A woman from Wirral discovered her husband of 17 years had secretly married another woman in a lavish beach wedding after she saw him kissing his new bride on Facebook.
Yvonne Gibney, 55, found photos of Maurice Gibney, 49, from Hoylake cuddling teacher Suzanne Prudhoe during a £45,000 ceremony in Oman after investigating gossip about his love life.
Wirral magistrates court heard Maurice Gibney who works as a senior contractor for Oman Oil had spun a web of lies claiming that he had divorced Yvonne Gibney, telling his family and Miss Prudhoe they had kept it secret for the sake of their children.
Yvonne Gibney told the court:
Maurice Gibney pleaded guilty to bigamy. He was sentenced to six months in prison suspended for two years.