Now what will people think of the jilted bride?
Nicole Contos drew sympathy worldwide when her fiance left her at the altar and bolted alone to the Tahiti resort where they were to honeymoon. Newspaper headlines and talk shows labeled Tasos Michael the loser and Contos the winner for boogying at her wedding reception to "I Will Survive."Three months later, the two were spotted having a day-before-Valentine's-Day lunch on at the swank Hotel Delmonico in Manhattan.
"I don't wish to comment right now," Contos, 27, said Saturday, but told the New York Post she "never shut off my feelings for him."
It's over, at least according to Carol Contos, the Manhattan schoolteacher's mother.
"They did have lunch, but that's it," she said Saturday. "You know, it's Valentine's Day, it was for old time's sake. And he flew back to London."
Are they back together? "Oh, no," the mother said.
The story of the jilted bride made the rounds in November when 35-year-old Michael abandoned her and 250 guests at a Manhattan church. She went ahead with the $100,000 reception and then told her tale of heartbreak in the tabloids for weeks. A tequila company paid for a Caribbean trip for her since Michael had snagged the Tahiti honeymoon.
That was it until Friday, when the television show "Extra" nailed the pair coming, arm in arm, out of the hotel. She ducked when she saw the camera, but he looked right into the lens and smiled.