Oscar De La Hoya Admits to Cheating On Wife, But Says 'Not Like Tiger Woods'

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Aug. 31 2011, Published 12:39 p.m. ET

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Oscar De La Hoya has a lot of skeletons in his closet. The world champion boxer admitted to past indiscretions, drug addiction and contemplating suicide in a tell-all interview with Univision.

"We are obviously not talking a Tiger Woods here, but I was unfaithful," the boxing legend confessed to Univision, via Radar Online, about cheating on his wife of 10 years, singer Millie Corretjer, with whom he has two children.

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The Olympic gold medalist revealed he also battled with drug addiction and he contemplated taking his own life not to long ago.

"Rock bottom was recently," he explained. "Within a couple of years, I was just thinking if my life was even worth it. I don't have the strength, I don't have the courage to take my own life but I was thinking about it."

He added: "There were drugs, my drug of choice was cocaine and alcohol. Cocaine was recent. The last two years and I depended more on the alcohol than the cocaine. It took me to a place where I felt safe, it took me to a place where I felt as if nobody can say anything to me, it took me to a place where I just can reach out and grab my mom."


The champion fighter reportedly checked into the Betty Ford clinic in May 2011 to seek treatment for his addictions.


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