Couple Takes Picture-Perfect Photo, Then Wife Says She Just Filed For Divorce

by Emerald Pellot
Emerald Pellot graduated summa cum laude from New York University with a degree in Writing & Popular Culture. She worked as Senior Editor of College Candy for 2 years, covering feminism, popular culture, and college life before joining LittleThings in 2015. Based in New York City, Emerald covers a wide range of topics from human interest pieces to celebrity news.

Shannon Neuman snapped a photo with her husband Chris Neuman, then posted the smiling selfie on Facebook. However, people were stunned when they read the caption under the image of the couple from Alberta, Canada.

The wife made a shocking reveal on Facebook in 2015. The caption read:

“Here’s Chris Neuman and I yesterday after filing for divorce! But we’re smiling?! Yep, we’re kooky like that. Are we smiling because the partner we chose for forever turned out not to be the forever partner we needed? Of course not.”

The couple decided to share their divorce this way because, though the process itself must have been heartbreaking, they felt the right decision was the right one for themselves and their families.

“We’re smiling because we have done something extraordinary (we think anyway!) We have respectfully, thoughtfully and honorably ended our marriage in a way that will allow us to go forward as parenting partners for our children, the perfect reason that this always WAS meant to be, so they will never have to choose.”

The image quickly went viral, with many praising the couple for their sense of humor and honesty. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen a couple celebrate their divorce. Last year, a husband sent his wife flowers and a touching note when their divorce was finalized after 19 years.

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