A Moray woman has been left “heartbroken and devastated” following the collapse of her same-sex marriage only two months after marrying her wife in Las Vegas.
Katie Quartly appeared at Elgin Sheriff Court yesterday after admitting sending her estranged partner, Gwyneth Evans, abusive text messages when she took the couple’s break-up badly.
She sent the messages – which caused Ms Evans fear and alarm – between Saturday, April 2, and Monday, April 25.
The court heard that she called Ms Evans a “pathological liar” and warned her of possible repercussions for upsetting her children.
Sentence was deferred on the 46-year-old, of Dunbar Street, Burghead, for six months to allow her to be of good behaviour.
Last night, she told the Press and Journal that the experience had been a “steep learning curve” for her.
She said it was only two months after their dream wedding in the US in October last year that the pair’s relationship crumbled, amid accusations of infidelity.
The photographer said she suffers from bipolar disorder and had been drinking heavily when she bombarded her former partner with messages in the aftermath of their separation.
She said: “It hasn’t been easy as a same-sex couple splitting up in the village of Burghead, especially when we were very much welcomed into the community in the last two years.
“The ordeal has been horrendous, but many of the villagers have given me continued support.
“I’d encourage anyone else in an emotional situation, such as a break-up, to avoid excessive electronic communication.”