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Woman discovers partner lied about getting vasectomy after she fell pregnant

Ben Thompson

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Woman discovers partner lied about getting vasectomy after she fell pregnant

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A woman who had been led to believe her partner had gotten a vasectomy was given a rude awakening when she fell pregnant. Although, the whole thing turned out to just be the tip of the iceberg.

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Coleen Greenwood had been dating her partner for two years, believing him to be called James Scott.

However, the 49-year-old mum from County Durham soon found that almost everything he'd told her about himself was a lie.

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This includes him lying about his cancer diagnosis, his profession as a firefighter, and his vasectomy.

It turned out his real name was Greg Wilson and he lived on a nearby road as a father of three.

Coleen Greenwood opened up about her experiences on This Morning. Credit: ITV
Coleen Greenwood opened up about her experiences on This Morning. Credit: ITV

Opening up on the This Morning couch to Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby, Greenwood explained how she had been convinced by his claims of having a vasectomy.

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She said: "He was moving around and said it was very painful. I saw what looked like bruising, but I didn't get right up close and have a look but there was a little bit of gauze padding, he was in discomfort."

Greenwood was appearing on This Morning to promote her new book Playing With Fire: The true story of Fireman Scam.

When she fell pregnant two months after Wilson's vasectomy, she was horrified: "So it was just off the table when he did that, I thought it was such a selfless thing to do - he was 44 years old - he showed me the results and two months later I fell pregnant again.

"I was horrified, all his family and friends are going to think I cheated on him because you would, wouldn't you? You would have questions."

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Greenwood has written a book about her ordeal. Credit: ITV / This Morning
Greenwood has written a book about her ordeal. Credit: ITV / This Morning

The couple had previously terminated a pregnancy, and Wilson convinced Greenwood that this new pregnancy was 'a miracle'.

Plans to get married in December 2016 were put on hold when Wilson allegedly found a lump on his testicles.

Greenwood had been told numerous falsehoods by Wilson, including that he was a brave fireman who once jumped from the window of a burning building with a child in his arms.

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Soon, Greenwood discovered the truth about her partner and realised that James Scott was a total fabrication.

Her real partner was an unemployed soldier, who was spending four days a week with his wife of 13 years - all while telling Greenwood that he was away on work.

Reflecting on the relationship in a 2020 interview, Greenwood said: "I believed I was sharing my life with a wonderful, caring man, a true hero who risked his life as a firefighter."

In January, Wilson pleaded guilty to eight counts of fraud, which involved sums of £100,000.

Topics: This Morning, Sex and Relationships

Ben Thompson
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