Divorce can be a difficult time for many families but one California couple decided to celebrate their spilt by throwing a lavish “divorce party”.
Jeff Becerra and Michelle Mahoney have been married for 24 years, but are now official divorced. They threw a party Saturday to celebrate the occasion.
They say it’s not that they’re celebrating the death or end of something, they’re celebrating “the way [they] did it” and that they were able to “keep the friendship that [they] have and keep as much as a family group as [they] can have together.”
Mahoney said “We did a lot of self-examination and realized we had fallen out of love.”
The couple's daughter, Emma Becerra, 18, posted photos from the party on Twitter, and they quickly garnered more than 160,000 likes and over 50,000 re-tweets.
My parents' divorce became official today so they had a divorce party pic.twitter.com/NLbJjsWp8b— Emma Becerra (@_emmabecerra) December 18, 2016
"I didn't feel sad at all," Emma Becerra told "GMA," of her parents' separation.
"I just thought it was fun," Emma Becerra added of the party. "People that know them understand that this is something they would totally do."
Becerra and Mahoney said that the split was amicable, and they did not fight over who would keep the things that they owned as a couple.
"We figured out that we didn't care about the stuff," Becerra said.
"It’s just things," Mahoney added. "This girl and her sister, who’s not here, are the most important things to us," she added of her daughters.
The couple exchanged gifts after the divorce -- Becerra gave Mahoney a toaster oven -- and explained what it took to keep their split amicable.
"A lot of work and humility and sacrifice and discussion and careful thought," Mahoney said, while Becerra added, "and professional help."
Despite the civility and mutual respect, the former couple said there was no chance of reconciliation.
"He's super cute," Mahoney said of her ex-husband, "but now available."
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