Saudi man first to divorce wife via TwitterRIYADH: Guinness World Record judges last night confirmed that Abdulaziz Goldstein had become the first man to divorce his wife via Twitter.
“We’ve been painstakingly going through Twitter’s archives and can finally announce that Mr Goldstein is indeed the first to successfully terminate his marriage through the social networking site in 140 characters or less,” a Guinness spokesman said in a statement.
The 38-year-old Saudi sent the termination tweet of ‘I divorce you, I divorce you, I divorce you’ to his former wife, who wishes to remain unnamed, while away on business in Bahrain in February of this year. It was only when friends suggested that Goldstein might be the first to use the platform to make such an annulment did he contact Guinness.
“I’m amazed,” he told The Pan-Arabia Enquirer from his hometown of Riyadh last night. “When I sent the tweet, I never thought in a million years that I would be the first to do so. It just seemed like the obvious way to do it at the time, as I had run out of credit so couldn’t send an SMS.”
Using the remaining 96 characters of his tweet, Goldstein is believed to have asked his then wife to remember to take the trash out and pick up his mother from bridge club.