A controversial aspiring model gave birth to the baby of a man she dated for 18 months only to find out he wasn’t who he claimed to be.
Josie Cunningham, 24, who found her 15 minutes of fame after convincing the National Health Service in Britain to fund her $8,000 breast implants and later for claiming she considered an abortion so she could appear on “Celebrity Big Brother,” revealed she was fooled into thinking she was dating famous soccer player Curtis Davies.
Though it’s entirely possible that the story could be yet another publicity stunt, Cunningham is claiming that she learned just hours before she was supposed to give birth that her baby’s father was an impostor.
Hull City's English defender Curtis Davies (R) vies with Stoke City's Senegalese striker Mame Biram Diouf (L) during the English Premier League football match between Hull City and Stoke City at the KC Stadium in Kingston upon Hull on August 24, 2014. The game finished 1-1. LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP/Getty Images
"I feel so dirty, ashamed and devastated. I've been completely manipulated by a man for 18 months pretending to be a Premiership footballer,” Cunningham wrote on Twitter. "I feel physically fooled by him and had sex with someone who claimed to be someone he wasn't."
She also claimed that she wasn’t in a “full blown relationship,” which is how he managed to fool her for so long.
he sent me the picture and it was him. He looked IDENTICAL to the real Curtis - but turns put he is just a lookalike.— Josie Cunningham (@JosieCOnline) September 28, 2014
I first met up with him in leister at a hotel, we got on well and I fell for him as a person.— Josie Cunningham (@JosieCOnline) September 28, 2014
We wasn't in a full blown relationship, so I didn't see him too much, thats how he managed to keep the lie going. I know I'm not that clever— Josie Cunningham (@JosieCOnline) September 28, 2014
this guy was at the top his game. I could go into labour at any point, so trying to keep stress to a min - but I'm genuinely hurting inside.— Josie Cunningham (@JosieCOnline) September 28, 2014
However, some believe that Cunningham could be making the entire story up. After all, she sold tickets to the birth of her third son -- the one who she admitted she almost aborted for a reality show -- as she attempted to cash in on her newfound fame. She reportedly made $50,000 by selling four tickets.
(H/T: Daily Mail)