Mike Dippolito's wife Dalia thought they would part at death, six months into their marriage as she schemed to bump him off so she could get her hands on his Boyton Beach, FL home.
But the former escort girl's plot was foiled when an undercover detective posed as hitman and she was caught in an elaborate sting operation.
The man she wed and Mike Dippolito called her plot "senseless" adding that he was still struggling to understand how the woman he thought loved him could do that to him.
He told Good Morning America: "It's just something you can't imagine anybody could really do. It was so senseless for a girl, my wife, in the position she was in, to take those steps to do that. It was so unnecessary.
"We got along very well, we did everything together. If you listen to how her family talk about her how good of person she was, when I met her I was under the same impression."
Dalia, 28, was caught in an elaborate scheme by Boynton Beach cops who staged a fake CSI scene to fool her into thinking the murder of her husband had been carried out.
Her crocodile tears were captured on TV cameras after she pretended to weep after being told her husband had been murdered as she returned home.