The AP caption sets the scene:

The 21st man pulled out of the Chile mine, Johnny Barrios, 50, got a big hug and several kisses from his girlfriend after reaching the surface. His wife, who only learned of Valenzuela’s existence when the 2 women met at the camp, stayed home.

The awkwardness here is palpable, and this is before he’s got to face his wife. Twenty bucks says this guy jumps back down into the mine within a week:

The great news is that as I write this, they’ve just successfully pulled the last trapped miner from the mine. But the story above is sure to add a wacky sub-plot to the inevitable mini-series about this event.


7 Responses to “Awkward Moment of the Day: Chilean Miner Surfaces, Mistress Waiting for Him, Wife Not”

  1. OK_Loyalist on October 13th, 2010 11:37 pm

    It's about damn time we get a GREAT NEWS story coming out a mine incident !!! Hope all involved get the help and support they are going to need.

  2. jojo on October 13th, 2010 11:39 pm

    Johnny, the Bill Clinton of copper mining.
    Mistress looks just like Joy Behar.
    Not hot, Johnny!

  3. Ken in Texas on October 14th, 2010 12:37 am

    The Mickey Mouse "ears" on the helmet didn't help, either. I'll damn betch'a in a day or so, he's gonna feel like he was et by a coyote and shit over a cliff.

  4. Jeff on October 14th, 2010 9:58 am

    If that was his mistress, I can only imagine what his wife looks like! *shudders*

  5. Doug on October 14th, 2010 10:56 am

    Now that was mean! Funny as hell… but mean…

  6. bee on October 14th, 2010 12:25 pm

    well, a Joy Behar clone is fitting, because HE so resembes Keith Richards

  7. Scott B on October 14th, 2010 5:34 pm

    Ruh-roh, Rhonny!

    This mini-series talk can only appear on Lifetime – The Man-Hating Channel. I wonder if it'll be hosted by Rachel Maddow and his Domestic Partner…

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