Woman dis­cov­ers fi­ancé is cheat­ing through Face­book

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News/worldwide -

A MOTHER of three has claimed she dis­cov­ered her fi­ancé was lead­ing a dou­ble life af­ter she hap­pened on a picture of him hold­ing hands with his wife on Face­book.

Amanda Creighton (32) from New­cas­tle in Eng­land says she un­cov­ered the true iden­tity of her then-fi­ancé, Paul McHugh, af­ter his wife ap­peared as a “sug­gested friend” on so­cial me­dia.

Amanda told The Sun that Paul, who’s from South Shields in the UK, whom she knew as Chris Walker had been ly­ing about his iden­tity

“We were to­gether for two years and in that time he be­trayed me in the worst way pos­si­ble. I was left heart­bro­ken and it took me a long time to trust again,” she told The Sun.

The two met in 2003 on the dat­ing web­site Free Dat­ing. Amanda said to the Daily Mail she’d re­cently split from her hus­band of 10 years at the time of their meet­ing and was hes­i­tant about the re­la­tion­ship at first.

“But af­ter Chris mes­saged me I took the plunge and we started chat­ting,” she said to Daily Mail.

Af­ter a month of mes­sag­ing, the pair de­cided to meet up at a bar and the night even ended with a kiss.

Af­ter dat­ing for four months they be­came of­fi­cial. But shortly af­ter that Paul had to leave for six weeks for a work trip. She sug­gested vis­it­ing him but he re­fused.

“I thought it was weird, but just as­sumed he was busy. I know now that he spent the whole time with his wife while she had his baby,” she said.

When he re­turned Paul was still act­ing weird and when Amanda con­fronted him, he pro­posed.

“I was shocked but re­ally ex­cited. Im­me­di­ately I for­gave his weird be­hav­iour and put it down to work stress,” she told The Sun. Af­ter that she got caught up in plan­ning the wed­ding. How­ever, in De­cem­ber 2014 she was scrolling through Face­book when a pro­file picture, which Paul was in, caught her eye, re­ports The Sun.

“I recog­nised ‘Chris’ in the picture, so I clicked on the pro­file. My stom­ach dropped as I saw ‘Chris’ hand in hand with an­other woman,” she said.

Brows­ing through the Face­book ac­count she not only re­alised her fi­ancé was mar­ried to an­other woman but they even had a child to­gether.

Shock­ingly, she also learned his real name was in fact Paul McHugh and not Chris Walker, re­ports Daily Mail .

“I was ab­so­lutely dev­as­tated and fu­ri­ous. I con­fronted him over the phone and as soon as I said, ‘Your name is Paul,’ he hung up straight away.

“I threw his stuff out of my house then I mes­saged his wife but she told me I was ly­ing,” Amanda told the Daily Mail.

In May 2015, six months af­ter the con­fronta­tion, Amanda says Paul begged her to take him back, stat­ing he’d bro­ken up with his wife. She took him back.

“I still loved him and even­tu­ally we gave our re­la­tion­ship an­other go,” she told The Sun.

But he started dis­ap­pear­ing again for days at a time and this time when she con­fronted him, she says he didn’t deny it.

She im­me­di­ately ended things but a week later found out she was preg­nant.

“I told Paul and he promised we’d deal with it to­gether. I just wanted things to be civil for our child,” she told The Sun.

In Au­gust 2016 she gave birth to daugh­ter Mol­lie, who’s now one. In March this year she spot­ted a stranger nam­ing and sham­ing Paul as a cheater on Face­book, so she com­mented and de­cided to share her story as well.

“Hours later three women mes­saged me telling me he’d been see­ing them at the same time as me. He had dat­ing pro­files on sev­eral dif­fer­ent web­sites, all un­der the name of Chris Walker.

“I just couldn’t be­lieve it. He was so good at ly­ing that he man­aged to con­vince us all that he was in love with us,” she told The Sun.

Amanda says she thought he was the one and although she was trau­ma­tised she found the courage to move on and now has new love in her life.

“I have a new part­ner now, but it’s taken a lot for me to trust men again.”

When Paul was ap­proached for com­ment he de­nied ev­ery­thing and said tests are cur­rently be­ing car­ried out to de­ter­mine if the child Amanda claims to be his re­ally is, re­ports the Daily Mail. — AFP

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