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Woman searching for long-lost mother, discovers she married her own brother

India TV News Desk 08 Aug 2014, 18:12:02 PM IST
India TV News Desk
New Delhi: In a strange twist of fate, a Brazilian woman who was looking for her long-lost mother got an even bigger surprise when she discovered she married her brother.

Adriana, who did not want to reveal her surname, could not hold back the tears when she was told that her partner of seven years, Leandro, was in fact her sibling.

The 39-year-old had initially contacted Radio Globo to help find her long-lost mother Maria, who abandoned her when she was a baby.

Her partner had also been searching for his mother, who abandoned him when he was eight.

After the revelation, the couple declared that only death can separate them. "All this happened because God wanted," a Globo radio news report cites Adriana as saying.

Adriana, who is a cosmetic saleswoman, was abandoned while she was one year old and Leandro, who is two years younger, is a truck driver.

Only when he was eight years old, he realised that he was being brought up by his step-mother and that the name of his real mother, who had abandoned him, was Maria.

The couple assumed that the fact that their mother's name was same, was just a coincidence.

Until on the radio show, Adriana's mother told her that she had a son named Leandro.

According to the Globo Radio, Adriana suspects that her mother abandoned them because of mistreatment by her ex-husband.

"He hit women in front of me and even stabbed them," says Adriana.

Many news reports are considering it as a phenomenon of “Genetic Sexual Attraction” that occurs between estranged relatives when they meet for the first time as adults, not knowing they are related.

The couple say they don't blame their mother for abandoning them and plan to meet up with her again soon.