A South African couple who met and fell in love at university have shockingly discovered they are brother and sister. The couple, who were about to marry, are expecting a child.
Everything seemed perfect for a South African couple who met and fell in love at university five years ago. Engaged, and expecting their first child next month, they had no idea of the shock in store when their single parents met to discuss the marriage arrangements. Their future plans together were shattered when they discovered they were brother and sister.
The couple, whose names have not been disclosed, were innocent of suspicions of incest. Neither party had been aware they had a sibling until their parents met and were forced to tell their children that they were in fact brother and sister.
Following an acrimonious divorce "Their parents separated when the woman was eight months old and the man was two years old. The man's father said he dumped his wife in 1983 because she was cheating on him. The girl was raised by her mother, while her brother was raised by her father" (Daily Mail)According to MyFox the children were raised 50 miles apart, the girl in Pienaar and the boy in Bushbuckridge. The girl, now a pregnant woman, said "When I first saw him, we connected," the woman said. "We fell in love and since that day, we never looked back. All we wanted to do was just to have a family and many kids." She went on to say "You can imagine how shocked we were when they broke the news. We are going to have a child together. We do not know what we will tell him when he grows up." The couple have decided to split up and are still trying to come to terms with the shock of their discovery. The man said 'We can't think straight at the moment and will just take everything one step at a time.' The risk of siblings becoming romantically or sexually involved increases each year with the rise in divorce and the lack of regulation governing sperm donation.