MyPillow CEO threatens to sue the Daily Mail after it reported that he had a 'passionate romance' with actress Jane Krakowski

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MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell and the actress Jane Krakowski denied a report that they had a "passionate romance." Adam Bettcher/WireImage/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank/Getty Images
  • MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell and Jane Krakowski denied a Daily Mail report linking them romantically.

  • Lindell told Insider he would take legal action against the Daily Mail.

  • "I didn't even know who the lady was," he said in a text.

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MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell threatened to take legal action against the Daily Mail after it published an article claiming that he had been in a relationship with the "30 Rock" actress Jane Krakowski.

"The daily mail story is a complete lie (I have never met her and have not even been to the places in the article)," Lindell said in a text to Insider.

The MyPillow founder, known to many as the "MyPillow guy" from infomercials, told Insider he would sue the Daily Mail.

Read more: The MyPillow guy says God helped him beat a crack addiction to build a multimillion-dollar empire. Now his religious devotion to Trump threatens to bring it all crashing down.

The Daily Mail reported this week that Lindell and Krakowski had a "passionate romance" in the summer. The article included details about a weekend spent at a Hamptons beach house and time spent together in Manhattan's West Village.

"He sent flowers to her almost every week and champagne and bottles of different liquor. She said she had known him for about eight years and that they had been friends but then they started a relationship about a year ago," the Daily Mail quoted an anonymous source as saying.

Lindell told Insider in a text that he had "never been to that hamptons or west village ever!"

He added, "Also I didn't even know who the lady was."

Krakowski, best known for her role as Jenna Maroney in "30 Rock," also denied that they had a romance.

The actress's representative told the New York Post's Page Six: "Jane has never met Mr. Lindell. She is not and has never been in any relationship with him, romantic or otherwise. She is, however, in full fledged fantasy relationships with Brad Pitt, Rege-Jean Page and Kermit the Frog and welcomes any and all coverage on those."

Representatives for the Daily Mail and Krakowski did not respond to Insider's request for comment.

MyPillow has been in the news as Lindell pushes voter-fraud conspiracy theories

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Lindell cheers at a rally for President Donald Trump in 2018. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Lindell made headlines last Friday when he became one of the last people to visit President Donald Trump in the White House.

The MyPillow CEO, a staunch Trump supporter, has been pushing baseless conspiracy theories that Joe Biden stole the 2020 presidential election. The voting-technology company Dominion has threatened to take legal action against Lindell.

"I'm not backing down on these machines that stole our election," Lindell told Insider in an interview on Wednesday.

"I'm not changing my mind on anything like that ever. I'm not going to: 'Oh, please, don't boycott me. Please don't,'" Lindell added, transforming his voice into a whining, pitiful tone.

"That's not me," Lindell added. "If everybody did that, then anyone that wants to control the narrative can do whatever they want and destroy companies."

The MyPillow CEO has been divorced twice, according to his book, "What Are the Odds? From Crack Addict to CEO." In 2007, he split from his wife of 20 years and the mother of his four children as they both battled addictions to crack cocaine. In 2013, he married a woman named Dallas in a lavish $100,000 wedding. They divorced 20 days later.

"I'm not in love with you," Dallas told Lindell soon after their marriage, according to his book. "Also, you're boring."

Lindell told Insider on Friday that he was in a relationship with a woman named Kendra. Lindell's sister introduced him to Kendra after they met at a Christian conference in 2012; Lindell wrote in his book that his sister insisted "that God had shown her that someday, Kendra and I would be married."

Kendra played a role in Lindell's getting involved in attending more evangelical Christian events, which contributed to his interest in politics. While Lindell has said he's considered running for office, he told Insider on Wednesday that his primary concern right now was addressing what he believes to be election fraud.

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