By GRACE JENNINGS-EDQUIST
Leandro and Adriana have been together for seven years.
Although they’ve never formalised their relationship, they consider themselves married.
The Brazilian couple have a six-year-old daughter and a lot in common, having both grown up without their respective mothers.
But their happy relationship was rocked to the core this month when they discovered the unimaginable: The pair are brother and sister– and the ‘mothers’ that abandoned them as babies are in fact the same woman.
The shock finding emerged last month when Adriana, 39, went searching for her long-lost mother, Maria.
She approached a radio station in her town, Sao Paulo, to ask for help –– and was reunited with her mother live on air. But as the Daily Mail reports, at the end of the interview on Radio Globo‘s ‘The Time Is Now’ programme, Maria revealed she also had a 37-year-old long-lost son.
His name? Leandro.
As Adriana made sense of the news, she began to cry uncontrollably.
“I don’t believe that you’re telling me this. Leandro is my husband,” she sobbed.
“Now I’m scared to go home and find out that Leandro doesn’t want me any more. I love him so much.”
Despite the crushing revelation, the pair — who have not revealed their surnames — decided to stay together.
And as Adriana told Radio Globo yesterday, she believes God wanted her to be with Leandro and that ‘only death is going to separate’ them.
“We thought it was funny that both our mothers had the same name, but it is a common name so we just thought it was a coincidence,” she said.
“At first we were really knocked by it all. But we had a family meeting and told everyone that we are going to stay husband and wife, whatever anyone might think….