An American woman is blaming an allegedly seductive Airbnb hostess in New Zealand for chatting up her husband of 30 years and triggering the couple’s subsequent divorce.
The anonymous woman says she used Airbnb (which is currently using the Twitter hashtag #OneLessStranger) to book a room in New Zealand, only to encounter an intrusive and “solicitous” host who showed great interest in her husband.
The woman says her suspicions were aroused when the hostess seemed overly “solicitous” during their stay in Auckland.
“Our host was a single middle-aged woman who was unusually solicitous and intrusive during our stay, calling periodically to ask if everything was all right and even asking to come by to make sure that the cleaning ladies were doing a good job.”
“My husband, who had arrived a few days before I did and met the host first, told me on my arrival that the host had gratuitously told him many personal details about herself and her past relationships.”
The problem came to a head at the end of the stay, when the American woman returned to the US. Her husband was scheduled to remain in the Airbnb home for an extra week and he did so. An affair took place, the ex-wife claims, which came as a complete shock and led to the end of their marriage.
“I thought our marriage was imperfect but solid. My husband and I are now in the midst of a divorce, and he and our Airbnb host are still in a relationship.”
Written by Peter Needham