Michelle Mahoney and Jeff Becerra were married for more than 20 years and have two daughters together, Rylie, 20, and Emma, 18. On Saturday, the day their divorce was finalized, the California-based duo threw a party with catered food, drinking, and dancing.
In a chat with BuzzFeed, Mahoney said: “I was with my ex for 24 years and we know how to throw a great party.” They organized the bash, in part, to dispel potential discomfort for family and friends and “to help them understand we are the same people, that there should be no awkwardness,” Mahoney said.
“We wanted to divide what we had built together fairly and to keep family first. We felt that we did that and we felt that was a reason to celebrate,” she said. Emma, who described her family as “very funny and sarcastic,” helped her mom plan the event.
The celebration, which took around two months of planning, required all the work of a wedding. When Emma shared photos of the party on Twitter, her tweet went viral and people thought that the celebration looked lit.