I accidentally married my cousin — but we still had a baby together

I accidentally married my cousin — but we still had a baby together

Marcella Hill, a rising TikTok star known for her health advice videos, has revealed a shocking family secret – she is related to her husband by blood. With almost 300,000 followers on the social media site, Hill decided to share her story in a viral clip posted early last week.

According to Hill, she was pregnant when she made the disturbing discovery. She was looking at her family tree to find an ancestor to name their baby when she came across a shocking revelation.

“I was like, ‘Oh look, grandpa’s name, grandma’s name, great-grandma’s name, great-great-grandma’s name,’” Hill recalled, adding that her husband was next to her on his own family search and was like, ‘Oh that’s funny — we have the same grandma and grandpa’s names. ’”

The couple then compared their family trees and realized that Hill’s grandpa and her husband’s grandmother were actually first cousins. “So he calls his grandma and I call my grandpa and we ask them if they know each other … Sure enough — ‘Sure!’” Hill recalled the relatives’ answers. The confirmation meant that Hill and her hubby are third cousins — and the revelation left them reeling.

Despite the initial shock, the couple has come to accept their familial connection and remain married. Hill even claims there are benefits to being related to her spouse. “We have won a prize for being-the-closest-related-in-a-neighborhood activity,” she joked. “And when I go to my family reunion, he gets to go to his too — at the same time.”

Fans of the TikTok star were stunned by the story, with many saying she should have kept it to herself. However, others claimed the family secret was “no big deal,” with one nonchalantly declaring: “We’re all cousins if you go back far enough.”

It’s worth mentioning that Hill shared a second video saying that she and her husband were married in a small ceremony at a local courthouse so there was never any prior occasion for them to make the familial connection. This means that they got married without knowing they were related by blood.

Marcella and her husband are not alone in this situation as it is not uncommon for people to marry their relatives without knowing it.

In conclusion, Marcella Hill’s revelation may seem shocking to some, but it’s a reminder that many families have secrets and surprises that can be uncovered through genealogy research. The couple’s decision to accept their familial connection and remain married is a testament to the strength of their relationship.

You may also like...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *