Divorces can get pretty ugly, especially when the reason is your looks.
A mysterious story, apparently emanating from a court case in northern China has stoked a worldwide debate over plastic surgery, beauty and deception.
Fox 31 reported a strange court case last week, where a Chinese woman, who had plastic surgery before her wedding, and was allegedly sued by her husband.
The website reported that Jian Feng divorced and sued his “beautiful” wife for around £75,000 and won, because she had deceived him into believing her good looks were all natural, when they had been fashioned from a surgeon’s scalpel.
According to reports, Feng told a court in China he had been deeply in love with his beautiful wife until they had a baby girl.
Gazing into his baby daughter’s eyes, Feng was repulsed.
He apparently then went on to describe his child as horrifically ugly, with no resemblance to him or his wife.
The story suggested Feng immediately suspected his wife of having an affair, incredulous at the possibility that he could have spawned such an offspring, according to Fox 31.
According to the report, his wife was forced to confess that before her marriage, she had spent £60,000 on plastic surgery in South Korea, and looked completely different to how she was born. The judge in the case is said to have awarded Feng compensation for the deception.
Pictures have been circulated on Western and Chinese blogs and Twitter, reportedly of the wife before and after surgery, and pictures purporting to be of the baby, but neither these nor the story itself has been confirmed.
On Reddit, it was questioned whether the story could be a hoax, or an old story which has resurfaced after being picked up by Fox.
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