A couple in Kuwait reportedly got divorced after just three minutes in Kuwait last month (January 2019), in what is believed to be the shortest marriage on record.
The couple hadn’t even left the courthouse where their nuptials had taken place when the woman tripped over and fell. Instead of helping her up, her new knight in shining armour called her ‘stupid’, so she marched straight back and demanded a divorce from the judge who had just married them. The divorce was granted, and the newlyweds parted ways.
Fair play, but we can’t help feeling like there might have been some underlying feelings of resentment there already if this is what set her off.
Q8 News reported that this was the fastest divorce in the history of the country and, likely, the world.
There has been some speculation however, that this may not be all as it seems. In Kuwait the divorce rate has skyrocketed in recent years, since the government began offering financial incentives to newlywed couples - so many people are getting married for the benefits and then divorcing, better off.
More likely the bride was looking for any excuse to get rid of him, perhaps she even faked the trip.