Deanna Favre Speaks, but Mostly Silent on Sexting Scandal

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Some have referred to Jenn Sterger as the victim in the Brett Favre alleged sexting scandal, and to some extent that’s true. No one wants to be harassed/the recipient of unwanted creepiness, but the real victim here is actually Brett Favre’s wife Deanna. This must be a very difficult time for her as the embarrassment she’s probably feeling must be beyond belief.

Deanna Favre was interviewed today on “Good Morning America” about a book she co-authored with Shane Stanford titled “The Cure for the Chronic Life,” which is about getting past hard times and patterns of unhealthy behavior.

Deanna has admitted publicly in recent years that she’s well aware of Favre’s cheating, and once threatened to leave him because of it. (And yes, it made me queasy just now to link out to a Rupert Murdoch owned publication. I’ll need to shower four times today to clean that filth off!)

By Paul M. Banks

Today however, she said publicly that her religious faith and an outward focus are helping her deal with the allegations leveled against her husband.

Deanna Favre’s quote that’s making the media rounds: “I’m handling this through faith.”

And she did not specifically address whether she believes if the allegations against her husband are true or false.

Coincidentally, it’s eerie how much Deanna looks exactly how Jenn Sterger will likely appear in about 10-15 years. It reminds me of that “Lost” episode where we find out how Benjamin Linus’ mother looks EXACTLY like Dr. Juliet Burke.

But if I could be serious for a moment (I know it doesn’t happen often)- if there is one single person who’s opinion on this situation matters more than anyone else, it’s Deanna Favre, and it’s a bit sad that most of the people covering this story have overlooked this fact.

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  1. She’s not a story because she’s already acknowledged his infidelities, and thus doesn’t deserve the same coverage as Elin did when Tiger was boofing every waitress and porn star he could. If she stays with him I don’t think she deserves any sympathy.

  2. paulmbanks says:

    I agree with you that she’s acknowledged his philandering and Favre’s matrimonial malfeasance isn’t news to people paying attention. But given the power of Favre’s brand- his bullshit “family man” image espoused by the NFL, Wrangler, his sponsors etc.

    this is news. Because most people don’t know that he’s just like every other rich, famous man who wants to bang every girl he can.

    she likely knows this and will probably not do anything about it. She’ll probably stay

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