"At first I felt scared to be happy, then I felt guilty for being so happy, " Prettyman shared with me.
"Once I was able to accept that I deserve this joy with a good man I realized that my audience would hopefully relate to this part of my life experience, too." Prettyman expressed her willingness to share the ups and downs of her emotional life openly and honestly with her fans as the only way she can just be herself.
She embraced her love of music and performing and moved fearlessly into the music world in her 20's.
Whether it was her early years selling CD's from a coffee cart, jumping at a chance to go on tour or getting engaged in 2014 to her now husband venture capitalist Bill Maris, Prettyman lives life wholeheartedly.
There is usually the promise that the fictitious character will one day join the victim in the victim's country.
Each day seems to bring a new revelation—and a new Trump administration denial or deflection.
As if all that isn’t bad enough, romance scammers are now involving their victims in online bank fraud.
"Writing music, singing and playing guitar has always fed my soul.
My happiest times have always been when I am making music and I plan to continue to write and play and perform after the baby." Prettyman describes her life as a constant reminder to stay on one's own timeline and stay true to whatever one's heart desires.
Scammers create fake online profiles using photos of other people — even stolen pictures of real military personnel.
And they tug at your heartstrings with made-up stories about how they need money — for emergencies, hospital bills, or travel.