- American woman and husband booked Airbnb in Auckland, New Zealand
- Husband eventually began a relationship with the Airbnb host
- The couple, married for 30 years, are now getting divorced as a result
- Wife calls it a ‘twisted form of internet dating’ and is warning others
A woman has detailed how she lost her husband to their Airbnb host as a ‘twisted form of internet dating’.
The American woman, who wished to remain anonymous, said her 30-year marriage had ended after booking a stay with a woman through the online accommodation provider in Auckland, New Zealand, in 2015.
After their stay with an ‘unusually solicitous and intrusive’ host, the woman returned home, but her husband, who had also arrived a few days earlier than she, stayed on for a week, the New Zealand Herald reported.
The couple had booked an Airbnb in Auckland, New Zealand (pictured), where the husband met the female host he would later have an affair with (stock image)
A map shows Airbnb listings in the New Zealand city of Auckland, where the couple, now getting divorced, stayed in 2015
The woman, who wished to remain anonymous, described the situation as a ‘twisted form of internet dating’ (stock image)
Despite initially thinking their host was ‘sad and needy’, it seems her husband then got to know her much more personally.
Now, the woman and her husband are getting divorced, while he remains in a relationship with the host.
She described the affair as a ‘shock’, adding: ‘I thought our marriage was imperfect but solid’.
The woman described the host now in a relationship with her husband as a single, middle-aged woman who ‘calling periodically to ask if everything was all right and even asking to come by to make sure that the cleaning ladies were doing a good job’.
During their stay, she said her husband told her the host had ‘gratuitously’ told him personal details and revealed past relationships.
She believes her story not an uncommon one, but hopes it will be a warning for those using Airbnb.
Unsurprisingly, she doubted she’d be using the accommodation service again.
The couple, who have been married for 30 years, are now getting divorced as a result (stock image)
The woman has opened up about her story so it can be a warning to others using the online accommodation service (stock image)
Unsurprisingly, the woman said it was unlikely she’d be using Airbnb again (stock image)