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'Tiger King' Stars Joe Exotic And John Finlay Were Never Legally Married

'Tiger King' Stars Joe Exotic And John Finlay Were Never Legally Married

*This article contains spoilers for Tiger King*

Listen up all you cool cats and kittens, we've got some shocking news about Tiger King's Joe Exotic.

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As everyone who has binge-watched the show will know, early on in the series we see polygamist Joe, tie the knot to two men - John Finlay and Travis Maldonado.

*But* did you know that Joe wasn't actually married to John? In an archived video clip, viewers see the three men getting hitched at a polyamorous wedding six years ago.

They wore matching bright pink shirts, with Joe stood in the middle and John and Travis either side.

But, it turns out Joe was never legally married to John - who ended up doing a runner with a female member of staff at Joe's zoo. Just one of the wild things that happened during the series.

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Appearing on Lights Out With David Spade, John explained he's currently engaged to be married.

John Finlay said he was never legally married to Joe (Credit: Netflix)
John Finlay said he was never legally married to Joe (Credit: Netflix)

"Right now I have a fiancé," he said.

"But just to clear the record, me and Joe were never legally married. Ever.

"The girl I ran off with, we had a kid, we spent three years together. We never got engaged, never got married, anything like that. I will be married soon."

John also explained that despite the fact he had a polyamorous ceremony with Travis as well as Joe, they weren't actually that close. "We weren't great friends but we were friends," he said.

One of the biggest bombshells to drop from the chat was about Joe's music. John claimed that in the series, it "was not Joe singing".

Joe is currently serving a 22-year jail sentence (Credit: Netflix)
Joe is currently serving a 22-year jail sentence (Credit: Netflix)

As fans of the show will know, Joe's previous husband, Travis Maldonado tragically passed away after he took his own life in 2017.

Joe - who is serving a 22 year sentence in jail - is now married to Dillon Passage, who also featured in the show.

In other very important Tiger King news, someone has actually created the entire cast on Sims - and it is incredible.

And if you want to find out what the rest of the Tiger King cast have been up to since the show, we've dug out all the info on where they are now.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: tiger king, Entertainment News, TV News, Netflix

Lucy Devine

Lucy is a journalist working for Tyla. After graduating with a master's degree in journalism, she has worked in both print and online and is particularly interested in fashion, food, health and women's issues. Northerner, coffee addict, says hun a lot. Get in touch at [email protected]

 

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