Serial bigamist Emily Horne walks free

Thirty-year-old Emily Horne married four men by the age of 23 changing her name on marriage certificates to avoid detection, a court in Manchester heard on Monday.

Horne, a former glamour model who had roles in adult movies, only told her fifth husband that she was already married when they set off on their honeymoon in 2007.

The judge said he decided not to jail her because she had made progress in the last six months since being prescribed with medication for a personality disorder.

“It undermines the institution of marriage when someone contracts marriages at the drop of a hat. You are impulsive and also very manipulative but I am going to give you the benefit of the doubt because of your psychiatric condition,” the judge said.

Horne was sentenced to six months in prison at Ipswich Crown Court in 2004 for bigamy. “I am feeling great. I have been vindicated. It’s about time I got a divorce,” Horne said after walking free from Manchester Crown Court.

During the past 13 years, a soldier, a bank worker, a website designer, a train guard and a salesman have all believed they were legally married to Horne who says she likes “making people happy.”

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