Man meets woman. Man and woman fall in love. Man and woman get married and live happily ever after…or not.

Breakups or never easy, but a divorce is even more heartbreaking, especially when one of the exes never really understands why his or her spouse wants to call their relationship quits.

Nikyta Moreno and Robert Palmer were married in a civil ceremony in 2015. They still wanted a big wedding to celebrate with their family and friends, so they were planning a wedding for August 2017. That wedding never happened.

In March 2017, Palmer told Moreno that he wanted to split up. She was devastated, and she didn’t know why he was walking away from their marriage. After all, they were in the midst of planning a wedding.

Moreno suspected that Palmer was cheating on her, but she didn’t have any proof, and he brushed any accusations off when she asked him.

Moreno wrote a piece for the New York Post in which she explained, “He was my best friend, and my whole life was destroyed…I knew something else was wrong. I suspected he had cheated on me, but when I confronted him about it, he never quite answered me.”

Fast forward to August 9, 2020. One of Moreno’s friends told her that there was a piece written about her ex-husband in the Vows section of the New York Times, but her friend warned her not to read it. Moreno didn’t listen.

Moreno was shocked to read completely false information about her ex-husband. It stated that he had never been married, and it confirmed her suspicion that he he been cheating on her. According to the article, he met the love of his life in January 2017. That’s three months before Moreno and Palmer got a divorce.

Moreno finally understood the real reason her ex wanted a divorce – he had met someone else.

According to the New York Times, Palmer met Lauren Maillian at the gym. He described her as “stunning.” He went on to say that Maillian was “the person I want to spend the rest of my life with. This is the most meaningful, deep connection I’ve ever had.”

Moreno’s friends ended up contacting the New York Times on her behalf, and the paper has since issued the following correction. “An earlier version of this article misstated the previous marital status of the groom, Robert Palmer. Mr. Palmer had previously been married.”

In her article in the Post, Moreno wrote, “I went to a lot of therapy and worked hard to heal. But when the story came out, it opened old wounds…I simply wish he had told me the truth.”