A woman discovered her ex-husband had been cheating on her by reading his new wedding announcement in the New York Times — in which he claimed he had never been married before, Your Content can report.
The Times published the wedding announcement for Robert Palmer, 30, and Lauren Maillian, 35, on August 9, detailing how they met at the New York Sports Club in Harlem in January of 2017. But Nikyta Moreno was still married to Palmer — happily, she thought — in January of 2017, and was shocked when he asked for a divorce in March.
Speaking to the New York Post, she explained that it wasn’t until his wedding announcement was published several weeks ago that she learned what went wrong, and was stunned that Palmer was pretending he’d never even been married before.
The Times’ wedding announcement reads as any romantic wedding story would, detailing how Palmer and Maillian met while exercising over three and a half years ago.
‘I had seen Lauren around. She’s one of the few women who lifted weights and she was stunning,’ Palmer said.
They got to chatting, and quickly met up outside the gym. On their second date, they stayed up talking into the early hours.
By May, they were moving in together, and Palmer soon bonded with Maillian’s kids from a previous marriage — the only previous marriage between the two of them mentioned in the article.
On December 29, 2018, nearly two years after they got together, Palmer proposed, and on August 2 of this year, they married in a small ceremony with 25 guests.
The only thing that the Times’ sweet story left out is that Palmer was still married when he and Maillian started dating.
During that time, his now-ex-wife, Moreno, thought that their relationship was strong. They’d met the summer of 2013 — also at a gym, with Palmer making eyes at Moreno through the window and beckoning her inside.
They, too, had moved in with one another within months, and they married in a civil ceremony on December 23, 2015.
They’d been planing a big wedding part for August 12, 2017 but never made it to the event.
They had already put down a deposit on the venue, bought Moreno’s gown, and finalized the menu. Moreno’s family had booked flights from other countries, and they were in the process of nailing down the final details.
Then, she said, ‘things abruptly changed’.
‘We went to Texas for his friend’s wedding and to finalize our own wedding details. I could sense something was wrong. When we returned, he said he needed space. Worried that he was stressed about wedding planning or work, I said I would leave for a week to stay with a friend,’ Moreno recalled.
‘When I came back, he said he wanted a divorce. It was like a light switch turned off. He stopped communicating with me and refused to go to therapy. I wondered if he had a medical issue that had changed his personality.’
‘He told [my mother] that, at the time, he didn’t know he felt the way he did,’ she said. ‘Now, thanks to his wedding announcement, I understand what changed in that small window. He had met another woman.’
Even worse, Moreno said that she learned that she was pregnant the same month he asked for a divorce. She miscarried in May and blames it on the stress.
She said Palmer didn’t come to the hospital when she called.
In January of 2018, their divorce was official, and Moreno was working on getting past what happened.
‘I went to a lot of therapy and worked hard to heal. But when the story came out, it opened old wounds,’ she said.
She didn’t actually see or read the Times story herself. She’d received several messages from friends who saw it and summarized what it said.
Those friends also contacted the Times, which issued a correction.
Now, at the bottom of the story, it reads: ‘An earlier version of this article misstated the previous marital status of the groom, Robert Palmer. Mr. Palmer had previously been married.’