A young actress is in tears over her shattered romance with embattled attorney Michael Avenatti. Mareli Miniutti, 25, had minor roles in several movies such as “Chuck” and “Ocean’s Eight," but she said her most demanding role was Avenatti's girlfriend. “He loved to be the center of attention,” she told Inside Edition. “He wanted me to be available to him whenever he needed.” They met at a Los Angeles celebrity hangout in 2017. She was 23 and he was twice her age.