U.K. woman Liz Linham, 37, was married to Adrian Linham, 43, for seven years, and they had one child together. Unbeknownst to her, he secretly dated Haley Totterdell for three years and then married her -- all while Liz believed she and her husband were still happily married.
Adrian allegedly told Liz that he was working as scuba instructor in Bangor, North Wales, so he had to be gone for weeks at a time, Mirror.co.uk reported in February. In reality, he was living with Totterdell part-time, 16 miles away from Liz.
In August 2012, Adrian proposed to Totterdell on a beach in Mexico where he honeymooned with Liz. To cover up his web of lies, Adrian reportedly told everyone in his life that he had divorced Liz -- including the best man, who was there at both of Adrian’s weddings.
(Adrian and Liz Linham, Photo Credit: SWNS via Mirror.co.uk)
After marrying Haley, Adrian returned to the U.K. and continued his double life.
Three months after Haley and Adrian got married, Liz got a letter from Adrian’s mother.
"It said that she was sorry to hear Adrian and I had gotten divorced and that she hoped I was dealing with it ok,” Liz told Mirror.co.uk. "She then went on to say that she had been on Facebook and seen Adrian's wedding pictures to Hayley and hoped that his new marriage hadn't affected me too much.”
Liz said she found the wedding photos on Facebook and tore up the letter.
"I called him to confront him but he yet again denied it -- I just went into meltdown," she said.
"He totally denied it and told me not to be so silly," she added. "But that was it - I haven't spoken to him since.”
Adrian recently pleaded guilty to one count of bigamy and was ordered to pay around $1,500 in restitution and given a restraining order. His new wife is reportedly sticking with him.
Liz has custody of their daughter, but she said she has been emotionally scarred by Adrian’s actions.
"When something like this happens you feel like you are unlovable," she said.
(Adrian Linham and Haley Totterdell at their wedding, Photo Credit: SWNS via Mirror.co.uk)
"I wouldn't be surprised if there are more women," Liz added. "I don't think he'd stop at two after everything I've heard. He'll never change.”
Bigamy is a form of polygamy and is illegal in most Western states, including the U.K., according to Wikipedia. The maximum sentenced for bigamy in the U.K. is up to seven years in prison.