A cheating wife has been exposed after DNA tests showed that her twin sons had different fathers, with one belonging to her husband and the other to her secret lover.
The Sun UK reports that the twin boys were born in China to a young couple and the test exposed that the woman had engaged in a one-night stand which resulted in the ‘one-in-a-million’ pregnancy which has left her husband devastated.
The bombshell came to light when the mother requested a paternity test so she could register the twin boys with authorities in Xiamen, China.
According to Xiamen-based newspaper Strait Herald, the father had long wondered why his twins did not look alike after he noticed that one of the infants had different eyes, mouth, and nose and did not resemble him in any way.
The paternity test – a routine part of the city’s legal process – reportedly caused a rift between the couple as the wife accusing her husband of tampering with the results.
However, she eventually confessed she had had a one-night stand with another man.
The dad was quoted as saying:
“I obviously still want my own child, but I’m unwilling to raise someone else’s.”
Doctors said it was a rare case of ‘heteropaternal superfecundation’ when two or more eggs released in the same cycle are fertilised by sperm from different fathers.
The unusual case was made public by the Fujian Zhengtai Judicial Authentication Center in Xiamen.
Ms. Zhang, the Director of the Center said:
“This is a very special case. It means that the woman had sexual relations with two men – and was impregnated by them at the same time. They’re fraternal twins. A very uncommon and rare case.”
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Reproductive scientist Michael Carroll who spoke to The Sun tried to explain how the strange pregnancy could have happened and said:
“Females will have multiple matings with multiple males and this increases the chance of them producing multiple offspring. Heteropaternal superfecundation is rare in humans but common in cats, dogs, and cattle.”