A woman sought to reconnect with her long-lost mother and realized she had married her own brother.
39-year-old Adriana and her husband of seven years, Leandro (37) have a six-year-old daughter and also share the same mother. But in their defense, neither party knew until recently.
The Brazilian married couple were both abandoned by their mother when they were babies. Adriana, a cosmetic salesperson, last saw her mother when she was one. Same with her truck driving husband. He found out when he was eight that the women who he believed to be his birth mom was actually his stepmother. Both were raised by their real fathers and the only similarities the couple knew their mothers had in common was the same name, Maria.
Last month in efforts to be reunited with her mother, the 39-year-old contacted a local radio station, Radio Globo, to ask for help and soon after she got her wish. But we don’t think she bargained for all of it.
The station hosts a show called, ‘The Time Is Now,’ which specializes in finding lost relatives. When the daughter and mother were reconnected, Maria revealed she also had a son who didn’t know her, Leandro.
Upon figuring out that both men were the same Adriana became hysterically upset.
“I don’t believe that you’re telling me this. Leandro is my husband. Now I’m scared to go home and find out that Leandro doesn’t want me any more. I love him so much.”
However after getting over the initial shock, the married couple updated the radio station stating they decided to stay together.
“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. We thought it was funny that both our mothers had the same name, but it is a common name so we just thought it was a coincidence. At first we were really knocked by it all. But we had a family meeting and told everyone that we are going to stay husband and wife, whatever anyone might think. We have so many plans together, nothing’s going to break us up, nothing.”
How crazy is that! If you think you have family issues, just remember this story.
*The radio station changed the names, dates, and locations of those involved to protect the couple’s identity.