Woman Says Doorbell Camera Helped Her Catch Cheating Husband in Video Viewed 5M Times

One woman has claimed to have discovered her husband cheating on her—using footage recorded by a doorbell camera. The saga has gone viral on TikTok, with her first video on the incident, found here, racking up 5.3 million views and over 500,000 likes.

Doorbell cameras have swept the nation over the past several years: it was reported that in December 2020 alone, Amazon sold over 400,000 Ring smart doorbell devices to homeowners. Some may forget, however, that following their installation, doorbell cameras will record anyone and everyone who passes through one's home—even guests who were intended to be kept secret.

In her first video, shared in late October, TikToker Kaylie (@kaylie271) wrote on-screen: "When your husband is too sick to go on the family trip you planned." Meanwhile, she played the footage recorded by her smart doorbell.

The clip, which a timestamp said was recorded just after 10 p.m., shows a man, presumably Kaylie's husband, exiting the residence's front door and standing on the porch. A woman follows him a few moments later and leaves after the two share a kiss.

"So I saw the video when I was away on a trip with our daughter," Kaylie explained in a message to Newsweek. "I called him because at first I just saw an image of two bodies on the porch and said, 'There are two creeps on the front porch go check it out.'"

"Then I went back to watch the footage and saw that it was him and his co-worker," she said. At that point, the TikToker called her husband back and said to him: "You were the creep on the front porch."

Following the initial video, Kaylie posted several follow-ups with additional information. In a post a few days later, for example, she shared grainy footage that appears to show the "mistress sneaking [into]" her house.

"My husband should take most of the blame and responsibility for opening the door to the affair. But this woman walked through it," explained the TikToker in another video mid-November. She added that the alleged mistress "then pretended to be [her] friend and would invite [her] son over for playdates."

In another post from the same day, she told viewers that she will "abso-f**king-lutely" be leaving her husband.

"His reaction to me finding out about the video was to first turn it around on me and all the things I did wrong in his eyes in our relationship," Kaylie elaborated to Newsweek. "He eventually got to a place where he is apologizing but the damage is done."

She added, answering a viewer's question in another video: "He literally kissed her in front of the camera that he installed himself." Apparently, he had "thought it got disconnected," she noted in a comment.

Viewers were left stunned by the saga and flocked to the comments section to offer Kaylie their support.

"Imagine her plane/car ride home," said @bellezabundles. "Just sitting there heartbroken. I want nothing but peace for this poor [woman]."

"I'm so sorry. But everything happens for a reason," added @felixxelias. "What is coming for you is better than what is gone!"

Many more told her to "divorce" her husband.

"Going viral has been a very surreal experience. I don't know what about my video interested everyone because people cheat all the time," said Kaylie. "The majority of people have been very supportive which I really appreciate."

Updated 12/21/2021, 4:22 p.m. ET: This story has been updated with the TikToker's name and a verified video of the incident.

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In October, a woman went viral after saying that she caught her husband cheating by watching footage recorded by her doorbell camera. A smart doorbell featuring a camera on a home in Silver Spring, Maryland. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images