Recently, we were all shocked to find out about the Ohio woman who unwittingly married her father. Valerie Spruill made headlines when she went public with her discovery that her dead husband had actually been her biological father. While Valerie says she had no idea while married to him that he was her dad, she suspects that he may have known. That's bizarro enough, but now comes another tale of incestuous love, this one from Britain.
In this case, the daughter does know her lover is her father. And he knows his lover is his daughter. Both of them have already been arrested over their affair. Yet, they can't seem to lose that lovin' feelin'.
Growing up, Nicola Yates never really had a dad. Her biological father, Andrew Butler, left the family when Nicola was barely out of toddlerhood. But at 20, Nicola decided she wanted a "proper" relationship with her father, so she began the process of tracking him down, despite her mother's objections.
Soon Nicola's mother, Katrina, realized that the new guy Nicola was living with, whom she hadn't introduced the family to, was actually her ex-husband, who is Nicola's father. She discovered this when Nicola's step-sister found compromising pics of Nicola and Andrew on Nicola's cellphone. Says Nicola's mom: "I couldn't believe it. I was devastated. I could see the evidence but I wouldn't believe that it was real."
Nicola and Andrew lived together as boyfriend and girlfriend for several years. Reportedly, Nicola even became pregnant, but the child was aborted. Eventually, Katrina told police about their illicit relationship. Andrew was jailed for 10 months and had to register as a sex offender. Nicola was given a suspended sentence.
But as soon as Andrew got out, Nicola, now 28, disappeared and cut off contact with her family. Her mother believes that's because she's back with her father slash BF. Nicola is clearly a woman with severe daddy issues.
The judge who sentenced them said that he recognizes that their relationship had "genuine affection." But he says that Andrew is "manipulative" and Nicola is "immature." Ya think?!!!
Remember what Woody Allen said when he admitted having an affair with his girlfriend Mia Farrow's adopted daughter, Soon-Yi. He said, "The heart wants what it wants. There's no logic to those things."
Shudder. I'd say the logic is clear for most of us. But, for the sake of argument, since Nicola and her father are both of legal age and consenting, and were of legal age and consenting when the relationship began, should they be left alone, especially if they agree not to breed?
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