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Cleveland Survivor Michelle Knight's Husband Speaks For The First Time In New Book

Cleveland Kidnapping Survivor Michelle Knight Husband Speaks Out

May 2 2018, Published 8:25 p.m. ET

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In Michelle Knight's shocking new tell-all book, the Cleveland kidnapping survivor's husband spoke out for the first time about their marriage after years of keeping it hidden, has learned. was the first to identify Knight's husband as Ohio resident Miguel Antonio Rodriguez. Now, in her second book, Finding Darkness: Finding Healing and Happiness After the Cleveland Kidnappings, Knight took readers back to the beginning when the lovebirds first met. Rodriguez also wrote his own excerpt in the book recalling their love in his own words.

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Knight revealed the couple met on Facebook, and she was the initiator who sent him an innocent friend request. Weeks and months later, the two sparked up a relationship communicating mostly by phone until they accidentally met in person. Their first date was in January 2015 at a Thai restaurant, and it was there Knight explained, "Each of us was pretty sure we had found our soul mate."

According to Rodriguez, marrying someone in the public eye isn't exactly easy.

"Mostly it's playing a public role that's tough," Rodriguez informed readers. "It affects how we feel day by day. But this is the card we've been dealt, so it's the card we play. It is what it is."

Knight's hubby also divulged a few of the nuisances he lets slide in the house that they share together.

"The dogs are an issue," he wrote frankly. "I love the dogs, and I understand her passion for animals. But with everything else that is going on in our lives, four dogs seems to me to be too many, and sometimes it is overwhelming."

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As readers know, Knight was one of the three women kidnapped by monster Ariel Castro. She was held captive in his house of horrors for eleven years. Day by day, Knight recalled in her book being raped, chained and tortured. She was forced to have five abortions at the hands of her captor.

Rodriguez revealed he often thinks about his wife's safety.

"I worry about her all the time when I'm not with her. All the time," Knight's husband revealed. "Even though I know she knows how to take care of herself better than anybody, when she's out there, anything can happen."

Most of all, the doting husband said he also does not believe his wife's dark past defines her.

"She is not her family. She is not her past. She is the most positive, loving woman I see every day," he wrote.

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