Buckle up, y’all, because I’m about to expose
the depths of my own depravity something pretty damn juicy about one of the ladies competing for Arie’s Instagram following heart on The Bachelor. Spoilers ahead, obviously, so close out now if you don’t want to know what happens. You’re all about to witness the strength of street knowledge, the fortitude of Facebook stalking, the reason they call me Sgt. Olivia Betchson. And by “they call me,” I mean “I made this pseudonym up for myself back in 2014,” but tomayto tomahto.
All right, so I’ve been hearing whispers for a while now that Maquel has an ex-husband. So I Googled “Maquel ex-husband” (pretty sure there’s only one Maquel in the universe) and found out from an In Touch Weekly article that his name is Josh Munday, allegedly. From Josh Munday to Bachelor Monday—good job, Maquel. Sidenote: Do I have to say he is “allegedly” her ex-husband? I guess I should know the rules if I’m really going to call myself a Sergeant. Whatever. So I then searched “Josh Munday” on Google, and I found his Facebook pretty fucking easily. Almost too easily. Somebody give me a challenge, please! Fake Facebook names. Private profile. Anything!
There’s a lot to unpack in this profile, and it is JUICY. So grab some popcorn, because we’re diving in.
First of all, there is literally no question that Maquel and this guy Josh were married. There are photos from their wedding, and he refers to her in the caption as “my wife”.
BUT HERE’S WHERE IT GETS INTERESTING. On October 9, 2016, Josh changed his profile picture to one of him and Maquel at their wedding.
But then, less than a month later on November 6, 2016, he changed it to one of just himself. And it doesn’t even look like it’s a solo pic from his wedding album, because he’s wearing a different tie and his jacket is a different color. You know when people change their profile pictures to one of them and their S.O. to one of just them? When they break up.
So did Maquel and Josh’s marriage implode in less than a month? Not exactly (sorry). According to In Touch, Josh and Maquel got married in May but divorced five months later. So like, they may not have even stayed married long enough for the wedding photos to come out. Ouch, but it happens. Especially when you get married at age 23. What? You were thinking it!
But here’s where things get VERY interesting, in my opinion. I know I’ve kept saying that throughout the course of the article, but stay with me here. Josh told In Touch that he would “not be opposed” to getting back together with Maquel. Furthermore, look at his current relationship status on Facebook.
LOOK AT IT.
So are Josh and Maquel still married? Or is Josh one of those sentimental people who leaves their relationship status up on Facebook in the hopes that their ex will come back to them at some point? Probably the latter, but still. In fact, I did find a divorce record (however reliable, I cannot say) of a Josh Munday, age 25, in Orem, Utah, so I don’t think I can say that they are still married. Still, I can all but definitively conclude that Josh will be the guy we saw in the season preview who ambushes Arie to try to get his ex back.
Images: Josh Munday / Facebook