UPDATE: Sorry Guys, The Man Who Sued His Wife Over Their 'Ugly Children' Yarn Is Probably A Hoax (PICTURE)
Divorces can get pretty ugly, especially when the reason is your looks.
A mysterious story, apparently emanating from a court case in northern China has stoked a worldwide debate over plastic surgery, beauty and deception.
Fox 31 reported a strange court case last week, where a Chinese woman, who had plastic surgery before her wedding, and was allegedly sued by her husband.
The website reported that Jian Feng divorced and sued his "beautiful" wife for around £75,000 and won, because she had deceived him into believing her good looks were all natural, when they had been fashioned from a surgeon's scalpel.
According to reports, Feng told a court in China he had been deeply in love with his beautiful wife until they had a baby girl.
Gazing into his baby daughter's eyes, Feng was repulsed.
He apparently then went on to describe his child as horrifically ugly, with no resemblance to him or his wife.
The story suggested Feng immediately suspected his wife of having an affair, incredulous at the possibility that he could have spawned such an offspring, according to Fox 31.
According to the report, his wife was forced to confess that before her marriage, she had spent £60,000 on plastic surgery in South Korea, and looked completely different to how she was born. The judge in the case is said to have awarded Feng compensation for the deception.
Pictures have been circulated on Western and Chinese blogs and Twitter, reportedly of the wife before and after surgery, and pictures purporting to be of the baby, but neither these nor the story itself has been confirmed.
On Reddit, it was questioned whether the story could be a hoax, or an old story which has resurfaced after being picked up by Fox.
A young Italian groom was so unready to leave his mother's side, he brought her on his honeymoon in January 2012. His unimpressed bride <a href="http://old.news.yahoo.com/s/ac/20110129/lf_ac/7728736_motherinlaw_destroys_italian_couples_marriage" target="_hplink">asked for a divorce three weeks later</a>.
A Clean Break
One German woman put up with her neatfreak husband's love of household chores for 15 years <a href="http://uk.reuters.com/article/2009/04/02/oukoe-uk-germany-divorce-idUKTRE53145M20090402" target="_hplink">until finally divorcing him</a> in April 2009. The last straw? His decision to knock down and rebuild a wall in their home because it was dirty.
Was It My Crow's Feet?
One woman got married at age 30, but told her husband she was just 24. Ten years into their marriage, in November 2007, <a href="http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2007-11/28/content_6284496.htm" target="_hplink">he found out about the lie</a> and asked for a divorce.
What would you do if your pet bird started to say things like "divorce" or "be patient"? In June 2001, <a href="http://archives.cnn.com/2001/WORLD/asiapcf/east/06/19/china.bird/index.html" target="_hplink">those phrases</a> proved to one woman that her husband had been unfaithful -- and that was grounds for divorce.
Phallic Faux Pas
Size mattered <em>too</em> much <a href="http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/241571-man-faces-divorce-after-penis-extension-breaks-during-sex" target="_hplink">for this man</a>. His wife split in 2008 after a prosthetic penis extension snapped off during sex.
Time Doesn't Heal All Wounds?
Would you divorce your spouse over a 60-year-old affair? In December 2011, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/29/worlds-oldest-divorcees_n_1174902.html" target="_hplink">a 99-year-old Italian man filed to do just </a>that after discovering a love letters his 96-year-old wife had written to her lover in the 1940s. The breakup made the couple the world's oldest divorcees.
A Frenchwoman filed to divorce her husband after two decades together, citing their lack of sex as the cause. Adding insult to injury, in September 2011, a <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/8741895/Frenchman-ordered-to-pay-wife-damages-for-lack-of-sex.html" target="_hplink">judge ordered the man to pay his ex $14,000</a> as compensation for failing to make the grade in the sack.