“What in the world happened?” This was the thought that ran through everyone’s head as the internet exploded with the news of Amber Rose filing for divorce from rapper Wiz Khalifa. The two were just posing happily together at the VMAs a month ago, and just on Instagram sending anniversary and birthday love shoutouts to each other. They seemed so happy which is why this news took everyone by surprise.
Amber and Wiz first started dating in January 2011, and were married in July 2013. The two also have a 1-year-old son, Sebastian. Amber filed for divorce as well as full custody of Sebastian. We all knew that something serious had to have gone down if Amber and Wiz were just being mushy on Instagram. We didn’t have to wonder for long, as it came out that Wiz cheated on Amber. Rumors were swirling of Amber and Nick Cannon, who also is splitting from Mariah Carey. Amber denied those rumors, but took to Twitter to tell of her husband’s infidelity. A couple of things ran through my mind with the first being, why is everyone so quick to give up on their marriage?!
I will say like I have said before, cheating is not okay at all. I do not condone it, nor do I see any justifications for it. However, Amber and Wiz were indeed married and had a child together. Honestly I feel like her decision to leave Wiz may have been a little hasty. Here’s why, when you get married you say your vows before God, which is what Amber Rose said on her one year anniversary Instagram post to Wiz. Marriage and divorce are not things to be taken lightly. Granted, they were dating for a decent amount of time before they decided to get married, but the decision to file for divorce was too quick. I do not have to be married to know that making a decision like that is something that takes a lot of thought. Most times, the separation comes a good amount of time before the divorce. Not saying she shouldn’t divorce him at all, however divorce is something that should be well thought out before you rush to file for divorce. I understand she was probably devastated and for good reason, but I think that she shouldn’t have taken the first issue and ran with it. It is a different story if this is a repeated action, and I may even be saying something different if they weren’t married. Marriage is the biggest deal, and I think today people are too quick to get married which is why they are so quick to give up. One thing with making a big decision is making sure that you will not soon regret the decision. What happens if she decides she wants to make it work and attempts to reconcile? He may not be interested. I am not trying to say she didn’t make the right decision because there is no right decision. She made the right decision for her.
If Amber Rose and Wiz decided to work things out and reconcile, I would be happy for them. They got married and had a child together because of love. Like I have said previously, I do not condone cheating in any way, shape or form. I do not think that anyone should disrespect and dishonor their marriage and their spouse. Wiz was indeed wrong, do not get me wrong. However, I do believe in doing whatever possible to save a marriage. It may take time but it can be fixed. I just hate seeing marriages going down the drain for one mistake. Now, we do not know if Wiz cheated once, twice or ten times. We do not know all of the details, but marriage is the most sacred vow you will ever take. Make sure you think very hard before you throw it away.
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