Angry Rich Woman Ruins Baby’s 1st Birthday Photoshoot Because Family Were "Trampling The Grass"
There are plenty of milestones to look forward to when you're the parent of a baby. You eagerly anticipate your child's first word, their first few steps and, of course, their very first birthday.
First birthday celebrations are particularly interesting because they supposedly exist for the now one-year-old, as a way of commemorating their special day. And yet, we all know damn well they'll never remember it, let alone have any idea of what they are even celebrating.
In light of this, I've always found it pretty amusing the lengths some parents will go to in order to give their child the most "unforgettable" first birthday ever.
When Kylie Jenner's baby Stormi turned one earlier this month, we all watched in disbelief as one tiny child was given the most extra birthday celebration by pretty much any standard.
From the ginormous inflatable replica of the toddler to the live performance from Baby Shark, no one-year-old has ever had a more intricately-planned and executed birthday celebration.
But those of us who are parents of one-year-olds and happen not to have a billion-dollar fortune, still do their best to give their kid a fun day with plenty of sentimental photo opportunities in the process.
Kelyn and Isaiah Allen from Houston, Texas are no different. As we can all agree is totally normal, Kelyn and Isaiah took a series of gorgeous photos of their daughter, Anja on her first birthday.
The doting parents even brought some cute, little props in preparation for the photo shoot - a blanket, a balloon, and some flowers - which they laid down on a path with trees on either side.
It was all perfectly innocent and actually quite sweet, that is until one very enraged woman from the lavish neighbourhood, in which the entirely inoffensive photo shoot was taking place, aggressively confronted the family.
Take a look at the unexpected confrontation here:
The lady walks over to the family barefoot while carrying a Pomeranian, and proceeds to yell at the baby's parents. For some reason, the lady, who has been identified as millionaire socialite Franci Neely, took issue with the fact that the family were using this specific area to take a few innocent photos of their child.
Neely is the ex-wife of Jim Crane, the owner of the Houston Astros baseball team. When the pair divorced back in 2015, she reportedly received a whopping $30 million. With all that fortune, how could you ever be mad at something so trivial?
So livid was she, in fact, that she even took it upon herself to remove the props and then physically assault the baby's father who was filming the incident on his phone.
Neely can be seen trying to knock the phone out of Isaiah's hand all while baby Anja can be heard crying in distress at the situation.
According to ABC 13, Kelyn and Isaiah have filed a police report on the incident. It was later revealed that Neely reacted in this way because she felt photo shoots of this nature were damaging to community property.
She said in a statement to ABC13 that she is "very sorry" for getting upset but that "it’s hard to remain composed when confronted by shouted threats of lawsuits and false, inflammatory accusations."
All in all, there is no denying the fact that Neely behaved absolutely inappropriately. You'd think she might be able to control her anger and disdain in the presence of a small child...