Glee actor Mark Salling was found dead near his Los Angeles home in a wooded area on Tuesday. He was convicted of possessing child porn on his laptop and had entered a plea deal last October. The hearing was due on March 7, 2018, but it seems like Salling took his own life before that could happen. His sudden death has raised a lot of questions, and many are curious about the actor and his personal life before his death. Did he have a girlfriend? Was Mark Salling gay? Learn more about Mark Salling’s girlfriend history and more, right here.
Mark Salling from Glee, who played the troublesome character of Puck, is dead at 35. The actor was found dead near his home in Tujunga on the morning of Tuesday, January 30, 2018. His lawyer has released a statement regarding the same.
The death of Mark Salling is being passed as a suicide by some sources. However, his lawyer has denied this.
Salling was arrested for indulging in child pornography after officials received a tip claiming that the actor had hundreds of images on his computer.
The actor plead guilty by the end of 2017 and was facing seven years in prison. But before the judgment could be passed, Mark Salling’s dead body was found.
Nevertheless, Salling had earned the wrath of many a woman since his arrest. And since the news of his death, many are looking into his past to see who the star has been connected to.
Here’s more on Mark Salling’s dating timeline and a brief history of each of the women he dated.
The two reportedly got cozy with each other at a Hollywood party and left together. They were spotted together a few times, but their romance rumors soon fizzled out.
Patridge continued her erratic relationship with BMX rider, Corey Bohan. Their daughter, Kirra Max, was born last June, and they tied the knot a few months later.
But in September 2017, Patridge filed for divorce and a restraining order citing abuse from Bohan. She has reportedly reconnected with her ex, Justin Bobby.
Salling dated his co-star, Naya Rivera (who played Santana on Glee), on and off for three years before they broke up for good in 2010. At that time, Rivera didn’t take being dumped abruptly so well.
In her memoir, Sorry Not Sorry: Dreams, Mistakes, and Growing Up, Rivera said that she was young and naive when she dated Salling. She said he dumped her and dated other women when his publicist advised him that keeping a single image could advance his career.
A scorned Naya reportedly egged his car in sweet revenge! Whether that is true or not, Rivera truly believes she dodged a bullet with Salling.
Later, Naya said she that she heard about his child porn charges from her son’s nanny, and she wasn’t surprised. She claimed that she always knew he had something going on.
Looking back at her relationship, Naya wrote in her tell-all, “I think everyone should have that one relationship where you look back and ask yourself, ‘What the hell was I thinking?’ You’ll learn something and you won’t regret it. Unless, of course, that relationship was with someone who had a sizable stash of child porn on his computer. Then, by all means, regret everything.”
Roxanne Gorzela, who went by Roxanne Dawn, was a DJ and a Playboy model. She sued Salling for sexual battery in 2011, claiming the actor had forced unprotected sex on her.
Among her many claims, Dawn said that she found Salling cheating on her with another woman. He also reportedly pushed her to the ground when she asked if he had any STDs, causing her to hit her head.
Their argument escalated when Salling sued her for defamation and denied the charges. They settled the matter out of court, which cost Salling dearly.
The judge ordered Salling to pay Dawn $2.7 million.
Solenn Heussaff and Denyse Tontz
In 2011, the actor briefly dated Filipina-French actress and VJ, Solenn Heussaff. But it was a short-lived and uneventful romance.
Salling then moved on with Nickelodeon star, Denyse Tontz, who was 19 at the time while Salling was 31.
According to some sources, Tontz was the ex-girlfriend who tipped off authorities. Salling was first arrested by the Los Angeles Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce in 2015 after a stash of child porn was found on his laptop and flash drive.
Salling pleaded guilty to the charges on October 4. He was registered as a sex offender and was to enter a treatment program. Additionally, he was ordered not to have any verbal or electronic contact with anyone under the age of 18, and to stay away from areas populated by children.
According to court documents, he was ordered to pay $50,000 in restitution to each victim.
Mark Salling’s attorney, Michael Proctor stated, “I can confirm that Mark Salling passed away early this morning. Mark was a gentle and loving person, a person of great creativity, who was doing his best to atone for some serious mistakes and errors of judgment.”