TikToker Alix Earle Reflects on Family’s Publicized Scandal with Ashley Dupré

Alix Earle shared her family’s challenging experience involving her father on the ‘Call Her Daddy’ podcast, Thomas “TJ” Earle, and Ashley Dupré, her now-stepmother, who was embroiled in a sex scandal with then-New York Governor Eliot Spitzer in 2008. Alix opened up about the incident and how it unfolded amid media attention.

Alix recalled the day in 2008 when paparazzi swarmed her family’s New Jersey home. Her mother quickly moved Alix and her sister to their cousins’ house to shield them from the media frenzy. At the time, Alix didn’t understand the situation and thought news broadcasters were interviewing neighbors.

Several years later, in fourth grade, Alix began to grasp the truth behind the incident. She discovered the details online and realized that her father had an affair with Ashley Dupré, a well-known figure for her involvement with high-profile individuals, including a former governor of New York.

She felt like her world had crashed down upon discovering her father’s affair had become a public scandal. Alix praised her mother, Alisa, for protecting her and her younger sister, Ashtin, from the turmoil within the family. Alisa handled the situation with maturity, shielding her daughters from unnecessary stress.