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Patton Oswalt: Grief Over My Wife's Death 'Is an Ambush'

Comedian offers heartbreaking glimpse into life after wife's sudden death: 'NYT'

(Newser) - Patton Oswalt says the April day his wife, Michelle McNamara, died was the second worst day of his life. The worst? "When I told my daughter the next day." Now, six months after McNamara's death, the comedian offers a devastatingly honest glimpse to the New York Times ... More »

Woman Sells Wedding Dress Marked With 'Stench of Betrayal'

Her eBay post has gone viral with bids reaching nearly $90K

(Newser) - Samantha Wragg hadn't had time to dust off her wedding dress and take it to the cleaners before she found out her new husband was cheating on her. So what did the British woman who works in social media do? List her dress on eBay to help foot the... More »

'Jesus Wife' Tale Takes a Turn for the Bizarre

Harvard prof backtracks after learning of shady pornographer's central role

(Newser) - The question of whether Jesus was married became a hot topic in academic circles when a papyrus fragment surfaced in which he's quoted as talking about his wife. A Harvard professor was convinced enough to present an academic paper on the subject, though skeptics abounded about the fragment's... More »

Orlando Shooter's Wife to FBI: I Tried to Talk Him Out of It

Noor Mateen faces charges

(Newser) - Whispers of another person being charged in the Orlando nightclub attack have been circulating, and that person may have been someone very close to him: his own wife. NBC News reports that the FBI is considering charges against Noor Mateen, the second wife of gunman Omar Mateen, because she may... More »

Elderly Man Films Tornado That Kills His Wife, Neighbor

Clem Schultz, 85, says his back was contorted like a question mark

(Newser) - The footage is chilling, especially knowing that the fast-approaching tornado in Fairdale, Ill., is headed straight for the elderly man filming it, and that it is on the verge of killing his wife and their neighbor. Yet Clarence "Clem" Schultz, 85, who'd gone upstairs to get two lanterns,... More »

Man's 'Dead Wife' Shows Up on TV: Report

Abragh Mohammed thought his wife died 2 years ago

(Newser) - Hope you're sitting down, man—because your supposedly dead wife was on TV last night. That's pretty much what friends of Abragh Mohammed told him after hearing his wife call in to a Moroccan TV show that helps people reunite with lost loved ones, the Independent reports. According... More »

Wife Posts Video of Husband With Maid, Could Face Jail

A lawyer says she could be fined more than $100K for defaming her husband

(Newser) - A Saudi wife who posted footage of her husband pursuing and groping their maid could face jail time and a stiff fine for defaming him—and in the process has caused a social media outcry, largely in her defense, reports Emirates 24/7 . The woman let the footage of her husband'... More »

Jared Fogle’s Wife Quickly Dumps Him

Katie Fogle is 'shocked and outraged,' filing for divorce

(Newser) - Katie Fogle will most definitely not be standing by her man. The wife of former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle quickly announced that she's filing for divorce as news of his plea deal related to sex with underage girls and child pornography surfaced. "Obviously, I am extremely shocked and... More »

Woman Seeking 'Mystery Kisser' Hears From His Wife

Barbara Tatge had lip-locked him during the Boston Marathon

(Newser) - A Tennessee woman searching for the handsome stranger she kissed while running the Boston Marathon says she finally heard back—from the mystery man's wife. Barbara Tatge (TAY'-jee) says her daughter had dared her to kiss a random, good-looking man and take a photo of it as she... More »

Drew Peterson Shouts as He's Sentenced to 38 Years

'I did not kill Kathleen,' he yells in court

(Newser) - Drew Peterson—the swaggering former suburban Chicago police officer who gained notoriety after his much-younger fourth wife vanished in 2007—was sentenced to 38 years in prison today for murdering his third wife. The sentence came moments after Peterson shocked the courtroom as he proclaimed his innocence in the death... More »

Ancient Scrap of Papyrus Refers to Wife of Jesus

It also quotes him talking of a female disciple

(Newser) - Shades of the Da Vinci Code: A small scrap of fourth-century papyrus contains this potential bombshell of a line: “Jesus said to them, ‘My wife ...’" And a bit later, the text reads, "she will be able to be my disciple." A Harvard historian made... More »

Wedding Jitters Boost Chance of Divorce

Break-ups more common when wives are hesitant

(Newser) - Not so sure about getting hitched? You may want to call off the wedding—especially if you're a bride-to-be. A new study shows that wives who harbored pre-marriage doubts were two-and-a-half times more likely to end up divorcing their spouse four years later, reports LiveScience . And jittery couples who... More »

Want a Cambodian Wife? Tough Luck if You're Over 50

You better make more than $31K a year, too

(Newser) - If you're an American looking for a wife and happen to be, well, broke and old, there's no point in looking in Cambodia. Under Cambodian law, it's now illegal for the country's women to marry foreigners who are age 50 and up, or who make less than $30,960 a... More »

World's Biggest Family: 39 Wives, 94 Kids

India's Ziona Chana is still looking to expand

(Newser) - American polygamists might grab more headlines, but none can hold a candle to Ziona Chana, an Indian man who boasts what the Daily Mail calls the world's largest family: 39 wives, 94 children, and 33 grandchildren. The 66-year-old Chana happens to lead a sect that allows and encourages him to... More »

Brazilian Locked Wife in Cellar for 8 Years

Husband, girlfriend arrested; son may face charges

(Newser) - Does Brazil have its own version of Josef Fritzl ? Police arrested Joao Batista Groppo, 64, after it was discovered he had kept his wife, Sebastiana, locked in a cellar for 8 years. Actually, the period of time is in dispute—Groppo initially told police it had been 16 years,... More »

Wife Fakes Kidnapping to See if Hubby Would Pay Ransom

She also tells him not to go to police...

(Newser) - Strike this from the list of "Ways to know if my husband truly loves me": A Spanish woman has been detained after faking her own kidnapping to see if her husband would be willing to fork over the ransom money. According to police, she texted him a photo of... More »

Tiger Woods' Mother-In-Law Out of Hospital

Her daughters had dinner with her, blame food poisoning

(Newser) - Tiger Woods' mother-in-law seems to be recovered from the episode that saw her rushed to the hospital last night. Barbro Holmberg has been released and is resting at one of Tiger's houses. She went out to dinner last night with daughter Elin Nordegren and Elin's twin sister, then woke in... More »

Wife Poses as Schoolgirl to Nab Husband

Sets up her own web sting after growing suspicious

(Newser) - A UK woman posed as a teenage girl online to entrap her 68-year-old husband in a pedophile arrest. Police say the wife, 61, became suspicious of her husband's constant use of the Internet, signed into a chatroom he used, and struck up a steamy conversation as a 14-year-old. After he... More »

Younger, Smarter Wife = Bliss

(Newser) - Researchers have discovered the secret of a happy marriage—at least for the husband: a younger, smarter wife. Such marriages are likely to last, particularly when neither spouse has been previously divorced. Marriages involving women at least five years younger than a husband and with a higher educational level fared... More »

Tongue-Tied Groom, Tickled Bride Storm YouTube

Hysterical wedding video attracts tens of thousands of views in just 2 days

(Newser) - An exchange of marital vows that took a break for hysterical laughter has become a viral-video hit, the Daily Mail reports. First a nervous Andrew Engstrom fumbles with the ring. When the celebrant asks him to repeat “to be my lawfully wedded wife,” he says “waffle-y”—... More »

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