Steve Kroft Reportedly Told Mistress “Don’t Dress Like Beyoncé”
Steve Kroft of 60 Minutes is back in the tabloids as new alleged texts and images exchanged with his mistress, Lisan Goines, emerged.
More Sexts Emerge From Steve Kroft’s Affair
Kroft, 69, has been married to fellow journalist Jennet Conant for 23 years, and the two share a son. Kroft confirmed he had an affair with Goines, 41, four weeks ago, after The National Enquirer published a story exposing the relationship and featuring explicit texts sent from Kroft to Goines.
“I had an extramarital affair that was a serious lapse of personal judgment and extremely hurtful to my wife and family, and for that I have nothing but regret. My wife and I are committed to each other and are working hard to get past this, and consider it a private matter,” Kroft said in a statement.
Though Kroft failed to comment on the authenticity of the text messages printed in the original story, his silence on the matter seems to confirm their validity. Throughout his three-year affair with Goines, Kroft allegedly frequently exchanged dirty texts with his mistress. “Miss you and all that goes with it. Especially my favorite tastes and colors…pink and brown,” he reportedly wrote.
Four weeks after the original report, sources say that Kroft was paranoid of being found out, and was especially concerned with Goines’ appearance. “Dress in Washington is either professional or Laura Bush,” Kroft allegedly warned Goines before a scheduled weekend away in 2011.
Kroft: ‘Don’t Dress Like Beyoncé’
According to a source, Kroft was particularly worried about being seen with Goines, something he felt was more of a risk because he is white and Goines is a black woman. “He was unwilling to be seen publicly with [Goines] because she’s black – because they’d be more noticeable,” the source told Page Six.
In an effort to go under the radar, Kroft also reportedly told Goines, “Don’t dress like Beyoncé.”
Photos obtained by the tabloid paper include photos of Goines posing in lingerie sent to Kroft and a nude selfie.