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Groom's Mother Sparks Furious Debate After Bringing Son's Ex To Wedding

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Groom's Mother Sparks Furious Debate After Bringing Son's Ex To Wedding

Your wedding day is meant to be one of the happiest days of your life, right?

Well for one groom his special day turned from heaven to hell after his mother brought his ex-wife as her plus one.

Yes, you read that correctly - his ex-wife.

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Taking to the AITA thread on Reddit, the groom's new wife shared the events that led up to her mother-in-law inviting Mindy, who his family constantly referred to as "the love of his life".

Despite his family's meddling, the Reddit user said that her husband never considered Mindy 'the one' - and instead branded their marriage as "toxic".

Although comforted by her husband's words, she found it difficult to bond with his mother, who she claims was "so, so, so in love with Mindy and adored her".

She explained: "They were pretty close and even got depressed after Mindy moved to another state since she didn't want to be near my husband."

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Yikes.

The groom was left stunned when his ex-wife showed up at his wedding (Credit: Unsplash)
The groom was left stunned when his ex-wife showed up at his wedding (Credit: Unsplash)

However, the Reddit user explained that her mother-in-law finally warmed to her following her father-in-law's traumatic passing and the arrival of their son, her first grandchild.

While the couple always planned on getting married, money became tight amid the Covid-19 pandemic, and they decided to prioritise their want for a house over an elaborate wedding day.

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Despite their plans for an intimate celebration, she said that her mother-in-law insisted on paying for their wedding day since it was her only son, and eventually agreed.

But boy were they sorry they ever did, as the Reddit user revealed that when the big day came around her mother-in-law arrived at the venue with the groom's ex-wife Mindy.

She continued: "When the big day came, she has Mindy by her side and my husband and I are confused, my MIL approached us and we asked her 'what was happening', she said that she'd invited her to the wedding because it was a special day.

The bride explained how her mother-in-law brought her husband's ex as her plus one (Credit: Unsplash)
The bride explained how her mother-in-law brought her husband's ex as her plus one (Credit: Unsplash)
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"My husband said that 'yes, it was a special day for us, and that Mindy had no business being there and would appreciate if she left'.

"My MIL looked at me and I said that 'I would rather that too', but my MIL got angry and said that she paid for the wedding, and she could invite anyone she wanted, while we both agree, we said that 'Mindy wasn't really ''anyone'' and that it was the fact that she didn't told us before rather that inviting her'.

"She said that if Mindy had to go, she'll follow, and my husband said 'then do'," the bride added.

"She ended up saying that she's gonna stay but that we had to tell Mindy to leave which my husband gladly did, and my MIL spent all the evening mad, after the wedding we offered to pay for half of it or even everything if she wanted but she said that the damage was already done."

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Naturally, the story left Reddit users stunned with many calling on the new bride to cut-off contact with her mother-in-law, while others questioned why the groom's ex-wife would even want to attend his wedding.

Reddit users were left stunned by the story (Credit: Unsplash)
Reddit users were left stunned by the story (Credit: Unsplash)

One penned: "I would go no-contact with her faster than I could type this comment."

"I would tell mil [mother-in-law] that's she's right, the damage IS already done...by her," another shared. "And now it's on her to repair it. Then go no contact until she issues a genuine apology."

A third wrote: "The fact that she quickly pointed out that she is the one who paid for the wedding makes me believe that this was her plan all along."

"She [MIL] chose an odd and expensive way to try and break you and her son up," a commenter posted. "I think some time apart until she apologises is the best for everyone.

Another wrote: "I agree. But also WTF is wrong with Mindy????"

"Right? I'm confused why the ex bothered coming... Super weird situation all around," a Reddit user added.

We have to admit that's one way to remember your special day...

Featured Image Credit: Unsplash

Topics: Real Life, Wedding

Lisa McLoughlin
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