This Story of Two Women Joining Forces to Catch Their Cheating Husbands Is 100% Bonkers

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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.

“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.

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.”



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…

Shot Lady’s got a killer sense of humor! Good thing Gum Lady has someone like her at a time like this.

Then Shot Lady did it. She actually mentioned Grace and Frankie.

Apparently, gum lady doesn’t like Jane Fonda very much. And after this experience, she might need a minute before she watches a show detailing pretty much exactly what just went down in her real life.

It seems for a second like this magic eavesdropping session might come to an untimely end. But wait!

Shot Lady is doing everything she can to keep Gum Lady’s spirits high. They’re truly in this together, and it’s actually incredibly touching to witness…via Twitter thread of an overheard conversation, of course. But Shot Lady wasn’t done yet. She had more words of wisdom for Gum Lady…

They’re bonding! They’re bonding! How perfect is that?

Gum Lady: At least my husband’s boyfriend has good taste in women.” Shot Lady: “Yea. You’re pretty okay too. We can do this.” Gum Lady: “You’re right. We can.” And that was it.

“If your names are Jeffrey and Richard and you’re on a ‘business trip’ in Chicago…your wives are coming for you. And they’ve bonded.” Now it ends.