Nathan Henry talks about his coming out, split from boyfriend Craig Richards, and the catfishing hell!
The Geordie Shore star Nathan Henry was dating his boyfriend Craig Richards but they split in early 2019. After that, he registered on a dating app to find new love.
But his experience was bad. He has opened up about the hell that he went through with catfishing. Scroll down for the details!
Nathan Henry and his catfishing hell
The gay reality TV star, Nathan Henry opened up recently about his problems with online dating. He revealed that he was targeted by men who used fake profiles and he found it extremely difficult to know who was genuine and who was not. Nathan, 29 gave an exclusive interview and said:
“I can honestly count on my hands and toes now how many times I’ve been catfished.
“People have got so much time on their hands so they’re getting really good at it. Recently I had one guy in London start talking to me and his profile was really believable. He’d even managed to get himself verified on Tinder – which is so weird seeing as he clearly wasn’t who he said he was.
“We were getting on really well and we started voice noting each other and it all matched out, nothing felt out of the ordinary. Then we exchanged a few pictures, just of us going about our days and he told me he was in bed and sent me two pictures, but they were clearly different beds.”
More about Nathan and his bad romance experience
Nathan was not happy with trying to find love online. He was also not successful in it. Further, he continued:
“I said hang on, you’re in one bed two seconds ago and now you’re in another – what’s going on?
“As soon as I mentioned it he started getting defensive. So I worried I was just being paranoid but a week later when I said to him I wanted to know who I was talking to and meet up – all distanced of course – he went cold and said he thought we should stop talking.
“At that moment I knew he was a cat fish. It’s horrible because you think you’re getting to know someone and they’re not who they say they are.”
Nathan was upset with this experience. He recalled it and said:
“It’s like the dark side of fame.”
“You can never tell. I’ve met people who pretend they don’t know I’m on TV and then their mates tell me they’re obsessed with Geordie Shore. It’s like, just be honest with me. Why bother lying about it?”
Nathan and his relationship and the new show
In Geordie Shore: Their Story, Nathan has talked about how he came out and his relationship and split.
“People have this preconceived idea of me from Geordie Shore. The happy-go-lucky guy.
“But this show is more my softer side. It’s more about where it came from, how I grew up, basically how I’ve become to be the person I am today.
“I don’t normally talk about my family and I discuss them and I talk about the break up which was very bittersweet.
“There are things that have happened in my life that I didn’t think affected me but looking back now over it all it’s obvious so much of it has affected me.”
“Talking about my parents’ break up for example, it nearly did bring me to tears when I thought how much my mum did for me and my brothers – raising three lads on her own.
“It was amazing to look back at that and how much she did for us.”
He was dating Craig Richards since 2015 and it came to an end in early 2019. He was devastated and had said:
“You can’t beg someone to love you, and you can’t beg someone to stay with you, so I just had to respect his wishes and let him go.”
They had kept their relationship private and Craig was never on the show.