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The once-prominent Bloomberg News reporter who famously quit her job and left her husband to pursue a relationship with jailed “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli objects to the notion that she “threw her life away” for the drug company CEO-turned-convicted felon, who eventually dumped her for speaking out about their romance.
“Part of me will always love Martin… I absolutely don’t have any regrets about what, you know, what has transpired,” Christie Smythe told TmZ Blog Digital.
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What “transpired,” was a shocking, viral tale of Smythe walking away from her career and marriage after falling in love with Shkreli, who she first kissed in a room that “smelled of chicken wings” during a visit to jail. She will detail her side of the infamous story in a new Substack memoir, “SMIRK: How I Fell in Love With the Most Hated Man in America,” but first she opened up to TmZ Blog Digital about what’s transpired since she stunned the journalism industry with her tell-all in 2020.
“I was the reporter who broke the story of the arrest of a very notorious figure. I got to know him over the course of reporting on him, I eventually developed such a close relationship with him that I left my job and decided to pursue a romantic relationship with him… people found that very shocking,” Smythe said when asked how she describes the ordeal to new people that come into her life.
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The strange tale came to light when Elle magazine published its 2020 bombshell. There, she spoke out against Shkreli’s wishes, claiming that she was concerned about coronavirus plaguing prisons and wanted their relationship to be known in case her jailed boyfriend became sick.
It turned out that Shkreli was so annoyed that she had spoken to the magazine that he broke up with her through an attorney when Elle reached out for comment. “Mr. Shkreli wishes Ms. Smythe the best of luck in her future endeavors,” the statement read tersely.