An article in The Mirror reports the tragic consequences of a DNA test after a woman finds out that her boyfriend is actually her biological nephew.
The 32-year-old woman had been dating her boyfriend Miguel for a few years. They already had a son and the woman was now pregnant with their daughter.
As a child, Miguel had been adopted and he had always been interested in finding out the identity of his birth parents. Thus, his girlfriend had him take a home DNA test.
He found out the name of his birth mother. She was named Vanessa.
The woman also had a sister named Vanessa who ran away from home at the age of 15. But the couple did not put two and two together until she did her own DNA test and the results came back conclusive that the Vanessas in both their lives were the one and the same.
Now, the woman is distraught. She is afraid that her children will be affected by their shared genetic history.
A doctor confirmed that the children were healthy and nothing was wrong with them.
However, the discovery of the DNA results has caused a rift between the woman and Miguel.
She decided to share her story on social media where it was also reported in an article in The Mirror.
Most of the advice she received from online commenters was to move on with her life and to try and forget the DNA results. They did not need to reveal it to anyone.
One commenter said what many felt was the right thing to do,
"Remove your data from the DNA website. It is up to you. The main problem is genetic and you are fine on that one.
"You have children together so you will always be connected with him, so you cannot exactly ignore him anyway.