Newly married bride spends wedding night texting; divorce follows

Newly married bride spends wedding night texting; divorce follows
We all know how important the smartphone has become in many peoples' lives. But this story out of Saudi Arabia is obviously a case of someone taking this too far. A bride and groom had just been married but instead of spending the night with her new husband consummating their new marriage, the bride spent the evening on her smartphone texting her friends.

Each time the groom tried to get closer to his new wife, she failed to respond. She claimed that all of the texts were from friends congratulating her on getting married.  The groom asked if there was any way that the messages could be delayed, she angrily responded in the negative. And to add insult to injury, when the bride's new husband asked her who was more important, she told him that he friends were.

Eventually, an argument ensued. The groom told his new bride that he was divorcing her, and left the hotel. The case was referred to the country's reconciliation committee to see if the parties would agree to withdraw the divorce petition and give the union one more chance. The husband refused and the divorce proceedings continued.

As much as we all love to use our smartphones, let this be a reminder that sometimes they are no replacement for the human touch.

source: GulfNews via NYPost



1. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

bwahahahaaa...wonder if she was texting and taking selfies throughout the ceremony....I mean wow,just wow

18. havoc

Posts: 95; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

bad thing for the groom, he didn't sign a pre-nuptial agreement. wife would be cashing out real soon.. dig the gold honey! loooool.

21. Grenmad

Posts: 38; Member since: Jun 06, 2014

UM no. You don't know how community property, child support, or alimony works do you? She will get to keep the ring and half the wedding gifts.


Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Engagement rings are actually legally a down payment of sorts going into marriage. Legally, add many aren't aware of this, as long as you didn't present it on a major gift giving holiday, they are LEGALLY BOUND to give it back in the case of a failed marriage.

22. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 913; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

They didn't consummate the marriage so have grounds for an easy annulment.

34. StuiWooi

Posts: 91; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

Also, you know, Saudi Arabia...

28. nithyakr

Posts: 161; Member since: Jun 20, 2014

Well at least, the Story ended happily for the groom..

2. f_u_006

Posts: 121; Member since: Mar 19, 2014

I bet she is an iPhone user.

4. kiko007

Posts: 7513; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I bet your homeless.

5. kiko007

Posts: 7513; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

*you're* damn slash keyboard!!!

13. 444777

Posts: 399; Member since: May 02, 2016

Damn iPhones tend to do that alot.

17. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Damn, you people make me laugh. +1

12. 444777

Posts: 399; Member since: May 02, 2016

I believe you are a big Apple fanboy?

25. GMS85

Posts: 217; Member since: Sep 26, 2012


3. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

The fact that she said her friends were more important than him probably ticked him off more than the actual texting. She must be really stupid to say that to her new spouse...

20. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

From the article, her friends were more important than sex. Wooooooow.

24. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Sounds like a marriage right out of the arranged scene.

39. gersont1000

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

I've been thinking she's a idiot, but now that you mentioned the arranged marriage thing (which is a big possibility) maybe she was just smart and did this on purpose to get out of it.

6. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Slightly starting to believe what an elderly friend keeps saying in a joking manner: Technology is the work of the devil.

7. TerrellAmerica unregistered

Marriage is such a joke

9. andynaija

Posts: 1262; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Marriage is not a joke, but people take it for a joke when it's actually a serious commitment.

16. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Hahaha, it sure is a big risk, especially as you never know her until you're stuck with her. And the saddest part is, there's no guaranteed benefit worth the risk (IMO) unless both work out fine together. Not easy to find such a person, especially if you're just going by "beauty"/"hot" like most men seem to do today... That said, it can also be as great as what my parents have had for 30+ years now. I'm just very grateful to have such disciplined, educated and religious individuals as my parents. Thankful for all the discipline I got as a kid. Back then it appeared harsh to me, but when I just see what kids do these days, here in the western world, I'm just grateful for all of that training and definitely wouldn't want to have it any other way.

8. maherk

Posts: 6965; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Anyone from the middle east knows that GulfNews likes to spread made up news, they are known for their gossips. Not saying that we have crazy people over here, but I will never believe a story that doesn't include names or pictures that would make such stories more believable.

10. andynaija

Posts: 1262; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Well I'm sure they wouldn't include their names for privacy reasons, I mean if they did, the lady would be mocked and receive insults from all over the world because of her foolishness.


Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Whether it's true or not is irrelevant to be honest, similar stories to this are happening around the world, moral of the story is we humans need to put our gadgets down when talking or listening to someone. After all whats the point of these gadgets if not to get close to each other.

11. sticker

Posts: 41; Member since: Feb 24, 2015

That would probably an arranged Marriage and an arranged divorce as well. :-)

19. darkoman4

Posts: 183; Member since: May 30, 2014

I bet this was an arranged marriage and the guy made it all up so he can just leave.

23. ryandt220

Posts: 13; Member since: Jul 11, 2015

Yes, probably arranged. I'm surprised he wanted to divorce her instead of making her "fall on a doorknob" a few hundred times.


Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Stop watching fox news, dude

27. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

They real reason they got divorced was his irrational decision in the midst of anger and his inability to swallow his pride and reconcile with his new spouse. "However, the groom, too hurt in his pride to forgive, refused to withdraw the case and insisted on the divorce." Hit the source link to see this quote.

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