Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Let's Get Mistakable: Manitoba Man Confused for Boyfriend of Olivia Newton-John

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Let's Get Mistakable: Manitoba Man Confused for Boyfriend of Olivia Newton-John

Article excerpt

Tabloid mistake: You're not the one that I want

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BRANDON, Man. - Wes Stobbe had never read a gossip tabloid beyond glances in the grocery checkout line, and was gobsmacked when his mother-in-law handed him a copy of one with his face on the front page.

"Olivia Newton-John's Runaway Lover Found Alive!" read a headline in a Nov. 27 edition of the National Enquirer.

Stobbe, a 63-year-old business owner and woodworker in Brandon, Man., recognized his shirtless frame seated at a picnic table near their vacation home in Sayulita, Mexico. Inside were more photos with him and his wife.

"My first reaction was just to laugh out loud. I couldn't believe it," Stobbe recalled Wednesday.

He said most people in his family were able to identify him in the grainy, blurry pictures -- even his three-year-old grandson.

"He looked at it for just two seconds and said, 'That's you, Pops. …

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