18-year-old who plans to marry her father: ‘Everybody just needs to deal with it’

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

An 18-year-old woman from the Great Lakes region plans to marry her once-estranged father and move to New Jersey, where she says adult incest is legal, according to a recent magazine interview.

New York magazine did a Q&A with the woman, who hadn’t seen her father in 12 years before reuniting with him. According to the report, she was immediately attracted to her father upon meeting him again.

The unnamed couple’s relationship falls under what is known as Genetic Sexual Attraction, a term coined in the ’80s.

New York magazine notes despite the acknowledgement of Genetic Sexual Attraction, these types of relationships are still widely considered taboo — perhaps even more so when the relationship is between a father and daughter.

The daughter told New York magazine she and her father have been dating for nearly two years. She said she lost her virginity to him just days after reuniting with him.

The woman also said she and her father plan to have an unconventional wedding, in New Jersey, with a black and purple color scheme — and the both of them wearing Converse tennis shoes.

She said she plans to have a large family and isn’t worried about her children suffering from any potential ill effects from incest.

When it comes to taboo or potential stigma surrounding her relationship, “Everybody just needs to deal with it,” the woman said.

See a mistake? Report a typo.

Latest News

More News

National News

More National

Washington D.C.

More Washington DC

Your Local Election HQ

More Your Local Election HQ

Latest News

More News


KFOR Podcasts

More Podcasts

Follow @KFOR on Twitter