The “evil mother-in-law” stereotype is one that gets played out a lot in popular culture.
And look, some of us may even have our own experiences where we… haven’t exactly seen eye-to-eye with out partner’s parents. Mothers, specifically.
To some extent we get it – they’re not ready to lose their sons to another woman, blah blah blah.
Usually, it’s not that hard to roll with the punches. We can handle the subtle comment here and there, no worries.
But you’d be hard pressed to find a future mother-in-law more, ahem, unpleasant than Australia’s newest reality TV villain, Fatima, from Bride & Prejudice: Forbidden Weddings.
She’s made no secret of the fact that she does not approve of her son Seyat’s 20-year-old wife-to-be Jess and their impending nuptials. At all.
One: she believes they are too young to marry, and two: it is of her opinion that Jess is “a slutty party girl”.
Last night’s episode of Bride & Prejudice saw the opinionated mother actually resort to a cash bribe in an effort to persuade Jess to call off the wedding.
Yes. It happened.
She actually attempted to hand her a wad of cash ($10,000, to be exact) for her to “disappear” and woah, did this show just become a B-grade Hollywood film?
“You know how you wanted to travel overseas? You still want to travel don’t you?” Fatima asked.
“Well I’m here to offer you $10,000, in cash and a trip overseas all over the world. I’ve got the ticket and the money here for you,” she continued.
“So I would consider you [sic] to take this now and leave Seyat, because you and I know there will be problems. I want you to take this now and leave.”
Tonight, we actually got to see Jess’s response.