Metallica Bassist Robert Trujillo’s Wife Says She Went Out With Him To Not Hurt His Feelings
The famous designer and artist who’s also known for her long-term marriage with Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo, Chloe Trujillo, recently spoke on the ‘Honest AF Show’ and as the show’s title suggests, she opened up about her relationship with the metal-star and revealed that she initially wasn’t that thrilled about dating him.
As you may know, Rob and Chloe got married at the beginning of the 200s and although the first is a world-renown metal star and the latter is praised for her artistic skills, it apparently took them over a decade of knowing each other to fall madly in love.
During a recent interview, Chloe revealed that they met back in the ’90s when she was still in high school as they had a close mutual friend who introduced them. Even though they had the chance to hang out multiple times, it wasn’t until a decade later that Rob would find the courage to ask her out.
However, Chloe was apparently at a point in her life when she was just fed up with bad relationships and if it were anyone else she would have turned them down immediately. Nonetheless, she felt the need to say yes to Rob because they went years back and she didn’t want to hurt his feelings.
Here’s what Chloe Trujillo said during the interview:
“We met in the ’90s. I was still in high school. It’s funny because I was always part of that punk rock, metal scene, ever since I was, like, 12-13, and I would go to a lot of shows. We met in Paris. I became really good friends with a guy – I’m still friends with him. He’s older. He was kind of a big-brother figure to me… And he was really good friends with all the Suicidal Thoughts guys. And they played a lot in Paris.
I became really good friends with Rocky George and Mike Clark. This was before cell phones. They would call me up every time they would come into town: ‘Let’s go out.’ And Robert would always be there. But it’s so funny because I was just hanging out with those two guys. Robert would be kind of there, but I never really talked to him except for just random things, but not really hang out.”
She went on to narrate
“I lived in New York for two years, and I did musical theater and cabaret stuff there. And after two years in New York, I moved to L.A. I didn’t have any contact [with Robert] ’cause Ozzy barely played in Paris. I hadn’t seen Robert in years. I only saw him once – they played Donington festival in England sometime in the ’90s; I don’t remember when. But then I hadn’t seen him.
So I wasn’t thinking of him at all until my friend – the older brother figure [I mentioned earlier] — called me and said, ‘Hey, I told Robert you were in L.A. now. He wants you to call him.’ So I’m, like, ‘Okay. All right.’ And it’s funny because I leave him a voice mail and then I don’t hear anything from him. And then my friend calls me back saying, ‘Robert called me. He was in Tahiti surfing. And he was checking his message from a payphone, and he mistakenly deleted your message. So he wants you to call him back.’ And I’m, like, ‘Is this a joke?’ And I’m, like, ‘Okay. I’ll call him back.’ And then we kind of got together.”
Then Chloe added:
“It’s so funny, ’cause I tell him that too now, and he hates when I say this, but I was at the point in my life where I came out of relationships that were kind of horrible and I was, like, ‘No more. I’m just gonna focus on my career. That’s it.’ And so when Robert asked me on a date because I knew him from before, I didn’t wanna hurt his feelings. I said, ‘Okay.’ But then deep inside, I was, like, ‘Fuck. What’s happening?’ I was, like, ‘I wanna focus on my career. I don’t wanna fall into that trap anymore. I don’t need this in my life.'”
Click here to listen to the whole interview.