Internet hysteria as ‘WW2 Era Secret’ reveals that the man is linked to his wife

The Internet saw a field day after a man found out that his mother and mother-in-law were actually half-sisters, and he was related to his wife, after taking his wife’s DNA test as a gift.

Grouping family trees together and working on your legacy has grown in popularity over the past few years, propelled by home groups like 23andMe and AncestryDNA.

A 2020 study published in the US National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine, titled “Genetic testing: What is it and why is it important?” He said 26 million people around the world have participated in genetic testing at home.

While the study aims to discover a person’s origin, the study noted that the findings are also used “beyond their original purpose,” including in health care and criminal settings.

Another feature of the groups is to connect you with your relatives, who also took the test, with 23andMe which explains its DNA kin feature “can identify relatives on any branch of your family tree”.

But for one man, that took an unexpected turn when he discovered that his mother and mother-in-law were half-sisters, implying that he was in fact related to his wife.

The pair shared the incredible anecdote to Reddit’s Today forum IF *****Up, under the username PM_MeMyPassword, and also explained that he and his wife went to high school together in the same “small town”.

He explained that during their marriage, they did not have any children together, but they had three children from previous relationships.

He explained that he got his wife’s kit because she and her sister wanted to learn more about their European roots. The results came back, and with the genetic make-up, I began to associate them with other relatives.

“When their results were published, I started to form family ties which included my mother, my oldest son, my uncle etc.

“Mother-in-law comes into the room and they ask her how we can be related. Her mother started crying and said that when she was very young she heard someone say ‘Tom’ is not your father, ‘Jimmy.'”

“Her mother of the older generation says she got it out of her mind and convinced herself that it was just a rumor,” he said.

He immediately asked his mother about the rumor, and about his horror, he continued: “I called my mother and asked if she had heard a rumor that her father could be my mother’s father too. She was silent for a moment and said yes she did and he thought that her mother was also true and that her father ( My grandfather) was a known cheater/womanizer.

“We’re digging deeper into the info on 23andMe and it literally says that my wife and my oldest son share a great grandfather. Many of us are now auditioning on the same platform but it seems like the WWII-era mystery has come to light.”

After blasting the post, and amassing over 34,000 votes, he shared some edits to clarify the situation.

He said, “The wife is undergoing a DNA test, she discovers a decades-old secret, it turns out that I married my first cousin. It seems that my mother, my mother and my wife are from a half-sister. At first the wife was laughing about it but I’m afraid that the truth of the matter has happened to her.” Personally I think it reads quite a bit.”

He confirmed that they would stay together, saying, “Yeah, we’re very much in love and we’re going to stay that way. Although we probably won’t share this information with a lot of other people…I think we’ll stay in the family.”

During the comments, he joked, “We’re in our mid-40s, we’re not going to have kids anymore. Especially now. That’s if one day you decide to have sex with me again.”

“What bothers me the most is that both nations knew there was a possibility but didn’t say anything.

“Well, at least our kids are from the first marriage. It’s just so weird we have the same grandfather.”

“Damn your family tree is a wreath,” Nopenotgonnadoit284 joked.

BeardlessPete wrote: “Well, when do you think you two will take the Iron Throne?”

Danieljc81 said: “From the words of the wise Clitus from The Simpsons, “If God didn’t want us to marry our cousins ​​why did he make them look good?”

NadlesKVs commented: “What are you doing first half step cousin?!”

HangryBeaver noted, “Go back far enough and we’re all connected in some way!”

Weltallgaia advised: “Tell her you can’t untie your cousin, so there’s no point in changing anything.”

UnwariestPie52 added: “I bet this is more common than people think, with how small towns and everything there are.”

23andMe explains more about their DNA Kin feature online, saying, “Kinds are identified by comparing your DNA with that of other 23andMe members who share the DNA Kin feature.

“When two people are found to have an identical piece of DNA, it is very likely that they share a recent common ancestor. DNA relatives use the length and number of these identical fragments to predict the relationship between genetic relatives.

“The long stretches of identical DNA generally indicate a recent common ancestor and therefore a close relationship.”

NEWSWEEK I reached out to PM_MeMyPassword for a comment.

File photo from family snapshots.
File photo from family snapshots. A man discovered due to a DNA test that he is related to his wife.
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