Joe Unique’s ex-husband claimed this week that his marriage to the Netflix star and one other man was a “faux” to assist wrangle a actuality TV present — revealing that he’s now married to a girl.
John Finlay informed the Solar that he was “younger and dumb and didn’t know a nail from a gap within the wall” at 19 when he first met the flamboyant “Tiger King” star on his first day at work at his Oklahoma huge cat zoo.
Now 37, he put their fling right down to him being “impressionable” and keen to “strive something as soon as.”
Nonetheless, he insisted that now-infamous scenes of their 2014 three-way wedding ceremony with Travis Maldonado — all carrying garish vibrant pink shirts — was only a publicity-generating rip-off.
“The faux one was mainly a publicity stunt so Joe may get his personal actuality TV sequence,” the welder insisted.
Finlay — who has had his enamel fastened since discovering fame on the present — has since minimize off contact with Unique, actual title Joseph Maldonado-Passage, who’s presently serving a 22-year jail sentence.
He’s now married for actual after discovering his real love — a girl named Stormey, he mentioned.
“I’ve by no means felt this fashion about anybody earlier than. I had no thought what it’s wish to marry your rock, your soulmate, the particular person you spend each minute of the day with,” he mentioned.
“Stormey completes me and we’re deeply in love,” he mentioned, revealing he wore “a button-up black Western shirt, denims and my rattlesnake boots” for his special occasion.
Finlay can always remember his time with Unique, nevertheless — as a result of he nonetheless has a number of tattoos of his title.
He even had an inking studying “Privately Owned By Joe Unique” simply above John’s groin that he lined with an offended bull’s head. He nonetheless has 4 others, together with “Joe” on the correct facet of his chest and “For My Husband, Joe” on his higher arm.
“My solely short-term objective is to get all my tattoos lined up,” he mentioned. “It helps do away with previous recollections and I’ll really feel rather a lot freer when they’re gone.”
He mentioned he can be comfortable to participate once more in a second sequence of the present, regardless of the way in which he was beforehand portrayed.
“The one points I had had been the faux wedding ceremony and the very fact they made me seem like a drugged-up hillbilly,” he mentioned.
However he was largely “comfortable to be part of the primary one,” saying, “I wasn’t in it for the cash. I used to be in it for the enjoyable.”
Unique, 58, stays within the Federal Medical Middle in Fort Value, Texas, serving 22 years for a murder-for-hire plot on his nemesis, fellow zoo proprietor Carole Baskin of Huge Cat Rescue.
“Joe was judged by a jury of his friends and that’s the place I’m going to go away that. They discovered him responsible,” Finlay mentioned.
Unique’s newest husband, Dillon Passage, introduced final month that he’s additionally leaving the jailed actuality TV star.