Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk has allegedly dumped his third wife for his best friend’s wife. (Can anyone saw Tony Hawk is a cheating Scumbag!!)
Hawk is said to have broken up with Lhotse Merriam - with whom he has a two-year-old son - and started dating Cathy Goodman instead.
Miss Goodman was married to Hawk’s best friend and business partner Matt Goodman for 20 years but the couple have now split up. They have two children together.
The development threatens to derail Hawk’s $120million business empire founded on his skating career and hugely successful video game series.
But it could also be a personal disaster and cause him to lose somebody who has been close to him for many years.
Hawk and Goodman have been friends since childhood and, according to the New York Post, Goodman was a groomsman at all of Hawks’ three weddings. The pair have also founded a company together which makes sports action films. Another issue could be the divorce settlement - it is not clear at this stage how much Miss Merriam could be entitled to for their five-year marriage.
Hawk’s 'infidelity' is said to have come to light in December when Miss Merriam discovered a plane ticket that he had booked for Miss Goodman to join him in San Francisco.
Hawk, 42, filed for divorce from Miss Merriam, 38, in February.
The couple have one child and he has three sons from his previous two marriages.
‘We remain deeply committed and loving parents to our daughter, and out of respect for that responsibility we ask that people honour our family's privacy during this important time of transition,’ they said at the time of their separation.
Although no longer considered the best skateboarder in the world, Tony Hawk is easily the best known the sport has ever seen and is credited with putting it on the map.
He became famous in the 1990s for pioneering ‘vertical skating’ in which skaters ride up a very steep ramp and perform tricks.
At the end of the decade he became the first person to successfully execute a ‘900’ in a competition, which involves turning the body through 900 degrees, or two and a half revolutions, whilst riding the skateboard.
His fame was cemented by a series of 15 hugely successful video games across a number of console formats.
TMZ.com reports that when reporters asked what he had planned for the new year, he rubbed his wife’s belly and said, “That’s our plan.”
Hawk, 39, has three sons, 15-year-old Riley, 8-year-old Spencer and 6-year-old Keegan from previous marriages (Lhotse is his third wife).
No word yet on due date or the sex (possibly a girl this time?).
Lhotse Merriam Hawk BiographyAs a biography, Lhotse Merriam grew up in Eugene, Oregon. She attended Edison Elementary School and Roosevelt Middle school. She graduated from South Eugene High school, where she was a cheerleader and part of the ski club.
She went on to the University of California at Santa Cruz and majored in economics and philosophy. After she graduated, she got a job as a publicist for a Crested Butte, Colorado ski area. She is a founder of the International Free Skiers Association and started her own PR firm, Method Media and Marketing. She first met Tony Hawk in 1998, when she was a publicist for the X-Games.
Lhotse and Tony married one year after they started dating on January 12, 2006. They were married on the island of Tavarua, Fiji, where Lhotse’s favorite band, Rancid, played at their wedding. Lhotse and Tony live in the San Diego area.
See more photos of Lhotse Merriam Hawk below.