Breakups are always tough. One woman is mourning the end of her marriage to a dead, centuries-old pirate. And no, he didn’t “ghost” her.
People reports that Amanda Teague, an Irish woman and Jack Sparrow impersonator, held a ceremony to wed the 300-year-old pirate ghost (also named Jack) early in 2018. Amanda arranged a private ceremony on a boat in international waters off the coast of Ireland so that the marriage would be legal. The 45-year-old hired a medium for the ceremony, which was conducted by a shaman priest.
Less than a year later, Amanda is saying the marriage is over.
“So, I feel it’s time to let everyone know that my marriage is over,” the mom of five wrote on her Facebook page, according to the Irish Mirror. “I will explain all in due course but for now all I want to say is be VERY careful when dabbling in spirituality, it’s not something to mess with.”
Amanda previously explained that she’d met her ghost “soulmate” in 2014, when he appeared next to her as she was lying in bed.
“He is dark-skinned and has jet-black hair, so he tells me,” she said. “I told him I wasn’t really cool with having casual sex with a spirit and I wanted us to make a proper commitment to each other. I wanted the big traditional wedding with the white dress. It was very important to me.”
After revealing news of the divorce, Amanda (who dropped her married name and is now going by Amanda Sparrow Large) revealed to Inside Edition what prompted the split.
“I wish I never got married to him. I wish I was that healthy person that I was before I met him,” she said in her first interview since the announcement. “Jack has turned what was a beautiful and loving relationship to something that is ugly.”
According to Amanda, she started being plagued with health issues once she married Jack and deduced that he was “stealing or draining” her energy and “using [her] for his own selfish intentions.” She’s dissolving the marriage and is contemplating an exorcism.