Addison Rae's father allegedly carried on a five-month affair with a 25-year-old woman who now claims she was "misled" by the man 21 years her senior.
A woman named Renée Ash told Page Six that she broke things off with Monty Lopez due to his "gaslighting" and alleged flirtations with other young women, one of whom was reportedly 19 years old. Renée also claimed that Monty claimed his marriage to Sheri Easterling was over when it wasn't. (His Instagram bio still reads "Husband to @sherinicole.")
"Unfortunately, he misled me on his marriage, he lied to me," Renée, a Los Angeles resident, told Page Six. "He told me that we were going to be together and have babies together. He even introduced me to his mom, his youngest brother and I thought we had something real. He told me a story of his marriage that convinced me that they were apart and in the process of getting a divorce."
Monty, who boasts 5.4 million followers on TikTok, met Renée in March via a mutual friend and the two quickly began dating. Their brief romance — all while he was married — was a whirlwind that included romantic vacations and dinners. Recently, though, social media videos showed Monty, 46, cozying up to other women.
"If anybody was hurting, it was me and his family. I am beyond sorry for that," Renée said. "I loved him and I believed him. When I found out about the other young girls, my heart broke."
Renée also shared screenshots of purported conversations she had with the middle-aged influencer in which he speaks of starting a family with her. During the course of their relationship, Renee said she even had a pregnancy scare and said Addison's father was hardly supportive.
Further, Renée said she was annoyed that Monty always stalled about going public with her — something she now claims was because he was still married. In several messages she noted her desire to share coupled up images with the social media world.
"This has been going on in LA for too long and I just want to be the girl who is brave enough to tell the truth," Renée said. "Addison and Sheri don't deserve this and neither do the other girls he's disrespected. I hope telling my story sheds light on a man who has gotten away with their power in the industry for too long."
Sheri, who shares Addison, 21, and sons Enzo, 14, and Lucas, 8, with Monty, seemed to address the scandal on social media on July 7.
"Personal matters being brought public are always challenging and overwhelming for anyone involved. I will be okay," she wrote on her Instagram Story. "My biggest concern is —and always will be — my children and their fragile hearts and minds. I will always do my best to try to protect them. My goal is to make sure that they feel secure and safe and know that everything will be okay."
Addison has recently unfollowed her father on Instagram. Sheri's Instagram profile no longer includes the word "wife."