The real husband of a bigamous bride who went on to “marry” four other men is trying to track her down – so he can finally divorce her. Paul Rigby married Emily Horne in December 1996 while he was a young soldier on leave. But the glamour model, now 32, left him – only to embark on three further “marriages”.
She was jailed for six months for bigamy in 2004. In 2009 she was convicted again after it emerged she had still not divorced Paul and had “married” a fourth victim she met while working in a massage parlour. In that case a judge at Manchester Crown Court imposed a suspended sentence and Horne vowed to end her only legal marriage for good.
“I’m delighted to be free but I think it is about time I got a divorce,” she said then. But Paul, 33, says there had been no divorce and he had spent seven years trying to find her to serve divorce papers. “I try every couple of years,” he said. “I have had six or seven searches done and come up with nothing.
“Every time I try to start a new relationship and marriage comes up I say I can’t, and the relationship breaks down. I probably call her every name under the sun, but as long as she gives me a divorce I’ll wish her all the best because she’s going to damn well need it. I just want to make it final.”