Woman looking for mother finds out she is married to her own brother

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A Brazilian woman on a quest to find her mother discovered along the way she is actually married to her brother.

The couple learned the truth on a radio show called “The Time Is Now.”

The show states it brings long lost relatives back together.

According to the Daily Mail, 39-year-old Adriana and 37-year-old Leandro met seven years ago and have a 6-year-old daughter.

Adriana and Leandro were given up as babies.

Each has been searching for Maria, their birth mother, for their whole lives.

The Daily Mail said Adriana went on the show thinking she was going to meet her mom.

She learned her mother also gave up a baby with the same first name as her husband.

Translation of part of the Radio Globo interview:

Mother, you had other children besides me?” He said.
Yes,  had the Leandro,’ but it was with another man, was not his father,” Maria said.
Upon hearing the story of her mother, Adriana got desperate and started to cry compulsively.
I do not believe you’re telling me this. Leandro is my husband,” she said.

Adriana said, “Only death is going to separate us. All this happened because God wanted it to happen. Of course it would have been different if we had known all this before, but we didn’t and we fell in love.”

Radio Globo reported Adriana said she suspected something after seeing one of her husband’s two birth certificates.

Their mothers had the same name, Maria.

She said she thought it was just a coincidence and hoped the reunion would put her fears to rest.

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  • Laura Speasmaker

    What a way to sensationalize. Where is the DNA testing? All of the hispanic/latino names involved are very, very common. Why is not mentioned she is married to her HALF brother rather than just her brother. While finding out you are married to a sibling is shocking, knowing that he has other DNA on his paternal side helps to perhaps offset chances of genetic disorders in their grandchildren as these things will appear in further generations.

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