In September, Kelly Knopick became Kelly Stephenson when she married her now-husband Lance.
Kelly described she and her husband as a “small-town couple from Arkansas who have been keeping each other in line for about six years.”
The bride told Love What Matters that because Lance travels a lot for work and she is busy running a boutique called “Too Toned,” they keep their relationship “interesting via text and social media.”
Now, one of their conversations is going viral after Lance posted it on his Facebook.
This particular conversation in question started when Kelly requested that Lance send her $1,000 for his “Wife Service Fee”:
She told Love What Matters that the request was meant to make Lance laugh, but then he responded saying:
We are sorry to inform you that your request for payment has been rejected. Please refer to the following list for better understanding of our decision.
- Husband ate Roman noodles last night for dinner.
- Attention was not given as directed in marriage agreement.
- No booty No money!
We hope you understand our concerns and reasoning behind our decisions for rejecting request. Have a great day. — National Husband Council
Kelly admitted she wasn’t expecting the explanation Lance gave for why he wouldn’t pay the “fee.”
“It was on” after that, Kelly said.
Unhappy with Lance’s response to her request for money, she pretended to change her relationship status on Facebook from “Married” to “It’s Complicated.”
It was then Lance had a change of heart when it came to paying the “Wife Service Fee”:
Upon further review of your request for payment, we have determined that you do meet all requirements. Under marriage law 55L-771, it clearly states “what’s yours is yours, and what’s his is yours” therefore with great joy we are pleased to announce your request has been accepted. Please stand by for payment arrangements! —National Husband Council
Kelly said Lance’s response to her changed relationship status was a “win”:
Due to the fact he decided to cook himself Ramen noodles when I wasn’t feeling well the night before, there was some hilarious truth behind his ‘list.’ But the ‘No booty, no money’ made me laugh out loud.
He signed his denial of my request from the “National Husband Council” so I knew he was serious. I couldn’t let that slide.
But when Lance finally agreed to the money, Kelly faked another notification that said she changed her status back to “Married.”
Lance responded telling his new wife that she “better not have changed anything, woman!”
As Kelly told Dearly, she didn’t really change anything:
I simply wrote the notifications out and sent them to him in messenger. I most definitely didn’t go above and beyond like it seems!
She continued with some advice for other couples out there, both married and otherwise:
I’d recommend keeping a sense of humor. There are so many couples today who have to watch what they say around their (significant other) that they lose themselves and their relationship becomes boring.
What is your secret to keeping your relationship fun?