TikTok users are sharing the shocking, enraging, and heartbreaking ways that they learned that a significant other was cheating on them.
Mandi Kay Bowles from Oklahoma shared the original clip that kicked off the trend, sharing her own experience of an ex who let a stray hair give him a way.
She then posed the question to others: ‘What was the craziest way you guys found out that someone was cheating on you?’
Story time: TikTok users are sharing the shocking, enraging, and heartbreaking ways that they learned that a significant other was cheating on them
Lame: Mandi Kay Bowles from Oklahoma shared the original clip that kicked off the trend; her ex was wearing a hoodie with a bright pink hair on it that wasn’t hers
Mandi says she was dating a guy two or three years ago who was seeing another girl on the side — and she found out from the other girl’s vividly-dyed hair.
‘I started noticing that his responses to our conversations were not really making sense. As in, he was sending me text messages that he was supposed to be sending to somebody else,’ she said.
‘I called him out on it and he was like, “Ooh, babe, you know I’m random,” blah blah blah, whatever.
‘Then, fast forward, he comes over to my house wearing a hoodie that I’d never seen before. So, when I went to give him a hug, I noticed a very long, hot pink synthetic hair.’
Mandi has an unnatural hair color, too, but hers is orange — so it was very clear that this strand belonged to another woman, but her ex acted like he didn’t know how it got there.
‘Fast forward to, like, February whatever it was, I get a DM from a girl on Facebook that I never heard of, never seen before in my life with a screenshot of their conversation arguing about me, and a picture of him and another b****, saying, “Is this your man too?”
Next up: Mandi’s video has racked up hundreds of thousands of views, and inspired other TikTokers to share their own stories. One was from a man who goes by Coconut Jon
Punch in the gut: He went to a bar with his wife, where another stranger approached him to say she was easy and her husband worked a lot
Mandi’s video has racked up hundreds of thousands of views, and inspired other TikTokers to share their own stories.
One was from a man who goes by Coconut Jon, whose ex-wife may have been seeing several other men while he was at work.
‘I had been working third shift. Whenever I worked third shift, I didn’t see my ex for like two or three weeks,’ he said.
Once, when he had the night off, he and his ex-wife went out to a pool hall for a couple of beers — and a stranger approached him.
‘Dude comes walking over to me and he was like, “Yo, are you here with the blonde?” And I was like, “Yeah, I’m here with her.”
‘He was like, “Cool, so here’s the deal. Her husband works third shift. It’s a little bit of a drive out to her house, but if you play your cards right, you’re not gonna get turned down.
Thrown off guard, he replied, ‘What?’
‘He then proceeded to describe to me what my bedroom looked like,’ Coconut Jon said.
Rough: Courtnie Billingsley said she learned her high school boyfriend was involved with her own brother
Caught! A Starbucks cup with his ex’s name gave this cheater away
Other TikTok users shared more duets with the original video, including Danielle Brown, who recalled how her ex-boyfriend once came home late with a cup from Starbucks.
When he set it down and went upstairs, she looked at the cup — and saw his ex’s name on it.
Her ex-boyfriend tried to claim that it wasn’t his ex’s cup since ‘that’s not even how you spell her name’ — as if Starbucks baristas don’t misspell customers’ names all the time.
Meanwhile, another young woman named Courtnie Billingsley started dating her brother’s best friend when they were freshmen in high school.
They dated for several years, but the boyfriend broke up with her right before junior prom.
She soon learned that it was because her ex-boyfriend and her brother were actually seeing each other.
Cheater everywhere! Dozens of commenters also chimed in to share their stories
Other TikTokers have shared their stories in the comments on Mandi’s video, some on which were saved by BuzzFeed.
‘I was 6 months pregnant and kept going into false labor, turns out doc said I had contracted an STD, the then said I didn’t have when I first went in,’ wrote one.
‘My girlfriend lied to me about working on Valentines,’ wrote another. ‘I tried to surprise her at work with chocolates and her boss told me she requested it off.
‘Used his phone to look something up on Google and his search history was seeing if Gemini and Aquarius are compatible. I’m an Aries,’ read one particularly cringe-worthy story.
‘His 5-year-old daughter told me she was having a new brother,’ said another.
‘One more commenter said that the cheater’s dad told her about his infidelity, while another showed a friend a picture of her boyfriend — and the friend said that he was her sister’s boyfriend, too.
Yikes! The stories are infuriating, upsetting, and just plain sad
‘He received a text from his cousin saying not to worry because her baby was not his. FROM HIS COUSIN,’ wrote yet another.
One phone store employee was repairing another girl’s phone when her own boyfriend text the other girl.
‘I went to a restaurant and int he downstairs function hall, he was having his whole engagement party,’ reported another commenter.
Yet another commenter found out on their fyp (the ‘for you’ page) on TikTok, while one more pulled up next to their ex and the person the ex was cheating with at a stop light.