Things got very tricky when this man discovered he’s related to future wife
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After learning that he is related to the potential groom, a man experienced the shock of his life.
Yes, this is the stuff that gives people nightmares.
The guy revealed his secret on Reddit’s Confessions topic, and boy, did he have a doozy for us.
“My fiancé (28m) and I (also 28m) are getting married in a few months. We’re extremely happy and in love,” he began.
However, the man just bought a DNA kit, which revealed devastating news while the pair was planning their wedding.
“I’m super into ancestry and have been building out my tree. I saw a promo on Ancestry.com for a 50 per cent DNA kit, and I bought one for my fiancé,” he said.
“A few hours ago, on a flight, he got his DNA results back. In the ‘view DNA matches’ section was my picture.”
Yikes, that’s never good.
“It says we’re third cousins. His dad, who I guess did a test years ago, came up as well,” the man continued.
The man said he now feels conflicted.
“We don’t know how to feel. We just landed and are now on vacation with a large group,” he added.
“On one hand, we’re gay, so there’s no concern over having babies. We’re also both Jewish, and I know our gene pools are already shallow.
“But third cousins? That is a little too close for comfort. There’s no scenario where we’d break up or anything, but I just feel so so weird about it.
“He doesn’t want to tell anyone or talk about it now, but I needed to get this off my chest. I don’t know how to feel or how to process this. Is it insane? Is it no big deal?”
Many commenters argued that it wasn’t worthwhile to end the relationship.
One user wrote: “It’s no big deal. First cousins would be creepy, but third cousins are ok IMO. Since there will be no kids there’s really no reason not to continue with your relationship. It’s not incest.”
Another said: “There is a reason why you have no idea who is your 3rd cousin. I hope you will be happy! (and if someone being mean about it, just tell them it’s a royal thing, they can not understand, poor minions).”
I mean, that’s one way to spin it.
While a third said: “Eh I feel like it’s fine. Not trying to invalidate the surprise of it or anything, but I don’t see why it should stop you. Maybe this is an unpopular opinion.”
Parent’s 33-Year Marriage Destroyed By Son’s DNA Test
One test revealed all.
ever wondered about your own ancestry? Well what started as an innocuous DNA test unleashed a tempest of shocking revelations that toppled a 33-year-old marriage, forever changing the course of one man’s life.
While looking into his family history an anonymous man snagged a DNA test during an online bargain hunt which became the catalyst for a rollercoaster ride through his own tangled family tree.
The explosive confession landed on Reddit, courtesy of the user known as @throwmeaway29305, who bared it all in a riveting thread that would leave readers on the edge of their seats.
Driven by curiosity about his ancestral heritage, the man bought a test for both himself and one for his dad – what could possibly go wrong? Little did they know that their quest for knowledge would send shockwaves through their entire family.
When the results finally came in, the discrepancies were nothing short of staggering. Father and son, once believed to be related were now faced with the chilling reality that their ancestry didn’t align. The revelation was a bombshell that neither son or father was expecting and sent ripples through the parent’s marriage that had spanned more than three decades.
In a daring confrontation, our hero confronted his mother with the truth, revealing that she had harbored this earth-shattering secret all along and had never wanted to tell either the husband or the son. After 33 years together the dad asked for a divorce and the relationship was over.
BUT it doesn’t end there. The test revealed the existence of the Reddit user’s real father on a database, along with the astonishing revelation of a possible half-sibling sharing a staggering 26.3% of their DNA.
Companies like Ancestry advertise these kits with special Father’s Day discounts, blissfully unaware of the storm they may be unleashing in unsuspecting households and it seems these harrowing tales of familial revelations have become all too common in an era marked by the rising popularity of online DNA testing kits.