By Moore’s account, he and Kayla began dating “soon after” she visited the law office of his colleague “early in the new year” of 1985. They dated for “about a year,” he claimed, before becoming engaged and then married on Dec. 14, 1985.

That would lead readers to believe the pair began dating in late 1984 or early 1985, a period during which court records show his bride-to-be was still legally married to Heald and would be until the spring.

“That was always an assumption,” a source with knowledge of Kayla’s first marriage said when asked whether she dated Moore before finalizing her divorce. The same source said Moore gave Kayla’s daughter a puppy for Valentine’s Day in 1985, further suggesting that he and Kayla were seeing each other at that time.