Bride Displays Ultimate Pettiness By Banning Her Nephew From Her Wedding
We've all been there. There's this one person we just can't get along with no matter how long we try, and after enough history, there's no going back. However, regardless of the issues between you and that person, should their kids have to suffer the consequences too?
That's what happened to a groom's five-year-old nephew. The bride-to-be refused his presence and it caused a lot of drama. Dive in to find out what happened.
It Goes All The Way Back To High School
The story was shared by the brother of the groom on Reddit. He explains that he, his brother, and his brother's fiancée Tara all went to the same high school.
His ex-girlfriend also went to school with them.
Some Feuds Never Die, For Petty Reasons
The ex and the bride-to-be didn't like each other. The brother of the groom thinks it must have been related to some kind of jealousy or high school rivalry.
"Then I guess it got bad because they were both crushing on the same guy and he got with my ex after he rejected Tara," he explains.
Fast-Forward To Today
Fast-forwarding to the present time, u/helpwiththis_, who is 27 years old now, has a five-year-old boy named Jason whom he shares with that ex from high school. However, they're no longer in a relationship.
In fact, he didn't even start dating her until they were in college: "It was a brief thing, we broke up right before my son Jason was born," he explains.
The Ex Isn't Really In The Picture
In the present, Jason's father explains that he doesn't see his son's mother often.
"He's with me full-time," the dad shared. "And my ex is in the picture sometimes but not that much." Meaning, there's no risk of the ex and the bride running into each other.
Back To The Bride-To-Be
Jason's dad didn't know about his brother's relationship with Tara until a year prior. Now they're engaged and the wedding date is coming up.
However, he hasn't been around Tara often because he's been busy with his own life.
His Wedding Invitation Was Conditional
When Jason's dad got his wedding invitation, it came along with a phone call from his brother, the groom. "He said Tara didn't like Jason being there at their wedding (they’ve never met before) because he’s the son of my ex."
The bride-to-be didn't like the idea of her "sworn enemy’s" son being at her wedding. The groom's brother had assumed that since all those years had passed and that they were now adults, this would no longer be an issue.
And The Worst Part, All Other Kids Were Invited
Naturally, Jason's dad got mad at his brother. He didn't understand the issue when his ex wasn't even going to be there.
He was also angry that his brother didn't want the presence of his own nephew. And the worst part? "All my other siblings are bringing their kids."
So He Gave Back His Own Ultimatum
The groom pleaded for his brother to go along with the bride's request because he wanted her to be happy on their wedding day, but Jason's dad had to put his foot down.
"So I said, 'You know what? Fine. But if my son isn't allowed at the wedding then I won’t be going either.'"
Now The Whole Family's Involved In The Drama
Now the brothers are feuding too. The groom feels caught between a rock and a hard place.
However, the rest of the family is divided between agreeing that the bride is overexaggerating and believing the brother should comply to avoid more drama.
Did He Handle The Situation Fairly?
"So I'm on the fence about how I handled things here," the dad shared.
"If it was a no-kids wedding then I’d get that and yeah it is their special day. But my son is the only one not allowed to be there and I don’t feel right with excluding him over something childish that was 10 years ago." So he's asking Reddit for advice.
Reddit Sided With Him
Most comments agreed that the bride is in the wrong. One person points out: "It's not your son’s fault that the bride has something against his mother—good on you for standing up for your son."
They don't believe that Jason should be punished for actions that happened before he was even born.
They Believe The Whole Marriage Will Fail
In fact, some Redditors went further with one commenter stating, "Your brother is gonna regret this marriage."
Many urged a larger conversation so the family could discuss how they plan to involve the nephew moving forward. One person asked, "Does this mean she will make him or expect you to miss family events/Christmas/birthdays, etc. if your child is there?" It might start with the wedding, but this is part of a much larger issue.