<p><span></span><em>Life & Style</em> can exclusively reveal that Bachelor contestant Michelle Money had an affair with NBA star Carlos Boozer -- while he was married. Opening up about the scandal for the first time, Michelle tells<em> Life & Style</em>, "Yes, I was in a relationship with Carlos while he was still married. What I did was wrong."</p>
Michelle, actress and single mother to 5-year-old daughter Brielle, has quickly established herself as one of the most controversial contestants on the new season of The Bachelor. In her quest to win Brad Womack's heart, her aggressive antics -- like storming off the set and forcibly dragging Brad away from other women -- have angered and upset many of her fellow housemates. But off-camera, her personal life is even more shocking.
When Michelle first met Carlos, she was a recent divorcee living in Salt Lake City, and he was a star forward on the Utah Jazz. Michelle implies that Carlos led her to believe he had separated -- though he didn't file for divorce until March 2009, while he and Michelle were involved. Michelle tells Life & Style she regrets any part she played in Carlos' split from wife Cece.
"I should never have been so naive to assume what I was told was true," Michelle tells Life & Style. "I'm not trying to shy away from the fact that he was still married. I don't put that on Carlos. I don't put that on anyone but myself. I feel terrible for Cece for that pain she's had to go through and that I am a part of it." Despite Carlos' split with his wife, he and Michelle ended things in June 2009. "All I can do," Michelle says, "is try to do better with my life. I screwed up. But I can only try to do the best I can."
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