This takes deadbeat daddy to a whole new level.
According to Mail Online
A married father-of-five who went missing 16 years ago and was legally pronounced dead has reappeared alive and well having started a new life for himself as a gay man.
In a report broadcast on ABC’s 20/20, the man, Eric Myers, is described as having lived the American dream.
The Arizona man married his high school sweetheart Anne, and they started a life having two daughters, Kirtsen and Erin, and adopting three boys from Vietnam.
Things seemed to be going well for Myers, who was working for his father’s booming property business.
But according to one of his friends, Myers complained about being in debt.
Added to that stress was the fact that his marriage was on the rocks.
Anne wanted to go to college, and that didn’t fit into deeply religious Myer’s idea of the ideal Christian housewife.
Though he tried to find reasons in the bible to keep her from pursuing her education goals, he couldn’t find a valid excuse and felt trapped.
They talked about divorce, but Myers wanted to do the Christian thing and stay married.
Soon after, Myers attended a real estate seminar in San Diego and never came back.
At first authorities suspected foul play, but they couldn’t find any evidence of a crime. Myers had completely vanished.
They did find that he checked out of his hotel the first day of the conference, but kept going to the meetings.
No one knew where he was or where he went.
According to Myers, he was robbed the last day of the conference, so he spent the night in a seedy motel with only a few hundred dollars in his pocket.
Myers said he was dealing with the stress of keeping a long-hidden secret: the fact that he was attracted to other men.
Kirsten doesn’t believe that her father’s sexual orientation is an excuse for his disappearance.
‘I know a lot of people who would never do this…absolutely never blame it on their homosexuality. I don’t believe that he is capable of love.’
If he wanted to be gay, he should have admitted that and got a divorce. It is selfish to leave your daughter without a father because you’re in debt and like men. SMH.