After 17 Years of Marriage With Three Children, Couple Discovers They Are Cousins
After undergoing a family tree DNA test, a happily married couple with three kids recounted how they learned they were related.
Colorado natives Celina and Joseph Quinones had been married for more than ten years and had been together for 17 years when Celina made the decision to research her ancestry.
The mother of three had not dug too deeply into her family history when she received a tremendous shock – Joseph was also a distant relative.
She revealed how the couple learned they were more than just husband and wife in a TikTok post under the username @realestatemommas.
“Married my husband in 2006. Not thinking anything of it we had three kids. Come to find out we were related and cousins,” an audio of the video said.
Celina’s video of her discovery of her spouse being her cousin has gained popularity and received four million views. Many viewers have criticized the couple’s continued union, but Celina insists that their love is stronger than ever. She has authored a book about her experiences and encourages other couples to research their ancestry.
“This was three kids in that I found out we were related. I did my DNA test I think in 2016 and yeah it was devastating because I was like “babe we’re related are we even supposed to be together? This is weird”. It truly frightened me.
“I wouldn’t change it for the world… Cousband and wife for life! There is a reason why good couples look alike. I am just over here raising awareness.”
She wrote: ‘My kids and my husband are my everything and we looked past it. All our kids have 10 fingers and 10 toes. It’s a good ice breaker lol.’
In another clip, it is revealed that Celina and Joseph dated for four months before getting engaged and that they had absolutely no notion they were related when they initially started dating.
“17 years with my cousband. No, we didn’t know till we did a DNA test. We had a four-month courtship before we got married. He is still and will be my everything. I ain’t gonna let a little bit of blood destroy what we created, this beautiful family.”
She refuses to be influenced by negative comments and maintains they had no idea about the blood link until the test.
“Let me divorce him because we didn’t know. Let me just tell our kids their parents are not together anymore because of other people’s opinions.
“No thank you we will just be staying cousins, spouses and lovers forever. Now go throw up in your mouth some more.”