Husband & Wife Make Shocking Discovery: They’re Actually Brother and Sister
By Daniel Gates | 6:36 pm, August 7th, 2014
A husband and wife in Brazil have discovered that they are actually brother and sister.
The shocking story emerged after Adriana and Leandro, who have a six-year-old daughter together, went looking for the mothers who abandoned them as babies — only to realize they were searching for the same woman.
Until recently, both 39-year-old Adriana and 37-year-old Leandro thought that it was just a coincidence their respective birth moms were known as “Maria.”
Adriana was left at the age of one and raised by her father.
Leandro found out when he was eight years old that the woman he believed to be his mother was actually his step-mother.
About a decade ago, the couple met and fell in love after Adriana’s first marriage ended.
Last month, she contacted the Radio Globo, which located Adriana’s mother and arranged for an interview on the show “The Time Is Now.”
At the end of the conversation, the woman revealed that she’d also abandoned a son named Leandro.
After realizing that her long-lost brother was actually her husband, Adriana was understandably shaken.
“Now I’m scared to go home and find out that Leandro doesn’t want me anymore,” she’s quoted as saying on the show. “I love him so much.”
But the couple — which never legally married — intends to stay together.
Adriana explains, “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.”
“At first we were really knocked by it all,” she says. “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 is going to break us up.”
One of those plans?
To meet their mother.
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