OOOOPS! This can create a problem:
A man’s entire world has been flipped upside down after discovering he is actually engaged to his cousin. He explained how he bought his 28-year-old fiancé a DNA testing kit for fun after noticing them on sale for half price.
He thought it would make a fun and interesting gift – but never expected the results to ‘change their lives forever’. Taking to Reddit, the man said: “My fiancé and I are getting married in a few months. We’re extremely happy and in love.
“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.” A few hours ago, on a flight, he got his DNA results back. In the ‘view DNA matches’ section was my picture.
“It says we’re third cousins. His dad, who I guess did a test years ago, came up as well. We don’t know how to feel. We just landed and are now on vacation with a large group.” As they’re a same-sex couple, there’s no concern about this impacting their future children but they’re worried how their families will take it.
“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. I don’t know how to feel or how to process this. Is it insane? Is it no big deal?”
You can read the full story in an article by Paige Freshwater published in the mirror.co.uk web site at: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/us-news/mans-life-flipped-upside-down-30538442