A woman has shared her heartbreak after she found out that her husband tied the knot with another woman while he was still married to her.
When Haley Brown found out that her husband Mark Rowlands married Kerry Adams at the Holiday Inn, she immediately reported it to the police.
The mother-of-three said: “I reported Mark because what he did was wrong. It is not a nice way to treat people. In court, he said he’d instructed a firm of solicitors about our divorce, but I knew nothing about that.”
Haley continued: “I think that is just another one of his lies. He can’t help himself. Hopefully, now he has been publicly shamed, he will learn his lesson.”
Speaking about their first meeting in 2010, she said: “Mark was a real charmer, he had the gift of the gab. It was a whirlwind romance and we moved in together after about a month.”
In 2012, they got married in a fancy hotel and fell pregnant with their first baby.
But after she got pregnant with their second child, she started suspecting that Mark was cheating.
“By now, I was realizing Mark was not always truthful with me. I decided I couldn’t take it anymore,” she expressed.
After their second child was born, her husband met him just once and lost contact with her and their children.
“I struggled financially after Mark left. I had a toddler and a new baby and a lot of debts. I had to move house and start again. I did ask him for a divorce, but at that time, I couldn’t afford it,” she said.
Years later, her friend forwarded her a social media post containing photos of Mark’s wedding.
“My jaw hit the floor. He was still married to me!” she said. “It felt funny seeing him marry someone else, but I was over him by now. Even so, I knew this was wrong and I had to report him. The photos were on the hotel’s page, not Mark’s page, which showed he was probably trying to keep it quiet. I felt very torn about it, but it was illegal and so I went to the police.”
Mark pleaded guilty at Chester Magistrates Court and was reportedly fined $575 with $436 in prosecution costs and a victim charge.
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