James Franco’s girlfriend Isabel Pakzad, 29, wows in a skimpy thong bikini as she joins shirtless actor, 44, for beach day in Mykonos
James Franco’s girlfriend Isabel Pakzad wowed in a thong bikini as she spent the day at the beach with her actor love in Mykonos, Greece on Tuesday.
The actress, 29, who has been dating the hunk, 44, since 2017, slipped into a tiny black string bikini which displayed her cleavage, taut midriff and peachy posterior as she soaked up the sun.
She showed off her radiant complexion by going make-up free for the day.
Wow: James Franco’s girlfriend Isabel Pakzad wowed in a thong bikini as she spent the day at the beach with her actor love in Mykonos, Greece on Tuesday
127 Hours star James showcased his hunky frame in a pair of red swimming trunks as he took a dip.
The actor sported a shaggy beard as he relaxed on his European break.
The loved-up pair reportedly started dating in November 2017 but have largely kept their romance out of the spotlight over the years.
At the time, it was believed the actor decided against going public with their relationship after had made headlines for alleged sexual misconduct just weeks into their romance.
Cheeky: The actress, 29, who has been dating the hunk, 44, since 2017, slipped into a tiny black string bikini which displayed her cleavage, taut midriff and peachy posterior as she soaked up the sun
The actor, who previously taught film courses at New York University and other colleges, was reported in 2018 to have ‘abus[ed] his power as an acting teacher in a sexually exploitative manner.’
James publicly addressed the matter for the first time since the allegations emerged on a SiriusXM podcast last December, admitting he slept with students at his acting school and ‘cheated on everyone’ he dated during a 20-year battle with ‘sex addiction.
Speaking on The Jess Cagle Podcast, James confessed he ‘did sleep with students, and that was wrong.’
He also admitted he could ‘never be faithful to anybody’ before he met Isabel.
The star blamed his infidelities and inappropriate behavior on a sex addiction he has suffered from since giving up alcohol as a teenager.
‘It’s such a powerful drug,’ he explained. ‘I got hooked on it for 20 more years. The insidious part of that is that I stayed sober from alcohol all that time.
‘And I went to meetings all that time. I even tried to sponsor other people. So in my head, it was like, ‘Oh, I’m sober. I’m living a spiritual life.’ Where on the side, I’m acting out now in all these other ways, and I couldn’t see it.’
Couple: The loved-up pair reportedly started dating in November 2017 but have largely kept their romance out of the spotlight over the years (pictured 2019)
James said he has been in recovery from sex addiction since 2016 and has ‘been doing a lot of work’ after the allegations against him ‘and changing who I was.’
‘I didn’t want to hurt people,’ he said.
James also revealed that while he did sleep with students at his acting school, he thought it was ‘cool’ because it was ‘consensual’ and they were all adults.’
‘I [was] completely blind to power dynamics or anything like that, but also completely blind to people’s feelings. I didn’t wanna hurt people,’ he said.
‘I’ll admit, I did sleep with students,’ he said. ‘Over the course of my teaching, I did sleep with students. And that was wrong.
‘But, like I said, it’s not why I started the school. And I wasn’t the person who selected the people to be in the class. So it wasn’t a master plan on my part, but yes, there were certain instances where, you know what, I was in a consensual thing with a student and I shouldn’t have been.
‘I suppose at the time my thing was, if it’s consensual, OK. Of course I knew, I talked to other people, other teachers, yeah, it’s probably not a cool thing. [But] at the time, I was not as clear-headed as I’ve said. So I guess it just comes down to my criteria: If this is consensual, it’s cool. We’re all adults,’ he said.
During the discussion, James opened up about how he struggled to stay faithful to anyone and cheated on all of his past girlfriends.
He said: ‘I had girlfriends. I could never be faithful to anybody. I cheated on everyone before Isabel.’
James cited his 20-year battle with sex addiction as the main reason for his rampant adultery, an issue he’s been successfully battling for the past five years.
‘I was in recovery before, for substance abuse. And there were some issues that I had to deal with that were also related to addiction.
‘And so I’ve really used my recovery background to kind of start examining this and changing who I was,’ he explained.
Smitten: James, who has spoken openly about his sex addiction battle, previously said he ‘cheated on everyone before Isabel’ (pictured 2018)