- After 15 years of her husband losing his life, Marie Antoinette Collins decided to find a boyfriend online
- The renowned journalist never imagined that she would receive a proposal from the former journalist María Elena Salinas
- One of her best friends, Diana Montaño, helped her achieve her goal on a dating app
What a surprise! After 15 years since her husband lost his life as a result of cancer, the journalist María Antonieta Collins decided to find a boyfriend online, but she never imagined that she would receive a proposal from the ex of the journalist María Elena Salinas.
Through the social networks of the Despierta América program, the writer also shared the odyssey she went through in a dating app to achieve her goal, for which she had the help of one of her best friends, Diana Montaño.
María Antonieta Collins would have received a proposal from María Elena Salinas’ ex
“You know that the stars of this show are the stories that life writes, and I in particular had one that I want to share with you today,” said Marie Antoinette Collins on today’s broadcast of the Awake America program.
The journalist completed 15 years of being a widow this month after the departure of her husband, Fabio Fajardo, with whom she shared 12 years of happy marriage. He died of fulminant cancer after 7 months and 11 days of an intense battle.
“I learned to live in solitude”
María Antonieta Collins shared that after her husband’s death she learned to live alone and with herself… until now: “15 years later, finding a boyfriend was a more than difficult task, I told my friend, journalist Diana, countless times Montaño. My complaint was that of thousands of women my age and younger: there are no men available ”.
Diana Montaño told him that if there are men available, as well as women, and to make that search easier, there are dating applications: “A person of 50, 60, is not even 50 or 60, 40, or 30, 25, are getting into these ‘dating sites’ because it is more comfortable for them ”.
Marie Antoinette Collins’s Friend Helped Her Get On A Dating App
Faced with this reality, Diana Montaño helped María Antonieta Collins to enter a dating application, for which she gave her a ‘flirtatious name’ first and then placed a photograph of the journalist, something she was afraid of because be a public figure.
“The application requires a psychometric profile of the face because they say that in this way it is ensured that the person in the photo is the one who is writing. I did not put my full name and more or less gave my profession, “said the journalist without imagining what would happen later.
The suitors began to arrive
It did not take long for the ‘prospects’ to start arriving, although none were to the liking of María Antonieta Collins, so Diana Montaño had no choice but to like several photographs instead of the journalist.
“The reality is that of all those who contacted me, I only decided to go out with one person, neither he nor I had a click.” A ‘disadvantage’ that the writer also has is that when you Google her name, information about her profession immediately comes out. At that, she received an email that moved her: it was about a 65-year-old widower, a civil engineer, but there was no photograph of him… (TO SEE THE VIDEO, CLICK HERE).
“Why don’t you write to my email and give me yours?”
There was a detail that caught the attention of Marie Antoinette Collins about this suitor: she had left the dating application, but not before proposing that she write to her email and she give him hers so that he would be the one to write first.
“Right away, we started to cross e-mails. ‘Nero’ sent me some photos that I liked and I told him that he was very handsome and he immediately replied. When I was going to send him my photos, one of the ones he sent me caught my attention ”.
Marie Antoinette’s friend Collines also noticed something strange
“When I saw the photograph, I said that this man seems like someone to me, but I don’t remember, who is it? Well, I left it there, ”said Diana Montaño. For her part, María Antonieta Collins sent a text to her friend María Elena Salinas to ask if the person in the photo was her ex, Elliot Rodríguez.
“María Elena answered me quickly that it was her ex-husband and Julia, their eldest daughter. I felt a great disappointment, ‘Nero’ did not exist, the person behind the emails was a liar, not to say anything else, “said the journalist.
María Antonieta Collins is seen with the ex of María Elena Salinas
Determined to reach the ultimate consequences, the journalist found herself with who could have been her heartthrob, María Elena Salinas’ ex, but who is actually the journalist Elliot Rodríguez, the ‘anchor’ of the CBS network for 20 years and who is married.
Elliot made it clear that he has been married for 9 years, and he has never used, nor does he plan to use, a dating app, so the photos they used of him were stolen from him and it is all a lie, in the one that Marie Antoinette Collins was about to fall.
Something similar had already happened to Elliot Rodríguez
The ex of María Elena Salinas assured that he does not know this ‘Nero’, who usurped his identity, but something that bothers him a lot is that they are using photos of his daughters, in this case of Julia. It is not the first time something similar has happened to him, so this case did not surprise him.
“Once he came out on Facebook dating and a colleague from work told me that she saw me there, but it was another name, it was another person and they were trying to do the same thing they tried to do this time,” Elliot Rodríguez told María Antonieta Collins .
“I made a big mistake”: Marie Antoinette Collins
About to finish telling her experience in the dating application, Marie Antoinette Collins confessed that she made a huge mistake: having agreed to have communication outside the site with a user, so she fell into ‘fishing’, also known as’ fishing naive ‘.
“I am concerned that someone will see those photos, meet me and say: ‘look what this guy is doing’, but I am also very concerned that they are taking advantage of vulnerable people who are looking for a partner in these apps, because they are looking for someone to go out with and it’s a lie. ” expressed the ex of María Elena Salinas.
“One is vulnerable”
If Marie Antoinette Collins learned something from this experience, it is that it is better to stay as she is now, in peace: “One is vulnerable, you never know what can happen to an anonymous person who is behind a computer.”
“Well, at least with this report he is going to find a partner because there are many men who are watching him”, “You have to be very naive to fall for this deception, in all applications there are Romeos wanting to scam”, “Mrs. Collins, read the Bible so that it will give you wisdom first of all ”, expressed some users (TO WATCH THE VIDEO CLICK HERE).