Englishwoman Sarah Williams said she found a note in her husband’s work bag in December 2015 and instantly suspected him of cheating. When she confronted him about the mystery missive, her spouse allegedly confessed that he had been seeing another woman behind her back. So, after Williams had hastily kicked him out of the family home, she leisurely set about seeking her sweet revenge.
Williams lives in the city of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in the north of England, which is situated around a five-hour drive north of the country’s capital, London. In 2015, the now 34-year-old was working in a kindergarten and lived with her workman husband, George. The couple had three children, two of whom Williams had brought to the partnership from a previous relationship.
Williams, a year younger than her spouse, had first been introduced to George in 2009. After a two-year courtship, the couple happily tied the knot in 2011. According to Williams, their celebration had been a “dream wedding.” Indeed, it seems that the kindergarten worker stopped at nothing to make sure that she felt every inch the princess getting measured up for her special day.
For instance, Williams’ perfect-white platinum wedding dress was designer – a Justin Alexander gown with sequin decorations which retailed for the equivalent of about $2,500 at the time. This fabulous creation was complemented by a diamanté tiara worth almost $160, while the wedding band and engagement ring combined cost about $10,500.
Williams described her extravagant nuptials in March 2016 in an interview with U.K. tabloid the Daily Mail. “On our big day in 2011, we were surrounded by our closest family and friends,” she recalled. “I had the most amazing dress and I felt great in it.” But, of course, it was not all about the designer outfit. To Williams, the whole day was as seemingly perfect as her relationship with her new husband.
Unfortunately, however, there would be no happily-ever-after. She continued, “We had a wonderful wedding day and a great honeymoon in Scotland. We married two years after we first met and I thought we were going to be together for the rest of our lives.” Just four years later, however, Williams’ fairytale ending would be in tatters.
It was December 2015 and, according to Williams, she had found herself in need of a screwdriver without her handy husband to help. Looking around her house for such a tool, she said she had come across her spouse’s work bag, which was exactly where she expected a screwdriver might be found. Instead, Williams allegedly found something totally unexpected. Something which would dramatically change life as she knew it.
What Williams claims to have had found was a letter in her husband’s handwriting, but the problem was that it was not addressed to her. And, after the mom-of-three had read what this note had to say, she insists there was no doubt in her mind about what its content meant – George was indulging in a secret affair.
She had been seeking a screwdriver, but what she claimed to have found must have seemed like a hammer blow. “I was heartbroken,” Williams confessed to the Daily Mail. “It was all about how amazing this woman was, how excited he was about the future with her and how it was the first of many birthdays they’d spend together.” And if such betrayal was not bad enough, the worst was still to come.
Indeed, it seems that the note had a sickening conclusion. “He had signed the letter with, ‘Your Mr. Grey,’” Williams told the tabloid. For those readers in the dark about “Mr. Grey,” it was a reference to Christian Grey, the lead character in the Fifty Shades of Grey novel and film. The fictional Mr. Grey takes great pleasure in extreme sexual practices. To Williams, the fact that her husband was invoking Grey as a sign-off meant one thing. She said, “It was clear he was having a full-blown affair.”
According to Williams, she confronted George with the alleged “love letter” at the earliest opportunity, demanding to know what it was all about. But her hapless husband apparently had no excuses. Williams said that he quickly confessed everything and admitted that he had been seeing someone behind her back. And so the wronged woman, understandably, was equally quick in reaching the decision to kick him out of their home.
And it would not be long after that dramatic December day that Williams elected to file for divorce from her cheating spouse. But instead of bitterly dwelling on her predicament as a now single mom, Williams says she decided to exact sweet revenge. She planned to turn a desperately heartbreaking situation into a heartwarmingly positive one for both herself and her three kids.
Consequently, Williams turned to social media to help her get over her two-timing ex-partner. The kindergarten worker decided she would list and sell anything she still had relating to her wedding on Facebook in early 2016. This included her expensive wedding and engagement rings, the diamanté-embellished head adornment and her extravagant Justin Alexander gown.
Her wedding dress had once been Williams’ pride and joy, but it appeared this was no longer the case. “I suppose when you’re so excited about getting married, paying a lot for your dress seems worthwhile,” she explained to the Daily Mail. “I just hope the next bride to wear my Justin Alexander dress has better luck in marriage than I did.” Nonetheless, Williams seemed determined to put what she now saw as the unhappy past behind her.
She went on to tell the Daily Mail, “I really want to sell the items from my wedding day to George so I can move on with my life.” But nevertheless, Williams insisted that she did not want the money raised from off-loading her once-precious items to spend on herself. As she continued, “It would be great to treat the kids to a nice holiday once I’ve sold my head band, dress and rings.”
In fact, the scorned Williams would have gone further if she had been able. The mom told the tabloid, “I would have been tempted to sell any wedding gifts too, but we only received cash and I allowed the bridesmaids to keep their dresses.” Unforunately, of course, Williams is by no means alone in being left short on cash after her husband was long gone.
In August 2016, another woman from the north of England listed her wedding dress for sale on the internet. Samantha Wragg, a 30-year-old blogger from Chesterfield, put her gown on eBay in order to raise money to fund her divorce. She claimed that she was forced into the auction after her husband had left for another woman and left his wife “footing the bill” for their legal split.
In this instance, however, the wronged woman was in no mood to quickly move on from her betrayal. Indeed, Wragg wanted the world to know exactly what her unnamed man had done. Consequently, the seller did not hold back when writing about the gown on the auction website.
Wragg’s wedding dress description read, “As it reaches the floor, it is a little dirty around this area and so will need a dry clean before it’s worn for your special day.” However, she continued, “I didn’t have time to get it cleaned myself before my cheating scumbag of a husband decided to call an end to our marriage.” Well, presumably Wragg received five-star feedback for her honesty.
But then again, where does one cross the line into being maybe a little too honest? There is a strong argument that the point was traversed by Wragg’s next statement. She concluded her bridal gown listing by saying, “Great condition but needs dry cleaning before wearing to get rid of the stench of betrayal. If you want a dress that is full of bad memories and shattered hopes and dreams then this is the one for you!” Ouch – perhaps we should draw a wedding veil over the subject now.