For most people, their wedding day is one of the biggest days of their life. But for one Kuwaiti couple it spelled disaster – and a short-lived on at that.
Q8 news calls it the shortest marriage in the history of Kuwait.
Apparently the bride tripped on her way out of the magistrate’s office just after the ceremony was concluded. Instead of giving his bride a helping hand, the groom called her “stupid”.
And on the spot the bride, livid with rage at the insult, insisted the magistrate annul the wedding.
The magistrate complied, and before the ink on their marriage certificate had even dried properly, they were no longer married.
At that time, the couple had only legally been married for three minutes.
The newly single woman was praised for ditching her critical spouse by people on Twitter, when news of the quickie divorce broke.
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"If this is how he acts right at the beginning, it’s better to leave him,"one person tweeted.
"A marriage with no respect, is a failed one right from the beginning," another added.
In 2018 there were about 1,4 single men and women in Kuwait, Roya News reports.
In reaction to the low wedding rate, the government now offer loans and financial support to newlyweds in an effort to encourage marriages. Unfortunately, this has given rise to a trend of investment-driven weddings, resulting in a spike in the number of divorces.
In 2017 the divorce rate in Kuwait was 60%, putting it in joint sixth place with Luxemburg on the list of countries’ divorce rates. Belgium is No 1 on the list with 71%.