Malcolm McGregor was reported missing by his wife of 27 years, Cheryl Cowie, after he failed to return from an alleged visit with a relative just 34 miles away from their home in Motherwell, Scotland. Turns out he went ahead and found a new family, as it was discovered he had traveled to the United States to marry his mistress!
Cowie, who was McGregor’s high school sweetheart, was shocked to see wedding photos of her husband smiling with a new woman, Bell Valek from Utah, posted on Facebook! “They have two kids and seemed like the perfect family,” says a friend of Cowie’s. “They just don’t know what has gotten into him – it’s just so out of character.”
Police say McGregor has most likely been kindling his romance with Valek for up to two years on his private Facebook account. Cowie had been suspicious before when she saw a text from a foreign number on his phone, but he brushed it off at the time. Now, Cowie hints at her devastation on her own Facebook account writing, “knowing you’re being lied to is worse than being hurt by the truth.”
I like to think I know my husband well enough to know if he was running a secret life...but this goes to show that you just never know who you're married to! This couple had been married for 27 years! And what I don't understand is, if you don't want to be married anymore, why not just say that and file for divorce? It seems way easier to do that, versus run a secret second family on the side...a LOT of work had to go into keeping his other life a secret from his wife! So crazy!