Most Expensive Bride - Deven Trabosh sets world
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla, USA -- Deven Trabosh,
42, a single mother of two girls has been divorced for eight
years and decided to combine the search for a husband and
the sale of her house into one; she listed her home (at $340,000)
and her love
($500,000) for sale on Craigslist and eBay -setting the world
record for the Most
Photo: 42-year old Deven Trabosh is an
attractive blonde who’s tried dating sites and singles bars,
before switching to online real estate ads to find love. /
“I figured let’s combine the ad because
I’m looking for love and I’m looking to sell the house,” said
Trabosh, a single mom who looks like Barbie and teeters around
in a miniskirt and high heels.
The 42-year-old single mother tried dating
sites, bars but none of that worked. Her home is listed at
$340,000 on Craigslist and eBay, if you want to add her to
the deal, it will cost $500,000.
"Marry a Princess Lost in America," Trabosh
wrote in the ads she posted on eBay and Craigslist. She describes
a life of romance and travel and a home decorated with vaulted
ceilings, upgraded tile and a soaking tub in a gated community
with a pool and tennis courts.
Expensive Bride also tried eBay but the company removed
the listing because they say they don't let people sell themselves
on the website.
She listed the home for $340,000 on a sell-it-yourself
Web site, but upped the price, adding a $500,000 shipping
fee to include her companionship on eBay.
Trabosh hasn't received any serious
offers, but says she's had nearly 500 responses, mostly positive,
including one from Ottie of Surrey, England, who e-mailed
to say, "You are offering the perfect life with the perfect
She whips out her laptop to show off
a picture of Claudio, a handsome Italian wine and cheese taster,
who she's been corresponding with since he responded to the
ad. Seated on a white leather love seat in her living room,
she giggles almost girlishly about him.
Trabosh, a licensed real estate agent
who hasn't practiced in years, knew she would struggle to
sell the home in the troubled real estate market, but insists
her fairytale ad isn't just a sales gimmick.
“I’m not selling myself. I’m selling love…to
meet that true love,” Deven told reporters. “Of course, it’s
gonna take more chemistry and connection. It’s not going to
be instantaneous that I’m just going to be automatically for
sale…it’s a package deal for true love.” “I’m struggling…I don’t want to lose
my house and I want to find somebody,” said Deven
Trabosh, who changed her name in the ad to Dee Traboscia
to keep people from finding her in the phone book. “So I came
up with this dream plan because I’ve always dreamt about being
a fairytale princess.”
Her 21-year-old daughter Haley says she
just wants her mom to find love, but her 14-year-old daughter
says her mother is embarrassing her.
Her Internet ads, meanwhile, have led to
hundreds of e-mails from as far as Russia, Trabosh said. One
read: “Forget the house, let me see pictures of the woman.”
Another: “You’re so beautiful, I can’t believe you’re not
“I may not be perfect,” Trabosh said, “but I’ve
got my stuff together.”
Ideally, the Most
Expensive Bride hopes a European man will close the
deal and says she's willing to move overseas. "I know I'm
putting myself out there. I'm sincere. I believe in true love,"
she says. "I want to get married again."