Oh man… There are really no words for this. And I think we should all send this woman a friggin’ huge muffin basket.
Before we get all up and arms about this, I have to say that Valeria Sprull proved that her dad and her late husband were one and the same using DNA testing. So this event is real. In the words of Kathy Griffin, “It HAPPENED!”
Here’s the story: Apparently Valeria’s dad hooked up with her mother when she was 15 years old. And when he met up with Valeria later on, he may or may not have known that she was his daughter (apparently he never mentioned the possibility to her). A different article I found about this story reveals some things that make the story even more f*cked up (if that’s even possible!): Apparently a lot of people in her town knew about the true nature of her relationship with her husband, but no one said anything about it. And this is after this lady grew up thinking her real-life grandfather was her father, and that a family friend was her mother. She eventually made amends with her mom, but still! Muffin baskets right now, people!!!
I’ll be honest here: I lost my dad three years ago. He and my mom were very young parents (I was born when my mom was 20 and my dad was 21, and my three brothers were born after that). And while I’ve certainly dated older men (which is something I think every lady should do), at this point in my life I wouldn’t consider dating a guy 20 years my senior. And if my dad was still alive, I’d certainly see all guys in that age group as too similar to my dad for me to be interested in them. Valeria didn’t have that option, and probably won’t go for older men in the same way again. My heart goes out to her.
[via Unicorn Booty]
What’s your reaction to this story? Do you think this happens as rarely as people usually assume?