Gone are the days when divorces used to be an occasion of sorrow and despair.
Although, amicable separation has been a growing phenomenon, with new age couples mutually deciding to part their ways, a recent act in September 2015, by a Canadian couple has given birth to a whole new trend on social media.
The duo Shannon and Chris Neuman posted a picture using the hashtag #divorceselfie which later turned out to be an online sensation.
Shannon had posted on Facebook, "Here's Chris Neuman and I yesterday after filing for divorce! But we're smiling?! Yep, we're kooky like that.
â€œAre we smiling because the partner we chose for forever turned out not to be the forever partner we needed?
"Of course not.
"We're smiling because we have done something extraordinary (we think anyway!) We have respectfully, thoughtfully and honourably ended our marriage in a way that will allow us to go forward as parenting partners for our children, the perfect reason that this always WAS meant to be, so they will never have to choose."
This was followed up instantly with numerous others putting their divorce selfies on Instagram along with Facebook and Twitter.
@SarahRoze_ Lmao His Faceâ€” JP (@DreamChaser_JP) September 28, 2015