Maybe that's why she leaked it? What the hell is going on...
V Stiviano has ADOPTED two African American children in the midst of Donald Sterling's race scandal
31-year-old has been fostering the children, both under the age of 12,
for several years but the adoption was finalized last Friday
- A source told RadarOnline that Sterling himself had in fact spent time with the boys, and 'was very sweet to them'
- 'V is over the moon that the adoption is final and legal,' the insider reportedly told Radar
- Stiviano allegedly released a tape of Sterling making racist remarks, which has seen him banned from the NBA for life
V Stiviano, the woman at the center of Donald Sterling's race scandal, has adopted two African American boys, it emerged today.
31-year-old has been fostering the children, both under the age of 12,
for several years but the adoption was finalized last Friday, in the
midst of the Los Angeles Clippers chaos, RadarOnline is reporting.
A source told the celebrity website that Sterling himself has in fact spent time with the boys and 'was very sweet to them.'
is over the moon that the adoption is final and legal,' the insider
told Radar. 'It was a long and arduous process, but it was worth it.'
Mom: V Stiviano, pictured, the woman at the
center of Donald Sterling's race scandal, has adopted two African
American boys, it emerged Tuesday
Stivano apparently met the children while she was working in the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.
reports that the social worker dealing with the adoption actually
dropped by Stiviano's house for a final inspection moments before she
left to do the interview with Barbra Walters last Friday.
'Donald has spent a lot of time with V
and the boys in the past. He got along with the boys, and was very sweet
to them,' the source told Radar.
The new mom spent most of last week courting the press, wearing a now-signature over-sized visor to cover her face.
Tuesday, she dealt with the news of Sterling's lifetime NBA ban by
getting some exercise. Wearing short shorts she stepped out with a
bodyguard to go rollerblading. That night, she was photographed out on
the town wearing denim cut-offs, a yellow leather jacket and a black
visor as she dined at Pips on La Brea.
Wednesday, Stiviano was snapped at the car wash with not one but two
luxury sports cars - a Ferrari and a black Bentley - and an $80,000
Big commitment: Stiviano, pictured outside her
home Tuesday, apparently met the children while she was working in the
Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office
Drink anyone: The new mom shows her kindness Monday by offering margaritas to the media waiting outside of her home
Cinco de Mayo: V. Stiviano, pictured Monday night, goes out to party in a Cinco de Mayo themed outfit
Thursday she took a quick trip
to a nail salon in West Hollywood and was later pictured at the swanky
Koi Restaurant in LA wearing a sheer black top with leather short and
gloves and lots of bling.
When she returned home, she brought her dog and pet turtle out the front for a 'walk' in front of photographers.
On Friday, she became a mother of two.
She also did an interview with Barbara Walters for ABC's 20/20.
week, she was back to her old self, celebrating Cinco de Mayo Monday
during the day wearing denim overalls, a bandana and a sombrero as she
handed out margarita cocktails to photographers outside her home. She
later went out to party.
unclear when her new sons will move in with Stiviano. The source told
Radar, the media frenzy at her property is making it difficult.
insider said Stiviano has been spending time with the boys away from
the house because the Sterling furor means it's 'too chaotic right now
for her to bring them into the house.'
'She is considering moving to another secure location which would enable her to be with the boys,' the source told Radar.
Stiviano sat down with Barbara Walters on ABC's 20/20
last week to give her take on the racism controversy that broke when
audio recordings of Stiviano and Sterling were made public.
Saving face: Stiviano is seen emerging from her home before the interview wearing her now-customary face visor
Incredibly, the 31-year-old, who
described herself as Sterling's 'silly rabbit,' said she does not
believe Donald Sterling is a racist.
don't believe it in my heart,' she said, adding that although she's
heard him make racist comments, she doesn't think he truly believes
'I think the things he says are not the things he feels,' she said. 'Anyone can say anything in the heat of the moment.'
When Stiviano sat down to speak with Walters, she had reportedly just been in the company of Donald Sterling.
described his mindset as, 'Confused. I think he feels very alone. Not
truly supported by those around him. Tormented. Emotionally
Stiviano said she was urging Sterling to 'come to his own rescue.'
Sterling has been stung by his treatment by his peers, the media, from his employees and acquaintances, Stiviano said.
Sensible: The new mom might need to get a more sensible car before her sons come home
Couple: Stiviano, pictured left and right, has been fostering the boys for two years and Sterling, left, spent time with them
Tuesday, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver banned Sterling for life, fined
him $2.5 million and urged league owners to force him to sell the team. A
three-quarters vote by the NBA owners is required to force him to sell.
told Walters that she 'absolutely' thinks Sterling should apologize for
his comments, but that 'only God knows' if he will.
