It probably won’t come as a great surprise that the man who appeared on Wednesday night’s episode of MTV’s Catfish thinking he was dating Katy Perry, was not in fact dating the pop superstar. He was being catfished.
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The show’s focus, Spencer, says he had been talking to a woman claiming to be Katy Perry for the past six years and was so smitten that he even bought her an engagement ring using his grandmother’s emerald. He had started messaging her using a texting app and, basically, just fell for the whole thing. She lured him along with emails and, once, a phone call that cost him more than $200 to a Canadian cell phone because, you know, she claimed to be touring in Canada at the time.
Turns out it was really some Canadian woman named Harriet who was living in London all along, and the show’s hosts Nev and Max tracked her down via the email she used to create her fake profile on the app. But simply seeing her online with the different pieces of proof presented was not enough proof for Spencer, as the tone of the writing on her social media sites didn’t match that of the “Katy” with whom he’d been communicating.
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It took a trip to England to confront Harriet to actually convince Spencer he was wrong here. But even meeting the catfisher in person didn’t totally convince poor old Spence, even after she even offered certain tidbits of information from their conversations such as his middle name, some Halloween costume and the name of their kids they had talked about.
Things began to sink in the morning after meeting but Spencer still sent “Katy” a message after meeting Harriet, believing he was messaging the real Katy Perry. Finally, after doing some research of his own — and surely some more personal reflection — Spencer said he had come to terms with the fact he had been lied to all along.
Watch the first act of the episode below and watch the whole thing at MTV.com, if you have a cable subscription login.