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An Orlando woman has filed for divorce from her husband and pressed charges after learning he remarried during a church service.
You can’t make this one up.
While attending a church service, Florida resident Miltha Plaismond learned that her husband had secretly married another woman, reports the Orlando Sentinel. The pastor stood at the altar before the entire congregation and announced that Plaismond’s husband of 21 years, Patrick Celicourt, had in fact married another woman. The incident took place at End Time Sabbath Worship Center near Pine Hills.
Plaismond, 57, is said to have fled the church immediately to go home to research the news. After discovering that the accusations were true, days later Plaismond went to the local sheriff’s office to report her husband’s crime. She gave police a copy of their old marriage license and the new one. Plaismond and Celicourt have two children together.
In the official police report, the couple’s daughter said: “When it became time for the announcements on the altar, they announced that my father ‘Patrick Celicourt’ was newly married to another woman while still being married.” Plaismond was a regular at this church.
Celicourt was arrested and now faces charges of bigamy and making false official statements. It is unclear whether Celicourt’s new wife was aware of his marriage to Plaismond.
Celicourt was arrested Wednesday on a warrant, booked and then released on bail.
Yikes. Looks like the honeymoon is on hold—indefinitely.
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