Posted: 7 August, 2014 by Web Girl Sarah

Woman Discovers Husband Is Also Her Brother

Couple have six-year-old daughter.

Tags: Brother, Married, Sister

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Imagine going searching for your long-lost mother – and instead discovering you married your brother. 


That’s what happened to a 39 year old Brazilian woman, Adriana.

Adriana, who was abandoned by her mother when she was just one year old, sought help finding her mother from a local radio station following years of fruitless searching.

The pair were reunited on air this week – but what was meant to bring closure and understanding to Adriana has instead opened up a whole new nightmare.

Live on air her mother revealed she also had a 37 year old son called Leandro. The same name and age as the man who Adriana has been with for seven years and fathered her six year old daughter.  

In the live recording, it becomes clear that it is the same Leandro that she was married to, Adriana is heard weeping uncontrollably: 'I don't believe that you're telling me this. Leandro is my husband,' she sobs.

At the end of the interview she says: 'Now I'm scared to go home and find out that Leandro doesn't want me any more. I love him so much.'

Yesterday the couple, who have never formally married and only "consider themselves married", anonymously told the radio station that they would stay together despite the bombshell.

'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.'

The couple said they don't blame their mother for leaving them, have spoken with her a number of times since and plan to meet up soon. 

Tags: Brother, Married, Sister

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