Published September 18, 2013
Sharen Jester Turney, the married millionaire CEO of Victoria’s Secret, reportedly has a sexy secret of her own: a torrid affair that lasted two years, according to the New York Post's Page Six.
Cliff Donenfeld — a luxury real estate broker in Naples, Fla. — says he met Turney, one of the world’s highest-paid female execs, at a party in about 2008. After they began a secret romance, he says she promised him a life together as well as a multimillion-dollar house they could share.
“I was instrumental in every aspect of her life for two years. I was her sounding board, personally and professionally,” claims Donenfeld, 50, who added he met Turney at a private party and then went to dinner with her again the next night.
By 2010, “the relationship started to dissipate,” but they remained friends. Just weeks ago, Donenfeld says, he asked Turney if she’d serve as a reference for him to make a jump to the fashion world. She refused, and, “[I was] very hurt and disappointed . . . I never got any credit I deserved for what I did for her.”