Married Mt. Vernon Woman Discovers Husband Had 2nd Wife

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. (CBS 2) — A Mount Vernon woman who thought she had married the love of her life, said her wedding day was “a lie” after she found out her husband was married to another woman.

Allyssa Grippo said she thought she knew everything about 31-year-old Karl Nifontoff before she walked down the aisle with him last summer. However, Grippo eventually found out the man of her dreams had another woman in his life.

“I got married and found out my husband was and is still married,” Grippo told CBS 2’s Sean Hennessey.

Grippo said “everything was a lie.” That lie unraveled when she tried to get on her husband’s health insurance but was told she couldn’t be covered because there was already a wife and two children on the plan.

Nifontoff married a good friend in 2006 while dating Grippo, who said her husband told her he married the other woman “so she could become a citizen.”

Grippo’s parents are sick over it all. Her father has to face Nifontoff every day because they both teach at Thorton High School in Mount Vernon.

“There were a lot of tears, you know, why did you do this,” Grippo’s mother, Debora, said.

“It’s sad. It’s very sad. It’s very sad. I don’t try and dwell on the negative because there’s too much negative,” Grippo’s father, Rich, said.

However, Grippo said her memories of her wedding day are bittersweet.

“I had everything I could dream of. I had the beautiful wedding, a beautiful dress. I had the man that I loved,” she said, “It just was not real.”

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  1. Inquiring Mind says:

    What does the first Mrs. Nincompoop have to say about this?

    1. Pat says:

      He was an illegal, she was probably paid very well to marry him and make him legal.

    2. haha says:

      She is hiding and he is hiding.

  2. Mama G says:

    my dear leave him and move forward with your life. but for now cling to Jesus Christ and he will give you the man from whose ribs you were created,

    1. Bartsimpson says:

      Seriously?

    2. Homer Simpson says:

      Mmmmmm, ribs.

  3. Mr. armenia says:

    Mr. Grippo is at fault here. When she met Mr. Nifontoff she should done a background check on him to make sure that he was not married.

    1. Azman says:

      The problem is if she had done a background check it would have never shown that he was married due to the fact that there is no National Database for marriages. THAT IS THE SOLE REASON MS. GRIPPO has gone public with all of this. Ms. Grippo is trying to bring this to the publics attention and hopefully a database can be formed even if she starts at a State level.

      1. Mr. Armenia says:

        there is a a database of some sort

      2. National Database says:

        Since you are so well educated find it and let the rest of us know when you do!

    2. someone says:

      Prior marriages dont show on background checks. That is why there needs to be a national database of marriages/divorces.

    3. wake up says:

      You only need a birth certificate to get married in New York state, There is no database of ANY sort.

    4. Harry says:

      first of all how many backround checks have you done on your signifgant others if there is any, and btw not all backround checks are 100%

  4. cathy says:

    Write a book sweetie you can get the last laugh.

  5. Jay Flori says:

    I had eight wives and only one husband found out ! LOL

  6. Josephine says:

    IT HURT TO GET MARRIED TO A LIER, HE WILL KEEP PLAYING THE DIRTY GAMES MY DEAR, BETTER QUIT BEFORE YOU BEAR KIDS

  7. Frankie says:

    Why doesn’t anyone look at James A Cavanaugh, formerly of NJ, now living in VA and Florida? When I tried to get lawyers to look into this name that my ex husband was using, and that was not his name, they told me to forget about it.
    You have to have connections for these guys to get investigated, even though it is against Federal Law.

  8. George Demetriou says:

    She had taken care of nice wedding, a beautiful wedding dress. But it was not real.
    That’s what worries her. That she never had a real husband doesn’t count……

  9. glen says:

    Isn’t there a law on bigamy?

  10. Khan says:

    Give him a credit, atleast he is not fooling around with a number of women outside the marriage bound

    1. uma says:

      credit? its bigamy…who knows he may do the same with some other woman…why not be honest and just have a relationship.

  11. grabo says:

    Gripp o just couldn’t let go of them both!

  12. draguagustin says:

    u have commited also a mistake coz u didnt try to find out who he really was..so u have a divorce law in the state right what is that law for..be strong its only challenge

  13. Rex says:

    A good looing gal, she can find another,,,

  14. Conan says:

    2 wives – adultery. 1 wife – monotony.

  15. virgscords says:

    divorced him……. man of that kind should perish in your map. what a shame.!

  16. rjpully says:

    What a deceitful shame,😦

  17. virgscords says:

    Grippo, sue this man to court….he is not a true man for you. He is playing games with you. He has a shallow reason… not acceptable to our society.. W Very bad example

  18. virgie cordero says:

    Grippo, sue this man to court….he is not a true man for you. He is playing games with you. He has a shallow reason… not acceptable to our society.. What kind of teacher is he? Very bad….

  19. Bobby T says:

    Why not convert to mormon and keep the two wives? Whats wrong with having 2 wives? sheesh.

  20. Barbara Kauffman says:

    I’ve known a number of women who married Muslims only to find they had another wife.

    1. Jihad says:

      I ‘hv known a number of women who married Jews only to find they had another wife

  21. happi says:

    it is a big shame for a teacher whose basic duty is to teach morals to students to act that way. The sooner that marriage is called off the better.