She also said she believes Sterling's outrageous comments were, in part, a generational issue.
think Mr Sterling's from a different generation than I am. I think he
was brought up to believe these things,' she said, before accidentally
tipping Walters off that despite being a Jew, Sterling has anti-Semitic
MANICURES, CLUBBING, TURTLE-WALKING AND BECOMING A MOM: IT'S BEEN A BUSY WEEK FOR V
Stivano dealt with the news of Sterling's lifetime NBA ban by getting
some exercise. The mistress, with her now-signature visor, wore short
shorts as she stepped out with a bodyguard to go rollerblading
night, she was photographed out on the town wearing denim cut-offs, a
yellow leather jacket and a black visor as she dined at Pips
on La Brea
Stiviano was snapped at the car wash with not one but two luxury
sports cars - a Ferrari and a black Bentley - and an $80,000 Birkin
Thursday 5/2 she took a quick trip to a nail salon in West Hollywood
was later pictured at the swanky Koi Restaurant in LA wearing in a
sheer black top with leather short and gloves and lots of bling
When she returned home, she brought her dog and pet turtle out the front for a 'walk' in front of photographers
Friday 5/3 she became a mom of two, and also did an interview with Barbara Walters for ABC's 20/20
Saturday 5/4 and Sunday 5/5 Stiviano appeared to keep a low profile
Monday 5/5 she celebrated Cinco de Mayo wearing not one but two themed outfits and handing out margarita
cocktails to paparazzi outside her home
through his actions, he's shown that he's not a racist. Through his
actions, he's shown himself to be a very generous and kind man,' she
The racist diatribe
which Sterling can be heard making on audio recorded by Stiviano
herself, was prompted by people saying bad things about Sterling's
relationship with Stiviano.
In abstract and sometimes rambling
terms, Stiviano appeared to paint herself as Sterling's savior during
his time of need - despite the fact that it is alleged she released the
recordings responsible for his downfall herself.
think Mr Sterling is being tested right now, by a higher power or
being. And I'm forced to come to his rescue because he can't rescue
When pressed to
explain the relationship between herself and Sterling, Stiviano said,
'I'm Mr Sterling's personal assistant. Like I said, I'm his right hand.
I'm his wingman. What isn't there to understand?'
Walters asked whether Stiviano, then, is Sterling's employee.
first started paying me as an employee and then he started paying me
off the books,' she responded, no doubt referring to the million-dollar
home, four luxury cars and $240,000 'living expenses' she has reportedly
'I became part of
Mr Sterling's team. I became someone who protected him, someone who
took care of him, someone who watched everything he said and did, and
people did not like that.'
'So you helped him become a better person?' asked Walters.
'In every way. In every way,' responded Stiviano.
She wouldn't allow Sterling to take meetings with certain people, Stiviano told Walters, which angered his business peers.
said that executives and board members of the Clippers who were jealous
of the free reign she had when it came to the team would call Sterling
and tell him that Stiviano had brought people 'who look a certain way'
to Clippers games when she wasn't there.
not just black people, Stiviano claimed, but people 'that didn't give
me a good look,' like 'gangsters,' 'thugs,' 'bad women.'
Walters asked, 'Are you in love with Donald Sterling?'
Visor: Stiviano, seen Thursday, has been seen around town in the wake of the controversy, but Sterling has kept a low profile
Really? On Thursday, Donald Sterling's mistress
V. Stiviano arrived home from a dinner night out to walk her dog and pet
turtle before she retired for the night in Los Angeles
'I love him,' Stiviano responded, smiling widely, adding that she's not in love but rather loves him 'like a father figure.'
Denying she's Sterling's 'mistress' or 'whore,' she said that she's more like his friend and right hand.
'I’m Mr. Sterling’s everything. I’m his confidante, his best friend, his silly rabbit,' she said, bizarrely.
said the pair met while she was working for Sterling's non-profit
organization, the Donald T Sterling Foundation and evolved 'to so much
Throughout the day
prior to Stiviano's interview, Sterling had been in talks with both
Barbara Walters and Anderson Cooper about appearing on camera, but
pulled out at the last minute, putting Stiviano in the hot seat with
Walters and leaving Cooper without an interview, reports TMZ.
the lengthy talk with Walters, Stiviano put her now-customary visor
back over her face to face the waiting paparazzi. She told Walters it is
a protective measure.
hurting, I'm in pain. It hurts to see someone you care about hurting.
It hurts to see people speculate, assume, say, throw darts at you when
they don't know you ... It's easier to mask the pain
Edited by JoliePoufiasse - May 06 2014 at 4:47pm