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Groom from Saudi Arabia divorces wife on wedding night

A groom in Saudi Arabia divorced his wife on their wedding night after he was given intimate images of his new spouse via her former lover.

The newly-weds were celebrating their nuptials when the groom was handed a bouquet of flowers, with a memory stick containing the images hidden inside.

Muslim cleric Shaikh Ghazi Bin Abdul Aziz al-Shammari said the groom decided on the spot to divorce his wife after looking at the photos as he could not "bear the scandal", according to Kuwaiti news website Sabq.

The spurned lover blackmailed the woman days before her wedding saying he would reveal the pictures unless she agreed to rekindle her relationship with him.

But she told him she was getting married to somebody else and wanted to start a new life, become a mother and raise a family.

Unable to take the rejection he sent the pictures to her husband-to-be with a note on the flowers telling him to look at them.

Shammari said: "The groom came to see me the next day and he was under strong emotional trauma.

"It was truly the shock of his life and he could not bear the scandal."