Jen Waite was at home with her three-week-old daughter, when she discovered an email that would change her life.
In her memoir, ‘A Beautiful, Terrible Thing’ she tells the story of finding out the truth about her husband – who she believes has personality disorders.
The former model and actress was living in New York with her husband Marco* – and while there were warning signs, she could never have guessed the email would unearth the tapestry of lies the man she loved had created.
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It was an email to a real estate agent found in the sent box of Marco’s email account on their shared laptop, which had been forwarded to a woman named Viktorja, she told The New York Post’s Jane Ridley.
“My girlfriend and I have decided to go with another apartment, but thank you for your time,” it read.
Jen said upon reading it, she almost laughed, thinking, “why is Marco still calling me his girlfriend after we’ve been married for two years?”
“It turned out that the email, which I found the night of Jan. 20, 2015, altered the course of my existence,” she told the Post.
“It wrecked my idyllic world as a new mother with a beautiful daughter and seemingly devoted spouse.”
Jen explained that she'd met Marco when was 25, and he was 32 and living in the US illegally in June 2010. They married in February 2013 and later that year, she helped him buy a restaurant.
But within just a few months he felt out of the relationship with his business partners and he started a full-time job as a restaurant manager.