Prepare to be captivated by the incredible story of deceit and betrayal that unfolded in the BBC drama Mrs Wilson. This gripping series follows the journey of a woman who uncovers the shocking truth about her husband, a supposed spy, who had not one, not two, but three other wives.
In a surprising twist, the captivating tale of Alison Wilson, brought to life by her granddaughter Ruth, is not an isolated incident. Another Scottish woman found herself entangled in a similarly perplexing struggle.
Watching the captivating story of Alexander Wilson, a wartime ‘secret agent’, bigamist, and serial liar, unfold on screen, Mary Turner Thomson from Edinburgh couldn’t help but feel a deep personal connection. It was as if her own life was being portrayed before her eyes.
Imagine thinking you have the perfect marriage, only to have your world shattered when you uncover a shocking truth. This is exactly what happened to Mrs. Wilson, a 53-year-old woman who believed she had found her happily ever after. Little did she know, her American husband, who had claimed to be a CIA agent, was leading a double life. Not only did he have another wife, but he had fathered at least 13 children with six different women. The deception and betrayal must have been unimaginable for Mrs. Wilson, who had trusted her husband completely. It serves as a reminder that sometimes, things are not always as they seem.
In their six-year relationship, William Allen Jordan was kind, caring, and a great dad to their two kids. But he was also a serial liar who had another wife the whole time and was jailed for bigamy in 2014.
In a recent statement, Miss Turner Thomson expressed her deep connection to the series, likening it to a reflection of her own personal journey.
«Meeting William online was a turning point in my life. At the time, I was a single mom, navigating the challenges of raising a nine-month-old baby on my own. Little did I know that this chance encounter would lead to something truly special. He displayed an undeniable charm, and our conversations flowed effortlessly through the digital realm.
Our love story began with a whirlwind romance that took us both by surprise. From the moment we started dating, it was clear that we had a deep connection. In fact, he was so smitten with me that he mustered up the courage to propose just two weeks after we met. Although I wasn’t quite ready to say «yes» at that point, our love continued to blossom and we eventually found ourselves happily engaged. Our journey together as an engaged couple was filled with excitement and anticipation, leading us to the day we said our vows and became husband and wife. For four beautiful years, we navigated the highs and lows of married life, cherishing the love and commitment we shared.
After six months of being together, a beautiful surprise came into our lives. I found out that I was pregnant, despite the fact that he had previously mentioned being infertile due to a childhood bout of mumps. It was an unexpected turn of events that filled us with a mix of emotions.
It was a moment filled with uncertainty and fear. I couldn’t help but wonder what he would think. Would he jump to conclusions and accuse me of having an affair? His conviction that he couldn’t father children only added to the tension. The weight of his belief hung heavy in the air, casting a shadow of doubt over our relationship. It was a situation that required delicate handling, as I tried to navigate through his insecurities and reassure him of my faithfulness.
In a shocking story of deception and manipulation, Jordan spun a web of lies that ensnared his unsuspecting wife. With cunning precision, he convinced her that he was not just an ordinary man, but a secret agent working for the CIA, temporarily assigned to MI5. Little did she know, this elaborate scheme would have far-reaching consequences for their relationship. As the truth unraveled, the devastating impact of Jordan’s deceit would leave her questioning everything she thought she knew.
Missions gave him the perfect excuse to spend time with his other families.
He even got Miss Turner Thomson to secure nearly £200,000 to pay «blackmailers» who he said had threatened to take their children, Eilidh (16), Zach (13), and her daughter Robyn (19).
During a particularly unsettling time in 2004, when I was expecting my son Zach, my world was turned upside down. My partner shared with me a chilling revelation — someone he had encountered during an undercover operation had threatened to harm our children. The threat was horrifyingly specific, involving kidnapping and mutilation, with the intention of sending us the gruesome evidence through the mail if we didn’t comply with their demands.
By this time, it had been four years, and he had full power over me. I sold everything I owned, including my house, car, life insurance, and everything else.
There was no blackmailer or spy mission, but in 2006, another wife, Mischele Lewis, contacted her: ‘She said, ‘Are you Mary Turner Thomson?’ I said yes.
During our conversation, she asked, «Are you also Mrs. Jordan?» In a surprising turn of events, I found myself saying yes to a proposition. Little did I know, this decision would lead me to a rather unexpected encounter. As I eagerly awaited her response, she calmly replied, «Well, I’m the other Mrs. Jordan.» The words hung in the air, leaving me with a mix of curiosity and intrigue. Who was this mysterious woman, and what did her statement mean? It was clear that there was more to this story than met the eye.
In a shocking turn of events, Jordan found himself facing serious charges that would forever change the course of his life. The allegations of bigamy, illegal possession of a stun gun, and fraud sent shockwaves through the community, leaving many questioning how such a situation could have unfolded. As the legal proceedings unfolded, Jordan’s fate hung in the balance, with the weight of the evidence against him threatening to tip the scales of justice.
In a powerful and inspiring blog post, the victim, who bravely shared her story in the book titled «The Bigamist: The True Story of a Husband’s Ultimate Betrayal,» opens up about her mission to empower and support other women who have faced similar challenges. With unwavering determination, she aims to create a safe space where women can find solace, strength, and the courage to speak their truth. Through her own experiences, she has become a beacon of hope, shining a light on the importance of raising awareness and breaking the silence surrounding betrayal and deceit. By sharing her journey, she hopes to inspire others to come forward, knowing that they are not alone and that their voices matter. Her dedication to this cause is truly commendable, and her impact on the lives of countless women is immeasurable.
«People often tell me, ‘I feel liberated; if you can do it, so can I.'»