A woman’s husband died and she was in the unfortunate position of having to inform someone of the news: his former mistress.
In a TikTok video that has been viewed over 2 million times, the widow Bridgette Davis showed a text conversation between herself and the mistress with the overlay text: “When your husband of 10 years dies and you have to tell his mistress.”
A snippet of the conversation included the mistress saying, “F**k, I can’t believe this. I can’t, I’m losing it. I can’t do this again. He promised me.”
Davis’ profile describes herself as a 36-year-old photographer, mom, young widow and “still single.”
Psychologist Briony Leo told Brides that “Research tells us that on average, around 20 percent of men are unfaithful to their spouse, as compared to 13 percent of women. Of course, the only research available is from self-report surveys, so the number might be somewhat higher—but most surveys and studies support this finding.”
But the reactions to the video mostly centered on the last exchange of the text, in which the mistress asks Davis if she “can go to where he is buried.” Davis succinctly responded, “No.”
Some comments cited Davis as callous for not divulging her husband’s burial site.
“Seems like you told her just so you could be mean to her and not let her go visit,” one user commented. “Either be nice or move on.”
Another user commented that although the husband ruined Davis’ marriage, the mistress did not personally afflict her.
“You should tell her where he’s buried,” that user said. “She lost a love too. He wrecked your relationship, not her.”
One user expressed condolences for Davis’ husband betraying her trust, but added that “we do not own anybody and if she want she can go to his grave and say goodbye.”
Other users claimed that those siding with the mistress might have shady backgrounds themselves.
“I pretty sure all the women here feeling bad for the side piece are also side pieces,” a user said.
Davis was also called “kind” for even notifying the mistress in the first place.
“I’m shocked at some of the comments,” one comment read. “The fact you let her know, you’re too nice and that was some curiosity when you were given none!”
Davis has posted numerous videos in response to TikTok users’ comments and questions regarding the love triangle, with some even accusing her of fabricating the husband, mistress and death for attention.
Others also mentioned the “trauma the other lady” endured, referring to the mistress. Davis replied, “The ‘other lady’ being my dead husband’s mistress.”
Earlier this year, a woman received a slew of online praise after she got her estranged husband fired from his job after he arrived unannounced at her workplace and demanded child support money for his mistress’s child.
Last June, a man’s “secret life” was not a secret anymore after he received two obituaries in the same newspaper from two different women.
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