He found out the truth on the day she was supposed to deliver. She made it all up!
But she had all the pregnancy symptoms:
He said Bienvenue was so convinced she was pregnant that her belly swelled, she began lactating and even had morning sickness.
More about false (or phantom) pregnancy.
That is one helluva con job. Whoa!
Probably the most famous case of phantom pregnancy is that of Queen Mary I ("Bloody Mary") of England. She had two phantom pregnancies. And it was especially heart-breaking as the government of her kingdom was riding on her being able to provide an heir. (She died childless).
Talk about pressure!