A 42-year-old mother set world record for the Most Expensive Bride, after listing her love and her home on eBay and Craigslist for $500,000 and $340,000 respectively.
Deven Trabosh is a Barbie-like single mother, who has been divorced for eight years already. She has since tried various dating sites. However, she said none of them worked. So, she decided to look for a new husband and sell her house at once.
“I figured let’s combine the ad because I’m looking for love and I’m looking to sell the house,” said Deven.
On the ad she posted on Craigslist and eBay, she wrote, “Marry a Princess Lost in America”. She also described it as “a life of romance and travel and a home decorated with vaulted ceilings, upgraded tile, and a soaking tub in a gated community with a pool and tennis courts”.
Although she did try eBay, the company then removed her listing because they say they don’t allow people to sell themselves on their website. She also listed her home for $340,000 on another website. However, she raised the price, adding $500,000 for shipping fee, that included her companionship.
Since then, she hasn’t received any serious offers. But, she said, she received almost 500 positive responses. One of it was from a guy in Surrey, England, named Ottie. He emailed saying, “You are offering the perfect life with the perfect American princess”.
There was also a handsome Italian cheese and wine taster who has been communicating with her since she posted the advertisement.
Though she is a licensed real estate agent, Deven knew she would struggle in selling the home. Nevertheless, she insists this isn’t just a sales gimmick. She explained to reporters, “I’m not selling myself. I’m selling love…to meet that true love. Of course, it’s gonna take more chemistry and connection. It’s not going to be instantaneous that I’m just going to be automatically for sale…it’s a package deal for true love”.
“I’m struggling…I don’t want to lose my house and I want to find somebody,” explained Deven.
Her 21-year-old daughter Haley seems very supportive of her. But, it’s the exact opposite for her 14-year-old daughter, saying her mother is embarrassing her.
“I may not be perfect, but I’ve got my stuff together,” she said. She is still hoping that one day, a European man will close the deal. “I know I’m putting myself out there. I’m sincere. I believe in true love. I want to get married again”.