People file for divorce for a multitude of reasons -- emotional disconnect, extramarital affairs and irreconcilable differences, to name a few. But one British woman has decided to leave her husband because of something much more specific: his refusal to recreate sex scenes from the S&M erotica, "Fifty Shades of Grey."
A 41-year-old British banker reportedly filed for divorce from her husband after he refused to play out sex scenes from the novel in their marital bedroom, The Sun reported.
"Fifty Shades of Grey" includes S&M, bondage and other kinky sexual activities. The British woman allegedly hoped the role play would rev up her husband's lacking libido.
"The woman had been reading the book and wanted to spice up her love life," the woman's attorney, Amanda McAlister, told the Daily Mail. "She thought their sex life had hit a rut –- he never remembered Valentine's Day and he never complimented her on her appearance. So she bought sexy underwear in an attempt to get her husband more involved. She said, 'Let's make things more interesting.' But when he still didn't take any notice she told him he had a boring attitude to sex and she was fed up."
When her husband went "ballistic" and refused to participate in her "Fifty Shades" fantasy, she filed for divorce, according to the Daily Mail.
The "Fifty Shades" divorce case is currently going to the British High Court, according to the Mirror. The woman's husband has reportedly admitted to “unreasonable behavior," one of the five grounds for divorce under English law, so the split can be approved quickly.
"Fifty Shades of Grey," written by E.L. James, tells the story of billionaire and S&M aficionado Christian Grey and inexperienced college student, Anastasia Steele. The smash-hit "mommy porn" series has sold more than 40 million copies worldwide, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Click through the slideshow below for other strange-but-true divorce cases:
A young Italian groom was so unready to leave his mother's side, he brought her on his honeymoon in January 2012. His unimpressed bride asked for a divorce three weeks later.
One German woman put up with her neatfreak husband's love of household chores for 15 years until finally divorcing him in April 2009. The last straw? His decision to knock down and rebuild a wall in their home because it was dirty.
One woman got married at age 30, but told her husband she was just 24. Ten years into their marriage, in November 2007, he found out about the lie and asked for a divorce.
What would you do if your pet bird started to say things like "divorce" or "be patient"? In June 2001, those phrases proved to one woman that her husband had been unfaithful -- and that was grounds for divorce.
Size mattered too much for this man. His wife split in 2008 after a prosthetic penis extension snapped off during sex.
Would you divorce your spouse over a 60-year-old affair? In December 2011, a 99-year-old Italian man filed to do just that after discovering a love letters his 96-year-old wife had written to her lover in the 1940s. The breakup made the couple the world's oldest divorcees.
A Frenchwoman filed to divorce her husband after two decades together, citing their lack of sex as the cause. Adding insult to injury, in September 2011, a judge ordered the man to pay his ex $14,000 as compensation for failing to make the grade in the sack.