Andrea Tantaros’ Summer Romance in Rock and Roll
Andrea Tantaros, a TV personality, and Fox reporter rose to prominence as a conservative political analyst and commentator. She was a co-host of Fox News Channel’s Outnumbered and an original co-host of The Five.
In 2015, however, she made headlines for being involved in an unconventional romance with Dave Navarro, the former drummer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Navarro, who was married to actress Carmen Electra from 2003 to 2007, was seen wandering around New York with Tantaros in April 2015, according to US Weekly.
In 2005, Dave Navarro was photographed with his ex-wife Carmen Electra. (Image courtesy of Dailymail)
A “rock n’ roll Romeo and Juliet” romance
Andrea Tantaros and Dave Navarros had all the components for a strange match. Nobody could have predicted a conservative political analyst romancing a libertarian guitarist in New York. But it turns out they have more in common than just a liking of heavy eyeliner.
Dave Navarro, around 2014, with his current band Jane’s Addiction. (Image courtesy of Dailymail)
When US Weekly first reported on their romance in April 2015, a source close to the couple stated that they had already been dating for a few months after meeting through a mutual acquaintance.
The duo was also seen kissing and wandering around New York, where Navarro was filming season 7 of Inkmaster.
Dave Navarro had previously tweeted in January that he adored Andrea and her show, Outnumbered, according to the article.
Despite being polar opposites, they had a lot in common, according to the source.
In New York, the opposites attract story regrettably failed to reach a satisfying finale befitting of a Rom-Com. Their unusual romance had burned out almost as fast as it had begun. Both were seen leading summer romances with different partners by June 2015.
After a few months, Tantaros and Navarro called it quits.
Despite the fact that their courtship seemed promising, and the allure of being dubbed “unique,” they broke up after only a few months of dating.
In June of 2015, Carmen Electra’s ex-husband already had a mysterious brunette in his arms. According to the Daily Mail, he was photographed on the streets of New York wearing a T-shirt that read “Lie Down I Think I Love You” while flirting with his new love interest.
Andrea Tantaros, too, had moved on, as she was sighted in Bermuda with a British rugby player, but she declined to comment on the purpose of their vacation or the nature of their relationship when contacted by the Daily Mail.
Tantaros’ current relationship status is unknown, and she appears to have vanished from the spotlight. She was last in the headlines when she launched a harassment complaint against Fox News.
After splitting from the Red Hot Chili Peppers due to artistic differences, Dave Navarro now plays for the alternative rock band Jane’s Addiction.
The lawsuit filed by Andrea Tantaros against her former employer, Fox, was dismissed.
Andrea Tantaros sued her former employer Fox News and numerous employees, including former CEO Roger Ailes, Bill Shine, and Irena Briganti, in 2016. The lawsuit was filed when Fox accused Tantaros of breaching her job contract by authoring a book without gaining network approval, according to the New York Times.
Andrea Tantaros, according to Politico.com, accused Roger of sexual harassment and inappropriate comments, blaming the channel’s toxic environment for Tantaros’ sexual harassment. The channel’s toxic environment, which included a culture of “misogyny” and “intimidation,” allowed Tantaros to be sexually harassed. She further claimed that Ailes arranged for her to be illegally surveilled and that executives at the network constructed “sock puppet” social media identities to disparage her online. Tantaros argued in the lawsuit that Fox News is less Smallville and more Playboy.
Former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson made the charges of sexual harassment against the cable news network public in July of that year, and Tantaros followed suit a few months later. Tantaros said in her case, filed in New York State Supreme Court, that she was compelled to “twirl in front of Ailes” and that when she tried to complain, she was threatened by other show execs. Mr. Ailes resigned after the lawsuit was filed, but he disputed all of the charges.
She also alleged that she was dismissed from her weekday talk show “The Five” as a result of her outspokenness.
Bill O’Reilly and John Roberts were also accused of sexual misconduct by her, although she did not file any cases against them.
Tantaros’ allegations were “based entirely on guesswork and assumption,” according to a federal court that rejected the complaint in May of 2018. The basis for the dismissal, according to Judge George B. Daniels of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, was that Andrea Tantaros failed to effectively make out the basic components of her allegations.