Have you watched the Netflix show Grace and Frankie, starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin? Well, you should, because apparently, this real life story is based on that show. No, not the other way around. The show centers around Fonda and Tomlin — Grace and Frankie — who move in together after learning that their husbands, who've been business partners for years, were actually gay and in love with each other. It's hilarious and heartwarming and everything in between. Life is now imitating art, and we got to witness the whole thing thanks to one Twitter user. This woman documented a conversation she overheard in an airport between two women who were meeting for the first time to go catch their husbands, who they believed were sleeping together. Shockingly, this has nothing to do with the show. It's just happenstance! It's actually incredible — these women prove themselves to be such rich, strong characters, and while it's a tough story, it's also a testament to the resilience and strength of women as they bond together.
Filmmaker and writer BJ Colangelo struck gold when she sat down at the airport bar to wait for her flight.
“There are two women next to me at the airport bar who are flying cross-country to ambush their husbands they think are sleeping together,” her thread begins.
We know what you’re thinking. Yes, it’s exactly like Grace and Frankie.
The only thing different from the plot of the show is that these women hadn't met until the moment Colangelo witnessed at the airport bar.
One of the women had “an extreme couponer’s amount of gum in her purse.” Later in the thread, Colangelo started calling her “Gum Lady.”
Eavesdropping is not encouraged, of course, unless it's a story as incredible as this one.
It's heartbreaking, of course...that is, until the two women start doing shots.
Of course, the woman who ordered the shots became “Shot Lady.”
“My daughter’s boyfriend thought my husband was gay,” Shot Lady said.
Oh, it only gets better…