Rich Man Marries Poor Woman While His Mother Secretly Plans to Get Rid of Her — Story of the Day

Rick, a wealthy man, defies his family by marrying Ada, a poor orphan. They’re blissfully happy raising three children until Rick inherits the family business. Moving to New York, tensions rise as Ada resists living with Rick’s disapproving mother, Frances. Frances, scheming to break them up, falsely accuses Ada of infidelity, leading Rick to confront Ada and demand a divorce. Ada, devastated, reveals the children are his through DNA tests. Rick confronts Frances, who confesses her deception. Ada divorces Rick but secures custody and half the family fortune. Frances, remorseful, seeks forgiveness.