Brazilian woman discovers she's married to half brother - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Brazilian woman finds long-lost mother; discovers she's married to half-brother

A Brazilian woman made a shocking discovery while searching for her birth-mother - that she's been in a 10-year relationship with her half-brother. (Source: Radio Globo screenshot) A Brazilian woman made a shocking discovery while searching for her birth-mother - that she's been in a 10-year relationship with her half-brother. (Source: Radio Globo screenshot)
  • InternationalMore>>

  • North Korean envoy, in South, opens door to US talks

    North Korean envoy, in South, opens door to US talks

    Saturday, February 24 2018 11:15 PM EST2018-02-25 04:15:35 GMT
    Sunday, February 25 2018 4:37 PM EST2018-02-25 21:37:29 GMT
    (Korea Pool/Yonhap via AP). Kim Yong Chol, center, vice chairman of North Korea's ruling Workers' Party Central Committee, arrives to attend the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, at the Korea-transit office near the Demilitarized Zon...(Korea Pool/Yonhap via AP). Kim Yong Chol, center, vice chairman of North Korea's ruling Workers' Party Central Committee, arrives to attend the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, at the Korea-transit office near the Demilitarized Zon...
    North Korean delegation led by a controversial former general arrives in South Korea to attend the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.More >>
    North Korean delegation led by a controversial former general arrives in South Korea to attend the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.More >>
  • Police: Reported explosion in English city a major incident

    Police: Reported explosion in English city a major incident

    Sunday, February 25 2018 4:26 PM EST2018-02-25 21:26:01 GMT
    Sunday, February 25 2018 4:36 PM EST2018-02-25 21:36:54 GMT
    (Gem News via AP). In this image taken from video made available by Gem News, police attend the scene of an incident in Leicester, central England, Sunday Feb. 25, 2018. Police for the English city of Leicester say they are responding to a "major incid...(Gem News via AP). In this image taken from video made available by Gem News, police attend the scene of an incident in Leicester, central England, Sunday Feb. 25, 2018. Police for the English city of Leicester say they are responding to a "major incid...
    Police for the English city of Leicester say they are responding to a "major incident" after receiving reports of an explosion.More >>
    Police for the English city of Leicester say they are responding to a "major incident" after receiving reports of an explosion.More >>
  • White House will see if North Korea is serious about talks

    White House will see if North Korea is serious about talks

    Sunday, February 25 2018 12:45 PM EST2018-02-25 17:45:56 GMT
    Sunday, February 25 2018 4:28 PM EST2018-02-25 21:28:09 GMT
    (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko). Ivanka Trump, left, U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter and Kim Yong Chol, vice chairman of North Korea's ruling Workers' Party Central Committee, right, attend the closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeong...(AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko). Ivanka Trump, left, U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter and Kim Yong Chol, vice chairman of North Korea's ruling Workers' Party Central Committee, right, attend the closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeong...
    The White House says it will see whether North Korea's interest in opening talks with the U.S. marks the first step toward removing nuclear weapons from the Korean Peninsula.More >>
    The White House says it will see whether North Korea's interest in opening talks with the U.S. marks the first step toward removing nuclear weapons from the Korean Peninsula.More >>

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL (RNN) – A Brazilian woman made a shocking discovery while looking for her long-lost mother.

The woman, 39-year-old Adriana, made a plea on a Brazilian radio station in hopes to find her birth-mother and other relatives. All Adriana knew was her first name was Maria, and that she was given away as a 1-year-old as her mother fled a violent relationship.

Adriana was on the Brazilian radio station Radio Globo and its show The Time is Now in Sao Paulo, where they connected her with her mother via telephone.

It was when Adriana asked her mother if she had other children that she made the startling discovery. Her mother gave the name of “Leandro,” a son born two years after Adriana by another man. The radio show’s host, Ron Margrini, asked Leandro, Adriana's husband who was also looking for his birth-mother, what his last name was.

Leandro, 37, turns out to be Adriana’s half-brother. He was also given up as a child. 

"I don't believe that you're telling me this. Leandro is my husband," Adriana said to her mother. 

After she calmed down from her shock, Adriana confessed that she was fearful of this happening because “Maria” appeared as the birth-mother on one of his two birth certificates.

"Now I'm scared to go home and find out that Leandro doesn't want me anymore. I love him so much," Adriana said on air. 

Adriana told Radio Globo that she began her search to erase the doubts that she may have married her relative. It turns out, in fact, that they share a surname – Maria’s.

The couple began their relationship 10 years ago, have been married for seven years and a 6-year-old daughter together. The last names of the couple have been withheld to protect the privacy of their child and their own identities. 

A few days after their initial interview, Adriana and Leandro were interviewed again by Radio Globo, stating that they were still “shaken” by the discovery, but were still committed to their family and relationship and would remain together.

According to Radio Globo, under Brazilian law, their marriage is void because it was not notarized by the government nor was it conducted religiously.

Follow me on Twitter @TanitaG_RNN.

Copyright 2014 Raycom News Network. All rights reserved. 

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Page 13: The importance of the Old Spanish Trail

    Page 13: The importance of the Old Spanish Trail

    Sunday, February 25 2018 4:23 PM EST2018-02-25 21:23:47 GMT
    A new book written by author Dan Ellis details what became known as the Old Spanish Trail. (Source: WLOX)A new book written by author Dan Ellis details what became known as the Old Spanish Trail. (Source: WLOX)

    A new book details what became known as the Old Spanish Trail. In the book, author Dan Ellis uses vintage photographs, maps, and stories to give readers a look at a historic route that spans across the gulf coast region and beyond.

    More >>

    A new book details what became known as the Old Spanish Trail. In the book, author Dan Ellis uses vintage photographs, maps, and stories to give readers a look at a historic route that spans across the gulf coast region and beyond.

    More >>
  • Vancleave church members 'leave the building' to serve community

    Vancleave church members 'leave the building' to serve community

    Sunday, February 25 2018 4:20 PM EST2018-02-25 21:20:59 GMT
    Volunteers prepare a meal in the church kitchen (photo credit: WLOX)Volunteers prepare a meal in the church kitchen (photo credit: WLOX)
    Volunteers prepare a meal in the church kitchen (photo credit: WLOX)Volunteers prepare a meal in the church kitchen (photo credit: WLOX)

    Volunteers and members of Mount Pleasant and Vancleave United Methodist churches are lending a helping hand to those who need it.

    More >>

    Volunteers and members of Mount Pleasant and Vancleave United Methodist churches are lending a helping hand to those who need it.

    More >>
  • Vietnamese community celebrates lunar new year

    Vietnamese community celebrates lunar new year

    Sunday, February 25 2018 11:05 AM EST2018-02-25 16:05:37 GMT
    The Vietnamese Tet celebration ringing in the new year was celebrated Saturday in Biloxi. (Source: WLOX)The Vietnamese Tet celebration ringing in the new year was celebrated Saturday in Biloxi. (Source: WLOX)

    Loud firecrackers, ringing bells, brightly colored costumes and dancing! It was a day of celebration Saturday at the Vietnamese Martyr Catholic Church in Biloxi as people rang in the lunar new year. 

    More >>

    Loud firecrackers, ringing bells, brightly colored costumes and dancing! It was a day of celebration Saturday at the Vietnamese Martyr Catholic Church in Biloxi as people rang in the lunar new year. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly