Rodriguez and Mc Gowan met on the set of Grindhouse in 2006, while Robert was still married to Venezuelan Elizabeth Avellán, his business partner and mother to his five children.
The two started having an affair, causing production on the film to shut down for close to a month when Elizabeth (who was producing the film) found out about her husband's infidelities.
He said: ”Germany offered us a $70 million budget, which would have been by far the biggest budget I ever would have had for a movie.
But I had to shoot it in Germany and post it in Germany.
Things worked out pretty well for Elizabeth, who has finally come into her own as a Hollywood power player now that she's out from under her ex-husband's shadow.