Dani Russell, 27, a social media influencer from Sydney, Australia, previously made headlines after catching her husband, Blake, 29, in “the act” during their wedding.
Blake, who is “rugby obsessed”, racked up 11.5 million views and over 500,000 likes on TikTok after being filmed watching a game during their once-in-a-lifetime wedding reception.
In the clip, which was shared with their 587,000 followers, a phone can be seen propped up against their three-tiered wedding cake.
As the camera pans across to the “happy” couple, Blake comments: “The footy’s on” while Dani is shown giving a rather disapproving look.
Since then, they’ve received multiple comments about the viral moment and after announcing her brother’s upcoming wedding, people teased her about the situation repeating.
While she had faith in her husband, this wasn’t very strong, as he was caught once again watching rugby, often referred to as football in Australia, during their wedding reception.
In the clip, which has racked up 97,000 views and 13,000 likes, she shows the previous video before cutting to the present day.
She gives another disapproving look, as the text reads: “I wish I could say things have changed.” Blake is shown watching the rugby intently, with a makeshift phone stand made from the table’s wine cooler.
Users flocked to the comments to share their reactions, with many agreeing with the fanatic’s decision – but others, called for divorce.
“I couldn’t stand that…weddings should be a phone free zone. I’d be beyond pissed,” one viewer commented.
Another person added: “Footy finals.” [sic] “The tradition continues,” someone else said.
Another viewer added: “Mans got his priorities in order.” [sic]
“Have people not learned to not plan weddings during finals?? Problem solved,” someone else said, followed by a laughing face emoji.
“I was less mad, as at least this wasn’t my wedding,” Dani told NeedToKnow.Online.
“But once again, I’m not surprised.
“My other brother was sitting near him and made me swap seats so he could watch it as well.
“I was also the MC at the wedding, so I had to make all the important announcements and speeches – but Blake kept asking me to wait until half-time.
“I ignored him.”
In December 2016, the duo met after swiping right on each other through Tinder and in August 2020, they tied the knot.
She claims her husband is such a “die hard” fan, that he’s never missed a game and his passion continues all-year round.
While she also supports his favourite team, Gold Coast Titans, she drew the line after their wedding – and jokingly, called for divorce.
She said: “I think his obsession will one day lead to our divorce – it’s a joke of course, well for now anyway.
“We had to cancel our wedding three times due to COVID and we didn’t have a choice but to reschedule throughout the football season.
“I’d been planning since we got engaged, but had to rush with last minute plans to do it before the pandemic got worse.
“I wasn’t surprised [that he was watching rugby and I believe his best man actually positioned the phone for him.
“My maid of honour filmed the clip and we found it hilarious, as it looked like I was about to kill him.
“It wasn’t even his favourite team, so it wasn’t really an excuse – but he loves rugby and can’t miss out.”
Dani’s brother, Justin, and his wife, Hazel, are still yet to find out about the wandering watcher – but she thinks they’ll expect nothing less.
She added: “I don’t think they know yet, as we weren’t sitting at a table close to them and they’re currently away on their honeymoon.
“It’ll be funny when they come back, but they probably won’t expect anything less.
“Die hard fans seem to understand and others don’t get why I’m with him.
“I knew before marrying Blake that I wouldn’t be as important as his favourite team – but there’s always hope one day.”