It was a wedding with all the trimmings you'd expect from a wealthy heiress: a private jet. A lavish ceremony. A posh dress code. But according to the lawsuit filed by the angry groom, the entire thing was a sham! Hair stylist William Jordan Blackmore is going after his allegedly dishonest bride for millions, claiming he never knew the marriage wasn't official. Reps for heiress Andi Potamkin say they can prove, from emails sent bretween the couple, that Blackmore KNEW the marriage wouldn't be legally-binding...and that Blackmore is just sour on being dumped.
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Apparently, The New York Post confirmed the existence of an email showing Blackmore knew the marriage wasn't legal yet. However, he did expect that it would be made official after the wedding. For Blackmore's part, he claims the heriess did it all for attention and public relations for her family's huge car dealership brand. He also says Potamkin instructed the officiant not to become officially ordained, meaning she manipulated Blackmore into saying "I do" in front of an officiant who didn't have the power to marry them.
As usual, lawyers on both sides are smug about their client's chance to win. Potamkin's lawyers say Blackmore is screwed because of the email showing he knew they'd still need to make things official in a courthouse post-wedding day. Blackmore's lawyers say it doesn't matter, because Potamkin still intentionally misled him into thining they'd be married. To make matters even more complicated, Blackmore says he was unduly pressured into signing a prenup -- and that his resistance sparked suspicion and disdain from Alan Potamkin, Andi's wealthy father.
The family owns Potamkin Auto Group, a car dealership empire that became known for creative but aggressive marketing tactics. Could this dream wedding be just another PR stunt for the Potamkin brand? Or maybe Andi just got the bug, and instead of promoting a car dealership, she used the wedding to promote herself. After their wedding the pair took a $25,000 monthlong California honeymoon, and now we have to wonder who paid for all of it! But one thing is for sure: this lawsuit will have a judge deciding for sure whether Blackmore is just jealous, or Potamkin really did scam him for personal gain all the way to the altar and beyond.