Fellas, if you married a Bridezilla, we feel for you…we really do…
Because we know that you probably went through HELL and maybe you still are.
We love to hear these kinds of behind-the-scenes, drama-filled tales and we’re about to get a heaping helping!
AskReddit users who married Bridezillas talk about what life was like after the wedding.
1. Devil’s triangle.
“Married a bridezilla. In the 18 months we were married, she was such an unfit mother (too many instances to list here), that when the divorce was finalized, I got custody of our kid AND the kid she had prior to our marriage.
Also, she was a blackout drunk and cheated on me with several different men. Final straw was when I had to travel out of state to check on my grandmother. I came back a day early, saw used Marlboros in the ashtray – not her brand – I don’t smoke – and then I heard grunting and groaning in the bedroom.
Yep, there she was. And there he was. And there HE was. Devil’s Triangle. Contacted a divorce lawyer the next day, finalized it as fast as possible.”
2. Oh my…
“First marriage was to a bridezilla.
Got drunk before the ceremony, wouldn’t dance because she was “too anxious people would make fun of her”, tried bragging to my cousins during the dinner that our wedding was better than theirs (four of us got married in a two year span), invited her “ex” BF to the ceremony, that I later found out she had been sleeping with both before and after our wedding, took the money we had received as gifts and were planning on using for a house down payment and spent it on random cr*p, had a ton of debt she kept from me…
Left her a year after to the day and never looked back. Now happily married to a great woman. Obviously hindsight yadda yadda, but there were a lot of red flags I should have noticed
Big things after the wedding, spent money more quickly than she could make it. I ended up having to take on a second job, already worked 50+ a week, just to cover bills. She got into drugs and stopped going to work. Would go visit her “friends” in the evenings, found out later on she was going to her BFs. Final straw was when I found out what she was doing with the money.
I didn’t know at first she was into drugs. Online payments of bills weren’t as popular when we were married so I would give her the money to go pay some during banking hours. One day got pulled over and charged with no insurance on my vehicle. Turns out she was taking the money for bills and buying drugs.
When the notices for no payment would come in the mail she would hide them or rip them up. Handed her separation papers on our one year anniversary.”
3. That didn’t take long.
“Told me she regretted marrying me a day after our wedding because it wasn’t exactly how she wanted it to be.
Told me she was going to have an affair on my birthday. When I had a few friends die in short period of time she told me to get over it because life goes on.
Then filed divorce because apparently I never loved or cared about her and said she wants nothing to do with me. Among other things but that’s the gist of it.”
4. Cheated on.
“Our wedding was probably in the $20k plus range. She is very much a person that wants to appear like everything is going great, wants to hear about your gossip, but doesn’t open up about herself.
She cheated on me after less than 3 years of marriage. She seemed repentant and appeared to try. We had a couple kids (that look just like me, thank goodness) and cheated on me again. I divorced her which she is still furious about.
I’m now happily married again to a woman who loves me and treats me well. Honestly, didn’t know love could feel this good or that I was worth this much.”
5. It worked out.
“We had a rough marriage for a few years, then she started getting treatment for mental health issues that she had.
We both do some thearpy and now we are really good together and have a lovely family.”
6. Short and sweet.
“We got it annulled.
And that’s the only amount of time I want to waste discussing it.”
7. Wild stuff.
“Married for 4 years, together for 10.
Found out this year she cheated on me for 2 years with one of my best friends.
Left for another dude who’s now in prison and she’s “saving herself” for him. Wild.”
8. There are Groomzillas, too.
“I married a Groomzilla.
After we were hitched he acted like he owned me. Wouldn’t let me use the debit card even though we both deposited into it “because he made most of the money.” Like I couldn’t even buy McDs between jobs!.
He even got jealous when I went out to eat with my MOM without him… Lasted 6 months.”
9. Glad it’s over.
“I married a bridezilla (I photographed weddings too so I should have known better), but she was hot so I guess I was in love right?
After 10 years of extremely passive aggressive behavior and trying to control EVERYTHING I had enough. For four years she threatened divorce as a way to “adjust” my behavior. Finally I had enough and filed for divorce myself.
I grew up extremely conservative and have been shunned by many people in my life, but I’m so happy now. She gets half my money and makes it difficult to see my kids, but I no longer have to feel bad about the small things in life.
I feel like I have a lot of things to say to people that feel trapped in a bad marriage because of tradition. It makes me so sad.”
10. There you go!
“Happily divorced after 4 years and now I’m gay!”
11. It won’t get better.
“Quick version: after the wedding the s*x dried up.
It went from a few times a week to a few times a month to a few times a year in the first 5 years. She stopped cooking, cleaning and quit her job in the same time period. We had a daughter. She barely paid attention to her. Her mother came over when I was at work and as soon as I got home it was my turn.
Fast forward 10 years. She tells me she wants a divorce. Shortly thereafter I find out she’s banging the contractor I hired to work on the house. Later I find out she had been cheating for almost the entire marriage. We get divorced. She refuses to move out because she will have to get a job.
If she’s a bridezilla, run away. It doesn’t magically get better.”
12. Broke it off.
“Ex-fiancee was super normal until we got engaged.
She went from small simple wedding with less than 100 guests to grand hall and wanting to invite everyone she ever exchanged more than three words with. She wanted to import flowers. Made no sense. The final straw was when she scheduled an appointment with a real estate agent to SELL MY HOUSE to pay for the wedding.
Also, her family was loaded but wasn’t going to contribute anything. Broke it off. She got engaged again 1 yr later to an attorney and didn’t read the prenup before signing. They got married and divorced 1 month later. She got nothing and is still alone.”
13. A horror story.
“The wedding from Hell was swiftly followed by a decline into the deepest valley.
That was followed by an incline into sick of being lied to and cheated on to sweet, sweet divorce.
Then you just wonder where the last decade went.”
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