Husband Decides to Divorce New Wife on Wedding Night

She reportedly wouldn't get off her phone
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 21, 2016 1:19 PM CDT
Husband Decides to Divorce New Wife on Wedding Night
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The honeymoon did not last long for a Saudi bride whose new husband told her "minutes" after their wedding ceremony that the marriage was over, Gulf News reports, citing a local newspaper. His reason? The new bride reportedly refused to get off her cellphone. A relative says that the newlyweds went to the hotel room they had booked, but the bride ignored the groom when he tried to talk to her and ignored his attempts to "become more intimate." She stopped ignoring him long enough to tell him, after he asked what she was so busy with, that she was responding to congratulatory messages from friends on her phone.

The final straw? The groom reportedly asked his bride to take a break from replying and she refused; he then reportedly asked her if her friends were more important than he was, and she responded in the affirmative. After the inevitable fight that ensued, he told her he wanted a divorce, and left. Initially, the divorce case that was filed was referred to a "reconciliation committee," but after the groom refused to reconcile, the couple divorced. Interestingly, the Siasat Daily says another new groom in Saudi Arabia quickly divorced his bride recently, after finding a gun in her bag on their honeymoon. (Maybe separate houses would have helped?)

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