UPDATED! Millionaire Accidentally Marrying His Granddaughter Is Actually A Hoax

And they have no plans to divorce.
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UPDATED 10/04/2016 5 p.m.: Oops! Mashable reveals the story below is actually a hoax. Read up on their investigation here.


Just three months into their marriage, a Florida couple got the surprise of their lives after discovering that the bride was the groom's biological granddaughter.

According to the Florida Sun Post, the couple—who have requested to remain anonymous—came to the startling discovery while looking through the 68-year-old's photo albums, which included pictures of his first wife and their children. His 24-year-old wife instantly recognized one of the children as her estranged father, who she says kicked her out of the house when she was a teenager after she'd accidentally gotten pregnant.

As the husband explained to the Florida Sun Post, he and his first wife had gone through a terrible split, and when she left him, she took their kids with her and moved to an undisclosed location. Despite his many efforts to find them, he was never able to, and eventually, he got remarried and started a new family with his second wife. However, that marriage also ended messily—but in a stroke of luck two years later, the 68-year-old ended up winning "several million dollars" in the lottery.

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He soon decided he was ready for love again, and after signing up for a dating website, he came across his future wife's profile.

"I just felt strange when I saw her photos," 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."

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Despite finally figuring it out, however, the couple have decided to stay together, and have no plans of getting divorced.

“If we’d never found out, we would’ve lived out lives happily together, and us being related shouldn’t change that,” the 68-year-old said

"Every couple is different and special in their own ways," his wife added.

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This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors. 

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