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You’ve seen “Bridezilas” before, so by now you know that some of those women really know how to act a fool. Well, Bridezilla Jeanine, took the standard to a whole ‘nother level. Jeanine and her fiance Thomas became the first couple in Bridezilla history to end their marriage while still on the show. The couple got into a huge argument when the groom’s father took the bride’s father home instead of to the reception. Jeanine’s father was the only person from her family that attended her wedding, so she didn’t get to have her father-daughter dance. The couple couldn’t come to a compromise about the issue, emotions escalated and before long, her fiance (because they hadn’t signed the papers yet), took his ring off and started talking annulment. It’s hard to believe but there’s video proof that this actually went down.
Yes. A bit of a mess, right?
Well, we had the chance to speak with this “Bridezilla” to see where the couple stand now, whether she really acts like that in real life and what she learned from the whole ordeal. You can listen to our interview with her in the audio clip below.
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A former resident of New York, 25-year-old Jessica Vega has been charged for lying about having leukemia in order to get lavish wedding gifts and money. People donated to the woman after she made them believe that she was dying. An Orange County grand jury has indicted her with five counts of grand larceny and one count of scheme to defraud for accepting thousands of dollars worth of items and donated services for her big day. Vega got married in 2010, and she and her husband, Michael O’Connell, went to Aruba for their honeymoon. However, four months later O’Connell revealed to people that his new wife faked the illness. I’m guessing he thought her actions were just as dirty as everyone else, because they allegedly divorced over the incident (according to AP). O’Connell says that he wasn’t aware that she was faking when they got married (sounds like someone got trapped…), and when he found out, he helped with the attorney general’s investigation. O’Connell and Vega have two kids now, and despite how bad this makes Vega look, her former husband says, “She’s a good mom, and that’s all that counts at the end of the day. I want my kids to have their mother back.” He believes that she needs mental health treatment rather than jail.
According to the Times Herald-Record, Vega told numerous publications and people that her wish before she passed was to marry O’Connell, the father of her daughter. Reports on it helped the woman garner more and more donations, as people from far and wide rushed to help her have a beautiful wedding and honeymoon. She even showed fake documentation to prove she was in fact ill:
“Vega had offered a letter, purportedly from a Westchester doctor, as proof of her diagnosis, but the doctor’s staff later denied seeing Vega. Along with the felonies, Vega faces a misdemeanor charge of possessing a forged instrument.”
Blame it on the wedding obsessed culture we live in (Hey Bridezillas!) or the fact that this lady just really is a very troubled and cold person, but it’s very sad and pathetic to see that people are out here lying about a serious illness so that they can drop it low in an expensive gown and tan on the beach during a honeymoon they lied to get. She needs to do a lot of community service, soul searching, pay everyone back and hope that karma doesn’t come back to bite her in the behind, because she was wrong on every level possible.
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By Taylor Lea Thomas
So there you are. You’re as happy as a clam. You’ve met the love of your life, he popped the question (and picked a good ring too… all by himself!) and you’re beyond giddy. You find convenient reasons to raise your left hand for everyone to get a glimpse of your sparkling ring, you go through the day smiling for no reason, and everyone’s wishing you congratulations. You’re on cloud nine, however, you have the feeling your inner circle isn’t as happy as they should be as your bridesmaids or about your wedding plans in general. What’s that about? Here are a few signs to look out for from your bridesmaids and “friends,” and how to deal with their sudden mood swing about your nuptials:
Being married is a beautiful thing, really it is. And even though it’s been nearly a decade since I wore THE white dress, I remember how excited and (probably) obnoxious I was all those months leading to the wedding, but I think I might have been briefly possessed by the ghost of Newly-wed Bridezilla for about six months after we sealed the deal. Now a bit ashamed about it, I can say actually did some of the following reprehensible (but not really) things. As per usual, I exaggerate for drama, so this stuff might not all be true, but in general, it probably is…
We love WE TV’s “Bridezilla”. But we came to love it even more when the show featured, the self-proclaimed “Black Barbie” Porsha. We couldn’t help but laugh at her antics. Trying to sabotage her fiancé’s bachelor party, calling her bridesmaids hairy beasts and cussing out her fiancé’s baby mama the day before the wedding were just a few of the scenarios caught on camera. Madame Noire sat down with this former Bridezilla to discuss her marriage, her fans and the lace-front seen around the world. Check out the recording of the interview as you read along.
Porsha-Audio1 by vwells
How did you decide that you were going to do the show?
During the process of me planning, I started cutting people because nobody was helping me with the wedding at all. So I started cutting my sisters, I started cutting my mom. And they were like ‘we’re going to sign you up for “Bridezilla”. My oldest sister was like ‘let’s sign her up, let’s sign her up.’ I had no idea that they did it. And like six months later they called me and I was screaming and hollering because I couldn’t believe that the show had called me.
Why do you think your sister and mother thought that you were a Bridezilla?
I was screaming. I was hollering. I was throwing stuff. I was going off on people. Everything. They said I truly fit the characteristics of a Bridezilla.
Would you say you’re like that all the time or would you say the wedding really stressed you out and that was just a one-time thing?
As far as the shank (?) and the prank phone calls and stuff like that, that’s normal. I think the cursing and me physically attacking them I think that was all the wedding.
Were you nervous about how you were going to be portrayed on television?
I was not embarrassed at all. I’m heavyset. Whatever was going to show was going to show.
You’re still cool with your family and friends that were in your wedding?
Yeah. We went out this weekend. We all are still close.
Knowing what you put your bridesmaids through, would you be willing to endure that for someone else?
Yeah I would. It was funny!
by Jamilah-Asali I. Lemieux
Weddings , which were once simply a special day in the life of a couple, have long since become the center of a multi-billion dollar industry catering to the whims of brides who want to feel like princesses, if only for a day.
As there has been an increased pop-culture fascination with wedding shows, magazines, Facebook shrines and websites, many brides are feeling the pressure to walk down the aisle ‘platinum’ style. Unfortunately, this often finds them passing the buck –sometimes literally- to their team of bridesmaids.
Being asked to serve as a bridesmaid should be a great honor; the bride wants you to play an integral role in what will be one of the most memorable days of her life. However, many friends and family members have found themselves managing the unreasonable demands of a soon-to-be wed woman who thinks that everyone should gladly give up a chunk of their time and money for her nuptials.
Sasha (last name has been withheld for anonymity), a digital producer from Texas, has been a bridesmaid four times; two brides were both reasonable and gracious with their requests, but the others weren’t so easy to work with. Her first bad experience came when her cousin’s fiancée cancelled the wedding two weeks prior to the nuptials and informed the bridal party via angry voicemails and texts.
Sasha had already invested almost $300 in a plane ticket, plus $150 for a “poorly made” bridesmaid dress. A few short days later, the wedding was back on (another announcement made via text). “I never received an explanation or acknowledgement of the previous cancellation or even a thank you note, after I dropped over $500 for her special day!” Sasha said. She has a bit of common sense advice for brides; make sure you acknowledge your bridal party for their efforts: “Thank you cards are a must! No exceptions.”
Destination weddings have become increasingly popular in recent years. However, couples must remain mindful of the great expense incurred by guests and wedding party members, who now have to include a plane ticket and possible lodging, in addition to the traditional expenses. Sasha recalls a cousin who stated that anyone who “cared” about her wedding would find a way to finance a trip to the Jamaican resort where she jumped the broom; “I guess only 15 people cared, because that’s all the folks who showed up!”