|Jun 19th, 2003
by Contact Music
Singer PAULA ABDUL's new gun-making beau COLTON MELBY is a married man.
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AMERICAN IDOL host Abdul has been dating Colton - described in reports as a divorced businessman - for three months. And pals tell US tabloid the STAR that the fledging romance has killed any hopes MARYANN MELBY, his estranged wife of 14 years, had of their reconciliation.
A friend says, "Maryann is heartbroken. She still loves Colt. Even though he moved out in December 2001, she hoped he'd come back."
But after meeting Abdul in March (2003), the publication reports the 45-year-old president of gun manufacturers SMITH + WESSON filed for divorce from Maryann on 24 April (2003).
The pal continues, "Maryann never saw this coming. When Colt moved out, she asked him, 'Is this the end?' Colt told her, 'Don't file for divorce.'
"Out of the blue, Colt filed for divorce 18 months later. Then Maryann hears about articles saying Paula's been dating 'divorced' businessman Colton Melby since late March.
"She's distraught. Not only is Colt seeing another woman, he's callously living a lie, because he's still married."