Francis, 37, proposed to Los Angeles’ CBS News Entertainment Reporter Christina McLarty — niece of Mack McLarty, former White House chief of staff to Bill Clinton — while vacationing in St. Tropez. But it won’t be a traditional wedding.
“We have chosen to have a civil domestic partnership because we don’t believe it’s appropriate to be married until our gay and lesbian friends are afforded the same rights as us to legally marry in the United States,” Francis told Page Six.
The couple have been dating on and off for nearly four years, during which Francis — who spent 339 days in jail battling various charges in Florida and Nevada — also went to court against Steve Wynn over a $2 million gambling debt, and the IRS, which seized $100 million from his bank accounts.
The proposal to McLarty was obviously made on impulse. Asked about the ring, Francis said, “We’re having one made.”
Joe Francis must have made a very romantic proposal. He was probably watching the game, turned to Christina and went, “Hey, wanna get married?” Then he grabbed her tits. And there’s no way Joe isn’t getting married because he’s taking a stand for gay rights. He just wants to bang other chicks without a pre-nup.