Who would have thought that looking through a family album would open a can of worms? Three months after tying the knot with a 68-year-old millionaire, a 24-year-old woman is left in despair after learning that she married her biological grandfather.
The young woman from Florida allegedly met her husband, a lottery winner, through a dating site. Although the two dated, they failed to discuss anything about their families before saying their I do’s.
Three months after their wedding, the couple made a shocking discovery after the young woman flicked through her old husband’s photo album in his home in Golden Beach Miami. The young woman then noticed her biological father in one of the photos.
It was at that moment that the newlywed couple learned that they were related. Apparently, the young woman’s husband is the estranged father of her dad.
“When I saw my father in that photo album, I just felt an overwhelming sense of despair,” the woman said.
But even after learning that she was related to her spouse, the two decided to stick together and make their marriage work.
“I feel our bond is so strong that even something like this is not enough to make us give up,” she said.
In Florida, anyone who “knowingly marries or has sexual intercourse” with a blood relative of “lineal consanguinity” is said to be guilty of committing the crime of incest. Since it is a third-degree felony, persons found guilty of this crime often get heavy fines and short prison sentences.
What is Incest?
Incest is a sexual activity that involves family members or close relatives. Children of parents with incestuous relationships are at greater risk for congenital disorders, developmental and physical disability, as well as death as a result of inbreeding.