Mistress, Not Wife, Greets 21st Miner

'I am a decent woman,' explains the wife
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 13, 2010 3:44 PM CDT
Mistress, Not Wife, Greets 21st Miner
This undated photo released by Chilean newspaper Diario Atacama shows miner Yonni Barrios.   (AP Photo/Diario Atacama)

(Newser) – A drama of another sort played out today amid the Chilean miners' rescue. When Yonni Barrios, the 21st man, emerged from the mine, he got a hug and kiss from girlfriend Susana Valenzuela. Which is notable only because he also has a wife, who learned of Valenzuela's existence at the camp for relatives. She opted not to attend the rescue.

"I am happy because he made it, it's a miracle of God," wife Marta Salinas told the Daily Mail. "But I'm not going to the rescue. He asked me to, but it turns out that he also asked the other lady, and I am a decent woman. Things are clear: It's her or me." (Read more Chilean miners stories.)

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