A 68-year-old Florida lottery winner received a “terrible shock” after learning that he had married his own biological granddaughter. The man and his 24-year-old exotic dancer bride, who live together in Miami after tying the knot three months ago, discovered the unfortunate coincidence as they leafed through one of his old photo albums, the Florida Sun Post reported.
The couple reportedly met through an online dating site. The 68-year-old millionaire somehow attracted the attention of the 24-year-old Florida woman, and they began dating. The couple eventually got married, but three months later they made a shocking discovery that seems stranger than fiction. The woman’s 68-year-old husband turned out to be her estranged grandfather — the father of her own biological dad.
“I just felt strange when I saw her photos [on the site],” the man said. “It was like a sense of déjà vu, but at the time I couldn’t figure out why she seemed so familiar.” The couple insisted, however, that they have no plans to divorce. “If we’d never found out, we would’ve lived out lives happily together, and us being related shouldn’t change that,” the man said.
The man, who wishes not to be identified (neither does the Bride), has said that he doesn’t want to end this marriage. The man has been married two times, and doesn’t want this latest marriage to end in divorce.
The state of Florida appears to draw a clear line with what’s acceptable in regards to incestuous relationships. According to Florida Statute 826.04, anyone who “knowingly marries or has sexual intercourse” with a blood relative of “lineal consanguinity,” has committed the crime of incest, which is a third-degree felony. Persons found guilty of this crime in the Sunshine State, often get short prison sentences and hefty fines.