A Nigerian groom, identified as Michael Kelvin Igube, has addressed those who criticized his wife, Mercy, for not smiling on their wedding.

Nigerian groom reacts

Michael had taken to Facebook to share photos from their wedding ceremony, however, netizens pointed out that his bride looked moody in the pictures.

One Udoh Nkem wrote, “This marrige is not encouraging at all…..why is that brides face UNHAPPY???
VERY VERY UNHAPPY”

Nigerian groom reacts

Responding to their criticism, Michael disclosed that his bride’s mom and sisters died in a ghastly motor accident on their way to the wedding.

According to him, it took the grace of God for the wedding to proceed as planned, hence the reason for his wife’s gloomy look.

He wrote,

“Thank you all, for those of you that failed to understand one’s mood, I want to tell you that it was just the power of God at work to bring his word to past, otherwise the wedding was subject to postponed, we lost my mother inlaw, and her 2 daughters on Wednesday while coming to celebrate with us, what we need is your prayers not your judgement on her mood.”

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