Who needs foes when you’ve got friends like these?
After discovering a rare hereditary birthmark on the girl’s neck that was identical to her cheating husband’s, an Arizona woman who served as her best friend’s birthing partner discovered with horror that her husband was the father — after seeing a rare hereditary birthmark on the girl’s neck that mirrored her own cheating spouse’s.
According to a news report, Shiloh Hailey Custer, 28, a mother of four from Wickenburg, was devastated when she learned that her husband, Travis Bowling, 36, had been cheating on her with her closest friend.
According to Custer, her ex-husband cheated on her with at least 30 women during their six years of marriage, during which he had two kids with two other women.
“I heard rumors that my friend was pregnant and homeless, so I reached out to her. I felt the need to help her,” she said “We had just got home from the hospital and I was changing the baby and when she turned her neck, the birth defect popped out. When they’re babies, it is really hard to see, and I wasn’t looking for it.”
She gave a deep description of the shock and horror she felt and continued: “When I found out my friend was standing next to me, I looked at her and you could just tell. She couldn’t say anything, she just dropped her head and looked to the floor, and I just knew.”
“There were no words that were said, I just knew. I was in a lot of shock in the beginning. I couldn’t even process what had happened, it was almost like a stage of grief,” said Custer while refusing to identify the cheating friend.
“Like you have your shock, your anger and you come to the conclusion that this is actually real life, this is actually happening,” she said.
Custer said she’d been “taking on a father figure role” with the kid.
“I was there for her every step of the way. Even in the hospital I wore the daddy wrist band, when she got her epidural, she laid on me. I actually gave the baby her first bath,”
After the initial surprise, Custer said she forgave her friend — and decided to keep their relationship going and maintain a cordial relationship with her ex for the sake of the kids.
“For me, I was in a state of shock for a little bit. I walked outside when I first found out and just prayed,” she mentioned. “I kept hearing the words over and over in my head, ‘bigger picture.’ For me that meant ‘Stop with your tunnel vision.’”
On TikTok, Custer posted her experience for the first time, where her initial video has over 3.4 million views.
“I’ve had one or two comments who are obviously men and narcissistic who said, ‘Well if you took care of your man, he wouldn’t have cheated’”
“A lot of the comments, though, have been in support of me but there’s been some heat towards my friend which I try to shut down as soon as possible because that was not my goal,”
“It’s huge for everyone to know that I found forgiveness for myself. I’ve had to find forgiveness for myself and for the children,” she said.
Her now ex-friend declined to comment.