Jean Claude Van Damme’s promotion of his latest film The Expendables 2 contains a piquant revelation of a long-gone love affair of which nobody knew at the time!
Mid-90s was the time when the actor was “between wives,” having divorced his 5-year-long wife Gladys Portugues in 1992. Later, in 1999, they remarried, but during these 7 years Van Damme had time to marry again (Darcy LaPier, married 1994, divorced 1997) and – as it turns out – have some fun on the side!
When interviewed by The Guardian, the 51-year-old actor indulged in a sweet recollection of having an affair with Kylie Minogue who was his costar in Street Fighter (on the screen in 1994, the time of the shooting unclear).
The actor referred the interviewer to Minogue herself who, he said, “will have a better memory,” but he stated that the fling was unavoidable! It was in Thailand, and it was bound to happen, it would even have been “abnormal” if it hadn’t happened! The actor recollected seeing Minogue every day, smiling, pleasant, “so charming,” not behaving like a big star at all. He knew Thailand well and spent a wonderful time acquainting her with the place.
Remembering kisses and lovemaking with pleasure, Van Damme kept calling Minogue “beautiful” and “a great lady.”
His remembrances of the new film would not be so sweet as he spoke of being hit on the face many times during the shoot.