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Report: Woman Claims She Dated Miss Cali's Mom



    Report: Woman Claims She Dated Miss Cali's Mom
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    Miss California USA, Carrie Prejean, and her mom Francine Coppola attend a press conference at Trump Tower on May 12 in New York City.

    A woman claims she had a lesbian relationship with Miss California's mom that ended right before the anti-gay marriage beauty queen competed in the biggest pageant of her career, according to

    "I did date her," the woman told ABC Wednesday evening. "I'm not going to deny it, but I'm not going to say anything else."

    Valerie Vetrano, a sales representative from Corona, Calif., claimed her relationship with beauty queen Carrie Prejean's mother ended "a couple weeks before Carrie Prejean was in the Miss USA competition," according to

    The 22-year-old blonde bombshell came in second place in the pageant and set off a firestorm of criticism for her anti-gay marriage comments during the Miss USA pageant. She has appeared in anti same-sex union PSAs since the contest.

    Star Magazine initially reported the relationship.

    Prejean's parents had a messy divorced that spanned nearly 10 years in which they accused each other of having homosexual relationships, according to court documents obtained by

    Prejean also made headlines for racy, semi-nude photos that surfaced after the pageant. Donald Trump, who runs the competition, decided against stripping her of her Miss California crown.

    During the Miss USA competition, Prejean fielded a question on whether she supported gay marriage.

    "I think it's great that Americans are able to choose one or the other," she said. "We live in a land where you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite marriage. And you know what? I think in my country, in my family, I think that I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman. No offense to anybody out there, but that's how I was raised."