Steven Baker received the shock of his life when he filed for divorce from his estranged wife, Danielle Loxton, and discovered that she was married to two other men.
Loxton, 37, first walked down the aisle in 1994 with Peter Clarke, who worked with her at a holiday camp. The couple separated but never divorced.
Loxton then set her sights on Baker, the manager at the camp, and married him in 1999. They had a son together but she left him a few years later while she was pregnant with what Baker thought was his second child.
Baker filed for divorce in 2004 and discovered not only that the second child was not his, but that Loxton was still married to Clarke, who he knew from the holiday camp. Baker was subsequently informed by his lawyer that Loxton got married in August 2006 to Stacey Porter, another friend of his.
The matter was referred to the police and Loxton eventually pled guilty to two counts of bigamy. She received a suspended sentence of 7 months in prison and a £1,000 fine.
Loxton’s attorney said that she had taken steps to getting divorced from her first husband but apparently cut corners.
Steven Baker spoke afterwards about his marriage to Loxton and recalled being told by Peter Clarke that he was married to Loxton but he didn’t believe him:
“One night [Clarke] said he was married to Danielle while we were joking around … she was laughing, I didn’t believe him and she denied all knowledge of being married.”
According to The Telegraph, Loxton lists herself as “single” on Facebook.
Source: The Telegraph, “Jilted husband discovered cheating wife was serial bigamist, court told,” John Bingham, December 16, 2011