Ched Evans secretly wed Natasha Massey, his lover and the one who supported him during his rape trial.
The beauty therapist, 32, and Welsh striker, 33, wed in a grandiose ceremony this summer.
In 2012, he was found guilty of raping a lady, age 19, but the decision was later reversed, and he was declared not guilty after a new trial.
When the ex-Sheffield United star cheated on Natasha with the minor in a Premier Inn in Rhyl, North Wales, she was devastated. They had been dating for over three years.
The daughter of successful businessman Karl Massey beamingly smiled with her footballer husband who was photographed in a tuxedo on their wedding day while dressed in a lace bodice dress.
According to a source “Natasha has stood by Ched through thick and thin and their wedding day showed that they have firmly put the past behind them.”
“The couple couldn’t wipe the smile off their faces as they said ‘I Do’ in front of their closest family and friends.“
“Natasha was heartbroken when Ched cheated on her but is hoping the ring on his finger will ensure he doesn’t do the same again.”
Ched Evans, who always acknowledged having sex with the accuser but argued that it was consensual, was found guilty of rape in 2012 and given a five-year prison sentence because the accuser was assessed to be “too drunk to consent.”
Natasha said the following on This Morning in 2014: “As soon as I found out he’d been questioned over rape, my instinct was kind of protective and I thought I had to stand by him.”
“So my thoughts and feelings over the cheating were put to one side and I stepped in to help him through this terrible time.”
Evans was a painter and decorator while serving a two and a half-year sentence in prison. He also agreed to an out-of-court settlement of almost £800,000 with the original attorneys who represented him in his first rape conviction.
Who is Ched Evans?
Chedwyn Michael Evans, a Welsh football player who plays as a striker for Championship team Preston North End, was born on December 28, 1988.
Evans, a Rhyl native, advanced through the ranks after being acquired by Manchester City in 2002 from Chester City’s development program.
In 2007, Evans was loaned to Norwich City, where he made 28 league games and scored 10 goals before returning to his original team. Due to his limited first-team appearances at City, he was later traded in 2009 for £3 million to Sheffield United.
He scored 35 goals during the 2011–12 season at Bramall Lane after two underwhelming seasons. He also played for Wales at the senior and under-21 levels, scoring on his debut in 2008 for the national team.
Evans relocated to Millhouse Green, Penistone, which is close to Barnsley after joining Sheffield United.
Evans unveiled a message hidden beneath his shirt after scoring his first goal in the FA Cup victory over Torquay United, which read “Rest in peace Speedo,” following the passing of former Wales manager and Sheffield United player, coach, and manager Gary Speed.
Natasha Massey and Evans are secretly married. A website called “Chedevans.com,” which claimed that Evans had been “wrongly convicted of rape on April 20, 2012,” was funded by Massey’s businessman father, Karl. For an appeal, he also engaged attorneys.
Following their indictment for the rape of a 19-year-old woman in a hotel close to Rhyl in May 2011, Evans and another football player, Clayton McDonald, were tried at the Crown Court in Caernarfon. The victim was alleged to be too drunk to consent.
On April 20, 2012, Evans was found guilty and given a five-year jail term. After serving half of that sentence, he was eligible for release on a license.
Evans worked as a painter and decorator when he was incarcerated. A Court of Appeal of England and Wales judge denied him permission to appeal the conviction in August 2012, and the whole court upheld that decision in November.
Evans persisted in claiming his innocence and, in an effort to clear his name, hired a new legal team in November 2013.
Evans was qualified for release after serving half of his prison term and was granted a license on October 17, 2014. The Criminal Cases Review Commission declared that they would be looking into his conviction after his release.
It was revealed in January 2015 that Evans had attempted to improve his case by providing the Criminal Cases Review Commission with new evidence.
After a 10-month inquiry, the Criminal Cases Review Commission referred the case to the Court of Appeal in October 2015, citing “new material that was not considered by the jury at trial.”