Man Who Sued Wife Over 'Ugly' Baby Shows Why Plastic Surgery Shouldn't Be Secret

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Women are getting plastic surgery so much younger these days. It used to be the province of older women getting a nip and tuck as things went south, but now teens and young women routinely get their entire face and body reworked. Teen Mom Farrah Abraham recently revealed she'd had her nose and chin done to the tune of $16,000. This does sort of beg the question: What will the children of these women look like? One thing is for sure. The kids won't inherit the new faces and bodies. They'll get the old one. So this begs another question: If you've had plastic surgery, do you need to "warn" the father of your children that your kids together may not come out looking, uh, like you? One woman in China has supposedly found out the hard way about not owning up to her plastic surgery. When she had a baby girl, her husband was none too pleased to realize the kid was, well, "ugly."

Reportedly the man, Jian Feng, was stunned when his baby came out looking nothing like the gorgeous wife he'd married. But there was a good reason for that -- his wife, unbeknownst to him, had had $100,000 worth of plastic surgery before they met. Let's just say the guy wasn't too happy that the good-looking woman he'd procreated with didn't pass along those good-looking genes -- because she didn't have any.

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Reportedly the guy divorced his wife and then sued her. He won. Not only that, he won $120,000. Such is the price of an ugly baby in China! Granted, this story sounds slightly suspect and I couldn't find it in any legitimate news sources; however, even if it never happened, it still begs an interesting question -- should you discuss your plastic surgery with your spouse, even if you got it before you met?

Of course, we're all supposed to marry for love, not looks. But, let's face it, a great deal of what causes us to fall in love with someone is the way he or she looks. Imagine fantasizing about having a baby with your future husband, being all, "Ohhh, I hope our baby boy gets my husband's chin. Ohhh, I hope our baby girl gets my husband's nose." And then, lo and behold, the baby DOES. Ouch!

This is sort of the equivalent of falling in love with a man you think is the CEO of a major company only to find out he's stone broke and unemployed.

I do think you have a moral imperative to tell your future spouse about your plastic surgery. It's only fair. However, whether you should then be sued for not telling, that's another story. You take your chances in love with a lot of things, not just looks. People lie about all kinds of aspects of themselves when they get into a relationship. If we all sued for every time we were lied to, the courts would be jam-packed with relationship lawsuits. Still ... it might cause people to think twice before passing themselves off as something they're not.

Do you think people should be able to sue if it turns out their spouse used to be ugly?


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jalaz77 jalaz77

This is pathetic. What's his ugly ass look like??? What a jerk.

Boobo... Boobookittt74

This is maybe the dumbest articleive read on here.

itsgrim itsgrim

Well, I'll say it - I don't know what legal grounds he has to sue, but I don't blame him for being pissed.  We are genetically wired to seek out a partner with an agreeable appearance, for the purpose of reproduction - we're not any different from animals in that sense.  If it was important enough for him to seek out a perfect-looking wife, one would assume he'd want perfect-looking kids.  I don't think hiding the fact that she was an "ugly duckling" is any different than hiding the fact that she has a family history of some other less-than-desirable DNA.  It's shitty that she hid it from him, and he's obviously very shallow, but I can see his position better than hers - he wasn't the one hiding something important.

nonmember avatar Michelle

So he never saw childhood pictures of her?? Really?

Histo... HistoryMamaX3

The laws are quite different in China- it probably wouldn't have worked here... but in China, who you marry and what your children turn out to be is quite important in a social regard and that emphasis is placed heavily on the mother. Legally, she didn't give him what he wanted- so, she's a fault.

Stupid, yes... but I do agree- she wasn't very honest with him!

Miss_... Miss_Mandy80

This is the weirdest story I think I've ever read.! blank stare

lotus... lotusbud21

Okay, seriously!!! Do I think you should be honest with your partner about plastic surgery, yes. But who marries someone, anyone without having seen a photo of them from before you met? A baby pic that the annoying soon-to-be mother-In-law flaunts around? Old high school yearbook photos, perhaps? I am doubtful this story is true, unless the Chinese dont share photos of themselves as a normal part of getting to know you! If she was slick enough to avoid showing him old photos, forever how long they dated, then he is the fool for not finding that suspect. Just sayin!

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