If you like a good martial soap opera, all you have to do is head over to eBay. Last week a woman in the UK posted that she’s selling her used Art Deco wedding dress to pay for a divorce with her husband who left her for another woman. In her own words, it’s “in great condition but needs dry cleaning before wearing to get rid of the stench of betrayal.”
Probably NOT a wedding dress any sane bride would want to wear. The listing was accompanied with this story:
I’m selling this designer Art Deco wedding dress in ivory. Mainly selling as I need to pay for my divorce which my ex-husband has left me to foot the bill for! It’s strapless, with a long lace train which can be hooked up for the evening do. It’s a size 6 and I’ve had it altered so it will be perfect for someone who is 5ft or under with heels and is looking to save some money on a dress. There are tiny buttons down the back but these are for decoration as it fastens with a long zip, so quite easy to get into compared to some of the monstrosities of dresses I’ve seen.
As it reaches the floor, it is a little dirty around this area and so will need a dry clean before it’s worn for your special day. I didn’t have time to get it dry-cleaned myself before my cheating scumbag of a husband decided to call an end to our marriage. It cost my poor parents around £2000 brand new in 2014!
I’ll also throw in my veil (yes, that’s right – I went all out princess on the day!). Sorry that there are only two pictures but when I found out my husband was living with another woman, I pretty much burned/permanently deleted everything with his disgusting face on it!
If you want a dress that is full of bad memories and shattered hopes and dreams then this is the one for you! Hope this dress brings you a lot more happiness than it brought me in the end and if not…well you can always sell it on here!
If you’ve got any questions – either about the dress or the skank that my husband ran off with – then please feel free to contact me!
The listing went viral, as these things do, and the winning bid ended up at £65,900, which is approximately $86,964.93. That should take care of legal feeds for the divorce + a grand trip to Cabo and Las Vegas to celebrate the annulment.
The saga ain’t over there! According to Elite Daily, the husband posted a response to the ordeal on YouTube. He owns up to his infidelity, noting that he plans on helping to pay for the divorce:
I moved out and subsequently moved in with the other woman.
We’re no longer together, and Samantha now has her new boyfriend, and we’re both living our separate lives now.
When we started the divorce proceedings, I was under the impression that we would be paying half each.
When the divorce papers came through, it was asking me to pay for everything and yes, I did refuse.
So, as it stands, the offer’s still there. I’m more than happy to pay for half of the divorce.
Remember when people didn’t make public Internet spectacles about their private grievances?