Eventually, Alisa and TJ broke up, and the construction company owner’s romance with Ashley subsequently blossomed. They got married in 2013.
“When my stepmom started hanging out with my dad after he moved, she came into his life and we were introduced to her, which was super weird,” Alix explained. “And I was told that I had to be respectful to this woman and that we had to be nice to her. I wanted to rip her head off. It was very weird because I felt like a child from 10 years old who must have been more mature than someone 20, 30 years older than me.”
And she also had to deal with the lingering consequences of this case, noting that some children were not allowed to come to her house because of it.
“Parents would kind of tell my mom and she would tell me the hard truth about why it couldn’t happen,” she said. “She should sit me down and say, ‘They don’t really respect us.'”
Alix also recalled feeling humiliated in class after his connection to Ashley and Spitzer’s sex scandal (he ultimately resigned over the affair in March 2008) was brought up.
“My high school teacher was talking about the governor’s affair and saying exactly what happened – who it happened with – and he looked me in the eye while it was happening in class,” said THE Hot Mess with Alix Earle » said the podcast host. “I remember my classmates looking at me and laughing because they were my family. And it was something he literally taught in history class.”
She added: “I left school screaming. I was so embarrassed.”