Ben Stein’s Secret Girlfriend? 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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Ben Stein is currently involved in a sexting scandal. The 69-year-old married star has been “outed” by The National Enquirer and we’ve got the run-down on Stein’s alleged mistress.

1. The Identity of the Woman Has Not Yet Been Released

According to The National Enquirer, Stein met the woman in San Francisco and became infatuated with her. A source revealed:

He’s texted her, emailed her and even sent flowers … She thinks he wants her to become his secret girlfriend. Whatever Ben wanted from this woman, it’s all blown up.

The mystery woman hasn’t been identified … yet.

2. Stein’s Been Throwing Money at His Mystery Woman

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The National Enquirer reports that Stein has written his “secret girlfriend” multiple checks for $300.00 a piece, totaling $900.00. On an interesting note, it’s a bit funny that Stein’s mystery woman is trying to get her hands on his money. She’s not the only person who’s ever tried to do that … Remember the show Win Ben Stein’s Money? Check out one of the episodes in the above video.

3. A Diary Post of Stein’s Was Published About the Mystery Woman

In a June 2014 diary post by Stein for The American Spectator, Stein wrote about his meeting the mystery woman:

We talked and then we met the next day for lunch and she talked a lot more. She’s thirty-two. She’s a wild mixture of ethnicities and has a figure that is close to unbelievable. She works at a very high-end specialty store in downtown San Fran. She is a divorcee. She has a four-and-a-half-year-old daughter. She wants to be a movie star. She wants me to help with her bills. I was almost speechless at her beauty, but I also could not quite believe how many boyfriends she’s had, including very famous movie, TV, music, and sports stars.

Stein then finishes off his post by writing this:

My main obsessions in my life are my wife, my dog, my son and his family, my secret gf from Mississippi, and any beautiful girl I meet. I am like a teenager. I get mad crushes and they last about ten minutes. Maybe less. Then it’s off to do the next indicated action.

4. Ben Stein Actually Gave His Own Statement to The National Enquirer

Ben Stein actually came clean to the publication and addressed the scandal saying: I didn’t have sex with her! At my age, I don’t even know if that’s possible … I give people money all the time … She told me such a sob story – I felt bad for her …

When asked if he actually asked the woman to be his girlfriend, his response was:

I ask a lot of girls.

As for what his wife may think, Stein stated:

We’ve been together since 1966. She knows everything. This is not a scandal, trust me.

5. Stein & His Wife Have Had Issues in the Past

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Ben Stein is married to wife Alexandra, an entertainment lawyer. Being married to a lawyer in this kind of situation may not be the best thing, especially since Stein and Alexandra have divorced once before. The two have been married twice – from 1968 until their divorce in 1974 and then they remarried in 1977.