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Mom finds out she accidentally married her COUSIN during pregnancy

Utah mom discovers she accidentally married her COUSIN – while she was pregnant with his baby – after realizing they had the same great-grandparents during online baby name search

  • A Utah mom has revealed she found out she ‘accidentally married her cousin’
  • Marcella Hill, 41, said the couple were on the couch looking for baby names
  • They were looking at their grandparents’ names on FamilySearch, realizing they’re the same
  • It turns out Marcella’s grandpa was the first cousin of her husband’s grandma
  • The couple are actually third cousins – and remain married to this day

A Utah mom has revealed the shocking moment she found out she ‘accidentally married her cousin’ – having already fallen pregnant with his baby.

Business owner Marcella Hill, 41, shared the revelation about her and her husband, Tage, to her almost 300,000 followers on TikTok last Monday.

‘So I’ve never publicly told anyone but I accidentally married my cousin,’ she begins the video, which has been viewed almost one million times.

‘I was sitting on the couch looking for names for the baby that we were about to have and I was on [genealogy site] FamilySearch.’

Marcella said she was looking at the names of her grandfather, grandmother, great-grandfather, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother when she realized something was amiss.

Utah business owner and mom Marcella Hill has revealed the shocking moment she found out she ‘accidentally married her cousin’

Marcella pictured with her husband, Tage. The pair have a blended family with four children

‘Husband’s next to me on his own FamilySearch and he’s like, “Oh that’s funny, we have the same grandma and grandpa’s names,’ she said.

‘I look at this line and it’s all the same as mine. So I think, “Oh no no, you’re still logged into my account.”

‘Then we start looking at it and we realize my grandpa is his grandma’s first cousin.’

The couple then called their respective grandparents to ask them if they knew each other. As it turns out, their suspicions were right on the money – and the couple soon learned that they actually have the same great-great-grandparents, making them third cousins.

‘Sure enough, sure do. They lived together when they were growing up as children,’ Marcella said.

‘We (Marcella and her husband) are third cousins.’ 

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She said she found while she and her husband were looking for baby names while she was pregnant

The couple on their wedding day. They got ‘married at a courthouse after work on a Wednesday’

The couple (pictured) realized while comparing the names of their grandparents and great-grandparents they were cousins. ‘My grandpa is his grandma’s first cousin,’ she said

Marcella revealed they had previously won a prize for ‘being the closest related in a neighborhood activity.’

‘And when I go to my family reunion, he gets to go to his too at the same time,’ she added.

Some people questioned how the couple didn’t find out before that moment.

‘How didn’t y’all realize this at the wedding?’ one person queried.

Another added: ‘Wait how did y’all not know this beforehand?! Your grandparents weren’t at the wedding?’

Marcella responded to these comments in another TikTok video, saying: ‘We got married at a courthouse after work on a Wednesday.’

She continued: ‘Let’s say we had the wedding, and my grandpa and his grandma were there, and we found out that we were third cousins at the wedding, what were supposed to do?’

But others didn’t really see the big deal, considering they were third cousins.

The mom while she was pregnant. She also revealed their grandparents ‘lived together when they were growing up as children’

The couple have been married for more than 10 years. Social media users were confused as to way they hadn’t found out before this

‘That’s far enough apart lol. Crazy coincidence though,’ one TikTok user said.

‘3rd cousins are pretty far removed,’ someone else wrote.

Another joked: ‘Say you’re from Utah without saying you’re from Utah.’

A handful of social media users also thought Marcella should have kept this piece of news to herself.

‘I think you should have just not told anyone,’ one person said.

And it also appears Marcella isn’t the only one to accidentally marry a distant relative.

‘Ancestry taught my husband and I that we are 8th cousins. Barely count as cousins but still was a shock,’ a TikTok user wrote.

‘My husband’s parents were 5th cousins. I laughed when I heard this from his mom (don’t think she liked my laugh),’ another said.

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