A millionaire, who was devastated to discover his three sons were not fathered by him, plans to offer a reward to unveil the identity of their biological parent.
Richard Mason, co-founder of comparison site moneysupermarket.com, is reportedly planning on writing a book about the experience after raising the boys as his own for about two decades and finding out he had been deceived.
The 55-year-old’s ex-wife, Kate, reportedly confirmed in 2016 – 10 years after the pair divorced – she had an on-and-off-again affair.
But she would not reveal her lover’s name, The Sun reported.
“Richard is hoping to write a book. In it he will offer a financial reward to anyone who can identify the real father,” his new wife, Emma, told The Sun.
The millionaire was not aware the children were not actually his until doctors diagnosed him with cystic fibrosis two years ago at Liverpool’s Broadgreen Hospital.
The disease prevents male sufferers from having children and the Mirror reported DNA tests established Mr Mason was not the biological father of 19-year-old twin boys and their eldest child, who is now 23.
When Mr Mason and Kate divorced, she was given a settlement of about $7.15 million.
He also paid her a monthly amount of about $5,300 to contribute to the upbringing of the children.
She has since been ordered to return close to $447,000 (250,000 British pounds) of the divorce settlement, The Sun reported.