Woman who married herself responds to haters

By Drum Digital
28 January 2015

Yasmin Eleby's marriage to herself went viral on the internet and attract some unsavory comments from internet users. Yasmin is now fighting back.

Yasmin Eleby's marriage to herself went viral on the internet and attract some unsavory comments from internet users. Yasmin is now fighting back and telling hater to leave her alone.

40-year-old Yasmin held a ceremony on her birthday and stood at the alter and made a commitment to herself. She has been labelled bitter and confused.

She had this to say about the backlash: "The ceremony is not about me being bitter for not having a man. It wasn’t like, “OK, I’m upset that I’m 40 and don’t have a man.” I wanted to show myself my self-love, my self-worth and my self-respect. It was always about me loving me. When God sends me my husband, he will come, but until then, I’m OK with it just being with me."

Speaking to theroot.com she said the whole thing has been blown out of proportion.

She said: "From the few comments that I’ve read, they’re trying to paint me as crazy or bitter about not having a husband, and that is so not the case. I’m not bitter, I‘m not crazy. I’m just a fun-loving unique individual, and I just wanted to do something special and different. "

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