DNA Test Shockingly Changes One Man's Entire Family History.
"Well, arrivederci family heritage. And buongiorno Ashkenazi Judaism!"
TheAtomicPlayoboy's results showed him that he wasn't Italian, at all, actually. Instead, the results said that he was Jewish! Whoa, someone definitely had a bit of explaining to do.
"I called my dad and shared the news."
"He admitted that the rest of the family had teased him and called him a “bastard” growing up because all the other men in the family had straight black hair and he has tight, curly hair. He also told me that he discovered his mom had an affair with a Jewish man while married to my grandpa but he never believed it was really true," he explained on Reddit.
Apparently, his father had been avoiding the DNA test all these years because it "was easier not to know."
"Now we’re trying to decide how to confront his mom (my grandma), and if we should share the news with the rest of the family. He’s taking it a lot harder than me. Understandably, he wants to know who his real father might be," the Reddit user explained.
It really is a sticky situation, but surprisingly, TheAtomicPlayboy shared the entire experience on Reddit.
And people ate it right up. Some people told similar DNA testing stories. Others welcomed him to being Jewish! It may have come as a complete surprise, but the test provided answers to questions that the TheAtomicPlayboy didn't even know that he had.
One person commented: "I took the Ancestry test and found out I’m 51% Ashkenazi Jewish as well..."
"Which meant the man I thought was my father, wasn’t. So I’m now searching for who he is. At 33 years old, it sucks but I’m glad to know now before I have kids and hope I can learn something about my new found heritage to pass along to them."
Another person wrote: "I work at AncestryDNA. This actually happens all the time."
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