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.— BJ Colangelo (@BJ Colangelo)1509477842.0
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 has an extreme couponer's amount of gum in her purse. "You can't yell at someone with bad breath. My dad taught me that."— BJ Colangelo (@BJ Colangelo)1509478020.0
Eavesdropping is not encouraged, of course, unless it's a story as incredible as this one.
"Why can't they be honest? There's no need for cockamamie stories and secrets. I don't care if there gay. I care they lie." 😢— BJ Colangelo (@BJ Colangelo)1509478174.0
It's heartbreaking, of course...that is, until the two women start doing shots.
They've ordered shots. Based on their faces, one woman is a seasoned pro. The other has never had a shot in her entire life.— BJ Colangelo (@BJ Colangelo)1509478327.0
I've never seen a 50+ year old white lady snap gum with this much vigor. Shot lady: "My daughter's boyfriend thought my husband was gay."— BJ Colangelo (@BJ Colangelo)1509478685.0
The shots just kept on coming.
One of the women has a grandson. They're sharing pics of their kids' Halloween costumes. Shot lady: "Our husbands should be Bert and Ernie."— BJ Colangelo (@BJ Colangelo)1509478857.0
"Shot lady is my f***ing hero," Colangelo wrote.
Shot Lady: "There's a Netflix show about this." SHE SAID IT! SHE FUCKING SAID IT. GUM LADY HAS NEVER SEEN IT. HOLY FUCKING SHIT.— BJ Colangelo (@BJ Colangelo)1509479030.0
They're currently laughing at cute animal videos. This is so pure except I know gum lady is gonna cry at any moment.— BJ Colangelo (@BJ Colangelo)1509479214.0
Minor update: The women aren't actually flying cross-country, just to Chicago, which apparently, is a 45-minute flight from wherever they are.
Shot lady wants to go to the terminal. Gum lady wants to finish her wine. I want them to stay with me forever.— BJ Colangelo (@BJ Colangelo)1509479468.0
Gum lady is breathing really heavy. "I'm so glad you still have a sense of humor. I'm struggling to hang on to mine."— BJ Colangelo (@BJ Colangelo)1509479669.0
"Our husbands are f***ing, or we're both insane. Either way, we're going to be okay. I promise," Shot Lady told Gum Lady.
They're cashing out. Gum lady is laughing. Shot lady is holding her hand. I'M GOING TO CRY.— BJ Colangelo (@BJ Colangelo)1509479849.0
They keep pumping each other up:
Shot Lady: "We can do this." Gum Lady: "You're right. We can." Shot lady pounded something dark. They have left me.— BJ Colangelo (@BJ Colangelo)1509480146.0
Real life Grace and Frankie got up and left the airport bar. Colangelo had these final words of warning for the Mr. Shot Lady and Mr. Gum Lady:
https://t.co/ZpYgmy7Mmg— BJ Colangelo (@BJ Colangelo)1509480232.0