Worst Nightmare: Married Couple Learns They’re Brother And Sister

A Brazilian couple, both of whom were adopted, recently shared the surprise of a lifetime when they learned that they share the same birth mother. Cue the face grimaces and gagging.

Married for seven years with a six-year-old daughter, Adriana and Leandro have both been curious about their biological parents their entire lives. Adriana’s mother left when she was just one year old, and Leandro also knew that his mother fled when he was just a baby. Adriana was then raised by her father, and Leandro by his stepfather. The couple are both from San Paulo, and knew that each of their respective mothers was named Maria, a common enough name for neither of them to think anything of the coincidence.

After years of not knowing who her birth mom was, Adriana linked up with a city radio station, Radio Globo, who tracked down her mom and connected them. It wasn’t until the end of their chat when Maria, Adriana’s mom, mentioned that she also gave birth to a son whom she abandoned as a baby, too … his name is Leandro.

In perhaps the biggest “Oh shit” moment of her entire life, Adriana put two and two together and realized she married her half-brother. She was originally worried she would tell Leandro and he wouldn’t want her anymore, but they’ve since talked about their, um, family business, and are planning 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.”

Welp. There ya go. [Death + Taxes]