So Foul: Ray Charles’s ‘Mistress’ Revealed What She Stole From Him And Why

Posted On : September 22, 2022
(inset photo) Ray Charles with his self-proclaimed mistress, Marci Soto; (R) Ray Charles

After the movie “Ray” came out, it’s no more a secret the late great Ray Charles loved himself some women. Decades later, one of his alleged longtime mistresses, Marci Soto, wrote a tell-all book and revealed that she did Mr. Charles dirty. This book has some people hot! Who knows what her motivation was/is. But like all writers, they presumably want to gain a profit.  Find out what she did and why below.

They Reportedly Couple Became A Secret Item in 1968

Allegedly, the couple became a secret item in 1968 when Ray was married to his wife, Della, and was a major R&B and Soul artist. Being a huge fan, Marci Soto convinced Ray’s manager to set up a date and she said they had sex that night. The couple reportedly enjoyed an on/off romance over the years.

Word On The Old School Curb Is That She Robbed Him Blind

Ray Charles with his self-proclaimed mistress, Marci Soto (in white)

As per Soto’s book, she robbed him blind:

“I certainly didn’t feel like I was robbing the blind. I felt like he was ready to do something he should have done years earlier – pay off my house.” Soto also reveals she once aborted Charles’ baby-and never told him. Wow! She adds, “I didn’t even tell Ray – there was no reason to know. I definitely wasn’t having a baby.”

Our take on this…we assume she did it for the money. There was nothing to gain from this but to tell her story, but there’s so much “shock” within the book, that it seems the approach was to create shock value. I remember something Oprah Winfrey said many years ago on her talk show, if you can look at a situation and deal with the worst thing that can happen and still be ok with it, then let that determine whether you’re going to do it or not. If Ray were here to look at it that way, we can only wonder what his response would be.