Well, this is some straight up Days of Our Lives shit right here.
Olivia Newton-John’s former boyfriend, Patrick McDermott, who vanished without a trace on a fishing trip more than a decade ago, has been found secretly living in Mexico with a new lover, according to fresh reports.
Via the Daily Telegraph:
McDermott was 48 at the time he went missing from the fishing boat Freedom, which had set off from San Pedro Marina for a fishing trip on June 30th, 2005.
None of the 22 passengers saw McDermott go overboard, and he was not reported missing until a week later when Ms Newton-John contacted authorities after he failed to show up for a family gathering.
The star had been in the middle of a promotional tour in Australia when McDermott vanished.
Officials also revealed that McDermott disappeared shortly after filing for bankruptcy, having unpaid debts totalling more than $30,000 at the time, including $8000 in child support owed to his ex-wife Yvette Nipar for their son, Chance.
The investigators also discovered Korean-born McDermott secured a second passport in his birth name Patrick Kim and withdrew life savings from two bank accounts just before he disappeared, leading officials to wonder if he, indeed, faked his own death.
Now, investigators have traced his alleged location to the Pacific coast of Mexico in an area of Puerta Vallarta, where they said he was residing as Patrick Kim. In a subsequent press conference, the lead investigator, Philip Klein, told reporters: “Mr. McDermott’s wishes, according to his counsel, is not to be ‘hounded’ any longer by investigators or the media.”
Newton-John eventually moved on too, and found love in natural remedy company founder John Easterling. The two secretly wed in Peru in 2008.