A father has been accused of ‘playing favorites’ after he revealed that he walked one of his daughters down the aisle but refused to do it for her other child.
The father took to Reddit and explained that he has two daughters: 23-year-old Julie and 27-year-old Marie.
Julie is not her biological daughter but he adopted her as his own when he tied the knot with her mother.
“I have two daughters, Marie and Julie. For context, Julie is not my biological daughter, but I married my current wife when Julie was only two, and since her dad was absent I adopted her as my own. I love both my daughters the same,” he wrote.
“This being said, I am closer to Julie since she currently lives with us and we do almost everything together. Marie is closer to her mum, mainly because her mum got full custody of her when we divorced, and she has never lived with me.
“Now, to the main issue.
“Julie got engaged about a year ago and immediately asked me to walk her down the aisle. I of course agreed and have actively helped her with the planning of the wedding, which is scheduled for October 2022.”
He continued: “A couple of weeks ago, Marie asked me to go grab some coffee with her and let me know she’s currently pregnant and will soon get married.
“To be honest, this got me off guard since I didn’t even know she had a boyfriend. She apparently will have quite a fast wedding since she doesn’t want her baby bump to show too much, meaning her wedding will be in three months.
“She says it’ll be a small ceremony and asked me to walk her down the aisle. I felt weird about it since I don’t even know her fiancé and it was all so sudden, so I asked her to let me think about it. It seemed like this answer surprised her but she understood.”
The father said he asked his wife and Julie about what he should do, and they told him to decline Marie’s request because Julie had ‘asked first.’
He then sent a text message to his biological daughter, telling her that he would not be walking her down the aisle.
“I even offered options like getting her mum or step-dad to walk with her. I also reassured her that I’d still be with her there and support her with anything.
“She almost immediately called me crying and telling me how much of a horrible father I am, and how I apparently have always played favorites, which hurt me since it’s simply not true, I love them both. I tried to explain my reasoning but she said it doesn’t matter and doesn’t care about my excuses.”
People on Reddit were quick to slam the dad for his decision, with one person writing: “You are, quite obviously, playing favorites.”
Another wrote: “You should be walking them both down the aisle instead of just picking one over the other. Julie wanting to be the first to be walked down the aisle is frankly a ridiculous request.”
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