Casey Donovan Was Catfished.
Is it a full moon today as there have been a lot of WTF? stories doing the rounds today. First was Corinne dumping hunky first husband for David aka The Captain, then Grant Denyer denying going to rehab for ice addiction and now Casey Donovan said she was in a hoax relationship for six years.
I am a fan of Casey’s and have followed her career over the years but I am perplexed on why you would get engaged to someone you have not met. Exceptions to this rule are when there is a visa involved or you meet your future husband on Sugardaddies.com.
The Daily Mail via New Idea writes that Casey who won Australian Idol reveals the prank in her autobiography. Why someone writes their autobiography at the age of 25 is another mystery to me as well.
The article states:
They had been dating for six years and were engaged to be married, when Casey Donovan discovered she had fallen victim to an elaborate hoax.
The former Australian Idol winner revealed she sustained an intimate phone affair spanning over half a decade, only to discover her supposed boyfriend was an imaginary figure created by a stalker who was posing as his trusted friend
‘I was so vulnerable that finding someone who was interested in me made me feel on top of the world,’ she told the latest issue of New Idea magazine, citing low self-esteem for her willingness to believe the affair was true.
I loved that he loved me,’ she said.
In her upcoming autobiography, Big, Beautiful and Sexy, the 25-year-old confessed that on her lover’s urging she even had sex with the woman, known only as Olga, who orchestrated the hoax,
Speaking to New Idea, she described the painful experience, saying: ‘All I felt was dirty.. uneasy and used. I was so ashamed of the person I had become,’
The affair began when singer and actress received a call from a man by the name of Campbell, shortly after she rose to fame in 2004 as the youngest ever Australian Idol winner at age.
Struggling with self-image and having never been in a relationship, the young star was quick to confide in the sympathetic stranger who introduced himself as a muscular IT worker who shared her Indigenous background.
She writes in her autobiography that she soon felt at ease with the man, who claimed to have gotten her number through friends, and that they would talk for hours on end.
With her elusive lover citing a string of excuses as to why they could never meet, Olga, who the singer described as being ‘stocky and intense’ and strangely child-like, was always on hand to comfort and assure her.
The elaborate lie unravelled after the singer and actress discovered her supposed boyfriend’s sim card in Olga’s apartment, after which she was forced to confess the truth.
Hopefully her sense of self worth is in a better place now.