Film & TV

Jean-Claude Van Damme & Kylie Minogue Had a Probably Awesome Affair

Film & TV

Jean-Claude Van Damme & Kylie Minogue Had a Probably Awesome Affair

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1994’s Street Fighter, based off the videogame series, is one of the all-time great camp classics. While I could get into it for quite some time, here’s just one reason: an unlikely on-screen pairing between Jean-Claude Van Damme, that great action hero of yesteryear, and Kyle Minogue, that great pop star of yesteryear. Nostalgic worlds colliding! But it isn’t enough to witness them rocking bad accents and awesome uniforms. In an interview to promote The Expendables 2, Van Damme revealed that he had an affair with Minogue during the movie’s filming. “Sometimes you let go of stuff … I don’t know, maybe. Yes. OK. Yes, yes, yes. It happened. I was in Thailand, we had an affair. Sweet kiss, beautiful lovemaking,” he said. “It would be abnormal not to have had an affair, she’s so beautiful and she was there in front of me every day with a beautiful smile, simpatico, so charming, she wasn’t acting like a big star. I knew Thailand very well, so I showed her my Thailand. She’s a great lady.” The jokes about Van Damme showing anyone his “Thailand” are super easy and dumb to make, but I’ll resist. If you don’t think you’re better served by the knowledge that two famous people once slept together, just imagine how athletic their lovemaking must’ve been; if that isn’t enough to make one reach for the pull-up bar, what is?