A rare case was reported by city authorities who registered the births in China
a cheating mother was shamed when her affair was exposed after DNA tests showed her twins had different dads, according to reports.
One child was her husband’s but the other was fathered by her secret lover in a “one-in-a-million” double pregnancy.
The Jeremy Kyle-style bombshell came to light when the mother requested a paternity test so she could register the twin boys with authorities in Xiamen, China.
Shock on her! Results showed one boy was not related to the man who had assumed he was
According to Xiamen-based newspaper Strait Herald, the father had long wondered why his twins did not look alike.
One child had different eyes, mouth and nose and did not resemble him in any way. But he never considered the possibility he was not the boy’s natural father.
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.
“I obviously still want my own child, but I’m unwilling to raise someone else’s.” The dad said
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.
She would had to have had sex with both men within a few days at most.
The unusual case was made public by the Fujian Zhengtai Judicial Authentication Center in Xiamen.
Director Ms Zhang 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.” She added:
Chinese social media was awash with theories and predictions about the family’s future.
Medics explain The Event
Reproductive scientist Michael Carroll tried to explain the random event saying that:
Females will have multiple matings with multiple males and this increases the chance of them producing multiple offspring. Michae explained
Doctors said it was a rare case of “heteropaternal superfecundation” when two or more eggs released in the same cycle are fertilized by sperm from different fathers.
Heteropaternal superfecundation is rare in humans but common in cats, dogs and cattle.