Lauren Cleri, "Moment of Truth" May Have Caused Her Divorce

Atlanta, GA 2/28/2008 04:01 AM GMT (TransWorldNews)

Lauren Cleri, the woman who admitted to cheating on him and wanting to be married to her ex-boyfriend on Monday's episode of Fox's "The Moment of Truth", says she did it just for the money.

Towards the end of the show, her ex-boyfriend walked onto the stage and asked Cleri a couple of tough questions. The first one was, "If he wanted to get back together, would she leave her husband?"

Frank Cleri, Lauren's husband, had the opportunity to stop the question, but did not. Instead, Lauren's friend Monica pressed the "stop" button.

Lauren's ex-boyfriend proceeded to ask her if he was the man that she should be married to. Lauren answered yes. The host then asked her if she had sexual relations with anyone since she and Frank have been married, and Lauren again answered yes.

Unfortunately, she answered a question false and walked away with no prize money and a possible divorce in the future.

"We're kind of up in the air right now — I want to [get back together], but I don't think he does," Lauren Cleri told the New York Post.

"It's not very easy to overcome," Frank Cleri, an NYPD officer with the 48th Precinct in The Bronx, told the Post.

Frank Cleri said he had been aware of his wife's cheating but was not prepared to go public with it for the money.

The pair said they had planned to share any money she won.

On the show, contestants are hooked up to polygraphs and can be eliminated if a lie is detected. Cleri's alarm went off after she answered "yes" when asked if she believed she is a good person.

According to the show's Web site, contestants "answer 21 increasingly personal questions honestly, as determined by a polygraph, and win up to $500,000."

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