Bride And Grime: a wife forces her husband to sign a washing contract
An unhappy new husband has signed an agreement to do the dishes every day after his wife signed a contract at the altar.
Bride Jaqueline Miranda Bomfim was still in her wedding dress when she gave the papers to her new husband, Lucas, and handed him a pen.
Footage of the signing – later posted to social media – shows Jaqueline triumphantly holding the contract inked as the couple’s guests cheer.
The footage quickly made the rounds on social media in Latin America, and now Zenger News has spoken to Jaqueline in an exclusive stunt interview.
She shared how the big day unfolded in Brazil’s southeastern state of Sao Paulo in February, with the footage only catching the attention of social media and local media users in the end of March.
Jaqueline married Lucas in a traditional ceremony, in the presence of their friends and family.
She can be seen in the pictures wearing a beautiful white dress, while Lucas wears a slick electric blue suit.
But later in the footage, she can be seen holding a pen as a man, who she later said was her father, hands her a piece of paper.
The piece of paper was a contract in which Lucas promised to do the dishes every day.
She hands him the contract and, although he’s a little surprised at first, he can be seen laughing as he happily signs it.
Jaqueline said she came up with the idea “as a joke” while “writing my vows”.
She said she made Lucas promise to wash the dishes the night before, but added that he had no idea what prank she was about to pull off on the big day.
She added, “It was a relaxing time for my vows, I made my guests smile at the time, and my wedding video was really cool with their joy.”
Lucas even asked the priest who was marrying them “if it was allowed”, and Jaqueline joked that the clergyman had “washed his hands” of the matter.
Jacqueline said she had a strong relationship with Lucas and added: “I didn’t ask for anything more than the dishes, but he still does more! In fact, he teaches me a lot, because I got married without even knowing how to cook, and Lucas already lived alone and knew how to manage a lot.
She also said, “My relationship is very healthy, we always try to keep it as light as possible, we laugh and joke a lot, but when we have to treat it seriously, we treat it as such.”
And she added that despite all the fun and games, she would describe them as a “traditional” couple.
But she also admitted that they live in a modern world, where the dynamics have evolved.
She said: “We got a lot of criticism, but I admit I don’t care.
“They think the wife should take care of all the household chores, and it’s not like that, today the world has changed, and we even share the bills.”
Speaking of her new husband, Jaqueline said: “Lucas is a very nice person, calm, and he knows me very well.
“You know it was just a joke after all.
“I always ask him if he feels bad about critical comments, he says no, he doesn’t care.”