The story regarding Ric Flair and Halle Berry has been dissected all over the Internet in the past week. As reported, it all started when Flair mentioned that he slept with Berry in 1997 after she divorced then-baseball player David Justice.
While seemingly in full-on Nature Boy character, his co-host asked if there was truth to this claim. Flair answered, “Why would I lie?”
This caused an uproar among Berry’s reps, as her publisher and friends immediately went on record to state that this statement was far from the truth, and that she was offended by what was stated. Moreover, Berry reps stated that they had not even heard of Ric Flair.
Ric Flair has always been one to boast about his sleeping around with women. On the same show, he mentioned how he has slept with many women. Maybe Flair wants to tote about something a little bit more helpful to his image, seeing how he is currently working on his fifth marriage at 67 years of age.
Nevertheless, the “party and women” lifestyle is something that Flair seemingly cannot manage to shake off, compared to many of his professional wrestling peers.
This choice of living has also came with some heavy baggage, paying his former wives huge sums that are forcing him to stay in the pro wreslting business. Flair, though, is still “styling and profiling”, holding nothing back. Or is he?
When recently stopped by TMZ, the arrogant, talkative 16-time World Heavyweight Champion showed a different side, which reeked of “Oops. I think I may have made a mistake.” Asked about the Halle Berry claims, Flair simply said that he has “no comment”.
Interesting for him to retreat at this point, when it has become national news. Continually being prodded by the reporter, Flair ended up stating that she is a good actress and a “nice person”.
It would be interesting to see if WWE sweeps this under the rug, since he is still involved with the company. Moreover, this hopefully would not bleed over to the image of his daughter, Charlotte, who is doing a great job in the WWE right now.
Thankfully, Flair is not involved in any major storylines with his daughter at the moment, and probably will not in the near future, if ever. For his fans, perhaps the only thing that could satisfy their Ric Flair fix is to listen to him on his podcast, where I am sure he will have more bizarre stories to share.