According to Al-Arabiyeh’s website, a 40-year-old Jordanian guy divorced his wife after one week of marriage over a fight involving Lebanese singer Nancy Ajram.

The site quoted the Saudi paper Al-Riyadh, saying the man was watching TV with his wife when a video clip of Nancy Ajram appeared on TV. The man started comparing his wife with Ajram, something that angered the wife and caused a fight between the newlyweds. The fight ended with a divorce.

I don’t know where this Saudi paper got this news item from but it is certainly disturbing. It is disheartening to hear that marriage can be taken that lightly. It is also sad that in many cases in the Middle East, ending the matrimonial bond is in the hands of the man.