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Name: David Michael Navarro                                                         
Born: 7 June 1967 Santa Monica, California, U.S.                                     
David Michael Navarro (born June 7, 1967) is a guitarist who has played in the       
rock bands Jane's Addiction and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Navarro is a member       
of The Panic Channel and the cover band Camp Freddy.                                 
Navarro was born in Santa Monica, California, to James Raul Navarro and             
Constance Colleen Hopkins. Navarro's paternal grandfather was an immigrant from     
Mexico.[citation needed] His mother Constance worked as a model, appearing on       
the television show Let's Make a Deal. Navarro was the only person in his           
paternal family not to speak Spanish, as James and Constance divorced when he       
was 7 and he spent the majority of his time with his Anglophone mother.             
Connie Navarro was murdered by her boyfriend eight years after the divorce. Her     
killer was arrested in 1991, thanks to a viewer tip after Navarro appeared on       
the television series, America's Most Wanted. After his mother's death he moved     
in with his father.                                                                 
Navarro has two half-siblings on his father's side - a brother and a sister, who     
are 27 and 31 years younger than him. He attended the private John Thomas Dye       
School in Bel-Air, where he first met Eric Avery. He attended junior high at         
St. Paul the Apostle Elementary School in West Los Angeles (where Paris Hilton       
and Sean Astin also attended).                                                       
Navarro has been married and divorced three times. He married his first wife,       
make-up artist Tania Goddard, in a pagan ceremony in 1990 and his second wife,       
Rhian Gittins, in a civil ceremony on October 15, 1994. Navarro married model       
and actress Carmen Electra, on November 22, 2003. On July 17, 2006, Navarro and     
Electra announced their split to Star Magazine. Navarro posted a message on his     
blog the following morning saying "I just want to say thanks for all of your         
love and support. I'm sure that you can understand that I wish to keep all           
personal matters private." Electra filed for divorce on August 8, 2006.             
It was rumored in August 2006 that Dave was dating porn actress Jenna Jameson,       
but Navarro has denied this on his blog.                                             
During an interview in May 2006 with the online publication Dot News Magazine,       
Navarro stated: "I will tell you that I've come to realize through my               
experimentation over the years that I'm not gay, nor am I bisexual. But at least     
I know that in the sense that I've never been aroused by a man, but I've been in     
situations where I could potentially be aroused. Since it didn't work, I know I'm   
not gay. So I was open to it working, let's just say that." When asked about if     
he had to be gay, he replied that he'd choose to experiment with actor Johnny       
Navarro has long struggled with drugs, including lengthy addictions to both         
heroin and cocaine that was documented in his 2001 autobiography, Don't Try This     
At Home, which was co-authored by Neil Strauss.