Texas man Marcus Shorten charged with bigamy after his wife discovers he married another woman through Facebook post

Double trouble!

A Texas husband was charged with bigamy when his third wife discovered he was getting re-married to another woman through a social media post as the married couple never divorced.

Marcus Shorten, who has already gone through two separate divorces in his lifetime, wed a woman named Tammie in 2012, but decided to separate after seven years together, according to KTRK.

Marcus Shorten was charged with bigamy after his wife found out he was marrying another woman. ABC13 Houston/YouTube

The couple still talked occasionally and even discussed going through the legal proceedings of a divorce.

“I didn’t want a divorce, I’m getting me some help Tammie, I don’t want a divorce I don’t want my family to think of me as a failure,” Tammie claimed her 53-year-old husband said.

Tammie was shocked to learn last December about a wedding registry for an upcoming union between Shorten and a new woman.

The scandalizing discovery forced Tammie to confront her husband over the surprising nuptials.

“I told him, ‘Before you let the whole world know what you’re doing, make sure your business is right,’” Tammie told the outlet.

Shorten married his new wife on Jan. 27, 2024, at the Fifth Ward Church of Christ. ABC13 Houston/YouTube

Shorten doesn’t appear to have taken Tammie’s advice as he married his new wife on Jan. 27, 2024 at the Fifth Ward Church of Christ, Houston marriage records viewed by the Post showed.

The quadrupled-married man has celebrated the big day in 1991, 2000, 2012 and 2024.

The angry wife called the police on her husband, knowing that being married to two different women was a crime in the US.

The quadrupled-married man has celebrated the big day in 1991, 2000, 2012 and 2024. ABC13 Houston/YouTube

“I knew it was wrong, you not only have destroyed my life, but now you have destroyed somebody else’s life and all the parties that are involved in it,” Tammie explained.

“You can’t go around lying and misleading individuals at your self-satisfaction,” she added.

Tammie says she feels betrayed and blasted her husband for not knowing what a divorce is considering he’s “been married several times before.”

Shorten has yet to be arrested despite being charged with bigamy, court records viewed by The Post show.

Tammie says she feels betrayed and blasted her husband for not knowing what a divorce is considering he’s “been married several times before.” ABC13 Houston/YouTube
A Houston marriage license confirms Shorten was married on Jan. 27, 2024. ABC13 Houston/YouTube

Shorten denied being married to anyone to KTRK and claimed to be unaware of the rare felony charge.

If found guilty, bigamy carries a maximum 10-year prison sentence.

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