9 People Share How Weird It Is When An Ex Marries A Family Member


Love is strange. And sometimes love gets kicked out the front door, sneaks in the back door and starts living in the room next to you.

Go grab a drink, kick back and marvel at these 9 wonderfully weird tales of all those exes just wouldn’t go away. In fact, they stayed for good.

9. Okay, I Need More Explanation

My great (x4) grandmother had three husbands, and the 2nd husband was the father of the 3rd. So when her second husband was murdered she married his son, and they raised 10 kids. 4 of whom where the bio siblings of husband number 3. (5 were his and one from 1st marriage)

Cecelia married Charles and they had one child before Charles drowned. Cecelia then married Richard, whom she had 4 more children with before he was murdered by natives during the colonization of my country (NZ).

Now, Richard had one more child from his first marriage called John. When Richard died John then married his step mother Cecelia, and had 5 children with her.

Cecelia had ten children all up, 1 from husband number 1, 4 from H2 (Johns half siblings) and 5 from H3 (John). Age wise I’m not sure about H1, but H2 was around 15 years older than Cecelia, and H3 was 8 years younger, 19 to Cecelia’s 27 when they married.

I know all this because we’re having a family reunion next month and we’re making a short documentary on the family history.

8. What’s In A Name?

I dated a woman for a couple of months many years ago, then broke up with her. However, she adored my family, so she continued to hang around with them – parents, brothers, etc. Fast forward 10 years, and she’s dating my younger brother, and I have to invite them TO MY WEDDING. Fast forward another year or two, and THEY get married… so now my ex-GF is my sister-in-law.


I am named after my father (like a junior), so I should give my son the same, right? Like Taylor. Except I decide not to. He can become his own man, instead of living in his dad’s/granddad’s shadow.

So THEY name their first son Taylor. That’s right. My nephew has MY name. My ex-GF now shrieks my name every time Lil’ Taylor gets into trouble.

That is NOT how I wanted that break-up to go AT ALL.

7. All In The Family

My family has a great confusing example of this!

My mom is the youngest of 5, with 4 older brothers. My oldest uncle, Ken, dated a woman named Vicky. They broke up. Then my second oldest uncle, Jim, started dating Vicky. This was awkward. But my Uncle Ken got over it by dating Vicky’s younger sister Linda.

So now my Uncle Ken is married to Linda, his ex girlfriend’s (Vicky) sister. And my Uncle Jim is married to Vicky, my Uncle’s Ken’s ex and my Aunt Linda’s sister.

It’s ridiculous. No one cares, though. It was like 45 years ago. But it’s still pretty funny that my brother uncles are married to my sister aunts, one of whom dated both of my uncles.