Woman admits she cheated on her husband after DNA tests reveal one of her newborn twins is from another father
Mother in China confesses she had had a one-night stand after the DNA tests proved that one of her twins did not belong to her husband.
A woman in China had to let the cat out of the bag when she reportedly gave birth to twin boys from two different fathers.
According to a news item in a Chinese newspaper, the young mother admitted she had cheated on her husband in a one-night stand after the result of a DNA test indicated thus, Daily Mail reports. The test results led the husband to pester his wife repeatedly for the truth after he felt strange that one of the boys bore no resemblance to him.
According to the Strait Herald, the story came to the fore when the couple from China's Xiamen city were required to register the birth of their twin sons at the local police station early last year. They had to produce the results of a paternity test to prove that the babies were theirs in order to complete the said registration.
While the husband, known by a pseudonym Xialong, wondered why one of his sons didn't look like him at all, he was stunned to see the DNA results. According to a director at the Fujian Zhengtai Forensic Identification Centre, one of the boys did not have any biological relationship with the father.
Director Zhang, whose center arranged the paternity test for the couple, said the DNA report had infuriated Xiaolong, who went and confronted his wife about the same. While at first the wife denied having an affair and accused her husband of deliberately manipulating the results, she later admitted she had slept with another guy in a one-night-stand.
The report also stated that the father was happy to raise his own child, but not the one from another individual. Xiaolong was the victim of an extremely rare occurrence known as heteropaternal superfecundation, wherein twins are born with different fathers after the woman has had sex with two different men within a day before or after ovulation for both eggs to be fertilized.
According to The Guardian, previous studies have suggested the chance of such a conception could be between one in 400 pairs and one in 13,000 pairs. While similar stories have been reported before in China, experts say it is hard to calculate the exact odds of the phenomenon.
Such a conception is rare but not impossible. In 2009 Texas mom Mia Washington having a similar case. Washington admitted to having an affair at the time she conceived, and after she and her partner realized her children had very different features, she decided to have them tested.
"I have twins, but they're by different fathers," Washington told Fox News. "Out of all people in America and of all people in the world, it had to happen to me. I'm very shocked."