In a recent Reddit post, a user’s journey into genealogy through a DNA testing kit took an unexpected turn, revealing a surprising and potentially challenging truth about his fiancé. As they planned their dream wedding, this innocent curiosity led to a life-altering revelation that would test their relationship in unexpected ways.
He Wanted to Check Their Family History
As Ben and his fiancé were planning their dream wedding, he decided to delve into the world of genealogy, keen to learn more about their respective family histories.
The DNA Kit
While browsing the Ancestry.com website, Ben came across a tempting promotion for DNA testing kits.
Intrigued by the opportunity to uncover more about their ancestry, he purchased a kit for his soon-to-be husband.
A Life-Changing Discovery
What he didn’t anticipate was that this simple act of curiosity would turn their world upside down.
They Were Related
Upon receiving the DNA results, Ben was met with an unsettling sight in the “view DNA matches” section – his picture appeared as a close relative.
The shocking truth was revealed: they were third cousins.
He Was Shocked
The revelation plunged them into confusion and uncertainty, stirring a blend of emotions that Ben openly discussed with his fiancé
They Loved Each Other
He said their love for each other was unwavering, and the fact that they were both gay and had no intentions of having children together provided some reassurance.
He Felt Uncomfortable
But Ben felt that being third cousins felt uncomfortably close, even though their relationship had no biological risk.
They Were Jewish
Ben also shared that they were Jewish and aware that their gene pools were already relatively shallow due to shared ancestry within their community.
Third Cousins Are Pretty Distant…
Ben took to Reddit to ask for thoughts. One Reddit user wrote, “It’s nothing. Third cousins are pretty distant: it means you share one set of great-great-grandparents! Even marriage between first cousins is legal in over half of US states.”
It’s Not a Problem
Another user wrote, “Eh, I feel like it’s fine. Not trying to invalidate the surprise of it or anything, but I don’t see why it should stop you. Maybe this is an unpopular opinion.”
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