Mia Khalifa Brags About Her 2 Divorces And Claims That Marriage Is Just "Paperwork"

She claims that the real "cool girl" thing to do is get divorced before 30 years old, encouraging women to leave their marriage if they aren't totally happy with their husband.

By Gina Florio3 min read
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Mia Khalifa is a Lebanese-American media personality, social media influencer, and former adult film actress who still runs her own OnlyFans account. Born on February 10, 1993, in Beirut, Lebanon, she moved to the United States in 2000. Khalifa gained international fame in the pornography industry in 2014, and within a few months, she became one of the most well-known figures in the industry.

Her fame, however, was not without controversy. Khalifa's appearance in adult films wearing a hijab, a traditional Islamic headscarf, sparked outrage and drew criticism from many, particularly in the Middle East. The backlash became so intense that she even received death threats. After a brief but highly successful career in adult entertainment, Khalifa left the industry in 2015. Since then, Khalifa has leveraged her fame to build a career in social media and mainstream entertainment. She has been involved in various business ventures, including collaborations with brands and appearances on sports and pop culture shows.

Mia Khalifa Brags About Her Two Divorces and Claims That Marriage Is Just "Paperwork"

On TikTok, Khalifa made a stitch with a video about a "cool girl" engagement ring. She says that the real "cool girl" thing to do is to get divorced before 30. Someone commented on her video and agreed, adding that she was married at 18 and divorced at 30. Khalifa responded to that comment and went on a rant about her own experience with marriage and divorce, essentially bragging about the fact that she went through two marriages before she turned 30.

"Married at 18, divorced at 21. Second marriage: married at 25, divorced at 28," she says. "Third engagement: engaged at 29, ended it at 30, but I kept the ring."

She called herself "Tom Brady at this game" of marriage and divorce statistics. Then she explained why there is nothing special about marriage, encouraging women to leave the marriage if they feel like it's just not working for them anymore.

"We should not be afraid to leave these men. We are not stuck with these people," she continues. "Marriage is not a sanctimonious thing. It is paperwork. It's a commitment you make to someone."

"But if you feel like you're not getting anything from that commitment and you're trying, you gotta go. You gotta go!" she says. "You have to go."

She says it might be annoying to do the paperwork and make the appointments, but this is your life, and you can't let yourself "be stuck with someone." In a follow-up video, she conceded that divorce is harder when you have children, but she still encouraged wives to leave their husbands.

"Of course, it's not that easy if you have kids, but what do you want to teach your kids? Do you want to teach to put up with things simply for the betterment of someone else? And at the end of the day, is it for the betterment of your children if you're unhappy?" she suggests.

Many of her followers agreed with her and said she makes a lot of sense. They praised her for pointing out that an unhappy marriage is worse than divorce. No matter what kind of praise Khalifa gets online, though, she highlights everything that is wrong with the modern take on marriage.

Marriage has turned into a modern self-growth model that involves a husband who is supposed to make you happy and help you achieve a kind of enlightenment in your life. And if you're not content with what your husband is giving you in terms of emotional "growth," you have every right to leave him. This is a stark difference from what the institution of marriage was created to be: a lifelong commitment with a person that allows you to build a family, give back to society, and build a legacy that you will leave for future generations. Marriage is meant to be difficult. It's supposed to be the place where you sacrifice and give your all, but that's actually what brings happiness at the end of the day because that's what brings fulfillment and meaning. Today, marriage has been cheapened into "paperwork," as Khalifa calls it. She said the quiet part out loud: Marriage doesn't mean anything these days to most women, which is why the divorce rates are so high and so many children grow up in broken homes.

Entrepreneur and motivational speaker Tony Robbins likes to say that relationships, including and especially marriage, should be a place where you go to give, not to get. If both people approach marriage this way, it will never end. But modern marriage has taken an entirely selfish form. It's approached as something that is supposed to make women feel better about themselves. No wonder it fails so miserably for so many people, including Khalifa.

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