divorce ringsThe shortest marriage in Saudi Arabia was recorded in Jeddah last Friday when a groom requested for divorce a mere one hour after the marriage ceremony.

An hour after solemnizing the wedding, the groom asked the authorized person to divorce him from his wife.

After he verbally divorced his new wife, the groom asked the authorized person to divorce him right before he left the ceremony. The newly-wed man took this decision after his mother requested him to get a divorce, reported Sabq news.

The couple had met while studying abroad and had decided to get married. However, after the wedding, the groom’s mother and sisters did not approve of the marriage after they met the bride. They objected to the marriage saying that the bride was from a different background, one that was incompatible with the Saudi culture. The report did not mention where the bride was from.