Wife agrees to take cheating husband back if he gets 10,000 likes on Facebook
When Sonya Gore’s estranged, adulterous husband proposed to her on Facebook, she set him a challenge that doubled as punishment.
She forced Ivan Lewis to post a photo of himself on the social media site holding a hand-written note that read, ‘I cheated on my wife!!! (and she was ugly!!!)’.
But proving that hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, the 40-year-old said she would only marry Lewis if his embarrassing September 22 post attracted 10,000 likes.
The post already has more than 6,500 likes, although Gore reckons she is ‘not making the decision [to reconcile] solely on that.’
The couple reportedly separated just 10 months after marrying in February 2010 due to Lewis’ serial cheating.
But Lewis recently asked Gore on Facebook if she would marry him again, prompting Gore to propose the online apology.
‘I wrote the post out myself,’ Gore told News One.
‘Before he posted the post up, he asked me to marry him again on Facebook and I’m like ‘Well, if you want to put that on Facebook then you need to say that you cheated and put that on Facebook.’ ‘
Gore said she was with Lewis at his computer when he posted the admission, and wanted him to feel the same humiliation she felt as a result of his cheating.
‘If he loves me, he loves me,’ she said.
Gore told NewsOne that she wanted to divorce Lewis and even sought legal advice on the decision, but she had a change of heart following her straying hubby’s online declarations.
However, the online response to the public shaming has been divided.
Lewis’ supporters congratulated him for ‘manning up’, including one that said: ‘I don’t know you but I salute you for being a man and admitting to your mistake and being willing to that the embarrassment to prove to your lady that you’re willing to go the extra mile.’
Even Gore jumped in to defend her man, writing: ‘It takes a man to do what he has done he gotta here all the jokes from his so called friends an family an he set that a side to prove his love for me what girl would not want that?’
However many criticized and ridiculed the couple’s ‘attention-seeking’ behavior and warned that Lewis probably hasn’t changed.