Joe Exotic's ex John Finlay has detailed finding 'deep love' with a woman and getting married to his 'soulmate' wife.
The 37-year-old soared to fame on Netflix's Tiger King in 2020 where he married now jailed Exotic, 58, real name Joseph Allen Maldonado-Passage, and the late Travis Maldonado in a three-way ceremony in 2014.
Reflecting on his past marriage and now finding love with his 'rock' wife Stormey, 32, John claimed that his wedding to Exotic was 'fake' and that his new relationship has a 'totally different feeling'.
Sweet: Joe Exotic's ex John Finlay has detailed finding 'deep love' with a woman and getting married to his 'soulmate' wife (pictured in 2020)Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
John and Stormey live on an Oklahoma farm after meeting on a dating app in April 2019 with the married couple proud owners of a house cat.
Talking to The Sun, he said: 'My wedding was the happiest day of my life. It kept being delayed because of the pandemic, so in the end we said "screw it" and went to the courthouse. I didn’t want cameras there because it was only for us.
'I've never felt this way about anyone before. I had no idea what it is like to marry your rock, your soulmate, the person you spend every minute of the day with. Stormey completes me and we are deeply in love.'
He added that he told Stormey 'everything' about his past and admitted that he was 'nervous' that she would 'run away screaming'.
Way back when: The 37-year-old soared to fame on Netflix's Tiger King in 2020 where he married now jailed Exotic, 58, real name Joseph Allen Maldonado-Passage, and the late Travis Maldonado in a three-way ceremony in 2014 (pictured)
John went on to slam his past three-way ceremony to Exotic and the late Travis in 2014, claiming it was 'fake' and a 'publicity stunt'. He has previously alleged that he was 'never legally married' to the duo.
He added to the publication: 'My fake wedding didn’t feel right at all. This is a totally different feeling. The fake one was basically a publicity stunt so Joe could get his own reality TV series. This one was the real thing.'
During the ill-fated ceremony, Exotic, John and Travis, who tragically died from a self-inflicted gunshot in October 2017, were all clad in hot pink dress shirts with corsages and black pants.
John later left the zoo and Exotic after he got a female co-worker pregnant, they went on to welcome their child and spent three years together.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Elsewhere during the new interview, John, who previously battled a meth addiction, said he is now 'happier' and 'healthier' after ditching drugs. He revealed last year that he was six years sober.