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Ambassador to Dubai Annuls Marriage to Bearded Wife

Diplomat says he was duped throughout courtship
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 11, 2010 8:08 AM CST

(Newser) – An Arab country's ambassador to Dubai had his marriage annulled after discovering he'd accidentally married a bearded, cross-eyed woman. The ambassador says his bride-to-be's face had been covered by a niqab throughout their courtship and he only discovered the beard when he went to kiss her at their wedding. He claims her family duped him by showing him a picture of her attractive, beardless sister, the New York Daily News reports.

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"He was absolutely horrified," a wedding guest told the Daily Mail. "The bride had a nice personality, but there was a good reason why she was hiding her looks behind a veil. A divorce was inevitable, and the groom went straight to court, leaving his new bride in floods of tears." A court agreed to end the marriage, but rejected the groom's request to have the money he'd spent on wedding expenses returned.
(Read more marriage stories.)

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