  22. NOTICE BOARD says:

    NEXT TIME, IF YOU ARE GOING TO MARRY, PLEASE LOOK FOR ENQUIRE WITHIN. I AM SURE THEY WILL REVEAL MORE OF WHAT MAY HURT YOU BEFORE YOU SAY I DO. IT IS A LESSON LEARN. IT ALSO MEAN YOU WERE NOT IN GOOD HEALTH BY ASKING TO GET ON HIS INSURANCE. YOU WILL STILL HAVE TO PAY ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE A PRE-EXISTING HEALTH ISSUE.
    WHO IS THE VICTIM HERE? MARRIAGE LIFE IS ALWAYS UP AND DOWN. THERE IS NO DOUBT ABOUT IT. IT WILL HAPPEN TO ANOTHER BRIDE OR GROOM TOO. IT IS A DOUBLE EDGE SWARD.
    NO ONE IS A WINNER; JUST DON’T DO IT BUT ALWAYS CHECK WITH ENQUIRE WITHIN. THEY WILL NOT PROVIDE WRONG INFO. TO YOU.

    1. Amazement says:

      she was not looking to get on his health insurance because she was sick… DUH! She was getting on it because they got married so it would be joint. beucase umm it is common sense to have health insurance.. what are you even talking about. She sated him for five years SHE KNEW HIM AS THE PERSON HE PORTRAYED HIMSELF TO BE… just as everyone else thought they knew him!

  23. Erik says:

    She must have gone into this marriage blind. Why didn’t she check him out first? Today most couples live together before marrying to find out whether they are compatible. She didn’t think.

    1. Pat says:

      The Board of Education hired an illegal. he married to become a citizen, with all of the unemployed teachers in this country.

  24. Bill Little says:

    The guy is obviously a glutton for punishment.

  25. Todd Macdonad says:

    Oh, I see, it is alright for this Cynthia Nixon and this lesbian of hers have the media put it off as though they had a child, it is alright for gays to get married and have rights but it isn’t alright for a guy to have a few girls? This is crazy. Karl, good on you.

  26. Givenchy Paule says:

    Why the heck would any sane man do this? Seriously… why MARRY 2, or more? Just doesn’t make sense…

    1. Big Ham says:

      And this is news why???, there are alot more things in the world that are news worthy than this dudes bad decisions.

  27. BigR says:

    Looks like someone may loose their citizenship if it was not obtained legally. He will also be in some trouble for that.

  28. Colleen Weiss says:

    He’s a teacher?Just what are his students learning?

  29. Randy Chaffee says:

    The punishment for polygamy is having more than one wife.

    1. Bartsimpson says:

      LMAO

  30. Rachael G says:

    that’s what’s call the devil. he’s a real one.

    1. aisa says:

      yeah,truly he is. marriage is a holy matrimony and women deserves respect and love because we are specially created for them. why would most men do those things?

      1. KT says:

        Women do not “deserve” respect and love just because they’re women. Respect must be earned. And love must be mutual.

        What makes you think men are “specially created for women”? Sounds like you are yet another wussified man who thinks men are inferior to women. Believe it or not, there are a lot of such men around.

      2. KT says:

        “why would most men do those things? — uh, most men do NOT do things like what this guy in the article did.

  31. paul schejtman says:

    two wives should be legal.

    why have just 1?

    1. namgo says:

      I do agree, lucky they didn’t have Kids.

  32. Richard Moore says:

    On the bright side when you have a name like Grippo and you get a married name like Nifontoff….maybe it’s better it ended like this.

  33. Moza says:

    He is stupid of all creature in the world

  34. RGF says:

    maybe, he’s a muslim.

    1. Mian M. Ashraf says:

      Mian
      If a Muslim wishes to marry second time, he has to first inform the first wife. In many Muslim countries, it is law that permission of first wife be obtained for second marriage.

  35. Joelynn says:

    maybe he is a Muslim. who are allowed four wives.

    1. jibril says:

      if he is a muslim, surely he will inform first his first wife before taking another married but if he is non a muslim, its a normal practise for them to take another wife without informing the previous one.

  36. Scott Stevens says:

    well what was he thinking or better yet how did he think this would work. He needs to start thinking with the head he puts a hat on. And for the girl well she will get over it after a big settlement payment from the courts goes thru. Then give me a call you will be happy forever

  37. ben says:

    sue him… to be fooled is the worst to be felt…

  38. Greg says:

    Greg,

    Double trouble!

  39. haywood jablowme says:

    who the hell in their right mind would want 2 wives…… i don’t even want 1. better you than me my friend

  40. Forest Gump says:

    Life is like a box of chocolates!

  41. Lewis says:

    If I am Rich Grippo, I’d take care of that low life very swiftly.

  42. jojo says:

    thought it only happens in the so called “undeveloped” places, so it happens in big america too!! wow, the nature of man.

  43. Michael Wolfgang says:

    That bug-eyed creep looks more like the man of her nightmares.Ewwwwww!!

    Michael Wolfgang
    Panama City, Panama

    1. Nifontoff Favorite Student. says:

      no he was a very good man .. who married a women to help her become a citizen. he was one of the best teachers at my school .. she took this way out of hand she shouldve handled herself decently. she ruin his life and if she was doing it right he wouldnt have married some nxt chick smh … thats why she should have kept tabs on her man and she shouldve known her husband. but i guess she didn’t!!!

  44. Ed Cly says:

    Nag, nag, nag, nag!!!!!!!! There will never be peace in this guys life. I have to admit this second wife is a hottie. I might have been tempted myself. Good luck with your wives, Karl better you than me.

  45. Waleed says:

    Sad very sad. Transparency is important in a relationship.

  46. CHERYL says:

    IF HE IS THE FATHER OF THOSE KIDS THEN HE HAS TO STAY WITH THE WOMAN WITH HIS KIDS

    1. Azman says:

      No he is a step-father to two children fathered by two different men neither of which is Karl Nifontoff.

  47. Royce says:

    Oh. my … that means 2 mother inlaws … poor fellow!

  48. Johnson says:

    PLAYA!

  49. Mister says:

    poor family… they seem very nice .. doesnt it suck that bad things happen to good people😦

  50. Michael Adler says:

    OK

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