Rodriguez was the number one–rated middleweight boxer in the world and was training for his match with world champion Nino Benvenuti.
They soon embarked on a tempestuous relationship that was marked by abuse, guns and violence.
In her new book "Beauty Disrupted," Otis, 43, candidly writes about her struggle to overcome anorexia, as well as drug and alcohol addictions, and the spiritual quest that eventually led her to Buddhism. It's an intense book and I made a decision to put it all down. There was love and there was a lot of insanity and that could be said about a lot of relationships and of course, because he's a celebrity, they're going to pull out all the crap and take it out of context.
Ahmad Rashad, a Pro Bowl wide receiver, has made yet another great catch.
The Minnesota Vikings legend has rebounded from his broken marriage to Sale Johnson — the ex-wife of Jets owner Woody Johnson — and is said to be dating Valerie Jarrett, President Obama’s most trusted senior adviser.
The star - who had trained as a boxer in his early years - also left acting for a while to continue the sport professionally.
He's famously suffered an up and down career, with him previously saying he'd "accepted that his big-budget movie days were over".Rashad, a sportscaster and a close friend of Michael Jordan’s, is keeping the romance on the down low.“They haven’t gone out in public,” one source told me.During the 1980s, Rourke starred in the comedy-drama Diner (1982), the drama Rumble Fish (1983), the crime-black comedy film The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984), and the erotic drama 9½ Weeks (1986), and received critical praise for his work in the Charles Bukowski biopic Barfly and the horror mystery Angel Heart (both 1987).In 1991 Rourke, who had trained as a boxer in his early years, left acting and became a professional boxer for a time.When he proposed to you by threatening to kill himself with a sword if you said no, didn't that set off any warning signals?