BellaNaijarians, what would you do if you found out that your beloved husband is secretly married to another woman?
This was the question 55-year-old British woman Yvonne Gibney, asked herself after she found at that her 49-year-old husband, Maurice, of 17 years secretly married another woman.
She found out after seeing pictures of Maurice kissing his secret bride at the wedding on Facebook, Daily Mail reports. The couple have two children together.
Yvonne first started to hear about his husband’s secret wife via rumours floating around on Facebook. But she dismissed the rumours, refusing to believe that Maurice could betray her.
Her worst fears came true when she saw pictures of the wedding ceremony.
The wedding which cost £45,000 took place at an exotic beach in Oman. Maurice, who is an oil contractor, had been away for work in the Arab state. Apparently, it was during his work trip that the wedding took place.
According to reports, the bride is 46-year-old Suzanne Prudhoe, a teacher whom Maurice had been having an affair with for 18 months.
Yvonne found out that her husband had lied to his family, telling them that they had gotten a divorce, and that he was free to marry another woman.
Maurice’s mom reportedly walked him down the aisle , and the step daughter was a bridesmaid.
Yvonne took her husband to court for bigamy, but instead of sending him to jail, the judge gave him a 6-month sentence, which was suspended for two years.
“I believed in our marriage and shared values, trust, love and respect for each other, a sense of morality.
I loved him unconditionally and believed that love was reciprocated. I simply don’t have the words to effectively convey the pain and hurt and sense of betrayal,” said Yvonne.
She also recounted that she had met her husband and fallen in love with him 20 years ago while working in Nigeria. Following his infidelity, they are now divorced.
What would you do if you were in a similar circumstance?
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