Awkward. Or,knowing Paulette, she probably didn't care. I mean, according to the Gilbert biography, Jinx was bunking in at Paulette's house in 1943.
I don't think she cared. It didn't seem to affect her relationship with either one of them.
Even if she didn't care, it's wierd.
Even if she didn't care, it's always a wierd thing. She (and Merna Kennedy) were his ex-wives friends! It's just not right...
There's no evidence that he ever dated Merna--that could easily have been a figment of Lita's overactive imagination. As far as Jinx. Charlie and Paulette were long over by this time and she openly flirted with a number of his friends while they were still together. Plus, and I might be alone in this opinion, but I've never felt that Charlie and Paulette were ever deeply in love, as much as I think they enjoyed their time together.
Yeah, if you look at Hollywood in general during that time,everyone was dating everyone - married or not! I have a collection of movie magazines from the 1930's and boy, it was quite a carousal that everyone was on.