Woman Learns She Married Her Brother
Brazilian woman hears shocking news on radio show
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 7, 2014 4:30 PM CDT
Updated Aug 10, 2014 10:32 AM CDT

(Newser) – A Brazilian woman got quite the surprise when she went on a radio show this week to reconnect with her long-lost mother, Gawker reports. Adriana, 39, who gave no last name, went on Radio Globo's The Time Is Now (which helps people find lost family members) and talked to her mother for the first time. The big news: Adriana had a brother who'd been given up as a child and raised by a relative, just like Adriana was. Bigger news: His name was Leandro, just like Adriana's husband. The two men, in fact, had the same last name. "I don’t believe that you’re telling me this," said a sobbing Adriana, the Daily Mail reports. "Leandro is my husband." The couple has a 6-year-old daughter.

Adriana was given up at the age of one and raised by her father, according to the show. Her husband Leandro, 37, learned at age 8 that he'd also been abandoned at a young age, then raised by his step-mother. By the time Adriana and Leandro met, each had spent years seeking their birth mother—without knowing it was the same person. "Now I'm scared to go home and find out that Leandro doesn't want me anymore," she said. "I love him so much." But she later said that the pair, who were never legally married, will stay together "whatever anyone might think." Their romantic connection isn't that unusual, according to experts who estimate that up to 50% of such reunions include at least short-term attraction and sometimes sexual obsession, reports an old Guardian article. (Read about twins who reunited after 78 years—a new world record.)

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Jan 17, 2015 11:23 AM CST
Google "xvideo" then enter, "Father daughter" "brother sister" and the results are astonishing. There are things going on in this world that are unbelievable.
Aug 15, 2014 4:56 PM CDT
half brother... the chances of this happening is rising given the disruption of families and modern day mobility of people. I'm 67 and discovered 20 years ago I have 8 half brothers and a half sister out there thanks to my bio dad who "loved having kids" with 3 different wives and thought that made him a super dad - not. He might have thought about things like abandonment and support issues - hello. My heart goes out to Adriana and Leandro. I hope they have what they'll need to overcome the publicity and move on with their lives. Personally, I'd move and change my name and have some genetic studies done to see if it was safe to continue having kids. I wish them and their love child well. As for the Adam and Eve thing... Genetics were pure and perfect with the first of God's creation so there was no danger in reproducing. They lived for hundreds of years. God, in His wisdom, initiated rules to protect His creation when the need arose. If we could view all of His commandments in the same light how different life would be... how different we could be.
Aug 14, 2014 11:09 PM CDT
Moll Flanders, that you?