A couple who has been married for 10 years and share three children were stunned after learning that they’re related through a DNA test.
The couple, Celina and Joseph Quinones interviewed with People after they shared their odd news on TikTok last month.
Celina discussed TikTok users’ reactions after sharing the news on the platform. She told the magazine,
“There’s a lot of negative comments, it’s horrible. People keep asking, ‘Why would you do that? Why would you post this?’ But I take everything with a grain of salt. I’m a realtor, so I’m used to getting badgered all the time, so I’m like, ah, it’s nothing.”
In the clip uploaded to TikTok, she said she and her husband tied the knot back in 2006 and had three children. She revealed that they took a DNA test in 2016. Celina then went on to say,
“Come to find out we were related and cousins. … I feared this when I was looking into our tree… DNA doesn’t lie.“
The woman told the outlet,
“We ended up having our wedding, and even then, our grandmas seemed to be a lot alike, and they got along, but still, nothing clicked.”
“I ordered the DNA tests. They came in, and sure enough, we did our swabs, put them in the mail, and off they went. Then we got the results back, and I searched the family tree DNA—another part of the search—and saw him pop up there. And I go, ‘Oh no,'”
Celina thinks that she and her husband are somewhere in between second to seventh cousins, and the closest family member they share could be a great-grandparent.
She revealed that when she first learned about the news, she became depressed; however, after realizing that she and her husband had three healthy children, he reassured her and they decided to stay together.
#clique, what are your thoughts?