Action star Steven Seagal’s new wife Elle worked as his assistant for five years before the couple got married, RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively.
Ironically, Seagal, 58, who has six other children by three different women, is currently involved in a messy $1 million sexual harassment lawsuit brought by another former assistant Kayden Nguyen.
The colorful actor has been keeping his relationship with new wife Elle, with whom he has a six-month old son King, very under wraps.
But RadarOnline.com has discovered the details behind the hush-hush wedding and Steven’s secretive life, which is now getting a lot of scrutiny due to the lawsuit.
“Steven and Elle got married at the end of 2009 before their son was born,” a source familiar with the situation told RadarOnline.com exclusively.
“She had been his assistant for around five years and is originally from Mongolia. She is a very pleasant, quiet and polite person, but her English is not the best.
“He believes that their son King is destined to be a Buddhist king and that he will have a great life.
“Despite his reputation he can be a very kind person and treats his kids well.
“But he and Elle seem to be happy as husband and wife.”
The 6-foot-4 martial arts expert’s lifestyle was painted as sexually bizarre and promiscuous by ex-model Kayden Nguyen, 23, who sued him for sexual harassment and illegal trafficking of females for sex. The legal documents say Seagal “treated Ms. Nguyen as his sex toy.”
According to the suit during Nguyen’s final interview aboard a private jet on Monday, February 22, 2010 in Los Angeles, the actor asked her: Are you sure you wouldn’t mind helping my wife around the house if she asked you to do something?”
Nguyen says she replied: “I would have no problem helping your wife if she needed it.”
But as the plane taxied down the runway Seagal supposedly added: “I’m a family man, and I live with my wife, but she wouldn’t care if you were my lover.
“My wife wouldn’t mind if you and I had a sexual relationship.”
Until now no one has known who Seagal’s new wife is and that she worked for him as his assistant. Even his son’s name has not appeared in the press.
But with Nguyen’s charges in the lawsuit – all of which are denied by Seagal – his personal life is sure to come under scrutiny.
The lawsuit is on hold as legal proceedings are underway to see if it will be decided by arbitration, which Seagal’s legal team prefers.