“We were both leaving [the conference] on Sunday,” Wright recalled to Del Sol Photography. “So Tyler and I were saying goodbye and I stayed back with some of my friends. I [then] got a text message [from my husband] saying, ‘I want a divorce.’” Incredibly, she wasn’t the only one to receive similarly bad news that day.
While Wright was processing what had happened to her, Tipps was trying to contact his wife back in Oregon – but he failed to get a response. With that in mind, he turned to one of his friends living in the neighborhood, curious as to what was going on. The subsequent response left him crestfallen.