In a town outside Istanbul, Adem Guzel, who was living with a friend because his acting and modeling career was waning, read Emma’s message and felt compelled to respond. The two messaged back and forth and Emma detailed the depth of Alan’s trickery and the level of her devastation. When Emma asked to facetime Adem, he immediately obliged, something Alan, as Ronnie, never did. In time, the communication between Emma and Adem became less about Alan’s betrayal and more about their blossoming feelings for each other.
Emma was certainly not interested in jumping from one catfish scenario to another. And she was done with virtual, long-distance relationships. She invited Adem to visit her in London and he immediately accepted.
Today, Emma and Adem live together in England, enjoying a happily ever after. Emma has learned that, even though Adem is nothing like the fake persona Alan had created using his photos to create Ronnie, he is, nonetheless, her soul mate. Despite the bumpy road and detours, she found what she was looking for in Adem.
When the London tabloids published the story of Emma’s catfishing and her eventual romance with Adem, several other women can forward to say that they, too, had been duped into online relationship with Ronnie by expert catfisher Alan. As a result, Alan endured public humiliation, ridicule from his coworkers and employer, and ostracizing from his family.
Although the pain of Alan’s catfishing still stings, she realizes that it was Alan that brought Adem into her life. It is an ending with a healthy dose of poetic justice. Alan is alone with his shame and the two people he hurt and exploited with his catfishing have found true love with each other.