These 23 People Found Out Shocking Secrets About Family Members


My friend was told his parents died. Turns out his dad is his uncle and the woman who raised him (his “aunt”) is actually his mom. They were brother and sister.


That my “mom” is actually my grandma, my “dad” is my step grandpa, and my “sister” who is 13 years older than me is my mom. And my biological dad was 21 when he got her pregnant.


I had always known that my grandmother, while president of her sorority in college, threw a girl’s application in the sewer because the girl was grossly overweight and socially awkward. Grandma then lied to the rest of the sorority that the wind blew the application into the sewer. Only recently did I learn that the girl whose application she “lost” was Lynda Bird Johnson, the daughter of the president of the United States.


My brother was molested by our 35 year old babysitter when he was 12 or 13. The woman was a close friend of the family and was eventually found out. She was instantly exiled.

Written by Laura McNairy

Laura is a freelance writer for TFLN. She likes to write about what she knows best — dating, sex, and being awkward, but usually in the opposite order. She is the Assistant Editor and videographer for Peach Fuzz, a sex-positive nudie magazine in ATX.