I accidentally married my cousin, neither of us had any idea we were related until after I got pregnant | The Sun

MUM and business owner Marcella Hill revealed the shocking moment she found out she accidentally married her cousin.

She said: “So I’ve never publicly told anyone that I accidentally married my cousin.”


Marcella reveals that the discovery came about when she was looking for baby names whilst she was pregnant.

She said: “So I was sitting on the couch looking for names for the baby that we were about to have and I was on Family Search.”

“Oh look grandpa's name, grandma's name, great grandma's name, great great grandma's name.”

“My husband is next to me on his Family Search and he’s like oh that's funny. We have the same grandma and grandpa's names.”

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“I look at this line and it's all the same as mine.”

Marcella automatically thought her husband was in the wrong Family Search account.

She said: “So I think oh no you're still logged into my account, then we start looking at it.”

“And we realised my grandpa is his grandma are first cousin.”

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“So he calls his grandma and I call my grandpa and we ask them if they know each other.”

“Sure enough, they sure do. They lived together when they we growing up as children.”

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“We are third cousins”

Marcella said: “We have won a prize for being the closest relating in a neighbourhood activity.”

“And when I get to go to my family reunion he gets to go to his too at the same time.”

Marcella’s video went viral with over 1 million views.

The story left viewers shocked and confused.

One user asked: “How didn’t y’all realise this at the wedding?

Marcella replied: “Wedding? What wedding?”

She said: “We got married in a courthouse after work, on a Wednesday.”

Marcella shared some pictures of her and her husband on their wedding day.

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“This is a picture from my wedding day. There we are. Copy machine and the dividers for the offices. And there we are. Against the brick wall in the hallway of the courthouse.”

Marcella asked: “But still. Let's say that we had the wedding and my grandpa and his grandma were there. And we found out that we were 3rd cousins at the wedding.
What were we supposed to do?”


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