Posted: 26 February, 2014
Casey Donovan's Partner Turned Out To Be Fake?!
Idol Winner's Boyfriend Part Of An Elaborate Hoax...
Ever been tricked by a partner? Well, Casey Donovan's story is still probably weirder than yours!
The 2004 Australian Idol
winner first 'met' boyfriend 'Campbell' through a mystery phone call and only ever communicated in person via a mutual friend called Olga:
“Oddly, with every question I became less impatient and relaxed into the conversation. After a while it even felt like talking to an old friend. Before I realised it, I’d been on the phone to this guy for over an hour.”
The two became involved and were constantly arranging to meet, but Campbell kept making excuses:
“He had to go to Queensland to look after his sick aunt, his car wasn’t working, his cousin died, his sister was pregnant, someone broke into his house, he had to go up the coast to see his godson, he was out of town on business,” she says.
After years of being strung along (included being pressured into sexual situations with Olga), Casey discovered that "Campbell" WAS Olga - who by now was her best friend. Wow!
“I spent six years of my life loving someone who never really existed, being ‘supported’ by a best friend who was deceiving me from the beginning, pulling all the strings. I know everyone gets their heart ripped out every now and again but that … That just took the cake for me!”
She tells the full story in her autobiography, Casey Donovan: Big, Beautiful & Sexy (New Holland, $29.95), out March 1st.