Now, much like the mom who accidentally recorded the exact moment that changed her entire marriage, Heather’s photographs are going viral.
“Getting your wedding photos back and [you] notice something,” Heather’s video begins.
As she scrolls through the wedding photos, nothing seems strange about them — until she reaches the group shot with her, the groom and their respective parties.
Upon looking closely at the groom, she sees a hand on his arm — and later, that same hand clasping his own. “Guess I’m getting a sister wife,” she jokes, referring to the polygamist term for a woman married to one’s husband.
Despite her tongue-in-cheek response to the photos, Heather clarified in the video’s caption that the bridesmaid in question, Shirls, was simply nervous, unstable in her heels and had had a bit too much wine.
However, TikTokers didn’t buy this explanation.
“The whole thing seems off. Her over indulgence in wine didn’t cause his facial expression,” one user wrote.
“I would be getting a new husband and friend/sister,” commented another user.
“I simply would’ve lost it,” wrote another.
“Did she not get the memo that she was not the bride?!!!!!” one user wrote.
In a follow-up video, this time featuring her husband, Travis, the couple explains that the bridesmaid is just a friend, and that she simply lost her balance when the wedding photographer asked the group to strike a silly pose.
“Sorry to disappoint everybody who wanted me to be a cheater and the bridesmaid-to-be a home wrecker. That is not actually what happened,” Travis says to the camera.
However, TikTok was still not convinced.
“That still doesn’t explain the first pose when she’s holding his arm 😂😂😂😂,” commented one user.
“She’s sleeping with him girl tag me when you find out,” one user wrote.
“She’s Working Her Way Into Your Spot,” commented another.
“Waiting for the divorce announcement,” wrote one user.
“I’m sorry sis, your wedding looks absolutely beautiful but he is a LIAR. I’ve been hurt enough to tell the difference unfortunately,” shared another.
In an effort to prove to TikToker viewers what actually happened during the photo shoot, Heather later uploaded a video from the shoot.
“She did lose her balance, she didn’t touch his crotch, they were listening to the photographer. TikTok made it go viral, we are still laughing at the commentary,” her caption read.
In The Know by Yahoo! reached out to Heather for comment on her viral experience — and to ask what advice she might have for other TikTokers. “You certainly have to be secure in yourself and not let what people say affect you,” Heather wrote. “The internet can be a cruel place.”
As for her marriage to Travis, their relationship is as strong as ever — contrary to popular TikTok belief. “Trav and I have been together since 2015,” Heather explained. “This is and continues to be a wild ride, we look forward to sharing more with our new followers in the future. 2022 was definitely for the books!”