THE STEP-father of a ‘spoiled’ bride has been applauded for ripping up his cheques to pay for her wedding, after she called on her ‘Real Dad’ to walk her down the aisle.
The unnamed man’s heartbreak at being pushed to the side and treated like an ‘ATM’ has gone viral after he documented what happened and how he has now left the woman’s mother.
“The wedding planning has consumed most of her and her mother’s life,” he explains.
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He tells how he paid $40,000 for his step-daughter’s college degree and bought her a car, while both she and her mother did not have jobs, but had been living with him for ten years.
“From time to time her deadbeat father would pop into her life and she would fawn all over him. Although he has not contributed a cent to her education or paid any child support.”
Step-dad was paying between $40-50k for the wedding reception and requested 20 of his friends be invited.
As the wedding drew nearer, he found out they had not received invitations.
“I found out that NONE of my list of twenty ‘made the cut’ for the final guest list because ‘250 people is very tight’.
“Yesterday, we had Sunday dinner with the future in-law’s family and us and a surprise guest, the ‘Real Dad’. At this little dinner my step-daughter announced that her ‘Real Dad’ was going to be able to make it to her wedding and that now he’d be able to give her away.
“I don’t think I have ever felt so angry and so disrespected. I was shaking. Once I was sure I’d be able to speak I got up from my chair and said I’d like to make a toast.”
What went down next is something from a Hollywood movie and what you’d want to have popcorn for. This is what step-dad said…
“At this point in my life I feel I owe a debt of gratitude to bride and groom, because they have opened my eyes to something very important.
“They have showed me that my position in this family is not what I once thought it was. It seems I hold the position of an ATM, good for a stream of money, but not much else.
“As I have been replaced as host, both on the invitations and in the ceremony, I am resigning my financial duties as host to my successor, Real Dad. So cheers to the happy couple and the path they have chosen. You can all let yourselves out.”
Thousands of people have commended the step-dad while calling the bride ‘disrespectful’, ‘spoilt’ and ‘ungrateful’ while the hashtag ‘TeamStepDad’ has been created for those in his favour.