In these days of pre-nuptials, is it becoming necessary to consider hair loss before taking marriage vows? Call it old fashioned, but that seems a step too far, even for the most image conscious people out there. But there have been stories when a marriage has suffered major consequences when one partner reveals their baldness.
In 2004, a professor sued his wife when he discovered she was bald. The man, from Egypt, demanded a divorce and damages of over £50,000 after making the discovery on their wedding night. After running his fingers through his bride’s hair as she slept, the husband was shocked to discover she was wearing a wig. He said, “One of the things I liked about her was her beautiful long hair. I was horrified to find it was a wig.” The woman’s hair fell out due to an illness at a young age and she had worn a wig ever since. The man also made an official complaint to the police in Cairo.
In 2007, an Indian man was beaten by his fiancé and in-laws after they discovered that he was bald and wearing a hairpiece. To add insult to injury, they also ripped apart his wig and took his wallet, mobile phone, motorbike and driving licence as a ‘penalty’ for his ‘deception’.
The victim, Mr Prabir Das, who works at a private hospital, had advertised for a bride in the matrimonial columns of a local newspaper (a widespread practice in India). Dilip Roy, seeking a match for his daughter Shreshta, responded. The wedding was to take place in December 2007, and the bride’s family began putting together Shreshta’s dowry at great expense. But an acquaintance of Mr Das exposed his secret to his fiance’s father. After questioning Mr Roy, who denied the fight took place, the police said the wedding appeared to be cancelled.
So if you wear a wig and are planning to get married and have not yet told your partner, it would seem wise to talk it through before you walk down the aisle, or before you even agree to walk down the aisle together.
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