Yikes, talk about keeping it in the family. Tiktok creator, Marcella Hill, who shares health advice on the platform, definitely stunned her followers when she revealed a very shocking secret. What is the secret? Well, she found out that she and her husband are blood-related. Yes, apparently he’ll accidentally marry her cousin. OY VEY.
“So I’ve never told anyone publicly that I accidentally married my cousin,” Hill shared in a now-viral TikTok. She explained that she didn’t find out until she actually became pregnant and the couple began looking for good names for the baby using the Hill’s Family tree.
“I was like, ‘Oh look, grandpa’s name, grandma’s name, great-grandma’s name, great-great-grandma’s name…’ My husband was next to me on his own family search and was like, ‘Oh that’s funny — we have the same grandma and grandpa’s names,'” the Utah mom recalled.
That’s when they both decided to do a little bit of research and she and her husband began comparing family trees, noticing that her grandfather and her husband’s grandmother were first cousins.
“So he calls his grandma and I call my grandpa and we ask them if they know each other,” she stated — and “sure enough,” they actually did! Yes, that means that the married couple is actually third cousins. Talk about having a bad day.
Eventually, apparently, the couple accepted the news over time and Jill even joked that there are actual benefits to being related.
“ We have won a prize for being the closest related in a neighborhood activity. and when I go to my family reunion, he gets to go to his too at the same place,” she went on to joke. As expected the comments were very brutal but some laughed at the silly situation.
“That’s far enough apart, lol. Crazy coincidence though, lol,” one person stated. “I know multiple 2-4th cousins so for me that’s odd but it’s not a big deal. Surprised you didn’t find out before the wedding,” another noted.
Still, several had questions about the ordeal, with one user saying, “Did your grandparents not come to your wedding or any other family events before you were married?” “No grandparents around while you were dating? Or at the wedding?” another asked.
Which in all honestly they do have a point, did the family not know that they were related? I don’t know, it seems fishy to me. Still, I don’t know how I would feel if I found out my husband was my cousin. You be you, I guess.