Bride arrested for abusing husband

Love often doesn’t last, but rarely does it go foul as quickly as it did with a Florida bride accused of abusing her husband.

How many honeymoons involve handcuffs AND police?

How many honeymoons involve handcuffs AND police?

Bernadette Catan-Keeler, 30, was charged with domestic violence battery after her new hubby told police she bit him at a hotel and then later at their home in Lighthouse Point, Fla., the Orlando Sentinel reports.

Where did love go wrong? According to the article, the newlyweds were at their reception at a Ft. Lauderdale club Saturday night when the groom, Mike Keeler, spotted his  wife dancing with another man.

Keeler told police he went to their honeymoon suite at the W hotel, followed shortly by his wife, who was allegedly drunk. Catan-Keeler allegedly got into a scrum with her husband, biting him.

Mike Keeler retreated to their home, but she again followed him and ripped off his shirt, threw water and bit him, which may be some sort of mating ritual I’ve not heard about.

She was carted off to jail on domestic violence charges. Her husband pleaded for leniency before a judge, saying his wife may have been partying with “a substance” that altered her state of mind.

Broward County Judge John “Jay” Hurley set bond at $4,500 and ordered Catan-Keeler to stay away from alcohol and her husband, according to the Sentinel article.

“For newlyweds, this is not starting things off on the right foot, for sure,” Hurley said in the Sentinel. “I hope this is a small bump in the road and you two can iron it all out and have a nice long life together.”

Or, look for another judge to grant an annulment. Your call, Mr. Keeler.

42 comments Add your comment

INDI

June 22nd, 2011
12:38 pm

It only takes one time to know if someone is abusive or not. Regardless of the fact that she is a woman the signs are there GET OUT WHILE YOU CAN! DON’T BECOME A VICTIM FOR NOONE!

kevin

June 22nd, 2011
12:54 pm

INDI,

Jump the gun, much? Relax. This could easily be a one-time alcohol infused moment. One instance of abuse does not mean one is an abuser. That’s absurd.

JRHD

June 22nd, 2011
1:01 pm

If it walks like a duck and it quacks like a duck then it is a duck. People don’t just become violent because they have been drinking. Alcohol makes mean people meaner. I say if he is going to keep her then he needs to keep the liquor locked up tight.

James

June 22nd, 2011
1:07 pm

Hmmmm, based on the description…. there are a LOT of people that would simply consider that foreplay. Nothing described sounds like abuse…. but maybe that’s just MY interpretation.

WAR EAGLE

June 22nd, 2011
1:13 pm

get an annulment and stay single! Plenty of women that don’t want that marriage noose around them either!

Timmy

June 22nd, 2011
1:16 pm

He just really needs to show her five across the face, that will end all this and put her in her proper place.

Now how many of y’all can’t take a joke and will give me holy hell?

Marv Allbert

June 22nd, 2011
1:17 pm

Can I have her phone number?

Samuel

June 22nd, 2011
1:18 pm

I’d hit it, literally and figuratively

Anthony Weiner

June 22nd, 2011
1:19 pm

Do you have contact info for this young lady?

JT

June 22nd, 2011
1:19 pm

Kevin, with all due respect, you obviously don’t know what the hell you’re talking about. You sound like an abused spouse in denial…they beat your azz once, they’re going to beat it again. And that’s been proven….and James, if that’s all you had to say…..save it next time!

J-ROD

June 22nd, 2011
1:20 pm

sounds like he’s not so innocent.. she’s dancing with someone else at her wedding party.. big deal!

Big John

June 22nd, 2011
1:20 pm

I usually pay for that type of experience

Thom

June 22nd, 2011
1:21 pm

J-ROD, get a f***ing life

Robert

June 22nd, 2011
1:24 pm

What type of sissy would let his woman beat him? Dude needs to grow a pair, or borrow a pair from her.

KBG

June 22nd, 2011
1:26 pm

MY question is….what type of soft azz man calls the cops over a daggone bite?! O_o

Really?! Come on Son!

KBG

June 22nd, 2011
1:26 pm

@ Robert- Great minds think alike!

Really Dude?!

