A husband has divorced his wife just hours after their wedding because she wouldn’t stop texting her friends so they could actually consummate the marriage.
According to the Daily Mail, the incident took place in Saudi Arabia when the groom took his new bride back to their hotel room after the ceremony.
But, when he tried to get ‘intimate’ with her, she apparently pushed him away as she was trying to reply to all the congratulatory messages from friends on her phone, and reportedly became angry when he asked her to stop.
A relative told Saudi newspaper Al Watan:
The groom tried to get closer with her and more intimate, but he was shocked when she ignored him, not responding to his words and action.
When he asked her if her friends were more important than he was, the bride answered that they were.
Well, at least she was upfront about it – she should maybe get her priorities straight, but he can’t exactly force her to have sex against her will, there’s a name for that…
The argument reportedly became heated before the groom stormed out of the hotel, telling his wife that he wanted a divorce.
Al Watan also reported that a court had passed on the case to a reconciliation committee, but the stubborn husband insisted on a divorce.
According to Saudi legal expert, Ahmad Al Maabi, around half of the divorces in the country involve newlyweds.
Mr Al Maabi said:
Misunderstandings, differences in views and the easy approach to marriage without a deep appreciation of the responsibilities are among the major causes for divorce among young people.
Marriages are bound to fail when there are no robust foundations or trust.
So much for the happiest day of their lives…