Woman Who Married Herself "Can't Take It Anymore" and Considers Getting Divorce Just 24 Hours Later
A day later, divorce is looming.
A 25-year-old woman who married herself told her social media followers that she "can't take it anymore" and is considering a divorce after only 24 hours. Twenty-five-year-old Sofi Maure was the picture of wedded bliss one day and self-doubt the next, prompting plenty of reactions among her half-million fans and followers. Read on to find out more about Maure's whirlwind marriage to herself, and a woman in India who went viral last year for her own self-marriage. (We assume she's still happily together.)
"Spurious" Moment Leads to Self-Marriage
On Feb. 20, Maure made a special announcement on her social media: Posing in a white bridal gown and veil, she said she had "married herself." "Today, in the most spurious moments of my life, I bought a wedding dress and cooked a wedding cake to marry myself," she tweeted.
Maure—who has half a million followers on TikTok, Twitter, and Instagram—found that plenty of her audience wanted to weigh in on her special day. Some called it a stunt for "attention," while others supported the influencer's commitment to herself. "Everything for a tweet and attention," said one commenter. "What a beautiful moment! I bet you're going to be a beautiful bride someday!" said another. "Every day more schizophrenic," huffed another.
A Day Later, Divorce Is Looming
But Maure's self-wedded bliss was short-lived. On Feb. 21, she posted that she was considering a divorce. "Update: one day I'm married to myself and I can't take it anymore, I'm seeing how the divorce issue is just in case," she wrote. Her followers offered advice. "Get a good lawyer," said one commenter. "When your divorce comes through, marry me," another wrote. "You can't stand yourself," said another.
Another Self-Marriage Went Viral Last Year
Maure isn't the first person to go viral for marrying herself. Last June, Kshama Bindu, a blogger from Gujarat, India, tied the knot with herself in a traditional Hindu ceremony. "My life is not going to change after this marriage, and that is why I've always wanted to become a bride and not a wife," Bindu, 24, said in an Instagram video. "And I'm going to live my dream today."
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"Sologamy" Wedding Attracted Headlines
Bindu made headlines in India when she announced her plans to marry herself. "I just want to be a bride like most women, get ready, wear the best wedding outfit and be photographed. I want to give all the love in my heart to myself. I might fall in love with myself even more," she told The National. But controversy followed. A priest who was booked to perform the wedding canceled, as did the temple where the ceremony was to take place. But Bindu was undeterred; she simply moved the wedding to her own home. "I never thought that it would be a big deal but I want people to understand that one can be single and be happy," she said. "With my marriage, I want them to look at the positive sides of self-love and accept the concept of marrying [the] self."