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Billionaire’s wife mocked brides for changing their names straight after their weddings just weeks before she was caught trying to bully someone into giving them her Instagram handle

By Germania Rodriguez and Joe Hutchinson for Dailymail.Com

5:50 p.m. on May 8, 2024, updated at 6:02 p.m. on May 8, 2024



The new wife of a billionaire who tried to intimidate a stranger into handing over his Instagram account once criticized women who immediately change their last name after getting married.

Katherine Asplundh, formerly Driscoll, married Cabot Asplundh, 27, from Pennsylvania’s billionaire family, at a reception in Palm Beach, Fla., two weeks ago.

The budding influencer went viral after she sent an aggressive message to a stranger who shares her married name and asked him to hand over her Instagram account – @katherineasplundh.

But just a few months ago, Katherine shared a TikTok where she made fun of new brides who can’t wait to update their name on social media.

“What quietly bothers me the most is when girls get married and it’s not even 10 minutes after they say their vows and they’re like, ‘Oh! I’m going to my Instagram! Let me change my last name already,” Katherine said in a now-deleted TikTok post.

Just a few months ago, Katherine shared a TikTok where she made fun of new brides who can’t wait to update their name on social media.

She then says she’s “probably going to wait a few months” to change her name.

“I just think it’s a bit much when I see girls change before they even know they’re married, like it’s cool,” Katherine explained wryly.

Despite her talk of new brides, Katherine contacted the owner of her desired IG handle, a woman named Kate, to ask if she could purchase it, a practice that is in direct violation of her terms of service. the platform.

Kate refused and explained how she feared selling the username would “get her banned from Instagram”. This prompted Katherine to launch a tirade of seemingly entitled messages.

Kate, who claims she was initially willing to change her username but decided against it after Katherine got sarcastic, later shared the exchange online.

Kate responds that she uses the account as a secondary account only for close friends and family.
After the woman asks the influencer to report her, she confirms that she and her new husband both reported her.
Asplundh then continues to question the legitimacy of her name, which confirms that she is not American

In the now-viral exchange, Katherine can be seen messaging an anonymous user, presumably Kate, asking if she could buy her Instagram account.

“Hello, I was wondering if I could buy your username from you,” she wrote. “I just got married and under my new name!

Kate replied: “That’s my name too. I just googled it and was told that selling my username would get me banned from Instagram.

But Katherine hit back saying: “I bought my username in the past, actually that’s not true. Celebrities do it all the time, that’s how they all have their nickname as their full name.

“So weird, I didn’t know there was another Asplundh family there. There (is) no Katherine Asplundh in our family.

She then adds: “I see you’re not very active here but you started Instagram in 2018 but changed your username three times? “Can I ask you to change your username once moreover ? »

Kate refused and explained how she feared selling the username would get her “banned from Instagram”.

Kate responds by explaining that the @katherineasplundh account is her so-called “finsta,” a term that refers to a “fake” or secondary account that users create to share content only with close friends and family.

The conversation turns sour, with Katherine seemingly questioning Kate’s identity.

“Actually, I don’t believe your name is Katherine Asplundh, who would make their finsta their real name?” » Katherine wrote.

“I reported you on Instagram and they are able to tell me your real name. I really hope I don’t know you because this is going to be really embarrassing for you.”

Kate asks the influencer to report her, but Katherine confirms that she and her new husband have already done so.

Katherine then continues to question the legitimacy of Kate’s name, alleging that her husband’s family is the only Asplundh in the United States.

Kate confirms she’s not American, to which Katherine responds, “Do you have proof that’s your name?” I would love to see that.

The conversation turns sour, with Katherine seemingly questioning Kate’s identity.
Kate finally tells Asplundh that if she had been nice, she would have considered giving him the account name for free.
Katherine is seen with her bridal party during her recent Florida nuptials

Kate then tells Katherine that if she had been nice, she would have considered giving her the account name for free.

