A South African “engaged” couple who dated for five years and are expecting their first child were have been left in turmoil after they found out that they were brother and sister, separated after their parents’ bitter divorce. They discovered the truth when they wanted to introduce their single parent families to each other before they got  married.


They had been separated as children and raised independently after their mother and father went through a bitter divorce in 1983.

The pair grew up 80km (50miles) apart in separate towns in South Africa’s eastern Mpumalanga province. By chance, they met again at university in 2007 and the woman said it was ‘love at first sight’.

Source: www.metro.co.uk


The woman told the Sowetan newspaper that she was devastated by the revelation.


She said: ‘It was love at first sight. We were studying together at Tshwane University of Technology in Nelspruit.

‘When I first saw him, we connected. We fell in love and since that day, we never looked back.

‘All we wanted to do was just to have a family and many kids.

‘So you can imagine how shocked we were when they broke the news. We are going to have a child together. We do not know what we will tell him when he grows up.’

The couple said they had decided to split after hearing the news and were discussing how to handle the shock with their separated parents.

The man added: ‘We can’t think straight at the moment and will just take everything one step at a time.’

Source: www.dailymail.co.uk


Morale of the story – Parents, please tell your kids if they have siblings!