Woman’s Leukemia Lie Gets Her A Free Wedding — And A Divorce

Some women will go to extreme lengths to snag a man and have the wedding of their dreams. Jessica Vega, for instance, of Yonkers, New York, told her husband and countless others that she was dying from leukemia when she was perfectly healthy. The leukemia lie nabbed Vega a free wedding gown, honeymoon in Aruba, matching wedding bands and wedding-day makeovers for Vega and seven bridesmaids, as well as the tab for the actual wedding. But when her husband, Michael O’Connell, discovered the lie, he immediately asked for a divorce. O’Connell says he had no idea that his wife wasn’t dying of cancer. The truth came out when he called the clinic where Vega was supposedly a patient and found that they had no record of her. “I’m disgusted, I’m enraged. It was all lies,” said O’Connell.

The pair have a 1-year-old daughter named Ava, and O’Connell is fighting for sole custody. Vega maintains that she thought she had cancer. [NY Daily News]

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