Former My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding stars Eden Boswell and husband Elvis Boswell (mug shot photos above) were arrested at a wedding Sunday in High Point, NC after they allegedly stole the bride-to-be’s purse containing wedding rings and $1,000 in honeymoon cash just prior to the ceremony. Did I mention Eden was the maid of honor? (And judging from her mug shot photo, a topless maid of honor?) How about Eden being eight months pregnant? And you seriously will not believe how this nuptials-wrecking Bonnie and Clyde got caught!!!
According to the police report obtained by WGHP Fox 8 and statements made during the couple’s court appearance on Monday, after the bride realized her purse was missing a family friend told police that she saw Eden Boswell with the purse earlier in the day. The family member was able to easily identify Eden from these angel wing tattoos on her back:
Police questioned Eden and Elvis and both denied stealing the purse, but officers later found the purse, the rings and most of the money in Elvis and Eden’s truck. How did that happen? More amazingness…
The District Attorney recapped the prosecution’s side of the story in court on Monday. “Eden Boswell, the defendant, stole the bride’s purse and took it to her truck where her husband Elvis Boswell was waiting. The couple then hid the purse in the back of the truck but accidentally locked themselves out of the truck before Elvis could leave.”
Police requested to search the truck and the Boswells said they were welcome to search it if they were able to unlock it, which Eden and Elvis apparently assumed wasn’t likely. “Police were able to get in, much to the suspects’ surprise,” the D.A. said.
Here is a video report and a brief summary from WGHP:
The responding officers said they found the bride’s purse, the wedding rings and some of the missing cash in the Boswell’s truck. The total value of the stolen property was $6,100. According to the police report, $5,800 worth of property was recovered. $300 cash was missing.
The honeymoon cash had apparently been specially marked. “Some of the money was missing. Elvis was searched and a $100 bill was found in his pocket. The $100 bill had ‘honeymoon’ written on it,” the D.A. told Judge Tabatha Holliday.
Police arrested Elvis and Eden.
Eden’s bond was set at $6,100, which was the value of the stolen property. Eden pleaded with the judge to have the bond amount reduced. “If it’s a problem with me going back to West Virginia and reducing my bond or anything, I can stay in the state of North Carolina with my grandmother and my dad,” she said.
Elvis Boswell also pleaded with the judge, asking that his bond be lowered so he could get his pregnant wife out of jail. “I’d be grateful if you could lower my bond so I can help get my wife out,” he said. “Because she’s eight months pregnant as it is. So I would be really grateful if you could do that.”
The judge decided to leave Eden’s bond at $6,100, and after the D.A. pointed out that Elvis Boswell has a history of fraud charges, the judge actually raised his bond amount from $6,100 to $10,000.
“Other family members were concerned about relatives of the suspects coming down from West Virginia to cause problems. The suspects are part of a gypsy clan and both, according to them, cause problems,” the D.A. added. “Both suspects confirmed they were part of a gypsy community and even bragged about being on the TV show My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding, Season 2. This was confirmed.”
Meanwhile, back at the wedding… The bride and groom were eventually married Sunday after a lengthy delay, and were reportedly still able to go on their honeymoon. The bride asked that her identity not be revealed.
As far as Eden Boswell’s appearance on My Big fat American Gypsy Wedding (photo above), you might remember her from Season 2, Episode 3 titled “Don’t Mess with the Nest.” Here’s a summary of the episode from a great recap over at ChannelGuideMagBlog.com:
Eden is a 20-year-old gorger and former cheerleader/pageant girl who gave up her All-American, good-girl life to marry Elvis Boswell, a 23-year-old, alarmingly tattooed Romanichal gypsy. Eden says she was drawn to Elvis’ dark and dangerous charms and the gypsy penchant for living in the moment. The pair had a daughter, Arial, and Eden did her best to blend into the gypsy way of life, but having Elvis on the road working five days a week — and then complaining about her lack of homemaking when he was home — caused the pair to throw in the towel not long after. Much to the delight of Elvis’ glamour-puss mom, Tammy, who looks like a cross between Lisa Welchel and Christie Brinkley.
Tammy’s delight was short-lived, however, because even though reconciliation is not the gypsy way, Elvis took Eden back. Much to the delight of Eden’s gorger mom, Melissa, who says that even though she’s pretty sure her daughter could do better, the pair just go together like peanut butter and jelly.
If that didn’t ring any bells, then I’m sure Eden’s powder blue Sondra Celli wedding dress will! Check out this video clip of Sondra’s design inspiration and Eden trying it on for the first time:
So far there has been no official statement from TLC about the incident. I can’t help but hope the wedding was being filmed for My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding Season 4! Although I suspect it would have been mentioned by either the police report or WGHP if that were the case.