An Algerian man is suing his wife for £13,000, claiming ‘psychological suffering’ after seeing her without makeup the morning after their wedding.
It is said that he was so shocked upon seeing her face in the morning that he didn’t recognize her at all, and accused her of being a thief that had broken into the house. Once he realized it was the woman he had married the day before, the man took her to court for ‘cheating’ him with her make-up.
Arabic newspaper Emirates 24/7 has quoted a court source as saying: “He said he was deceived by her as she used to fill up her face with make up before their marriage. He said she looked very beautiful and attractive before marriage, but when he woke up in the morning and found that she had washed the make-up off her face, he was frightened as he thought she was a thief.”
This is not the first time that an incident of this ilk has occurred. Late last year, a Saudi man promptly divorced his wife after seeing her without make-up after the wedding.