Woman Sold Cheating Ex-Fiance’s Ring After He Refused To Pay For Canceled Wedding Costs

Weddings can be costly. Many couples go into debt when they decide to declare their love in front of everyone they’ve ever met. A typical wedding cost approximately $28,000 in 2019, just before the pandemic. The Knot.

There are other options. You can also get married at the courthouse (I did!You can also have an at-home or courthouse wedding. If you choose to go the traditional route, however, you might have to pay for the entire wedding yourself. Then, you will have to pay the wedding together. You made the decisions together, and you’re in it together. 

But, when things don’t go as planned and one person is left picking up the pieces–emotionally and financially–things can get messy quickly. One woman was left with few options and decided to turn to her friends. Reddit to ask if she was in the wrong for selling the engagement ring she received from her ex-fiancé.

The Backstory

Days before the wedding, “Mason” was caught cheating with his ex. The wedding was cancelled by the bride-to(not) be. She ended up losing thousands of dollars from the catering company, venue, and many other sources.

She lost $20,0000 in total. To pay for the wedding, she had taken out a loan. Mason was willing to assist her in repaying the loan as a married couple. The former bride realized that the longer she waits to repay the loan, the higher the interest will be.

When she asked Mason if he would still help her pay back the loan his response was, ”It isn’t my problem you took out a loan you can’t pay back.” After that, he stopped responding to her messages.

Mason proposed to his wife with a $25,000. family heirloom engagement band. When Mason refused to pay his portion of the loan, the bride to be decided to take matters into her hands. “I told him that if he didn’t agree to help pay it off (I wanted a lawyer involved) that I would sell the ring,” she stated in the Reddit thread. Mason continued to ignore her and told a mutual friend that he didn’t think she’d actually do it. After numerous warnings to Mason with no response, she decided she had to do it.

Mason arrived at her home. Mason demanded she give the ring to him, and when she presented him with the proof of sale, she exploded. He called Her a “petty b****” and stated that the ring “meant a lot to his family.” Plus, even some of her family thinks she overreacted and shouldn’t have sold the ring.

Reddit’s (Mixed Response)

At first glance, it seemed that Redditors came to the woman’s defense and declared that she was absolutely NotThe wrong. There were mixed opinions once you looked into the comments.

One Redditor stated, “I was really prepared to give a different vote, but, if you don’t want to lose a valuable family heirloom, don’t give it to someone and then cheat on them. Also, believe that person the many times they warn you that they’ll sell it to pay for a wedding that had to be canceled due to your own antics… it sounds like you’re so much better off without Mason in your life.”

Many were shocked that she took out large loans without thinking. One stated, “Engagement rings are considered conditional gifts and case law varies by state on whether a ring needs to be returned for a broken engagement. Really though, everyone sucks here because he’s a d****e and you spent $20k you don’t have in a wedding that didn’t happen.”

Some thought Mason got what he deserved and posted something like, “To f*** around is human; to find out is divine.” Hopefully, everyone learned a valuable lesson here. Weddings are mostly overrated, loans can be predatory, and people shouldn’t give away precious family heirlooms–especially when they don’t plan to be loyal.

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