She responds to the influencer saying, “But you weren’t. I reported you for asking me to sell my account and another for harassing me. Have a nice day.’

Speaking to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Kate told the outlet: “I was ready to give him my username.

“I just didn’t want to sell it because that would get me banned. After I responded to him, his messages were sarcastic so I thought, ‘OK, it’s not worth it.’

Cabot’s father, Chris Asplundh, currently serves as CEO of the company.

According to her social media pages, Katherine is originally from New Vernon, New Jersey and studied at the College of Charleston.

His TikTok page, named Lost Etiquette, has over 80,000 followers and over 5.5 million likes on his profile.

The family she married into founded Asplundh Tree Expert, which reported 2021 sales of more than $5.4 billion.

The tree trimming company was founded by three Swedish brothers: Lester, Griffith and Cabot’s great-grandfather, Carl Asplundh.

Cabot’s father, Chris Asplundh, currently serves as CEO of the company.

Katherine and Cabot met in Prague while Katherine was studying on board and connected while growing up on the Jersey Shore, according to their wedding website.

Two years later, Cabot proposed to her in Mantoloking, New Jersey.

Their extravagant wedding registry included a $600 blender and cash donations for their honeymoon in St. Barts, as well as to furnish their home.
The family she married into founded Asplundh Tree Expert, which reported 2021 sales of more than $5.4 billion.
Since then, Asplundh’s social media pages have been filled with comments and she should have taken her page private – before making it public again.

Their extravagant wedding registry included a $600 blender and cash donations for their honeymoon in St. Barts, as well as to furnish their home.

Former Senate candidate and famous surgeon, Dr. Mehmet Oz is part of the family by marriage, his wife Lisa’s grandfather having co-founded the family business in 1928 with his two brothers.

Celebrity fitness expert Tracy Anderson is also married into the family after marrying Chris Asplundh in 2015.

The company, which services trees for electric utilities, municipalities and others, is run by the third generation of Asplundhs and owned by nearly 200 family members, who are collectively worth at least $3 billion , according to Forbes.

Kate, who only told The Inquirer that her name was Katherine J. Asplundh, shared the exchange on Reddit, telling the outlet, “The whole thing seemed silly and ridiculous to me.” I thought they would laugh and that would be it.

His TikTok page, named Lost Etiquette, has over 80,000 followers and over 5.5 million likes on his profile.
The family she married into founded Asplundh Tree Expert, which reported 2021 sales of more than $5.4 billion.
Cabot proposed to her in Mantoloking, New Jersey, two years after they met.

One user commented: “Legitimately insane behavior “I don’t believe that’s your name” HUH?!?!. »

Another posted: “Hey girly’s pivot to letting me see your birth certificate gave me whiplash.”

While another said: “Oh my god this is crazy she married into a billionaire family and acts like they are the only ones allowed to have that last name wtf.”

Since then, Katherine’s social media pages have been filled with comments and she should have taken her page private before making it public again.

In posts about the wedding, Katherine described it as the “best day” of her life, sharing photos of herself in the dress.

The tree trimming company was founded by three Swedish brothers: Lester, Griffith and Cabot’s great-grandfather, Carl Asplundh.
Former Senate candidate and celebrity Dr. Mehmet Oz is family by marriage, with his wife Lisa’s grandfather co-founding the family business in 1928.
Celebrity fitness expert Tracy Anderson is also married into the family after marrying Chris Asplundh in 2015.

According to Instagram, users are prohibited from buying, selling or transferring “any aspect of your account.”

Despite this, an investigation by Vox uncovered an entire economy of people selling and buying names on dedicated online marketplaces.

Social media handles are supposed to be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, but in some cases celebrities have used their influence to adopt these rules.

In 2019, Kevin Keiley of West Sussex claimed that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle took his handle @sussexroyal.

Instagram said the account name being reassigned was because Keiley was inactive.

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