Gator Nation

June 22nd, 2011
1:27 pm

Ted

June 22nd, 2011
1:29 pm

You know what you tell a woman with two black eyes? Nothing…you already told her TWICE.

Baddabing

June 22nd, 2011
1:45 pm

Those wacky kids. For a minute there I thought we had a Lorraine Bobbit…ish redeaux.

Clay

June 22nd, 2011
1:50 pm

pebblebeach

June 22nd, 2011
1:55 pm

He needs to walk NOW…no ifs ands or buts, if not, she will continue to whip his azz for the rest of his life…

kristin

June 22nd, 2011
2:01 pm

Classy wedding!!! Nothing like spending thousands of dollars to get completely trashed and rub up on some guests. Oh then assualt your new husband when he has an issue with your performance on the dance floor.

sha

June 22nd, 2011
2:08 pm

Let’s switch it James Brown “This is a Women’s World” we are know longer putting up with BS. LOL just kidding… violence on any level is not acceptable.

Men only

June 22nd, 2011
2:22 pm

If it was a man you wouldn’t be telling her to “One instance of abuse does not mean one is an abuser. That’s absurd.” you would want his azz locked up.

joe

June 22nd, 2011
2:23 pm

Perhaps he criticized her “dance” after the wedding because it wasn’t as good as her performances on stage at Mons Venus…and that set her off.

Andrew Dice Clay

June 22nd, 2011
2:32 pm

you know why a woman’s feet are smaller than a man’s? so she can stand closer to the sink. ooohh!!

Andrew Dice Clay

June 22nd, 2011
2:33 pm

my girlfriend ask me to buy her a watch. i told her she didn’t need one, there’s a clock on the stove.

ooohh!!

Monroe

June 22nd, 2011
2:34 pm

A 30-year old out of control drunk woman? Sounds like I’m at a Dawgs game. This guy needs to get rid of this loser – and I mean quick.

Bobo

June 22nd, 2011
2:39 pm

I love all these people that are like ‘Once an abuser, always an abuser’. I should push you down the stairs, smash a flowerpot over your face, and stick your fingers, one-by-one, into a pencil sharpener. Maybe your ‘opinion’ would change then.

MeaneyMouse

June 22nd, 2011
2:39 pm

Well just dayyyyuummmmm!! That’s as cold as my ex-wife’s handshake on our honeymoon!!

HEYYYY YOU DANGED WOODCHUCKS. QUIT CHUCKING MY WOOD /(*. .*)\

BIGGUNS

June 22nd, 2011
2:45 pm

Shes hotter than Palin….and about as intelligent.

Brian

June 22nd, 2011
2:47 pm

I only smack women when they ask me.

numbnuts

June 22nd, 2011
4:06 pm

Hey maybe the guy liked being beat lmao or maybe too he deserved it.

BeenThere

June 22nd, 2011
4:07 pm

Looking at her pics she even looks like a beeeeeotch! And one who thinks she’ hotter than she is.

Matt

June 22nd, 2011
5:32 pm

She is uber hot, and can bite me any time, any place…I will take the abuse!

Fang

June 22nd, 2011
7:04 pm

Mike needs to get his bride vaccinated for rabies.

INDI

June 23rd, 2011
4:55 pm

Actions speak louder than words and I think those BITE MARKS have told him all he needs to hear!

tspec

June 24th, 2011
3:17 am

What the $%#& was she doing out of the kitchen?

Anonymous

June 24th, 2011
1:02 pm

JT – you obviously don’t know what the hell YOU’RE talking about. You know nothing about Kevin’s life, nor do you or INDI know anything about the circumstances that surrounded this incident – so therefore making wild accusations that someone is “once an abuser always an abuser” or saying anything about what kind of woman this lady is is definately jumping the gun. You really think you can make accurate assessments of this situation given a brief article and some anonymous comments? Next time, save it.

Michael

June 30th, 2011
9:25 am

She sounds like a spoiled little brat! I believe if she steps in a mans shoes then shes got it comming!

Dave

June 30th, 2011
10:38 am

This guy’s lucky that they are not related to John Wayne Bobbit!

freenow

June 30th, 2011
5:55 pm

note to self: do not date this chick after her husband dumps her.