Woman Blows Up Wedding Dress to Celebrate Divorce


A Texas woman celebrating the end of her 14-year marriage decided to invite friends over for a divorce party — and everyone had a real blast.

43-year-old Kimberly Santleben-Stiteler finalized her divorce last Friday and was ready to get the party started. The first thing she wanted to do was destroy any memory of her wedding day, particularly her dress. Simply burning it would have been sufficient, but not quite enough for Kimberly. She wanted to blow it up.

She invited friends and family to her father’s farm, set up the explosives and the dress, and used a scoped rifle to trigger the explosion. The blast was so powerful that it was felt up to 15 miles away. In the end, she said destroying the dress was cathartic.

(Fort Worth Star-Telegram)

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