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When Mira Celper, right, saw her mom Leigh Hendry, left, quickly fall in love with a man she only knew through phone calls she became suspicious.

When Mira Celper, right, saw her mom, Leigh Hendry, quickly fall in love with a man she only knew through phone calls, she became suspicious. Courtesy Mira Celper

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This episode originally aired in May 2021.

Mira Celper’s mom rebounded quickly. Less than a month after leaving her stepdad, Celper’s mom was back to dating, this time on dating apps.

“It was just shocking. I thought to myself, like, it’s just so early,” Celper said. “But it was not something that I said to her.”

As a busy college student, Celper watched as her mom fell for a successful civil engineer she met on a dating app. But when he went to Turkey for a work project and became stranded there, Celper started to second-guess the whole relationship. Every week he had new excuse for why he couldn’t come home — and with each excuse, her mom seemed more deeply in love. 

Celper couldn’t shake the feeling that something was off about the whole relationship.

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But to her mom, Leigh Hendry, everything felt totally right. She had met her dream man, and she was willing to do anything to help him.

When a mother and daughter see the same relationship with wildly different eyes, it gets messy. This week, love comes at a cost.

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