Paul Servat and Barbara Bienvenue from Montreal, Canada, had been dating for over two months when she told him he was going to be a dad to five babies. The father-to-be was over the moon. Not even in his wildest dreams did he imagine he would be having quintuplets.
Everyone in the family was overly excited and the whole community stepped in for the future parents. A number of people and companies started donating baby clothes and diapers. Presents started pouring from each side.
When Barbara was in the 34th week of pregnancy, she started having contractions and it was finally the time for the five bundles of joy to be welcomed into the world.
To everyone’s shock and surprise, instead of Barbara delivering babies, Paul was delivered the news that his girlfriend was actually never pregnant.
Hearing this, Paul’s whole world collapsed. He was tricked into believing he was going to be a dad for months, and now the truth felt like a bad taste on his tongue.
It seemed that the only ones who weren’t shocked by all this were Barbara’s family and friends. According to them, she did the same thing to her previous boyfriend and even faked having leukemia at one point in her life.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, devastated Paul said: “She let me choose the names. I lost everything, it was my whole life.” He then added how he had nothing to do with those lies and said he wasn’t a bad man. Paul returned most of the presents they received and gave the rest to other expectant parents.
Barbara was held at the hospital to be examined mentally as doctors believed she was suffering from a condition known as pseudocyesis or phantom pregnancy where the woman convinces herself that she’s pregnant and the body starts behaving as such.
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