The Abandoned Husband Dominates - Chapter 3
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
In the mountain villa area of Orlando, at ten o’clock the following morning.
It was the 80th birthday celebration of the elderly matriarch of the Camdens. The birthday banquet would be held at the best hotel in Orlando.
Prior to the celebration, Old Mrs. Camden had asked everyone to gather at the villa where she lived.
“Happy birthday, Grandma!”
“Mom, I wish you longevity and live to the age of 200!”
There was a large group of people in the villa, and they were all the children and grandchildren of Old Mrs. Camden.
Old Mrs. Camden had two sons, the elder being Herman Camden and the younger being Benedict Camden, who was also Hailey’s father.
Herman had a son named Drew and a daughter named Elle, both of whom were about the same age as Hailey.
Old Mrs. Camden held the power to make decisions for the family business and had the final say on the assets, which were worth more than one hundred million dollars.
Thus, Herman and Benedict were trying their best to please Old Mrs. Camden and get into her good books, so that they would receive a greater share of the inheritance.
Old Mrs. Camden sat in the middle of the living room on a mahogany chair worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, holding a poodle and looking at the gifts she had received from her children and grandchildren. She nodded happily as she listened to their birthday wishes.
Suddenly, she saw a pile of poop excreted by the poodle under the chair.
“Where is that good-for-nothing son-in-law?” Old Mrs. Camden asked. “Get him here to clean this up.”
The good-for-nothing son-in-law who Old Mrs. Camden referred to was Jordan.
Jordan had been picking up the poodle’s feces for the past three years.
Herman looked at the room and remarked in puzzlement, “Huh? That good-for-nothing Jordan seems to be absent.”
Old Mrs. Camden got furious. “What? It’s my 80th birthday today. How dare he not show up? Hailey, what’s going on?”
Hailey answered respectfully, “He might have gone to work…”
“Work? To deliver takeout? Hahaha, that’s hilarious.” Elle gibed.
Drew began mocking too, “He’s such a disgrace to the Camdens! I ran into him once when I was driving around in my Maserati, but I didn’t even dare to tell my friends that he’s a member of our family!”
Old Mrs. Camden’s eyes burned as she yelled, “Get him to come back here now! He doesn’t know how to follow the basic rules at all!”
When she saw how angry her grandmother had become, she had no choice but to tell the truth.
“Grandma, he didn’t come today because we’re getting a divorce.”
“Divorce? Who gave you permission to get a divorce? Don’t you know that your marriage was decided by your late grandfather?” Old Mrs. Camden rebuked.
Hailey dared not be disrespectful and knelt down on the spot while weeping.
“Grandma, I don’t dare to go against Grandpa’s wishes, but Jordan … he’s too much of a bully!”
Feeling a heartache when she saw Hailey bawling her eyes out, Old Mrs. Camden walked over to help her up.
“Hailey, stop crying, you’re my granddaughter, and he’s just a live-in son-in-law. Tell me how he bullied you. I’ll teach him a lesson on your behalf!”
Hailey wiped the tears that she had forced herself to shed and then said to everyone, “Jordan has an affair with another woman!”
Old Mrs. Camden’s body trembled as she heard Hailey’s accusation. Fortunately, Herman reacted right away and came over to hold her.
Old Mrs. Camden blew her top. “He’s a beast! For the past three years, we let him stay in a luxury apartment and gave him a luxury car to drive, and he didn’t even devote himself to you and stay loyal to you. How dare he get involved in an affair!?”
Hailey chose to play the blame game and falsely accused Jordan of cheating on her. Thus, she was easily able to gain Old Mrs. Camden’s trust.
The reason being Hailey knew how to hide her true colors well and had always acted like a good girl in front of her family.
If not for the fact that he had run into her at the hotel and witnessed everything with his own eyes, Jordan would have continued to think that Hailey was a pure and kind girl, even though she was slightly arrogant.
Hailey’s parents, who had also been deceived by their daughter, scolded Jordan angrily.
In contrast, Herman and his children had the opposite reaction.
Elle gloated, “Hailey, aren’t you known as the number one beauty in Orlando? You’ve got a great figure and a pretty face. Why would you be inferior to other women?”
Elle had an impressive figure. She received more than 100 million likes and more than 10 million fans when her back was revealed in a video on a short clip-sharing platform.
Among all the hosts who chose not to reveal their faces, she was the one with the most fans.
However, her looks were average and too ordinary compared to Hailey. Thus, she always viewed Hailey with jealousy.
Drew smiled and chimed in, “Hailey, don’t blame me for criticizing you, but you have a part to blame. You refused to let him get intimate with you in the three years of your marriage. Even if you’re pretty, it’s pointless if he can’t have you. No wonder Jordan has an affair, hahaha.”
At this point, Hailey’s mother, Sylvie, stood up for her.
“Drew, that’s wrong of you. Hailey’s status is superior to Jordan’s. If she had consummated her marriage with that good-for-nothing, wouldn’t it be an insult to her? It would mar her body too.”
Drew humphed in disdain. “You guys are just thinking of keeping her chaste so that she can marry a rich man after finding an opportunity to get rid of Jordan, aren’t you?”
Sylvie said, “You…”
“Enough, stop arguing!” Old Mrs. Camden hollered. “Even if Hailey is like that, he has no reason to have an affair! What does he take our family for? Get that beast to come here now. I have to punish him with the family rules!”