Elaine & Steve Wynn statement raises questions
Elaine Wynn’s carefully worded statement the other day about her marriage left many Wynn watchers hanging on two key words straight out of “Avenue Q,” the Broadway show that Steve Wynn brought to Las Vegas.
At issue was whether her husband, who has been acknowledging to his inner circle that he is in love with a British woman, would move her to Las Vegas.
An Elaine Wynn intermediary called me Friday night and made it clear Elaine Wynn wanted her comments published immediately.
“There are no plans for him to have a relationship while Mrs. Wynn is in Las Vegas.”
“For now, she has no plans to leave,” the rep said.
The two words that raised eyebrows: “For now.”
Has she considered leaving? I don’t pretend to have that information, and she won’t be taking my calls since she also made it clear we wouldn’t be chatting “going forward,” in the words of her rep.
But there’s buzz among management that something’s in the wind, and not just the D-word.
It has something to do with the Beverly Hills Hotel, a source told me.
News of the split hit like an earthquake.
“Some executives are saying, ‘If she’s leaving, I’m leaving,” the source added.
Wynn Las Vegas villa being refit
“It’s being redesigned for them,” my source said Thursday.
The bombshell romance made headlines this week when the New York Post’s Page Six column reported Wynn, the founder, chairman and CEO of Wynn Resorts, has been involved with the woman for five months.
“They met at St. Tropez,” said the source. She’s a divorcee in her late 40s with children, according to several reports.
Neither Wynn nor wife Elaine has confirmed or denied the separation.
Company officials are declining comment, saying the Wynns’ personal lives are off-limits.
Further complicating the sensitive nature of the split, Elaine Wynn’s nephew, Andrew Pascal, is president of Wynn Las Vegas and the new Encore.
Steve Wynn and his girlfriend were reportedly in St. Moritz, Switzerland, celebrating his 67th birthday, which was Tuesday.
He has been spending time on the French Riviera since his purchase last summer of a 183-foot yacht that was moored at Nice, France.
The yacht, named the Allegro, ranks among the top 50 largest owned by an American.
There are rumblings that a villa being renovated at Wynn Las Vegas is the future home of Steve Wynn and his British girlfriend.
Wynn marriage appears cloudy