Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Man in Search for Hols 'Princess' Is Married; WIFE SENDS FACEBOOK MESSAGE TO 'WOMAN OF HIS DREAMS'

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Man in Search for Hols 'Princess' Is Married; WIFE SENDS FACEBOOK MESSAGE TO 'WOMAN OF HIS DREAMS'

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Byline: Lisa Hutchinson Reporter lisa.hutchinson@reachplc.com @lisachron

LOVESTRUCK Gary Guest, who managed to track down the woman he fancied on holiday, is married, The Chronicle can reveal.

Two weeks ago we told how smitten Gary couldn't stop thinking about a woman he only knew as Marie after meeting her in a bar in Albufeira in Portugal during a lads' holiday.

And, when he returned to his home in Nottingham, he asked The Chronicle to help him find his "princess".

Within hours of us putting his plea online to search for the woman of his dreams, our army of readers helped track down Marie Donnelly, who admitted she was "very flattered".

But, after the couple messaged each other and Gary had asked the 29-year-old if he could meet her in Newcastle, shocked Marie then received a message on Facebook from Gary's other half Heather saying "Romeo has got a wife".

"I couldn't believe it," said Marie, of Gateshead. "After Gary did what he did to find me, I was very flattered. He kept messaging me and he asked if he could come up to Newcastle to see me. I didn't want to meet up with him straightaway as I didn't know much about him but then, after our story appeared in the media, I got a message from his wife saying 'Do you know Romeo has got a wife?'.

"I then messaged Gary and said we had better leave it at that.

"Gary messaged me saying he wanted to meet up so he could tell me in person that he was separated.

"He said he wanted to tell me in person before social media did but that looks as though it had beaten him to it.

"All my friends thought it was funny and I suppose it is one of those stories I will be telling for years to come," added Marie, who works in public relations - and is single.

We originally told how Gary only had Marie's first name when he set about his search. Unable to trawl through the thousands of Maries on social media, he asked The Chronicle to play Cupid and put out his plea for the correct Marie to step forward. …

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