In her new memoir, “Sinner Takes All”, former adult movie actress Tera Patrick has revealed that she and her husband, actor and musician Evan Seinfeld, are no longer together and are headed for a divorce.
Patrick was at one time one of the most popular X-rated actresses and starred in over 100 movies. Seinfeld was in the HBO hit series ‘Oz’ and plays guitar in hard rock band Biohazard.
When he met Patrick, Seinfeld had never appeared in a porn movie. Evidently it did not bother him that his future wife had been a prolific porn star, though several years into their marriage, Patrick decided to stop appearing in adult movies as she felt that, in her words, “almost every couple in porn breaks up and I did not want to become a porn statistic.” She has performed in some strip clubs around Hollywood through the years, but her hard core porn career appeared to be over.
Somewhere along the line, however, Seinfeld decided to become a porn actor himself. When Patrick told him as recently as last summer that he would have to choose between appearing in porn movies and staying married to her, Seinfeld chose to continue his porn career and Patrick says she then left him.
Most people would likely have a very difficult time being married to somebody who appears in adult movies others. Every marriage has its challenges and stresses at times; adding to it the profound jealousy that would likely result from knowing that your supposed life partner is having sex with somebody else would seem to make it that much more difficult.
But now that the couple has separated, will we see a return of Tera Patrick to the industry that made her famous? As she has not appeared in a porn movie since 2006, her legions of fans are surely hoping that she does. While Patrick has not announced any future plans to appear in porn, she continues to serve as a hostess on a Playboy Channel talk show called “School Of Sex”.
If Patrick decides to return to the porn industry, she will find one that is very different than the one she left. In the past few years, the industry has fundamentally shifted and today is driven much by Porn 2.0 websites, which feature generally free of charge, on demand porn movies, or clips of movies, hosted on well run websites. The competition is much more fierce and the supply of movies is greater than ever before.
Tera Patrick, however, is one of the very biggest names in the industry and despite the increased competition would likely still command a large payday, particularly having been out of the business for a number of years now.
Source: Richard Johnson, “Marital Stress in the Extreme”, nypost.com