Former Playboy model, Karen McDougal, is expressing her remorse to First Lady Melania Trump over her affair with Donald Trump.
“What can you say except, I’m sorry? I’m sorry. I wouldn’t want it done to me, I’m sorry,” McDougal,told Anderson Cooper “Going through it when I look back where I was back then, I know it’s wrong, I am really sorry for that. I know it’s the wrong thing to do,” she said, fighting back tears.
“There was a real relationship there. There were real feelings between the two of us, not just myself, not just him … Deep inside, I did have a lot of guilt but I still continued,” said the former Playmate, who said she had the affair with Trump beginning in June 2006, three months before he welcomed son Barron with Melania.
“The only thing he said about his son was, ‘Isn’t the name Barron a nice name?’ ” she added about Trump, whom she called a “nice looking man.”
The former preschool teacher shared that she thought “maybe” their relationship would end in marriage. As for Trump, she believed he had “real feelings” for her. “Of course, he did. I know he did. … I was in [love with him]… He always told he loved me,” she said.
However, McDougal revealed that Trump tried to pay her after sex. “After we had been intimate, he tried to pay me, and I actually didn’t know how to take that,” she said.
Recalling how Trump handed her money after, the former Playmate said, “I don’t even know how to describe the look on my face. It must have been so sad,” adding that she told him, “That’s not me. I’m not that kind of girl.”
McDougal, who first met Trump when he was filming the Celebrity Apprentice at the Playboy Mansion in 1998, said they would “talk about anything and everything” during their “dates” together.
“When you’re in a relationship, do you count how many times you have sex? I can tell you we saw each other a minimum five times a month up to bigger numbers per month. Over the course of 2006 through, I think I ended it April 2007,” she said of allegedly having unprotected sex with Trump.
On Tuesday, McDougal sued the company that owns the National Enquirer to break her silence about the alleged 2006 tryst for which she was paid $150,000 for her story about the 10-month relationship with the now-president and then withheld it from publication, according to the suit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court and obtained by PEOPLE.
Karen McDougal says her relationship with Trump lasted 10 months and they were "intimate" many dozens of times. She says Trump never used protection.
— andrew kaczynski🤔 (@KFILE) March 23, 2018
I want to feel sorry for Melania, because this has to be humiliating for her. But, I'm sure she new he was cheating their whole marriage and hasn't gone anywhere, so I really don't
— Talvin (@Talvin0711) March 23, 2018
Karen McDougal had a ten month affair with Trump—same time as his affair with Stormy Daniels. Trump tried to pay her money after having sex the first time. @SpeakerRyan—you need to investigate this & Stormy Daniels affair—plus the 21 sex assault claims against him. #TrumpSexProbe
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) March 23, 2018
Anderson Cooper: "Did [Trump] ever compare you to any of his kids?”
Karen McDougal: “He said I was beautiful like [Ivanka] and, you know, ‘you’re a smart girl’
— Brian Krassenstein🐬 (@krassenstein) March 23, 2018
She confuses me. She's disgusted by the Access Hollywood tape, surprised bc he was always so respectful (to her, to women) around her.
The man is cheating on his wife, he's tricking her into his room on their 1st date, trying to pay her for (unprotected!) sex … I see no respect
— AJ_Bean (@A_J_Beans) March 23, 2018
Former Playboy model Karen McDougal is alleging an affair more than a decade ago with Donald Trump. Fighting back tears, she says, "I'm really sorry for that. I know it's a wrong thing to do." https://t.co/qeAjICn2xD pic.twitter.com/49iCJl7TTW
— CNN (@CNN) March 23, 2018