A scorned wife has gotten the best revenge on her cheating ex-husband by outing him on Twitter and proving she’s better off without him.
Andrea Osborn, 23, took to social media to express herself on what would have been her third wedding anniversary with estranged husband Rob Osborn.
In 2016, the cosmetologist’s ex admitted to cheating on her, but they decided to give their marriage another try before eventually splitting up last summer.
In the tweet, which she posted last month, Osborn wrote: “instead of celebrating our wedding anniversary, i’m celebrating dropping 285 pounds of dead weight.”
Osborn, whose tweet quickly became popular and got 11,000 likes, says she has received hundreds of supportive messages from social media users.
Her ex wasn’t so thrilled. After the tweet went viral, 23-year-old Rob asked her to delete it. She instead decided to retweet the post, which then got 108,000 retweets and 23,000 likes.
“I didn’t expect the tweet to get so much attention. I was completely shocked. I couldn’t believe it was blowing up so much,” said Osborn of California.
“Rob was upset that I would do that. I really didn’t care that he was upset. He had lied to me. He has put me through a lot so I thought it was only fair,” she said. “In a sense I wanted to show that I’m happy without him and help others who are also going through a breakup or divorce.
“When I found out he had cheated on me, I was completely devastated. I honestly didn’t suspect a thing. He finally opened up and told the truth a few months after it happened.”
After his confession, the pair separated for a year before giving their marriage another try in February 2017. They eventually decided to break up later that year in July.
“It was difficult,” Osborn admitted. “I’m the type of person that gives people my full trust, so for some reason I was able to trust him again.”
Throughout the relationship, Rob had also been deployed for varied amount of times due to being in the military, which meant they were often apart for months.
“It was difficult with him always being away,” she explained. “We both just fell out of love. We knew it wasn’t meant to be. It was difficult to go through.
“Some people have messaged me to say they are going through the same thing, and asked how I knew we weren’t meant to be together.”
One commenter reacting to the tweet wrote, “I don’t even know you, but you look so happy and beautiful. This makes me so proud of you.”
“Look at you all happy [and] glowing,” another person wrote.
Osborn says she’s now focusing on what’s best for her. Meanwhile her ex has admitted he’s not perfect.
“It is unsettling and it’s weird, but I will say this, Andrea and I did not have the best marriage, [but] we did try to fight and we failed,” he said. “I made many faults. I’m not perfect. I can’t find a single person who is. I’m not a bad person whatsoever, but I will say I am a man of imperfections, of faults, of fears, of demons, and struggles.
“Every day is a fight for me, but I survive because I want to become the strongest, best version of myself I can be, and the thing with that is there never will be one because every day you can always be better,” Rob said.
He’s now looking to move forward and says he’s trying to resolve the guilt he feels over his infidelity.
“Andrea and I have gone our separate ways, and I’m proud of her for where she is at in her life now. She’s bettering herself. But I have my own story I’m making for myself and it’s me vs. me. I’ve been down some really long, hard roads and dark places in the corners of my mind I never want to go to again.
“I constantly find ways to make myself a better man than what I was, [and] I can only hope the absolute best for Andrea and myself as we go down new roads in our future.”
“I will truly live with the regret and pain I put her through for the rest of my life,” he continued. “It lives with me every day, and that’s one thing I can never forgive myself for.
“I may have done bad things, but I’m not a bad person. I’m simply broken [and] just trying to pick up the pieces and fix myself.”
– Reporting by Fortitude Press
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