Over the last three weeks, Villaraigosa has repeatedly declined to answer questions from The Times about the status of his relationship with Parker -- calling one reporter an “idiot” for asking.
He has also refused to say whether Parker has moved out of Getty House.
At the Town Hall event at downtown's City Club, Villaraigosa didn't discourage speculation that he is running for governor and just waiting for the right time to make it official. He has been traveling the state on talking tours and having stories done about him testing the political waters.
But she did not show up at a June 6 garden party hosted by Villaraigosa at Getty House, the taxpayer-owned mansion in Windsor Square that serves as the mayor’s residence.
And it was Villaraigosa Deputy Chief of Staff Matt Szabo, not Parker, who rode with the mayor in West Hollywood’s gay pride parade three days later.
Villarigosa, 63, mentioned the news at a lunch-time appearance at Town Hall Los Angeles in downtown then followed up on Twitter.
Govea attended Thursday's lunch event — a discussion about Los Angeles with former mayor Richard Riordan, moderated by former LA Times publisher Austin Beutner — and can be seen at the end of this KCAL 9 report by Dave Lopez.