V. Stiviano, the woman thrust into the national spotlight as the person on the other end of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s racist rant, is reportedly in the final stages of adopting two African-American teenage boys, according to RadarOnline.com.
“V fostered two young African-American boys for several years,” a source told RadarOnline. “She had met the boys during her work in the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.”
According to the website, Sterling even had interactions with the boys over the years.
The adoption news wasn’t the only shocker to break about Stiviano. TMZ.com is reporting that the woman behind the face-long visor (which has become her trademark look in recent days) also is being investigated for extortion. According to the website, Stiviano is under investigation on allegations she demanded money in return for keeping the Sterling recordings from going public.
TMZ reports unidentified law enforcement sources saying that a senior investigator for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office contacted Sterling’s wife, Shelly, on Tuesday requesting an interview about the extortion allegation.
There has been spotty information about the Stiviano adoption but RadarOnline reported that it was approved on Friday and has been in the works for three years. The two boys, ages 12 and 13, are reportedly African American and a mix of Asian ethnicities, according to RadarOnline. It’s not clear whether the boys are related, but the New York Daily News says both boys have been in foster care for years.
The Daily News reports that Stiviano, who is black and Mexican, recently passed a crucial home inspection but doesn’t want to move the boys in until media attention dies down.
“She wants to protect them and safeguard their privacy,” a source told the Daily News. “I think she’ll be excellent at taking care of them.”