Saudi man divorces wife 2 hours after wedding for using Snapchat
October 25, 2016 02:42 PM NPT
A groom in Saudi Arabia filed for divorce a mere two hours after the wedding ceremony because the bride broke an agreement not to share pictures of the ceremony on Snapchat, according to Mail Online.
Upon finding out that pictures of the wedding had been shared on the social media platform, the groom immediately filed for divorce. The agreement not to share pictures or video of the ceremony was said to be a binding one.
“There was a prenuptial agreement between my sister and her fiancé that she would not use social media applications such as Snapchat, Instagram or Twitter to post or send her pictures,” the bride’s brother said.
“It was included in the marriage contract and became binding. Regretfully, my sister did not honour the pledge and used Snapchat to share pictures from the wedding ceremony with her female friends, resulting in the shocking decision by the groom to cancel their marriage and call for divorce,” he added.
The groom’s decision resulted in a row between both families, with the bride’s family arguing that the the agreement was unfair, and the groom’s relatives arguing that he had been perfectly within his rights to file for divorce.
Earlier this year, a Saudi husband divorced his wife hours after their wedding because she was too busy texting her friends to consummate the marriage. When he tried to get intimate with her, he was reportedly pushed away because she was responding to congratulatory messages from friends.
“When he asked her if her friends were more important than he was, the bride answered that they were,” a relative said.
This resulted in a heated argument leading to the groom storming out of the hotel room, telling his wife he wanted a divorce.
According to a Saudi legal expert, around 50 per cent of divorces involved newlyweds.