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Saudi groom divorces wife after two hours over Snapchat pictures

Bride broke pre-wedding agreement not to upload pictures from the ceremony onto social media

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A groom in Saudi Arabia filed for divorce just two hours after he married his bride because she shared photos of their nuptials on Snapchat.

The husband abruptly ended the marriage after the wife broke an agreement not to upload pictures from the ceremony, reports Gulf News.

"There was a prenuptial agreement between my sister and her fiancé that she would not use social media applications such as Snapchat, Instagram or Twitter to post or send her pictures," the bride's brother said.

"It was included in the marriage contract and became binding. Regretfully, my sister did not honour the pledge and used Snapchat to share pictures from the wedding ceremony with her female friends, resulting in the shocking decision by the groom to cancel their marriage and call for divorce."

According to Saudi legal expert,  Ahmad Al Maabi, around 50 per cent of divorces involved newlyweds, reports the Daily Mail.

"Misunderstandings, differences in views and the easy approach to marriage without a deep appreciation of the responsibilities are among the major causes for divorce among young people," said Maabi.

"Marriages are bound to fail when there are no robust foundations or trust."

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