Shelby says after not seeing her father, David, in seven years, he called her and said he had gotten married over the internet to a woman in Texas. Shelby says her father told her he met “Maria” online – never in person – that she works in a grocery store, and that she’s deaf from a car accident.
Shelby claims David also told her, “She has this inheritance that comes from the German government. She must find someone who loves her for her before she can get this inheritance.”

“I full heartedly believe that my father believes he is married to this person, and that this person is real, and one day he will meet them and live happily ever after,” Shelby continues. “I did believe that he was being scammed or catfished.”
Hear more from Shelby in the video above.
On Friday’s episode of Dr. Phil, see what David says about his relationship. And see what happens when Dr. Phil sends a producer to search for “Maria.” Plus, on Monday, the search for “Maria” continues. Check here to see where you can watch.

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