A well-known Montreal podiatrist is reportedly one of three wives a Detroit man has in three different cities – finally uncovered when one of the wives went digging around on the Internet for information on her hubby.
According to the story first published in the Detroit Free Press, Dr. Kenneth Mitchell's wife in Rochester Hills began looking into her husband's phone records and information through Google when she learned her man had two other wives – one in California and another in Quebec.
Faye Miller, 51, also learned that her husband, father to their two children together and a practising member of the Lutheran church, had converted to Islam in 2002 and had taken a new Arabic name – Mustafa – to reflect his new faith. She told the Free Press that she also learned he had travelled twice to Saudi Arabia on religious pilgrimages.
"I just thought he was working a lot of hours and away at medical conferences," Miller told the newspaper. "It was devastating. It brought me to my knees."
Mitchell, 48, operates several podiatry clinics in Detroit.
According to court documents, he thought he was divorced from his first wife, Daphne Mitchell, of California, and he believed the third marriage to Dr. Shazia Malik of Montreal was never finalized because the proper papers were not filed.
Mitchell claimed the Islamic wedding to Malik, that took place in Toronto, was faked to get her out of a prearranged marriage with another man. Courts records indicate that he believed the paperwork was never finalized and so he didn't consider himself married to her.
Malik was unavailable for comment on Thursday, but told the Free Press this week: "I don't want that bastard tarnishing my reputation anymore than he already has.”
Daphne Mitchell, the third wife from California, could not be reach for comment. According to documents, she married Mitchell in 1999 and divorced him in 2002 - after he had married Miller, but before he married Malik.
Miller has no plans to reconcile with Mitchell.
She wants an annulment from Mitchell and child support for their two children. Mitchell has been ordered to pay her $4,000 a month pending upcoming court hearings in January.
Since the story appeared in the Free Press this week, other media outlets in the United States have picked up on the story, and Good Morning America is believed to have expressed interest getting all the women together for a show.
For more information, see the article in The Detroit Free Press.
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