One Reddit user discovered a horrible truth a few weeks before marrying her fiancé. She discovered that her fiancé is her half-brother!
The lady met her fiancé through a tabletop roleplay group and developed an instant connection with her fiancé. Both of them were “nerdy, shy and fairly inexperienced in long-term relationships”. After dating for a year, they got engaged. They started cohabiting last month and their wedding is scheduled to be in 6 weeks’ time.
The user described her relationship with her fiancé as being “perfect” and that she “don’t know what [she]’d do without him”. According to the lady, her biological father was never there with her. To her, her fiancé appeared to have the perfect family with loving parents.
Tragically, while working on her wedding invitations with her fiancé’s mother, she found out that her fiancé’s “father” was actually his step-father. She requested to see a photograph of her fiancé’s biological father and was shocked to see a picture of her own father!
The user said: “I don’t know how I kept from screaming and stayed conscious. I excused myself from the room and promptly threw up.”
She confronted her fiancé and found out that “he’s known for a year but didn’t want to lose [her]”.
Apparently, her fiancé did not find marrying his sister an issue as they did not plan to have a child.
The user added: “I’m betrayed. I’m disgusted. I’m hurt. I’m ashamed. I’m heartbroken. I don’t know what to do”.
Many of the responses the user received were sympathetic. The user was “shocked” that so many of the users who responded “seem to be totally cool” that her fiancé is her half-brother. Nonetheless, she appeared not to be ok with the idea of going ahead with the marriage. She concluded by saying that she would give her biological a father a call.
See: Valerie Siebert, “Woman takes to Reddit to beg users for advice after finding out she her fiancé are HALF SIBLINGS, revealing that her partner has known for a YEAR, but hid the truth for fear of losing her”, Dailymail.com, 14 December 2016
As a family lawyer in Singapore, I have not come across a story as dramatic as the user’s.
Singapore does not allow for marriages within prohibited degrees. Such marriages, if they do happen in Singapore, are deemed to be void.
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