Top 5 Funniest Divorce Reasons
Divorces happen for many different reasons like cheating, domestic violence or because they don’t love each other anymore… But sometimes, lawyers and judges at court are facing some of the weirdest and funniest divorce reasons for getting out of the marriage. People today will no longer stay in bad relationships and will not take even the smallest mistakes. Couples would rather go out of the marriage for silly reasons like having a partner who is a neat freak, or because the mother-in-law is too annoying. But why not, right? It is always better to get out of an unhappy marriage than stay in it. The following reasons, although funny, seemed legit enough for a divorce.
#1. Woman requested marriage because her husband tried to sneak a look at her face after 30 years of marriage
A Saudi Arabian man lived with his wife for 30 years without setting eyes on her face (Saudi Arabia tradition requires women’s face to be covered, although a husband is allowed to see his wife’s face). The 50-year-old wife followed the tradition of her native village near the south-western city of Khamis Mushayt and kept her features veiled at all times. One night the husband tried to lift his wife’s veil while she slept because he wanted to take a look at her face. He didn’t know that he was doing a terrible mistake. His outraged wife woke up during his sneak peek and after a fight she said that their marriage was over. The husband apologized and promised never to do it again, but the woman insisted she wanted a divorce. You just don’t uncover someone’s face while they sleep, remember that.
#2. 81-year-old man had an affair with a 60-year-old woman
Of course his wife caught them and she demanded a divorce because her husband was cheating on her with a younger woman. The 83-year-old German woman, divorced her 81-year-old husband after 60 years of marriage because he was caught having sex with his mistress at work. Georg Meister met his lover who was 30 years younger, at work, which another big reason for his wife jealousy. The affair was exposed when they forgot to pull the curtains on while getting intimate in his office. His wife Ruth who was told about her husband’s affair threw him out of their home, so he had to move in with his younger lover who lives on the same street. Cheating is cheating no matter how old you are.
#3. Wife divorced her husband because he was cleaning too much
In April 2009, a German woman divorced her husband because she was sick and tired with him cleaning all the time. They were married for 15 years and the woman said that she was putting up with the man’s penchant for doing household chores, tidying up and rearranging the furniture, but she ran out of patience when he knocked down and rebuilt a wall at their home when it got dirty. Apparently he wasn’t her dream man.
#4. Woman wanted divorce because she couldn’t stand having lunch with her mother-in-law
The 22-year-old woman had been married for only 10 months when she claimed her life turned into a nightmare because of her mother-in-law. Okay, that is typical, you’d think. The Romanian woman said to the judge that the presence of her mother-in-law at the most important meal of the day ruined her marriage. The court asked Mrs. Elena to reconsider her demand, advising her to find a better reason if she wants to separate from her husband. But that is a good reason, don’t you agree?
#5. Woman got divorced after her parrot started saying words like “Divorce” and “Be patient”
In 2001, a Chinese woman filled in for divorce proceedings against her husband after the family’s parrot pet reportedly spilled the beans on his marital indiscretions. The woman first suspected something was going on when the bird began repeating words and phrases she assumed the bird had picked up from her husband’s secret telephone calls to his lover after she returned from a month-long visit to her parents. She said words such as “divorce”, “I love you”, and “be patient” had become frequent in the bird’s vocabulary. The divorce got to the law office where the woman came along with the bird hoping it would testify in court against her husband (yes, you read it correctly, the woman thought the bird would testify against her husband. It’s okay to laugh). But the lawyers told her they were not optimistic that the bird’s testimony would sway the court. The wife still filed for divorce, but evidence from a bird was apparently not admissible in Chinese courts. How rude of them, right?