Ask Willie D

My Fiancé Might Have a Shady Past. Help!

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Dear Willie D:

I met my fiancé two months ago, and now we are on our way to the chapel to get married. I know you, like everybody else, might think we're moving too fast, but I've always thought if you love someone, what difference does it make if you wait two months or two years to get married?

The wedding is next week, and I'm starting to get cold feet; here's why. My fiancé took me with him to visit his good friend in Arizona, where he grew up. While there we met several other old friends of his, and on more than one occasion they referred to him with a name that I never heard before and had no relevance to his first or last name. For instance, if his name was William, people might call him Bob, Willie, or Will.

I asked him about it and he said it was a nickname but that didn't make sense. I called my friend and told her about my experience, and she suggested I do some snooping when I got home, which I did. I waited until he went to work and searched his belongings. Hidden inside of a small pocket of his gym bag I found four additional ID cards with his picture and alias names. I went on the Internet and searched all of the names including the name I knew him by but didn't see anything that stood out.

My head is spinning 1,000 miles per minute. For all I know, he could be wanted for murder. What have I gotten myself into? Do I confront him with my discovery, do I wait for him to come clean or do I run for the exits?

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Willie D is a member of the legendary hip hop band, the Geto Boys, the host and executive producer of the Willie D Live podcast, and an advice columnist for the Houston Press since 2013.
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