The Abandoned Husband Dominates - Chapter 402
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Stefan whispered to Martin, “Dad, it seems like Jordan’s brother treats him very well.”
Martin smiled and nodded, feeling extremely relieved.
Since ancient times, many heirs of wealthy families fought and even killed each other for the throne and assets.
For example, Brad and Alex may be brothers but they wouldn’t even greet each other when they met because they were each trying to take full ownership of the Howards’ assets.
However, Jesse and Jordan were different.
As the eldest son, Jesse actually took the initiative to give the businesses to Jordan, just so that Jordan would be able to hold his head high and not be bullied by the Howards.
Jesse looked at Lauren and said, “Miss Howard, please sign it.”
Lauren was not a money-grubber so it was naturally awkward for her to sign it.
Jordan said to Lauren, “Lauren, since this is a token of goodwill from Jesse and Yumi to us, you can accept it.”
Lauren was not a wishy-washy person. She lifted the pen and signed her name. Afterward, she handed the contract over to someone from the Howards for safekeeping.
There was intense applause in the venue!
“Congratulations, Mr. Howard Sr.! All the bars in the UK now belong to your granddaughter!”
“Haha, I’m flying to the UK the day after tomorrow. Old Howard, if I order two more bottles of whisky, you’re not allowed to charge me!”
Martin thanked, “Thank you all for giving us the honor. You’re welcome to patronize our bars. The Steeles and the Howards will entertain you the best we can!”
Martin was extremely proud and dignified too.
Why had he been so desperate to become in-laws with the Steels over the years?
It was because of this!
The Steeles were doing too well abroad and it was common for the rich to expand their businesses to other countries. Hence, having power abroad is a very important capital!
Now that the Howards and the Steeles were becoming in-laws, the local families would think of the Howards even more highly!
Jesse said to Lauren, “The Steeles have investments in various fields around the world, not just bars. Find some time to go to England with Jordan and meet my grandfather so that you can find out more about our family’s business. When the time comes, take over whatever business you fancy. You don’t need to ask me and Yumi for our opinion.”
Like many Japanese women, Yumi behaved very gently. “Yes, your brother and I don’t feel much about money, just take whatever you like.”
Jesse nodded coolly and said, “Yes, don’t worry about Jamie either. He idles about and has fun all day and night. He might not come home even when it’s time to split the inheritance and assets.”
Hearing this, the guests at the scene were stunned, especially those rich and pretty women who were filled with jealousy that was about to drive them mad!
“My goodness, since Jordan’s brothers don’t want their share of the inheritance, the Steeles’ assets would all belong to Jordan and Lauren!”
“It is said that the Steeles assets amount to hundreds of billions, even trillions! They are the richest family in the world!”
“What? Is that true? Wouldn’t Lauren become the richest woman in the world then!?”
“Ah! Hurry up and suck up to Lauren. She might end up being the first-ever female trillionaire!”
Listening to the crowd’s discussion about Lauren, a beautiful woman’s eyes were deadpan and she was trembling incessantly!
The woman was none other than Hailey!
At this very moment, Hailey suddenly squeezed in, pushed Lauren away, and leaped into Jesse’s arms!
Hailey burst into tears and hugged Jesse tightly.
Although it wasn’t summertime yet, Hailey, who had gotten back in shape, was wearing only a skirt and a top that exposed her arms.
Jesse was dumbfounded, confused as to what was going on.
Seeing that Hailey had leaped towards Jesse, Jordan immediately reached out and grabbed Hailey’s fair and tender arm but he didn’t recall the joy that touching her would bring him in the past. Instead, his heart was full of disdain.
Hauling Hailey out of Jesse’s arms, he questioned her ruthlessly, “Hailey Camden, what are you doing? Don’t touch my brother!”
Jordan knew that Hailey was a promiscuous woman, so he thought that maybe she did it on purpose to get Jesse’s attention so she could be with him!
Jesse froze for a moment and pointed to Hailey. “Jordan, who is this lady…”
Jordan was somewhat ashamed and he introduced, “This is my ex-wife, Hailey Camden.”
Jesse seemed to have a moment of epiphany. He sized Hailey up and felt that she was very pretty. He reckoned that Jordan must have been the one who had chosen her.
Hailey looked at Jesse coquettishly. “Jesse, you and Mrs. Steele are too biased. When I married Jordan three years ago, none of your family members attended our wedding and you didn’t give us a single gift. Today, Jordan and Lauren are getting married, and you guys are giving her a necklace and bars. Why?”
Hailey felt aggrieved, jealous, and resentful!
After all, she had been Jordan’s wife for three years. She felt that she was the one who should have inherited the Steeles’ assets and become the richest woman in the world!
In response, Jesse said to Hailey politely, “Miss Camden, Jordan married you as a trial that our family put him through. If we had given you money, that would have exposed Jordan’s identity. We were not being stingy with you, please understand. If you had passed our family’s test at that time, these assets would now naturally be yours, not Lauren’s.”
Jordan also said to Hailey, “Jesse is right. Hailey, you brought it upon yourself, so don’t blame anyone!”
In the past, Jordan loved Hailey as much as he loved Victoria!
But what did Hailey do to him? She betrayed Jordan time and time again, so how was she qualified to inherit the Steeles’ assets!
Hailey was incredibly indignant. “Who can stand the test of three years? Why didn’t you let Jordan hide his identity and test Miss Howard? I bet if you tested her like you tested me, she would have made a mistake too!”
Lauren was furious. She had long been paying attention to Hailey. In the past three years, she even treated Hailey as herself at one point because of how much they resembled each other.
Because then, she could pretend that she was with Jordan.
When she found out that Hailey had betrayed Jordan, Lauren was even more enraged than Jordan.
‘You didn’t cherish the man I could never get by any means and even toyed with him and betrayed him?’
So when Hailey insulted Lauren, Lauren immediately retorted. “Hailey Camden, don’t be ridiculous! Not every woman is as vain as you are! I will never look down on him because of money, and I will never betray Jordan because of that!”
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As soon as Lauren said that, the crowd at the scene also gradually understood that the groom had gotten a divorce because his ex-wife cheated on him.
This was the Howards’ turf, so Hailey could not say anything to Lauren.
Hence, Hailey ignored her and continued to look at Jesse.
In fact, Hailey actually reached her slender hand out to hold Jesse’s hand.
She said coyly, “Jesse, come over here..”