London: A woman has spoken of the horror she felt on discovering her late husband was in fact her father.
Valerie Spruill, 60, from Doylestown, Ohio, only made the horrifying discovery through a DNA test after her husband Percy had died, Daily Mail reports.
Her husband would have been around 15 years of age when she was conceived, reports Akron Beacon Journal.
The confusion occurred because the woman was brought up by her grandparents ever since she was three months old. When she turned 9, she learnt that the person she assumed to be her father was actually her grandfather. And the woman whom she though of as her aunt was actually her mother. But by then, her mother had passed away and she never learnt who her biological father was.
Her husband died when he was 60 years old. But following bizarre rumours about her relationship with her husband, she was finally told the truth by her uncle.
A DNA test confirmed those rumours and she was shocked to learn that the person with whom she had spent her life and who fathered her own three children, was actually her own father as well. She also has eight grandchildren.
She cannot be sure if her husband knew that he had married his own daughter. She feels that he probably knew but did not know how to break the news to her.
The woman had to undergo therapy to handle the horrifying revelation.