November 17, 2014 5:00 pm -

[su_right_ad]The bride (not pictured) was, understandably, in tears when her veil was removed and her husband of a few minutes was not pleased.

The couple, from the Western Saudi town of Medinah, had agreed to marry each other despite having not met face to face – a popular custom in certain Middle Eastern countries.

But when the bride removed her veil and smiled for the camera, her new husband leapt to his feet in disgust.

‘You are not the girl I want to marry,’ he declared. ‘You are not the one I had imagined. I am sorry, but I divorce you.’

According to local daily Okaz, the bride immediately collapsed in a fit of tears as panicked wedding guests stepped in to try to resolve the dispute.

But their efforts were to no avail.[su_csky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

16 responses to Saudi Husband Tells Bride He Wants Divorce After Seeing Her Face For The First Time

  1. Budda November 17th, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    Sounds similar to most redneck weddings

    • Carla Akins November 17th, 2014 at 5:31 pm

      Except it’s the next morning, once they’ve sobered up.

      • Mainah November 17th, 2014 at 5:36 pm

        And realize that it’s illegal to wed your Aunt. 😉

    • An American in Canada November 17th, 2014 at 6:01 pm

      Hey you can’t talk about Saudis like that. Yeah, they may stone people and oppress their women, but they’re our allies damnit!

      • Leo X November 17th, 2014 at 9:05 pm

        America oppresses people and lynches people. Amerikkka is in no shape or form better.

        • Spirit of America November 19th, 2014 at 2:30 am

          And you, a gentle soul who writes:
          “Turn the guns and hunt the Evil Humans who share weak genes. Blue eye Devils ..start there.”…

  2. Mainah November 17th, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    That’s just awful. What was he expecting? Did they get to know each other along the way or was it like “Hey! Today’s the day!” and boom. Does that mean he can be stoned for breaking some sort of family honor? (Not that I’m advocating violence but I have heard of women being killed for such.)

    • whatthe46 November 17th, 2014 at 7:24 pm

      she’s always under veil so no. these marriages are typically arranged so they usually never meet and even if they did, he wouldn’t have known what she looked like. and the men can divorce for whatever stupid reason.

      • Mainah November 17th, 2014 at 7:54 pm

        That is so wrong on so many levels.

  3. Suzanne McFly November 17th, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    She lucked out, got rid of the jerk before she ended up with being stuck with him for life.

    • whatthe46 November 17th, 2014 at 7:22 pm

      only, she’ll now be getting a new jerk at some point.

    • fancypants November 18th, 2014 at 2:57 am

      a good way to avoid sharia law KUDOS

  4. KABoink_after_wingnut_hacker November 17th, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    Well, that system of selecting a mate is working well. 😛
    On a brighter note, she may actually be lucky this asshole is out of her life.

  5. Tommy6860 November 17th, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    That’s horrible! The worst part is (IIRC), the women there don’t get that option. I’ll admit, there’s something to be said about attraction, but knowing a person’s heart is a huge thing for me and things develop. Considering this bastard’s retraction; had the woman been attractive in his eyes, she’d been nothing more than a piece of meat.

  6. Sandi Teresa Salas November 17th, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    Don’t they get to have four wives anyways? Keep her around and upgrade. That’s why people have multiple cars.