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Patricia Arquette almost had the kiss of death — and it wasn’t for one of her dramatic screen roles.
The Emmy and Academy Award-winning actress is happy she followed her instincts when things became uncomfortable during a second date with a man who turned out to be a convicted murderer.
Responding to a Twitter chain where random users spoke about their most awkward dates, the “Boyhood” actress recalled the time she dated an athlete who ended up killing his model girlfriend.
Arquette, 53, used the chain as the perfect opportunity to talk about her one-time fling with pro-skateboarder Mark Anthony Rogowski — professionally known as “Gator.”
“Second date. Pro skateboarder. Really cute. Friends with my friends,” she reminisced in the thread.
The date was going well but came to a screeching halt after she leaned in for a kiss.
“We made out but something about how he kissed me freaked me out,” Arquette reflected. “I gave him a fake number. Years later he killed his girlfriend.”
Rogowski was convicted of the 1991 assault, rape and murder of 22-year-old model Jessica Bergsten and was sentenced to 31 years to life in prison.
The 54-year-old Brooklyn native is eligible for parole in March 2023.
When Twitter users asked the “Medium” star to explain why the kiss disturbed her, she explained in a follow up tweet, “It felt aggressive. Like pushing me back hard with his jaw and it felt like it was angry.”
Arquette also brought up another time she was subjected to another aggressive affectionate moment, not opting not to identify the mystery man this time. She said the potential suitor bit her and she started “choking him.
Arquette warned the nippy date: “Don’t ever f---ing do that to a woman again.”
Although the acclaimed actress joked that her experiences made her “overprotective” of her 18-year-old daughter Harlow, she ended her recollections with sage advice: “Moral to the story Trust your instincts.”