A DNA test with his father unearthed a long-buried secret, unintentionally leading to the dissolution of a man’s parents’ 33-year marriage. His discovery, prompted by a discounted deal online, shattered the family’s intention to keep the secret hidden forever. In a shocking move, he chose to share it on social media.
User @throwmeaway29305 on Reddit openly revealed in a detailed thread the unraveling of his intricate family history.
Driven by curiosity about his “ancestry composition,” he stumbled upon discounted DNA kits and decided to buy two – one for himself and one for his father.
Anticipating lighthearted entertainment, the Reddit user quickly submitted the tests, eager for captivating outcomes. However, their hopes were shattered when the ancestry results revealed striking differences, showing they were not as closely related as expected.
He revealed: “The first thing my dad and I did was compare our ancestry composition, and I noticed it was a bit… off to say the least. He is highly British and Irish (most strongly connected to the UK) with a small bit of French and German. I am mostly Scandinavian (most strongly connected to Sweden) with over a quarter French and German and some Italian.”
The father and son were stunned by the jarring truth that they weren’t biologically connected, resulting in the dissolution of their parents’ enduring marital bond.
He was forced to face his oblivious mother, who had remained unaware of the hidden tensions within their family.
“My mum came home, and he confronted her about it,” he shared online. “She lost it and admitted she knew I was some other man’s child all along and would’ve tried to stop us had she known we got the tests.”
After unintentionally playing the role of an internet sleuth, the man revealed that his parent’s divorce was prompted by the discovery of an additional branch in their family tree.
The DNA test uncovered the Reddit user’s biological father and introduced the possibility of a 26.3% DNA match, potentially indicating a half-sibling.
As DNA testing kits become more widespread, stories like these are on the rise. One man’s shocking revelation of four out of five children not being his own highlights the unexpected consequences. Ironically, companies like Ancestry offer discounted kits on Father’s Day, adding an ironic twist.
As online DNA kits continue to spread, stories like these have become more prevalent. Another example involves a man who shockingly learned that four of his five children were not biologically his.