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Update: Husband Defends Reaction Seeing 'Eye Candy' Wife After Surgery as Genuine While Some Claim It's Fake


"Very ambitious"

Jason Mortensen praised the looks of a woman he learns to be his wife after he came out of surgery. (Image via YouTube video screenshot)

Editor's note: see our update at the end that includes some of our interview with the husband in the viral video.


The world fell in love with a husband's hilariously honest assessment of his "eye candy" wife, whom he had forgotten he married while still coming out of anesthesia after surgery.

TheBlaze cautioned viewers to keep in mind that the video -- as much as many wanted to believe it -- could be a fake, especially after the Jimmy Kimmel twerking fail revelation.

Now, a bit of information has tipped the scales in favor of a hoax, as it has been revealed the man in the video could be an actor.

Some have dredged up a Hollywood Auditions profile showing Jason Mortensen as a "very ambitious" actor and model based in California.

jason mortensen A bit of Jason Mortensen's actor profile. (Image via Hollywood Auditions)

It is unclear how old the profile is, placing him in the 14-20 age group. In the viral video showing him waking up from surgery and expressing surprise that such a beautiful woman sitting at his bedside was actually his wife, they are said to have been married for six years. The picture of Mortensen on the audition site does seem a bit more youthful compared to his image in the video.

Jason Mortensen Mortensen praised the looks of a woman he learns to be his wife after he came out of surgery. (Image via YouTube video screenshot)

Some in the comments on the video have pointed out that it could be a fake as well.

"Next thing you will know every big video on youtube (sic) was faked by him," markman278 said in reference to Kimmel, whose recent prank duped many into thinking it was real.

Some said they think it's "fishy" that his account says he joined YouTube two years ago but had only just last week posted this as his first video. To be fair though, YouTube requires people to make accounts to see some content that might be age restricted. Thus, many people who have accounts might never upload videos themselves.

Others still like the sentiment of the video none the less.

"Fake or not, it's still sweet to see the husband praise his wife like that," the user SNSDSaranghae126 wrote.

TheBlaze included in its original story some of Mortensen's explanation in the video description, but here's what he wrote about it in full on YouTube:

In response to all of the questions: I had a hernia repair to fix residual tears from a previous surgery.

I wish I could remember this but I was definitely out of it.

This was my fifth surgery within our six years of marriage and she's been by my side through all of it. In a previous surgery I suffered a severe complication and we didn't know if I'd ever function the same again. She is the love of my life.

Glad everyone is enjoying the video

jason mortensen and wife candice Jason Mortensen and a woman presumed to be his wife, Candice. (Photo via YouTube)

If you missed the viral video, check it out:

Update: TheBlaze was able to speak with Mortensen who said the video is "100 percent real."

"I can respect why people are checking though," the 29-year-old told us in a phone interview.

He said he posted the video online for family to get a kick out of it.

"You can see there's a lot of genuine moments in it," Mortensen said, noting that he's glad his honesty turned out well for him.

He referred us to his surgeon, saying he had given him permission to confirm the surgery took place. TheBlaze left a message with Dr. Paul H. Robinson with American Fork Surgical Associates in Utah.

In addition to the words of admiration he gave to his wife, Mortensen said he also apparently sang to the nursing staff without recollection.



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