We’ve all heard different stories of cheating partners, but this one’s a one-of-a-kind type of betrayal. Heather McGillion, 24, and a new mother, was left devastated after discovering that her boyfriend married another woman while she was in labor.
The two met in Dominican Republic as they were both working as hotel entertainers. After more than a year of being together, Heather got pregnant and the couple planned their future in the Caribbean Island.
However, Heather was encountering complications from her pregnancy so she went to her hometown in Scotland. Adonis Rodriguez, her (ex) partner, was left due to his visa being denied.
After giving birth to a baby boy whom she named Diego, Heather received a message from a friend showing that Adonis married another woman. Wedding photos were also uploaded by Adonis on his social site, suffice to say that his alleged cheating wasn’t all secret.
“When I opened the message it felt like I had been hit by a double-decker bus,” Heather said.
“Adonis had his arms around a woman and she was wearing a wedding dress. It didn’t make sense and the more I thought about it, the more absurd it was.
“We had only been apart for a few weeks and there was no way Adonis could have met another woman and arranged a wedding in less than a month.
“For a second I didn’t twig who it was. Then to my horror I realized it was Julia,” Heather said.
Julia was a German backpacker who stayed at the hotel where they worked. Apparently, Adonis became friends with her on Facebook and started messaging each other, which made Heather feel uneasy. As expected, he assured her it was nothing.
“When I discovered I was pregnant, I forgot all about it,” Heather said.
When Heather confronted Adonis, he admitted everything. But to his defense, he only married Julia for a visa.
“When I phoned Adonis and asked ‘Why is Julia in a wedding dress?’ there was a pause and then he said: ‘Heather, I’m so sorry’. “I hung up and burst into tears,” she said.
Heather felt so ‘foolish’ for trusting Adonis, but she still wants Diego to know his father so Adonis still visits them.
“She [Julia] knew all about me and him and the baby but still married him, they had both planned it and I was the one not in the know,” Heather said.
“He treated me like royalty and he was so excited about our baby. Adonis had given me the impression he wanted to be together forever but while I was giving birth to his baby, he was marrying another woman,” she added.
In a newspaper interview, Adonis said, “Yes I’m married, Julia is my wife. I was still with Heather when I married her. I want to say I’m so, so sorry to Heather about this because Heather has my little baby and I want to see Diego.”
What can you say about what Adonis did? Do you think he still has the right to be a father to Diego? Share your thoughts below!