Claire Dalton\’s ex kept the habit secret from her throughout their four-year friendship and relationship and she was so shocked she called off the marriage – despite having spent six months planning it.
The 21-year-old is very religious and said she has been dreaming of a relationship which was “true and pure” and “governed by God\’s law” since she was young girl, in a blog post written for Love What Matters.
She thought she\’d found that with her unnamed fiancé, who she split from a year ago, but now believes it was “all a lie from the beginning”.
Just a week before the wedding American Claire, who\’s a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons), and her fiancé were running errands for their big day – and she checked his phone to see if a shop was still open.
But when she saw his search bar, she realised he had “been searching for p*rnography possibly just hours ago”, and immediately “felt sick to (her) stomach”.
At first, her husband-to-be lied and said his brother had borrowed his phone, before later admitting: “It\’s me… I have a problem.”
She added: “At first, I thought it was some sick joke. It never occurred to me that p*rnography addiction would ever leak into my life or affect me in such a deep and excruciating way.”
After hearing him admit the truth, Claire decided to call off the wedding – and had to call every one of her 300 guests to break the news.
But she said it wasn\’t so much the p*rn which was the problem, but the fact that he\’d lied about it for years.