A “Wheel of Fortune” contestant whose surprising introduction went viral has become an instant celebrity and is making the rounds explaining what he said.
Blair Davis shocked viewers when he said he has been “trapped in a loveless marriage for the last 12 years to an old battle-ax named Kim.” He added: “She cursed my life with three stepchildren, named Star, RJ and Ryan, and I have one rotten grandson.”
The intro set off an Internet frenzy, with social media users mostly praising it with comments like “Finally, someone was truthful” and declarations that the intro was the “best of all time.”
“It was a hit at home, too,” The New York Post reports, quoting Davis’ wife, Kim, saying: “I already knew it was coming. Everybody [at home] laughed.”
Host Pat Sajak seemed momentarily stunned by the intro, but rolled with it — and Blair Davis quickly came clean and confessed that he was joking, as we reported earlier this week.
The Post reports that the couple routinely kid each other at home, quoting Kim saying the “battle-ax” quip is “one of the nicer” names they call each other.
“Blair added that he and Kim see ‘how politically correct [contestants] are for their loved ones’ on the show, so he wanted to be ‘a little more realistic,'” The Post adds, quoting Blair saying: “My wife is extremely intelligent and really beautiful. I’m lucky to have her.”